Study and Research in Slovakia with a National Scholarship Program 2024


Are you a student, PhD candidate, university teacher, researcher or artist looking for an opportunity to study or conduct research in Slovakia? If yes, then you might be interested in the National Scholarship Program of the Slovak Republic (NSP).

The NSP is a fully funded scholarship program that supports the mobility of international applicants to higher education institutions and research organizations in Slovakia. The program is financed by the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic.

The NSP offers scholarships for different types of stays, depending on your academic level and field of interest. You can apply for a scholarship for:

  • a study stay of 1-2 semesters (4-10 months) if you are a master’s student at a university outside Slovakia
  • a research or artistic stay of 1-10 months if you are a PhD student, university teacher, researcher or artist at an institution outside Slovakia
  • a teaching stay of 1-10 months if you are a university teacher or researcher invited by a Slovak institution

The scholarship covers your living expenses, travel costs, tuition fees and health insurance. The amount of the scholarship varies depending on the type and duration of your stay, but it ranges from 350 € to 734 € per month.

How to apply

To apply for the NSP, you need to:

  • find a host institution in Slovakia that accepts you for a study, research or teaching stay
  • fill in the online application form and upload the required documents
  • submit your application before the deadline

The deadlines for the NSP are:

  • April 30, 2024 for the academic year 2024/2025
  • October 31, 2024 for the summer semester of the academic year 2024/2025

You can find more information about the NSP, the eligibility criteria, the application process and the selection procedure on the official website of the program: www.scholarships.sk.


Here are some frequently asked questions about the NSP:

  • Q: What are the benefits of studying or researching in Slovakia?
  • A: Slovakia is a small but diverse country in the heart of Europe, with a rich cultural and natural heritage, a high-quality education system, a dynamic research and innovation sector, and a friendly and hospitable people. Studying or researching in Slovakia will give you a chance to experience a different academic and social environment, learn a new language, make new friends and contacts, and broaden your horizons.
  • Q: What are the language requirements for the NSP?
  • A: The language of instruction or communication at your host institution in Slovakia may be Slovak, English or another foreign language, depending on your field of study or research and the agreement with your host institution. You need to have a sufficient level of proficiency in the language of your stay, as evidenced by a language certificate or a confirmation from your home or host institution.
  • Q: What are the chances of getting the NSP scholarship?
  • A: The NSP is a competitive program that receives more applications than available scholarships. The selection of the scholarship holders is based on the academic excellence, the quality of the project proposal, the relevance of the stay for the applicant’s professional development and the bilateral cooperation between the home and host countries. The success rate of the NSP applicants varies depending on the type and duration of the stay, the country of origin and the field of study or research.