This scholarship supports semester and year long Polish language studies during academic year October 2013 - June 2014 at the Center of Polish Language and Culture in the World at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow. Funding is provided jointly by the Polish Ministry of Education and the Kosciuszko Foundation. The Scholarship includes acceptance to the program, a tuition waiver and a Ministry stipend in the amount of 1,350 zloty per month for housing and living expenses. Additional funding of $900 per semester is awarded by the Kosciuszko Foundation. Airfare to and from Poland is not included.
For an overview of the program please see the link Polish for Foreigners. The catalog includes an academic calendar, list of courses, information on housing, the university's grading system, and more. Pages 1-31 are in English.
Polish for Foreigners 2012-2013 (PDF 445KB)
Undergraduate sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students who have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and who are US citizens may apply. Students who have Polish citizenship are not eligible.
Selection is based on academic excellence, motivation for pursuing Polish studies, interest in Polish subjects and involvement in the Polish American community.
Note: Kosciuszko Foundation's application instructions are slightly different than the instructions on the application form. Follow all directions listed here.
Submit a non-refundable application fee of $50 and the following materials:
Please note that e-mailed and faxed materials will not be considered.
The Kosciuszko Foundation cannot confirm receipt of materials by phone.
Submit all materials to:
Year Abroad Program
Kosciuszko Foundation, Inc.
15 East 65th Street
New York, NY 10065
Tel. (212) 734-2130 ext. 210
Deadline Date: Scholarship application and essay are due on January 5, 2013; supporting materials are due on January 15, 2013.
Scholarship decisions are made in writing on or about June 15, 2012. In case of a delay in notification, information will post to this page. A time-line of important dates for the 2013-2014 Year Abroad Scholarship program is available here.
Please inform the Grants Department of any changes in contact information. Updates may be sent via e-mail to Addy@thekf.org
Information posted below is for Kosciuszko Foundation's 2012-2013 scholarship recipients.