This scholarship programme is designed for international students who plan to pursue higher education in Slovakia in the academic year 2023/2024. The scholarship is exclusively designated for bachelor's and combined bachelor's and master's studies at a Slovak university. It is not applicable to master's studies.
Applicants may choose from any public or private higher education institution, as well as any full-time study programme. To view the list of English-language study programmes offered in Slovakia, please visit the following website: https://www.portalvs.sk/en/studijne-odbory?from=menu1
For more information about studying in Slovakia, please check out the following resources: https://www.studyinslovakia.saia.sk/ or the website of any higher education institution in Slovakia you are interested in.
Important information regarding the tuition fee, health insurance and VISA:
Scholarship recipients accepted into this scholarship scheme will have their tuition fees waived in accordance with Section 92, Para 11 of Act No. 131/2002 Coll. on Higher Education.
According to Act No. 580/2004 Coll. on Health Insurance in the Slovak Republic, a person who does not have a permanent residence in the territory of the Slovak Republic, is also publicly health-insured if he/she is not health-insured in another European Union member state or in a contracting state of the European Economic Area Agreement or in the Swiss Confederation, and is a scholarship holder under a program approved by the Government of the Slovak Republic. More information available here: https://www.minedu.sk/list-of-programs-public-health-insurance-in-slovak-republic/
If necessary, scholarship recipients will also be eligible to apply for Slovak national visas through a simplified procedure (https://www.mzv.sk/en/web/en/visa-and-services/national-visa). A national visa may be granted in the interest of the Slovak Republic, which includes scholarship holders (https://www.minedu.sk/list-of-the-programmes-interests-of-slovak-republic/).
The recommended process involves submitting an application for a national visa, after which the student can proceed as soon as possiblle to apply for temporary residence specifically for the purpose of pursuing his/her studies.
We strongly advise individuals to personally verify all the necessary requirements related to a potential study-related stay in Slovakia.