In 2016 PZU Foundation and EAD inaugurated the PZU Scholarships project. With the support of the PZU Foundation, we will grant scholarships to outstanding candidates for the Program of the Academy of Young Diplomats (AYD). Within this project, a group of local Polish leaders shall receive financial support for their participation in the AYD. This year’s 20th edition will bring together young leaders from over 60 countries who will be educated within 3 unique specializations -in English  (International Organizations, International Security, Polish Foreign Service).
The scholarship shall cover the tuition fee for participation in AYD. Please be advised that the scholarship does not cover the costs of accommodation, transportation, and meals during the program.
About the Program
The Academy of Young Diplomats (AYD) is an annual diplomatic program for emerging global leaders, preparing future diplomats, civil servants and social entrepreneurs for international careers in a spirit of responsibility for the surrounding world. Addressed to senior students and graduates, the program offers 140 hours of hands-on diplomatic training, special workshop sessions, study visits, and study sessions in Warsaw.
Since 2004 over 2800 participants from 60 countries have graduated from the Academy of Young Diplomats. Over 300 AYD Alumni found work in the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of their respective countries, while others are employed in European institutions, international organizations, public administration, and business.
Detailed information about the program can be found here.
Please ensure you meet the following criteria. Do not continue if you answer NO to any of these questions, as you will not be eligible for the PZU Scholarship:
  • Are you a young Polish leader or an aspiring leader?
  • Are you proficient in English (C1 level in reading, writing, and speaking)?
  • Have you read and acknowledged the scholarship rules and regulations?
To complete the application you are required to complete the AYD registration form available in the TAB Application Form and submit the following:
  • A motivation letter stating why you should be considered for the scholarship
  • Curriculum vitae (Europass format),
  • 3 recommendation letters and 3 references who can provide you with professional references (which should include, name and surname, e-mail address, phone number, and the job title).
  • Polish citizenship is required.
Application dates for the 2024/2025 edition will be announced here by August 1st.
Before you start filling up this application form, please be informed that at the end of this form, you will need to upload your Resume/Curriculum Vitae (CV) to successfully submit this application. Therefore, please prepare these materials before you start filling up the form as this form does not have a saving option. Applications without attachments won’t be taken under consideration.

Application deadline for the 2023/2024 edition was 31st August 2023. New application dates will be announced by 1st August 2024

Is there an age limit for becoming PZU Foundation Scholarship beneficiary?
Yes. You have to be at least 18 years old.
If I have the residence permit in Poland. Can I apply for the PZU Foundation scholarship?
No. Only Polish citizens are eligible for the scholarship.
Do I need to provide a recommendation letter?
Yes, you also need to provide the contact information for three professional references. They should be people with whom you’ve worked – not family, friends, or a spouse. Ideally one of these references should be a former supervisor. Your referees may be contacted by the selection committee at any point via the email addresses and/or phone numbers you provide.
Europass CV format? What is it?
The Curriculum Vitae helps you present your skills and qualifications effectively and clearly. You can create your CV online using tutorials or download the template, examples and instructions. For more information visit the following website:
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 no longer possible to edit, modify or change it.
The scholarship will cover participation fee in one year long 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 the participation fee of the AYD. The program includes  4 three-day sessions in Warsaw, 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?
The final deadline for the application submission is  15th August 2023.
When can I expect the results of my application?
The scholarship applicants will be informed about the results via e-mail by mid-September 2023.
Since 2004, PZU Foundation carries out philanthropic activities of the PZU Group, that are a part of the strategy of social commitments of the company.
The purpose of the Foundation is to promote the education of children and young people and equalisation of opportunities for persons with disabilities, as well as increase access to cultural and social life and support the development of civil society in various matters. “We help helping” is the motto of the Foundation, that is implemented by supporting strategic areas such as Education, Care and social assistance, Health care, Culture and Art.