The National Scholarship Programme of the Slovak Republic supports mobility of international students, PhD students, university teachers, researchers and artists for scholarship stays at higher education institutions and research organisations in Slovakia.
Application Deadline: 30th April 2023 by 16:00 CET (4 pm)
About the Award: The Government of the Slovak Republic approved the establishment of the National Scholarship Programme of the Slovak Republic for the support of mobility of students, PhD students, university teachers, researchers and artists in 2005. The National Scholarship Programme of the Slovak Republic (NSP) is funded by the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic.
Type: Masters, PhD, Research, Short Course
Eligibility: Eligible applicants for a scholarship in the framework of the NSP:
A) students who:
- are university students at universities outside Slovakia;
- are students of the second level of higher education (master’s students), or are students who at the time of application deadline have already completed at least 2.5 years of their university studies in the same study programme;
- will be on a study stay in Slovakia during their higher education outside Slovakia and who will be accepted by a public, private or state university in Slovakia for an academic mobility1 to study in Slovakia.
All 3 conditions must be met. This category does not apply to doctoral (PhD) studies (or their equivalent).
- Duration of a scholarship stay (students): 1 – 2 full semesters (i.e. 4 – 5 or 9 – 10 months) or full 1 – 3 trimesters, in case the academic year is divided into trimesters (i.e. 3 – 4 or 6 – 7 or 9 – 10 months).
B) PhD students whose higher education or scientific training takes place outside Slovakia and who are accepted by a public, private or state university or a research institution in Slovakia eligible to carry out a doctoral study programme2 (e.g. the Slovak Academy of Sciences) for an academic mobility1 to study/conduct research/artistic stay in Slovakia.
- Duration of a scholarship stay (PhD students): 1 – 10 months.
C) international university teachers, researchers and artists who are invited to a teaching/research/artistic stay in Slovakia by an institution with a valid certificate of eligibility to carry out research and development, which is not a business company3 and it has its seat in Slovakia.
- Duration of a scholarship stay (university teachers, researchers or artists): 1 – 10 months.
Eligible Countries: International
To be Taken at (Country): Slovakia
Number of Awards: Not specified
Value of Award: The scholarship is intended to cover international scholarship holders’ living costs, i.e. the costs related to staying in Slovakia (food, accommodation, etc.), during their study, research/artistic or teaching stay at universities and in research organisations in Slovakia. The scholarship holder can ask for assistance concerning accommodation and formalities related to entering and staying in the territory of the Slovak Republic either his/her host institution, or he/she can handle all the necessities him-/herself.
Duration of Award: When planning your scholarship stay, the following applies:
- beginning of the scholarship stay:
o students: the earliest date of the beginning of the stay is 1 September 2023; the latest date of the beginning of the stay is 1 April 2024
o PhD students, university teachers, researchers and artists: the earliest date of the beginning of the stay is 1 September 2023; the latest date of the beginning of the stay is 31 August 2024
- completionof the scholarship stay:
o students: the latest date of the completion of the stay is 31 August 2024
o PhD students, university teachers, researchers and artists: the latest date of the completion of the stay is 30 November 2024
Note: When planning your scholarship stay, it is necessary to adhere to the terms and conditions of the National Scholarship Programme of the Slovak Republic; specific dates of the beginning/completion of your scholarship stay shall be stated clearly in the Admission/Invitation Letter issued by your host institution in Slovakia.
How to Apply: Scholarship applications are submitted online at www.scholarships.sk. Online application system is opened at least 6 weeks prior to the application deadline. Applications can be filled in only in case that the online application system has already been opened.
- It is important to go through all application requirements in the Award Webpage (see Link below) before applying.