Q: When can I start my scholarship?
A: As the results of the scholarships are usually published at the end of May, the scholarship can only start afterwards, usually from September/October (fall semester of the upcoming academic year) at the earliest.
Q: When and how do I receive the money?
A: The scholarship is paid in advance for each semester (5-month period) only after the host university sends to the Fund a written (scan) confirmation of your arrival. In case of continuation of study/research with our scholarship in the following semester, the scholarship will not be released until the host university sends written (scan) confirmation of the continuation of the studies together with the student´s interim results/transcripts of records. Each scholar must have/open a bank account in the V4 country. It is more convenient to open a EUR (€) account as the scholarship is paid in EUR (€).
Q: When and upon what conditions will I receive the contract for signing?
A: The scholarship contract will be mailed to the host university/institute only after you submit the final acceptance letter (if not submitted at the time of applying).
Q: Does the scholarship cover tuition fees?
A: The scholarship does not literally cover the tuition fees but the host university/institute receives €1,500/semester for every scholar (this lump sum is paid separately). In case of Master scholar, the host university/institute is encouraged not to charge additional tuition fees. However, if the tuition fees exceed the lump sum per semester, the scholars are responsible to cover the remaining sum by themselves. We recommend finding out about the tuition fees at the host university/institute in advance and if the lump sum will fully cover the costs. In case of Post-Master scholar the lump sum is to cover all possible costs of the host university connected with hosting a foreign scholar, e.g. publishing scholar´s monograph, scholar related office supplies, short term conference costs, access to databases for scholar´s research purposes, scholar´s supervisor fee.
Q: How much is the scholarship I receive?
A: The scholarship amounts to €2,300 per semester and is paid to each scholar without the need to account for it. This money is at the scholar’s full disposal and the Fund cannot cover any additional costs (visa fees, health insurance, accommodation, etc.).
Q: Does the Fund arrange/facilitate my visa, health/travel insurance, accommodation, travel to the host country?
A: No, but the Fund can issue a scholarship confirmation which can be used as an enclosure to the visa application.
Q: Do I have to acknowledge the Fund’s support?
A: Yes, you should promote your accomplishment in becoming a Visegrad scholar. Please remember to acknowledge our support in any documentation related to your scholarly activities and at any public events where you present the results and outcomes of your study/research acquired during the scholarship period. You should also use our logo to visually acknowledge Visegrad Scholarship Program’s contribution to your study/research.
Q: When to submit the Final report and what are the requirements for it?
A: The Final report should be submitted no later than 30 days after the end of the scholarship period and it should follow these requirements:
Copy of master diploma in case of full master studies
Transcript of records with at least 30 credits (ECTS) obtained for the last semester covered by the VSP
Final report summarizing the results of the research by the scholar