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Current Offers

Inter-Faculty Agreements


Deadline for active calls for application for study exchange programmes in the Fall semester of the academic year 2017/2018 is on Monday, 6th March, 2017.


Deadline for study exchange programmes in the Spring semester of the academic year 2017/2018 will be on 5th May, 2017.



List of the partner universities under the framework of Inter-faculty agreements:


Australia

  • Australian National University


Canada

  • University of Calgary (only for the students of Political Science)


China


Hong Kong

  • Hong Kong Baptist University, School of Communication (only for students of the Institute of Communication Studies and Journalism)

  • Summer Programme - HKBU


Israel

  • The Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya (IDC)


Japan


Korea

  • Kyungpook National University - only for students of the Institute of Economic Studies


Russia


USA

  • Temple University, Philadelphia

  • Le Moyne College, New York

  • Marlboro College, Vermont

  • The University of Richmond, Virginia



Inter-University Agreements


Austria

  • Universität Wien


Australia and New Zealand

  • University of Queensland

  • University of Melbourne

  • Griffith University

  • Macquarie University

  • University of Otago (New Zealand)


Brazil

  • Universidade de São Paulo


Canada

  • Université de Montréal

  • McGill University

  • University of Toronto


Chile

  • Universidad de Chile


Germany + Switzerland NEW!


Israel

  • The Hebrew University of Jerusalem


Japan

  • University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba

  • Waseda University, Tokyo

  • Tokyo University for Foreign Studies, Tokyo

  • Doshisha University, Kyoto


JAR

  • University of Pretoria


Luxembourg

  • Université du Luxembourg


Mexico

  • Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey

  • Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México


Peru

  • Universidad de Lima


Russia

  • St. Petersburg University

  • Lomonosov Moscow State University

USA

  • University of Oregon

  • Kansas State University

  • State University of New York at New Paltz

  • University of New Orleans

  • University of Washington, Seattle



Summer schools, conferences, partner universities offers


There are currently no open calls for application.


Apart from submitting hard copy applications, students also need to register at: https://docs.google.com/a/fsv.cuni.cz/forms/d/1pangVdaXDKp_NVBzVVa9RrZmqvRxfii6Cz8mFDlCbBE/viewform


General info on partner Universities

The international mobility at the Faculty is mainly based on the European Higher Education Area which is coordinated by the Bologna Process. Its most visible demonstration is the ERASMUS Programme. The faculty is also developing international cooperation beyond the framework of the European programmes. This includes cooperation with partner universities in North America, Asia and the Middle East. Last but not least, the faculty offers a wide array of short term courses, seminars and summer schools, organized by the faculty's partner institutions.


Apart from submitting hard copy applications, students also need to register at: https://docs.google.com/a/fsv.cuni.cz/forms/d/1pangVdaXDKp_NVBzVVa9RrZmqvRxfii6Cz8mFDlCbBE/viewform


FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES PARTNER UNIVERSITES


Erasmus+ 2017/2018

ERASMUS+ Study Stays


International Office hereby publishes the call for Erasmus+ agreement. For further information, refer to the below-published Selection Announcement.


Interviews for the International Office agreements will be conducted on Thursday 9th march and Friday 10th March. detailed schedule has been emailed to all students who applied.


ERASMUS+ Selection Announcement 2017/2018


List of partner universities


Specification of financial conditions


After you return

Students whose online application does not yet contain approved changes to the study plan (Changes, Tables C+D) must resolve this with their supervisor and submit this to OZS.

After you return, it is also necessary to submit to OZS FSV UK and to EK RUK the following:

  • Confirmation of Erasmus+ study period (students receive this form when they sign the Participant contract with EK RUK).

  • Transcript of Records (provided that the student received this upon departure or that it was sent to the student's home address).


If the original transcript is sent by the foreign university to OZS, the student will be informed by email.

All documents are to be submitted by the deadlines set by EK RUK, but no later than the end of September of the relevant academic year.

