Visegrad scholarship program
Visegrad scholarship program




Visegrad Scholarship Program (VSP)

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

The scholarship is awarded for a period of at least 1 semester and up to 2 semesters for PhD/postdoc programs. For Masters programs, the maximum duration of stay and funding for students is 4 semesters.

The purpose of the scholarship program is to develop mobility and exchange of experience between educational institutions of the Visegrad Four countries. Such an exchange makes it possible to ensure an effective exchange of information and experience between educational institutions of different states.

Citizens of which countries can be scholarship holders of the program?

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

What criteria must applicants for the scholarship meet?

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

  • Have a bachelor's degree (or be in the last year). 
  • The host institution and the institution where the applicant is studying or working must necessarily be different.

In which countries can you study?

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

What is the amount of the financial support of the program fellows?

Persons who have been selected and become scholarship holders under the above program receive funding in the amount of 2300 euros per semester (tuition fees may vary in different universities, so it is not certain that the scholarship will be able to fully cover the cost of education). You should know 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 a new student or graduate student with optimal conditions for quality education.

If the distance between the host university and the institution where the fellow studies or works is more than 1500 kilometers, such a fellow can count on a one-time grant that is issued to compensate for travel expenses.

What does it take to become a program fellow?

To be eligible for this program, you must:

  • Apply to a Master's or PhD 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 bachelor's degree diploma (certified);
    3. Original letter from the host university with consent to accept the student for study;
    4. Original work plan for study or research / motivation letter.

When do you 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 will not be considered.

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

At the consultation, a 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 admission requirements in educational institutions
  • calculation of the cost of education and living
  • assessment of the chances of admission
  • assessment of the chances of obtaining a scholarship/grant
  • recommendations on the necessary language training and passing standardized tests
  • information on visa requirements and the likelihood of obtaining a visa
  • information about the opportunity to work while studying
  • admission plan and schedule
  • information about the pros and cons of education in different countries.

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