Development Scholarships by Charles University, Czech Republic

Designation/Position- Development Scholarships

Charles University, Europe invites application for Development Scholarships (Fully Funded) for eligible and interested candidates

About- Development Scholarships is directly offered and administered by the Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University with a generous contribution from the Charles University and the Czech Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports respectively. The scholarship is designated and available for students from developing countries and countries going through a process of political and economic transition.

Study level- Master’s Programme

Location- Charles University, Europe


The scholarship can be awarded to students studying in one of Faculty’s fee-based study programmes in one of the first three years of study for Bachelor’s programmes or first two years of study for Master’s programmes. This means the application can be submitted by current students in the first or second year of Bachelor’s studies or first year of Master’s studies, or by a fresh applicant to any of our fee-based programmes.

The applicants have to be from developing countries or countries going through a process of political and economic transition and have to state their needs of the financial support within the application.

Job/Position Description- 

The scholarship is administered as a one-time lump-sum payment of CZK 75 000 (approx. EUR 3 000) to selected students to support the student’s necessary living costs. There is no tuition fee waiver as a part of the scholarship. 

For the academic year 2021/2022 a total of eight scholarships is expected to be awarded. Although we would like to continue the development scholarship scheme annually, this is a subject to every-year re-evaluation. Therefore, we cannot guarantee that similar scholarships will be available for students’ in the forthcoming years.

How to Apply- 

The deadline for scholarship applications is April 30, 2021.

The application has to be submitted complete (with all necessary documents), and all submitted documents have to be originals and written in the English language, or accompanied by certified translations.

The application has to be submitted to:

Kateřina Frídlová (Hollar Building, room 217)
the International Office
Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University
Smetanovo nabrezi 6
110 01 Praha 1, Czechia.

Scanned copies sent by email can be considered as a temporary measure in specific cases. However, originals have to be delivered as well. The final decision regarding such applications cannot be made until originals have been received.

Application has to include the following documents:

  • completed application form
  • motivation essay of no more than 1000 words, explaining why you need a scholarship, and what you hope to gain from your studies at Charles University
  • two letters of recommendation from teachers, who know you from your previous studies, including confirmation of your financial need (for fresh applicants for our programmes)
  • one letter of recommendation from a Charles University academic who knows you from your studies at the Faculty, including confirmation of your financial need (for current students of our programmes).

IMPORTANT: All scholarship applicants who are fresh applicants for one of our programmes HAVE TO also lodge an online application for their selected study programme and note the name of the programme on their application for a scholarship. Without this, their application for a scholarship will not be considered.

Last Date for Apply– 30 April 2021

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