Slovak Government’s National Scholarship Program (NSP) 2024

March 11, 2024

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Bursary Description

Slovak Government's National Scholarships.

Slovak Government's National Scholarships.

Scholarship Description:

The Slovak Government’s National Scholarship Program (NSP) for 2024 opens doors to an extraordinary educational journey for international students, PhD candidates, university teachers, researchers, and artists eager to broaden their academic and professional horizons in Slovakia. Established in 2005 and generously funded by the Ministry of Education, Science, Research, and Sport of the Slovak Republic, this initiative is a testament to Slovakia’s commitment to fostering global talent and collaboration.

Degree Level:

Slovak Government’s National Scholarship Program (NSP) 2024 is available to undertake Masters, PhD level programs at Slovekia Universities.

Available Subjects:

Following subject are available to study under this scholarship program.

  • All Subjects

Scholarship Benefits:

The NSP provides significant financial support as follows:

  • For Students: A substantial monthly stipend of 620 EUR is granted.
  • For PhD Students: Beneficiaries receive a monthly allowance of 1025.50 EUR.
  • For Academics and Artists: Monthly allowances, determined by qualifications and experience, range from 1025.50 EUR to 1470 EUR.

Eligible Nationalities:

Open to all international students.

NSP Highlights:

  1. Diverse Recipients: The NSP is a global initiative, inviting talented individuals from around the world to benefit from Slovak higher education institutions and research organizations.

  2. Comprehensive Support: Funded by the Ministry of Education, Science, Research, and Sport, the NSP provides financial support to facilitate the mobility of scholars, ensuring a seamless integration into the Slovak academic landscape.

  3. Versatile Opportunities: Tailored for international students, PhD candidates, university teachers, researchers, and artists, the NSP offers a wide array of opportunities for academic and professional growth.

About the National Scholarship Programme: Established in 2005, the NSP has evolved into a cornerstone of Slovakia’s commitment to international education and collaboration. It serves as a bridge, connecting global talents with the rich academic and cultural tapestry of Slovakia.

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Key Features:

  • Global Mobility: Scholars under the NSP have the chance to immerse themselves in Slovak higher education institutions and research organizations, fostering cross-cultural exchange and collaboration.

  • Financial Backing: As a gesture of support for talent worldwide, the NSP provides financial assistance to cover various aspects of the scholarship recipients’ stay in Slovakia.

  • Diversity in Disciplines: From arts and humanities to science and technology, the NSP caters to a broad range of disciplines, ensuring inclusivity and diversity in academic pursuits.

Application Details:

  • The application process for the NSP 2024 is now open, welcoming applications from aspiring individuals worldwide.

  • Deadline for submissions: 30th April, 2024

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    Eligibility Criteria:

    The NSP accommodates:

    • Students: Master’s program or equivalent enrolled university students located outside Slovakia, having completed a minimum of 2.5 years of study, and eligible for stays lasting 1-2 semesters.

    • PhD Students: Individuals involved in higher education or scientific training outside Slovakia, qualified for stays spanning 1-10 months.

    • University Teachers, Researchers, Artists: Global academics and artists specifically invited for teaching, research, or artistic engagements in Slovakia, with eligibility for stays extending from 1 to 10 months.

    Application Procedure:

    Applicants are required to utilize the online platform at for submission. It is strongly recommended to complete the application well in advance of the deadline to prevent potential system overloads. The necessary documentation varies depending on the applicant category but typically includes a CV, a motivation letter, a detailed study/research plan, and pertinent confirmations or invitation letters from Slovak institutions.

    Selection Criteria:

    The selection process is grounded in the quality of the applicant, the content and necessity of the proposed stay, and the budgetary constraints of the NSP. It involves a thorough assessment of the applicant’s professional background, the significance of their project proposal, and the overall quality of the application.

    NSP 2024 Application Deadline:

    All applications must be submitted by 30 April 2024, at 16.00 CET.

    Scholarship Grant Conditions:

    Scholarships are distributed on a monthly basis and are contingent upon various conditions. These include the submission of relevant documents, adherence to the approved program of stay, and active participation in monitoring and verification processes.

    For additional information, prospective applicants can reach out to the program administrators via email at or