What are we looking for in AYD participants and PZU Foundation scholarship recipients?
Global openness: AYD students are aware of the challenges facing them in the modern world and meet them with engagement. They are proactive and actively seek opportunities to gain experience in an international environment (through internships, volunteering and student exchange).
Social involvement: AYD students dynamically contribute to the surrounding society. They operate locally as well as in the NGO sector. Prospective candidates of the Academy of Young Diplomats should not only end on the responsibilities of a student and employee but also support social activity.
Professional development: In the fields of science and professionalism the candidates stand out with their courage to take on difficult challenges at the same time being aware of their strengths and weaknesses, as well as possess the desire of continuous self-improvement. In the institutions and academic centers in which they operate, the candidates show passion and desire for constant development.
Is there an age or educational requirements for the Scholarship?
Yes. You have to at least 20 years old and have student status or university diploma.
If I have the residence permit in Poland/Georgia/Ukraine/Moldova can I apply for the PZU Foundation scholarship?
No. Only citizens of Poland, Ukraine, Georgia or Moldavia are eligible for the scholarship.
Do I need to provide recommendation letter?
No. You only need to provide the contact information for two professional references. They should people with whom you’ve worked with – not family, friends, or a spouse. Ideally one of these references should be a former supervisor. Your references may be contacted by the selection committee at any point via the email addresses and/or phone numbers you provide. You DO NOT need to provide a letter of recommendation as part of your application.
I have already submitted my application but I would like to make same changes. Is this possible?
Unfortunately, no – it is not possible. It is clearly stated on the application form and on the website that after you click the submit button you will no longer be able to make any changes. Once you’ve submitted your application, it is not possible to “unsubmit.”
The scholarship will cover part or total of the participation fee in one year log AYD Program. Does it mean I have to cover my travel cost to/from Warsaw during sessions, the cost of the visa, accommodation, and food?
Yes. The scholarship covers participation fee of the AYD. The program includes 6 three-days sessions in Warsaw, one workshop session, one external session in Krakow (accommodation and meals);study visits in the embassies and international organizations based in Warsaw.
I want to apply for the scholarship. When is the final date of the application submission?
Applications will be accepted from 1 July to 30 September 2017.
When I can expect the results of my application?
The scholarship applicants will be informed about the results via e-mail by 16 October 2017.