BILATERAL SCHOLARSHIPS FOR 2024/2025

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The Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic offers bilateral scholarship to foreign nationals for the academic year 2024/2025, based on bilateral agreements (between the governments/ministries).

The scholarship is usually designed for study stays of students (bachelor/master level) and/or or research stays of PhD students.

The length of scholarship (usually ranges from 1 to 10 months), the categories of eligible recipients (students on bachelor/master level/researchers/ teachers /PhD students) depends upon the agreement concerned.

The amount of monthly scholarship for academic year 2024/2025, if not specified otherwise in bilateral agreement:

  • For students (bachelor/master level): 625 €per month (from January 2024; instead of 400 €).
  • For PhD students: 1025,50€ per month (from January 2024; instead of 734 €).
  • For university teachers or researchers (without title PhD. or equivalent): 1025,50 €per month (from January 2024; instead of 734 €).
  • For university teachers or researchers (with title PhD. or equivalent): 1420 €per month (from January 2024; instead of 1015 €).

Application form is attached to this call and can be downloaded from:

https://www.minedu.sk/scholarships-offered-within-the-framework-of-bilateral-programs-of-cooperation-for-20242025/

Following documents should be attached to the application: 

  • structured curriculum vitae,
  • motivation letter (stating the personal and professional motivation of the applicant for the stay in Slovakia),
  • detailed study, teaching or research programme proposal,
  • invitation letter or letter of acceptance from the host institution (if applicable)
  • the copy of the passport in case of students from third countries
  • recommendation(s):
    • students (bachelor/master level): 2 recommendations from university teachers of the university that issued the transcript of study records,
    • PhD students: 1 recommendation from the PhD thesis supervisor,
    • University teachers and researchers: 1 recommendation from the home institution (head of department, leader of the research group etc.)
    • in case of students (bachelor/master level): transcript of study records for up to now study at the home institution,
    • in case of PhD students, university teachers and researchers: list of own publications related to the research programme of the stay,
    • copy of PhD diploma or its equivalent
    • Photo in size 3,5 cm x 4 cm (passport style photo) attached to each the original and the copy of the application form

The application form has to be signed by the applicant in person and the applicant must agree with personal data processing in all cases, otherwise the application cannot be accepted and processed.

The communication language at Slovak institutions is Slovak (alternatively Czech) or English. In case the applicant does not command Slovak (Czech) language on the satisfactory level, it is necessary to state the level of English in the application (and if possible to provide also official confirmation of language skills/certificate).

 Deadline for applications

The competent authorities of eligible countries are responsible for the selection process of nominees. The nomination letter (including the list of nominees) must be delivered to the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic at the latest on 1 April 2024, if not specified otherwise

Postal address: Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic, Stromová 1, 813 30 Bratislava, Slovak Republic.

For more information, please follow the link: https://www.minedu.sk/bilateral-scholarships-for-20242025/