AIA intergovernmental agreements

Basic information

The Academic Information Agency (AIA) is a part of the Centre for International Cooperation in Education, a subsidised organization funded by the Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sport of the Czech Republic with a view to implementing tasks related to education, training, and other contacts with foreign countries.

  • It collects, processes, and disseminates information about education opportunities abroad for Czech citizens (chiefly HE students, postgraduate students, and teachers).
  • It runs competitive selections (excepting the quota system) for supported mobility activities abroad based on international agreements. Based on MEYS instructions, it ensures administration and organization connected to the selection of students for advertised scholarship programmes abroad throughout the academic year. The AIA staff provide consultation service concerning the scholarships.
  • Its website continuously publishes other supported mobilities outside international agreements, as well as other study abroad programmes.

SEARCH ENGINE serves to search for study abroad options by country.


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111 21 Praha 1

Quota system

The quota system involves scholarships to selected countries that the MEYS allocates to specific HEIs in the Czech Republic for the given academic year. These scholarships are open solely to applicants at the given university, and the candidates are selected by the rector’s office

The scholarships are not linked to specific HEIs abroad. Applicants are expected to seek by themselves the contacts they are interested in in relation to their field of study.

For more information, please refer to the DZS.

Source: DZS website

Current quota allocation 2023/2024


Type of stay: Study stays for Sinology students
Number of places available for UP: 6 + 1 substitute
Length of stay: 5 or 10 months
Deadline for submitting the application: 15. 12. 2022

Type of stay: Chinese Summer Courses in PRC in 2022 for Chinese Teachers
Number of places available for UP:  2 + 1 substitute
Length of stay: 2-4 weeks
Deadline for submitting the application: 15. 03. 2023


Competitive selections

Applicants from all public HEIs in the Czech Republic are eligible to apply for scholarships advertised within competitive selections.

The scholarships are not linked to specific HEIs abroad.

Applicants are expected to seek by themselves the contacts they are interested in in relation to their field of study.

The duration of exchange, number of students, requirements on applicants etc. depend on international (bilateral) agreements based on which the scholarships are offered to the Czech Republic.

The MEYS announces tenders for scholarships abroad based on international agreements. (The AIA provides information).

For more information please go to DZS.

Source: DZS website

UP contact person

Should you have any questions regarding MEYS scholarships, please refer to the UP Office for Mobility, specifically Anna Přílučíková.

We ask the participants, to announce their mobility at the International Office of their Faculty, where they may ask for travel costs reimbursement as well as travel insurance.

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