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Slovak Republic


2 Open Study/Research Award

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

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program to Slovakia offers two open study or research grants. The award is open to graduating college seniors, graduate students, Ph.D. candidates, artists, and young professionals from all over the United States to study or conduct research in Slovakia for one academic year (9 months) in all kinds of disciplines. These awards aim to strengthen educational and cultural relationships between the United States and Slovakia and to provide grantees with opportunities for research collaboration that extend into the future.

Slovakia is double the size of the state of New Hampshire and is located in the heart of Central Eastern Europe with its capital Bratislava. Known for its national parks, scenic hiking trails, hundreds of caves, rich folk culture, thermal and mineral waters springs, and modern entertainment in bigger cities, Slovakia has a lot to offer to outdoor addicts, history enthusiasts, and food lovers. Slovakia has gone through a very interesting political development over the last 31 years. The country itself was founded by the division of former Czechoslovakia in 1993. With its convenient geographical location at the intersection of East and West and a unique Central European vibe and tradition, it is a great place to explore Central European history and culture. Human sciences researchers can find Slovakia extremely interesting to conduct sociological, political, historicalor economic research. Historically, Slovakia is strong also in hard sciences. It is home to  companies such as ESET or Sygic.

 

                                 

Grant Length
9 Months
Grant Period
Fall Start

Grants are offered for 1 academic year (i.e. 9 months). Grantees are expected to schedule their academic programs to coincide with the Slovak academic year (September/October 2025 – May/June 2026) while exact arrival and departure times may vary. In well-justified cases, research activities can begin a few weeks earlier.

The academic year at Slovak institutions of higher education starts September 1st and runs through the end of August, divided into two terms (semesters) – winter and summer term. Each term consists of a minimum of 12 weeks of educational activities (lectures, seminars) and at least 4 weeks of the exam period. Winter courses run from mid-September through Christmas break with an exam period from January to mid-February. Summer courses start in mid-February through May with an exam period in June. However, the exact dates of the terms can slightly differ from university to university.

Orientation
In-Country Orientation