Other (AKTION, DAAD...)

Erasmus Mundus


Palacký University is in the role of the leading university involved in the implementation of the master's programme "joint degree" GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT POLICY (GLODEP).

GLODEP is a two-year programme aimed at training professionals in the field of international development. Graduates will find employment in public administration, in international organizations, in the non-profit sector or business focused on development policies and practices.

The programme will give students from all over the world the opportunity to study at three European universities that are part of the GLODEP consortium, namely Palacký University in Olomouc, Université Clermont Auvergne (France) and Università degli studi di Pavia (Italy). The fourth semester is then dedicated to practice or research at partner institutions around the world.

About 15 scholarships (Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree scholarship) covering tuition fees, insurance and travel and living expenses are prepared for students entering the next academic year.

The application deadline for 2023 - 2025 is 31 January 2023 for students applying for a scholarship and 30 April 2023 for fee-paying students.

More information can be found at www.glodep.eu, in case of questions write to study@glodep.eu.


Palacký University offers, in cooperation with Lodron Paris University of Salzburg (Austria) and the University of South Brittany (France), the joint master's programme COPERNICUS DIGITAL EARTH.

CDE is one of two prestigious EU-funded Erasmus Mundus programs focused on information technology in geosciences. The CDE study enables the students to acquire or deepen knowledge and skills in geoinformation technologies and geovisualization at three European universities. The first two semesters are taught in Salzburg, the fourth and fifth semesters students stay and write their diploma thesis according to the chosen specialization either in Olomouc (GeoVisualization and Geocommunication) or in Vannes (GeoData Science) in France.

For the academic year 2022/23, the programme has 16 scholarships (Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree scholarship) covering tuition fees, insurance and travel and living expenses. The CDE programme has been offered by Palacký University for the third year already.

More information can be found at https://www.master-cde.eu/, in case of questions write to barbara.brunner@plus.ac.at or jakub.konicek@upol.cz.


For many years, Palacký University has been part of the jointly implemented master's programme SOCIETY, POLITICS AND CULTURE IN GLOBAL CONTEXT: EUROCULTURE, the so-called "joint master degree".

EUROCULTURE is a two-year interdisciplinary international programme of a consortium of eight European universities (Universidad de Deusto, Spain; Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Netherlands; Georg-August Universität Göttingen, Germany; Uniwersytet Jagiellonski w Krakowie, Poland; Uppsala Universiteit, Sweden; Université de Strasbourg, France; Universita degli Studi di Udine, Italy). The programme focuses on cultural and social developments in Europe, the question of European identity, values, citizenship and cultural relations. Students spend the first two semesters at two selected universities in Europe.

For each academic year, the programme has 22 Erasmus Mundus scholarships (Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree scholarship) covering tuition fees, insurance, travel and living expenses. The EUROCULTURE programme receives financial support from the European Union repeatedly. In 2020, the programme also received European accreditation. Palacký University has been part of the EUROCULTURE programme for more than 15 years.

The universal application deadline for the new academic year is from 1 October to 15 January - for students applying for an Erasmus Mundus scholarship and 1 May for self-paying students.

More information can be found at https://www.euroculturemaster.eu/ or https://www.euroculture.upol.cz. In case of questions, write to euroculture@upol.cz or to tereza.lyckova@upol.cz.


German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is an association of German universities and student organizations with headquarters in Bonn. It is financed mainly from the funds of the ministries of the Republic of Germany. DAAD is not only dedicated to granting scholarships, but it also supports the internationalization of German universities, German studies and the German language abroad.

DAAD offers postgraduate study and research stays or full degree study at public universities in Germany of your choice:

  • master's degree - 10 to 24 months
  • annual research stays for doctoral students - 7 to 12 months
  • doctorate under dual supervision - max. 2 years

Brief overviews of the individual types of DAAD scholarships can be found in the scholarship finder on the AIA website.

Detailed information about the scholarship and application instructions, including a list of required documents, can be found on the DAAD website.


DAAD Information Point Prague

For questions and requests for consultations, please contact +420 224 931 182 / +420 702 142 340 or info@daad.cz.

Source: DZS

AKTION CR - Austria

The AKTION programme offers scholarships for study stays in Austria for the preparation of a diploma, dissertation or habitation thesis, as well as scholarships for participation in German/Czech summer language courses in Slovakia by students (so-called summer colleges) and scholarships for university teachers to complete a research/lecture stay .

The aim of the programme is to support bilateral cooperation in science and education in the higher education sector.

AKTION provides scholarships and grants for collaborative projects for:

  • students of all scientific fields
  • academic workers of all scientific fields
  • EU, EEA and Swiss citizens

A stay is possible at one of the authorized Austrian institutions:

  • public universities
  • vocational colleges
  • pedagogical colleges
  • accredited private universities

Scholarship application deadlines can be found at https://www.scholarships.at/:

  • students of master and doctoral programmes: 15.3. for WS, 31.10. for SS
  • university teachers: 15.3. and 31.10. (1 - 3 month stay), 15.4. and 30.11. (1 month stay)
  • postdoctoral students: 15.3.

You can find more information on the DZS website or at the e-mail address aktion@dzs.cz.

Source: DZS

EEA funds

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​EEA funds support study stays between the Czech Republic and Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway in order to improve the skills and competences of pupils, students, but also academics.

An individual cannot submit an application on their own - they must always be part of a project presented by the institution where they study or work.

At least one partner organization from Iceland, Liechtenstein or Norway must be involved in the project - typically this is a school, but it can also be a private company, research centre, health centre, non-profit organization, cultural institution, etc.

You can find more information about the possibility of EEA Fund scholarships on the DZS website.

Source: DZS

Visegrad Fund

The International Visegrad Fund was founded on June 9, 2000 by four member states of the Visegrad Group - the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia. The International Visegrad Fund supports regional cooperation within the Visegrad Region (V4) and between the V4 region and other countries, the Western Balkans region and the Eastern Partnership.

The fund provides (co)financing for joint cultural, scientific, research and educational projects, exchange stays of students and creative people, tourism development and cross-border cooperation.

The Visegrad Fund offers both grant and scholarship programmes.

Visegrad grants

Visegrad grants support regional partnerships between non-governmental organizations and civil society organizations, public institutions and municipalities, private companies and non-profit organizations, and educational and research centres that contribute to cooperation in the Visegrad region.

Visegrad+ grants

Visegrad + grants support projects that contribute to democratization and transformation processes in selected countries and regions, especially non-EU member states in the Western Balkans and Eastern Partnership countries.

Strategic grants

Strategic grants support a project focused on the annual strategic priorities of the Visegrad Group. Strategic priorities are announced annually by the V4 country, which at the time presides over the grouping.

Grant application deadlines

Applications are accepted three times a year. The dates are always February 1, June 1, and October 1. Applications must be submitted by 12:00 CET on the day.

Visegrad scholarship programme

Visegrad Scholarship in the Open Society Archives

Scholarships are awarded twice a year on a competitive basis to scientists, artists or journalists from V4 and non-V4 countries who want to conduct research at OSA and whose current research projects correspond to the focus and research priorities of the Fund and OSA.


More information about grants and scholarships can be found on the website of the Visegrad Fund.

Source: website of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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