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Summer Schools of Slavonic Studies 2023

We invite you to attend the Summer Schools of Slavonic Studies, which offer intensive courses of Czech language and culture.

Summer Schools of Slavonic Studies 2023

Summer Schools of Slavonic Studies 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.

Who can apply for an SSSS scholarship in 2023?

In 2023 applicants from 18 years of age from the following countries and territories can apply for an SSSS scholarship:

Albania, Austria, Belgium – Flemish Community, Belgium – French Community, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada (Alberta), China, Colombia, Croatia, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Mexico, Mongolia, Montenegro, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, the USA and Vietnam.

The scholarships are only granted to candidates nominated by the appropriate authorities of the partner countries or by other authorized nominating agencies, e.g. the Embassies of the Czech Republic abroad and other partner institutions (see below).

The scholarship includes:

  • Accommodation and meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
  • Enrollment and tuition
  • Trips and excursions
  • Some Summer Schools also provide public transport tickets

The scholarship does not include:

  • International transport costs
  • Insurance costs
  • Visa processing costs

How to apply?

The application form is available here:

The application also includes a CV written in Czech or English. The institution receiving the application may also require other documents (e.g. a letter of motivation, language certificate(s) etc.).

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

The number of places provided and their distribution among individual Summer Schools are determined by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (MEYS). Further information on Summer Schools open to applicants from individual countries should be provided by the institutions receiving scholarship applications.

The application form with the attachments must be submitted to the appropriate institution receiving applications (see the list below). The selection of nominees is usually performed by the Embassies of the Czech Republic, but the authority organizing the selection proceedings can be also an agency/Ministry in the country concerned. More detailed information can be provided by the respective Embassy of the Czech Republic in any given country.

Dates of the Summer Schools of Slavonic Studies:

Podebrady – Institute for Language and Preparatory Studies, Charles University, 3 – 28 July 2023

Pilsen – Institute of Applied Language Studies, University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, 8 – 28 July 2023    

Brno – Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University, 22 July – 19 August 2023

Olomouc – Faculty of Arts, Palacky University in Olomouc, 15 July – 13 August 2023           

Prague – Faculty of Arts, Charles University, 20 July  – 17 August 2023           

Ceske Budejovice – Faculty of Arts, University of South Bohemia in Ceske Budejovice, 13 August – 4 September 2023

For more information visit: Summer Schools of Slavonic Studies 2023, MŠMT ČR (msmt.cz)