If you are considering a period of study abroad and have not chosen any of the foreign universities or other educational institutions involved in the established Charles University mobility programmes, you can try a number of other schemes: this page contains a regularly updated list of international offers. The stays listed below are organized by foreign universities or research institutions, educational foundations, institutions with links to foreign embassies, non-profit NGOs etc. Some of the stays are partly or wholly funded by the host institution; in other cases, however, the applicants are expected to cover the cost themselves.
Every year, ENS Paris offers scholarships for a two- or three-year Master’s degree course to thirty international students. Accommodation is provided by the ENS.
For more details, see the ENS Paris website:
University students who are Czech citizens can apply for French government scholarships awarded by the French Embassy in the Czech Republic. The scholarships are intended for:
- one- to three-month research internships
- doctoral studies under joint supervision (doctorat en cotutelle)
in the following fields:
life and earth sciences
economics and law
humanities and social sciences
linguistics and literature
More information can be downloaded from the links below:
For more detail, see the French Institute website: http://www.ifp.cz/-Bourses-pour-etudiants-?lang=cs
The Paul Robitschek Scholarship is awarded annually to Czech and Slovak university students. Successful applicants spend two semesters studying at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Nebraska, USA).
The scholarship covers tuition and university fees, accommodation and subsistence, textbooks and a return air ticket. Apart from proficiency in English, the eligibility requirements include willingness to maintain regular contact with the programme coordinator and to do part-time work on the university campus.
The candidate must also demonstrate sufficient academic aptitude and an interest in US political, economic and cultural life.
The application deadline for a given academic year is always 1 March of the previous year. For more information, see the UNL
For more information on the University of Nebraska – Lincoln see http://www.unl.edu/
This offer is intended for doctoral students at Charles University’s medical faculties and the Faculty of Science.
The candidates recommended by the faculty's doctoral studies subject-area boards submit their research projects in biomedicine or other fields to the Dean of the faculty, who will pass the projects on to the Vice-Rector for International Relations and Mobility, Professor Škrha.
If both Charles University and the partner institution endorse the project, the doctoral student will be awarded a NICHD scholarship, which covers one to two years of research work under the supervision of a NICHD tutor.
Candidates are required to have completed at least one year of doctoral studies. For the selection procedure they submit a CV (in English), a research project, a transcript of records for the entire course of their university studies, and two letters of recommendation.
The offer concerns the following research programmes: gynaecology, bone and extracellular matrix branch, cell biology and metabolism, cellular regulation and metabolism, developmental and molecular immunity, developmental endocrinology and genetics, developmental neuroscience, genomics of differentiation, molecular medicine, perinatal research and obstetrics, physical biology, reproductive and adult endocrinology, nervous system development and plasticity, physical biochemistry.
Applications can be submitted at any time during the academic year.
For more information on NICHD, see http://www.nichd.nih.gov/
If you have further questions, please contact Ms Jana Pištorová from the International Relations Department at the Charles University Rectorate: tel: 224 491 304
Vanderbilt University offers PhD scholarships in biomedicine. For more information see the university website:
You can also apply to take biomedicine classes at Vanderbilt Summer School:
Baden-Württemberg-Stipendium is a scholarship programme promoting international exchanges for university and secondary school students, and also for graduates of vocational schools. Every year approximately 1,200 applicants receive scholarships for study periods abroad.
The Krsek Foundation offers a maximum of 10 scholarships enabling talented students to study at prestigious universities in the United Kingdom and the United States.
The scholarship is intended to cover one year's tuition fee for a Master's degree programme.
The intended beneficiaries are students admitted into a Master's degree programme in a technical field, natural sciences, economics, history or political science at any of the following universities: Harvard, Oxford, Cambridge, Caltech, Chicago, Columbia, MIT, Princeton, Stanford and UC Berkeley.
Applications can be submitted throughout the academic year.
For more information, see http://www.zahranici-stipendium.cz/scripts/detail.asp?id=4412
The Düsseldorf-based Gerda Henkel Foundation (Gerda Henkel Stiftung) offers scholarship programmes in historical disciplines, especially in history, archaeology, art history, history of law etc.
