What is it about?

Deadline for submission of applications should be on or before 30 April 2018 at the latest with advance copy by email. 

With a view to promoting human resource capacities and to enhancing international understanding and friendship among nations and the people of Poland, the Polish National Commission for UNESCO, in cooperation with the Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology University of Warsaw and the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw (Faculty of Conservation and Restoration of works of Art) have placed at the disposal of certain Member States (see Annex I) five  (5) fellowships of eight (8) months duration each, in Poland, starting on 1 October 2018.




List of Invited Member States, Requirements and Details of proposed courses

  • Algeria
  • Egypt
  • Iran (the Islamic Republic of)
  • Iraq
  • Jordan
  • Lebanon
  • Lybia
  • Morocco
  • Palestine
  • Sudan
  • Syria
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey

Qualifications Required

  • Candidates should have a Bachelor of Arts (B.A) or a Master of Arts (M.A) degree, preferably in Archaeology or Conservation
  • Be proficient in reading and writing in English
  • No more than 40 year-old

Facilities offered by Polish Authorities

(i) Free tuition and access to the university facilities based on the local regulations.

Accommodation at the University of Warsaw Student Campus organised for fellows by the Host Institution.

(ii) Monthly allowance of 1600 PLN (1 USD = approximately 4,0 PLN) corresponding to the salary of a local junior research fellow. Thus, all living expenses in Poland are to be borne by the fellow with this allowance except the accommodation that will be covered by the University of Warsaw; and; (iii) A one-time special allowance of 1600 PLN to be paid upon arrival in Poland, this sum will cover different activities related to your stay in Warsaw, such as cultural, historical and/or touristic visits, conferences, workshops, and seminars related to your studies.

No provision to finance or lodge family members is made.

At the end of the research studies, the beneficiaries will receive a certificate attesting to their attendance at the host institution, this certificate will be given after receipt of the requested reports and financial clearance from the Institution.


Facilities offered by UNESCO

(i) International travel expenses: (by the most direct, economical route) from the beneficiary’s country to and from Poland will be covered by UNESCO under its Regular Programme Budget.

(ii) Health insurance for fellowship beneficiaries who are declared medically fit: UNESCO fellowship holders may be covered by a health insurance policy, taken-out by the Organization for the duration of fellowship. The costs of this health insurance is subscribed to and covered by UNESCO on behalf of awarded fellows.



Submission of applications

Candidatures should be submitted by the invited Member State. Original applications in duplicate must be channelled through the National Commission for UNESCO of the candidate’s country and communicated to Mr Stoyan Bantchev, Chief, Participation programme and Fellowships Section, by 30 April 2018 at the latest (GMT +01:00)  to UNESCO mailing address. An advance copy of the application should be sent by  e-mail to : pcma(at)uw.edu.pl s.bantchev(at)unesco.org; b.qin@unesco.org and l.zas-friz@unesco.org. Applications should have imperatively the following attachments in DUPLICATE:  

(i)  UNESCO fellowships application forms,  ALL four (4) pages duly completed in English using capital letter (illegible documents will be eliminated from the procedure, hand writing form must include capital letter only);

(ii) Two photographs attached to the applications (4x6 cm);

(iii) Certified copies (in English) of Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree/ PhD obtained; and,

(iv) UNESCO certificate of language knowledge, duly completed by a relevant authority, if the mother tongue of the candidate is not English.

(v) Two letters of recommendation from someone related to the candidate’s work, as well confirming the candidate’s qualifications.

Deadline: 30 April 2018 at the latest 


It is the National authority’s responsibility to ensure that all candidates are duly informed of the above-mentioned conditions prior to the submission of applications.

Files which are incomplete or which are received after the deadline as well as candidatures that do not fulfil the requirements will not be taken into consideration. 

Only the selected candidates will receive a letter through their respective National Commissions for UNESCO.  

All application should be endorsed by the National Commission from the country of the candidate. 

All correspondence should be in English.


Fellows, from countries where Polish Embassies or Consulates exit, will have to obtain their entry visa to the country of study prior to their departure. Fellows, from countries where no such Embassy or Consulate exists, must secure their visa through the nearest Embassy of the Republic of Poland.

UNESCO and the Government of the Republic of Poland provide no allowance to defray passport and visa expenses. Selected beneficiaries will have to secure their own visas themselves.

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