Czech Government Scholarships for Developing Countries

Deadline: Each country has its own specific deadline
Open to: Students of developing countries (out of European Union)
Scholarship: 12.000 CZK – 14.500 CZK (480 – 580 Eur)/month

Description

The Government of the Czech Republic offers scholarships within the framework of its Foreign Development Assistance in support of the study of foreign nationals from developing countries at public institutions of higher education in the Czech Republic.
These so called Government Scholarships are designed to cover the standard length of study:

  1. 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;
  2. in follow-up Master study programmes or Doctoral study programmes. Government scholarships of this category are awarded to graduates of Bachelor or Master study programmes, respectively, who enrol in study programmes with instruction in the English language.

Eligibility

  • Students may be admitted to study a Bachelor’s and Master’s study programme in the CR only if they have completed full secondary general education or full secondary vocational education corresponding to secondary education with a school-leaving examination (“maturitní zkouška”) in the CR.
  • Students may be admitted to study a Master’s study programme that follows up on a Bachelor’s study programme only if they have duly completed their studies of a Bachelor’s study programme.
  • Students may be admitted to study a Doctoral study programme only if they have duly completed their studies of a Master’s study programme.
  • A scholarship of the Government of the CR for studies in the English language may only be granted if the student has a good command of English. If applicable, the applicant shall prove his/her English language knowledge by an internationally recognised certificate (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS, APIEL, etc.). If the applicant does not have the above certificate or if the submitted certificate has not been recognised by an official of the pertinent Mission of the CR abroad, the applicant for a scholarship of the Government of the CR shall sit an entry English language test in the course of his/her application submission.
  • Foreign nationals who have been granted permanent residence in the Czech Republic are not eligible to apply for the Government scholarships.

Study Areas Available in English

1) Economics 
follow-up master study programme Economics, Institute of Economic Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University in Prague (link);
doctoral study programme Economic Theories, Center for Economic Research and Graduate Education, Charles University in Prague (link);

2) Informatics
follow-up master study programme Informatics, Faculty of Economics and Management, Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague (link);
follow-up master study programme Information Management, Faculty of Informatics and Management, University of Hradec Králové (link);

3) Agriculture
follow-up master study programme Natural Resources and Enviroment, Faculty of Agrobiology, Food and Natural Resources, Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague (link);
follow-up master study programme Forestry, Water and Landscape Management, Faculty of Forestry and Wood Sciences, Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague (link);
follow-up master study programme Technology and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague (link);
doctoral study programme Chemistry (Agriculture Chemistry), Faculty of Agronomy, Mendel University in Brno (link).

Scholarship

The scholarship covers necessary costs related to stay and study in the CR. The scholarship amount is regularly amended. Currently the amount paid to students of a Bachelor’s, Master’s or follow-up Master’s study programme stands at CZK 12,000 per month, whereas the amount paid to students of a Doctoral study programme stands at CZK 14,500 per month.
The scholarship amount already includes an amount designated for the payment of accommodation costs.
Costs of accommodation, food and public transport are covered by scholarship holders under the same conditions that apply to students who are citizens of the CR.
Should healthcare exceeding standard care be required by the student, s/he shall cover it at his/her own costs.
Travel expenses for travelling to the Czech Republic and back to the student’s homeland are paid by the party that has nominated the student to study in the CR or by the foreign national at his/her own costs.

Application procedure

  • Scholarship applications can only be filed on-line. The scholarship application form is available here. An application for a scholarship of the Government of the CR can only be submitted through a Diplomatic Mission of the Czech Republic in the given country. Here you can find the list of Czech Missions abroad.
  • The applicant shall deliver a filled in application form to the Mission in electronic form. If the application has been accepted and may proceed to the next round of the selection procedure, the Mission shall ask the applicant to perform certain following tasks (i.e. sit an entry test, interview, English language test for students who wish to study a given study programme in the English language, etc.). The most successful applicants shall be asked to submit complete documentation by a given deadline that the Mission shall determine so as to ensure that proposals for scholarships to be granted in a new academic year are at the disposal of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic and the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic in Prague by 31 December of the year prior to the given academic year.
  • A limited number of scholarships are also offered to applicants from selected developing countries who submit their application for a scholarship of the Government of the CR through UNESCO. In this case the applicant shall enter UNESCO as the “Sending Organisation” in the application form.

Application deadline

The conditions for applying for Czech Government Scholarships awarded to students from Developing Countries differ for each country, meaning that each country’s Diplomatic Mission is responsible for setting the deadlines and informing the general public on the conditions of application.
For example  the deadline for Macedonia is set on Friday, November 30, 2012. Furthermore, the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic has allocated 4 scholarships for study in the Czech language only for students from the Republic of Macedonia. Scholarships for studying in English have not been allocated this year.

