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Schengen visa for the purpose of study or scientic reserch

Schengen (short-stay) visa for the purpose of study or scientific research

Visa Application Requirements:

  • application form
  • travel document
  • photo
  • biometric features – fingerprints
  • fee
  • supporting documents proving
    • purpose of journey (for example school acceptance letter, hosting agreement etc.)
    • accommodation (for example confirmation of school or scientific institution on providing accommodation)
    • financial means (for example bank statement, confirmation of stipend/grant etc.)
    • intention to leave the territory of the Czech Republic / Schengen Area before the visa expiry (for example air plane/bus ticket reservation, proof of financial means for the return trip, employment confirmation, real estate ownership confirmation, family relations confirmation etc.)
  • travel health insurance


Legal sources:

  • Regulation (EC) No 810/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 July 2009 establishing a Community Code on Visas (Visa Code)
  • Act No 326/1999 Coll., on the Residence of Foreign Nationals in the Czech Republic and Amending Certain Acts (in Czech)
  • Act No 341/1999 Coll., on Public Research Institutions (in Czech)
  • Council Directive 2005/71/EC of 12 October 2005 on a specific procedure for admitting third-country nationals for the purposes of scientific research

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