About the university
Masaryk University was established in 1919, shortly after the creation of an independent Czechoslovak state. However, the decision to establish a university did not come in a sudden burst of revolutionary fervour. Rather, it represented the culmination of many years of effort on the part of Czech society, then in the process of developing rapidly on all fronts, to establish a second centre of national education and culture.
Masaryk University awards honorary doctoral degrees (Doctor honoris causa, abbreviated as Dr.h.c.) to prominent figures - both Czech and foreign - whose contributions to the development of science, culture or art are internationally recognised. An honorary doctoral degree may be awarded for any of the branches of science cultivated at MU. Proposals for honorary doctorate nominations may be made either by the Rector or by the deans of individual faculties. Nominations are subsequently submitted for a vote by the MU Scientific Board.
What does a Kohn Research Scholarship cover ?
The scholarships have a value of 20,000 CZK per month, and are awarded for periods from one to 10 months, depending on the nature of the research or studies that the applicant wishes to pursue. Scholarship holders are exempt from tuition fees. Accommodation, to be paid for by the scholarship recipients, is available in double rooms at the university halls of residence. Travel costs and health insurance are also the responsibility of the scholarship winners.
Applying for a Kohn Research Scholarship
There is no fixed application deadline, so interested candidates are encouraged to send their application throughout the year. The selection of successful candidates will be made by the Rector of Masaryk University and confirmed by the heirs of Pavel Kohn. The candidates will be informed of the result of the selection process without unreasonable delay.
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