Last updated on February 28th, 2017 at 11:00 am
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.
Czech Republic provides scholarships for studies pursued both in the Czech language (in Bachelor’s and 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 with a view to a 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.
in Bachelor/Master/Doctoral study programmes plus one-year preparatory course of the Czech language(which is combined with other field-specific training). Government scholarships of this category are awarded to graduates from upper secondary schools, or Bachelor’s/Master’s degree courses, as applicable, who can enrol only in study programmes in which instruction is given in the Czech language. Depending on the subject area, applicants are normally required to sit entrance examinations at the higher education institution concerned. Successful passing of entrance examinations constitutes a precondition for the scholarship award;
Offered Yearly? Yes
The scholarships are intented solely to promote the studies of adults who are foreign nationals from developing third countries in need. Neither a citizen of the Czech Republic, nor a citizen of a member state of the European Union, nor any other foreign national with a permit to permanent residence on the territory of the Czech Republic may therefore be granted this type of scholarship. Furthermore, the scholarships may not be granted to persons under 18 years of age. (The applicants have to turn 18 as of 1 September of the year when they commence studies in the Czech Republic at the latest.). A limited number of scholarships is offered also to applicants from selected developing countries through the UNESCO.
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):
- Czech: cesky_jazyk_dispozice_2017.pdf;
- English: English_dispozice_2017.pdf;
- Spanish: Espanol_dispozice_2017.pdf;
- French: Francais_dispozice_2017.pdf;
- Russian: Russian_dispozice_2017.pdf.
How to Apply
Scholarship applications can only be filed on-line.
Deadline of Applications
The 2018/2019 application system will open on 20 July 2017 and the deadline to fill in an electronic application form will be 30 September. Prospective applicants should address all inquiries to the Czech Embassies in their countries.
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.