UNESCO and Czech Republic are inviting applications for Fellowships Programme. There is no possibility to change neither the field of study nor the study programme once the fellowship is awarded. 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. The application deadline is 30 September 2015.
Study Subject(s): In line with UNESCO and Czech Republic’s commitment to maximize capacity-building, candidates who wish to study in the fields of natural resources and environment, forestry water and landscape management, technology and environmental engineering, economics and finance would be given priority. Note: There is no possibility to change the field of study/study programme once the fellowship is awarded.
Course Level: 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 2016-2017) for the benefit of certain developing Member States.
Scholarship Provider: UNESCO and Czech Republic Governement
Scholarship can be taken at: Czech Republic
Eligibility: –There is no possibility to change neither the field of study nor the study programme once the fellowship is awarded. The donor country highly recommends the following field of studies: Natural Resources and Environment, Forestry Engineering, Tropical Agriculture, Water and Landscape Management, Economics and Finance, Environment, Ecology and Environmental Protection, Informatics, Engineering Informatics, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, Energy Engineering. Preference will be given to students who will take these fields of study.
– These fellowships are tenable in a selected number of universities in the Czech Republic for a maximum duration of 3 to 6 years. 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.
Scholarship Open for International Students: Foreign students can apply for these scholarships.
Scholarship Description: 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 2016-2017) 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.
Number of award(s): Not Known
Duration of award(s): The academic year in the Czech Republic is divided into two semesters: winter semester and summer semester. Winter begins in September, and the summer semester starts in February. undergraduate studies (Bachelor’s study programme) take 3 to 4 years to complete, and a master’s study programme from 4 to 6 years long.
What does it cover? Facilities offered by the Government of the Czech Republic:
-Tuition is free of charge
-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)
-Accommodation at the student dormitories at reduced rates (to be paid by the fellow out of the allowance mentioned in (b) above)
-Access to meals (to be paid with the monthly allowance) in the student dining halls
-Access to discounts for urban transportation
-The Ministry of Health provides medical care to fellows.
(Note: The facilities  are provided under the same condition as for Czech students, i.e. at a relatively lower price.)
Facilities offered by UNESCO
-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,
-A special one-time allowance of US$200 to cover transit and other miscellaneous expenses.
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.
Notification: Not Known
How to Apply: The mode of applying is online. 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 2015.
The contact person at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Prague, who will stand ready to assist you on any further queries related to the Programme, is Ms Veronika Hirzel, e-mail: veronika_hirzel-at-mzv.cz, tel. + 420 224 182 916. Please note that all correspondence should be in English.
-The registration will be open for application until 30 September 2015 (Midnight Paris Time). After filling out the application, the candidate is requested to submit an online motivation letter and take a test.
-Detailed information on the terms and conditions of scholarship awards is provided in the binding “Guidelines for Granting Scholarships of the Government of the Czech Republic”, issued in English and French (click below to download in the PDF format)
Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 30 September 2015.