Studying in the Czech Republic in 2019-2020
The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic opens its annual competitive enrollment to scholarship programs of undergraduate and graduate studies for the 2019-2020 academic year. The program includes 26 Czech universities.
The duration of the program and language of tuition depend on the chosen institution.
Candidates are encouraged to apply to the selected university directly for an invitation letter. The invitation letter is not included in the list of required documents, but it significantly increases the chances of receiving scholarships and simplifies the application procedure.
Applications are accepted only from candidates approved by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of Russia. Therefore, to participate in the scholarship program, it is necessary to prepare two sets of documents.
The documents for the Russian Ministry are to be submitted in one copy, in Russian, and include a letter of recommendation from RANEPA signed by the rector or vice-rector and endorsed by Larisa Taradina, Director for the Development of International Educational Cooperation, personally or by email (firstname.lastname@example.org); the candidate’s biography; a Czech or English language proficiency certificate; an excerpt from the record book (for students) or a copy of the university diploma with an insert (for graduate applicants); and a copy of the international passport. All the documents must be certified by the signature and stamp of RANEPA.
The documents for the Czech side are to be prepared in accordance with the requirements of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic and submitted in two copies in Czech, English, French or German. The package should include an application, the applicant’s CV and a list of publications. For programs that last more than 30 days, applicants will also need two letters of recommendation from their supervisors or employers, an excerpt from the record book (for students) or a copy of the university diploma with an insert (for graduate applicants); students applying for fine arts programs should also provide a portfolio.
Documents are accepted on paper only until 16:00 on March 1, 2019 at 51, Lyusinovskaya St., 117997 Moscow, (Department of International Cooperation, Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation).
The scholarship for Russian students covers only tuition fees.
In addition, several Czech universities will organize summer schools of Slavic studies offering intensive courses in the Czech language and culture. These include Charles University (Faculty of Arts, Prague); Institute for Language and Preparatory Studies at Charles University, Podebrady; Masaryk University (Faculty of Arts, Brno), Palacky University Olomouc (Faculty of Arts, Olomouc), University of South Bohemia in Ceske Budejovice ( Faculty of Arts, Ceske Budejovice) and the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen.
Courses are held from July to September and last three to four weeks, depending on the content of the course determined by each summer school individually. They are open to both foreign citizens who apply for a scholarship and those who cannot or do not want apply and agree to cover the costs.
The number of scholarships and their distribution across Summer Schools for 2019 is determined by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic. The scholarship covers accommodation with full board, tuition, cultural events, and trips organized as part of the summer school program. Some of the summer schools also cover the cost of using public transport within the city.
Applications can be submitted by foreign students and specialists from the programs in Czech / Slavic studies. The courses are also open to anyone interested in the Czech language, literature, history and culture. The applicant must be at least 18 years old at the time the program starts.
To participate, please fill out an application form and attach a CV in Czech or English. The organizer may also request additional documents.
The applicant must be approved by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation in accordance with national requirements for applications for scholarships. Applications sent to the organizers without the consent of the Ministry of Education and Science of Russia will not be considered. A letter of recommendation from the university must be signed by the rector or vice-rector and endorsed by Larisa Taradina, Director for the Development of International Educational Cooperation, personally or by email (email@example.com).
PLEASE NOTE: Acceptance of documents ends at 16-00 on March 1, 2019