There are several ways of earning a scholarship and only you can decide which are more suitable for your needs and capabilities. The most important differentiation lies in the institution which provides the scholarships – whether it is the university you will be visiting or an external organization.
Scholarships offered by universities
Charles University in Prague
Financial support for students from abroad in English-language programmes is organized individually by each respective department. At the moment there are three faculties that offer a scholarship to promising students.
- Faculty of Mathematics and Physics which offers 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.
- Faculty of Science which offers Support for Talented PhD Research Students – so called STARS scholarship – is available for Czech and foreign students alike.
- Faculty of Social Sciences offers a Development Scholarships, which provides at least a partial cover for students from abroad.
Each faculty also offers scholarships for students with outstanding study results. You may apply for this scholarship after the first year of study. The exact amount of scholarship is prescribed by internal regulations of each respective faculty.
Czech Technical University in Prague
After completing their first semester of study students of CTU may apply for a scholarship 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 getting a scholarship at CULS. The first instance is a Merit Scholarship which is awarded to students with excellent study results. Secondly you might apply for the Social Scholarship intended for those who find themselves in precarious personal situation. Aside from these you may also apply for the Accommodation Scholarship which will help you cover your living costs or the Doctoral Scholarship for those who are pursuing their Ph.D. There is also the Rector’s Scholarship designated for 3 international students with outstanding study records and the Extraordinary Scholarship awarded under special conditions. For more information, see here.
University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague
Students of UCT, Prague can apply for a scholarship after completing their first year of study and it is awarded based on excellent study result. Successful applicants receive a grant that covers their tuition fee for one year.
Scholarships offered by other institutions and programmes
Probably the best web portal available for finding scholarship opportunities for virtually any place in the world is the Scholarship Portal.
If you have no luck, you may also try the scholarships offered by Czech government. First among 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 foreign nationals from developing countries at public institutions of higher education in the Czech Republic.