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Scholarship Provider: UNESCO and the Czech Republic Government
Eligibility: International students from the Democratic Republic of the Congo; and the Republic of Mali
Location: Universities in Czech Republic

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 programs for the academic year 2016-2017) for the benefit of certain developing Member States.

UNESCO Czech Republic Co-Sponsored Fellowships Program 2016-2017

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 program 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.

Duration of awards

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 = ~25 crowns) for students undertaking bachelor and master’s study programmes
  • Accommodation at the student dormitories at reduced rates
  • Access to meals in the student dining halls
  • Access to discounts for urban transportation
  • The Ministry of Health provides medical care to fellows.
  • 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. We would also wish to emphasize that only applications with complete documentation shall be considered for evaluation.


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: Please note that all correspondence should be in English.

– The registration will be open for application until September 30, 2015 (Midnight Paris Time). After filling out the application, the candidate is requested to submit an online motivation letter and take a test.

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