Rector scholarship

Students of SGH Warsaw School of Economics may apply for the Rector scholarship if they have achieved outstanding academic results, scientific or artistic achievements or sport achievements in competitions at least at the national level.

The Rector scholarship can be awarded to no more than 10% of students in a course. This number shall be determined separately for fields at the first and second-cycle studies. Students admitted to first year studies, in the year of taking the matriculation examination, are not included when determining the 10%.

Students admitted to the first year of studies, in the year of taking the matriculation examination, may apply for the Rector scholarship in the following cases:

  • when being a laureate of an International Olympiad,
  • when being a laureate or finalist of a central-level Olympiad, referred to in the regulations of educational system,
  • when being a medallist in at least a competition for the title of Polish Champion in a given sport, as referred to in the sports regulations. 

From the academic year 2022/23 onwards, the average minimum scholarship for the rector’s scholarship for scholastic achievements, for which points are awarded, is more than 4,600.

The student loses the scholarship on the last day of the month in which he changed the faculty of study for which he received the scholarship.

Deadlines for receiving applications

Applications for the Rector scholarship for the academic year 2022/23 will be accepted from: 24th to 31st October 2022

Recommended way of submitting the application: by post or via ePUAP (submission of attachments – according to the information provided in the tab: Generating the application through USOS).

Who may apply for the Rector scholarship?

The scholarship may be awarded to:

  • A student admitted to the first year of study in the same year that their maturity exam was taken and who is: a laureate of the international level Olympiad school contest or a laureate or a finalist of Poland’s central level Olympiad, referred to in the legal provisions on the system of education in Poland, or a medal winner of a the title of the Champion of Poland in a given sport discipline, referred to in the Polish sports law regulations.
  • A student in the 2nd and 3rd year of a first-cycle programme (BA) and a student in the 1st and 2nd year of the second-cycle programme (MA), who in the previous academic year obtained: outstanding learning results (a high GPA) or scientific and artistic achievements or has been highly placed in national sport competitions. 

The Rector Scholarship for the 2022/23 academic year is awarded on the basis of outstanding academic performance and achievements in the final academic year, i.e. 2021/22 only (with the exception of student-Olympian and medallists, admitted to the first year of SL in the year of the matriculation examination). 

Who may not apply for the Rector scholarship?

The Rector scholarship CANNOT be awarded to, inter alia:

  • a student with a master’s degree or an equivalent degree (regardless of the fact when and at what university the degree was obtained, it is applicable to foreign universities as well),
  • a student who is a major graduate in a first-cycle studies (including foreign universities) and applies for a scholarship at another major in the first-cycle studies,
  • if the period referred to in art. 93 item 4 - 8 of the Act – Law on Higher Education and Science, has elapsed,
  • a student who repeats a semester,
  • a student who resumed studies after being removed from the list of students because of the lack of progress or a failure to complete a semester or a year of studies,
  • a student who failed to be enrolled in the next semester of study (does not apply to students on a dean’s leave),
  • a student returning from a dean’s leave lasting the entire previous academic year, unless they took exams in all courses being part of the obligatory curriculum for the year of studies the student was on leave and completed that year of studies,
  • a student, who received a conditional pass for a semester in the academic year that is taken into consideration for the scholarship.
Scholarship average

According to the Rules and Regulations of Student Benefits – the minimum scholarship average for which points are awarded is 4.601.

When filling in the application for a scholarship for outstanding academic performance (high average), the scholarship average will already appear in the USOS system/on application if the previous semester has been completed (it does not apply to first-year Master students at other universities or persons with transcribed grades).

The average shown on the application is the scholarship average, not the dean’s average from the VDO.  The average only appears in USOS for those who have already passed the summer term 2021/22 before the first day of the application deadline.

Those who are still unaccounted for the summer term can only generate and submit an application once they are granted entry for the following term. The average will then not show up for them in USOSweb on the application, but the application can be submitted without the average.
You will not be able to apply for the Rector’s scholarship without having passed the previous semester and being registered for the following semester. Entry for the following semester must appear in the USOSweb system. 

Generating the application through USOS

The scholarship is awarded for the whole academic year, not for one semester, on the basis of an application submitted by the student.

Students of courses where recruitment starts in the summer semester in a given academic year shall apply for the Rector scholarship for each semester in both winter and summer.

The application can only be generated in the USOSweb system. 