Students must also submit the Confirmation and Transcript of Records documents to the European Office, RUK.

Students are also responsible for completing a Final report (potential problems should be resolved through EK RUK).

Recognition of results from the Erasmus+ study visit is the responsibility of the study department and the subject supervisor.

Protocol on fulfilling study obligations


Procedure for recognition of subjects studied abroad:



  • Student, after obtaining Transcript of Records, goes to his academic guarantor (head or coordinator of the study programme) with the Transcript and fills in the Protocol.


  • The guarantor decides on how many credits and what grades to give to the obligations fulfilled on Erasmus+.


  • Guarantor signs the Protocol.

  • Student gives the Protocol to the Student Services Officer at the International Office.



ERASMUS+ Practical Placements

Practical placements provide students with another opportunity to travel abroad within Erasmus+ programme. Selection proceedings are usually held at individual institutes in late spring and/or early fall.


The call for 2016/2017 practical placements has been published. These are to occur from November 2016 up to September 2017. They can be conducted in both the institution whom the student finds as well as in institutions with whhom the Faculty already has partnerships.


Further information on this year's selection proceedings:

Call for practical placements


List of partner institutions:

List of partner institutions


List of partner institutions from ERA:

ERA partners


Please note that students can work at public or private organizations, research institution or foundation, school, school facility, education centre, non-profit organizations, associations, NGOs etc. A practical placement may not be performed in the EU institutions, more info here, organizations administering the EU programmes or national diplomatic missions (the embassies, consulates) of a student’s home country abroad.


ERASMUS+ practical placements scholarship amounts


Other Agreements and Foundations

KAAD Scholarships to study in Germany

KAAD flyer


Schwarzman Foundation Scholarships

Designed to prepare the next generation of global leaders, Schwarzman Scholars (http://schwarzmanscholars.org) is the first scholarship created to respond to the geopolitical landscape of the 21st Century. Whether in politics, business or science, the success of future leaders around the world will depend upon an understanding of China's role in global trends. Students selected for this competitive scholarship will study with students from around the world in a one-year Master's Degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing, in which they will come to better understand China and develop their leadership skills. All Schwarzman Scholars will receive a full scholarship, including program fees, a personal stipend, airfare to and from Beijing and other benefits.


CEEPUS

Currently, there are no calls for applications in this programme.


Student freemovers need to fill in the application form and enclose a letter of acceptance from the partner university and two letters of recommendation from their home university.

Teacher freemovers need to fill in the application form and enclose a letter of acceptance from the partner university only.


More info at www.ceepus.info

 

CEEPUS Program Information


Study Abroad Opportunities for International Students - Basic Principles

In view of the growing interest from the students in our English-language Bachelor's and Master's programmes in spending a period of study abroad, here is a summary of both the rules that apply, and the opportunities we can offer.  As degree-seeking students, almost everyone in our English-language programmes has the same rights and opportunities as students in our Czech-language programmes.  However, because student status is conditional on the payment of school fees and/or various scholarships, some special conditions apply (see below).


The study abroad opportunities that are available to our students basically divide into two categories: (i) formal exchanges (through Erasmus and similar programmes), during which students spend 1-2 full semesters studying abroad; (ii) shorter periods of study, generally suggested by the students themselves, in which they conduct research for their Master's thesis, with financial support from the university.

Places available through our student exchanges are advertised regularly on our website, usually on the English Intranet and under Study Abroad Opportunities above, and frequently also on the Institute of Economic Studies front page.  Places are filled through an open selection process, generally on the basis of a written study plan submitted by the student, followed by an interview.  Some exchanges are administered directly by the Faculty of Social Sciences, which means students will know straight away whether they have been selected, but others are administered centrally by the Rector's Office.  In these cases the selection process has two rounds, and the final selection of students is made by the Vice-Rector.  Successful students will then be expected to fill out official application forms for the exchange.  Students should note that the precise conditions that apply to each individual exchange can vary (availability of scholarships, language requirements, etc.)  Details are in the announcements posted on our webpage. 

