Deadline: 30 April / 31 October
Open to: University students, PhD students, university teachers, researchers and artists
Scholarship: varies from EUR 350 to EUR 1000 per month
In 2005, the National Scholarship Programme for the Supports of Mobility of University Students, PhD Students, University Teachers, Researchers and Artists was established by the approval of the Government of the Slovak Republic. The National Scholarship Programme of the Slovak Republic (NSP) is funded by the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic.
The National Scholarship Programme of the Slovak Republic supports study/research/teaching/artistic mobility of foreign students, PhD students, university teachers, researchers and artists at higher education institutions and research organisations in Slovakia.
The following individuals can apply for a scholarship in the framework of the National Scholarship Programme:
- university students within their second level of higher education
- PhD students
- foreign university teachers, researchers or artists
Citizens of the following countries can apply for a scholarship: Member States of the European Union; other signatories to the Bologna Process (listed are only countries outside the EU) – Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Island, Kazakhstan, Liechtenstein, Republic of Macedonia, Moldova, Monte Negro, Norway, Russian Federation, Serbia (including Kosovo), Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, Vatican City; Belarus, Uzbekistan; Canada, Mexico, USA, countries of Latin and Central America; Australia, China (including Taiwan), Egypt, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Republic of Korea, New Zealand, Republic of South Africa, Thailand, Vietnam.
Individuals with permanent residence in the Slovak Republic can not apply for a scholarship in the framework of the National Scholarship Programme for the support of mobility for applicants from abroad.
The scholarship shall cover scholarship holders’ living costs (accommodation, board, etc.) during their study/research/teaching/artistic stay at higher education institutions, research or non-governmental organisations in Slovakia. Regarding the accommodation and administrative duties related to the entry to the territory of the Slovak Republic, scholarship holders can contact their host institution or they can arrange these issues themselves. In case of applicants from abroad, the NSP does not cover travel costs related to arrival and departure from Slovakia.
Amount of a monthly scholarship
a) university student: 350 EUR
b) PhD student: 580 EUR
c) young university teacher / researcher or artist: (= without PhD degree (or its equivalent) with less than 4 years of experience) – 580 EUR
d) experienced university teacher / researcher or artist:
- with PhD degree (or its equivalent) or more than 4 years of experience – 850 EUR
- with PhD degree (or its equivalent) and with more than 10 years of experience – 1000 EUR
Scholarship application forms are submitted on-line here. In order to submit the on-line application, it is necessary to fill out the on-line application form (sign in to access the forms), attach all required documents in requested formats and press the “submit” button. Original hard copies of documents shall be delivered to SAIA, Bratislava before the deadline at the following address: SAIA, n. o., │Námestie slobody 23 │ 812 20 Bratislava 1 │ Slovakia.
Original hard copy of an Admission or Invitation Letter from a Slovak university or research organisation can be sent by the host institution in Slovakia directly to SAIA, Bratislava.
30 April by 16:00 CET – scholarship stays for the next academic year
31 October by 16:00 CET – scholarship stays for the summer semester of the running academic year
More detailed information and conditions of scholarship can be found at the official website.