National Scholarship Programme of Slovak Republic

Deadline: 30 April / 31 October
Open to: university students, PhD students, university teachers, researchers, artists
Scholarship: covers scholarship holders’ living costs (accommodation, board)

Description

In 2005, the National Scholarship Programme for the Supports of Mobility of University Students, PhD Students, University Teachers, Researchers and Artists was established by the approval of the Government of the Slovak Republic. The National Scholarship Programme of the Slovak Republic (NSP) is funded by the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic.

The National Scholarship Programme of the Slovak Republic supports study/research/teaching/artistic mobility of foreign students, PhD students, university teachers, researchers and artists at universities and research organisations in Slovakia.

Eligibility

The following individuals are eligible applicants for a scholarship in the framework of the NSP:

A) students, who are university students abroad and will be participating on a study stay in Slovakia within their 2nd level of higher education (or will be participating on a study stay in Slovakia at least during the 7th semester of their higher education, i.e. in case that they are students of a joined study programme – joined 1st and 2nd level of higher education), and who are accepted by a public, private or state university in the Slovak Republic to an academic mobility to study in the Slovak Republic;

  • duration of the scholarship stay: 1 – 2 semesters (i.e. 4 – 5 or 9 – 10 months) or 1 – 3 trimesters, if the academic year is divided on trimesters (i.e. 3 – 4 or 6 – 7 or 9 – 10 months)

B) PhD students, whose higher education or research preparation takes place abroad, and who are accepted by a public, private or state university or research organisation eligible to carry out a PhD study programme(e.g. Slovak Academy of Sciences) in the Slovak Republic to an academic mobility to study/conduct research in the Slovak Republic;

  • duration of the scholarship stay: 1 – 12 months

C) foreign university teachers, researchers or artists, who are invited by an organisation with a valid certificate of competence to carry out research and development seated in the Slovak Republic, and which is not a business organisation to a teaching/research/artistic stay in the Slovak Republic.

  • duration of the scholarship stay: 1 – 12 months

Citizens of the following countries are eligible to apply for a scholarship in the framework of the NSP:

  1. Member States of the European Union;
  2. other signatories to the Bologna Process (listed are only countries outside the EU) – Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Island, Kazakhstan, Liechtenstein, Republic of Macedonia, Moldova, Monte Negro, Norway, Russian Federation, Serbia (including Kosovo), Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, Vatican City;
  3. Belarus, Uzbekistan;
  4. Canada, Mexico, USA, countries of Latin and Central America;
  5. Australia, China (including Taiwan), Egypt, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Republic of Korea, New Zealand, Republic of South Africa, Thailand, Vietnam.

Scholarship

The scholarship shall cover scholarship holders’ living costs (accommodation, board, etc.) during their study/ research/ teaching/ artistic stay at higher education institutions, research or non-governmental organisations in Slovakia. Regarding the accommodation and administrative duties related to the entry to the territory of the Slovak Republic, scholarship holders can contact their host institution or they can arrange these issues themselves. In case of applicants from abroad, the NSP does not cover travel costs related to arrival and departure from Slovakia.

Application

Deadlines:

  • 30 April by 16:00 CET – scholarship stays during the following academic year
  • 31 October by 16:00 CET – scholarship stays during the summer semester of the running academic year

Scholarship applications are submitted on-line HERE. On-line application system is opened at least 6 weeks before the application deadline.

Original hard copies of the documents must be submitted to SAIA in Bratislava  within 5 working days since the application deadline, to the following address:

SAIA, n. o.
Námestie slobody 23
812 20  Bratislava 1
Slovak Republic

Find more information regarding the scholarship and the application process, as well as required documents for applying HERE.

Read the official call HERE.

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