Individual study/research trips devised by students themselves may be prepared at any time, but calls for funding applications are only announced 2-3 times per year.  As a general principle the university will only fund FUTURE travel plans, it will not consider funding travel in arrears after the student's return.  Students should therefore make sure they make their plans sufficiently far in advance. 

Students must remain registered as students at the Faculty of Social Sciences throughout the entire period of their studies abroad. This is a fundamental requirement for students to participate in an exchange and/or to receive funding.  It is not possible for students to take a break from their studies ("preruseni studia" in Czech).  This means, in the specific case of our English-language programmes, that students must continue to pay school fees, so they remain registered (for implications for scholarship-holders, see below).

Students participating in an exchange must also ensure they receive credit for any classes they have taken on the exchange, after they return to Prague.  The transfer of credit from a period of study abroad is standard procedure, but it is not automatic, and it is subject to the approval of the Head of the programme.  For this reason we strongly recommend that students speak to the Head of their programme about what classes they can get credit for, before they set off.  Please note that the Dean has stipulated a minimum study requirement of 10 credits per semester for study abroad (see Dean's Directive No. 6/2005, currently available only in Czech).  Obviously, we recommend that students take more credits than this, if they get the chance to study abroad, but this is the minimum requirement if they want to remain registered.

Because the vast majority of students using these exchanges are from our Czech-language programmes, students must also expect that some parts of the internal administrative procedures connected with them may have to be conducted in Czech.  


Types of Exchange Programme Available

Almost all the exchanges we can offer our students are organised either through the EU's Erasmus programme, or through direct university-to-university exchanges. 

The Erasmus programme (or more formally LLP Erasmus) is one of the central pillar's the EU's higher education policy, enabling literally thousands of students to be exchanged to and from the Czech Republic each year.  Exchanges are organised on the basis of a series of Bilateral Agreements with specific partner universities.  Each agreement is for a specific number of students in a specific subject area, and sometimes also for a particular level of study (Bachelor, Master's, PhD).  Students should note that it is not normally possible to change the subject area of any given exchange, and that it is NEVER possible to be exchanged with a university that does not have an agreement with Charles University at all. 

The main selection panel for the Erasmus exchange is held in February and March for exchanges in the following school year (i.e. February 2014 for exchanges in school year 2014/15).  Details are usually posted on our website in January/February. 

Successful applicants receive a 100% waiver of school fees at the host university, and a scholarship from the Erasmus programme to help fund their studies.  The exact rate of the scholarship will depend on the destination.

Most of the university-to-university exchanges offered through this channel are with universities outside the EU (primarily the USA and Australia, though we also have a limited range of contacts in Canada, New Zealand, Latin America and the Far East).  A small number of university-to-university exchanges with Germany are also still active.

Offers of individual exchanges are announced at various dates during the year, depending on the administrative deadlines of our partners, though in most cases the initial selection is made 7-8 months before the planned date of the student's studies.  Some university-to-university exchanges come with a scholarship already attached, but in most cases they guarantee only a waiver of school fees at the host university, and students must apply for funding from the fund listed below.  The exact financial conditions attached to each individual exchange are always included in the announcement. 


Funding

The university's main instrument for the support of students studying abroad is the Rector's Mobility Fund (Fond mobility UK), which was set up in 2001 primarily to help finance university-to-university exchanges.  The Mobility Fund generally issues two calls for funding applications per year, one with a deadline in March, and one in October.  Applications must be made through the International Office of the Faculty of Social Sciences (NOT to the Rectorate), and students should note that the Faculty has its own INTERNAL deadline for applications, which is generally about 10 days before the final deadline at the Rector's Office, so we have time to properly check applications.