Detailed information on the terms and conditions of scholarship awards can be found in official “Guidelines for Granting Scholarships of the Government of the Czech Republic“.

Official programme website.  

55 thoughts on “Czech Government Scholarships for Developing Countries

    1. Dear Irshad,

      this offer is only for bachelor/master/doctoral study programmes. For possibility to study your higher education in Czech republic, you can ask at the Embassy of the Czech republic in your country.

      Kind regards,
      Mladiinfo team

    2. Dear administrator,

      I am from Serbia and I study law science. Is there any posibility for me to study law or political science? If not, can I apply for economics on any university in your country? Thank you for your time.

      Sanjin S.Masovic

      1. Dear Sanjin S. Masovic,

        Please note that Mladiinfo only informs on different opportunities and do not provide any financial support or own other specification's information. If our post does not answer your questions, please direct your concerns to the official contact persons.

        Kind regards,
        Mladiinfo team

  1. Dear sir,

    I would like to ask why Algeria is not available in the list of countries that are eligible for their stydent to apply for Master degree. would you please let me know if eligible to apply for scholarship or not.

    I am an Algerian student, my name is Amine Bedaida.

    1. Dear Amine,

      Algeria is considered as a developing country, so you are eligible to apply for this scholarship. An application for a scholarship of the Government of the CR can only be submitted through a Diplomatic Mission of the Czech Republic in your country. You can find the list of Czech missions abroad above in the main text. Hope this helps.

      Kind regards,
      Mladiinfo team

    1. Dear Ahmadu,

      this scholarship is eligible for developing countries and Nigeria is considered as a developing country, therefore you can apply. As you can see in our reply for Amine`s comment, you have to submit the application through a Diplomatic Mission of the Czech Republic in your country. You can find the list of Czech missions abroad above in the main text.

      Kind regards,
      Mladiinfo team

  2. Dear Nuwan,
    Sri Lanka can be considered as a developing country, what means that is eligible. In fact, information about Diplomatic Mission of the Czech Republic in Sri Lanka is not included in the list above. We advice you to contact Czech Consulate in Colombo (email: [email protected],[email protected]) and ask about eligibility and further information.

    Best regards,
    Mladiinfo team

  3. Dear Sir,

    I am from Afghanistan, I am applying for Masters…
    I filled the online application, but there is no option for submitting the application online, could you please let me know how and where to submit the application…
    Are we required to print the online filled application and send it by mail or e-mail to the embassy of Czech Republic in Kabul … ?
    The deadline is approaching and I am really confused about it…

    Thank You

    1. Dear Ab. Waheed,

      As is written in the application procedure section, the applicant shall deliver a filled application form to the Mission in electronic form, what means, that you can send a filled application form by email to Czech Diplomatic Mission in your country. The list of the Czech Mission abroad you can find in the post above.

      Best regards,
      Mladiinfo team

      1. Thank You for the answer, It means we need to print the online filled application and send the scan copies to the Czech Diplomatic mission in Afghanistan…or it is automatically submitted and received by the respective diplomatic missions…?

  4. I'm interested whether olny the three above mentioned faculties can be studied with the this schoolarship? I'm a law student and would like to study law or politics, isn't it possile?
    Thanks!

    1. Dear Ana,

      We have the information about those specific 3 areas of studies. Please direct your concern to the contact persons. Maybe they can help you.

      Kind regards,
      Mladiinfo team

  5. My question is that,is this scholarship open to other fields apart from the 3 above,am a sports degree holder,do they have a masters in sports science or physical education

    1. Dear Sharon,

      We have the specification for only the 3 areas given above in the post. You might want to ask the contact persons for your concern and see the options.

      Kind regards,
      Mladiinfo team

    1. Dear visitor,

      Croatia is listed in some lists of developing countries, but in the same time Croatia is soon to be part of EU, thus the best advise is to direct your concern to the official contact persons which you can find on the official website.

      Kind regards,
      Mladiinfo team

    1. Dear Mohammad,

      Please read the post and go through all the information and see for yourself if you are a candidate for this scholarship. Also, note that Mladiinfo only shares links to free education, and does not offer any financial aid.

      Kind regards,
      Mladiinfo team

    1. Dear Sayed,

      Please just follow the instructions given in the "application section" of our post (in more details they are on the official website). If you have completed your application form, you probably need to wait now for results, but make sure that you have filled everything and provided all that is required from you.

      Kind regards,,
      Mladiinfo team

  6. Hello dear:
    I am intereste to join this scholarship but the problem is this that i have not taken my diploma until now It take one month to take it from university . My question is this, it is possible to complete ur from, and after one month I send my diploma? please try to show me a good way to join this scholarship.i newly graduated from university and i take time to take my diploma.

