August 27, 2016

UNESCO/Czech Republic Co-Sponsored Fellowships Programme for Bachelors and Masters Study

UNESCO/Czech Republic Co-Sponsored Fellowships Programme

Course(s) Offered: All disciplines
Course Level: Bachelors, Masters
Provider: Czech Republic Govt
Country to Study in: Czech Republic

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 some long-term fellowships, UNESCO/Czech Republic Co-Sponsored Fellowships Programme.

These long-term fellowships are for undergraduate studies (which comprises the Bachelor’s and Master’s study programmes for the academic year 2017-2018) for the benefit of certain developing Member States.

Eligible candidates from the selected developing Member States (selected annually) are now invited to apply for the UNESCO/Czech Republic Co-Sponsored Fellowships Programme as explained below.

UNESCO/Czech Republic Co-Sponsored Fellowships Programme

Fellowships are 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. For academic year 2017-2018, invited Member States entitled to submit candidatures include: Uzbekistan; Yemen and Zimbabwe

Requirements: English / French

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.
Note: There is no possibility to change the field of study/study programme once the fellowship is awarded.

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.

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)

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. UNESCO would also wish to emphasize that only applications with complete documentation shall be considered for evaluation.

Eligible groups
Citizens of SELECTED Developing member states of the UN

Participating Institutions
These fellowships are tenable in a selected number of universities in the Czech Republic

Fields of study
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.

Number of awards
Three long-term fellowships for Bachelor's and Master's studies

Sponsorship duration
These fellowships are tenable for a maximum duration of 3 to 6 years. 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

Scholarship benefits
Facilities offered by the Government of the Czech Republic: Tuition (free of charge), A monthly allowance of 14,000 Czech Crowns (1 euro = approximately 25 crowns), Accommodation at the student dormitories at reduced rates (to be paid from the monthly allowance), Access to meals in the student dining halls (to be paid with the monthly allowance), Access to discounts for urban transportation, and Medical care (provided by the Ministry of Health).

Facilities offered by UNESCO: International travel expenses within the framework of the Fellowships Programme under the Regular Programme, AND A special one-time allowance of US$200 to cover transit and other miscellaneous expenses.

Method of Application
This Fellowship offer is only available by online application process. 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, and filled out in English in electronic form until the deadline below. To access the application form, please register here.

The registration will be open for application until the deadline date below. After filling out the application, the candidate is requested to submit an online motivation letter and take a test.

It is important to read the "Guidelines for Granting Scholarships of the Government of the Czech Republic"(pdf), and also to visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information on how to apply for this scholarship.

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.

For the 2017/18 academic year, announcement date is 10 August 2016; AND Deadline for Submission of Application online is 30 September 2016 (Midnight Paris time). Extension of the deadline is NOT possible.

The Czech authorities will make the final selection of the candidates.

IMPORTANT: 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.

Application Deadline: 30 September 2016
Open to International Applicants: Yes

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