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Scholarship to Study in Slovakia,Slovakia Government Scholarships

The Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of Slovakia provides international pupils following scholarships:

Scholarships of the Government of the Slovak Republic for Selected Developing Countries 

The Slovak government provides scholarships to pupils coming from developing countries who wish to go for higher education in Slovakia

Eligible countries: Eastern Europe, Asia and Middle East students

Level: All degree levels- bachelor, master and doctorate

Eligibility Criteria: 
Candidates who wish study the bachelor and master degree programme in Slovak institutions must meet the following criteria: 
  • Candidate’s aged 18 to 26 are eligible to apply for Slovakia Government scholarships 
  • Candidates must pass a school leaving examination and hold a secondary school leaving certificate. The educational document achieved in a foreign country must be evaluated by the Centre for Recognition of Diplomas (Stredisko na uznavanie dokladov o vzdelani), Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic.
  • Candidates must fulfill the acceptance criteria for higher education in accordance to Act no. 131/2002 Coll. on universities. To know about the act and its amendments, click here
Candidates who wish to go for doctoral study programmes in Slovakia universities must meet the following criteria:
  • Candidates aged 23 to 35 years are eligible to apply for Slovakia government scholarship.
  • Candidate must hold a master’s degree. The educational document achieved in a foreign country must be evaluated by the Centre for Recognition of Diplomas, Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic.
  • Candidates must fulfill the admission criteria for higher education-third cycle study, in accordance to Act no. 131/2002 Coll. and its amendments on universities. 
Candidates must mention their doctoral area of study in the Slovak government scholarship application, along with the acceptance letter from the institution in Slovakia

Applying ways and means: Candidates must fill out an online application form.

Host Institution: Slovakia public universities 

Number of Scholarships: About 48

Scholarship benefits: The Slovak Republic Government scholarship covers monthly grant, tuition and accommodation. 

To know more about the Slovak Government Scholarship, click here.

Ministry of Education of the Slovak Republic Scholarships

The Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of Slovakia offer scholarships to students for study at Slovakia public universities. The Ministry of Education of Slovakia provides to scholarship holders university study free of cost.

The scholarships are as follows:
  • 10 places for students for semestral/ 5-months study stay
  • 7 places for graduates for semestral/5-months study stay
  • 2 places for 3-months academic stay
Scholarship benefits: The scholarship covers living costs in the Slovak Republic. 

10 Places for Students for Semestral/ 5-months Study Stay

Eligibility Criteria: Candidates who wish to pursue first, second and third cycle degrees-bachelor, masters and doctoral degree in Slovakia must fulfill the following criteria:
  • Candidates must study at a foreign university in a course/programme that is related to one the candidate is applying for in Slovakia
  • Candidate’s age must be between 18 and 26
Scholarship benefits: A monthly stipend of 280€, education at chosen Slovak public university, accommodation in student residence halls, and health care.
Applying ways and means: Candidates must fill out an application form and submit it along with the preliminary letter of acceptance from academic department in Slovakia. 

7 Places for Graduates for Semestral/5-months Study Stay

The Ministry of Education of the Slovak Republic offers 7 places to graduates who wish to pursue full-time doctoral studies in Slovakia University.  The Ministry of Education provides scholarship for doctoral studies in English or Slovak language as per the acceptance of the university in Slovakia or academic department of the Slovak Academy of Sciences.

Eligibility Criteria:
Candidates must meet the following criteria: 
  • Candidates must hold a master’s degree in a related field
  • Candidates aged 23 to 25 are eligible to apply for this scholarship
Applying ways and means: Candidates must fill out an application form and submit it along with the preliminary letter of acceptance from academic department in Slovakia. 
Scholarship benefits: A monthly stipend of 330€, education at chosen Slovak public university, housing in student residence halls and dining halls at a fee equivalent to pupils with Slovakia citizenship, and health care.

2 Places for 3-months Academic Stay

The Ministry of Education of the Slovak Republic offers 2 places to graduates of foreign universities who wish to continue their education or research. The Ministry of Education of Slovakia offer scholarship to candidates for academic stay at public universities of Slovakia or at academic institutes of the Slovak Academy of Sciences. 

Eligibility Criteria:
Candidates must meet the following criteria: 
  • Candidates must hold a master’s degree in a related field and work at foreign academic institute or university 
  • Candidates aged 30 to 50 are eligible to apply for this scholarship
Applying ways and means: Candidates must fill out an application form and submit it along with the preliminary letter of acceptance from academic department in Slovakia. 
Scholarship benefits: A monthly stipend of 550€, education at chosen Slovak public university, accommodation of collegiate type and employee dining halls, and health care.

National Scholarship Programme

The National Scholarship Programme provides mobility support for international pupils, PhD pupils, university teachers, researchers and artists to stay at universities and research institutions in Slovakia. The programme is financed by the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of Slovakia. 

Course level: Master’s and PhD programme

Scholarship provider: Slovak Government

Eligibility: Following students are eligible to apply for this scholarship-
  • University students who are studying master’s degree at an international university abroad, and who are invited to study in Slovak Republic by public, state or private university in Slovakia.
  • International PhD students who are invited by public, state or private university or research institutes to take part in PhD programme in Slovakia.
  • International university researchers and teachers who are invited by the public, state or private university in Slovakia to perform research or teaching at Slovak research institutes, universities, or non-governmental organisations carrying out research activities.
Scholarship duration: 
  • For university students, the duration of scholarship is 1 to 2 semesters
  • For PhD pupils, university researchers, teachers and artists, the scholarship duration is 1 to 12 months
Eligible Countries: Nationals of following countries are eligible to apply for national scholarship programme-
  • EU member states- Spain, Austria, the Netherlands, Denmark, Bulgaria, Greece, Poland, Belgium, Malta, the Czech Republic, Latvia, Slovenia, Cyprus, Portugal, Luxembourg, Estonia, Italy, Finland, Sweden, Germany, Romania, UK, and France,
  • Countries that are a part of the Bologna process: (non-EU member states) – Georgia,  Albania, Switzerland, Andorra, Iceland, Republic of Macedonia, Armenia, Serbia, Moldova, Azerbaijan, Norway, Switzerland, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Turkey, Montenegro, Croatia, Liechtenstein, Ukraine, and Russian Federation.
  • USA, Canada, Mexico, Latin American countries and Central American countries
  • Belarus
  • Vietnam, Australia, South Africa, China, Korea, Egypt, Japan, Taiwan, India, New Zealand, Indonesia, Thailand, and Israel
Scholarship benefits: This scholarship covers living expenses during the candidate’s stay at universities, research institutes or non-governmental organizations in Slovakia for study, research, lecture or artistic activity.

Applying ways and means: Candidates must apply online by filling out the application form. Submit the requirement documents along with the form.
Original hard copies must be sent to the below mentioned address:
SAIA, n. o.
Namestie slobody 23
812 20 Bratislava 1
Slovakia

The acceptance letter of the university or research institute can be sent directly to by the host institution to SAIA, n.o.

To know more about the national scholarship programme, click here.
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