Slovakia Government Scholarship Programme for International Students

The Slovakia Government Scholarship is offered by the government of the Slovak Republic. The national scholarship programme was establishment in 2005 for the support of the mobility of students – PhD students, university teachers, researchers and artists.

Scholarship Summary  
|Level: Postgraduate |Institution(s): Slovak Government
|Location:  Slovak Republic |Field(s): Any
|Target: All (Excerpt Slovak Republic Permanent Residents) |Deadline(s): 30 April, 31 October, 2017

The National Scholarship Programme of the Slovak Republic supports mobility of international students, PhD students, university teachers, researchers and artists for scholarship studies at higher education institutions and research organisations in Slovakia. The scholarship for the 2017/2018 academic year is funded by the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic.

The scholarship is intended to cover international scholarship holders’ living costs – costs related to staying in Slovakia – food, accommodation, transportation, etc. This is for the period during their study, research/artistic or teaching at universities and in research organisations in Slovakia. The National Scholarship Programme does not cover any travel costs to and from Slovakia.

Scholarship holders can ask for assistance concerning accommodation and formalities related to entering and staying in the territory of the Slovak Republic either from their host institutions.

If you are interested in applying for the scholarship, kindly check all approved accredited higher education institutions and research organisations in Slovakia and apply for admission.


To be eligible to apply for the Slovakia Government Scholarship programme, you should be:

A) Students who:

  • are at universities outside Slovakia;
  • 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 mobility to study in Slovakia.

All 3 conditions must be met. This category does not apply to doctoral (PhD) studies (or their equivalent).

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 mobility to study/conduct research in Slovakia.

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 headquarters in Slovakia.

Individuals with permanent residence in the Slovak Republic can not apply for a scholarship in the framework of the National Scholarship Programme for the support of mobility for applicants from abroad.

How to apply for the Slovakia Government Scholarship

Application for the Slovakia Government Scholarship can be made online. Before submitting your application, ensure you fill out the application form in Slovak, English, French, Spanish or Russian version. Attach all required documents in requested formats and press the “submit” button.

All applications must be submitted before the application deadline stated. Consider reading through the 2017/2018 call for Scholarship Application and the Scholarship Terms and Conditions before applying.

You can visit the scholarship announcement page for further information regarding the Slovakia Government Scholarship.

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