Visegrad scholarships support Masters and post-Masters (PhD/postdoc) studies/research stays at higher-education institutions in the V4 region, as well as in the Western Balkan and Eastern Partnership countries.
Eligible applicants (Incoming scheme)
Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Russia, Serbia, and Ukraine
Applicants from these countries can apply for up to 4 semesters (MA level) or 2 semester (PhD/postdoc) at higher-education institutions in V4 countries.
Eligible applicants (Outgoing/Intra-V4 schemes):
Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia
Applicants from V4 countries can apply for 1 or 2 semesters at higher-education institutions in V4 countries (Intra-Visegrad scheme), and in Western Balkan and Eastern Partnership countries (Outgoing scheme).
- min. study period is 1 semester, max. 2 semesters, or 4 semesters—only within Incoming MA-level scholarships
- having concluded at least 4 university semesters when applying, 6 semesters (equivalent of BA degree program) when starting the scholarship
- spending the entire scholarship period at the host institution
- program not suitable for joint programs (double- or multiple-degree)
- €2,300/semester for the scholar + €1,500/semester for the host
- possibility to apply for a separate travel grant, if residing further than 1,500 km from the host
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.
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.
Deadline for electronic submission of scholarship applications is 11:59:59 a.m. (noon) CET on January 31.
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.
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