The Government of Czech Republic in her commitment to promoting education is delighted to call for applications for the 2021-2022 Czech Republic Government Scholarships for Foreign Students and submission of applications will continue till 30 Sept.
All foreign students are hereby encouraged to grasp the opportunity and make the best of it.
Czech Republic Government Scholarships
The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport of the Czech Republic (hereafter referred to as the “Ministry”) annually offers fully-funded scholarships to developing countries, pursuant to bilateral intergovernmental or departmental agreements concluded with a number of countries.
Its length usually ranges from 2 to 10 months depending upon the agreement made by the Czech government and the foreign government concerned that specifies also the categories of eligible recipients.
Czech Republic Government Scholarships holders may be admitted for research visits (i.e. either attending non-degree courses of their choice, or pursuing an independent research activity, depending on their qualifications and preferences), or for study visits, when they enroll in a standard study programme for the period of scholarship specified in the appropriate intergovernmental/departmental agreement.
Since the courses they follow in the Czech Republic do not lead to the award of a degree, the universities concerned usually do not require them to sit entrance examinations.
Romania, Russia, and Ukraine can apply for these Czech Republic government scholarships.
Why Czech Republic Government Scholarships?
The Scholarships are intended solely to promote the study of adults of foreign nationality from the eligible third countries listed below. Neither a national of the Czech Republic, nor a national of a Member State of the European Union, nor any other foreign national who has a permanent residence permit on the territory of the Czech Republic can, therefore, receive such a scholarship.
In addition, scholarships cannot be awarded to children under 18 years. (Applicants must be 18 years old on September 1 of the year when they begin their studies in the Czech Republic.)
One of the things that have denied many people scholarships is the fact that most of them apply for a scholarship without finding out some criterion for the awarding of the scholarship.
Field of study and level is one of the things that differentiates scholarship opportunities most scholarship opportunities are specifically meant for a particular field of study.
Czech Republic Government Scholarships of this type are designed for university/college students or graduates and Ph.D. candidates (exceptionally also for university researchers/teachers) who wish to accomplish a study or research stay at one of the Czech public institutions of higher education.
From our descriptions above it is obviously expose that this scholarship is to be taken in the Czech Republic.
These Government Scholarships are designed to cover the standard length of study plus a one-year preparatory course of the Czech language(which is combined with other field-specific training).
Its length usually ranges from 2 to 10 months depending upon the agreement made by the Czech government and the foreign government concerned that specifies also the categories of eligible recipients. All applicants should indicate the preferred period of scholarship in their application form.
The Ministry reserves the right to change the requested term of scholarship and/or place any applicant to a course and/or higher education institution different from those indicated in his/her scholarship application form, if admission, as requested by the applicant, is not feasible.
Now, these parts have always been misunderstood. Many people think that this scholarship is limited to only students from the Czech Republic but that is not actually the fact.
For the information and the benefit of the person reading this. This opportunity is open to not just the Czech Republic citizens but to other students coming from around the world especially developing countries.
Eligible Countries: Scholarships for the academic year 2021/2022 are offered to the citizens of the following countries:
- Bosnia and Herzegovina,
- and Zambia.
The scholarships serve exclusively to promote the study of foreigners from developing countries. Neither a citizen of the Czech Republic, a citizen of the European Union nor any other foreigner with a permanent residence permit in the territory of the Czech Republic can therefore apply for a scholarship.
These so-called Government Scholarships are designed to cover the standard length of study:
- in Follow-up Master study programmes plus a one-year-long preparatory course of the Czech language (which is combined with other field-specific training). Government scholarships of this category are awarded to graduates of Bachelor’s degree programmes.
They can enrol only in study programmes from the selected areas of study in which instruction is given in the Czech language. Depending on the subject area, applicants are normally required to sit entrance examinations at the university concerned.
Successful passing of entrance examinations constitutes a precondition for a scholarship award;
- in Follow-up Master study programmes or Doctoral study programmes. Government scholarships of this category are awarded to graduates from Bachelor or Master study programmes, respectively, who enrol in study programmes with instruction in the English language.
Czech Republic Government Scholarships Benefits
- The scholarship covers the necessary costs related to staying and studying in the Czech Republic. The scholarship amount is regularly amended.
- Currently, the amount paid to students on 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 above scholarship amounts include an amount designated for the payment of accommodation costs.
Costs of accommodation, food, and public transport are covered by scholarship holders from the scholarship under the same conditions that apply to students who are citizens of the Czech Republic.
Should health services exceeding standard care be required by the student, s/he shall cover them at his/her own cost.
Czech Republic Government Scholarships Eligibility
- The scholarships are intended solely to promote 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 a member state of the European Union, nor any other foreign national with a permit to permanent residence on the territory of the Czech Republic may, therefore, be granted this type of scholarship.
Furthermore, the scholarships may not be granted to persons under 18 years of age. (The applicants have to turn 18 as of 1 September of the year when they commence studies in the Czech Republic at the latest.)
- In Bachelor/ Master/ Doctoral Study Programmes plus one-year Preparatory Course of the English 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 Programmes in which instruction is given in the English language.
Depending on the subject area, Applicants are normally required to sit entrance Examinations at the higher education institution Concerned. Successful passing of Entrance examination constitutes a precondition for the scholarship award; or
- In follow-up study Programmes Master or Doctoral Study Programmes: Government scholarships of this category are awarded to graduates of Bachelor or Master Study Programmes, respectively, Enroll in the WHO study Programmes with instruction in the English language.
In addition, the Scholarship Review Board will take into consideration applicants’ results from their earlier studies. Priority will be given to students who have not previously had the opportunity to study abroad.
Notification for Czech Republic Government Scholarships
‣ The scholarship award is notified by a Decision issued by the Ministry. There is no legal claim to the scholarship award. The scholarship is not transferable to another person.
How to Apply for the Scholarship
How to Apply: All applicants shall fill in the electronic application form available on the website and successfully register (i.e., obtain an application identification number by sending a completed application form to the pertinent authority electronically).
The applicant shall send the completed application form to the Mission in electronic form, i.e., by completing online registration.
Visit the scholarship webpage for details
Every applicant is obliged to fill in an electronic application form available at http://registr.dzs.cz/registr.nsf by September 30th of the year preceding the respective academic year (i.e. the calendar year prior to the academic year) for which Scholarships are offered).
Detailed information on the conditions for the award of scholarships can be found in the binding “Guidelines for the Granting of Scholarships of the Government of the Czech Republic” in Czech and English
Prospective applicants are advised to read carefully the guidelines before applying.
Prospective applicants shall acquaint themselves with information on personal data protection at the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport of the Czech Republic, in compliance with the respective EU GDPR Regulation.