Saturday, August 23, 2008

Scholarships for Foreign Students, PhD Students, University Teachers and Researchers

The National Scholarship Programme of the Slovak Republic is intended to support mobility of foreign students, PhD students, university teachers and researchers to stay at Slovak universities and research institutions.

Types of scholarships

a) Scholarships for foreign university students (enrolled at least in the 6th semester) to take part in Master study over a period of 1 to 2 semesters (from 5 to 10 months) at Slovak universities.

b) Scholarships for foreign PhD students to take a part of PhD study over a period of 1 to 12 months at Slovak universities or research institutes.

c) Scholarships for foreign university teachers and researchers over a period of 1 to 12 months to carry out teaching or research at Slovak universities, research institutes or nongovernmental organisations on the basis of an invitation.

Scholarship designation

The scholarship is designated to cover living costs (accommodation, boarding, etc.) of a study, research and teaching stay of foreign applicants at Slovak universities and research institutions. The applicants can ask their host institution to assist them to arrange their accommodation and necessary documents regarding the stay in Slovakia, or they have to arrange it by themselves. The Scholarship Programme does not cover the travel costs to and from Slovakia.

Application procedure and eligibility

The on-line application system at opens 6 – 8 weeks before the deadline. The application form is accessible only after the on-line application system is opened. For eligibility purposes please check the above website. The submitted documents must be originals.

Documents must be received by deadline at:

SAIA, n. o.

Námestie slobody 23

812 20 Bratislava 1

Slovak Republic

Applications deadlines for the academic year 2008/2009:

31 October 2008 ( until 16:00 CET) - for summer semester 2008/2009

Selection procedure of applicants from abroad

The selection committee, appointed by the Minister of Education of the Slovak Republic, carries out the selection of scholarship holders.

Further Contacts:

Adela Poláčková, Programme Co-ordinator

Tel.: +421 2 544 11 426 (436)

Fax: +421 2 544 11 429