Visegrad Scholarship Programme

The International Visegrad Fund (IVF) offers master’s andpost-graduate scholarships to selected students for periods of one or two semesters, with the exception of master’s scholarships within the In-Coming programme in which one- to four-semester scholarships can be awarded. With an annual budget of €1,448,000, the IVF will award scholarships for about 400 semesters in the academic year 2010/2011. Applicants whose current university or employer is further than 1,500 km from the selected host university/institute are eligible for a one-time travel grant. Citizens of the following countries can apply: Albania (AL), Armenia (AM), Azerbaijan (AZ), Belarus (BY), Bosnia and Herzegovina (BA), Croatia (HR), the Czech Republic (CZ), Georgia (GE), Hungary (HU), Macedonia (MK), Moldova (MD), Montenegro (ME), Poland (PL), the Russian Federation (RU), Serbia (RS), Slovakia (SK) and Ukraine (UA). The same rules apply to scholars from Kosovo. Scholarship schemes: Intra-Visegrad Scholarships This is suitable for scholars coming from one of the V4 countries who plan to study in a V4 country other than that of their citizenship at any accredited public or private university or an institute of the country’s national academy of sciences. Successful applicants within this scheme will receive scholarships of €2,300/semester and the corresponding host universities/institutes receive €1,500/semester/scholar. In-Coming Scholarships In-Coming Scholarships are suitable for scholars who wish to study at accredited public or private universities or institutes of the respective national academies of sciences in V4 countries. Citizens of the following countries are eligible for In-Coming scholarships: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Georgia, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, the Russian Federation, Serbia and Ukraine as well as scholars from Kosovo. Successful applicants within this scheme will receive scholarships of €2,300/semester and the corresponding host universities/institutes receive €1,500/semester/scholar. Out-Going Scholarships This scheme is for current scholars or master’s degree holders from V4 countries to study at accredited public or private universities or institutes of the respective national academies of sciences in the following countries: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Georgia, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia and Ukraine as well as universities in Kosovo. Successful applicants within this scheme will receive scholarships of €2,300/semester and the corresponding host universities/institutes receive €1,500/semester/scholar. -Scholarships for Belarusian students The programme is for Belarusian scholars who wish to study at accredited public or private universities or institutes of the academies of sciences in V4 countries (altogether 60 semesters annually). -Scholarships for Ukrainian students The programme is for Ukrainian scholars who wish to study at accredited public or private universities or institutes of the academies of sciences in V4 countries (altogether 60 semesters annually). Visegrad Scholarships at OSA Archivum (a separate programme) If selected, each scholar receives scholarship funding at the beginning of each five-month period (semester) upon a written confirmation from the host university/institution. The deadline for all scholarship applications is January 31. The results are announced by mid May. For more information go to, http://visegradfund.org/scholarships Source: International Visegrad Fund

The International Visegrad Fund (IVF) offers master’s andpost-graduate scholarships to selected students for periods of one or two semesters, with the exception of master’s scholarships within the In-Coming programme in which one- to four-semester scholarships can be awarded. With an annual budget of €1,448,000, the IVF will award scholarships for about 400 semesters in the
academic year 2010/2011.


Applicants whose current university or employer is further than 1,500 km from the selected host university/institute are eligible for a one-time travel grant.


Citizens of the following countries can apply: Albania (AL), Armenia (AM), Azerbaijan (AZ), Belarus (BY), Bosnia and Herzegovina (BA), Croatia (HR), the Czech Republic (CZ), Georgia (GE), Hungary (HU), Macedonia (MK), Moldova (MD), Montenegro (ME), Poland (PL), the Russian Federation (RU), Serbia (RS), Slovakia (SK) and Ukraine (UA). The same rules apply to scholars from Kosovo.


Scholarship schemes:


Intra-Visegrad Scholarships
This is suitable for scholars coming from one of the V4 countries who plan to study in a V4 country other than that of their citizenship at any accredited public or private university or an institute of the country’s national academy of sciences. Successful applicants within this scheme will receive scholarships of €2,300/semester and the corresponding host universities/institutes receive €1,500/semester/scholar.


In-Coming Scholarships
In-Coming Scholarships are suitable for scholars who wish to study at accredited public or private universities or institutes of the respective national academies of sciences in V4 countries. Citizens of the following countries are eligible for In-Coming scholarships: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Georgia, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, the Russian Federation, Serbia and Ukraine as well as scholars from Kosovo. Successful applicants within this scheme will receive scholarships of €2,300/semester and the corresponding host universities/institutes receive €1,500/semester/scholar.


Out-Going Scholarships
This scheme is for current scholars or master’s degree holders from V4 countries to study at accredited public or private universities or institutes of the respective national academies of sciences in the following countries: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Georgia, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia and Ukraine as well as universities in Kosovo. Successful applicants within this scheme will receive scholarships of €2,300/semester and the corresponding host universities/institutes receive €1,500/semester/scholar.


-Scholarships for Belarusian students
The programme is for Belarusian scholars who wish to study at accredited public or private universities or institutes of the academies of sciences in V4 countries (altogether 60 semesters annually).


-Scholarships for Ukrainian students
The programme is for Ukrainian scholars who wish to study at accredited public or private universities or institutes of the academies of sciences in V4 countries (altogether 60 semesters annually).


Visegrad Scholarships at OSA Archivum (a separate programme)


If selected, each scholar receives scholarship funding at the beginning of each five-month period (semester) upon a written confirmation from the host university/institution.


The deadline for all scholarship applications is January 31. The results are announced by mid May.


For more information go to, http://visegradfund.org/scholarships



Source: International Visegrad Fund


The piece is part of the Visegrad Countries - Facing New Challenges, prepared by The Slovak Spectator with the support of the International Visegrad Fund. For more information on cooperation between the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia please see the following document.

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