International Visegrad Fund - In-Coming Scholarships - scholarships for Master's and Post-Master's studies (1 or 2 semesters/in case of Master's scholarships - full studies)

Home country
Bosnia and Herzegovina
North Macedonia
Host country
Field of study/research
Natural Sciences
Technical Sciences
Agriculture Sciences
Social Sciences
Type of support
Support category
study mobility, research mobility, full study
Target group (when applying for the scholarship)
Master's student, PhD student, other
1 or 2 semesters/in case of Master's scholarships max. 4 semesters
Finance source
International Visegrad Fund
number of scholarships awarded depends upon the funds available and the quality of applications
Offered support
Successful appli­cants within this scheme will receive schol­ar­ships of 3,000 €/semester and the cor­re­spond­ing host universities/institutes receive 1,500 €/semester/scholar. Scholars who will have to travel to the host insti­tu­tion more than 1,500 km are also eli­gi­ble for one-time Travel Grant.
15 April
Submission of applications
Applying for the Visegrad Scholarship Program is pos­si­ble only through the on-line appli­ca­tion sys­tem ( The sys­tem opens approx­i­mately 2 months prior to the dead­line.

After submitting your application on-line, please, print your appli­ca­tion form directly from the on-line sys­tem (using the ‘Print’ but­ton), sign it and send it to the following address:

International Visegrad Fund

Kráľovské údolie 8

811 02 Bratislava

Slovak Republic

together with the com­pul­sory annexes (please note that the Fund requires orig­i­nal doc­u­ments; copies can­not be accepted) by the dead­line. The appli­ca­tion can be either deliv­ered per­son­ally to the Fund by the dead­line date or sent by post and post­marked with the dead­line date as the lat­est pos­si­ble. (No doc­u­ment post­marked after 31 January can be accepted.)

Note: Please be informed that hard-copy ver­sions of the appli­ca­tion form printed out prior to their sub­mis­sion in the sys­tem are invalid.

Application form and supporting documents
All com­pul­sory annexes must be pre­pared in English and deliv­ered to the Fund along with the appli­ca­tion form; uncer­ti­fied copies of the orig­i­nal doc­u­ments (faxed or scanned documents, e-mails, print­outs) or doc­u­ments sent sep­a­rately can­not be accepted.
Please, make sure you have pre­pared ahead the fol­low­ing annexes to the appli­ca­tion form (they need to be sub­mit­ted to the Fund):

  • Certified trans­la­tion of a diploma (Master’s or the high­est obtained)

In the event the appli­cant has not fin­ished his/her Master’s stud­ies, he/she shall sub­mit a cer­tifi­cate stat­ing cur­rent year of study at home uni­ver­sity and the expected date of obtain­ing his/her next aca­d­e­mic diploma, issued by the home uni­ver­sity. Please note: Notarised copies of offi­cial trans­la­tions of a diploma (issued by sworn trans­la­tors) or sim­ple copies of the offi­cial English ver­sion of the diploma issued by the uni­ver­sity will be accepted. If apply­ing for the Master’s (MA) Scholarship, an up-to-date tran­script of aca­d­e­mic records cov­er­ing the entire uni­ver­sity stud­ies is also required.

  • Original accep­tance let­ter from the host university/institution

If the appli­cant is apply­ing for courses that require admis­sion tests or a per­sonal inter­view (results of which will be known only after the dead­line), the appli­cant sub­mits a proof of his/her appli­ca­tion for the stud­ies or a pre­lim­i­nary accep­tance let­ter. The actual accep­tance let­ter shall be sub­mit­ted before the sign­ing of the con­tract with the Fund, by the end of July of the respec­tive year at the lat­est. The let­ter of accep­tance can­not be older than 3 months when sub­mit­ting the appli­ca­tion and needs to include the following:

  • name of the applicant;
  • work­ing title of the project/study program;
  • lan­guage of instruction/communication;
  • type of study/research (full-time);
  • planned dates of the project/study;
  • sig­na­ture and a stamp of the statu­tory rep­re­sen­ta­tive (or of the statu­tory rep­re­sen­ta­tive of the inter­na­tional stud­ies depart­ment of the host institution).

  • Original work­ing plan of the study/research period (PhD) or Original list of courses (MA)

If the appli­cant applied for courses that require admis­sion tests or a per­sonal inter­view (results of which will be known only after the dead­line), the appli­cant sub­mits a draft of the work­ing plan. The work­ing plan accepted by the host university/institute shall be sub­mit­ted before the sign­ing of the con­tract with the Fund, by the end of July of the respec­tive year at the lat­est. If the appli­cant is apply­ing for the Master’s schol­ar­ship (MA), he/she shall sub­mit a list of courses that he/she plans to attend and state the length of these courses and their credit value.

  • Recommendation let­ter (only for Post-Master’s level)

If apply­ing for a Post-Master’s schol­ar­ship (PhD), a let­ter of rec­om­men­da­tion from one’s home/present university/institution is required which indi­cates that the respec­tive super­vi­sor at the home/present insti­tu­tion agrees with the pro­posed stay abroad. This doc­u­ment is to be uploaded with the accep­tance letter.

Other relevant information
  • Master’s studies (the student must have completed at least 4 semesters at home university prior to applying),
  • Post-Master’s studies (doctoral or other postgraduate programmes)

  • The maximum length of supported studies for applicants within the In-Coming Scholarship scheme applying for Master’s Scholarship is 20 months (4 semesters); it is possible to support an entire Master’s study programme through one application.
  • Citizens of Kosovo are eligible applicants for a scholarship within the In-Coming Scholarship scheme, too.
Programme administrator
The programme is administered by the International Visegrad Fund:
Selection procedure
  • The scholarships are awarded by the Selection Committee and the results are announced by mid-May.
There are no attachments for this programme.

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