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Summer Schools of Slavonic Studies 2023

The Embassy of the Czech Republic in Beijing informs about Czech language scholarship courses within the Summer School of Slavonic Studies 2023. Those interested in the course are requested to send their applications to beijing@embassy.mzv.cz no later than March 24, 2023.

Summer Schools of Slavonic Studies (SSSS) are study courses organized by several public universities in the Czech Republic. Courses are held annually during the summer months (July, August, September). Their duration ranges from 3 to 4 weeks. The length of the course is determined by the organizing school.

Within the framework of their educational blocks, the individual organizing schools offer Czech language courses at various levels of proficiency, selective seminars focused on the Czech literature, culture and history, leisure activities including theater, music and dance performances, excursions, sightseeing tours, etc. 

The courses are designed for foreign students, specialists (teachers, translators, interpreters) and academics in the field of Czech studies and Slavonic studies who are over 18 years old. However, they are open to all those interested in the Czech language, literature, history, and culture.

The following Czech universities organize courses in 2023 for those interested from China:

  • Charles University in Prague - 2 scholarship places  (20 July – 17 August 2023)
  • Masaryk University in Brno - 1 scholarship place (22 July – 19 August 2023)
  • Palacky University in Olomouc – 1 scholarship place (15 July – 13 August 2023)

The scholarship includes:

  • board (breakfast, lunch, dinner) and lodging;
  • registration and tuition fees;
  • trips and excursions organized within the framework of the course curriculum;
  • some Summer Schools provide also a public transport pass (cf. please the SSSS information materials below).

The scholarship does not include:

  • expenses for international transport;
  • insurance costs;
  • visa processing costs.

How to apply?

The application form is available here:

The application includes a statement by the applicant that he/she can participate in the course activities during the entire period of the respective Summer Schools of Slavonic Studies course.

In addition to the completed application form, it is also required to send:

  • a CV written in Czech or English;
  • a motivation letter written in Czech or English;
  • a scanned copy of passport.

The application also includes a statement that the candidate can participate in the entire duration of the SSSS course.

The application with attachments must be sent in electronic form to the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Beijing no later than March 24, 2023. Applications must be sent to beijing@embassy.mzv.cz and also to David_Mohelsky@mzv.cz in copy.

More information

More detailed information about the Summer Schools of Slavonic Studies, including links to more detailed information about individual schools, is on the website of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports.