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Government of Slovak Republic 2024 National Scholarship Program For International Students

National Scholarship Program of the Slovak Republic 2024-2025 are fully funded scholarships for international students. These scholarships are available for masters and PhD studies. The scholarship covers up to 734 € monthly.

Scholarships for international students, PhD students, university teachers, researchers and artists The Government of the Slovak Republic approved the establishment of the National Scholarship Programme of the Slovak Republic for the support of mobility of students, PhD students, university teachers, researchers and artists in 2005.

The National Scholarship Programme of the Slovak Republic (NSP) is funded by the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic.

The National Scholarship Programme of the Slovak Republic supports mobility of international students, PhD students, university teachers, researchers and artists for scholarship stays at higher education institutions and research organizations in Slovakia.


Government of Slovak Republic National Scholarship Program

Application DeadlineOctober 31, 2023
Country to studySlovakia (Slovak Republic)
TypePostgraduate
SponsorSlovak Government Scholarships
GenderMen and Women
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Benefits of Government of Slovak Republic National Scholarship Program

  • The scholarship is intended to cover international scholarship holders’ living costs, i.e. the costs related to staying in Slovakia (food, accommodation, etc.), during their study, research/artistic or teaching stay at universities and in research organisations in Slovakia. The scholarship holder can ask for assistance concerning accommodation and formalities related to entering and staying in the territory of the Slovak Republic either his/her host institution, or he/she can handle all the necessities him-/herself.
  • Amount of the monthly scholarship
    • university student of the second level of higher education 400 €
    • PhD student 734 €

Requirements for Government of Slovak Republic National Scholarship Program

  • Students who:
    • are university students at universities outside Slovakia.
    •  students of the second level of higher education (master’s students), or are students who at the time of application deadline have already completed at least 2.5 years of their university studies in the same study programme;
    • will be on a study stay in Slovakia during their higher education outside Slovakia and who will be accepted by a public, private or state university in Slovakia for an academic mobility1 to study in Slovakia.Eligible applicants for a scholarship in the framework of the NSP:A).
  • PhD students whose higher education or scientific training takes place outside Slovakia and who are accepted by a public, private or state university or a research institution in Slovakia eligible to carry out a doctoral study programme2 (e.g. the Slovak Academy of Sciences) for an academic mobility1 to study/conduct research/artistic stay in Slovakia.

The National Scholarship Programme does not support:

  • international students and PhD students accepted for full higher education (bachelor, master, doctoral studies) in Slovakia, or those already studying in Slovakia (full higher education) who would like to fund their studies in Slovakia by the NSP.
  • international applicants who within the period of 36 months prior to the application deadline have spent in the territory of the Slovak Republic 12 or more months (in total);
  • international applicants who are receiving a scholarship in Slovakia in the framework of other scholarship programmes funded from public resources (e.g. International Visegrad Fund, Erasmus+, CEEPUS, bilateral agreements, etc.)

Application Documents

Required documents that must be attached to online application for a study stay in case of international students (eligible applicants under the category A):

  • curriculum vitae;
  • motivation letter;
  • detailed study programme
  • two recommendation letters issued by applicant’s university teachers 
  • confirmation issued by the applicant’s home university confirming that the applicant is a regular student of the respective university at the time of applying 
  • scan of applicant’s bachelor’s diploma, diploma supplement and state examination certificate (if applicable);
  • admission/invitation letter issued by applicant’s host university in Slovakia indicating the period of stay. 

Application Deadline

October 31, 2023

How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to Slovak Government Scholarships on www.scholarships.sk to apply

Scholarship applications are submitted online at www.scholarships.skOnline application system is opened at least 6 weeks prior to the application deadline. Applications can be filled in only in case that the online application system has already been opened.

First Step:

  • Applicants must fill in their online applications and upload all the required attachments in required format to their online application.
  • Applicants are allowed to submit (fill in) applications and the required attachments in Slovak or English language only (documents written in other languages must be officially translated into Slovak or English language – translation can be certified by the same institution that issued the respective document).
  • In case of documents, that are attached to the application and that are issued by a person other than the applicant (e.g. recommendation letters, confirmations of study, diploma/diploma supplement/state examination certificate, admission/invitation letter) it is necessary to upload the scan of these documents to the online application. The applicant is obliged to keep and archive all originals of documents that he/she has attached to the online application in electronic format, and if requested, to submit these originals (or certified copies of these originals) to the programme administrator.

Second Step:

  • Once the application is filled in and all the required documents are attached to the application, the applicant must submit the application by clicking the “SEND” button.  It is also necessary to deliver original of the admission/invitation letter to SAIA, n. o., in Bratislava (SAIA, n. o., Sasinkova 10, 812 20 Bratislava 1). 
  • This document must be delivered at latest on the 3rd working day after the application deadline until 12 p.m. (when determining the working days, legal status in Slovakia is taken into consideration).

For more details, visit NSP website


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