Being a university student from abroad and will be participating on a study stay in Slovakia within their 2nd level of higher education;
Being a PHD student;
Being a foreign university teachers, researchers or artists.
The National Scholarship Programme of the Slovak Republic (NSP) is offering a number of scholarships to university students, PHD students, university teachers, researchers and artist from abroad. These scholarship includes a monthly allowance, and its application deadline is due October 31, 2016.
Scholarship and Scholarship Stay:
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.
Call for Applications:
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 mobility1 to study in the Slovak Republic;
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 programme2 (e.g. Slovak Academy of Sciences) in the Slovak Republic to an academic mobility1 to study/conduct research in the Slovak Republic;
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 organisation3 to a teaching/research/artistic stay in the Slovak Republic.
Scholarship applications are submitted on-line. On-line application system is opened at least 6 weeks before the application deadline. The application can be filled in only after the opening of the on-line application system.
Scholarship applicants must fill in their on-line application (in Slovak, English, French, Spanish or Russian language), they must attach all the required documents in required formats into the on-line application system and they must submit their on-line application pushing the “Submit” button. Original hard copies of the documents marked by the asterisk (*) must be submitted to SAIA in Bratislava. In case of submitting the documents in person, the documents will be accepted by SAIA in Bratislava until the application deadline. Original hard copies of the documents marked by the asterisk (*) can be also send to SAIA in Bratislava by post/courier. In that case, the documents cannot be sent later than on the date of the application deadline (date stated at the postmark or at the posting document of courier service is taken into consideration) – the documents must reach SAIA in Bratislavawithin 5 working days since the application deadline; otherwise they will be not accepted.
Original hard copy of the Admission/Invitation Letter from a Slovak higher education institution or research organisation can be sent by scholarship applicant’s host institution in Slovakia directly to SAIA in Bratislava (please, note that in this case, the scholarship applicant must have at least a scan of the document, so he/she is able to attach it into the on-line application; otherwise he/she will not be able to submit the application). For the submission of the document the same requirements apply as for other documents submitted as original hard copies.
The required documents are submitted to the following address:
SAIA, n. o. ¦Sasinkova 10 ¦ 812 20 Bratislava 1 ¦ Slovak Republic
Required documents that must be attached to the scholarship on-line application for a study/research stay in Slovakia in case of foreign university students and PhD students (category A and B):
Required documents that must be attached to the scholarship on-line application for a research/teaching/artistic stay in Slovakia in case of foreign university teachers, researchers and artists:
Note: Documents marked by the asterisk (*) must be submitted to SAIA in Bratislava according to the conditions stated above.
Selection Committee decides who will be awarded a scholarship in the framework of the NSP. The Committee is appointed by the Minister of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic. Decisions of the Committee are based on the documents attached to applicants’ on-line application. It focuses on:
SAIA is obliged to announce the results within 8 weeks after the application deadline.
Every scholarship holder will receive by post from SAIA a Letter of Award (confirmation on being awarded a scholarship in the framework of the NSP) and other documents with information on and requirements for the settlement of scholarship payment.
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 is funded by the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic.
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