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Czech government scholarships for academic year 2015/2016 for Ethiopia and South Sudan

(This article expired 01.11.2014.)

The Government of the Czech Republic is offering scholarships for students from Ethiopia and South Sudan for academic year 2015/2016. Applications need to be submitted online at http://registr.dzs.cz/registr.nsf by 30 September 2014.

Granting scholarships to citizens from developing countries for studies at Czech public Higher Education Institutions is an important part of the foreign development cooperation of the Czech Republic and has a long tradition. Since the late 1950s to the present day over 21,500 foreign nationals have completed their studies at Czech universities with a scholarship of the Government of the Czech Republic.

The Czech Republic provides scholarships for the following studies:

Pursued in the Czech language:

·         Bachelor’s study programmes (three- to four-year-long programmes);

·         Master’s study programmes (comprehensive four- to six-year-long programmes);

·         Doctoral study programmes (three- to four-year-long programmes).


Language and preparatory studies (one-year long; only for those who have applied for a scholarship to study in the Czech language) – provided for by the Institute for Language and Preparatory Studies of the Charles University in Prague.


Pursued in the English language:

·         Selected follow-up Master’s study programmes (one- to three-year-long programmes);

·         Selected Doctoral study programmes (three- to four-year-long programmes).

Students may be admitted to a Bachelor’s and Master’s study programme in the Czech Republic only if they have completed full secondary general education or full secondary vocational education corresponding to secondary education with a school-leaving examination in the Czech Republic.

Students may be admitted to a Master’s study programme that follows up on a Bachelor’s study programme only if they have duly completed a Bachelor’s study programme.

Students may be admitted to a Doctoral study programme only if they have duly completed a Master’s study programme.

Scholarships for studies in the Czech language are granted with a view to a list of recommended fields of study, updated according to the needs of specific countries, and also with regard to ongoing development cooperation projects.

Scholarships for follow-up Master’s and Doctoral study programmes in the English language are granted only in the selected study programmes listed below. Scholarships of the Government of the Czech Republic are not granted in any other fields of study in the English language.


Fields of Study offered:



Bachelor’s study programme (BSP), Master’s study programme (MSP) or Doctoral study programme (DSP)  in Czech language: geology, forestry, medicine, economics, agriculture, power engineering, shoemaking

Follow-up MSP or DSP in English language: economics, agriculture, information technology, ecology, power engineering


South Sudan:

BSP or MSP in Czech language: power engineering, agriculture

Each applicant is obliged to fill in an electronic application form available at http://registr.dzs.cz/registr.nsf at the latest by 30 September 2014. Guidelines for applications are also available at this website. The applications are open for the scholarships for academic year 2015/2016.

Breakdown of government scholarships for the academic year 2015/2016

Country BSP, MSP, DSP in Czech language Follow-up MSP and DSP in English language
Ethiopia 3 1
South Sudan 1 0