The International Visegrad Fund offers Master’s and Post-Master’s scholarships awarded to selected scholars for periods of 1 or 2 semesters (with the exception of Master’s scholarships within the In-Coming scheme where 1– to 4-semester scholarships can be awarded). Given the annual budget of €1,448,000, the Fund will award about 400 semesters in total in the academic year 2012/2013 (more information).
Applicants whose current (i.e., at the time of applying) university or employer is further than 1,500 km from the selected host university/institute are eligible for a one-time travel grant (see the Instructions).
Citizens of the following countries can apply:
Albania (AL), Armenia (AM), Azerbaijan (AZ), Belarus (BY), Bosnia and Herzegovina (BA),Croatia (HR), the Czech Republic (CZ), Georgia (GE), Hungary (HU), Macedonia (MK), Moldova(MD), Montenegro (ME), Poland (PL), the Russian Federation (RU), Serbia (RS), Slovakia (SK) and Ukraine (UA). The same rules are applicable to Kosovar scholars.
The scholarship program is not applicable to, nor does it cover full studies within joint programs (i.e., double– or multiple-degree). The scholarship does not cover studies/research at other institutions or in other countries than those specified in the application form. The scholars are expected to work on their study/research projects at the host university/institution for the entire scholarship period. All applicants must have finished at least 4 semesters of university at the time of applying.
- Intra-Visegrad Scholarships (within CZ, HU, PL, SK)
- In-Coming Scholarships (from AL, BA, XK, MK, ME, RU and RS)
- Scholarships for EaP (from AM, AZ, BY, GE, MD and UA)
- Out-Going Scholarships (to AL, AM, AZ, BY, BA, GE, XK, MK, MD, ME, RS and UA)
- Visegrad Scholarships at OSA (separate fellowship program)
If selected each scholar receives the scholarship funding at the beginning of each five-month period (semester) upon a written confirmation from the host university/institution (see Article 4 of the Contract).
Deadline for all scholarship applications is 31 January. Results are announced by mid-May.