AIA - MEYS government grants

Basic information

The Academic Information Agency (AIA) is a part of the Centre for International Cooperation in Education, a subsidised organization funded by the Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sport of the Czech Republic with a view to implementing tasks related to education, training, and other contacts with foreign countries.

  • It collects, processes, and disseminates information about education opportunities abroad for Czech citizens (chiefly HE students, postgraduate students, and teachers).
  • It runs competitive selections (excepting the quota system) for supported mobility activities abroad based on international agreements. Based on MEYS instructions, it ensures administration and organization connected to the selection of students for advertised scholarship programmes abroad throughout the academic year. The AIA staff provide consultation service concerning the scholarships.
  • Its website continuously publishes other supported mobilities outside international agreements, as well as other study abroad programmes.

A SEARCH ENGINE serves to search for study abroad options by country.

ACADEMIC INFORMATION AGENCY

Dům zahraničních služeb: http://www.dzs.cz
MŠMT ČR
Senovážné náměstí 26
111 21 Praha 1
e-mail: aia@dzs.cz

Quota system

The quota system involves scholarships to selected countries that the MEYS allocates to specific HEIs in the Czech Republic for the given academic year. These scholarships are open solely to applicants at the given university, and the candidates are selected by the rector’s office

The scholarships are not linked to specific HEIs abroad. Applicants are expected to seek by themselves the contacts they are interested in in relation to their field of study.

For more information, please refer to the DZS.

Source: DZS website

Quotas for 2018/2019

China:

Type of mobility: Study mobility for students of sinology
Number of participants for UP: 6 + 1 substitute
Length of mobility: 5-10 months
Application deadline: 30. 11. 2017

Type of mobility: Summer courses of Chinese in PRC in 2018 for Chinese language teachers
Number of participants for UP: 2 + 1 substitute
Length of mobility: 2-4 weeks
Application deadline: 30. 11. 2017

Itálie:

Type of mobility:  Study or research mobility for academics
Number of participants for UP: 1 substitute
Length of mobility: max. 7 days
Application deadline: 12. 12. 2017

Competitive selections

Applicants from all public HEIs in the Czech Republic are eligible to apply for scholarships advertised within competitive selections.

The scholarships are not linked to specific HEIs abroad.

Applicants are expected to seek by themselves the contacts they are interested in in relation to their field of study.

The duration of exchange, number of students, requirements on applicants etc. depend on international (bilateral) agreements based on which the scholarships are offered to the Czech Republic.

The MEYS announces tenders for scholarships abroad based on international agreements. (The AIA provides information).

For more information please go to DZS.

Source: DZS website

UP contact person

Should you have any questions regarding MEYS scholarships, please refer to the UP IRO, specifically Štěpánka Bublíková.

We ask the participants, to announce their mobility at the International Office of their Faculty, where they may ask for travel costs reimbursement as well as travel insurance.