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A wide range of scholarships is available enabling international students to come to Masaryk University for periods of varying length (usually a semester or two semesters). Those scholarships are:

1. Scholarships within international mobility programmes

In some cases, you may make use of various forms of scholarships within the following international mobility programme schemes:


Aktion Austria – Czech Republic is a programme of bilateral cooperation in education and science at the tertiary level in all disciplines. For students, the AKTION programme offers a number of scholarships for students, including doctoral candidates. Applicants intending to come to Masaryk University must be citizens of Austria. Scholarships are available in the following areas:

  • Short and long-term scholarships (1-9 months) and fellowships for short stays (1-3 months)
  • Scholarships for PhD Networks
  • Scholarships for Tandem Diplomarbeiten

For detailed information on the programme, see

Central European Exchange Programme for University Studies III (CEEPUS)

The main activity of CEEPUS is university networks operating joint programmes ideally leading to Joint Degrees, esp. Joint Doctoral Programs. CEEPUS covers mobility grants for students and teachers in this framework, and freemovers from participating countries. CEEPUS III scholarships are used for mobility purposes and they vary from country to country.

The CEEPUS programme offers a number of scholarships for students, including doctoral candidates and teachers to carry out teaching at host institution.

Detailed information on the CEEPUS can be found at

The Czech Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports’ Scholarships

Every year, the Czech Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports offers scholarships to support foreign students at Czech public universities:

  • Government Scholarships (under foreign development cooperation);
  • Scholarship Awards under Bilateral International Agreements on Co-operation in the Field of Education.

Further details about the scholarships can be found at


The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) offers a very wide range of scholarships and grants for German students, interns and student trainees, (post)graduates, young academics and researchers wishing to obtain further academic and personal qualifications abroad. Successful candidates are thus able to carry out study or research stays at leading foreign host institutions.

Detailed information on the wide range of opportunities available can be found on the website of the DAAD at

LLP Erasmus

ERASMUS is the EU's flagship education and training programme enabling students to study and work abroad for the period between three to twelve months. Erasmus study exchanges are based on agreements between individual departments, faculties and universities. Make sure your university has Erasmus links with Masaryk University.

For detailed information on how it works, check the following link

Erasmus Mundus

Since 2007 Masaryk University has been the leading Czech university in the EU’s Erasmus Mundus Action II (earlier External Cooperation Window) programme. This initiative enables European students and teachers to undertake study visits, research stays and internships in selected countries outside the continent. The same opportunities at European universities are offered in return to students, teachers and researchers from these non-EU countries.

This programme is fully financed by the European Union; scholarships cover not only tuition fee costs, but also very generous subsistence allowance, travel and insurance coverage for each grantee.

Further details on the programme refer directly to

Fulbright Commission

The Fulbright Programme is the leading international educational exchange programme sponsored by the US government. The range of different possibilities it offers for study and research abroad is immense. Full information can be found at its main website, Intergovernmental agreements The Czech Republic has signed intergovernmental agreements with many countries round the world. Often these include provisions for scholarships to enable students from the countries concerned to study in the Czech Republic. Usually these relate to full-time studies in degree programmes, but in some cases they also include short-term stays for study or research of a month or one or two semesters. Altogether around 200 international students a year come to the Czech Republic through short-term grants of this kind.

If you are interested in exploring the possibility of obtaining such a scholarship, it’s best to enquire at the International Relations Office of your university or go to the web pages of your Ministry of Education or Foreign Affairs. There you should be able to find information on whether such an agreement has been signed between your country and the Czech Republic, and if so, how to apply for funding to study here.

Gilman International Scholarships

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Programme offers grants for undergraduate students of limited financial means who are US citizens to pursue academic studies abroad. Award recipients are chosen by a competitive selection process and must use the award to defray eligible study abroad costs. These costs include programme tuition, room and board, books, local transportation, insurance and international airfare.

This congressionally funded programme is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the US Department of State and is administered by the Institute of International Education through its Southern Regional Centre in Houston, Texas. Interested students can apply by April (for the Fall) and October (for the Spring).

For detailed information on the programme, go to

Stipend program GFPS (Gemeinschaft für studentischen Austausch in Mittel- und Osteuropa)

Each semester GFPS partner organizations in Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic award scholarships for students and graduate students to pursue their studies or a semester course. German students can apply for a stay the Czech Republic.

GFPS scholarship recipients will benefit from a financial grant, a personal care by alumni in the local city.

Further details about the scholarships can be found at

South Moravian Centre for International Mobility Scholarships

South Moravian Centre for International Mobility is a specialized nonprofit organization which provides support and assistance to talented students and researchers based in the South Moravian Region. The aim is to support effectively the incoming of students and researchers into the region and to improve the conditions for further development of talented students studying in South Moravia mainly for the following purpose in the following fields: for the following purposes

  • in support of the incoming of experienced researchers to the region;
  • in support of the young researchers in the region;
  • in support of the incoming of international students and young researchers to the region;
  • in support of the talented grammar school and university students in the region.

Further details about the scholarships can be found at

Visegrad Fund

The International Visegrad Fund offers a large number of scholarships open to citizens of V4 countries (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia) and a number of selected non-V4 countries. They are designed for students at the Master’s or post-Master’s level and are intended for study or research projects abroad; they may last for a period of from one to four semesters. All applicants must have finished at least four semesters of university at the time of applying.

Aside from citizens of the V4 countries, the programme is open to citizens of the following states: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Georgia, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, the Russian Federation, Serbia, Ukraine, Kosovar scholars may also apply.

In recent years, Masaryk University has hosted several Visegrad scholarship holders, and is open to receiving more in future.

Detailed information on the Visegrad Scholarship Programme can be found at

2. Masaryk University system of scholarships

As a student of MU you may apply for scholarships and bursaries, generally within the framework of scholarship and bursary programmes organised by individual faculties. Apart from that, you may also be awarded an MU scholarship specifically for the following purposes:

  • in support of studies in a doctoral degree programme
  • in support of talented students coming from developing countries
  • in support of creative activities
  • in support of accommodation
  • in support of mobility
  • in exceptional cases

Kohn Research Scholarships

In order to promote international cooperation, Masaryk University has established the Kohn Research Scholarship programme. The scholarships are named after Pavel Kohn, the former owner of much of the property where the new university campus in Bohunice district is situated.

Kohn Research Scholarships are open to citizens of the United States of America and of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Applicants must be currently enrolled in doctoral degree or research-oriented Master’s programmes.

For detailed information on the programme refer directly to

Scholarships in support of study of Czech language

The Dean of Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University, awards 6 and Department of Czech for Foreigners awards 4 three-month scholarships, each of 7 000 Czech crowns per month for studying Czech language, literature and culture.

These scholarships are running always from October to December of academic year and are intended for students of foreign universities (Czech studies).

Aplicants should have a good knowledge of Czech language in order to be able to follow lectures and attend seminars conducted in Czech.

In exceptional case this scholarship may be awarded to students of other subjects as well (psychology, English, German and Romance languages and literature, etc.)

More information can be found at

Scholarships in support of talented students coming from developing countries and from countries undergoing the process of social and economic transformation (so-called third countries outside the OECD countries)

Scholarships are awarded to the applicants that are registered to study at the Masaryk University in Czech degree programmes, within the standard length of study and coming from any country outside OECD.

More information can be found at

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