2024/2025 Slovak Republic Government Scholarships for Foreign Students to study in Slovakia (Funded)

April 27, 2024

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Bursary Description

Application Deadline: April 30, 2024

Applications are now open for the 2024/2025 Slovak Republic Government Scholarships for Foreign Students. The Government of the Slovak Republic approved the establishment of the National Scholarship Programme of the Slovak Republic for the support of mobility of students, PhD students, university teachers, researchers and artists in 2005. The National Scholarship Programme of the Slovak Republic (NSP) is financed by the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic from the state budget of the Slovak Republic.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible applicants for a scholarship in the framework of the NSP:

A) students who:

  • are university students at universities outside Slovakia;
  • are students of the second level of higher education (master’s students), or are students who at the time of the application deadline have already completed at least 2.5 years of their university studies in the same/similar study programme;
  • will be on a study stay in Slovakia during their higher education outside Slovakia and who will be accepted by a public, private or state higher education institution in Slovakia for an academic mobility[1] to study in Slovakia.

All 3 conditions must be met. This category does not apply to doctoral (PhD) studies (or their equivalent).

  • Duration of a scholarship stay (students): 1 – 2 full semesters (i.e. 4 – 5 or 9 – 10 months) or 1 – 3 full trimesters, in case the academic year is divided into trimesters (i.e. 3 – 4 or 6 – 7 or 9 – 10 months).

B) PhD students whose higher education or scientific training takes place outside Slovakia and who are accepted by a public, private or state higher education institution or a research institution in Slovakia eligible to carry out a doctoral study programme[2] (e.g. the Slovak Academy of Sciences) for an academic mobility[1] to study/conduct research/artistic stay in Slovakia.

  • Duration of a scholarship stay (PhD students): 1 – 10 months.

C) international university teachers, researchers and artists who are invited to a teaching/research/artistic stay in Slovakia by an institution with a valid certificate of eligibility to carry out research and development, which is not a business company[3] and it has its seat in Slovakia.

  • Duration of a scholarship stay (university teachers, researchers or artists): 1 – 10 months. 

Benefits

Category:  Monthly
a) university student of the second level of higher education  620 EUR
b) PhD student  1025,50 EUR
c) university teacher/researcher/artist:  
without PhD degree (or its equivalent) and at the same time less than 4 years of work experience as a university teacher/researcher/artist  1025,50 EUR
with PhD degree (or its equivalent) and at the same time less than 10 years of work experience as a university teacher/researcher/artist  1 370 EUR
with PhD degree (or its equivalent) and at the same time more than 10 years of work experience as a university teacher/researcher/artist  1 470 EUR

Travel Grant

Travel allowance amount depends on the distance (in a direct line) between applicant’s place of residence (the permanent address; resp. address of home institution) and the place of his/her stay in Slovakia (the address of the host institution)[5]:

  • distance up to 200 km – 0 €,
  • distance more than 200 km, max. 300 km – 50 €,
  • distance more than 300 km, max. 500 km – 100 €,
  • distance more than 500 km, max. 1 000 km – 250 €,
  • distance more than 1 000 km, max.2 000 km – 350 €,
  • distance more than 2 000 km, max.3 000 km – 500 €,
  • distance more than 3 000 km, max. 5 000 km – 750 €,
  • distance more than 5 000 km, max. 7 000 km – 1 100 €,
  • distance more than 7 000 km – 1 500 €.

Application deadlines

[6] Central European Time

Application Procedure

Scholarship applications are submitted online at www.scholarships.skOnline application system is opened at least 6 weeks prior to the application deadline. Applications can be filled in only in case that the online application system has already been opened.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Slovak Republic Government Scholarships