The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport of the Czech Republic annually offers scholarships to foreign nationals, pursuant to bilateral intergovernmental or departmental agreements concluded with a number of countries. Scholarships are designed for university/college students or graduates and Ph.D. candidates who wish to accomplish a study or research stay at one of the Czech public institutions of higher education. Its length usually ranges from 2 to 10 months depending upon the agreement made by the Czech government and the foreign government. The scholarship amounts to 9,000 CZK per month for those who do not hold a Master's degree or equivalent and CZK 9,500 per month.
Application dossiers must be submitted to the Ministry by the competent authorities of eligible countries. Foreign authorities present the nominations before the deadline set in the relevant agreements, in most cases by 31 March. Each application must comprise 2 copies of a completely and legibly filled out application form and required attachments (curriculum vitae, list of publications, medical certificate (only for non-EU/EEA nationals), two letters of recommendation, photocopy of diploma, certified transcript(s) of records.