Other possibilities

Other possibilities

If you are considering a period of study abroad and have not chosen any of the foreign universities or other educational institutions involved in the established Charles University mobility programmes, you can try a number of other schemes: this page contains a regularly updated list of international offers. The stays listed below are organized by foreign universities or research institutions, educational foundations, institutions with links to foreign embassies, non-profit NGOs etc. Some of the stays are partly or wholly funded by the host institution; in other cases, however, the applicants are expected to cover the cost themselves.

Visegrad fund offers grant for research

See the research grant opportunity at the Historical Archives of the European Union that may be of interest to master’s students, doctoral researchers and early career academics at your institution and in your research networks.

The International Visegrad Fund (IVF) Research Grant Programme, launched by the International Visegrad Fund and the European University Institute, offers support to post-graduate scholars from Central and Eastern Europe to conduct archival research relevant to European integration, here at the Historical Archives of the European Union in Florence, Italy.

Candidates from the Visegrad countries Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia, as well as from the Western Balkans, and Eastern Partnership countries, are eligible to apply.

The Spring 2023 call for applications is open. Complete information on the grant and how to apply, as well as a link to the online application platform, can be found here.

The deadline for applications is 30 April 2023.

Scholarships for master studies in Belgium

The Flemish Ministry of Education and Training awards scholarships for master's programmes in Flanders and Brussels to outstanding students from around the world.

A Master Mind Scholarship includes a grant of €9 600 + a tuition fee waiver per academic year (60 ECTS). Master Mind Scholarship holders only pay an administrative enrolment fee. The grant is paid in instalments and covers accommodation costs, insurances and a significant amount of their living expenses.

If you are interested, you first need to apply to one of the Flemish host institutions that participates in the Master Mind Scholarship Programme.

Deadline for applications: 28 April 2023. More information here.

Research stays at the The Wirth Institute for Austrian and Central European Studies (Alberta, Canada)

The University of Alberta offers to PhD students scholarships for research stays at the The Wirth Institute for Austrian and Central European Studies.  More information here.

Applications must be sent within April 10. by email to the address rawright@ualberta.ca 

University of Hamburg - virtual courses offer

Our partner university The University of Hamburg is offering our students 11 virtual courses – 5 topical and 6 German and English language courses – starting at the end of March and beginning of April. The courses are free of charge.

The list of the courses is available here.

Students can get a transcript for the courses (between 2 and 5 ECTS/course).

The semester of University of Hamburg starts on April 3rd and ends on July 15th. The registration deadline for the program ends on March 17th.  The deadline of the 3 language intensive courses that start in March ends on March 8th.

The students who want to take part in the program can fill out the application form and send it directly to Mrs Annika Johannsen annika.johannsen@uni-hamburg.de

Please note that the courses take place at German local time and applications will be accepted on “first come, first served” basis. Three of the six language courses are intensive courses that take place in March.

Students are not asked for language certificates for the 5 topical courses, but it is  recommended that only students with the required language level apply. For the 6 language courses at the Language Center, a proof of language proficiency for the required level is needed. If the interested students do not have such proof, they can also take an online test (German: https://daf.check.uni-hamburg.de/c-test/  English: https://www.cambridgeenglish.org/de/test-your-english/) or take a short test with one of our lecturers. If this is the case, the students can just simply contact Mrs Annika Johannsen annika.johannsen@uni-hamburg.de via Mail.

2023 edition of The Geneva Challenge

The 2023 edition of The Geneva Challenge - Advancing Development Goals International Contest for graduate students.

The Geneva Challenge, hosted by the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, is a project funded by Swiss Ambassador Jenö Staehelin and aims to encourage interdisciplinary problem-solving analysis among master students on advancing human development within the scope of a relevant topic. This year, students are invited to develop analysis-based proposals on "The Challenges of Loneliness". 

As the key to this issue is an interdisciplinary solution, crossing traditional boundaries between academic disciplines, we are inviting Master students from all academic programmes and from anywhere in the world to provide helpful strategic recommendations. Five prizes, one per continent, will be distributed.

Teams of 3-5 master students must submit an 8,000 words proposal which:  

  • identifies a challenge related to loneliness;
  •  constructs an interdisciplinary analysis to address the identified challenge;
  •  proposes innovation at the policy, practice, process or technology levels turning the challenge into a development opportunity                             

The Geneva Challenge 2023 will distribute 25’000 CHF in monetary prizes and the five finalist teams will be invited (travel and accommodation expenses covered) to publicly present their work in Geneva before a panel of high-level experts. Networking opportunities are also envisioned as part of the prize package.

