Thanks to a generous contribution from the Czech Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, the Faculty of Social Sciences is able to offer a limited number of partial scholarships for students of all fee-based programmes. For the academic year 2021/2022, a total of eight scholarships are available, designated for students from developing countries and countries going through a process of political and economic transition.
Benefits of Charles University Scholarship
From the year 2021 on, the scholarship is administered as a one-time lump-sum payment of CZK 75 000 (approx. EUR 3 000) to selected students to support the student’s necessary living costs. There is no tuition fee waiver as a part of the scholarship.
Although we would like to continue the development scholarship scheme annually, this is a subject to our receiving further funding for future years. At present, therefore, we cannot guarantee that similar scholarships will be available for students’ in the forthcoming years.
Who is eligible
The scholarship can be awarded to students studying in one of the Faculty’s fee-based study programmes in one of the first three years of study for Bachelor’s programmes or the first two years of study for Master’s programmes. This means the application can be submitted by current students in the first or second year of Bachelor’s studies or the first year of Master’s studies, or by a fresh applicant to any of our fee-based programmes.
The applicants have to be from developing countries and countries going through a process of political and economic transition and have to state their needs of financial support within the application.
Financial terms and conditions
The successful scholarship holder will receive payment at the start of the Winter semester, no later than one month after they register for their studies and fulfillment of other prerequisites. The main prerequisite for the scholarship payment is the student’s prior payment of tuition fee for the Winter semester. No money will be paid in advance of the student’s arrival in Prague.
The scholarship is awarded on a year-to-year basis. Therefore, students have to submit a new application each year.
Scholarships will not be offered for the third year of study (Master’s degree) or the fourth year of study (Bachelor’s degree) under any circumstances.
HOW TO APPLY FOR CHARLES SCHOLARSHIP?
The deadline for scholarship applications is April 30, 2021.
The application has to be submitted complete (with all necessary documents), and all submitted documents have to be originals and written in the English language, or accompanied by certified translations.
The application has to be submitted to:
Kateřina Frídlová (Hollar Building, room 216),
the International Office
Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University
Smetanovo nabrezi 6
110 01 Praha 1, Czechia.
Scanned copies sent by email can be considered as a temporary measure in specific cases. However, originals have to be delivered as well. The final decision regarding such applications cannot be made until originals have been received.
Application has to include the following documents:
- completed application form
- motivation essay of no more than 1000 words, explaining why you need a scholarship, and what you hope to gain from your studies at Charles University
- two letters of recommendation from teachers, who know you from your previous studies, including confirmation of your financial need (for fresh applicants for our programmes)
- one letter of recommendation from a Charles University academic who knows you from your studies at the Faculty, including confirmation of your financial need (for current students of our programmes).
IMPORTANT: All scholarship applicants who are fresh applicants for one of our programmes HAVE TO also lodge an online application for their selected study programme and note the name of the programme on their application for a scholarship. Without this, their application for a scholarship will not be considered.