NAWA Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange

Enhancing the potential of Polish science and higher education through interna­tional exchange and cooperation

The Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange (NAWA) was officially inaugu­rated on 1 October 2017. The Agency works towards the internationalisation of Polish science by supporting and stimulating international research collaboration and academic exchange. In this context NAWA completed the system formed by two other agencies in Poland: the National Science Centre and the National Centre for Research and Development.

NAWA aims to reinforce research excellence, internationalise Polish universities and research institutions, as well as promoting Poland and its language and culture to build Poland’s brand with interesting educational and research opportunities. These objectives are to be achieved through a wide range of the Agency’s programmes:

Programmes for Scientists

Programmes for Institutions

Programmes for Students

Polish Language Programmes

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comprehensive evaluation is performed by independent experts, specialised in their respective fields


NAWA programmes can be accessed by both public and private universities,  institutes of the Polish Academy of Sciences, as well as research institutes


NAWA wants to ensure that the formal requirements for applicants do not prevail over the quality criteria


the profile of NAWA programmes was defined so as to complement the offer of other institutions operating in the area of support for science and higher education

Based on your opinion:

NAWA programmes are developed on the basis of wide consultations