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Special allowance

A special allowance can be granted to a student who is in temporary difficult situation.

Incidents which justify applying for a special allowance are in particular: theft, fire, flood, serious illness of the applicant or a member of his/her immediate family, death of an immediate family member.

Deadlines

The application for a special allowance has to be submitted as soon as possible but not later than 3 months from the date of the incident which justifies applying for the benefit.

Obligatory documents

The application on paper with necessary documentation has to be submitted after filling-in the application on-line on www.usosweb.uj.edu.pl. It is necessary to attach documents confirming the incident and its impact on the financial situation and/or studies.

Temporarily, until 30th September, 2020, the applications for a special allowance have to be submitted only in the USOSweb with documents confirming the difficult situation and its impact on studies of the applicant in the electronic form (e.g. scan).

Conditions for granting

The special allowance is granted by the Scholarship Committee for JU Students on an administrative decision. The special allowance is a one-time benefit. It is possible to receive two special allowances per one academic year. It is possible to receive one special allowance for one incident.

During a student’s leave a student is entitled to receive the special allowance only if the leave has been granted for medical reasons or due to a child birth.

A master’s degree holder is not entitled to receive the special allowance even in case when a student has obtained it abroad. A bachelor’s degree holder who shall begin another bachelor’s degree studies shall also not be entitled to receive the special allowance. The special allowance is available for students of the first-, second- and long-cycle Studies which do not last longer than 6 years.

The amount of the special allowance

Maximum amount of the special allowance shall be determined by the Rector of the JU after consultation with the Economic Commission under the JU Student Government. The current amount of the special allowance:

  • maximum amount to PLN 2,000 (one-time);
  • in case of cancer of the student/member of immediate family or death of an immediate family member – maximum up to PLN 2,500.

Foreign students

Students who started studying in the academic year 2019/2020

Every foreign student who has been admitted to studies in the academic year 2019/2020 may apply for the special allowance regardless of whether the foreign student is studying on a free of charge basis or not.

The conditions of granting allowances are the same for students who are Polish citizens and for foreign students.

Students who started studying before the academic year 2019/2020

Foreign students who have been admitted for studies before the academic year 2019/2020 may apply for the special allowance only if the foreign students are studying on the basis of rules applying to Polish citizens and the foreign students meet at least one of the following conditions:

  1. have a permanent residence permit;
  2. have a refugee status granted in by the Republic of Poland;
  3. are using a temporary protection on the territory of the Republic of Poland;
  4. are a migrant worker, a citizen of a member state of the European Union, a country of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) – parties of the agreement on the European Economic Area or the Swiss Confederation and members of their families, having a right to permanent residence.
  5. have been granted on the territory of the Republic of Poland a permit of long-term EU residence;
  6. have been granted on the territory of the Republic of Poland a temporary residence permit in relation with a circumstance, referred to in art. 127, art. 159 section 1 or art. 186 section 1 item 3 or 4 of the Act of 12 December 2013 on foreigners;
  7. have been granted subsidiary protection in the Republic of Poland;
  8. are a citizen of a member state of the European Union, a country of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) – parties of the agreement on the European Economic Area or the Swiss Confederation and members of their families, having a right to permanent residence.