Visegrad scholarship program
Visegrad scholarship program




Visegrad Scholarship Program (VSP)

A special program of the Visegrad Fund, created to promote academic exchange by providing financial assistance to students and researchers - citizens of the Visegrad Group member countries: the Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, as well as foreign citizens (including Russian citizens) to study in the V4 VXNUMX countries ( Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia).

The scholarship is awarded for a minimum of 1 semester and up to 2 semesters for postgraduate programs (PhD / postdoc). For Masters programs, the maximum length of stay and financing of students is 4 semesters.

The purpose of the scholarship program is to develop mobility and the exchange of experience between educational institutions of the Visegrad Four countries. Such an exchange allows for an effective exchange of information and experience between educational institutions of various states.

Which nationals can be scholarship holders?

Citizens of the Russian Federation, as well as citizens of Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan can participate in this program.

What criteria do scholarship applicants meet?

In addition to the fact that applicants must have the citizenship of the above states, they must meet several more criteria:

  • Have a bachelor's degree (or be in the last year). 
  • The host institution and the university in which the applicant studies or works must be different.

In which countries can I study?

Studies at accredited universities in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia.

What is the amount of cash support for the fellows of the program?

Persons who have been selected and become scholarship holders for the above program receive funding in the amount of 2300 euros per semester (the cost of training may vary at different universities, so it is not a fact that the scholarship can fully cover the cost of training). You should be aware that the program involves the payment of scholarships for a period of study from 1 to 4 semesters. In addition, the host institution also receives 1500 euros per semester for providing the new student or postgraduate student with optimal conditions for quality education.

If the distance between the receiving university and the university in which the scholarship holder studies or works is more than 1500 kilometers, such a scholarship holder can count on a one-time grant, which is issued to compensate for travel expenses.

What does it take to become a scholarship holder?

To become a scholarship holder of this program, you should:

  • To apply for a master's or postgraduate program of interest
  • Fill out and print a special application form, which is located on the International Visegrad Fund website
  • Send the following set of documents to the head office of the Fund:
    1. Printed application form;
    2. A copy of the undergraduate diploma (certified);
    3. The original letter from the host institution with the consent to accept the student to study;
    4. Original work plan for study or research / motivation letter.

When do I need to apply?

All of the above documents should be sent to the main office of the Fund before January 31. Packages of documents received after January 31 are not considered.

Contact the Global Ambassador for a free individual consultation to assess your chances of participating in the Visegrad scholarship program!

At the consultation, the Global Ambassador specialist will provide you with:

  • information about the education system in the countries participating in the program
  • types of suitable educational institutions for you
  • information about entry requirements in educational institutions
  • calculation of tuition and accommodation costs
  • assessment of chances of admission
  • assessment of the chances of receiving a scholarship / grant
  • recommendations for the necessary language training and passing standardized tests
  • information on visa requirements and visa probabilities
  • information about the opportunity to work while studying
  • plan and schedule of receipt
  • information about the pros and cons of education in different countries.

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