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Czech Republic government awards for Foreign Students, 2021-2020

Czech Republic Government offers scholarships for foreign students in the 2021-2020 academic session. University/college students or graduates and PhD candidates (exceptionally also for university researchers/teachers) are eligible to apply for this study. This is awarded to undertake study or research program.

Czech Republic Government offers a number of general and subject-specific funding schemes. The aim of the programs is to attract the best and most motivated people to the Czech Republic.

One hundred and sixty-five years have passed in 2013 since the establishment of the Ministry of Education, a central organ of state administration, which was founded by Supreme Edict No. LXXI/34 Coll. of 23rd March 1848. The Ministry was headquartered in Vienna, exerting its authority over the whole territory of the monarchy of that time.



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The Czech for Foreigners Portal provides an overview and comprehensive information for foreigners who are applying for permanent residence in the Czech Republic or for Czech citizenship and will be taking the Czech Language Exam or Czech Life and Institutions Exam.

Application Deadline: Closed


  • Students from Austria, Bulgaria, Egypt, Estonia, France, Germany, Germany, Greece, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Latvia, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Mexico, Mongolia, Peru, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Albania, Bulgaria, China, Hungary, Lithuania, Poland, Romania and Russia can apply for these Czech Republic government awards.
  • These are available university/college students or graduates and PhD candidates (exceptionally also for university researchers/teachers) who wish to accomplish a study or research stay at one of the eligible Czech public institutions of higher education.
  • These are awarded in all subjects available at the eligible Czech public institutions of higher education.
    • Educations of this type are designed for university/college students or graduates and PhD candidates(exceptionally for university researchers/teachers) who wish to undertake study or research visits to one of the Czech public institutions of higher education.
    • These are not intended for summer language courses; a separate notification of awards for participation in the Summer Schools of Slavonic Studies is published at http://www.msmt.cz/eu-and-international-affairs/summer-schools-of-slavonic-studies.

How to Apply

  • How to Apply: The MEYS reserves the right to change the requested term of scholarship and/or place any applicant onto a course and/or higher education institution different from those indicated in his/her application form if admission to the course requested by the applicant is not possible. All applicants should indicate the preferred period of study in their application form.
  • Supporting Documents: To apply, students must be ready to submit the CV, list of publications, medical certificate, photocopy of the diploma, certified transcript(s) of records, two letters of recommendation from, list of publications. Fine arts and performing arts students/graduates are moreover required to attach a sample of their artistic work, e.g. photographs, video/audio recording of a musical performance, etc.
  • Admission Requirements: To apply for the program applicants must have a previous degree.
  • Language Requirements: Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.


    • For the academic year 2021-2020, the amounts to CZK 9,000 per month for those who do not hold a Master’s degree or equivalent and CZK 9,500 per month for holders of a Master’s degree or equivalent.
    • Award-holders are exempted from tuition fees.
    • The award has to be collected in person at the appropriate department of the host university.
    • Inexpensive accommodation at student dormitories is offered as well as the possibility to take meals at student catering facilities.
    • Grant-holders reimburse the related board and lodging expenses themselves.
    • Medical care for EU/EEA citizens who are properly insured in their home countries is provided in compliance with the European Parliament and Council (EC) Regulation No. 883/2004, as last amended, and its implementing Regulation No. 987/2009, as amended by Regulation No. 465/2012 – detailed information is available on the website of the Health Insurance Bureau.

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