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Scholarships

Vistula Universities offer a rich scholarship system that will allow you to reduce your tuition costs.
STUDENT SUPPORT CENTER helps students in their efforts to obtain a scholarship.

You can apply for non-returnable financial benefits (from the state budget) in the form of:

  • Social Scholarship,
  • Social Scholarship increased, among others, because of the place of residence,
  • Rector’s scholarship for academic performance, sporting and artistic achievements,
  • Scholarship for people with disabilities,
  • Minister’s scholarship for exceptional achievements,
  • Incentive.

Please remember!
We submit applications in accordance with the scholarship schedule.
First of all, through the USOSweb system in Common Section – Applications.

The application may be submitted in two ways:

  1. In paper form. Print the application registered in the USOS web system, sign it and submit it to the University: in the reception of University, in the application box next to room 207, via traditional post to the university’s address with the annotation “SCHOLARSHIP”
  2. In electronic form. A specific application must be “Signed and Submitted” using the USOS web system. Remember! The application for a social scholarship, despite being submitted electronically, must be signed and successfully delivered with full documentation to the University. The date of the award will be counted from the date of submission on-line. In all other applications, all attachments should be attached, electronically in pdf version, when filling in the application.

Tuesday – Thursday 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
The department will be closed 22-27.12.2022.

Important! Each student is entitled to receive a scholarship for a total period of 12 semesters of having the status of a student at all universities in Poland and abroad. Only and exclusively during the first studies of a given degree (Bachelor, MA, PhD). After this period, the student cannot receive any scholarship. More information’s in regulations.

All matters regarding scholarships should be settled within the given dates.

Contact:
Patryk Kaleta
phone: +48 22 45 72 321
e-mail: p.kaleta@vistula.edu.pl
(room 207, second floor)

THE RIGHT TO APPLY FOR MATERIAL HELP FOR STUDENTS IS ALLOTTED TO:

Students of full-time and part-time studies, regardless of age, studying in first and second cycle studies.

The right to material help is not available to students who are candidates for professional soldiers, or professional soldiers, who started their studies on the basis of a referral by a competent military authority or received assistance in connection with receiving education on the basis of the provisions on the military service of professional soldiers.

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THE RIGHT TO APPLY FOR MATERIAL HELP FOR STUDENTS IS ALLOTTED TO:

Students of full-time and part-time studies, regardless of age, studying in first and second cycle studies.

The right to material h…

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The right to material assistance is also not available to students, who are officials of the state services in the candidate service, or who are officers of the state services, who undertook studies based on the referral or consent of the relevant superior, and received assistance in connection with receiving education on the basis of the provisions on service.

Types of financial assistance benefits for students

Social scholarship increased, among others, because of the place of residence

A student in an exceptionally difficult financial situation may also receive an allowance to the social scholarship in the form of an “increase” inter alia for:

  • living in a dormitory or in a facility other than a dormitory by a student whose daily commuting from his place of permanent residence to the university would make it impossible or significantly difficult to study,
  • living with an unemployed spouse or child of a student in a student dormitory or in a facility other than a dormitory,
  • raising a child alone,
  • a serious health situation involving high costs of treatment,
  • another special material and living situation.

The reasons for receiving an increased social scholarship should be additionally documented.

Incentive

A student who is temporarily in a difficult financial situation can receive Incentive. The scholarship event may be, e.g.:

  • death or serious illness of a family member,
  • natural disasters (e.g. fire, flood)
  • the birth of a child
  • sudden job loss (eg due to “covid cuts”)
  • theft
  • etc.

An application for incentive can be submitted up to twice in an academic year. A student cannot receive it twice for the same event.

Undocumented or insufficiently documented applications will not be the basis used for granting incentive. The student must document the event (e.g. medical certificate, a certificate from a social assistance centre, court or police decision, invoices or bills confirming expenses incurred as a result of the situation). In justified cases, the university may ask for certificates regarding the amount of net income in the family.

