Government of the Slovak Republic Scholarships for international students 2024

The Government of the Slovak Republic currently offers National Scholarships Program for international students for the support of mobility of students, PhD students, University teachers, researchers and artists for scholarship stays at higher education institutions and research organisations in Slovakia.

The programme offers scholarships to cover living costs during the stay and travel allowances (all categories in case of scholarship holders from Slovakia; students and PhD students in case of international scholarship holders).


  • Scholarship Sponsor(s): The Government of the Slovak Republic
  • Host Institution(s): Universities in Slovak Republic
  • Scholarship Worth: Funded
  • Number of Awards: Several
  • Study Level: PhD students, university teachers, researchers and artists
  • Nationality: Domestic or International Students

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Eligibility Criteria

To be considered for the Government of the Slovak Republic Scholarships, applicants are expected to meet the following conditions:

Applicants 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 the application deadline have already completed at least 2.5 years of their university studies in the same/similar 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 higher education institution in Slovakia for an academic mobility to study in Slovakia.

All 3 conditions must be met. This category does not apply to doctoral (PhD) studies (or their equivalent).

  • Duration of a scholarship stay (students): 1 – 2 full semesters (i.e. 4 – 5 or 9 – 10 months) or 1 – 3 full trimesters, in case the academic year is divided into trimesters (i.e. 3 – 4 or 6 – 7 or 9 – 10 months).
  • PhD students whose higher education or scientific training takes place outside Slovakia and who are accepted by a public, private or state higher education institution or a research institution in Slovakia eligible to carry out a doctoral study programme (e.g. the Slovak Academy of Sciences) for an academic mobility to study/conduct research/artistic stay in Slovakia.
  • Duration of a scholarship stay (PhD students): 1 – 10 months.
  • 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 it seat in Slovakia.
  • Duration of a scholarship stay (university teachers, researchers or artists): 1 – 10 months.

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Application Procedures

How-to-Apply: Scholarship applications are submitted online at www.scholarships.sk. Online application system is opened at least 6 weeks prior to the application deadline. Applications can be filled in only in case that the online application system has already been opened.

Application Deadline: October 31, 2023

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