UNESCO/ Poland Co-Sponsored Fellowships for Developing Countries

The Polish National Commission for UNESCO and the UNESCO Chair for Science, Technology and Engineering at the AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow are placing at the disposal of UNESCO a number of fellowships programmes starting on 1st October 2016 for the benefit of certain Member States. Beneficiaries of the fellowships will be given the opportunity to undertake an individual research programme in the field of Science, Technology and Engineering.

Scholarship Summary  
|Level: Postgraduate (Research) |Institution(s): AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow; Poland
|Location: Europe |Field(s): Science, Technology, Engineering
|Target: All |Deadline(s): 14 April, 2017

The UNESCO/Poland Co-Sponsored Fellowships is offered with a view to promoting human resource capacities in the developing countries and to enhancing international understanding and friendship among nations and the people of Poland.

Under this scholarship, the Polish Authorities provides Free tuition and access to university facilities (accommodation at the AGH UST Student Campus organised for fellows by the UNESCO AGH Chair), Monthly allowance, and A one especial allowance (paid upon arrival in Poland). No provision to finance or lodge family members is made.

In addition, UNESCO will provide International travel expenses (by the most direct, economical route) from the beneficiary’s country to and from Poland , and Health insurance for fellowship beneficiaries who are declared medically fit.

There are 35 fellowships positions available, lasting for 6 months.


Only citizens of the invited Member States (list of invited member state) are entitled to submit applications.

The required qualifications for each field of research (project) are varied depending on the particular area offered. Please see the attached annexes to the official letter of announcement, click here to download the attached annex III (pdf).

How to apply for the UNESCO/ Poland Co-Sponsored Fellowships for Developing Countries

Candidatures should be submitted by the invited Member States. Original applications in duplicate must be channelled through the National Commission for UNESCO of the candidate’s country and communicated to Mr Stoyan Bantchev, Chief, Participation programme and Fellowships Section, by 14 April 2017 at the latest (GMT +01:00)  to UNESCO mailing address. An advance copy of the application should be sent by fax (33.1) or by e-mail unesco3(at)agh.edu.pl; s.bantchev(at)unesco.org; b.qin@unesco.org and l.zas-friz@unesco.org. Applications should have imperatively the following attachments in DUPLICATE.

(i)  UNESCO fellowships application forms, including medical certificate, ALL four (4) pages duly completed in English using capital letter (illegible documents will be eliminated from the procedure, hand writing form must include capital letter only);

(ii) Two photographs attached to the applications (4×6 cm);

(iii) Certified copies (in English) of Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree/ PhD obtained; and,

(iv) UNESCO certificate of language knowledge, duly completed by a relevant authority, if the mother tongue of the candidate is not English.

(v) Two letters of recommendation from someone related to the candidate’s work, as well confirming the candidate’s qualifications.

(vi) The endorsed candidates should register themselves to the Fellowship e-registration system available on the page: http://www.unesco.agh.edu.pl/en/.

For further information regarding this co-sponsored fellowship programme, kindly visit the UNESCO website for complete information.

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