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Scholarships

Interested in studying in the Czech Republic but worried about the costs? Here are the most important scholarship opportunities for international students in the Czech Republic that you should check out.


1. scholarships for degree studies

Government scholarships

DURATION: standard length of study
ELIGIBLE COUNTRIES: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ethiopia, Georgia, Cambodia, Moldova, Ukraine, Zambia
LEVEL:
- programmes in Czech language – follow-up Master degree plus one-year preparatory course of the Czech language
- programmes in English language – follow-up Master and Doctoral degree

The Government of the Czech Republic annually offers scholarships within its Foreign Development Assistance Programme. These so-called government scholarships support students from developing countries who would like to study at public universities in the Czech Republic.

The Czech Republic provides scholarships for studies pursued both in the Czech language (in Master's study programmes) and in the English language (in follow-up Master's and Doctoral study programmes). Scholarships for studies in the Czech language are granted taking into account the list of recommended fields of study, updated according to the needs of specific countries, and also with regard to ongoing development cooperation projects. Applicants can also receive funding for a one-year-long language and preparatory course. Scholarships for study programmes in the English language are granted only in the selected study programmes.

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ERASMUS+ PROGRAMME

DURATION: from 12 to 24 months 
ELIGIBLE COUNTRIES: worldwide
LEVEL: Master

Erasmus+ is the EU's programme to support education, training, youth and sport. It brings funding opportunities to students from all over the world:

  • Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees (EMJMD) are excellent study programmes run by international consortia of higher education institutions. With EMJMD, you can receive a full degree scholarship for such a Master-level international study programme. Czech universities are involved in several Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees and the list is available at here;

  • Erasmus+ Master Degree Loans are EU-guaranteed loans that can help you finance a Master course in an Erasmus+ programme country.

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SCHOLARSHIPS OF THE SOUTH MORAVIAN CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL MOBILITY

DURATION: for the first study year
ELIGIBLE COUNTRIES: non-EU countries
LEVEL: follow-up Master or Doctoral degree in Czech language

South Moravian Centre for International Mobility is a specialized nonprofit organization which provides support to talented students and researchers based in the South Moravian Region of the Czech Republic. This scholarship scheme supports foreign students from countries out of the EU who are interested in Master or Doctoral studies at universities in Brno. Study programmes in technical and natural science are preferred. It is expected that applicants will have a good knowledge of the Czech language as they must be able to the pass entrance exams at the chosen university and start studying in Czech. Scholarship applications are accepted until the end of January.

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VISEGRAD FUND SCHOLARSHIPS

DURATION: up to 4 semesters
ELIGIBLE COUNTRIES:  Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia, Herzegovina, Georgia, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, or Ukraine
LEVEL: Master, Doctoral

The International Visegrad Fund is an international organization founded by the governments of the Visegrad Group countries (the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia). The fund operates several grant programmes and also awards individual scholarships, fellowships and artist residencies.

Visegrad scholarships support Master's and PhD studies or research stays at universities in the Visegrad Group countries, including the Czech Republic. Applicants must come from the eligible countries listed above and they can apply for study periods up to 4 semesters. Interested applicants should submit their applications by March 15 each year.

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UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIPS

The offer of scholarships varies from university to university, from programme to programme. You can find some of them on the links below:

BRNO UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
CZECH TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY
CZECH UNIVERSITY OF LIFE ANS SCIENCES
CHARLES UNIVERSITY
MASARYK UNIVERSITY
MENDEL UNIVERSITY
PALACKY UNIVERSITY

Some Czech universities grant scholarships in cases of outstanding study results or difficult personal situation of a student. These scholarships are usually awarded to existing students only. Check the website of the university of your choice to find out more about available scholarships and how to apply. The list of universities in the Czech Republic including their websites and relevant contacts is available here.

SCHOLARSHIP PORTAL

Further scholarships and grants to study in the Czech Republic may be found on the Scholarship Portal.

2. scholarships for study/research stays 

Scholarship awards under bilateral international agreements

DURATION: from 2 to 10 months
ELIGIBLE COUNTRIES: Albania, Austria (Aktion), Bulgaria, China, Egypt, Estonia, France, Georgia, Germany (DAAD), Germany (Bavaria), Greece, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Republic of North Macedonia, Malta, Mexico, Mongolia, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan (see the list here)
LEVEL: Bachelor, Master and Doctoral

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport of the Czech Republic annually offers scholarships to foreign nationals within the framework of intergovernmental exchange programmes arranged with a number of countries. These scholarships can only be granted to candidates officially recommended by the appropriate authorities in the eligible countries, which collect the applications, set the closing date for applications and organise the selection procedure. These can be Czech embassies abroad, ministries of education or other organizations active in the field of education.

Scholarships of this type are designed for university students, graduates and PhD candidates who wish to undertake study or research visits at one of Czech public universities. The period of scholarship usually ranges from 2 to 10 months.

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ERASMUS+ PROGRAMME

DURATION: from 3 to 12 months
ELIGIBLE COUNTRIES: programme and partner countries
LEVEL: Bachelor, Master and Doctoral

Erasmus+ is the EU's programme to support education, training, youth and sport. It brings funding opportunities to students from all over the world:

It is possible to realize mobilities even with non-academic organizations, international departments at the universities can always provide information on the selection procedure and options they offer. International departments at universities of origin are always to be consulted as the eligibility of a mobility type always depends on the specific partner country.

