UNESCO/Czech Fellowship Scholarships for Developing Countries Students



UNESCO in conjunction withe Czech Government is offering Fellowship Scholarships to students from developing countries for undergraduate and Masters levels.

Application Deadline: 30th September 2017 (Midnight Paris time)

Eligible Countries:

  • Iraq
  • Zimbabwe

To be taken at (country): Czech Republic

Eligible Fields of Study: Candidates who wish to study in the fields of medicine, natural resources and environment, agriculture and forestry, water and landscape management, technology and environmental engineering would be given priority.

About the Award: In order to promote human resource capacities in the developing Member States and to enhance friendship among peoples of the world, the Government of the Czech Republic has placed at the disposal of UNESCO three long-term fellowships for undergraduate studies (which comprises the Bachelor’s and Master’s study programmes for the academic year 2018-2019) for the benefit of certain developing Member States. Neither a citizen of the Czech Republic, nor a citizen of a Member State of the European Union, nor any other foreign national with a permanent residence permit on the territory of the Czech Republic may therefore be granted this type of scholarship.

The studies being conducted in Czech language, the candidates to benefit from these fellowships will be required to take a special language and preparatory course before starting their studies. The Czech language course will be provided by the Charles  University in Prague.

Type: Fellowship

Eligibility: Language requirement would be English or French

Selection Criteria: Selection will be made on a competitive basis and priority will be given to applicants who, apart from meeting the academic qualifications required, opt for the fields of study enumerated above. It is important to note that there is no possibility to change the field of study or the study programme once the fellowship has been awarded.  We would also wish to emphasize that only applications with complete documentation shall be considered for evaluation

Number of Awardees: Not specified

Value of Fellowship: 

Facilities offered by the Government of the Czech Republic

  1. Tuition is free of charge
  2. A monthly allowance of 14,000 Czech Crowns (1 euro = approximately 25 crowns) for students undertaking bachelor and master’s study programmes (Should this allowance be considered insufficient, the applying Member State may consider granting a partial contribution, or, the candidate may have to seek other funds from private sources to complement this allowance)
  3. Accommodation at the student dormitories at reduced rates (to be paid by the fellow from the monthly allowance mentioned in (2) above)

  4. Access to meals (to be paid with the monthly allowance) in the student dining halls
  5. Access to discounts for urban transportation
  6. The Ministry of Health provides medical care to fellows.

Facilities offered by UNESCO

  1. UNESCO will cover international travel expenses within the framework of the Fellowships Programme under the Regular Programme.  Upon selection of the candidates, UNESCO will undertake the necessary action to authorize tickets to the beneficiaries before their departure for the Czech Republic.  And,
  2. A special one-time allowance of US$200 to cover transit and other miscellaneous expenses.

Duration of Fellowship: 3 to 6 years

How to Apply: 

  • All applications should be endorsed by the relevant Government body (such as the National Commission or Permanent Delegation), must be made on a Czech fellowship application form, filled out in English in electronic form until 30 September 2017 (http://registr.dzs.cz/registr.nsf/unesco).
  • After filling out the application, the candidate is requested to submit an online motivation letter and take a test.

Visit Fellowship Webpage for details

Award Provider: UNESCO, Czech Republic

Important Notes: 

  • All foreigners who are to study in the Czech Republic are required to obtain a long-term residence permit. Details of the procedures to be followed to obtain this visa will be provided to selected candidates.
  • Selected candidates will be required to provide a certificate attesting a clean criminal record
  • No provision to finance or lodge family members can be made. It is the National authorities’ responsibility to ensure that all candidates are duly informed of the above conditions prior to submission of their applications for these fellowships.

Speak up