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Some 130 students to receive gov't scholarship annually

ČTK |
26 April 2012

Prague, April 25 (CTK) - Minimally 130 students from developing countries should be receiving Czech government scholarships annually in 2013-18 like at present, under the Foreign Ministry's strategy the government approved Wednesday.

According to the data released on the government's web page, 250 students could study in the Czech Republic with state support annually before 2007.

The state contributed annually some 150 million crowns to the studies of youth from Bosnia, Ethiopia, Mongolia, Montenegro, Vietnam and other countries, according to previous information.

The document the government discussed Wednesday says the universities at which the students will be enrolled will be paid the costs of the studies.

The Health Ministry will secure health care for the students and the Interior Ministry will grant them either long-term visas or residence permits.

The Czech Republic wants to provide every year minimally 90 scholarships for bachelor, master's and doctoral study programmes in the Czech language and 40 places in follow-up master's and doctoral study programmes in English.

Besides, Czech teachers will be sent to developing countries, the Foreign Ministry says on the web page.

The Czech Republic has long been offering scholarships to young foreigners. Russian emigrants could study in then Czechoslovakia in the 1920s thanks to the scholarships.

Thousands of students from developing countries of Africa and Asia studied on scholarship in Czechoslovakia and later in the Czech Republic in the second half of the 20th century.

From the 1960s to 2006 there were some 21,450 of them.

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