Details of currently available programmes, including application forms, are posted on the Gerda Henkel Foundation website:
BAYHOST (the Bavarian Academic Centre for Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe) supports cooperation between Bavarian universities and universities from Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe.
For the offer of scholarships, see
The scholarship programme of the Czech-German Future Fund targets Czech and German students who want to work on research projects focusing on various aspects of Czech-German relations during a study period in the neighbouring country.
For more detail and the application form, see:
Administered by the Ministry of Education of the Netherlands, the Huygens Scholarship Programme offers talented students the opportunity to study at Dutch universities. Applications can be submitted by students under 35 years of age from all over the world. The programme is intended for students who want to complete their Bachelor's or Master's degree in the Netherlands.
For more detail and the application form, see www.nuffic.nl/hsp
Founded in 1950, the Herder Institute (Marburg) is one of the most important German research institutions focusing on the history and culture of Central and Eastern Europe. The Institute is a member of the Leibniz Association (Leibniz-Gemeinschaft), a union of non-university research institutes from various fields.
The Herder Institute offers the following scholarship programmes:
1. Leibniz Graduate School
For more information see http://www.herder-institut.de/startseite/stipendienprogramme.html
Scholarships are offered to PhD students and researchers working on projects concerning the history of Central and Eastern Europe.
CEEPUS is the Central European Exchange Programme for University Studies, which promotes cooperation within university networks.
The member countries are: Albania, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Croatia, Hungary, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia. Kosovo is a cooperating partner.
The programme targets undergraduate and postgraduate students and academics from public higher education institutions.
The scholarship can be applied either through the university network or outside it (if you want to go as a ‘free mover’).
AKTION Austria - Czech Republic is a programme supporting bilateral cooperation among higher education institutions in teaching and research.
The programme covers education and research activities in all fields.
It offers grant funding for study and research periods in the partner country and participation in summer language schools and other summer school events.
The Bonn-based DAAD, founded in 1925, has become one of the world's largest research mobility organizations.
It awards scholarships to applicants from abroad and supports outstanding students during their stays at German universities and research institutes.
SCIEX-NMSch (Scientific Exchange Programme between the New Member States of the EU and Switzerland) is a fellowships fund run as part of the Czech-Swiss Cooperation Programme.
The goal of SCIEX is to reduce social and economic inequalities in the enlarged European Union by strengthening research capacities and promoting research cooperation between Switzerland and the new EU member states (Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia).
The fellowships fund is targeted at doctoral students or postdoc researchers (‘Junior Researchers’) at Czech institutions that are eligible to apply for funding within the programme.
The Europaeum is an association of ten prestigious European universities, including Charles University. Some of its events, e.g. summer schools or workshops, are open free of charge to eligible students of member universities, with the Europaeum covering the cost.
For more information, see the Europaeum website: http://www.europaeum.org/europaeum/
“Education and Youth” is an OSF grant scheme offering scholarships to college and university students who want to study at prestigious foreign educational institutions and gain international experience.
For current offers of scholarships, see the OSF website: http://www.osf.cz/stipendia/
The traditional offer of Fulbright Commission programmes includes scholarships for studies and student research in the US. The Fulbright scholarships are annually awarded to about twenty university students and graduates.
The Fulbright scholarships are not intended for students enrolled in Bachelor's programmes: applicants must be more advanced in their studies.
For more details, see the Fulbright Commission website: http://www.fulbright.cz/
The International Visegrad Fund (IVF) was established in 2000. Its member states (collectively known as the ‘V4’) are the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia.
The objective of the fund is to foster closer cooperation among the member states and to strengthen mutual ties in the fields of culture, science and research, education, youth exchanges, tourism and cross-border cooperation.
Visegrad scholarships cover one to four semesters of a Master's degree programme or postgraduate study/research at any accredited public or private universities or accredited research centres of the Academy of Sciences in the V4 countries, but also in other countries.
For more information see the Fund's website: visegradfund.org/
The GERMAN STUDY CENTER is a German language school specializing in courses for students who want to learn German while working in Germany.
For detailed information see the website: www.germanstudycenter.de