- 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.
- From the late 1950s to the present day, over 21,500 foreign nationals have completed their studies at Czech universities with a scholarship from the Government of the Czech Republic.
- These scholarships are intended to promote the studies of needy foreign nationals from third world developing countries.
- Recipients are expected to apply the knowledge, experiences, and friendships gained during the study period both for individual growth and for the benefit of the community.
- Selected universities in the Czech Republic
Field(s) of Study – (Study Areas Available in English)
- Scholarships are offered in the following study categories:
- MSPN – Follow-up Master´s Study Program
- DSP – Doctoral Study Program
- Czech University of Life Sciences, Prague – DSP in Sector Economics & Economics of Enterprise
- Masaryk University, Brno – MSPN in Business Management
- Masaryk University, Brno – MSPN in Finance
- Tomas Bata University, Zlín – MSPN in Management and Marketing
- Tomas Bata University, Zlín – DSP in Finance
- Tomas Bata University, Zlín – DSP in Management and Economics
- Czech University of Life Sciences, Prague – MSPN in Natural Resources and Environment
- Czech University of Life Sciences, Prague – MSPN in Forestry, Water, and Landscape Management
- Czech University of Life Sciences, Prague – MSPN in International Development and Agricultural Economics
- Czech University of Life Sciences, Prague – MSPN in Sustainable Rural Development in the Tropics and Subtropics
- Czech University of Life Sciences, Prague – MSPN in Tropical Crop Management and Ecology
- Czech University of Life Sciences, Prague – MSPN in Tropical Forestry and Agroforestry
- Czech University of Life Sciences, Prague – MSPN in Wildlife Management in the Tropics and the Subtropics
- University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Brno – DSP in various fields related to Veterinary Hygiene and Ecology
- Czech University of Life Sciences, Prague – MSPN in System Engineering and Informatics
- Masaryk University, Brno – MSPN in Applied Informatics
- Palacký University, Olomouc – DSP in Computer Science
- Tomas Bata University, Zlín – DSP in Engineering Informatics
- Palacký University, Olomouc – DSP in Ecology and Environmental Protection
- Technical University of Liberec – MSPN in Machines and Equipment Design
- VŠB–Technical University of Ostrava – DSP in Energy Engineering
- Technical University of Liberec – DSP in Machines and Equipment Design (Equipment for Thermal Techniques)
What does the scholarship cover?
- 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 taking 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 figure includes an amount designated for the payment of food, accommodation, and public transport 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 cost.
How many scholarships are given?
- Not stated
Which countries are targeted?
- The scholarships are dedicated solely to promoting the studies of adults who are foreign nationals from developing third world countries in need.
Am I Eligible to Apply?
- Bachelor/Master/Doctoral study programs plus a one-year preparatory course in 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 enroll only in study programs in which instruction is given in the Czech language.Depending on the subject area, applicants are typically required to sit entrance examinations at the higher education institution concerned. Successful passing of entrance examinations is a precondition for the scholarship award.
- Follow-up Master study programs and Doctoral study programs.
- Government scholarships of this category are awarded to graduates of Bachelor or Master study programs, respectively, who enroll in study programs with instruction in the English
How do I Apply – Next Steps
- A limited number of scholarships is also offered to students from developing countries who file their applications with the respective National UNESCO Commissions.
- Each applicant must fill an electronic application form available at http://registr.dzs.cz/registr.nsf or http://registr.dzs.cz/registr.nsf/unesco.
- For contact information on individual local offices seehttp://www.unesco.org/ (and search under the heading Communities, National Commissions).
- The form must be submitted at the latest by 30 September of the year before the given academic year (i.e. the calendar year preceding the academic year for which scholarships are offered).
- If the form is accepted, selected applicants will be asked to attend an interview at the Czech Embassy or Consulate in their home country.
- Successful applicants will be asked to submit complete documentation by a given deadline determined by the local Czech embassy.
- Prospective applicants are advised to address their inquiries concerning, among others, their eligibility and the closing date for applications to the Czech Embassiesin their countries.
- September 30th, 2017
How do I get more information?
- Scholarship website –http://www.msmt.cz/eu-and-international-affairs/government-scholarships-developing-countries?lang=2
- Read First– Scholarship PDF – http://www.msmt.cz/file/37719/
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