An application for assistance should be submitted immediately, but no later than 90 days from the date of the event.

The amount of incentive applicable in a given academic year is determined by the Rector, in consultation with the university body of student self-government.

The incentive is paid once.

Financial assistance from the state budget for foreign students

Foreign students who started their studies in the 2019/2020 academic year, may apply for a Social Scholarship, providing they meet one of the following conditions:

  1. they have a permanent residence permit or are long-term EU residents;
  2. they have a temporary residence permit in connection with the circumstances referred to in Art. 159 section 1, or Art. 186 section 1 point 3 or 4 of the Act on Foreigners;
  3. they have the status of refugees granted in the Republic of Poland, or have been granted temporary or subsidiary protection on the territory of the Republic of Poland;
  4. they have a certificate confirming their knowledge of Polish as a foreign language, at least at the C1 level;
  5. they have obtained the Card of the Pole or a decision on establishing Polish origin;
  6. are a spouse, ascendant, or descendant of a Polish citizen living on the territory of the Republic of Poland;
  7. they have a temporary residence permit in connection with the circumstances referred to in Art. 151 section 1, or Art. 151b section 1 of the Act of the 12th of December, 2013, on Foreigners, or are staying on the territory of the Republic of Poland in connection with the short-term mobility of a researcher, under the conditions set out in Art. 156b section 1 of this Act, or hold a national visa for the purpose of conducting scientific research or development works.

All foreign students (including those who do not meet the above-mentioned conditions), who started their studies in the 2019/2020 academic year, may also apply for the Rector’s Scholarship, Scholarship for People with Disabilities or Incentive, by submitting standard documentation via USOS web.

Foreign students who started their studies before the 2019/2020 academic year, under the rules applicable to Polish citizens, may apply for all forms of financial assistance from the state budget (Social Scholarship, Scholarship for People with Disabilities and Incentive), providing they:

  1. have a permanent residence permit or the Card of the Pole;
  2. have the status of refugees granted in the Republic of Poland;
  3. have been granted temporary protection on the territory of the Republic of Poland;
  4. have been granted the long-term resident’s European Union residence permit on the territory of the Republic of Poland;
  5. have been granted a temporary residence permit in connection with the circumstances referred to in Art. 127, Art. 159 section 1, or Art. 186 section 1 point 3 or 4 of the Act of the 12th of December, 2013, on Foreigners (Journal of Laws of 2016, item 1990, 1948, and 2066, and of 2017, items 60, 858, and 1543), on the territory of the Republic of Poland;
  6. have been granted subsidiary protection on the territory of the Republic of Poland.

Foreign students, who started their studies before the academic year 2019/2020may apply for the Rector’s Scholarship, providing they:

  1. have a valid residence card with the annotation “access to the labour market”;
  2. have a Schengen visa;
  3. have a national visa issued for the purposes of undertaking employment on the territory of the Republic of Poland;
  4. are citizens of the Member States of the European Union, or the Member States of the European Free Trade Agreement (EFTA) – and are parties to the agreement on the European Economic Area or the Swiss Confederation;
  5. are family members, having the right of permanent residence, of a citizen of the European Union Member States, or the Member States of the European Free Trade Agreement (EFTA) – and are parties to the agreement on the European Economic Area or the Swiss Confederation.

IMPORTANT! A student visa issued for the purpose of study does not provide grounds for the receipt of any form of financial assistance from the state budget.

Scholarship for people with disabilities

A scholarship for people with disabilities may be granted to a student for a disability, confirmed by a decision of a competent authority on light, moderate, or severe disability, or an equivalent decision.

The student should enclose with his application, a valid certificate, entitling him to a scholarship. Scholarships for people with disabilities may cover a period of up to 10 months, but at the same time, not longer than the validity of the decision.

Attention! If the application for a scholarship for people with disabilities in the USOSweb system is inactive, it means that you did not report your disability during the recruitment process. To unblock it, please inform the Ombudsman’s staff concerned with disabilities, as to the degree of disability, confirming it with an appropriate certificate. If your disability certificate has expired, and you have managed to obtain a new one, please report this change to the Ombudsman.

