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Applications are now closed until November 2024.

About Scholarship

The Bakala Foundation Scholarship Program enables recipients to achieve their educational dreams by helping to fund bachelor’s or master’s degrees at foreign universities.
In the 14 years of the program’s existence, we have supported 205 students with their studies at 61 universities in 11 countries. Join them!

Find the best university for your academic and personal growth. The choice of international university and field of study is yours - we are here to support you.

Who can apply?

Applicants must be:
  • Under 34 years of age (as of the date of application);
  • In their final year of study at high school or enrolled at university;
  • Citizens od permanent residents of the Czech Republic;
  • Holders of an excellent academic record;
  • Unable to fully cover tuition fees at a university abroad due to their financial situation;
  • Eager to study or already studying towards bachelor´s or master´s degree at a foreign university;
  • Seeking stimulating academic experience that will enhance their intellectual enrichment and advancement, not just a cultural exchange or improvement of their language skills;
  • Motivated to effect positive change through their studies and future career.
Have you ticked all the boxes? If so, then our program is for you!

What is required in the application form?

A summary of academic achievements
Extra-curricular activities
Curriculum or career plan
An essay on a chosen topic
Up to two letters of recommendation
Where should I start?
How to fill out the application form correctly?
How to write a scholarship essay?

Take advantage of our free consultancy

Do you have any questions about studying abroad? Not sure how to choose the best university for you? How to best prepare for the admissions process? Try our free study abroad counseling, available both online and offline.
Want to study abroad but don’t know where to start?
Download our Study Abroad Guide and find out which country and university are right for you.

Current year

Applications for the 15th iteration of the Scholarship Program are now closed. Do you want to be notified when we open applications in November 2024? Sign-up for an alert.
Application deadlines & dates
Summer - Fall
Finalize your choice of foreign university and field of study.
November 10, 2023
Applications open.
January 10, 2024
Applications close.
End of March
We will let you know how you did in Round 1 of the selection process.
Mid May
We will inform you of the results of Round 2 of the selection process.
June 11 and 12
We will invite selected candidates to a face-to-face interview with an expert jury at the Bakala Foundation’s headquarters in Prague. Afterwards, we will announce the scholarship winners.
June 13, 2024
We will announce results.

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Lectures on studying abroad

We regularly organize thematic lectures and workshops at our Student Hub. Come to one of the planned events or watch recordings of previous lectures.
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Scholarship in numbers

Scholarship recipients supported
million CZK distributed through Scholarship
universities attended by Scholarship recipients
Scholarship recipients supported
million CZK distributed through Scholarship
universities attended by Scholarship recipients

Our scholars' stories

Helpful resources for schools

Questions and Answers

Do you support students who are just applying to university or students who have already commenced their studies abroad?
The degree program I have chosen takes several years. Can I count on the support of the Bakala Foundation beyond the first academic year?
Is the award of the scholarship associated with any obligations?
How will I receive the scholarship amount?
How much scholarship money will I get and when will I know the exact amount?
Does the Bakala Foundation scholarship cover all the costs associated with the study program or do I have to rely on other sources of funding?
Who makes up the selection committee?
In what language will the interview be conducted?
What should I expect from the interview?


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Jana Wittbergerová
Jana Wittbergerová
Scholarship Program Manager