Vistula University

scholarships

Vistula University offers a scholarship system that will allow you to reduce the cost of learning. You can apply for financial support from the funds allocated for this purpose in the state budget in the form of: social scholarships, scholarships for the best students granted by rector, a special scholarship for the disabled, a Minister’s scholarship for outstanding achievements, and grants.

Pursuant to Art. 43 section 2 of the Act on Higher Education law, the following individuals have the right to undertake and undergo education and take part in research and development on the same terms as Polish citizens:

  • Foreigners who have been granted permission to settle;
  • Foreigners who have the status of a refugee conferred in the Republic of Poland;
  • Foreigners enjoying temporal protection on the territory of Poland;
  • Migrating workers being citizens of a member state of EU or EFTA  (parties to the contract on the European Economic Area), and their families living on the territory of the Republic of Poland;
  • Foreigners who, on the territory of the Republic of Poland, have been granted a long-term resident’s permit;
  • Foreigners who, on the territory of the Republic of Poland, have been granted a temporary residence permit referred to in Art 53 section 1 items 7, 13, 14 of the Foreigners Act of 13 June 2003 (Dz. U. No. 128, item 1175, as amended 1).

 

All individuals in question in Art. 43 section 2 may seek financial assistance, to which Polish citizens are entitled (such as need-based grants, special grants for disabled students, rector’s scholarships for academic merit, doctoral scholarships, and hardship benefits).

Citizens of EU or EFTA states – parties to the contract on the European Economic Area – and their family members having financial funds necessary to cover the cost of living during the course of studies may undertake and undergo studies, doctoral studies, and other forms of education, and may take part in research and development either on the same terms as citizens of a third state or on the same terms as Polish citizens.

If these individuals are admitted to studies on the same terms as Polish citizens, then they will not have the right to seek financial assistance on social grounds, such as need-based grants, special grants for disabled students, and hardship benefits. However, they may apply for rector’s scholarships for academic merit and doctoral scholarships.

 

Holders of a valid Pole’s Card [Karta Polaka] have the right to undertake and undergo studies (education) on the same terms as Polish citizens, and therefore may seek any kind of financial assistance, to which Polish students and graduate students are entitled, or in the mode and terms different than these concerning Polish citizens. While undertaking and undergoing studies on the terms different than these concerning Polish citizens (e.g. as Polish side scholars), they do not have the right to apply for grants payed by universities from a budget subsidy for irreclaimable financial help for students and graduate students.

Foreigners matriculated on the same terms as Polish citizens, who, in accordance with the Act on Higher Education law, have the right to claim financial help for students, shall submit the following documents:

  • Request for a need-based grant – available on www.vistula.edu.pl in student<grants section)
  • In the request, the student writes down family members and information about their occupation (CAUTION! Student’s family members are the following: the student, parents/legal guardians of the student, siblings of the student until they are 18 or 26 under the condition that they study, or disabled siblings regardless of their age; student’s spouse; student’s children until they are 18 or 26 under the condition that they study, or disabled children regardless of their age).

It is important to write down the income of all adult family members of all sources of revenue for the fiscal year preceding the academic year, and attach the following certificates:

  1. Income assessable based on applicable law, including income from business activity – if a family member has not submitted the income statement – a certificate confirming this fact, and the certificate of income issued by the employer (all documents should be translated by a sworn translator for the Polish language). If the student stayed on the territory of the Republic of Poland in the fiscal year preceding the academic year, also from the Polish IRS.
  2. Income from business activity taxed as flat fee or fixed amount tax – giving real annual amount of earned net income from this source (attachments 1, 3);
  3. Other revenues, such as maintenance, income from the agricultural farm, job outside Poland’s borders (certificate of non-taxable income – attachment 4);
  4. Certificate of studies of siblings at the age of 18–26; together with the translation made by a sworn translator for the Polish language;
  5. The student’s or a family member’s Certificate of Farm Ownership, together with information from proper office about the rules of calculating farm income, together with the translation made by a sworn translator for the Polish language.
  6. Decree of divorce in the case of divorce of the student or student’s parents; together with the translation made by the sworn translator for the Polish language;
  7. Abridged Copy of a Death Certificate in the case of death of one or both parents together with the translation made by the sworn translator for the Polish language;
  8. Full birth certificate if the father of the student is unknown, together with the translation made by the sworn translator for the Polish language;

In the certificate of income, one should mention all changes in family income in the fiscal year preceding the academic year, and after this year, i.e. income earned and forgone (attachment 1.2).

INCOME EARNED AND FORGONE

Family income can be reduced by forgone income or increased by earned income. This fact should be additionally documented with the certificate of the amount of earned or forgone monthly net income.

The following circumstances are perceived as the loss of income:

  1. Obtaining the right to the child care leave,
  2. Losing the right to income support or scholarships for the unemployed,
  3. Losing employment or any other gainful activity, except the work performed on the basis of the task-specific contract,
  4. Losing pre-retirement pension, pre-retirement benefit, teacher compensation, retirement or disability pension, family pension, or social pension, except pensions granted to farmers in relation to transferring or leasing an agricultural enterprise,
  5.  Deregistering or suspending non-agricultural activity, within the meaning of Art. 14a section 1d of the Act on Freedom of Business Activity of 2 July 2004,
  6.  Losing sickness benefit, rehabilitation benefit, or maternity allowance, to which the student or a family member is entitled after the loss of job or other gainful activity;
  7. Losing announced alimony benefits due to the death of the person obliged to pay these benefits.

It is necessary to attach the following documents to the request:

  • The document certifying the loss of income, e.g.. employment certificate or other document certifying the date of losing the income and monthly amount of income foregone;
  • A certificate from the employment agency proving the fact of being unemployed with or without the right to allowance in the case of the unemployed student or family members of the student if these individuals are part of the student’s family (the amount of the unemployment benefit should be given in the net value);
  • A certificate from the employer confirming the date and duration of the child care leave of the student or a family member.

The following circumstances are perceived as the growth of income:

  1. Ending parental leave;
  2. Obtaining the right to allowance or the scholarship for the unemployed;
  3. Finding employment or other gainful activity, except work performed on the basis of the task- specific contract;
  4. Obtaining pre-retirement pension, pre-retirement benefit, teacher compensation, retirement or disability pension, family pension, or social pension, except pensions granted to farmers in relation to transferring or leasing an agricultural enterprise,
  5. Starting or resuming non-agricultural activity;
  6. Obtaining sickness benefit, rehabilitation benefit, or maternity allowance, to which the student or a family member is entitled after the loss of job or other gainful activity;

It is necessary to attach the following documents to the request:

  • A document stating the amount of income earned by the student or a family member and the number of full months when the income was being earned –  in the case of earning revenues in the calendar year preceding the academic year of granting scholarships;
  • A document stating the amount of income earned by a family member for the month following the month when the income was earned –  in the case of earning revenues after the calendar year preceding the period of granting scholarships.
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