Types of Scholarships in Czech

The international students who dream of studying in the Czech republic have a chance to benefit from the types of scholarships in Czech.

These scholarships are one of the options that help the students in financing their studies. This is in addition to the fact that the cost of studying and living in Czech is low and affordable.

Types of Scholarships in Czech

If the student decided to study in the Czech language, there will be a chance to get any type of scholarship offered by teaching staff, just like his fellow Czech students.


Based on the teaching staff rules, and as amended by article 91 of law no 111 of 1998 regarding the higher education, the scholarship could be one of the following:

Scholarship for Students Engaged in Non-Traditional Programs

Scholarships for

  • Research, development, and creative activities.
  • The outstanding students in the scientific, research, development, artistic, and other innovative subjects that contribute to promoting knowledge.
  • The students with difficult social circumstances (the social scholarships, in addition to the scholarship to finance the costs of living and the like).

It is possible to offer scholarships and grants for students who study in a foreign language, on condition that the students study full time.

Scholarships Within the Foreign Development Aid Program

The Czech government offers the students from the developing countries scholarships as a part of the foreign development aids. These scholarships support the study of such students in the higher education public institutions in the Czech republic. These scholarships cover the regular study period for:

  • The students who are willing to study bachelor, master, or PhD programs, or attend a one-year preparatory course in the Czech language, and other field training.
    Normally, the applicants have to take an admission exam in the relevant higher education institution. This is a part of the enrollment process in a Czech university and a condition to get a scholarship.
  • The students who want to pursue their own study programs, Master or PhD programs, with English instructions.

Students can submit the scholarships applications only through the online application form.

Scholarships Under International Bilateral or Multilateral Agreements

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech republic offer scholarships annually (for study and research) for the foreign students according to many international or bilateral agreements.

Applicants are nominated for this scholarship by the competent authority in the relevant country, where they can submit scholarship applications.

These kinds of scholarships are for the university, graduate, and PhD students. In some cases, candidates could be researchers or university professors.

Study or research in the public higher education institutions in the Czech republic last from 2 to 10 months, as per the agreement signed between the Czech government and the foreign one.

Often, scholarship holders are accepted for the research visits, as these do not lead to a degree and they do not have to take an admission exam.
In such cases, applicants should contact the chosen university directly and request an invitation letter from the relevant department. This is nonobligatory but strongly recommended.

Study in Czech Language

The Czech language is not necessary in case of research and study programs that are in other languages, but it is recommended.

The students who do not have sufficient knowledge in the Czech language have to be fluent in English or at least be familiar with French or German.

The Czech language is a requirement in case of studying a regular study program given in the Czech language in one of the Czech universities.

Application requirements to get a scholarship in the Czech republic vary. Typically, the foreign authorities (the government agencies in the eligible countries or the Czech embassies in such countries) send them to the Czech ministry by March 31.

Applicants should contact the relevant national authorities (usually the ministries of education) in due time.

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