Useful information for our current students

IFiS students and staff

Grant opportunities

IFiS students and staff

Who can participate?

All IFiS PAN staff and  doctoral students who fulfil the Erasmus  eligibility requirements for participation.

It is only possible to spend a study period abroad at an institution with which the IFiS PAN has signed a bilateral agreement.

The GSSR fully supports the Erasmus Without Paper initiative and will follow the timetable for implementation of the European Student Card initiative

Mobility for studies and/or traineeships for doctoral candidates: from 5 to 30 days or from 2 to 12 months (a study mobility may include a complementary traineeship period, if planned).

Total eligible duration per study cycle:

The same student may participate in mobility periods totalling up to 12 months of physical mobility maximum per each cycle of study, independently of the number and type of mobility activities:

On this basis you may apply in writing to the School Director to participate in study visits to the following institutions with which GSSR had agreements in 2020-21 and can be renewed for 2022-3:

Bogazici University (Department of Philosophy),Turkey

2 students per year for visits of 3 to 5 months.

Central European University (Political Science Department), Vienna Austria RENEWED for 2022-8

1 student per year for visits up to 5 months.

Masaryk University (Department of Sociology), Brno,  Czech RepublicRENEWED for 2022-8

2 students per year for visits of up to 10 months.


Marmara University (Turkey) RENEWED for 2022-8

2 students per year for visits of up to 10 month sin both Philosophy and Sociology

3 faculty members for up to 5 days

Palacky University, Olomouc, Czech Republic

2 students of Development Studies per year for visits of up to 5 months

Scuola Normale Superiore (Sociology) Pisa, Italy) RENEWED for 2022-8

2 students per year for visits of up to 9 months.

Università degli Studi di Firenze RENEWED for 2022-3

1 student per year for visits of up to 6 months

2 faculty members for up to 1 week

Lillehammer University College/Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences (Lillehammer, Norway)

3 students per year for visits of up to 5 months.NB subjects related to social work only.

University College London School of Slavonic and East European Studies (London, UK)

2 students per year for visits of up to 10 months.

School of Advanced Social Studies in Nova Gorica (Nova Gorica Slovenia)

1 students per year for visits of up to 6 months

University of Palermo (Sicily)RENEWED for 2022-8

2 students per year for visits of up to 10 months.

University of Cologne (Cologne,Germany)

2 students per year for visits of total 10 months

Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (Sofia, Bulgaria)

1 student for 5 months

Université Rennes 2 (Rennes, France)

Up to two students, 9  months each

Students who initiate agreements with additional partner universities will be given priority if demand for places exceeds the number partner institutions are ready to accept.


Student applicants will be selected by GSSR (you need also to be accepted by the host university-check their web pages for deadlines) on the basis of:

  • Relevant linguistic ability
  • Description of planned studies (learning agreement)
  • The relevance of the proposed visit to your studies at GSSR (you should supply written confirmation from your supervisor).


Staff  should supply a draft learning agreement and approval of head of section.

Selection will be made by the Director of the GSSR and a representative of the Samorząd. Any appeals arising from the selection procedure will be decided by the Director of the Institute.


Calls for application with relevant deadlines will be sent to all staff students  by e-mail.

Information meetings

Information meetings will be held for those interested in applying for the programme, and later for students selected for participation. Check your e-mail for details.

Recognition of studies

Participation in the Erasmus programme guarantees full recognition of students’ studies abroad (using ECTS).

Erasmus Student Charter

Level of grants 2021-22  (new  figures for Erasmus + in 2021-2027 )

Erasmus mobility grants make a contribution to the costs of a stay at a partner university. Stays can be from a minimum stay of 3 months up to one academic year. The National agencies set grant levels for individual countries. In 2020/21 These have been set for students from Polish institutions to institutions in the EU(+ see eg group 3) as follows:

Group 1: Denmark, Finland, Iceland,  Ireland,  Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden,

€520 per month

Group 2:  Austria, Belgium,  Cyprus, France,  Germany, Greece, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain

€500 per month

Group 3: Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Northern Macedonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey

€ 450 per month

Additional funds are available for disabled students and students receiving social stipends.

Slightly higher monthly contributions apply for practical placements.

Funding for short stays of 5 -30 days rages fro 70€ per day for stays up to 14 days and 50€ per day for longer stays. Travel allowances depend on distance  to destination and “greenness ” of chosen method of transport.

Zero grants

Students may also participate in mobility and enjoy the full benefits of mobility whilst receiving zero funding from the scheme . If you plan zero grant mobility, please make this clear when applying.


Award of funding

In order to ensure that grants are allocated fairly we will proceed on the following basis.


All students accepted for mobility in a given year will be awarded the same percentage (P%) of the suggested monthly maximum grant for their host country.




Grant for student 1: (y months at z Euro) x P%


Grant for student 2: (a months at b Euro) x P%


Grant for student 3: (c months at d Euro) x P%


+  Grant for student………….


= total allocation for mobility.


Where z, b and d are the amounts specified by the National Agency according to



Permissible levels of grants must be taken into account when students are accepted for funded mobility. If insufficient funds are awarded to GSSR to satisfy all applicants, selection of applicants will take place using a ranking list based based on the documents submitted by students as listed above. Funds will be distributed among those selected to ensure that students are funded for  periods of equal duration.

Please note too that amounts may be adjusted during the year if extra funds become available eg following the withdrawal of one or more students.


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