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:
- 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.
- 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.
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).
Foreign nationals who have been granted permanent residence in the Czech Republic are not eligible to apply for Government scholarships.