The Czech Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, the Faculty of Social Sciences at Charles University offers partial scholarships for students of all fee-based programmes. For the academic year 2020/2021, a total of eight scholarships are available, designated for students from developing countries and countries going through a process of political and economic transition.
From the year 2020 on, the scholarship is administered as a one-time lump-sum payment of CZK 75 000 (approx. EUR 3 000) to selected students to support the student’s necessary living costs. There is no tuition fee waiver as a part of the scholarship.
The scholarship can be awarded to students studying in one of Faculty’s fee-based study programmes in one of the first three years of study for Bachelor’s programmes or first two years of study for Master’s programmes. Basically, this means the application can be submitted by current students in the first or second year of Bachelor’s studies or first year of Master’s studies, or by a fresh applicant to any of the fee-based programmes. Furthermore, the applicants have to be from developing countries and countries going through a process of political and economic transition and have to state their needs of the financial support within the application.
The successful scholarship holder will receive payment at the start of the Winter semester, no later than one month after they register for their studies and fulfilment of other prerequisites. The main prerequisite for the scholarship payment is the student’s prior payment of tuition fee for the Winter semester. No money will be paid in advance of the student’s arrival in Prague.
The Czech Ministry of Education Scholarships 2020 at Charles University is awarded on a year-to-year basis. Therefore, students have to submit a new application each year. Furthermore, Scholarships will not be offered for the third year of study (Master’s degree) or the fourth year of study (Bachelor’s degree) under any circumstances.