Summer Schools of Slavonic Studies, Czech Republic

Deadline: 31 March 2014 (deadline at the respective nominating agencies earlier)
Open to: students, teachers, translators, interpreters and other experts active in the field of Czech/Slavonic studies or individuals interested in the Czech language, literature, history and culture
Venue: July-September 2014, Czech Republic


The Summer Schools of Slavonic Studies offering Czech language courses are organized by several public universities in the Czech Republic:

  • Faculty of Arts and Philosophy of Charles University in Prague;
  • Institute for Language and Preparatory Studies in Poděbrady of Charles University in Prague;
  • Faculty of Arts and Philosophy of Masaryk University;
  • Faculty of Arts and Philosophy of Palacký University in Olomouc;
  • Faculty of Arts and Philosophy of the University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice;
  • University of West Bohemia in Plzeň.

The courses are held during the summer months (July – September), their length ranges from 2 to 4 weeks depending on the course content determined by each Summer School.

The Summer Schools offer language courses at various levels of proficiency, seminars on the Czech literature, culture and history, free-time activities including theatrical, musical and dance performances, trips etc.


The courses are designed for foreign students, teachers, translators and interpreters and other experts active in the field of Czech/Slavonic studies. Due to their broad scope they are, however, open to anyone else who is interested in the Czech language, literature, history and culture.


For 2014, the Czech Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport offers a limited number of scholarships for participation in the Summer School courses to applicants from the following countries:

Argentina, Austria, Belgium – Flemish Community, Belgium – French Community, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Columbia, Croatia, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Mexico, Mongolia, Montenegro, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, the Ukraine, United Kingdom and Vietnam.

Each scholarship consists of free board and lodging, coverage of course fees and free access to cultural events which are part of the course programme. Information on scholarships is available from the appropriate Czech diplomatic missions.


Scholarships can only be awarded to applicants who are nominated by the competent authorities (usually government agencies) of the aforementioned countries. Application dossiers should reach the Czech Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport by 31 March 2014; the closing dates for applications set by the respective agencies in recipient countries must be therefore inevitably earlier. Applications sent directly to the Czech Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport by individual applicants will not be processed.

Advice and further information can be provided by the Czech diplomatic missions.

For more details visit the official website HERE.

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