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Czech Language Courses and Studies in the Czech Republic

We present the possibilities to study in the Czech Republic for members of the Czech-American community in 2021/2022.
March 15 is the latest deadline for the applications.
 

Every year, there is an opportunity to receive a scholarship for a 4-week course in the Czech language for Czechs living abroad and their descendants, for a 2-week course for teachers of the Czech language, and scholarships for one or two semesters at Czech universities. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the organization of the courses and conditions for entry to the Czech Republic may change. Please follow the updates on the website of the Center for International Cooperation in Education at: https://www.dzs.cz/program/program-podpory-ceskeho-kulturniho-dedictvi-v-zahranici
 

1/ A four-week course of the Czech language for Czechs living abroad and their descendants

Term: July 16 to  August 13, 2021

Location: to be confirmed later

Four-week summer vacation Czech language course (July/August) is intended for Czech compatriots over 18 years of age who live abroad and would like to learn their predecessors' language or improve their existing Czech language skills. The course gives them the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the Czech culture and get to know part of the Czech Republic. Tuition takes place in groups according to ability level and is led by experienced teachers. A generous extracurricular program (forums, excursions, lectures, weekend day trips, etc.) is prepared for course participants. Tuition, board, and lodging are provided to select participants free of charge. These participants receive also a financial contribution towards travel to and from the Czech Republic (5000 CZK). Health care costs are covered for them within the scope laid down in Act No. 326/1999 Coll., on Residence of Foreigners in the Czech Republic and on Amendment of Some Other Acts, as amended. Upon completing the course, participants receive a graduation certificate. Application forms may be submitted only via Embassy of the Czech Republic or Czech Consulate, and must be submitted by March 15, 2021.

To apply you should:
- Fill out an electronic application;

- Print out the application, sign and send it to Czech Consulate General in Los Angeles together with a recommendation of a compatriot organization which will contain a reasoning about your participation in the language course and effectivity of use of gained skills, and copy of your passport before March 15, 2021.

The online application form you can find HERE
 

There is a possibility of a self-paid course.

Please note that the jurisdiction of the Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Los Angeles covers only the following states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregano, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, and newly American Samoa, Guam and Northern Mariana Islands.

If you reside in another US state, you have to apply at the competent Czech consulate or Embassy of the Czech Republic in Washington, DC.

Information for applicants for this course in 2020 which could not take place due to COVID-19 pandemic: you can reapply by filling out and sending the new application. You will fill out in the section “Other information” of the online form words: Uchazeč/Applicant 2020. These applications will be considered as a priority by the selection commission. You can use the recommendation of the compatriot organization or of the Czech honorary consul from last year.


2/ A two-week course for teachers of the Czech language from the compatriot community

Term: August 23 – September 3, 2021

The course is intended for Czech language teachers from the compatriot community. The participants will learn about methods of teaching Czech language abroad. They will also visit institutions related to the Czech language and literature as part of the course. Costs for transport, board and lodging are covered for participants who obtain the scholarship. Transport costs are reimbursed if the arrival is maximally 2 weeks before the course and departure 2 weeks after the course. Transport costs by private car are not reimbursed.  In addition, participants get CZK 1,000 for personal expenses. Participant have to be 18 years old and have a very good knowledge of Czech language.

Term for filling out of the online application is March 15, 2021  

 

Print out the application and send it to Czech Consulate General in Los Angeles together with a recommendation of a compatriot organization before March 15, 2021.

The recommendation of the compatriot organization has to contain support of the applicant and reasons for the participation in the course for development of educational and cultural activities of the compatriot organization.


3/ Scholarships for one or two semesters at the Czech universities

Scholarships for students from the compatriot community at universities in the Czech Republic in the following subjects: Czech language for foreigners, teaching of Czech language and literature, history, ethnology, history of art and theology. Good knowledge of Czech language is a prerequisite for receiving a scholarship.  

           More information and online application form HERE .

Terms for application

  • for one-semester studies in the winter semester 2021/2022 (September 2021 – February 2022) until March 15, 2021
  • for two-semester studies in the winter and summer semester 2021/2022 (September 2021 to June 2022) until March 15, 2021
  • for one-semester studies in the summer semester 2021/2022 (February 2022 to June 2022) until August 15, 2021

 Please send the printed and signed application to the  Consulate General of the Czech republic in Los Angeles, together with your current CV, medical certification of  your eligibility for studies, detailed study program and copy of your passport, by March 15, 2021.

After the acceptance by the Czech university, the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports will send the Decision on granting the scholarship and the Confirmation of Accommodation to recipients of the scholarship through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic.

Please address your applications to:

Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Los Angeles
Att: Aneta Campbell
10990 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1100
Los Angeles, CA 90024