Other Mobility Opportunities

Other Mobility Opportunities

  • Inter-government agreements
  • CEEPUS Program
  • DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service)
  • AKTION Czech Republic - Austria
  • Fulbright scholarship
  • The Bavarian-Czech Academic Agency (BTHA)

Inter-government agreements

The Czech Republic has Inter-Governmental Agreements with some countries, which are under the responsibility of the Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sports of the Czech Republic (MŠMT ČR). The study stays are then mediated by the Academy Information Agency of MŠMT ČR (AIA MŠMT ČR) and are offered only to Czech citizens. Other conditions, numbers, possible sectoral restrictions vary from country to country.

Any FSV student (including non-EU nationals) who is enrolled in an accredited bachelor's, master's or doctoral degree program and will be duly enrolled for study at Charles University throughout the period of study abroad may take part in the Inter-Governmental Agreements.

The offer of scholarships is not specified for specific universities abroad. It is understood that candidates will look themselves up for contacts of interest. It is recommended that at the time of applying, applicants should already have established contact with their place of work/study abroad.

Scholarship stays are filled by:

  • quota breakdown (Charles University is awarded certain numbers of scholarships, the selection is done directly by Charles University)
  • selection procedure (scholarships are for all universities in the Czech Republic, the selection procedure takes place at AIA – Dům zahraničních služeb).

Quota Breakdown

The quota breakdown is performed annually by the MŠMT, which allocates the number of places to individual universities in the Czech Republic. The number of posts allocated varies from year to year. The posts offered to Charles University via the quota breakdown are filled following a selection procedure organized by the RUK. First, however, applicants hand over the required documents to FSV UK's International office, which then forwards the documentation to the RUK.

Detailed information on the current quota breakdown can be found on the faculty website (in Czech only) and Dům zahraniční spolupráce website.

Selection procedure

The selection procedure is administered annually by the Academic Information Agency, which is under the Dům zahraničních služeb. Scholarship places are available to students of all public universities. The collection of applications and the selection procedure are organized directly by the AIA or the relevant embassy. The applicant submits the application with all the necessary documents by specific dates in person at the headquarters of AIA (Dům zahraničních služeb, AIA, Na Poříčí 1035/4, 110 00 Praha 1). The application must be validated by FSV UK (arranged by FSV UK's International Office).

The exact specifications for each stay, application documents, and other details are available on the AIA website.

Reimbursement of travel expenses

Students nominated for stays abroad under inter-government agreements (both quota breakdown and selection procedure) are in most cases entitled to reimbursement of travel costs.

Transport costs are reimbursed by MŠMT through universities. Travel costs are reimbursed in the form of a refund once every six months of the calendar year. The nominated applicant must submit a refund application to the FSV UK's International Office, together with any other necessary documents (in Czech only), no later than 10 working days after the arrival back home from their stay abroad.

Entitlement to reimbursement of travel is not allowed for all types of inter-government contracts. Where a specific offer published on the website of the Academic Information Agency is accompanied by the comment "MŠMT does not cover travel fees" this means that the student cannot actually apply for reimbursement through FSV UK's International Office. Neither Charles University nor FSV currently have any own financial resources from which to reimburse travel costs in these cases.

Contact person at FSV

Mgr. Eliška Kubjátová             tel.: 222 112 226        

Contact person at RUK

Mgr. Dita Faifrová                   tel.: 224 491 303        

CEEPUS Program

CEEPUS is a central European university exchange program focusing on regional cooperation within university networks. The CEEPUS agreement was signed by Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Montenegro, Czech Republic, Croatia, Hungary, Northern Macedonia, Moldova, Poland, Austria, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Serbia. The universities of Pristina, Prizren, and Peja in Kosovo also cooperate.

The program is designed for master's degree students from the end of the second semester and those in the doctoral degree program.

Exchanges take place within so-called thematic networks with specific partners, or a student can apply to a specific university under CEEPUS as a so-called freemover.

Financial support is provided by the CEEPUS national offices of the Participating States.

Detailed information about CEEPUS can be found at:

Contact person at FSV

Mgr. Eliška Kubjátová             tel.: 222 112 226        

Contact person at Dům zahraniční spolupráce

Mgr. Ivona Sobotková              tel.: 221 850 509       

Mgr. Jan Trnka                        tel.: 221 850 502        

DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service)

DAAD is one of the largest scientific exchange organizations in the world. The organization was founded in 1925 and has its main headquarters in Bonn, Germany. DAAD's work is funded by the German Foreign Ministry, the Federal Ministry for Education and Research and EU funds.

Applicants from the Czech Republic are awarded around 150 scholarships each year.

Both bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree students can apply for scholarships.

More detailed information on the scholarship programs offered for the Czech Republic can be found on the DAAD website.

AKTION Czech republic - Austria

AKTION Czech Republic-Austria is a programme for promoting bilateral cooperation in education and science through scholarships and cooperation programmes and was established in 1992 as a joint programme of the education ministries of the two countries.

AKTION scholarships for study or research stay in Austria, at state universities, vocational colleges and accredited private universities, may be applied for by citizens of the European Union, the European Economic Area and Switzerland who are enrolled for full-time studies in a master's or doctoral degree programme.

For more information about AKTION, visit the Dům zahraniční spolupráce website.

Contact person at FSV

Mgr. Eliška Kubjátová                         tel.: 222 112 226    

Contact person at Dům zahraniční spolupráce

PhDr. Martina Bečánová Hamplová      tel.: 221 850 513         

Ing. Helena Hanžlová                          tel.: 221 850 506

Fulbright Scholarship

Fulbright Scholarship programs funded by the Czech and American governments provide Czech citizens with the opportunity to study, conduct research or teach in the US. They are designed for students and alumni, researchers and university professors.

The selection procedure for each program is held once a year, usually in autumn or winter, for a stay in the following academic year.

Full details of the scholarships can be found on the Fulbright Commission website.

Czech-Bavarian Higher Education Agency

The Czech-Bavarian Higher Education Agency (Bayerisch-Tschechische Hochschulagentur, BTHA) is a project conceived until 2020, launched in 2016 on the basis of a development report for the Czech-Bavarian border with funds from the Ministry of Finance, Regional Development and the Land of the Free State of Bavaria.

BTHA's financial support programs provide broad options ranging from scholarships for study visits, language courses, summer and winter schools in both countries to grants for internships, overseas trips and excursions, grants for bilateral academic projects and conferences or joint project preparation, to research consortia of universities and universities in Bavaria and the Czech Republic. In addition to financial support, the agency also offers contact facilitation and counseling for students, educators, researchers, and management of Czech and Bavarian universities and scientific institutes.

Teachers and researchers from Bavarian public universities can apply for mobility allowance for Czech and Bavarian students, educators and researchers to Bavaria and the Czech Republic.

The applicant must be a researcher or educator at one of Bavaria's public universities. If the financial support is granted, the funds will be transferred to the economics department applying to Bavarian universities.

Applications shall be submitted continuously until the funding is exhausted. The maximum grant amounts to €1,000.

For more information visit the website of the Czech-Bavarian Higher Education Agency.