2022/23 International Scholarships for PhD students, university Teachers, Researchers, and Artists by Slovak Government

The Government of the Slovak Republic call for applications for Scholarships from international students, PhD students, university teachers, researchers, and artists for the academic year 2022/2023

The National Scholarship Programme of the Slovak Republic supports the mobility of international students, PhD students, university teachers, researchers, and artists for scholarship stays at higher education institutions and research organizations in Slovakia.


The Slovak Government scholarship is a fully-funded scholarship that overs:

  • Tuition fees
  • Accommodation
  • Living expenses
  • Travel allowance


Eligible applicants for a scholarship in the framework of the NSP:

students who:

  • are university students at universities outside Slovakia;
  • are students of the second level of higher education (master’s students), or are students who at the time of application deadline have already completed at least 2.5 years of their university studies in the same study programme;
  • will be on a study stay in Slovakia during their higher education outside Slovakia and who will be accepted by a public, private or state university in Slovakia for an academic mobility to study in Slovakia.
  • PhD students whose higher education or scientific training takes place outside Slovakia and who are accepted by a public, private or state university or a research institution in Slovakia eligible to carry out a doctoral study programme
  •  International university teachers, researchers and artists who are invited to a teaching/research/artistic stay in Slovakia by an institution with a valid certificate of eligibility to carry out research and development, which is not a business company and it has its seat in Slovakia.

Selection Criteria

The Slovak Government scholarship Committee focuses mostly on:

  • reasons, why the applicant has decided to study, teach, conduct research or artistic activities in the respective host institution in Slovakia;
  • programme of applicant’s study/research/artistic/teaching stay and how the applicant will use the results of his/her scholarship stay for further studies or research activities, or his/her career development;
  • applicant’s professional and personal qualities; as well as assessment of the proposed programme of the scholarship stay in the recommendation letters;
  • study or research achievements;
  • contribution for the host institution;
  • overall quality of the submitted application.
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Application Process

In order to complete the application process, applicants will need to submit the following documents online:

  • curriculum vitae;
  • motivation letter;
  • detailed study programme 
  • two recommendation letters issued by applicant’s university teachers
  • confirmation issued by the applicant’s home university confirming that the applicant is a regular student of the respective university at the time of applying 
  • scan of applicant’s bachelor’s diploma, diploma supplement and state examination certificate
  • admission/invitation letter issued by applicant’s host university in Slovakia indicating the period of stay.

Deadline: April 30, 2022.

For more information and application on Slovak Government International Scholarships, visit the official site.

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