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Mobility and internationalisation


13.Mobility and internationalisation

Last update: 9 June 2022

Activities of the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic in the area of internationalisation are based on the Programme Declaration of the Government of the Slovak Republic for years 2020-2024 (SK), in which the Slovak Government bounds itself to support the increase in two-way mobility of students and higher education institution staff between Slovakia and other countries.

The most important tools supporting mobility in education in the Slovak Republic currently are:

  • Erasmus+ programme (SK), which provides opportunities for mobility of students, youth, teachers, workers with youth, and for partnerships between universities, secondary schools, businesses and non-profit organisations,
  • National scholarship programme designed for bachelor's degree, master's degree, and PhD students at higher education institutions and funded by the Ministry of Education, Science, Research, and Sport of the Slovak Republic,
  • Scholarships based on bilateral agreements between the Slovak Republic and other countries. The scholarships are designated for study stays for students, PhD students and scientists. The type of scholarship depends on the specific agreement with each country. Based on bilateral agreements and direct offers from foreign governments, the agency organises a selection procedure for scholarships in 30 countries as well as admission of scholarship recipients to Slovak higher education institutions.
  • Scholarships awarded by the Government of the Slovak Republic (SK), which are a long-term part of Slovak development aid. The Government of the Slovak Republic also provides scholarships to Slovaks living abroad.

A schedule of scholarship places for developing countries is approved every year by the department of development and humanitarian aid at the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic in compliance with territorial and sectoral focus as well as with OECD conditions.

Administration of mobilities and counselling are provided by SAIA, n.o., a non-governmental non-profit organisation. The organisation provides services focused on supporting internationalisation of education and science-research activities and on enhancing citizenship society in Slovakia.