The Mobility Fund has two basic principles: (i) it will only ever fund future travel plans (i.e. it will not fund travel in arrears); (ii) it will provide no more than half of the student's anticipated expenses.   The aim of the Mobility Fund is to provide a contribution to the student's extra living/study expenses while they are abroad, not to provide 100% financing.  The level of funding is also determined by the number of applications received and by the budget available.  The Rector reserves the right to reduce the level of funding to individual students and/or to turn down individual applications completely, when budget constraints demand it. 

Applications to the Mobility Fond must include the following documents: (i) a letter of motivation including a detailed plan of study; (ii) confirmation of nomination for the exchange and/or a letter of acceptance; (iii) evidence of language ability; (iv) one letter of recommendation; (v) completed application form.  Items (i)-(iv) on this list may be submitted in English.  Item (v), the application form, is currently only available in Czech.  The application form should include a preliminary budget, and a statement of how much funding is being requested.  More detailed information is available on the Mobility Fund webpage (in Czech only). 

Students seeking funding for individual study/research trips related to their thesis may also apply for funding from the Rector's Mobility Fund under the same conditions as exchange students. 


Special Conditions for Scholarship Holders

Students studying in our English-language Masters' programmes with the aid of a scholarship should note that many scholarships place limits on the student's permitted absences from Prague, and they should always check with their scholarship provider whether studying abroad is compatible with the conditions of their scholarship. The Faculty of Social Sciences cannot speak for independent agencies that provide scholarships for E&F and IEPS students (e.g. the International Visegrad Fund), students must make sure to speak to them direct.


As regards the two scholarship programmes administered through the Faculty, the conditions are as follows:

Ministry of Education scholarship for MEF (full waiver of school fees, monthly stipend). Regrettably this scholarship is not compatible with studying abroad, because student status is conditional on the student's continued presence in Prague. Any prolonged absence is accompanied by an automatic suspension of student status, which in turn is incompatible with participation in a student exchange programme. We realise this is a kind of Catch 22, caused by a mismatch of two contradictory sets of rules, but unfortunately there is nothing we can do about it. The sticking point is the fact that the Ministry is covering students' Prague school fees in full, and it is understandably reluctant to do this when the student is not physically present in Prague.

Development scholarship (partial waiver of school fees, lump sum payment). This scholarship is more flexible, because it covers school fees for only one semester out of two, and the student pays his/her own school fees for the other semester. Thus, while it is not possible for students to be absent from Prague in the Winter (Autumn) Semester, when their fees are paid by the scholarship, we see no reason why they could not study abroad in the Summer (Spring) Semester, when they pay their own school fees. We will therefore be happy to consider applications from these scholarship holders for study abroad, so long as they are planning to travel abroad in the spring.







Study Abroad Opportunities

Current Offers

Inter-Faculty Agreements


Deadline for active calls for application for study exchange programmes in the Fall semester of the academic year 2017/2018 is on Monday, 6th March, 2017.


Deadline for study exchange programmes in the Spring semester of the academic year 2017/2018 will be on 5th May, 2017.



List of the partner universities under the framework of Inter-faculty agreements:


Australia


Canada


China


Hong Kong


Israel


Japan


Korea


Russia


USA



Inter-University Agreements


Austria


Australia and New Zealand


Brazil


Canada


Chile


Germany + Switzerland NEW!


Israel


Japan


JAR


Luxembourg


Mexico


Peru


Russia

USA



Rector's Mobility Fund - Spring 2017


Call for applications for the university's main instrument to support students and academic staff studying and doing research abroad - NEW! application deadline 6th March 2017



Summer schools, conferences, partner universities offers


There are currently no open calls for application.


Apart from submitting hard copy applications, students also need to register at: https://docs.google.com/a/fsv.cuni.cz/forms/d/1pangVdaXDKp_NVBzVVa9RrZmqvRxfii6Cz8mFDlCbBE/viewform


General info on partner Universities

The international mobility at the Faculty is mainly based on the European Higher Education Area which is coordinated by the Bologna Process. Its most visible demonstration is the ERASMUS Programme. The faculty is also developing international cooperation beyond the framework of the European programmes. This includes cooperation with partner universities in North America, Asia and the Middle East. Last but not least, the faculty offers a wide array of short term courses, seminars and summer schools, organized by the faculty's partner institutions.


