International students who wish to study in Poland and want to avoid costs of education can apply for various scholarships which either exempt them from paying a tuition fee or serve as a financial support in covering their living expenses in Lodz.


Foreigners of Polish origin applying for a scholarship awarded by the Government of the Republic of Poland should contact the Polish Embassy or the Polish Consulate at their permanent place of residence to receive further information concerning the scholarship.

Students who are holders of the Polish Government Scholarship, may receive the following benefits in the course of their education in the Republic of Poland on a one-time basis:

  • relocation allowance during the first year of studies,
  • hardship allowance,
  • allowance for diploma thesis preparation.


Foreigners of Polish origin may also apply for a fellowship funded by:

Students who are Belarusian citizens are entitled to apply for the Konstanty Kalinowski Scholarship. This refers to Belarusian citizens who have matriculation certificates but could not commence or continue studies at Belarusian universities due to political or other reasons. Details related o the conduct of entrance examinations and organization of a preparatory course are given by the Centre for East European Studies (Studium Europy Wschodniej).

Candidates who are not of Polish origin may, at the appropriate Polish Embassy, obtain information on inter-governmental agreements, thanks to which students are entitled to receive co-financing or commence studies without fees and scholarship benefits (free-of-charge studies).

Information on this issue may also be obtained at the Bureau for Academic Recognition and International Exchange.

Please note that you may visit us under Mobility Direct framework, which is a bilateral exchange program. It gives students from partner institutions from non-European Union members (literally: from everywhere in the world) an opportunity to study with us for one semester as exchange students with no tuition fee at all.

The University of Lodz also participates in mutual study programmes with other higher institutions in Asia and Africa. They are 2+2 programmes or 1+2, etc. where the students start their studies in their home university and finish at the University of Lodz. Students receive two diplomas: from their home institution, and a Polish diploma.

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