There are several ways to secure a scholarship, and it’s entirely up to you which one you choose – whichever one you deem more suitable for your needs and capabilities. The most basic differentiation lies in the institution that provides the scholarship – whether it’s the university you will be attending or an external organisation.
Scholarships offered by universities
You should be aware that Czech universities generally do not offer full scholarships as the study programmes are already subsidised by the government in order to provide affordable tuition fees. Generally, scholarships are offered as additional support to students.
Universities of the Study in Prague consortium annually award an extraordinary Professor Miroslav Vlček Scholarship. That is awarded to an international student who, in addition to fulfilling his/her study duties, has contributed to the dissemination of the reputation of the particular university in the Czech Republic and abroad and who has supported greater interna-tionalisation of the university environment of the public universities in Prague.
Financial support for students from abroad studying English-languages programmes is organ-ised individually by each respective department. Currently, a total of three faculties offer scholarships for promising students.
- The Faculty of Mathematics and Physics offers up to two Computer Science Tuition Fee Scholarships for the Bachelor’s Programme in Computer Science and one Computer Science Tuition Fee Scholarship for the Master’s Programme in Computer Science: any study branch.
- The Faculty of Science offers Support for Talented PhD Research Students (known as the STARS scholarship) that is available to both Czech and international students.
- The Faculty of Social Sciences offers Development Scholarships, which provide at least a partial cover for students from abroad.
Each faculty also offers scholarships for students with outstanding study results. Students can apply for this scholarship after the first year of study. The exact amount of the scholarships is prescribed by the internal regulations of each respective faculty.
Czech Technical University in Prague
Students of CTU may apply for a scholarship after completing their first semester of study to the Vice-Dean for International Relations of their respective faculty. Successful applicants will receive a monthly grant, the amount of which may vary up to 10.000 CZK (cca 400 EUR/440 USD) per month. The scholarship might also be awarded on the basis of outstanding study records.
Czech University of Life Sciences Prague
There are several ways of obtaining a scholarship at CZU. The first option is a merit scholarship awarded to students with excellent study results. Secondly, you can apply for an accommodation scholarship to help you cover your living costs. There is also an Extraordinary Scholarship awarded under particular conditions. For further information, see here. At some faculties, students may also receive a discount on their tuition fees based on their grades (FAPPZ, FZP).
University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague
After completing their first year of study, students at UCT Prague, are eligible to apply for a scholarship based on excellent academic results. Successful applicants receive a grant in an amount equal to their tuition fee per year.
Scholarships offered by other institutions and programmes
A helpful online portal where you can find available scholarship opportunities for various places in the world is the Scholarship Portal.
If that doesn’t work for you, you can also try the scholarships offered by the Czech government. The first of these are the scholarships awarded by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports. The second opportunity lies in the scholarships advertised by the Foreign Development Assistance, which provides support for the study of foreign nationals from developing countries at public institutions of higher education in the Czech Republic.
Three international programmes also provide support to students from all around the globe: