Scholarship opportunities to pursue Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral Programs in the Czech Republic
October 23, 2011 1 Comment
The Government of the Czech Republic is seeking applications from eligible candidates in developing countries for scholarships to pursue studies at public institutions of higher education in the Czech Republic for the academic year 2012-2013.
A number of scholarships are offered every year to foreign nationals within the framework of country’s Foreign Development Assistance Program in support of Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral study programs.
These Government Scholarships are designed to cover the standard length of study of the respective program.
Scholarship courses and duration
Within its international development co-operation, the Czech Republic provides scholarships to study:
in Czech language:
- Bachelor’s degree programs (three to four years)
- Master’s degree programs (four to six years)
- Follow-up Master’s degree programs (one to three years)
- Doctoral degree programs (three to four years);
The language and preparatory studies are organized by the Institute of Language and Preparatory Studies of the Charles University (1 year, only for applicants for a scholarship to study in Czech)
Admission to the Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs in the CR requires prior completion of secondary or full secondary vocational education equivalent to the GCSE in the Czech Republic.
Admission to the Follow-up Master’s program also requires prior successful completion of the Bachelor’s program.
Fields of Study and Admission Procedure
While awarding scholarships to study in Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs in the Czech language, the list of recommended fields of study is taken into consideration. The list is updated to fit the needs of a particular country and with regard to the ongoing development co-operation projects.
For Bachelor/Master study programs plus one-year preparatory course of the Czech language (which is combined with other field-specific training), the government scholarships are awarded to graduates from upper secondary schools who can enrol only in study programs 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.
Submission of proposals
Proposals to award scholarships for the new academic year, along with necessary documents must be forwarded to the Czech Embassy in the country on a date determined by the embassy so that the documentation is available to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic and the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic in Prague by 15 January at the latest.
A limited number of scholarships is offered to students from developing countries who file their applications with the respective National UNESCO Commissions.
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