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Scholarship opportunity in Europe for the 2023/2024 academic year powered by the Government of the Czech Republic. Within the framework of the Foreign Development Assistance in support of the study of foreign nationals from developing countries, the Czech Government is offering opportunities for international students from certain developing countries to study at public institutions of higher education in the country. The deadline for submitting applications for the academic year 2023/2024 is on 30 September 2022.
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About the Scholarship in Europe
Granting scholarships to citizens from eligible developing countries to study at Czech public higher education institutions is an important part of the foreign development cooperation of the Czech Republic and has a long tradition. From the late 1950s to the present day over 20 000 foreign nationals have completed their studies at Czech universities with a scholarship from the Government of the Czech Republic.
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Eligible Developing Countries for the Czech Scholarship in Europe
The Czech Republic Government Scholarships for the academic year 2023/2024 are offered only to the citizens of the following countries:
- Bosnia and Herzegovina,
- and Zambia.
The scholarships are dedicated solely to promoting the studies of foreign nationals from developing third countries. Neither a citizen of the Czech Republic, nor a citizen of the European Union, nor any other foreign national with a permanent residence permit in the territory of the Czech Republic may, therefore, apply for a scholarship.
Eligible Programs for the Scholarship
These so-called Government Scholarships are designed to cover the standard length of study:
in Follow-up Master’s study programmes plus a one-year-long preparatory course of the Czech language (which is combined with other field-specific training). Government scholarships of this category are awarded to graduates of Bachelor’s degree programmes. They can enroll only in study programmes from the selected areas of study in which instruction is given in the Czech language. Depending on the subject area, applicants are normally required to sit entrance examinations at the university concerned. Successful passing of entrance examinations constitutes a precondition for a scholarship award;
in Follow-up Master study programmes or Doctoral study programmes. Government scholarships of this category are awarded to graduates from Bachelor or Master study programmes, respectively, who enroll in study programmes with instruction in the English language.
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Benefits of the Scholarship in Czech Republic Europe
The scholarship is paid to the student for a period laid down in the Decision by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports unless the entitlement to the scholarship ceases for any reason stated in Chapter 7.
The scholarship covers the necessary costs related to staying and studying in the Czech Republic. Currently, the amount of scholarship paid to students on a follow-up Master’s study programme stands at CZK 14,000 per month, whereas the amount paid to students of a Doctoral study programme stands at CZK 15,000 per month. Costs of accommodation, food and public transport are covered by scholarship holders from the scholarship under the same conditions that apply to students who are citizens of the Czech Republic. Should health services exceeding standard care be required by the scholarship holder, s/he shall cover them at his/her own cost.
Travel expenses for traveling to the Czech Republic and back to the student’s home country are paid by the party that nominated the student to study in the Czech Republic or by the foreign national at his/her own cost.
How to Apply for the Scholarship
Each applicant is obliged to fill in an electronic application form at the latest by 30 September 2022. The successful applicant starts studying in the academic year 2023/2024.
Detailed information on the terms and conditions of scholarship awards is provided in the binding “Guidelines for Granting Scholarships of the Government of the Czech Republic”, issued in Czech and English: