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UNESCO/Czech Republic Co-Sponsored Fellowships Programme, 2018-2019

UNESCO and the Czech Republic are inviting applications for the fellowships program. There is no possibility to change neither the field of study nor the study program once the fellowship is awarded.

In order to promote human resource capacities in the developing Member States and to enhance friendship among peoples of the world, the Government of the Czech Republic has placed at the disposal of UNESCO three long-term fellowships for undergraduate studies (which comprises the Bachelor’s and Master’s study programmes for the academic year 2017-2018) for the benefit of certain developing Member States.

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Neither a citizen of the Czech Republic, nor a citizen of a Member State of the European Union, nor any other foreign national with a permanent residence permit on the territory of the Czech Republic may, therefore, be granted this type of scholarship.

Brief Description

University or Organization: Neither a citizen of the Czech Republic
Department: NA
Course Level: Undergraduate studies
Award: 14,000
Access Mode: Online
Number of Awards: NA
Nationality: Foreign students
The program can be taken in the Czech republic
Application Deadline: Closed


  • There is no possibility to change neither the field of study nor the study program once the fellowship is awarded.
  • The donor country highly recommends the following field of studies: Medicine, Natural Resources and Environment, Forestry Engineering, Tropical Agriculture, Water, and Landscape Management, Environment, Ecology, and Environmental Protection, Mechanical Engineering, Energy Engineering. Preference will be given to students who will take these fields of study.
  • Foreign students can apply for these scholarships.

International Fellowship

How to Apply

How to Apply: The mode of applying is online.

  • All applications should be endorsed by the relevant Government body (such as the National Commission or Permanent Delegation), must be made on a Czech fellowship application form, filled out in English in electronic form until 30 September 2017
  • The registration will be open for application until 30 September 2017 (Midnight Paris Time). After filling out the application, the candidate is requested to submit an online motivation letter and take a test.
  • Admission Requirement: Applicants must have their 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.

Benefit: Facilities offered by the Government of the Czech Republic

  • Tuition is free of charge
  • A monthly allowance of 14,000 Czech Crowns (1 euro = approximately 25 crowns) for students undertaking bachelor and master’s study programmes (Should this allowance be considered insufficient, the applying Member State may consider granting a partial contribution, or, the candidate may have to seek other funds from private sources to complement this allowance)
  • Accommodation at the student dormitories at reduced rates (to be paid by the fellow from the monthly allowance mentioned in (2) above)
  • Access to meals (to be paid with the monthly allowance) in the student dining halls
  • Access to discounts for urban transportation
  • The Ministry of Health provides medical care to fellows.

(Note: The facility foreign students [3] are provided under the same condition as for Czech students, i.e. at a relatively lower price.)

Facilities offered by UNESCO

  1. UNESCO will cover international travel expenses within the framework of the Fellowships Programme under the Regular Programme.  Upon selection of the candidates, UNESCO will undertake the necessary action to authorize tickets to the beneficiaries before their departure for the Czech Republic.  And,
  2. A special one-time allowance of US$200 to cover transit and other miscellaneous expenses.

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