Other mobility opportunities for staff

Other mobility opportunities for staff

  • Inter-government agreements
  • AKTION Czech Republic - Austria
  • The Bavarian-Czech Academic Agency (BTHA)
  • Fulbright scholarship

Inter-Governmental 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 science-teaching staff (including non-EU citizens) can participate in the stay under 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 – the Dům zahraničních služeb).

Quota Breakdown

The quota breakdown is performed annually by the Ministry of Education, 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).

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 science-teaching staff 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

Scientific-teaching staff nominated for stays abroad under inter-governmental 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 applicant 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        

AKTION Czech Republic - Austria

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

AKTION scholarships for research stays 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 employed by authorized institutions in the Czech Republic.

For more information about AKTION, visit the websites of Dům zahraničních spolupráce.

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         

The Bavarian-Czech Academic Agency (BTHA)

The Bavarian-Czech Academic 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 high schools 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.

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

The applicant must be a scientist 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.

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, scientists and university educators.

The selection procedure for each program shall be 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.