Slovak Government Scholarships for Developing Countries for the academic year 2016/2017

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The Government of the Slovak Republic each year awards scholarships for eligible developing countries’ students. These scholarships support full-time higher education study (Bachelor, Master and Postgraduate or Doctoral) conducted in the Slovak language in a chosen field.

The aim of the Government of the Slovak Republic Scholarship is to enable and encourage academically able students from any nationality.

The Government of the Slovak Republic each year awards scholarships for eligible developing countries’ students. It is the central body of the state administration of the Slovak Republic for elementary, secondary and higher education, educational facilities, lifelong learning, science and for the state’s support for sports and youth.

Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.

Scholarships are available for full-time higher education study (Bachelor, Master and Postgraduate or Doctoral) conducted in the Slovak language in a chosen field of study according to the applicable system of study programmes at public universities in the SR.

Scholarships are awarded for Teacher Training and Education Science, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Business and Administration, Ecological and Environmental Sciences; Building Engineering, Manufacturing and Communication; Agriculture, Forestry, Veterinary, Water Resource Management, Medical Sciences, Dental Surgery, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Non-Medical Health Sciences (all subjects are not available to all countries).

Scholarship / Scholarships of the Government of the Slovak Republic will comprise the following items in the 2016/2017academic year:

  • for the first and second levels of university study: monthly scholarship: 280 €
    one-time stipend upon the commencement of study in the SR:  35 €
    one-time stipend upon the completion of study in the SR: 100 €
    Scholarship holders also enjoy discounts provided to students in the SR by the relevant sector of the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the SR.
  • for the third level of university study: monthly scholarship: 330 €
    one-time stipend upon the commencement of study in the  SR:  35 €
    one-time stipend upon the completion of study in the SR: 100 €
    Scholarship holders also enjoy discounts provided to students in the SR by the relevant sector of the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the SR.
  • for language and preparatory studies for all levels of university study:
    monthly scholarship: 280 €
    one-time stipend upon the commencement of study in the SR: €
    The amount of the monthly scholarship may be adjusted in the event of a distinctive change in living standards in Slovakia between 2010 and 2016.

Eligibility /

  • A government scholarship may be awarded to a national of a partnering country as defined in Subsection (2) who a) has 1. temporary residence for the purpose of studies,10) 2. temporary residence as a third party national granted Slovak Living Abroad status,11) or 3. the right to stay on the territory of the Slovak Republic for a period in excess of three months,12)
  • is 1. a full-time student at a public university located in the Slovak Republic in one of the academic programs contained in the notice defined in Subsection 2 who demonstrates command of Slovak at the level required by the given public university, or 2. a participant in language education for the purposes of university studies (“language education”)
  • as of 1 September of the year in which the application for a government scholarship is submitted, 1. is at least 18 years of age and not more than 26 years of age with respect to language education for studies of a first-level or second-level academic program or an academic program combining first and second-levels or studies in such an academic program or 2. is at least 23 years of age and not more than 35 years of age with respect to language education for studies of a third-level academic program or studies in such an academic program.

Application / Students from developing countries can apply for these Slovak Government scholarships.

Scholarship application deadline / 30 May 2016.

Further official scholarship information and application

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