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Stipends and Fee-Waivers

Candidates to the GSSR Master’s programs who wish to be considered for financial aid are required to complete Part 9 [and/or Part 10] of the application form available in the How to apply section.

Financial aid awards are determined at the end of the admissions process when the selection committee completes its academic merit ranking lists. The GSSR Admissions Office then matches these lists with the financial aid selections submitted by applicants. Due to the fact that the number GSSR can offer support, financial aid offers depend on an applicant’s place in the merit-ranking list.

GSSR financial aid is awarded on a highly competitive basis. Therefore, each applicant is urged to make a responsible assessment of his or her financial need before requesting financial aid, or to seek support from other sources such as foundation grants, or individual or employment sponsors.

Decisions on GSSR financial aid are announced together with the offer of acceptance. Financial aid offers are not negotiable after the submission of the signed Enrollment Confirmation Form.

 

Forms of Financial Aid

The amount of financial aid the GSSR can offer is limited and normally it takes the form of partial tuition fee waivers and/or GSSR stipends.

 

Partial Tuition Fee Waivers

Financial aid is normally offered by the GSSR in the form of partial fee-waivers. All financial aid is awarded strictly on the basis of academic merit. Availability of such aid is limited. Applicants should therefore bear in mind that e.g. for a given number of 50% fee waivers the CSS is able to offer twice as 25% waivers, etc.

  1. Partial Tuition Waiver-25%. This partial tuition waiver covers 25% of the tuition. Students are expected to pay 75% of their tuition and to cover their housing, food and personal expenses for the whole academic year. To estimate these expenses, students should consult the Practical Guide section of the website. Students need to budget additionally for travel, recreation, and incidentals, which can vary according to the individual.
  2. Partial Tuition Waiver-50%. This partial tuition waiver covers 50% of the tuition. Students are expected to pay 50% of their tuition and to cover their housing, food and personal expenses for the whole academic year. To estimate these expenses, students should consult the Practical Guide section of the website. Students need to budget additionally for travel, recreation, and incidentals, which can vary according to the individual.
  3. Partial Tuition Waiver-75%. This partial tuition waiver covers 75% of the tuition. Students are expected to pay 25% of their tuition and to cover their housing, food and personal expenses for the whole academic year. To estimate these expenses, students should consult the Practical Guide section of the website. Students need to budget additionally for travel, recreation, and incidentals, which can vary according to the individual.

 

Stipends (contribution towards living expenses)

Contributions to living expenses of up to 1000 PLN per month over 9 months are awarded strictly on the basis of academic merit and availability is limited.

 

Graduate School for Social Research (GSSR) Scholarships for Citizens of Belarus,  the Russian Federation and UkraineApplicants to the GSSR’s English language MA programme 2019/20 will have a chance to compete for scholarships. All scholarship holders will receive a full fee waiver and a stipend for living expenses sufficient for a single student.Successful applicants to the MA programme will receive USD 5,740 paid in 9 monthly instalments (October-June). However MA stipends are subject to Polish Income tax , but amounts are calculated so that the remaining monthly stipend is still sufficient: just over $510.

Citizens of Belarus, the Russian Federation and Ukraine should use the standard GSSR application forms. No extra forms are required: all applications from citizens of Poland’s non-EU neighbours  will automatically be considered as stipend applications.

For more details contact admissions@gssr.edu.pl

Applications from citizens of Belarus, Ukraine or the Russian Federation must be submitted before September 25 2020.

IN SHORT

Academic Year: 2020/21

Scholarship amount: full tuition fee waiver + an annual stipend of USD 5,740

Level of study: MA

Nature of the study: full-time

Final Deadline:  September 25  2020

Beginning of the programme: October 12, 2020

More information:  admissions@gssr.edu.pl

 

Civil Society Leadership Awards

A limited number of Civil Society Leadership Awards are available to MA students from certain countries.

The deadline for submitting all application materials is May 15, 2019

For further details about applications for  stipends in 2020-21 , click  HERE

 

Other Procedural Matters

Financial aid is awarded for the following academic year only. The award is valid for one year and is not transferable if the student defers enrollment.

Contact

Phone: (+48) 22 828 80 09

Fax: (+48) 22 826 48 21

gssr@gssr.edu.pl

The Graduate School
for Social Research,
IFiS PAN,

Staszic Palace,
Nowy Świat 72,
00-330 Warsaw,
Poland