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Current U.S. Student

United States citizens who are currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate degree programs are eligible to apply. All applicants enrolled in U.S institutions must apply through their home campuses. Find the Fulbright Program Adviser on your campus.

If you are an undergraduate student, you are eligible to apply in the fall of your senior year.  If you are a graduate student, you are eligible as long as you will not have a PhD degree by the application deadline.

U.S. Citizen but not a Student

If you are a U.S. citizen, will hold a bachelor’s degree by the award start date, and do not have a Ph.D. degree, then you are eligible to apply. Non-enrolled applicants should have relatively limited professional experience in the fields (typically 7 years or less) in which they are applying. Candidates with more experience should consider applying for the Fulbright Scholar Program.

The Getting Started page will provide information on eligibility and next steps.

Artist

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program welcomes applications in the creative and performing arts. Arts candidates for the U.S. Student Program should have relatively limited professional experience in the fields (typically 7 years or less) in which they are applying. Artists with more experience should consider applying for the Fulbright Scholar Program.

Creative & Performing Arts projects fall under the Study/Research grant category and are available in all countries where Study/Research grants are offered.

FPA

U.S. Professor/Administrator

If you are a U.S. citizen and a professor or administrator at a U.S. institution and are interested in applying for a Fulbright Scholar Award, you will need to apply through fulbrightscholars.org.

To support your students in applying for a U.S. Student Program award, please connect with the Fulbright Program Adviser at your institution.

Non U.S. Citizens

If you are a non-U.S. citizen interested in applying for a Fulbright Award to the United States, you will need to apply through the Fulbright Commission or U.S. Embassy in your home country. Find out more information on the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program or Fulbright Foreign Student Program.

Czech Republic

6 Open Study/Research Award

Accepted Degree Levels
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
  • Doctoral
Grant Period
September Start
Grant Length
9 Months
Award Type
Open Study/Research
Award Profile

The U.S. Student Program offers opportunities for recent graduates, postgraduate candidates, and developing professionals and artists to study and conduct career-launching research in the Czech Republic. Advanced graduate students capable of working independently are preferred. Applicants should have some experience in the proposed field of study.

Grant Length
9 Months
Grant Period
September Start

Grants will begin in mid-September and end in mid-June. 

The Fulbright Commission organizes a mandatory 4-day orientation in mid-September, a one-day Thanksgiving meeting and a 3-day Mid-year conference in early February. Attendance at these events is required.

Orientation
In-Country Orientation

Orientation is usually offered in mid-September for 4 days in the beginning of the grant. If in-person orientation will not be possible, the Commission will organize an online event.

Candidate Profile

Advanced graduate students capable of working independently are preferred. Applicants should have some experience in the proposed field of study.

Eligibility
Dual citizens of this country are eligible
Residency in host country NOT permitted in year prior to grant
Indicate how many months is considered residency:
3 Months
Accepted Degree Levels
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
  • Doctoral
Special Application Instructions

All degree-seeking applicants must apply independently for university admission and should contact the Commission prior to the university's application deadline for guidance. 

Foreign Language Proficiency
Not Required

Additional Information: Czech language proficiency is required only for specific study plans (e.g., studies of Czech language, literature, history) or programs in Czech.

Fulbright Proposal Types
Independent Study/Research:
Yes
Graduate Degree Enrollment:
Yes
Affiliation
Independent Study/Research:
Letter required for independent study or research at deadline
Graduate Degree Enrollment:
Letter recommended but not required at deadline

If applicants are proposing independent research projects, they must present evidence of consultation with relevant scholars in the Czech Republic regarding the feasibility of their proposed projects and the availability of related resources. However, the Fulbright Commission is prepared to assist in locating research contacts. Letters of support from Czech scholars must be included in the application.

The project affiliation should typically be with a university (including universities of applied science). However non-university research institutions (e.g. Czech Academy of Sciences) will be also welcome.

If applicants are applying for degree programs at Czech universities (i.e., they do not propose an independent research project), they are encouraged to apply for programs with Czech as the language of instruction. Graduate degree programs with Czech as the language of instruction at public universities do not charge tuition. If English is the language of instruction for a graduate program, the Fulbright Commission shares the cost of tuition with the grantee.

Affiliation Fees/Tuition
Affiliation Fees/Tuition covered in grant benefits

The Commission can only cover part of the tuition fee for the first yer of a degree study, the maximum amount the Commission can cover is USD 3.000.

Housing Arrangements

The Commission provides advice on accommodation options. 

Dependents
Dependent financial support is available

Consult the Commission on the dependent support. We help with the visa process, part of te flight fees are is covered and monthly stipend of the grantee is raised if dependents are joining.

Fulbright Program Management Contact
Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website
Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact
semancova@fulbright.cz
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