Visegrad Scholarship Program (VSP) for Masters and Post-Masters, 2016

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Applications are invited for Visegrad scholarship program to support the mobility of students and researchers among the specified countries. This scholarship program includes Master’s and Post-Master’s schol­ar­ships to selected schol­ars for peri­ods of 1 or 2 semes­ters. The schol­ars are expected to work on their study/research projects at the host university/institution for the entire schol­ar­ship period. If selected, each scholar receives his/her schol­ar­ship fund­ing at the begin­ning of each five-month period upon a writ­ten con­fir­ma­tion from the host university/ institution. Application deadline is January 31, 2016.

Study Subject(s): Scholarships are awarded in all subjects.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for Masters and post-Masters (PhD/postdoc) studies/research stays at higher-education institutions in the V4 region as well as in the Western Balkan and Eastern Partnership countries.
Scholarship Provider: The International Visegrad Fund
Scholarship can be taken at: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Czech Republic, Georgia, Hungary, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Serbia, Slovakia, the Russian Federation and Ukraine (The applicant’s home and host uni­ver­sity must be dif­fer­ent).

Eligibility:
-Eligible applicants (Incoming scheme): Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kosovo, Macedonia,Moldova, Montenegro, Russia, Serbia, and Ukraine. Applicants from these countries can apply for up to 4 semesters (MA level) or 2 semester (PhD/postdoc) at higher-education institutions in V4 countries.
-Eligible applicants (Outgoing/Intra-V4 schemes): Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia. Applicants from V4 countries can apply for 1 or 2 semesters at higher-education institutions in V4 countries (Intra-Visegrad scheme), and in Western Balkan and Eastern Partnership countries (Outgoing scheme).
-The appli­cant must either have com­pleted a Bachelor’s pro­gram or—in spe­cific cases (if the study pro­gram is not divided into dis­tinct Bachelor’s and Master’s study programs)—completed at least 3 years before start­ing the scholarship.
-The applicant’s home and host uni­ver­sity must be dif­fer­ent, i.e., the pre­vi­ous level of uni­ver­sity stud­ies (last obtained aca­d­e­mic diploma before start­ing the schol­ar­ship) must be com­pleted in a coun­try other than where the appli­cant applies for studies.

Scholarship Open for International Students: Visegrad Scholarship ProgramCitizens of Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Czech Republic, Georgia, Hungary, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Serbia, Slovakia, the Russian Federation and Ukraine can apply for this Visegrad Scholarship Program.

Scholarship Description: The VSP is a specific program of the Fund created to facilitate academic exchanges by providing financial support to students or researchers who are citizens of the V4 countries: the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia (hereinafter the “Member States”) and for foreign citizens to study in the Member States. All Higher Education Institutions accredited by the governments (ministries responsible for higher education) and Institutes of Academies of Sciences (hereinafter only “University/Institute“) are eligible to be host as well as home institutions. The aim of the VSP is to support the mobility of students and researchers among the specified countries.

Number of award(s): Not Known

Duration of award(s): The length of the supported period of study/research shall be 10 months (2 semesters) or 5 months (1 semester). The maximum length of supported studies for applicants within the In-Coming Scholarship scheme applying for Master’s Scholarship is 20 months (4 semesters); it is possible to support an entire Master’s study program through one application.

What does it cover?
-€2,300/semester for the scholar + €1,500/semester for the host
-possibility to apply for a separate travel grant, if residing further than 1,500 km from the host

Selection Criteria: The Committee shall decide upon the ranking of candidates acting on the basis of consensus. The Selection Committee will evaluate the applicants based upon their scientific merit and originality; in case of Master’s Scholarships, the applicants’ motivation and transcript of records will also be considered.

Notification: Results will be announced by mid-May.

How to Apply: Submit your appli­ca­tion online. Then print your appli­ca­tion form directly from the on-line sys­tem (using the ‘Print’ but­ton), sign it and send it together with the com­pul­sory annexes (please note that they require orig­i­nal doc­u­ments; copies can­ not be accepted) by the dead­line. The appli­ca­tion can be either deliv­ered per­son­ally to the fund by the dead­line date or sent by post and post­marked with the dead­line date as the lat­est pos­si­ble.
Note: Please be informed that hard-copy ver­sions of the appli­ca­tion form printed out prior to their sub­mis­sion in the sys­tem are invalid.

Application Form

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 31 January 2016.

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