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National Scholarship Programme of the Slovak Republic for the Support of Mobility of Students, PhD Students, University Teachers and Researchers

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Country Code: P235
Name of Programme: National Scholarship Programme of the Slovak Republic for the Support of Mobility of Students, PhD Students, University Teachers and Researchers
Organisation responsible for the programme: Slovak Academic Information Agency (SAIA)
Type of organisation: National Agency
Country: Slovakia
Web Link: http://www.scholarships.sk/0653.nsp
Starting Date 2006
Ending date 2010
Joint initiative involving more than one Ministry? (if applicable) The Programme pertains to the responsibility of the International Cooperation Division of the Ministry of Education.

Programme Description
General and specific objectives
Establishment of the National Scholarship Programme for the Support of Mobility of Students, PhD Students, University Teachers and Researchers was approved by the Government of the Slovak Republic in 2005 within the implementation of the Lisbon Strategy in Slovakia.
The National Scholarship Programme is funded by the Ministry of Education of the Slovak Republic. SAIA, n. o. is its administrator.
This programme is intended to support mobility of foreign and Slovak students, PhD students, university teachers and researchers.
There are no geographical restriction for outgoing scholarship holders.
In the case of incoming applicants applications from following countries are accepted:
-countries participating in Bologna process
-Belarus
-Northern, Central and Latin America
-Australia, New Zealand
-selected countries in Asia (China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Republic of Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam)
-Egypt, Republic of South Africa
Countries for incoming applicants can be revised.

 
Priority actions
mobility of students (incl. PhD students), university teachers and researchers
Foreign applicants can submit applications for following types of scholarships:
a)Scholarships for foreign university students to take a part of Master (graduate) study over a period of 1 to 2 semesters at Slovak universities.
b)Scholarships for foreign PhD students to take a part of PhD study over a period of 1 to 12 months at the Slovak universities or research institutes.
c)Scholarships for foreign university teachers and researchers over a period of 1 to 12 months to carry out teaching or research at the Slovak universities, research institutes or NGOs.
Slovak applicants can submit applications for following types of scholarships:
a)Scholarships for Slovak university students to take a part of Master (graduate) study over a period of 1 to 2 semesters at foreign universities.
b)Scholarships for Slovak PhD students to take a part of PhD study over a period of 1 to 12 months at the foreign universities or research institutes.
c)travel grants for Slovak students, PhD students, university teachers, researchers connected with their study/research stays abroad

 
Management and coordination
SAIA, n. o. (Slovak Academic Information Agency)
 
Expected or achieved outputs, outcomes and impacts
-increase of mobility of students, PhD students, university teachers and researchers
-improvement of cooperation of Slovak HEIs and research institutes with partners abroad
-increase of attractiveness of Slovak HEIs and research institutes

The Government of the Slovak Republic at the meeting held on the 29th April 2009 approved the continuation of the National Scholarship Programme for the period of 2010/2011- 2015/2016 in accordance with the terms set in the Modernisation Programme Slovakia 21. Therefore it is likely that NSP support will be to some extent modified. At present, specific conditions for the programme follow-up have not yet been published. The details about the programme second phase are to be released by the Ministry of Education of the Slovak Republic.
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