State support and scholarships

State support and scholarships

There are many different types of scholarship in the Czech Republic. The Ministry of Education of the country annually offers scholarships to foreign students.

There are also several ways to finance your studies. Almost every university has part-time job offers on its website.

Tuition fees for international students

Since international students in the Czech Republic study under the same conditions as Czech citizens, they usually do not have to pay tuition fees, unless they do not want to study in Czech.

Applying for scholarships

The conditions that apply for scholarships vary greatly with each scholarship focusing on different aspects of the studies. Many scholarships are granted for excellent study or scientific results. There are also programs supporting students in case of very hard social circumstances. Some basic support is available for almost every student.

If you are granted a scholarship which is offered, the State will also take care of your health insurance. It is important to find out whether or not you will be provided health care before you come to the Czech Republic.

Here are basic scholarships in Czech Republic.

  • Scholarship awards under bilateral international agreements. Scholarships of this type are designed for university students or graduates and PhD candidates who wish to accomplish a study or research stay at one of the Czech Republic institutions of higher education. Its length usually ranges from 2 to 10 months.
  • Government scholarships. Government of the Czech Republic offers a number of scholarships in order to support the study of foreign students from developing countries at public institutions of higher education in the Czech Republic. These Government scholarships are designed to cover the standard length of study plus one-year preparatory course of the Czech language.
  • Visegrad Fund scholarships. The International Visegrad Fund was founded in 2000 by the four member states: the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia. The Fund offers Master’s and Post-Master’s scholarships awarded to selected scholars for periods of 1 to 2 semesters.

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