In this section you can find information on further possibilities for foreign research placements in programmes that are not directly administered by the CIC, but are also highly useful and interesting.
Students at master’s and doctoral level can get a grant from the International Visegrad Fund in the amount of 2300 euros per semester for study and research placements in the countries of the Visegrad Four and other countries of the region.
You can go on a foreign placement to Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Georgia, Hungary, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, the Russian Federation, Slovakia, Serbia, Kosovo and the Ukraine.
You can also complete your entire study programme abroad, since it is possible to gain a Visegrad Grant for up to four semesters. The host university gets a contribution of 1500 euros per semester from the International Visegrad Fund to cover costs associated with the stay of the student.
Applications can be submitted up to 15 March before the academic year in which the placement begins. Further information on applications and the grant conditions can be found on the website Visegrad Grants.
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is an association of German universities which aims to support academic cooperation between Germany and other countries. The DAAD offers foreign students a range of grants for study or research placements or summer courses. You can find further information on the DAAD website
PROM programme (Poland)
Doctoral students at Masaryk University can apply for a 5–30 day placement at the University of Wroclaw, which is financed from the PROM programme of the Polish National Agency for Exchange Placements. Wroclaw University offers a total of 25 places for incoming PhD students.
The purpose of the placement can be for example active participation in a conference, gaining and putting together material for a thesis, participation in a short-term educational placement (workshops, courses, work, placements, study visits, etc.).
Information on grants can be found here. Selected candidates gain a grant after they go to the University of Wroclaw and sign a financial agreement.
The application for the placement is to be submitted via the MU Centre of International Cooperation (CZS MU), which will then select the suitable candidates and nominate them for a placement at the University of Wroclaw. Part of the application is a covering letter as well as the contact details of the student (including the e-mail address), a document showing the level of English or Polish and a copy of the passport, if you need it for entry to Poland on a visa.
Contact person at CZS: Zita Hrabovská
Deadline for applications: throughout the year (until all places are filled)