Applicants must have either completed a Bachelor’s program or—in specific cases (if the study program is not divided into distinct Bachelor’s and Master’s study programs)—completed at least 3 years (6 semesters) of higher-education before starting the scholarship.
The applicant’s home and host university must be different, i.e., the previous level of university studies (any obtained academic diploma before starting the scholarship) must be completed in a country other than where the applicant applies for studies.
Applicant’s citizenship: Eligible host country/territory:
- Albania/AL CZ|HU|PL|SK
- Armenia/AM CZ|HU|PL|SK
- Azerbaijan/AZ CZ|HU|PL|SK
- Belarus/BY CZ|HU|PL|SK
- Bosnia and Herzegovina/BA CZ|HU|PL|SK
- Czech Republic/CZ AL|AM|AZ|BY|BA|GE|HU|XK*|MK|MD|ME|PL|RS|SK|UA
- Georgia/GE CZ|HU|PL|SK
- Hungary/HU AL|AM|AZ|BY|BA|CZ|GE|XK*|MK|MD|ME|PL|RS|SK|UA
- Kosovo*/XK CZ|HU|PL|SK
- Macedonia/MK CZ|HU|PL|SK
- Moldova/MD CZ|HU|PL|SK
- Montenegro/ME CZ|HU|PL|SK
- Poland/PL AL|AM|AZ|BY|BA|CZ|GE|HU|XK*|MK|MD|ME|RS|SK|UA
- Serbia/RS CZ|HU|PL|SK
- Slovakia/SK AL|AM|AZ|BY|BA|CZ|GE|HU|XK*|MK|MD|ME|PL|RS|UA
- Russia/RU CZ|HU|PL|SK
- Ukraine/UA CZ|HU|PL|SK
Rules/Sample of the application form
Applicants are strongly recommend to read the program’s rules [see documents] and review the sample application form to see the specific information required for applying.
On-line application form
Applying for the Visegrad Scholarship Program is possible only through the on-line application system. The system opens approximately 2 months prior to the deadline, usually at the beginning of December. Once you register on-line, you are kindly asked to remember the ID (the application number) since it will be used in all future communication with you, and a password which will enable you to access your application form in the future.
Note: Make sure you fill out all the required fields and upload all requested documents (for example, bank details are not required when submitting and can be edited later). The recommended file format of the uploaded documents is PDF (if a document has more than a single page please convert it into a multi-page PDF file). Also, JPG or GIF can be accepted.
Applicants whose university or employer (at the time of applying) is further than 1,500 km from the selected host university/institute (at the time of applying) are eligible for a lump-sum travel grant. Travel grants are allocated on a competitive basis and cannot be guaranteed to any applicant. Applying for travel grants is part of the on-line application form (see paragraph 10 for more information).
Content and objective of the study/research
If applying for a Master’s scholarship, the content and objective of the study should consist of the applicant’s personalized study summary. Please do not copy-paste information from the host university’s website or other PR materials.
Submitting the application
Submit your application on-line. Then print your application form directly from the on-line system (using the ‘Print’ button), sign it and send it to us together with the compulsory annexes (please note that we require original documents; copies cannot be accepted) by the deadline. The application can be either delivered personally to the fund by the deadline date or sent by post and postmarked with the deadline date as the latest possible. (No document postmarked after January 31 can be accepted.)
Note: Please be informed that hard-copy versions of the application form printed out prior to their submission in the system are invalid.
Signed hard-copy versions of the application form along with all relevant annexes can be either brought personally to the fund by 16:30 CET on the deadline date or sent by post if postmarked with the deadline date as the latest.
Announcing the results of the selection process—Travel documents
If you are listed among the approved scholars, please check the validity of your passport and make sure it is valid until the end of the scholarship period. In the event that the validity of your travel document expires before/during the scholarship period, please apply for a new passport and inform us of this fact. You will be requested to provide us with the new details (passport number, (new) spelling of your name, etc.) before the contract and the confirmation of the fund’s support is issued and sent to you.
Receiving the scholarship
If selected, each scholar receives his/her scholarship funding at the beginning of each five-month period upon a written confirmation from the host university/institution—see Article 4 of the Contract (available in Documents).
Information for the recipients of the travel grant: The travel grant is paid at the beginning of the scholarship period together with the first installment of the scholarship.
To APPLY ONLINE click "Further official information" below and fill the form.