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CEEPUS PROGRAMME

DURATION: from 3 to 10 months
ELIGIBLE COUNTRIES: Albania, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, North Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, the Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Prishtina/Kosovo plus freemovers outside the network
LEVEL: Doctoral

CEEPUS is a Central European Exchange Programme for University Studies and it supports regional cooperation in the framework of university networks. Current member countries are Albania, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, North Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, the Slovak Republic and Slovenia. Prishtina/Kosovo is also participating. Scholarships for study abroad periods of 3-10 months are particularly available for students from universities involved in the CEEPUS programme, individual students outside the university network (freemovers) are, however, also considered as eligible applicants.

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AKTION CZECH REPUBLIC - AUSTRIA

DURATION: depends on the grant
ELIGIBLE COUNTRIES: Austria
LEVEL: Bachelor, Master, Doctoral

AKTION programme supports bilateral cooperation between the Czech Republic and Austria in the tertiary sector through grants and collaborative projects. For individuals, there are scholarships for study and research stays available. Czech and Austrian students can also apply for a scholarship to participate in the summer language courses and summer schools. Information on the scholarship calls in English is available here.

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SUMMER SCHOOLS OF SLAVONIC STUDIES

DURATION: from 3 to 4 weeks
ELIGIBLE COUNTRIES: Albania, Austria (Aktion), Belgium - Flanders, Belgium - Wallonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada (Alberta), Colombia, Croatia, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, Mongolia, Montenegro, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, People's Republic of China, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, USA, and Vietnam.
LEVEL: Bachelor, Master, Doctoral

Each year, the Czech Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports offers scholarships for participation in the Summer Schools of Slavonic Studies. These Czech language courses are organised by several public universities in the Czech Republic and designed for foreign students, teachers, translators and interpreters and other experts active in the field of Czech/Slavonic studies.

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VISEGRAD FUND SCHOLARSHIPS

DURATION: up to 4 semesters
ELIGIBLE COUNTRIES:  Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia, and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Russia, Serbia, or Ukraine
LEVEL: Master and post-Master students and researchers

The International Visegrad Fund is an international organization founded by the governments of the Visegrad Group countries (the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia). The fund operates several grant programmes, and also awards individual scholarships, fellowships and artist residencies.

Visegrad scholarships support Master's and PhD studies or research stays at universities in the Visegrad Group countries, including the Czech Republic. Applicants must come from the eligible countries listed above and they can apply for study periods up to 4 semesters. Interested applicants should submit their applications by March 15 each year.

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SCHOLARSHIPS OF THE BAVARIAN-CZECH ACADEMIC AGENCY 

DURATION: various
ELIGIBLE COUNTRIES: Germany
LEVEL: Bachelor, Master, Doctoral

The Bavarian-Czech Academic Agency offers scholarships to students, teachers and scientists from Bavarian public universities for Czech language courses, internships and study and research stays in the Czech Republic.

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FULBRIGHT PROGRAMME

DURATION: up to 1 year
ELIGIBLE COUNTRIES: USA
LEVEL: Master, Doctoral

The prestigious Fulbright Programme sponsored by U.S. and Czech governments provides U.S. and Czech citizens with the opportunity to study, teach, or conduct research in the partner country. It is open to all fields be it Liberal Arts or Hard Sciences (except for MBA, LLM and Clinical Medicine). Proposals in American Studies and Central European studies are welcome as well as proposals studying intercultural or interdisciplinary aspects. U.S. candidates should apply through Fulbright Programme partner organizations in the United States where they can also find application and programme details.

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JOSEF DOBROVSKY FELLOWSHIP SCHOLARSHIP

DURATION: short-term study stays
ELIGIBLE COUNTRIES: worldwide
LEVEL: young researchers (usually aged up to 35)

The objective of the fellowship is to support “Czech studies” in both national and territorial delimitation by means of the financing of short-term study stays of foreign researchers at the Institutes of the CAS. The fellowship is intended for young researchers (usually aged up to 35) who need to study the Czech historical, cultural, language, geographic or natural characteristics in the Czech RepublicApplications for the Josef Dobrovský Fellowships are submitted by the directors of the Institutes of the CAS after consultation with and on the basis of a recommendation by the Institute Board.

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ZDENĚK PEŠAT STIPENDIUM

DURATION: short-term study visits (usually 4 weeks)
ELIGIBLE COUNTRIES: worldwide
LEVEL: foreign researchers, university teachers and doctoral students 

The scholarship is used to support short-term study visits of foreign researchers, university teachers and doctoral students dealing with Czech literature in the linguistic or territorial sense, usually with four weeks duration. The scholarship is preferably awarded to those applicants whose project is related to the professional issues being worked on in the ICL.

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UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIPS

MASARYK UNIVERSITY (BRNO)
Scholarship of the Department of Czech for Foreigners and of the Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University (Brno). The Dean of Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University awards six and Department of Czech for Foreigners awards six three-month scholarships, each worth 8.000,- CZK per month for studying Czech language, literature and culture. More information on email eva@phil.muni.cz

OTHER UNIVERSITIES
Some Czech universities grant scholarships in cases of outstanding study results or difficult personal situation of a student. These scholarships are usually awarded to existing students only. Check the website of the university of your choice to find out more about available scholarships and how to apply. The list of universities in the Czech Republic including their websites and relevant contacts is available here.

SCHOLARSHIP PORTAL

Further scholarships and grants to study in the Czech Republic may be found on the Scholarship Portal.