UNESCO/Poland Co-Sponsored Fellowship in Engineering for Developing Countries 2024

With a view to promoting human resource capacities in the developing countries and to enhancing international understanding and friendship among nations and peoples , the Polish National Commission for UNESCO and the UNESCO Chair for Science, Technology, and Engineering at the AGH University of Krakow (Poland) are placing at the disposal of UNESCO thirty (30) fellowships for the benefit of a number of developing Member States .

Beneficiaries of these fellowships will be given the opportunity to undertake an individual research programme in the field of Science, Technology and Engineering for a duration of 6 months between 1 October 2024 and 31 March 2025

UNESCO/Poland Co-Sponsored Fellowships

Application DeadlineMay 10, 2024
Funding TypeFully Funded
Country to studyPoland
GenderMen and Women

Benefits of UNESCO/Poland Co-Sponsored Fellowships

Facilities Offered by the Polish authorities

  • Free tuition and access to the university facilities based on the local regulations.
  • Monthly allowance of 1800 PLN for BSc degree students and 2200 PLN for MSc degree students (1 USD = approximately 4 PLN). All living expenses and accommodation in Poland are to be borne by the fellow with this allowance; 
  • A one-time special allowance of 1800 PLN for BSc degree students or 2200 PLN for MSc degree students to be paid upon arrival in Poland (for 6 months stay period). This sum will cover different activities related to your stay in Krakow, such as an obligatory medical check-up upon arrival (in accordance with the internal regulations for all students); cultural, historical and/or touristic visits, conferences, workshops, and seminars related to your studies.

Facilities Offered by UNESCO

  • International travel expenses (by the most direct, economical route): from the beneficiary’s country to and from Poland will be covered by UNESCO;
  • Health insurance for fellowship beneficiaries who are declared medically fit: UNESCO fellowship holders may be covered by a health insurance policy, taken-out by the Organization for the duration of fellowship. UNESCO will subscribe the health insurance on behalf of awarded fellows and cover the cost incurred.;
  • One-time special pocket allowance of US$120 (one hundred and twenty US dollars).

Requirements for UNESCO/Poland Co-Sponsored Fellowships

  •  Applicants must hold the Bachelor’s or M.Sc. degrees.
  • Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.
  • Candidates should have a Bachelor of Eng (B.Eng) or a Master of Engineering (M.Eng) degree,
  • Be proficient in reading and writing in English
  • No more than 40 year-old

Application Documents

  1. UNESCO fellowships application form, including medical certificate, All 4 pages duly completed in English using capital letter (illegible documents will be eliminated from the evaluation procedure, and hand writing form must be written in capital letters only);
  2. A copy of the identity photo of the applicant;
  3. Certified copies (in English) of Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree/ PhD obtained (candidates should have completed and obtained the degrees before applying for this fellowships programme, and the presented degrees shall meet the requirements and regulations of European Union);
  4. UNESCO certificate of language knowledge, duly completed by a relevant authority, if the mother tongue of the candidate is not English; and
  5. Two letters of recommendation from someone related to the candidate’s work, as well confirming the candidate’s qualifications. 

Application Deadline

May 10, 2024

How to Apply

Before you start your application, please check Annex I (List of Invited Member States) and Annex IV to make sure your country (nationality) is eligible for your intended project/field of research.

Step 1:
Read carefully Annex II (Terms and Conditions) and Annex III (List of fields of researches & projects and their respective criteria) for the 2024 edition of UNESCO/Poland Co-Sponsored Fellowships in Engineering) to understand the requirements for eligible candidatures and the procedures for application submission.

Step 2:
Contact the National Commission for UNESCO of your country to enquire the application procedures at national level. Click here for the contact information of the National Commissions for UNESCO.

Step 3:
Prepare your application, including the following supporting documents to the National Commissions of your country of Origin as mentioned in the Annex II:

Step 4:
Submit your application with all the supporting documents mentioned above to the National Commission for UNESCO of your country.

NOTE: As National Commission for UNESCO of the invited countries will select and transmit the applications of nominated candidates to UNESCO Paris Headquarter by 10 May 2024 at the latest, applicants are advised to submit their application to the National Commissions as early as possible.

Step 5:
As soon as you are informed by the National Commission for UNESCO of your country that you are endorsed and nominated as a candidate for this programme, you should submit your application by email to to [email protected] (with [email protected] and [email protected] in copy) and then complete and submit the online information sheet at this link

For more details,visit UNESCO website

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