To submit an application for the Rector scholarship, please, log in to the main page of the USOSweb platform by using the SGH student login and password (students receive their SGH login credentials once enrolled for the first year of studies at SGH, which are sent to the email address provided by them in the recruitment process).

All faculties at all universities except the WARSAW SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS (also abroad) where you have ever studied / had the status of a student should be provided when filling out the application in the USOS system, even if the study period lasted only a few days, weeks or 1 month, even if you did not attend classes and were crossed out.

The faculties indicated by the student are checked with the national POL-on system. If you do not specify all faculties in the application, the procedure will be resumed and if you exceed the deadline laid down in Article 93 (4) to (5) of the Higher Education and Science Act, the grant will be withdrawn.

The mere registration of the application in the USOSweb system is only a technicality. Failure to submit a paper version of the application or via electronic application box (via e-Puap) shall be tantamount to not applying for the scholarship.

The scholarship application must be submitted without the watermark “NOT APPROVED”, i.e. it must be printed and signed or saved as a PDF file only after clicking the “REGISTER” button. Applications marked as “NOT APPROVED” („NIEZATWIERDZONE”) will not be accepted or processed.

The application generated in the computer system:

  • in case of submitting by post or to the Student Support, it should be printed  and then signed with own handwritten signature and thus submitted in a paper form,
  • in case of submitting via SGH electronic application box, it should be downloaded, and then signed with a qualified electronic signature/or a signature made with the use of a trusted profile (trusted signature)/or a personal signature, and thus sent via SGH electronic mailbox (ESP: /SGH/SkritESP, as an attachment to the form “general letter to a public body”).

The attachments can be attached in the USOSweb system during generating the application, sent until specified deadline to the Student Support Office by e-mail from the student’s address in the SGH domain to: stypendia@sgh.waw.pl or via the SGH electronic application box (with the exception of the study course card for the last year of the Bachelor studies  and information about the university grade scale in case of persons NOT graduating from the Warsaw School of Economics –  these documents should be sent by post, e-mail to stypendia@sgh.waw.pl or via ePUAP together with the application).

If the documents are sent via Poczta Polska (The Polish Post) or postal operators providing universal postal services in other Member State of the European Union, the Swiss Confederation or an EFTA Member State - party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area, the postmark date shall serve as a proof. In the case of documents sent via other postal operators (e.g. inPost, other foreign operators, courier companies) - the date of the effective application submission to the Student Support Office  is decisive.

We do not accept scholarship applications filed by e-mail.

Documents to be attached to the application should be originals or in copy (in a digital form, in particular: scans, photos, photocopies). 

After submitting the application in paper format or via ePUAP, its status ought to be regularly monitored in the USOSweb university system. Any response of the Student Benefit Board regarding the filed application (calls to complete the missing information in documents, decisions, notifications on leaving the application unprocessed), shall be sent by electronic means using the USOSweb system (tab: “list of documents”). It is inapplicable to additional calls/notifications and letters by the Student Benefit Board of Appeal that shall be sent via regular mail. 

List of document to be attached to the Rector scholarship application
Benefit amount and points thresholds

The amount of the scholarship awarded is the product of total number of points obtained by the student and the amount per one point in a given category.

Points thresholds and rates per point for the Rector’s scholarship.

Points thresholds and rates per point for the Rector scholarship 2021/2022 (in Polish)

Student Benefit Board and Student Benefit Board of Appeal

Student Benefit Board is appointed by the Rector. According to the Rules and Regulations of Student Benefits committee may consist only of university employees and students. The vast majority of places must be occupied by the students. A general oversight over the activities of the Committee is supervised by the Vice-Rector for Teaching and Student’s Affairs.

Decisions on the Rector scholarships are taken by the Student Benefit Board.

Appeals against the decision of the Student Benefit Board should be submitted to the Student Benefit Board of Appeal.

Student Benefit Board
e-mail: komisja-stypendialna@sgh.waw.pl

Student Benefit Board of Appeal
e-mail: komisja-odwolawcza@sgh.waw.pl

Legal acts

Student Support
al. Niepodległości 162, room 156 a
02-554 Warsaw

phone: 22 564 66 17, 22 564 66 19
e-mail: stypendia@sgh.waw.pl

Office hours:
Monday/Wednesday/Friday: 9:00am-12:00pm
Tuesday/Thursday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm
The staff of the Student Support responds to phone calls only during the above given office hours.