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2018-2019 Czech Republic Government Scholarships for Foreign Students

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The Government of Czech Republic in her commitment to promote education is delighted to call for applications for the 2018-2019 Czech Republic Government Scholarships for Foreign Students and submission of applications will continue till 30 Sept. All foreign students are hereby encouraged to grasp the opportunity and make the best of it.

Description

‣ The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport of the Czech Republic (hereafter referred to as the “Ministry”) annually offers scholarships to foreign nationals, pursuant to bilateral intergovernmental or departmental agreements concluded with a number of countries.

‣ Czech Republic Government Scholarships of this type are designed for university/college students or graduates and Ph.D. candidates (exceptionally also for university researchers/teachers) who wish to accomplish a study or research stay at one of the Czech public institutions of higher education.

‣ Its length usually ranges from 2 to 10 months depending upon the agreement made by the Czech government and the foreign government concerned that specifies also the categories of eligible recipients.

‣ Czech Republic Government Scholarships holders may be admitted for research visits (i.e. either attending non-degree courses of their choice, or pursuing an independent research activity, depending on their qualifications and preferences), or for study visits, when they enroll in a standard study programme for the period of scholarship specified in the appropriate intergovernmental/departmental agreement.

‣ Since the courses they follow in the Czech Republic do not lead to the award of a degree, the universities concerned usually do not require them to sit entrance examinations.

Romania, Russia and the Ukrain can apply for these Czech Republic government scholarships.

Benefits(Value/ Inclusions):

‣ Award No:  Not Known

‣ Scholarship Duration:  Its length usually ranges from 2 to 10 months depending upon the agreement made by the Czech government and the foreign government concerned that specifies also the categories of eligible recipients. All applicants should indicate the preferred period of scholarship in their application form. The Ministry reserves the right to change the requested term of scholarship and/or place any applicant to a course

 and/or higher education institution different from those indicated in his/her scholarship application form, if admission as requested by the applicant is not feasible.

‣ Scholarship covers: -For the academic year 2015/2016, the scholarship amounts to CZK 9,000 per month for those who do not hold a Master’s degree or equivalent and CZK 9,500 per month for holders of a Master’s degree or equivalent. Scholarship-holders are exempted from tuition fees. The  Czech Republic Government Scholarships has to be collected in person at the appropriate department of the respective Czech university. Inexpensive accommodation at student dormitories is offered as well as the possibility to take meals at student catering facilities. The applicants are requested to indicate in their application form whether they wish to obtain lodging at a student dormitory.

-Medical care: Medical care for EU/EEA citizens who are properly insured in their home countries is provided in compliance with the European Parliament and Council (EC) Regulation No. 883/2004, as last amended, and its implementing Regulation No. 987/2009, as amended by Regulation No. 465/2012. Note please that the expenses for repatriation are not covered by the provisions of the aforementioned European Regulations and it is therefore advisable to contract an insurance policy to this end. As regards non-EU/EEA citizens, medical care is provided to the extent stipulated in the respective intergovernmental/departmental agreement under which the scholarship is awarded. If the agreement concerned does not provide for any coverage of medical care, the admitted applicants are required to arrange a health insurance policy for the period of their stay in the Czech Republic. Please consult the consular section of the Czech Embassy in your country to find out about detailed requirements applying to the minimum scope of compulsory insurance policy.

 

Eligibility

‣ Czech Republic Government Scholarships holders may be admitted for research visits (i.e. either attending non-degree courses of their choice, or pursuing an independent research activity, depending on their qualifications and preferences), or for study visits, when they enroll in a standard study programme for the period of scholarship specified in the appropriate intergovernmental/departmental agreement.

‣ Since the courses they follow in the Czech Republic do not lead to the award of a degree, the universities concerned usually do not require them to sit entrance examinations.

‣  The terms and conditions of admission and requirements concerning the language of tuition are stipulated by the host university that takes an autonomous decision whether or not the applicant can be accepted within the framework of the Ministry’s scholarship programme.

‣  Prospective applicants are advised to contact the selected university directly and request a letter of invitation from the appropriate department.

‣ Although such a letter is not listed among obligatory attachments to the application form, its submission is recommended, since it may simplify and expedite the admission procedure.

‣ Applicants are requested to point out to the selected university that they are applying for the Ministry’s scholarship award under an international agreement.

‣  Note please that access to art academies can be somewhat limited because the applicants must meet demanding requirements and demonstrate their talent. Samples of artistic work, e.g. photographs, video/audio recording of a musical performance etc., must be attached to the application forms of fine/performing arts students/graduates.

‣  All applicants should indicate the preferred period of scholarship in their application form.

‣ The Ministry reserves the right to change the requested term of scholarship and/or place any applicant to a course and/or higher education institution different from those indicated in his/her scholarship application form, if admission as requested by the applicant is not feasible.

Notification for Czech Republic Government Scholarships

‣ The scholarship award is notified by a Decision issued by the Ministry. There is no legal claim to the scholarship award. The scholarship is not transferable to another person.

Scholarship Application Method

‣  A limited number of scholarships is offered also to applicants from selected developing countries through the UNESCO:

http://registr.dzs.cz/registr.nsf/unesco.

‣  Each applicant is obliged to fill in an electronic application form available athttp://registr.dzs.cz/registr.nsf at the latest by 30 September of the year prior to the given academic year (i.e. the calendar year that precedes the academic year for which scholarships are offered).

‣  Prospective applicants are advised to address their inquiries concerning, among others, their eligibility and closing date for applications to the Czech Embassies in their countries.

‣  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, English, Spanish, French and Russian (click below to download in the PDF format):

 

 

‣  Prospective applicants are advised to peruse the guidelines before applying.

‣  Scholarship Application Due Date: Sept 30 THE 2018/2019 APPLICATION SYSTEM WILL OPEN ON 20 JULY 2017..

‣ Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website

‣ It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

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