Adapted from this Research in Poland article (04 May 2022)
As part of a government initiative, the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange (NAWA), in consultation with the academic and scientific community, developed the rules of the programme called “Solidarity with Ukraine”.
The program is aimed at universities supervised by the Ministry of Education and Science or the Ministry of Health willing to enable students and doctoral candidates to continue their education, prepare their doctoral dissertations or undergo other forms of education (language or preparatory courses) free of charge.
98 institutions (HEIs and research institutes) applied for funding, and each of these institutions received it. The amount of funds granted is over PLN 23.3 million, including:
- entities supervised by the Ministry of Health: over PLN 4.28 million
- entities supervised by the Ministry of Education and Science: over PLN 19 million
The “Solidarity with Ukraine” programme is a programme for institutions, not for individuals. Nevertheless, based on the universities’ declarations, this amount should enable the education of 1,947 people.
Also see this summary of the intensive ‘Solidarity with Ukraine’ conference (Gdańsk, 12-13 May 2022) devoted to various types of assistance that the Polish academic community has offered and can offer to Ukraine.