  7. Dear Marina,

    Please note, that Mladiinfo only informs about scholarships and is not responsible for the application process. Please, contact Czech Diplomatic Mission in your country in order to ask your question.

    Best regards,
    Mladiinfo team

    1. Dear Kingsley,

      Ghana is probably considered as a developing country, so you are probably eligible to apply for this scholarship. An application for a scholarship of the Government of the CR can only be submitted through a Diplomatic Mission of the Czech Republic in your country. You can find the list of Czech missions abroad above in the main text (There is Czech Embassy in Accra). Hope this helps.

      Kind regards,
      Mladiinfo team

  8. Dear Sir,

    I applied to this scholarship online and i received the e-mail from embassy to process the documents but some documents need to be translated to Czech language. I couldn't find firm in Afghanistan that translate to Czech language, what to do now?

    1. Translate them on English and then maybe you will find a translator from English to Czech language. We do not have any other solution for you….we just re-posted the information.

  9. Dir Sir/Madam,
    I am a student form Ukraine. If it is possible to clarify some issues. I want to apply for a scholarship for follow-up master study programme Economics, Institute of Economic Studies, Charles University in Prague. Is it possible to apply without having GMAT or GRE scores, just with the translated documents of the syllabus in mathematics and statistics ? AND can I sent PTE test (level b2) instead of TOEFL and IELTS? and the last question – can I apply if I have my Bachelor diploma at the end of January just after the deadline of the application process? I would be grateful for your response.

    1. Dear Iulia,

      If you can't find specification on your concerns in the post, you might want to direct to the official contact persons provided for you in the post/at the official programme website (the link of which can be found at the very end of the Mladiinfo's post).

      Kind regards,
      Mladiinfo team

    1. Go through the eligibility section and see if you are candidate. If you satisfy all the conditions, you can apply. The instructions for applying are given to you in a separate section.

    1. Dear Kingsley,

      As it is written on the website of the Czech Embassy in Accra, the deadline was November 9 th, so you propably cannot apply. Contact directly the Embassy to make sure.

      Best regards,
      Mladiinfo team

    1. Dear Kingsley,

      As it is written on the website of Czech Embassy in Accra "If the application has been accepted, The Embassy will invite the applicant to an entry test and interview. The most successful applicants shall be asked to submit, to the Embassy, complete paper documentation by 14.12.2012." – what means that you can wait for the response from the embassy until 14 December.

      Best regards,
      Mladiinfo team

  10. Dear sir,
    I have missed the deadline for application in electronic form (it was 9th of November right? ). If there is any way to fill the application now please HELP ME. I was really interested about this but there were some reasons, so i missed the deadline.And just one more question: Is the scholarship valid for Faculty of Dental Medicine or Molecular Biology and genetic engineering. I am interested about that.
    Thank you in advance,
    Sara from Macedonia

    1. Sara, if you have missed the deadline we are sorry to say that we can't help you. We can advise you to ask the contact persons which you can find on the right side of the official website and ask them whether you can apply or not. This is not much promising but you can give it a try.

      Kind regards,
      Mladiinfo team

  11. For example the deadline for Macedonia is set on Friday, November 30, 2012.

    Zasto na liknot za registracija pisuva deka rokot e pominat i deka bil do November 9, 2012.
    Ima li nacin seuste da se registrirame denes?

    1. Dear Maria,

      Unfortunately we cannot help you, because we are not responsible for the process of application for this scholarship. What we can recommend you is to contact directly Czech Diplomatic Mission in Skopje and ask them, if you still can apply. We wish you good luck!

      Best regards,
      Mladiinfo team

  12. Hi

    I am from the Republic of Maldives and I was wondering if we are eligible (Maldivians are eligible for Czech scholarships). I do not see Maldives on the list of Czech Consulates or embassies and I don't think there is any Czech consulate office in the Maldives . Could you provide me the instructions on who to contact in this case.

    Thanks

    Nasru

    1. Dear Nasru,

      Maybe you should check with the closest Czech consulate office to the Maldives (meaning are there such offices in the neighborhood countries). Also, please go through guidelines and the official website provided here in our post.

      Kind regards,
      Mladiinfo team

  13. Hello, I am citizen of Georgia but living in Prague. I m a freshman of Charles university. Studying Liberal arts and Humanities. I was wondering if I can apply for any of these scholarships which are refunded for students from developing countries ?

    Thanks in advance,
    George

    1. Dear George,

      Please consider as well the last thing mentioned in our 'eligibility' section in the post: Foreign nationals who have been granted permanent residence in the Czech Republic are not eligible to apply for the Government scholarships. Yet, if this still doesn't apply for you, please check with the persons in charge whose contacts you can find on the official website.

      Kind regards,
      Mladiinfo team

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