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Studenci, doktoranci i stażyści z Ukrainy na polskich uczelniach
The Students, Doctoral Students and Interns from Ukraine at Polish Universities

Author(s): Krystyna Gomółka
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Education, Higher Education
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Warmińsko-Mazurskiego w Olsztynie
Keywords: Students; Doctoral Students; Interns; Ukraine; Polish Universities

Summary/Abstract: Students, doctoral students and interns from Ukraine have been the largest group of foreigners studying in Poland since the early 1990s - initially under agreements and programmes signed by the Polish and Ukrainian governments and after Poland’s accession to the European Union, following the entry procedure applicable to non-EU foreign nationals. In 1997 Ukrainians accounted for 15.7% of foreigners studying in Poland and in 2013 this percentage increased to 39.9%. The number of scholarships awarded to rose until the year Poland joined the EU and then since 2013, which was associated with the Eastern Partnership initiative and the conflict between Russia and Ukraine. The number of students entering universities free of charge and without scholarships was increasing. The number of tuition fee payers rose just before Poland joined the EU and reached 76% of the overall number of Ukrainian students in 2013/2014. Until 2004/2005 there was an increase in the number of scholarship holders in doctoral studies and long-term internships. Since the mid-1990s doctoral students and interns studied for a charge. Offering the opportunity to obtain a diploma recognised in the EU, Poland has become an attractive country for Ukrainians to study and do research, often in better living conditions.

  • Issue Year: VII/2016
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 85-98
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Polish