Visegrad–Taiwan Scholarships


The Visegrad–Taiwan Scholarship Program is a pro­gram oper­ated jointly by the Fund and the Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan (RoC). The aim of the pro­gram is to facil­i­tate aca­d­e­mic exchanges by pro­vid­ing sup­port to PhD can­di­dates and post­doc­toral researchers from the V4 coun­tries who intend to con­duct research in Taiwan. The rec­i­p­ro­cal part of the pro­gram sup­port­ing mobil­ity of Taiwanese researchers to the V4 region is oper­ated by the Taiwanese side.

V4 applicants—citizens of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, or Slovakia—can apply to study or con­duct research at selected higher edu­ca­tion insti­tu­tions accred­ited by the gov­ern­ment of Taiwan.

Study/research length:

10 months (2 semes­ters); pos­si­bil­ity to re-apply once (i.e., max. length of sup­port is 20 months)

Eligibility and support:

Prospective appli­cants must be cit­i­zens of one of the V4 coun­tries (CZ, HU, PL, SK) and have very good knowl­edge of English orChinese both spo­ken and writ­ten. The fol­low­ing two types of schol­ar­ships are recognized:

  • PhD stud­ies: schol­ars must have fin­ished MA or equiv­a­lent and must be enrolled in the first 4 years of full-time PhD stud­ies in a V4 country
  • Postdoctoral research: schol­ars must hold a PhD degree and con­duct full-time research activ­ity in V4 countries

Scholarship amounts:

  • €750/month for PhD level+ €800 one-time travel grant
  • €1,000/month for post­doc level + €800 one-time travel grant

Areas of support:

  1. nan­otech­nol­ogy
  2. elec­trotech­ni­cal industry
  3. biotech­nol­ogy
  4. infor­ma­tion tech­nol­ogy (IT)
  5. tourism
  6. social sci­ences and humanities

Application form:

  • on-line appli­ca­tion form
  • annexes to the appli­ca­tion form (all annexes must be sub­mit­ted in English—orig­i­nally issued or cer­ti­fied translated):
  1. copy of cer­ti­fied trans­la­tion of MA or last obtained diploma
  2. ver­i­fied con­fir­ma­tion of enroll­ment in PhD pro­gram issued by university/institution (on let­ter­head paper, stamped and signed by uni­ver­sity authority)
  3. let­ter of accep­tance or equiv­a­lent doc­u­ment form the host university/institution no older than 3 months when sub­mit­ting the application
  4. work­ing plan accepted by host university/institution no  older than 3 months when sub­mit­ting the application
  5. two let­ters of rec­om­men­da­tion (one from the super­vi­sor or head of research group)

Deadline extended to March 20, 2015 at 11:59:59 CET

More infor­ma­tion:

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Graduates of our school

Adam Klavík


I got my bachelor’s degree in VŠERS in České Budějovice and moved to VŠO in Prague for my master’s degree. And I don’t regret it – VŠO is much more similar to a public school and the quality of teacher is 100% better. For example Ms. Palatková, who taught me, is a big name in the tourist industry.

Jan Šrámek


On VŠO, I have learnt to be independent and gained practice in my field. In all places where we went within the scope of student competitions, we have been winning awards. Already during my studies I became a part of the organisational structure of few projects in tourism. I can’t wait till I start working full-time.

Petra Benešová


I have graduated from VŠO and now I even teach there. Much has changed over the years – the school keeps going forward, is now more focused on practice, the subjects are more technical and more narrowly focused. Even though the competition on the market is huge, VŠO getting on very well and I can recommend it easily.

Jana Valentová


Graduated from: VOŠ - acting, Academy of Physical Education and Sport PALESTRA, University College of Business. Motto: Do not be an oaf in life and a liar on the stage! „Which title do you use then? „None.“ Laugh. „After all, it is more important what I have in my head.“

Kristína Jíšová


VŠO is one of the few schools in the Czech Republic, which really focuses on practice. During the studies, we have for example: worked on projects, whose results were inspected by the National Heritage Institution. A lot of the lectures were also led by external lectors, so we were learning things as they were applied in real life.

Simona Kremerová


Simona works as a Program Coordinator in the company Smaller Earth. In year 2009 she took part in a work stay in New York. She spent three and a half year in England and worked for an Australian travel agency. Work never bothered Simona and that is why, when she got the opportunity to go to America as kitchen help, she did hesitate. She gathered experience, found new friends and travelled through some parts of the United States with the money she earned. That is how job opportunities in England or Spain opened up to her.

Jakub Velička


He studied aviation theory on the Oxford Aviation Academy. He went through practical training in Czech Republic and Poland. He is a holder of CPL/ME/IR licences. 

Jaroslava Kolářová


Jaroslava has finished a study stay in Italy. During her studies she works in the hotel industry. She can speak Italian, English, French and a bit of Spanish. Jaroslava has always known what she wanted to reach in life and tries to reach that, no matter how impossible that might seem to someone. You will not find words such as “not possible”, “I don’t have a chance” or “I will not try” in her vocabulary.

Barbora Malá


Barbora has worked as a call centre questioner or a project manager. She has newly started as a VŠO Marketing Manager and leads the Client centre. Her hobbies are travelling, volleyball and cycling.