Apart from submitting hard copy applications, students also need to register at: https://docs.google.com/a/fsv.cuni.cz/forms/d/1pangVdaXDKp_NVBzVVa9RrZmqvRxfii6Cz8mFDlCbBE/viewform


FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES PARTNER UNIVERSITES


Erasmus+ 2017/2018

ERASMUS+ Study Stays


International Office hereby publishes the call for Erasmus+ agreement. For further information, refer to the below-published Selection Announcement.


Interviews for the International Office agreements will be conducted on Thursday 9th march and Friday 10th March. detailed schedule has been emailed to all students who applied.


ERASMUS+ Selection Announcement 2017/2018


List of partner universities


Specification of financial conditions


After you return

Students whose online application does not yet contain approved changes to the study plan (Changes, Tables C+D) must resolve this with their supervisor and submit this to OZS.

After you return, it is also necessary to submit to OZS FSV UK and to EK RUK the following:

  • Confirmation of Erasmus+ study period (students receive this form when they sign the Participant contract with EK RUK).

  • Transcript of Records (provided that the student received this upon departure or that it was sent to the student's home address).


If the original transcript is sent by the foreign university to OZS, the student will be informed by email.

All documents are to be submitted by the deadlines set by EK RUK, but no later than the end of September of the relevant academic year.

Students must also submit the Confirmation and Transcript of Records documents to the European Office, RUK.

Students are also responsible for completing a Final report (potential problems should be resolved through EK RUK).

Recognition of results from the Erasmus+ study visit is the responsibility of the study department and the subject supervisor.

Protocol on fulfilling study obligations


Procedure for recognition of subjects studied abroad:



  • Student, after obtaining Transcript of Records, goes to his academic guarantor (head or coordinator of the study programme) with the Transcript and fills in the Protocol.


  • The guarantor decides on how many credits and what grades to give to the obligations fulfilled on Erasmus+.


  • Guarantor signs the Protocol.

  • Student gives the Protocol to the Student Services Officer at the International Office.



ERASMUS+ Practical Placements

Practical placements provide students with another opportunity to travel abroad within Erasmus+ programme. Selection proceedings are usually held at individual institutes in late spring and/or early fall.


The call for 2016/2017 practical placements has been published. These are to occur from November 2016 up to September 2017. They can be conducted in both the institution whom the student finds as well as in institutions with whhom the Faculty already has partnerships.


Further information on this year's selection proceedings:

Call for practical placements


List of partner institutions:

List of partner institutions


List of partner institutions from ERA:

ERA partners


Please note that students can work at public or private organizations, research institution or foundation, school, school facility, education centre, non-profit organizations, associations, NGOs etc. A practical placement may not be performed in the EU institutions, more info here, organizations administering the EU programmes or national diplomatic missions (the embassies, consulates) of a student’s home country abroad.


ERASMUS+ practical placements scholarship amounts


Other Agreements and Foundations

KAAD Scholarships to study in Germany

KAAD flyer


Schwarzman Foundation Scholarships

Designed to prepare the next generation of global leaders, Schwarzman Scholars (http://schwarzmanscholars.org) is the first scholarship created to respond to the geopolitical landscape of the 21st Century. Whether in politics, business or science, the success of future leaders around the world will depend upon an understanding of China's role in global trends. Students selected for this competitive scholarship will study with students from around the world in a one-year Master's Degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing, in which they will come to better understand China and develop their leadership skills. All Schwarzman Scholars will receive a full scholarship, including program fees, a personal stipend, airfare to and from Beijing and other benefits.


CEEPUS

Currently, there are no calls for applications in this programme.


Student freemovers need to fill in the application form and enclose a letter of acceptance from the partner university and two letters of recommendation from their home university.

Teacher freemovers need to fill in the application form and enclose a letter of acceptance from the partner university only.