Registrations close on 23 April 2023

Submission due by 14 July 2023

More information is available on THE GENEVA CHALLENGE 2023 | IHEID (graduateinstitute.ch)

Ernst Bloch Fellowship 2023 open

Call for the Ernst Bloch Fellowship 2023 was open. It targets applicants holding at least an M.A. who wish to carry out their research activities at the Ernst-Bloch-Zentrum in Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Germany. The objective is to support research projects related to the German philosopher Ernst Bloch. In addition to the financial support a flat at the Künstlerhaus Edenkoben is offered.

See more info here.

Scholarships for summer schools in Zurich

Charles University will financially support a total of 5 students to participate in the International Summer Schools 2023 organized by the University of Zurich on July 2 - 21, 2023. You can find more information about the summer school here.

Those interested in the faculty round should send their CV and motivation letter in English to the address svoz@fsv.cuni.cz no later than 27 February 2023. More information in the flyer.

Virtual International Programme for summer semester 2023

We are pleased to share with you the course catalogue on JLU’s Virtual International Programme (VIP) for summer semester 2023

VIP is a permanent offer of JLU’s cooperation activities and addresses international students interested in a virtual exchange experience to complement their studies in their home countries. For participating in the programme, students from partner universities do not pay any registration, enrolment or credit fees to JLU. Students can apply directly online.

International students get to choose one or more seminars and lectures from a varied study catalogue taught completely online. This offer includes over 40 online courses from 10 faculties at JLU at undergraduate and graduate level, held in various languages. As the offer is part of the regular JLU curriculum, enrolled international students will benefit from an international learning environment.

In addition to the specialized courses, our VIP offers interdisciplinary online courses and exclusive places in 3 online German language courses for beginners. Upon successful completion of the virtual exchange semester, international students will receive a Transcript of Records with credit points from JLU. Participation in the Virtual International Programme at JLU is free of charge for students from our partner universities.

Students are able to apply for the programme up to February 12th, 2023. We will also have an online question time on January 31st, 2023, at 2pm (CEST) where students can ask their questions regarding the application process or the programme in general (see flyer attached).The summer semester starts April 3rd, 2023 with our online Orientation Week for all international students. For further information about the course offer and the application process, please visit our JLU Digital Campus.

Please contact our Mobility Team for inquiries about the programme, the course selection or the application process:

Justus Liebig University Giessen

International Office

Mobility Team


Tel.: +49 641-99 12131/32

Fellowship offer from Japan for post-doc researchers

We would like to inform you about the call for applications for fellowships that the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) announces annually under the JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship for Overseas Researchers program.
Applications can be submitted for a 12-24 month stay in Japan, starting no later than 30 November 2023. The deadline for applications is 17 April 2023.

The documentation is available on the website of the CAS - International Affairs - News section (link here) and includes:
Instructions for applicants Application form and instructions on how to complete the application.

Required attachments to the application are:

  • PhD certificate/diploma
  • Letter of acceptance/invitation
  • Letter of recommendation from a current or previous supervisor

All documents must be in English or Japanese. The results of the selection procedure will be available in late May/June 2023.

Full scholrship to study in Japan

This program is sponsored by the Japanese government and awards a full scholarship including a round trip air fee, tuition, entrance fee, and monthly stipend for 2 years of the MA program and 3 years for the Ph.D. program in Japan. 

  The application period for September 2023 Entry is January 16 - January 25, 2023(JST). 

Detailed information regarding this scholarship application process can be found here.

LERU doctoral summer school at HEIDELBERG UNIVERSITY

Let us inform you about the prestigious summer school LERU (The League of European Research Universities), which will take place on 2-8th July 2023.
What: LERU doctoral summer school
when: 2. - 8. 7. 2023
topic: Concepts of intervention science applied to global challenges
The participation fee of 600 Euro, which covers teaching materials, accommodation, meals and transport around Heidelberg, is paid by Heidelberg University.
Travel costs will be reimbursed by Charles University (rectorate), the selected student will be informed about the process.
The offer is designed for PhD. students.
Students can register until 17. 3. 2023 to adela.jiroudkova@ruk.cuni.cz by sending: name, field of study, title of dissertation or specialization, CV and motivation letter, all in English.
From the registered candidates, one will then be selected to participate on behalf of Charles University.

2023 Summer School of Economics and Business in Madrid

Summer School of Economics and Business (26 June-21 July 2023): https://uamsseb.education/

Four of regular courses of 6 ECTS credits, taught in English, in an intensive 4-week format (choose 1 or 2):

  1. Environmental Economics and Policy Analysis
  2. International Finance
  3. Global Marketing
  4. Doing Business in Spain

Please note that tuition fees are subject to discounts for students from partner universities that promote our Program among their students, and for early-bird applications.

The SSEB brings together students from all over the world in a truly international environment. The academic excellence of our summer courses is complemented by social and cultural events, as well as field trips, which are not offered during the regular fall and spring semesters.

You can find more information here.

Archive of the past offers

To see the past offers, click HERE.


For more information contact our Exchange coordinator Marie Stanovská, email: studyabroad@fsv.cuni.cz