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Scholarships for 2018 Summer Schools of Slavonic Studies in CR – applications by 10 March 2018

Courses are designed for foreign students, teachers, translators and interpreters and other experts active in the field of Czech/Slavonic studies. They are also open to anyone else who is interested in the Czech language, literature, history and culture.

Summer schools available for applicants from the UK:

2  – 27 July   Institute for Language and Preparatory Studies, Podebrady

9 – 27 July   University of West Bohemia, Pilsen

21 July – 18 August   Masaryk University, Brno

21 July – 19 August    Palacky University, Olomouc

27 July – 24 August    Charles University, Prague

20 August – 7 September   University of South Bohemia, Ceske Budejovice

Successful scholarship applicants will receive free board and lodging, payment of course fees and free access to cultural events that are part of the course programme. Twenty scholarships are available.

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National Scholarship Programme of the Slovak Republic

A new call for applications is open for study, research, teaching and artistic stays during the academic year 2018/19.
The programme supports PhD students, university teachers, researchers and artists to attend Slovak universities or research organisations and also offers the possibility of a travel allowance.
Full details are available at
The deadline for applicants is 30 April by 4pm Central European Time.
The next deadline for applications for the summer semester 2019 is 31 October 2018.