Czech Government Scholarships for the Students From Developing Countries

Deadline: 15 January each year
Open to: Secondary school graduates from developing countries willing to study Bachelor, Master or PhD in Czech Republic in the areas of economics, informatics or agriculture
Scholarship: Students of Bachelor’s, Master’s or Follow-up Master’s program receive 9.000, – CZK per month, students of Doctoral programs receive 9.500, – CZK per month

Description

The Government of the Czech Republic offers a number of scholarships within the framework of its Foreign Development Assistance Programme 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 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 who can enrol only in study programmes in which they follow instruction in the Czech language. Depending on the subject area, applicants are normally required to take entrance examinations at the respective institution of higher education. The scholarship award is conditional upon a successful passing of entrance examinations;

or

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.

Study Areas that are available in English in the areas of economics, informatics and agriculture can be seen in this link.

Scholarship

The scholarship covers the necessary costs of living and studying in the Czech Republic. The amount of scholarship is continuously adjusted. Currently, students of Bachelor’s, Master’s or Follow-up Master’s program receive 9.000, – CZK per month, students of Doctoral programs receive 9.500, – CZK per month.The amount of scholarship already includes the amount intended to cover accommodation costs.The scholarship holders cover the costs of accommodation, meals and public transport from the scholarship amount under the same conditions as students – citizens of the Czech Republic. Any possible extraordinary medical care must be paid from the student’s own resources.
Travel to the Czech Republic and back to their homeland after termination of study is to be paid by the party that proposed the student for the study in the Czech Republic, or the student himself/herself.
Upon arrival to the Czech Republic, students must be prepared to bear initial expenses of approximately CZK 3000 to 5000,- for administrative fees associated with the study, or any other expenses according to their needs (e.g. clothing, translation and recognition of documents, etc.).

Eligibility

The precondition for admission to the Master’s program following on a Bachelor’s program is a successful completion of the Bachelor’s program.
The precondition for admission to the Doctoral program is a successful completion of the Master’s program.
To be a citizen of developing country
To be granted the Government scholarship to study in English, the applicant must have a good knowledge of English.
If possible, the applicant proves his/her knowledge of English with an internationally recognised certificate (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS, APIEL etc.). Each applicant is required to undergo an initial interview and an English language test, which will be held at the embassy of the Czech Republic. If an applicant for scholarship has a long-term residence at the time of application, the interview and test will take place in the Centre of International Services of the MoEYS.

How to apply?

Applicants shall submit the following documentation, in two copies (two identical folders):

a) the Application form (to download the application form, please click here (.doc) or here (.pdf)) with a glued-in photograph, completed fully and legibly, preferably in English or Czech, machine printed or hand-written in capital letters, which includes the applicant’s permanent addresses for at least 2 years back, the specification of the study plan and curriculum vitae, which shall contain information about all studies commenced and completed by the applicant, including addresses of the educational institutions, data on employment (company name, address, position and job description), a list of foreign stays and trips abroad in the past five years and a photocopy of the applicant’s passport, if issued.
b)Statement of reading the Instructions for the award of scholarships of the Government of the CR (found in Annex 1 of the information kit found below ).
c)Statement of reading the Terms of health care and acquisition of travel medical insurance (Annex 2 of the information kit),
d)For the purpose of admission to full-time study of:
da)Follow-up Master’s degree program:
– certified copy of a diploma, certificate or similar proof of proper completion of a Bachelor’s degree program
– certified copy of the Supplement to Diploma or a completed listing of lectures and passed examinations, including their scope and results of examinations),
– additional information proving that the study program was carried out by an institution authorised to provide tertiary education
– additional information about the contents of university education completed abroad
– certified translations of documents referred to in point da) (the best option is a translation into Czech verified by the relevant embassy of the Czech Republic)
db)Doctoral program
– certified copy of a diploma, certificate or similar proof of proper completion of a Master’s degree program,
– certified copy of the Supplement to Diploma or a completed listing of lectures and passed examinations, including their scope and results of examinations),
– additional information proving that the study program was carried out by an institution authorised to provide tertiary education,
– additional information about the contents of university education completed abroad,
– certified translations of documents referred to in point db) (the best option is a translation into Czech verified by the relevant embassy of the Czech Republic)
-and:
– overview of publications,
– outline of the technical issues, that the applicant intends to focus on during his/her doctoral program,
– outline of the topic of the applicant’s dissertation (3 – 5 pages),
– two letters of recommendation from professors of academic institutions,
– and any other evidence of qualification and previous professional/scientific activities.
e) a certified copy of the birth certificate translated into Czech and verified by the embassy of the Czech Republic (needed when applying for personal birth number),
f) a medical certificate on the applicant’s health status not older than two months, with an official translation into English or Czech.
g) an internationally recognised certificate proving the knowledge of English.

Scholarship applications together with the required attachments are to be submitted to the appropriate Czech Embassy in the applicant’s country before the deadline set by the Embassy so that the applicants’ dossiers reach the respective Czech authorities (Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport) by 15 January each year.
Students who, at the time of application, stay in the Czech Republic may submit the respective documents to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Department for Development Co-operation, by 31 December of the preceding year at the latest.
Foreign nationals who have been granted permanent residence in the Czech Republic are not eligible to apply for Government scholarships. Applications sent directly to the Czech Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport will not be processed.
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.

Contacts

Information on studying at universities in the CR
MFA: Loretanske square 5, 118 00, Prague 1
MoEYS: Karmelitská 7, 118 12, Prague 1
DZS: Department of Students Administration, Na Porici 1035/4, 110 00 Prague 1
E-mail: [email protected]

To download a full information kit, please click here (.doc) or here (.pdf).

The Official Website 

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