Slovak Republic Bilateral Scholarship for Foreign Nationals – 2023

Slovak Republic has opened portal for scholarship applications of bachelor/master level) and/or or research stays of PhD students from various Countries stated below.

Bilateral Scholarships

The Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic offers bilateral scholarship to foreign nationals for the academic year 2023/2024, based on bilateral agreements (between the governments/ministries).

Countries Eligible for Slovak Foreign Scholarship

Slovak Republic Bilateral Foreign Scholarship are extended to the following countries listed below ; Belgium-French Community/ Walloon region, Bulgaria, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Egypt, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Israel, Kazakhstan, the Republic of North Macedonia, the Republic of Moldova, Montenegro, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, Serbia, Ukraine.

Nature of Scholarship

Scholarships are awarded to applicants nominated by the competent authorities of eligible countries. National authorities are either education ministries or/and respective agencies designated by the ministries in the home country. Applications sent by individual applicants directly to the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic will not be processed.

The scholarship is usually designed for study stays of students (bachelor/master level) and/or or research stays of PhD students.  The length of scholarship (usually ranges from 1 to 10 months), the categories of eligible recipients (students on bachelor/master level/researchers/ teachers /PhD students) depends upon the agreement concerned.

The scholarship cannot be awarded for a complete course of study leading to a degree (unless stated otherwise in the agreement).

If not specified otherwise, the stays shall take place not earlier than 15 September 2023 and not later than 30 August 2024. The Ministry reserves the right to change the requested term of scholarship and/or place any applicant to a course and/or higher education institution different from those indicated in his/her scholarship application form, if admission as requested by the applicant is not feasible.

The scholarship can only be used within the implementation period, it cannot be postponed to the following academic year.

The details about scholarship types, quotas for 2023/2024 and deadlines for applications is in the table of quotas enclosed to this call. Coverage and financial responsibilities of agreement parties are specified in the agreements directly.

Scholarship Price

The amount of monthly scholarship for academic year 2023/2024.

For students (bachelor/master level): 400 € per month (from February 2022; instead of 280 €).

For PhD students: 734 € per month (from February 2022; instead of 330 €).

For university teachers or researchers (without title PhD. or equivalent): 734 € per month (from February 2022; instead of 550 €).

For university teachers or researchers (with title PhD. or equivalent): 1015 € per month (from February 2022; instead of 550 €).

Application Method:

Application form is attached to this call and can be downloaded from

Printed and signed version of this application form is still essential. Please, print filled in form, sign it and send 1 original and 1 copy together with all the supporting documentation requested in the application form to your national authority.

Application Deadline

Application for the scholarship will last latest on 1 April 2023.

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