You are entitled to a social scholarship if you or your family have a low income. You may receive it maximally from October till June, and its amount depends on your income (your income is subtracted from a base amount, established for the given academic year. To the obtained amount, there might be an extra allowance added, in case of an increased scholarship).
If income per person in your family does not exceed 528 zł, you are obliged to present a certificate from a social care centre describing your financial situation. If you do not present such certificate, a negative decision concerning granting of the scholarship may be issued (even though you meet the income criterion).
All the adult members of your family (and those members who are not yet adult, but who have an income) have to submit the following documents:
- statement of non-tax revenue for 2019 (you will find a model statement on USOSweb)
- a certificate from the Tax Office, in which the amount of income for 2019, the amount of tax payed and insurance contributions are indicated
- a certificate from the Social Insurance Institution, in which the amount of health insurance contributions payed in 2019 is indicated
- statements concerning the current income situation (sent by people taking care of verification of income after a preliminary examination of the documents).
Documents from offices and statement of non-tax revenue concern the so-called base year. It is the financial year preceding the academic in which you apply for the scholarship.
Remember that you need to mention all the revenues of each member of your family – each source of income must be additionally documented (e.g. if you have a farm, if you receive a maintenance/allowance etc.)
The base year might sound like a total abstraction for you – after a year, your situation may have changed radically. If this is the case, you need to submit documents which confirm the income changes.
Depending on whether it is an income earned or an income foregone, you need to submit different documents.
- Income earned – is the income that you earned in the base year or after it. The documents confirming income changes in this case would be, for example, a contract confirming employment and PIT-11 (if income was earned in the base year); a confirmation of amount of income for the month following the month in which income was earned (if income was earned after the base year)
- Income foregone – income from the base year which you no longer earn. The documents confirming income changes in this case could be, for instance, a contract confirming employment and a document confirming the termination of the income earning (if the contract was made for a fixed-term, you do not need to provide an additional document), and PIT-11.
There exist various social benefits that do not factor into income, but receiving them influences your financial situation, so deliver a decision confirming the granting of such benefits.
Attention! The aforementioned are only one of the most common documents, you will find a complete list of them under the following link: https://monitor.uw.edu.pl/Lists/Uchway/Attachments/5071/M.2019.318.Zarz.142.pdf.
Your application will be processed by the Scholarship Commission acting in your unit or by the coordinator for social scholarship. You can contact them if you have questions concerning your application.
You can receive an increased social scholarship if:
- you meet the requirements for the rector’s scholarship;
- you received rector’s or minister’s scholarship for significant achievements in the year when you apply for the social scholarship, or in the preceding year;
- you regularly and presently receive a permanent allowance;
- you came of age in forest care, you are not financially supported by your biological parents, and you are under 25 years old;
- you are an orphan and you are under 25 years old.