Government Scholarships – Developing Countries
Scholarship Awards within the Foreign Development Assistance Programme – offer
for the academic year 2011/2012
General information on the scholarship programme:
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:
1) 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;
2) in follow-up Master study programmes or Doctoral study programmes. Government
scholarships of this category are awarded to graduates of Bachelor or Master
study programmes, respectively, who enrol in study programmes with instruction
in the English language.
Study Areas Available in English:
follow-up master study programme Economics, Institute of Economic Studies,
Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University in Prague
doctoral study programme Economic Theories, Center for Economic Research and
Graduate Education, Charles University in Prague
follow-up master study programme Informatics, Faculty of Economics and
Management, Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague;
follow-up master study programme Information Management, Faculty of Informatics
and Management, University of Hradec Králové
follow-up master study programme Natural Resources and Enviroment, Faculty of
Agrobiology, Food and Natural Resources, Czech University of Life Sciences in
follow-up master study programme Forestry, Water and Landscape Management,
Faculty of Forestry and Wood Sciences, Czech University of Life Sciences in
follow-up master study programme Technology and Environmental Engineering,
Faculty of Engineering, Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague
doctoral study programme Chemistry (Agriculture Chemistry), Faculty of Agronomy,
Mendel University in Brno
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) by 15 January each year.
Students who, at the time of application, stay in the Czech Republic may submit
the respective documents to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Department for
Development Co-operation, by 31 December of the preceding year at the latest.
Foreign nationals who have been granted permanent residence in the Czech
Republic are not eligible to apply for Government scholarships.
A limited number of scholarships is offered to students from developing
countries who file their applications with the respective National UNESCO
Commissions. For contact information on individual local offices see
http://www.unesco.org/ (and search under the heading Communities, National
Applications sent directly to the Czech Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport
will not be processed.
Prospective applicants are advised to address their inquiries concerning, among
others, their eligibility and closing date for applications to the Czech
Embassies in their countries.
Detailed information on the terms and conditions of scholarship awards is
provided in the binding “Instructions regarding the Scholarship Award Scheme of
the Government of the Czech Republic” issued in Czech, English and Spanish
(click below to download in PDF or Word format):
The prospective applicants are advised to peruse the instructions before
Scholarship application forms may be obtained from the respective Czech
Embassies or downloaded here in PDF (137.23 KB) or Word (176.50 KB) format.
(For the list of required attachments see part 1.1, 2.1 of the Instructions.)
Attachment f) “Medicate Certificate” must be issued on the official form that is
available at the respective Czech Embassies and can be also downloaded here in
Czech (PDF, Word), English (PDF, Word) or Spanish (PDF, Word).
The last amendment to the Act on the Residence of Foreign Nationals on the
territory of the Czech Republic has had an impact upon the system of coverage of
medical expenses incurred by the Government scholarship-holders.
Prior to the granting of a visa for a stay exceeding 90 days, the applicant is
obliged to submit the respective certificate of travel medical insurance issued
by an insurance company authorised to provide such insurance on the territory of
the Czech Republic.
The Government scholarship-holders applying for a prolongation of their
residence permit validity, have to contract and cover the respective medical
The list of insurance companies currently authorised to provide such medical
insurance is available at: