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Goverment stipends


The provision of the SR Government scholarships is a long-term part of SR development aid, which is a programme and project activity of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic within the framework of the international community. Act No. 617/2007 on Official Development Aid of the Slovak Republic , which created the foundation for institutionalized arrangements for the provision of official development aid (hereinafter the "ODA") in all its forms was passed in 2007.

In order to ensure the coordination of the procedures of individual providers of the SR development aid the SR Government adopted the Medium-term strategy for development cooperation of the Slovak Republic for the years 2014-2018 and The Focus of the Bilateral Development Cooperation of the Slovak Republic for 2015, by which was imposed in paragraph B.2. of the Government Resolution no. 26/2015 to the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the SR to ensure the financial resources for bilateral development cooperation, which is provided in the form of provision of scholarships of the Government of the Slovak Republic in accordance with the territorial and sectoral focus and the terms of the OECD.

SR Government scholarships for Slovaks living abroad comprise part of the provision of the SR Government scholarships within the framework of the terms and conditions established by the OECD for implementing the ODA. The granting of these scholarships became part of the state policy for the support of Slovaks living abroad, which was gradually designed by passing Act No. 474/2005 Coll. on Slovaks Living Abroad and on amendments and supplements to certain Acts, by founding the Office for Slovaks Living Abroad, as well as by adopting the Concept of the State Policy for the Care for Slovaks Living Abroad until 2015 approved by Government Resolution no. 625 dated 17.09.2008.

The deadline for submission of online application form (available on the website: the webpage will be active from 29 March, 2016) for the scholarships of the SR Government for the academic year 2016/2017 is 30 May, 2016.



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