Charles University scholarships are provided directly by the Czech Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, noting that the scholarship is designated and available to all students.

Charles University Scholarship Funding

  • One-time lump sum payment of 75000 CZK (about 3000 EUR)
  • Support for living costs
  • Submission is expected Eight scholarships

Conditions for Charles University scholarships

  • The scholarship can be awarded to students who are studying in one of the university's study programs or who have received an offer of admission.
  • One of the first three years of study for bachelor's programs or the first two years of study for master's programs. 
  • This means that 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 new applicant who has not yet come to the university.

Financial terms and conditions

The successful scholarship holder will receive payments at the beginning of the winter semester, no later than one month after registering for their studies and meeting all basic requirements. 

The basic condition for paying the scholarship is the student's advance payment of the winter semester tuition fees. No advance payment will be made before the student arrives in Prague.

The scholarship is awarded on an annual basis. Therefore, students have to submit a new application every year.

Scholarships will not be awarded for the third year of study for a Master’s degree or for the fourth year of study for a Bachelor’s degree under any circumstances.

How to apply for the Czech Republic scholarship

  • The scholarship application deadline is April 30 for the second semester. And September 2 for the first semester.
  • The application must be submitted via email to  [email protected] 
  • The application must be submitted in full and all documents submitted must be written in English, or accompanied by certified translations.

The application must include the following documents:

  • A completed motivational 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 new applicants to our programs)
  • One letter of recommendation from an academic at Charles University who knows you from your studies at the college.

IMPORTANT: All scholarship applicants who are new applicants to one of our programs must submit an online application for their chosen program of study and note the name of the program in their scholarship application. Without this, their application will not be considered for the scholarship.

Selection of applicants

The Scholarship Review Board will evaluate all complete and eligible scholarship applications received by the deadline. Students selected to receive scholarships will be nominated by the Dean of the College to make the final decision.

The Board's decision will be independent of the Admissions Committee's decision. However, only students who are finally accepted by the college are eligible to become scholarship holders.

In addition to documents submitted by scholarship applicants, the Scholarship Review Board will take into account applicants' results from their previous studies.

The Dean makes a final decision on which students will be awarded scholarships. The Dean will not enter into correspondence with unsuccessful applicants in relation to this decision.