Interested in studying in Czechia but worried about the costs? Check out the scholarship opportunities for international students!​​​​

1. scholarships for degree studies

Government scholarships

For students from: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ethiopia, Georgia, Cambodia, Moldova, Ukraine, Zambia
Level of study: programmes in the Czech language – follow-up Master´s degree plus a one-year preparatory course of the Czech language; programmes in the English language – follow-up Master´s and Doctoral 
Duration: standard length of study

The Czech Government annually offers scholarships as part of its International Development Cooperation. These, what is called, government scholarships support students from developing countries who would like to study at public universities in Czechia. Czechia provides scholarships for studies pursued both in the  Czech language (in follow-up 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 selected study programmes. 

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For students from: worldwide
Level of study: Master
Duration: 1 to 2 academic years 

Erasmus+ is the EU programme for education, training, youth and sport. It brings funding opportunities to students from all over the world. There are scholarships available for students to take part in prestigious Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters. These high-level and integrated study programmes are designed and delivered by an international partnership of higher education institutions.

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See which Czech universities offer Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees 


For students from: non-EU countries
Level of study: follow-up Master, Doctoral 
Duration: for the first year of study

The South Moravian Centre for International Mobility is a non-profit organization that supports talented students and researchers based in the South Moravian Region of Czechia. Scholarships are available for international students from non-EU countries who study at universities in Brno in Czech or in English. 

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EU4belarus scholarships

For students from: Belarus
Level of study: Bachelor, Master
Duration: up to 3 years

The European Union’s EU4Belarus – SALT scholarships are available for Belarusian students to study at universities in Lithuania, Latvia, Poland and Czechia. If you were forced to leave Belarus in 2020-2022 due to repressions or the threat of repressions and enrolled in a Bachelor or Master degree programme at a university in Latvia, Lithuania, Poland or Czechia in the academic year 2020/2021 or later, you can apply for a monthly 450 EUR scholarship for up to three years. 

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Some Czech universities grant their own scholarships, especially for outstanding study results, to support doctoral students or social and accommodation scholarships. Check the links below and find out more!

2. scholarships for study or research stays 

Scholarship awards under bilateral international agreements

For students from:  Albania, Austria, Bulgaria, China, Egypt, Estonia, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Republic of North Macedonia, Malta, Mexico, Mongolia, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan 
Level of study: Bachelor, Master, Doctoral
Duration: from 2 to 10 months

The Czech Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports annually offers scholarships to international students 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 them 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 Ph.D. candidates who wish to undertake  study or research visits at one of the Czech public universities.  

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For students from: Erasmus+ programme and partner countries
Level of study: Bachelor, Master, Doctoral
Duration: from 2 to 12 months

Erasmus+ is the EU programme for education, training, youth, and sport. It brings funding opportunities to students from all over the world. Erasmus+ supports student and doctoral candidate exchanges within Erasmus+ programme countries and to and from partner countries. The programme also supports traineeships (work placements, internships) abroad for students currently enrolled in higher education institutions in programme countries. You may receive an Erasmus+ grant as a contribution to your travel and subsistence costs.

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For students from: Albania, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, North Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Kosovo
Level of study: Bachelor, Master, Doctoral
Duration: 1 to 10 months

CEEPUS (Central European Exchange Programme for University Studies) is an exchange programme for regional cooperation between universities in Central and South-Eastern Europe. It covers mobility grants for students of CEEPUS-networks of eligible universities.

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For students from: Austria
Level of study:  Bachelor, Master, Doctoral 
Duration: from 1 to 5 months 

The AKTION programme aims to enhance mutual understanding between Czech and Austrian students, academics, and researchers through individual scholarships.  It awards scholarships to junior researchers working on their diploma or Ph.D. theses and undertaking research activities and training as teachers of German as a foreign language (DaF). AKTION also offers scholarships for Summer Schools of Slavonic Studies and Summer Schools of Czech (Sommerkollegs). Find out more about: 


For students from: 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 of study: Bachelor, Master, Doctoral 
Duration: from 3 to 4 weeks

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 organized by several public universities in Czechia and designed for international students, teachers, translators and interpreters, and other experts interested in the field of Czech/Slavonic studies.

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For students from: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia, Herzegovina, Georgia, Kosovo, Northern Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, Ukraine
Level of study: Master, Doctoral
Duration: up to 4 semesters 

The International Visegrad Fund is an international organization founded by the governments of the Visegrad Group countries (Czechia, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia). The fund operates several grant programmes. Visegrad scholarships support Master's and Doctoral students and researchers in all disciplines and in any language for up to four semesters at higher education institutions across Central and Eastern Europe.

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For students from: Germany
Level of study: Bachelor, Master, Doctoral
Duration: various

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

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FULBRIGHT scholarships

For students from: USA
Level of study: Bachelor, Master, Doctoral
Duration: 9 months

The prestigious Fulbright Programme is sponsored by U.S. and Czech governments and provides U.S. and Czech citizens with the opportunity to study, teach, or conduct research in the partner country. 

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For students from: France
Level of study: Doctoral
Duration: from 1 to 3 months (short-term) or up to 15 months (cotutelle) 

The Barrande Fellowship Programme is a joint Czech-French scholarship scheme. Its aim is to support the science careers of Ph.D. students from Czechia and France. The programme makes it possible for them to get financial support for either a short-term research stay, or a (multiannual) study stay under joint supervision (cotutelle). While the supported length of a short stay is between 1 and 3 months, cotutelle students receive a scholarship for a 5-month stay abroad every year for a maximum of three years. Students coming to Czechia from France receive a monthly stipend of 35,000 CZK. Any Ph.D. student or any student planning to start a Ph.D. programme in France in the following year in any scientific field is eligible to apply for the scholarship. 

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For students from: worldwide
Level of study: researchers 
Duration: 15 to 45 days

The purpose of this fellowship is to support “Czech studies” by means of the financing of short-term study stays of international researchers at the Institutes of the Czech Academy of Sciences. The grant is intended for researchers who, for their scientific work, need to study local historical, cultural, artistic, linguistic, geographical or natural data in the Czech Republic.

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For students from: worldwide
Level of study: researchers, university teachers, doctoral students
Duration: up to 4 weeks

This fellowship supports short-term study visits of international researchers, university teachers and doctoral students who carry out research in the field of Czech literature. 

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