Applications are now open for the Visegrad Scholarship Program to support Master’s and post-Master’s students and researchers in all disciplines and in any language for up to two semesters at more than 190 accredited higher-education institutions across Central and Eastern Europe.
Aim and Scope
- Visegrad Scholarships facilitate academic exchanges by providing financial support to scholars who are citizens of V4 countries: Czechia, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia and for citizens of countries specified to study in the Member States. All Higher Education Institutions recognized by the state (i.e., by the government, relevant ministry, etc.) and institutes of Academies of Sciences are eligible to host scholars.
- The amount of the support is €3,000/semester for scholar + €1,500/semester for the host institution.
- Applicants are eligible to apply for Visegrad Scholarships for a maximum term of support of 2 semesters at master’s or post-Master’s (doctoral, postdoc) degree levels. Re-applying is possible, but no specific preference is given to consecutive applications. The minimum length of supported period of study/research is 5 months (the equivalent of 1 semester). The following conditions apply for the degree levels:
- master’s degree level: The applicant must have completed at least six semesters of university studies when starting the scholarship and/or hold a bachelor’s degree,
- post-master’s degree level (doctoral, postdoc programs or independent research): The applicant must hold a master’s degree or equivalent at minimum.
- The country of an applicant’s citizenship must differ from that of the proposed host country. The following three schemes are supported within the Visegrad Scholarships:
- Intra-Visegrad Scholarships: For scholars within the territory of the Member States at the master’s and post-master’s degree levels;
- Out-Going Scholarships: For scholars from the Member States for studies at accredited Hosts in Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kosovo, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia and Ukraine on master’s and post-master’s degree levels;
- In-Coming Scholarships: For scholars who are citizens of the Western Balkans—Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, and Serbia—or of the Eastern Partnership countries—Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine—wishing to study/conduct research in the Member States at master’s and post-master’s degree levels.
For more information, visit International Visegrad Fund.