More info at www.ceepus.info

 

CEEPUS Program Information


Study Abroad Opportunities for International Students - Basic Principles

In view of the growing interest from the students in our English-language Bachelor's and Master's programmes in spending a period of study abroad, here is a summary of both the rules that apply, and the opportunities we can offer.  As degree-seeking students, almost everyone in our English-language programmes has the same rights and opportunities as students in our Czech-language programmes.  However, because student status is conditional on the payment of school fees and/or various scholarships, some special conditions apply (see below).


The study abroad opportunities that are available to our students basically divide into two categories: (i) formal exchanges (through Erasmus and similar programmes), during which students spend 1-2 full semesters studying abroad; (ii) shorter periods of study, generally suggested by the students themselves, in which they conduct research for their Master's thesis, with financial support from the university.

Places available through our student exchanges are advertised regularly on our website, usually on the English Intranet and under Study Abroad Opportunities above, and frequently also on the Institute of Economic Studies front page.  Places are filled through an open selection process, generally on the basis of a written study plan submitted by the student, followed by an interview.  Some exchanges are administered directly by the Faculty of Social Sciences, which means students will know straight away whether they have been selected, but others are administered centrally by the Rector's Office.  In these cases the selection process has two rounds, and the final selection of students is made by the Vice-Rector.  Successful students will then be expected to fill out official application forms for the exchange.  Students should note that the precise conditions that apply to each individual exchange can vary (availability of scholarships, language requirements, etc.)  Details are in the announcements posted on our webpage. 

Individual study/research trips devised by students themselves may be prepared at any time, but calls for funding applications are only announced 2-3 times per year.  As a general principle the university will only fund FUTURE travel plans, it will not consider funding travel in arrears after the student's return.  Students should therefore make sure they make their plans sufficiently far in advance. 

Students must remain registered as students at the Faculty of Social Sciences throughout the entire period of their studies abroad. This is a fundamental requirement for students to participate in an exchange and/or to receive funding.  It is not possible for students to take a break from their studies ("preruseni studia" in Czech).  This means, in the specific case of our English-language programmes, that students must continue to pay school fees, so they remain registered (for implications for scholarship-holders, see below).

Students participating in an exchange must also ensure they receive credit for any classes they have taken on the exchange, after they return to Prague.  The transfer of credit from a period of study abroad is standard procedure, but it is not automatic, and it is subject to the approval of the Head of the programme.  For this reason we strongly recommend that students speak to the Head of their programme about what classes they can get credit for, before they set off.  Please note that the Dean has stipulated a minimum study requirement of 10 credits per semester for study abroad (see Dean's Directive No. 6/2005, currently available only in Czech).  Obviously, we recommend that students take more credits than this, if they get the chance to study abroad, but this is the minimum requirement if they want to remain registered.

Because the vast majority of students using these exchanges are from our Czech-language programmes, students must also expect that some parts of the internal administrative procedures connected with them may have to be conducted in Czech.  


Types of Exchange Programme Available

Almost all the exchanges we can offer our students are organised either through the EU's Erasmus programme, or through direct university-to-university exchanges. 

The Erasmus programme (or more formally LLP Erasmus) is one of the central pillar's the EU's higher education policy, enabling literally thousands of students to be exchanged to and from the Czech Republic each year.  Exchanges are organised on the basis of a series of Bilateral Agreements with specific partner universities.  Each agreement is for a specific number of students in a specific subject area, and sometimes also for a particular level of study (Bachelor, Master's, PhD).  Students should note that it is not normally possible to change the subject area of any given exchange, and that it is NEVER possible to be exchanged with a university that does not have an agreement with Charles University at all. 

The main selection panel for the Erasmus exchange is held in February and March for exchanges in the following school year (i.e. February 2014 for exchanges in school year 2014/15).  Details are usually posted on our website in January/February. 

Successful applicants receive a 100% waiver of school fees at the host university, and a scholarship from the Erasmus programme to help fund their studies.  The exact rate of the scholarship will depend on the destination.

