Fahrenheit Scholarship

Fahrenheit Scholarship programme poster

The recruitment process for the second edition of the Mayor of Gdańsk's Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit Scholarship Programme for international PhD students has ended.  


Here you will find more information about the scholarship programme:

Are you a PhD student conducting interdisciplinary research? Would you like to undertake a year’s internship in one of the best universities in northern Poland? This proposal is for you.

The Mayor of Gdansk in cooperation with the Fahrenheit Universities have created Fahrenheit scholarships for the best three PhD students from abroad. The Gdansk-born world class physicist, engineer and the creator of a temperature scale used in many countries all over the world was chosen to present the vision of Gdansk as an open and ambitious city which invests in science.

The scholarship program is supported by the Pomeranian Voivodeship Self-Government.

We encourage young scientists who are preparing a doctoral dissertation at your university, are the authors or joint authors of a scientific publication and wish to pursue their scientific interests at one of Polish leading universities to take advantage of the offer.

The scholarship programme will be best described by the current interns: Anna, a PhD student from the University of Crete, Maria from the University of Pernambuco in Brazil, and Stabak, a PhD student from the Tripura University in India.



The founder of the scholarships, Mayor of the City of Gdańsk, has decided to change the deadline for the submission of applications and the date for announcing the results of the competition.

The competition may be entered through the submission of an application not later than on 15 September, and the results will be announced on 15 October.

The law-making process in the Gdańsk City Council is currently underway and as soon as the amendment to the resolution is formally approved, these deadlines will be changed in the Rules of the competition. In view of the above, only the deadlines mentioned above should be regarded as legally binding in the competition procedure, and applications submitted after 15 September will not be processed.

Important dates:

  • application deadline: September 15, 2023
  • deadline for announcement of competition results: October 15, 2023
  • internship period: from 1 January to 31 December 2024


  • undertaking a year’s internship at one of the Fahrenheit Universities
  • conducting interdisciplinary research as part of your PhD dissertation
  • covering travel costs up to PLN 6,500
  • scholarship at PLN 6,500 (net) per month
  • providing accommodation
  • gaining international experience
  • making new contacts.

Rules of the scholarship programme for PhD students are set in the Gdańsk Council Resolution no. LII/1300/22 dated 30 June 2022 regarding the Mayor of Gdańsk Fahrenheit Scholarship programme for students and PhD students.


Application form


Rules of scholarship 


Scholarship flyer