Contact p.kaleta@vistula.edu.pl

Awards criteria and financial benefits amounts

Detailed criteria and thresholds of benefits for students in the field of social scholarship, scholarship for the disabled, Incentive and the rector’s scholarship in the academic year 2022/2023

SOCIAL SCHOLARSHIP

  • The following amounts of net income, per person, in the family of a student applying for a social scholarship, and the benefits resulting from it, are effective from the 1st of October, 2022:
Net monthly income per person
in the student’s family.
Scholarship amount
up to PLN 350PLN 1600
PLN 351 – PLN 700PLN 1300
PLN 701 – PLN 1051PLN 1000
  • The increase in the social scholarship, resulting from the conditions described in the Student Benefits Regulations, is PLN 700.

SCHOLARSHIP FOR DISABLED STUDENTS

  • The following amounts of special scholarships for disabled persons, in relation to the degree of disability, are set as follows:
Degree of disabilityScholarship amount
LightPLN 1000
ModeratePLN 1200
SignificantPLN 1500

INCENTIVE

The amount of support for students who temporarily find themselves, due to random reasons, in a difficult financial situation, can amount to no more than 8000 PLN. The amount of the scholarship depends on the Rector’s decision.

RECTOR’S SCHOLARSHIP

  1. The Rector’s Scholarship may be awarded to students studies high average grades and achievements scientific, artistic, or sporting.
    Only 10% can receive rector scholarship of the best students in a given field.
  2. The condition of obtaining the rector’s scholarship for the best students is submitting an application according to scholarship schedule.
  3. The following point thresholds and the corresponding amount of the rector’s scholarship for the best students at Vistula University:
Total number of points.Scholarship amount
4.300 – 4.599PLN 350
4.600 – 4.899PLN 450
4,900 – 5,099PLN 600
5,1-and morePLN 800

The minister’s scholarship for outstanding achievements

The Minister’s scholarship may be awarded to students for outstanding scientific or artistic achievements related to their studies, or outstanding achievements in sport.

Detailed rules for granting the Minister’s Scholarship to students for outstanding achievements, can be found on the website: https://www.nauka.gov.pl/stypendia–ministra/, which also details the procedure for submitting applications for the ministerial scholarship by universities.

Minister’s scholarships are awarded to students upon the application of the university’s Rector, approved by the Faculty Council.

After receiving an opinion, the Rector forwards the student’s application to the ministry, together with documents confirming the achievement of outstanding achievements. In cases whereby a student has presented other achievements, outside the catalogue of outstanding successes, or unrelated to studies, the Rector’s opinion may be negative. The university rector only provides the Minister with positive opinions.

Applications for Minister’s Scholarships are forwarded by the Rector by October the 15th.

All the information needed to submit an application can be found on the website of the ministry: https://www.gov.pl/web/nauka/informacja…

Schedule for accepting applications for the academic year 2022/2023

Scholarship’s applications can be submitted on the following dates:

SOCIAL SCHOLARSHIP AND SCHOLARSHIP FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES:
From 01.09.2022 to 10.07.2023
By the 10th day of each month, for the application to be accepted, in the month in which it was submitted.

INCENTIVE:
From 01.09.2022 to 25.07.2023
By the 10th day of each month, the application will be considered in the month in which it was submitted.

RECTOR’S SCHOLARSHIP:
In the winter semester from 01.09.2022 to 10.10.2022
In the summer semester from 01.02.2023 to 10.03.2023

MINISTER’S SCHOLARSHIP:
University Rectors forward applications for ministerial scholarships by 15.10.2022.

Remember! The student must complete all the formalities at the university, much earlier.

IMPORTANT! Failure to collect the decision will result in the suspension of the payment of funds to the student’s account, as only its receipt is tantamount to acceptance of the administrative decision. After receiving the written decision, the student will immediately receive funds to his/her personal account, which he/she indicated in the application. The amount of benefit paid will be increased, in proportion to the number of months in which the student delayed receiving the decision.

It should be remembered that an application may be considered negatively, despite correctly submitted documents. The scholarship decision awaiting a student is not an unambiguous award of a specific scholarship.

Social scholarship

The social scholarship is granted to full-time and part-time students, regardless of age, who study at BA level (first-degree studies) and MA (second-degree studies) and are in a difficult financial situation.

The maximum amount of income, per family member per month that entitles a student to a social scholarship is PLN 1051.

Rector’s scholarship

This type of scholarship may be awarded to students after completing their first year of study.

The condition for obtaining the Rector’s Scholarship is to obtain a high average grade for the last year of study, and/or for scientific, artistic, or high sports results in an international or national competition.

A Rector’s Scholarship may also be applied for by a first-year student of the first-cycle, or uniform Master’s studies, who has been admitted to these studies in the year of passing the Matura exam; an Olympics winner, a finalist of the subject Olympics, or a medal winner in sporting competition, all contributing towards the title of ‘Polish Champion in Sport’.

First-year students of the second-cycle studies may apply for the Rector’s Scholarship, also on the basis of the results from the last year of undergraduate studies. If you have previously studied at a university, other than Vistula, you must attach to the application a certificate about the average grade from that previous university.

Rector’s Scholarship Applications for the best students are submitted twice a year at the beginning of each semester, according to the schedule. Rector’s scholarships are awarded twice per academic year, per semester, for up to 5 months.

The student is required to submit a separate application with complete documentation for each semester. The rector’s scholarship may receive a maximum of 10% of the best students in a given field of study, but cannot be granted to a student who, regardless of average grade and achievements:

repeats the year/semester of studies,
obtained a conditional entry or conditional credit for the next semester/year,
resumed studies after being struck off the list of students, due to failing a semester or year.

Attachments to download

REGULATIONS on student benefits at THE VISTULA UNIVERSITY
Regulations on the student benefits
Appendix No. 1 to the Regulations on student benefits – Detailed criteria and thresholds for student benefits regarding the social scholarship, scholarship for people with disabilities, allowances and Rector’s scholarship
Appendix No. 2 to the Regulations on student benefits – List of documents required on application for each type of scholarship
Appendix No. 3 to the Regulations on student benefits – Detailed criteria and rules for converting the average grade and achievements into points
Appendix No. 4.2 to the Regulations on student benefits – SCHOOL* / UNIVERSITY* ATTENDANCE CERTIFICATE OF THE APPLICANT’S SIBLING
Appendix No. 4.3 to the Regulations on student benefits – DECLARATION ON RESIDENCE IN A STUDENT DORMITORY / OTHER FACILITY
Appendix No. 4.4 to the Regulations on student benefits – DECLARATION ON FINANCIAL SITUATION
Appendix No. 4.5 to the Regulations on student benefits – STUDENT DECLARATION on sharing/ not sharing a household with parents
Appendix No. 4.6 to the Regulations on student benefits – FROM THE TAX OFFICE ON THE INCOME OF A FAMILY MEMBER TAXABLE TAX INCOME FROM PHYSICAL PERSONS ON THE PRINCIPLES REFERRED TO IN ARTICLE 27, 30b, 30c, 30e and ARTICLE 30f OF THE ACT OF 26 JULY ON INCOME TAX FROM PHYSICAL PERSONS (Journal of Laws of 2012, item 361, AS AMENDED), ACHIEVED IN THE CALENDAR YEAR PRIOR TO THE BENEFIT PERIOD
Appendix No. 5.1 to the Regulations on student benefits – List of achievements to the Rector’s scholarship
Appendix No. 5.2 to the Regulations on student benefits – INFORMATION ON THE METHOD OF CALCULATING THE WEIGHTED AVERAGE OF GRADES AT VISTULA UNIVERSITY
Appendix No. 8 to the Regulations on student benefits – APPEAL AGAINST DECISION
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