As of October 2023, changes to the Law on Higher Education and Science take effect. In the matter of the scholarship, Article 209, paragraph 1a specifying who is NOT entitled to the scholarship has been changed.
The current regulation about salary of 150% of the scholarship amount has been removed:
A doctoral student receiving a salary of at least 150% of the amount of the doctoral scholarship to which he or she is entitled in accordance with paragraph 4 due to employment in connection with the implementation of a research project referred to in Article 119, paragraph 2, items 2 and 3, by the entity conducting the doctoral school in which the doctoral student is studying, during the period of such employment, shall not receive a doctoral scholarship.(autmoatic translation)
And in its place a new regulation was inserted:
A doctoral scholarship is not paid to a doctoral student whose education at a doctoral school requires employment with the body running the doctoral school: 1) under an employment contract; 2) with a salary that exceeds that of a professor. (automatic translation)
The salary of a professor is currently PLN 7210.
1) are employed at JU...
2) as a result of the requirement/obligation of this employment defined e.g. in a grant...
3) under an employment contract...
4) and with a salary higher than PLN 7210 gross per month.
All of these four conditions must be met for a doctoral student to lose the right to receive a scholarschip.
If at least one of these conditions is not met, the doctoral student is entitled to the doctoral stipend at the full amount. This means that the scholarship is not lost by doctorals who, for example: are employed at JU, but not because JU was obliged to employ them (regardless of their salary), as well as people who had to be employed at JU, but earn 7210 PLN or less, and people who earn more than 7210 PLN, but outside JU.
The purpose of these changes is to increase the number of doctoral students who can receive the scholarship. We encourage you to check whether your situation has improved as a result :)
The changes in the regulations forced the introduction of a new template for the scholarship statement. We are publishing it below: