Call for Applications: Scholarships of the Government of the Slovak Republic 2020/21


 

Deadline: 30 May 2020

Describtion

Slovak government scholarships have long been a part of Slovakia’s official development assistance, which itself is a programme and project activity of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs within the international community. Act No. 392/2015 Coll. on Development Cooperation and on the amendment of certain acts and Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport Decree No. 50/2016 defining the details of awarding government scholarships entered into force on 1 January 2016. The Slovak government adopted the Medium-Term Strategy for Development Cooperation of the Slovak Republic for 2019-2023.

Slovak government scholarships include awarding the Slovak government scholarship to persons with Slovaks Living Abroad status. Award of such scholarships has become a part of state policy supporting Slovaks Living Abroad, which has developed gradually over time, with the adoption of Act No. 474/2005 Coll. on Slovaks Living Abroad and on the amendment of certain acts, the establishment of the Office for Slovaks Living Abroad and the adoption of the Concept of State Policy of the Slovak Republic in relation to Slovaks Living Abroad to 2020 approved by Slovak Government Resolution No. 571/2015 on 21 October 2015.


Eligibilities

A government scholarship may be granted to a citizen of a partnering country under who

a)

  • has temporary residence for the purpose of studies;
  • a temporary residence as a third country national granted Slovak Living Abroad status;
  • the right to reside in the territory of the Slovak Republic for a period longer than three months.

b)

  • is a full-time student in an academic programme at a public university located in the Slovak Republic in one of the fields of study under who demonstrates a command of Slovak at the level required by the public university concerned;
  • a participant in language training;

c)

  • as of 1 September of the year in which the application for a government scholarship is submitted;
  • is at least 18 years of age and not more than 26 years of age if the recipient will participate in language training for participation in a first level or second level academic programme or an academic programme combining the first and second levels, or study in such an academic programme;
  • is at least 23 years of age and not more than 35 years of age if the recipient will participate in language training for participation in a third level academic programme, or study in such an academic programme.

Applicants from the following countries are eligible to apply: Afghanistan, Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kenya, Republic of Sudan, Kosovo, Moldova, Mongolia, Palestinian Territories, Ukraine and, Vietnam.


Benefity

Government Scholarships of the Slovak Republic will comprise the following items in the 2020/2021 academic year:

  • For the first and second levels of university study:

monthly scholarship  – EUR 280

one-time stipend upon the commencement of study in the SR – EUR 35

one-time stipend upon the completion of study in the SR – EUR 100

monthly stipend for a public university – EUR 80

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 – EUR 330

one-time stipend upon the commencement of study in the  SR – EUR 35

one-time stipend upon the completion of study in the SR – EUR 100

monthly stipend for a public university – EUR 240

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 – EUR 280

one-time stipend upon the commencement of study in the SR – EUR 35

monthly stipend for a public university – EUR 80

In the event of a significant change in the living standards in Slovakia, it is possible to adjust the amount of monthly scholarship in the form of valorisation in accordance with the financial possibilities.


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