Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Slovak Republic

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2 Open Study/Research Awards

Accepted Degree Levels
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral
Grant Period
9 Months
PDO
No Pre-Departure Orientation
Grant Period

9 Months

Grants are for 9 months beginning in mid-September and ending in mid-June.

The Fulbright Commission organizes a mandatory 4-day orientation program in September and a midyear  conference at the end of January.

Pre-Departure Orientation

No Pre-Departure Orientation

Candidate Profile

Advanced graduate students capable of working independently are preferred. Applicants at the Bachelor’s level will only be considered for proposals in the Arts. Applicants should demonstrate adequate experience in the proposed field of research or study.

Accepted Degree Levels

Bachelor's

Master's

Doctoral

Foreign Language Proficiency

Recommended - Intermediate

Additional Information: Knowledge of Slovak language is required to successfully complete study or research plans in fields such as Slovak literature, language, history, anthropology, political science, etc.

Slovak language summer school in the Slovak Republic can be arranged for those applicants whose projects require high Slovak language proficiency.

Fulbright Proposal Types

Independent Study/Research: Yes

Graduate Degree Enrollment: Yes

Affiliation

Applicants proposing independent research must provide communication with the respective scholar or tutor to ensure the feasibility of the project and availability of resources. Letter(s) of invitation from their prospective tutor or host institution are very much encouraged.

If applicants are applying for study programs at Slovak universities, they can apply for study programs in Slovak language or English languge instruction where offered. Graduate programs with Slovak instruction do not charge tuition.

If needed, the Fulbright Commission in the Slovak Republic can assist in establishing contacts. There are also comparable opportunities for study or independent study at all Slovak institutions of higher education outside of Bratislava, including Nitra, Zilina, Košice, Prešov, Banská Bystrica, and at Research Institutes Institutes of the Slovak Academy of Sciences.

http://www.uspages.fulbright.sk/home

Affiliation Fees/Tuition

The Fulbright Commission will help to cover fees for graduate study or research if they occur.

Ineligibility

Applicants with no previous academic or professional experience in the Slovak Republic will be preferred.

Dependents

Dependent support is available

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website

http://www.fulbright.sk

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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 would be eligible to apply in your senior year.  If you are a graduate student you are eligible to apply to most countries as long as you will not have a PhD degree on the application deadline.

Non-U.S. Student

If you are a non-U.S. citizen looking to applying for a Fulbright grant to study in the United States you will apply to the Fulbright Program for Foreign Students in your home country.

U.S. Citizen but not a Student

If you are a U.S. citizen, hold a bachelor’s degree, and do not have a PhD degree then you could be eligible for certain awards within the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.  Please review the program summary for the country where you would like to apply.

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 5 years or less) in which they are applying.  Artists with more experience should consider applying for 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. 

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U.S. Professor

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

Non U.S. Professor

If you are a non-U.S. citizen and a professor interested in applying for a Fulbright Scholar Award to the United States you would 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.