Most of the university-to-university exchanges offered through this channel are with universities outside the EU (primarily the USA and Australia, though we also have a limited range of contacts in Canada, New Zealand, Latin America and the Far East).  A small number of university-to-university exchanges with Germany are also still active.

Offers of individual exchanges are announced at various dates during the year, depending on the administrative deadlines of our partners, though in most cases the initial selection is made 7-8 months before the planned date of the student's studies.  Some university-to-university exchanges come with a scholarship already attached, but in most cases they guarantee only a waiver of school fees at the host university, and students must apply for funding from the fund listed below.  The exact financial conditions attached to each individual exchange are always included in the announcement. 


Funding

The university's main instrument for the support of students studying abroad is the Rector's Mobility Fund (Fond mobility UK), which was set up in 2001 primarily to help finance university-to-university exchanges.  The Mobility Fund generally issues two calls for funding applications per year, one with a deadline in March, and one in October.  Applications must be made through the International Office of the Faculty of Social Sciences (NOT to the Rectorate), and students should note that the Faculty has its own INTERNAL deadline for applications, which is generally about 10 days before the final deadline at the Rector's Office, so we have time to properly check applications.

The Mobility Fund has two basic principles: (i) it will only ever fund future travel plans (i.e. it will not fund travel in arrears); (ii) it will provide no more than half of the student's anticipated expenses.   The aim of the Mobility Fund is to provide a contribution to the student's extra living/study expenses while they are abroad, not to provide 100% financing.  The level of funding is also determined by the number of applications received and by the budget available.  The Rector reserves the right to reduce the level of funding to individual students and/or to turn down individual applications completely, when budget constraints demand it. 

Applications to the Mobility Fond must include the following documents: (i) a letter of motivation including a detailed plan of study; (ii) confirmation of nomination for the exchange and/or a letter of acceptance; (iii) evidence of language ability; (iv) one letter of recommendation; (v) completed application form.  Items (i)-(iv) on this list may be submitted in English.  Item (v), the application form, is currently only available in Czech.  The application form should include a preliminary budget, and a statement of how much funding is being requested.  More detailed information is available on the Mobility Fund webpage (in Czech only). 

Students seeking funding for individual study/research trips related to their thesis may also apply for funding from the Rector's Mobility Fund under the same conditions as exchange students. 


Special Conditions for Scholarship Holders

Students studying in our English-language Masters' programmes with the aid of a scholarship should note that many scholarships place limits on the student's permitted absences from Prague, and they should always check with their scholarship provider whether studying abroad is compatible with the conditions of their scholarship. The Faculty of Social Sciences cannot speak for independent agencies that provide scholarships for E&F and IEPS students (e.g. the International Visegrad Fund), students must make sure to speak to them direct.


As regards the two scholarship programmes administered through the Faculty, the conditions are as follows:

Ministry of Education scholarship for MEF (full waiver of school fees, monthly stipend). Regrettably this scholarship is not compatible with studying abroad, because student status is conditional on the student's continued presence in Prague. Any prolonged absence is accompanied by an automatic suspension of student status, which in turn is incompatible with participation in a student exchange programme. We realise this is a kind of Catch 22, caused by a mismatch of two contradictory sets of rules, but unfortunately there is nothing we can do about it. The sticking point is the fact that the Ministry is covering students' Prague school fees in full, and it is understandably reluctant to do this when the student is not physically present in Prague.

Development scholarship (partial waiver of school fees, lump sum payment). This scholarship is more flexible, because it covers school fees for only one semester out of two, and the student pays his/her own school fees for the other semester. Thus, while it is not possible for students to be absent from Prague in the Winter (Autumn) Semester, when their fees are paid by the scholarship, we see no reason why they could not study abroad in the Summer (Spring) Semester, when they pay their own school fees. We will therefore be happy to consider applications from these scholarship holders for study abroad, so long as they are planning to travel abroad in the spring.