Czech Government Scholarships for Developing Countries

Deadline: 30 September of the year prior to the given academic year
Open to: candidates who are citizens of non-EU country
Scholarship: monthly for Bachelor, Master – CZK 14,000 (EUR 540) ; for Doctoral – CZK 15,000 (EUR 580)


Granting scholarships to citizens from developing countries for studies at Czech public Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) is an important part of foreign development cooperation of the Czech Republic (CR) with a long tradition. From the late 1950s until present day, over 21,500 foreign nationals have completed their studies at Czech HEIs with a scholarship of the Government of the CR.
Government scholarships for studies at public HEIs in the CR are governed by a Resolution of the Government of the CR as part of a joint project pursued by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Within the scope of foreign development cooperation the Czech Republic provides scholarships for the following studies:

Pursued in the Czech language:

  • Bachelor’s study programmes (three- to four-year long);
  • Master’s study programmes (comprehensive four- to six-year long programmes);
  • Doctoral study programmes (three- to four-year long).

Language and preparatory studies (one-year long; only for those who have applied for a scholarship to study in the Czech language) – provided for by the Institute for Language and Preparatory Studies of Charles University;

Pursued in the English language:

  • Selected follow-up Master’s study programmes (one- to three-year long);
  • Selected Doctoral study programmes (three- to four-year long).

The list of study programmes available in English and guidelines for the scholarships read HERE.


Scholarships are dedicated solely to promoting 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 the European Union, nor any other foreign national with a permanent residence permit on the territory of the Czech Republic may therefore apply for the scholarship. Furthermore, the scholarships may not be granted to persons younger than 18.


The scholarship covers necessary costs related to stay and study in the CR. Currently the amount paid to students of a Bachelor’s, Master’s or 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. The scholarship amount includes an amount designated for the payment of accommodation 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.


Unless stated otherwise, 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 (find your country HERE). Each applicant is obliged to fill in an electronic application form by 30 September of the year prior to the given academic year at the latest (i.e. the calendar year that precedes the academic year for which scholarships are offered).

A limited number of scholarships is offered also to students from the developing countries who file their applications with the respective National UNESCO Commissions (the scholarship application form is available HERE  and needs to be printed). For contact information on individual local offices look HERE.

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.

Guidelines for the Czech Government Scholarships for Developing Countries

The official website

22 thoughts on “Czech Government Scholarships for Developing Countries

  1. that scholarship is not for development country, is for few country having the same political willing with czech—how about senegal,liberia, kenya, tanzania, burundi and many!there is a lot of student need that kind of scholarship-if you said developed country include all not few , hear me

    1. Dear Dickson,

      Residents from countries without a Czech embassy may try contacting the nearest embassy or UNESCO office to check whether they are eligible. The scholarship information says all developing countries are eligible and does not block out certain countries. There are 10 Czech embassies spread around Africa, including in Ethiopia, Ghana, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Morocco, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt and Algeria.

      Best regards,
      Mladiinfo team

  2. please i tried registering and during my registration i couldnt find my country nigeria in the nationality area. nationality wasnt found I’m a nigerian what should i do.

    1. Dear Sami,

      This scholarship opportunity is restricted only to EU citizens. You are probably in the eligible countries. You can contact the closest embassy of the Czech Republic to your place of living to direct any concerns which you might have.

      Best regards,
      Mladiinfo team

  3. Dear Mladiinfo team,
    I have applied To this scholarship and I Really want to appreciate Your Work and Please Would You Email Me Full Scholarships In The Scope of Animal Science?!

    1. Dear Yohannes,

      Good luck then with your application! As for full scholarships in any fields, please continue following the scholarship section of our website.

      Best regards,
      Mladiinfo team

  4. Dear Mladiinfo Team,
    Thanks for your Wish. And I jus want to ask you that ,as u knw the Deadline for this gov’t scholarship is 30Sept and When do the first round selection result wil announced to the students? ? ? ? ? Give me a kind of feedback if u hav info frm the past years.

    1. Dear Shahzad,

      Please read carefully the instructions on how to apply. It is stated that an application for a scholarship of the Government of the CR can only be submitted through a Diplomatic Mission of the Czech Republic. There is a link in the "application" section of our post that will lead you to a map where you can locate the nearest Diplomatic Mission of The Czech Republic. You should have the address you are looking for there.

      Best regards,
      Mladiinfo team

  5. Hello i am from Ethiopia.well, i tray many times to fill on-line scholarship application but failed because of internet or other error on we-site …..i have filled all questions on application many times….it took times filling that application and it says”passive time version”
    so the deadline passed!anyway could you tell me other options to apply encase.

    1. Dear Asamenew,

      You're right the deadline has passed, but for next year you must contact the Czech embassy in your country or the one nearest your country for further details. Mladiinfo does not operate the scholarship nor make award decisions.

      Kind regards,
      Mladiinfo team

  6. From Kenya I did applied , can se the status that application form procesed but…don’t know what next wether application succesfull or not…….how can I know plizzz…

    1. Dear Okal,

      Unfortunately we don't have that information. You can try contacting the Czech embassy in your country or the one nearest your country for further details.

      Kind regards,
      Mladiinfo team

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