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International programs, scholarships and grants for students

This section provides information on foreign and international academic mobility programmes and study abroad scholarships for students where citizens of the Republic of Belarus can participate.

Internships at the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

Internships for graduate students are available at the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). These internships are intended to increase the intern’s understanding of current human rights issues at the international level and give them an insight into the work of the United Nations. The duration of an internship is 2–6 months. Participants are selected from graduate students and holders of graduate level degrees in disciplines: International Law, Political Science, History, Social Sciences. Applicants must have a good command of at least two of the six official languages of the UN.

Application deadlines: April 30 and October 31 (annually).

Interpol’s Internship Programme

The International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) is recruiting students for internships at the General Secretariat in Lyon (France) and in the regional offices. Interns will have the opportunity to get acquainted with the activities of Interpol, learn about the principles of international police co-operation and work in a multicultural environment. The duration of internships is from 6 to 11 months. The programme is for students or graduates in disciplines related to the work of Interpol.

Applications are accepted all year round.

National Scholarship Programme of the Slovak Republic

The government scholarship of the Slovak Republic is designed to support mobility of foreign students and university professors, graduate students, researchers and professionals in the arts and provided for the passage of training, teaching, research or artistic training in universities and research organizations in Slovakia.

Application deadlines:

  • October 31 – for the scholarship in the summer semester of the current academic year;
  • April 30 – for the scholarship in the following school year.

Scholarships of the Catholic Academic Exchange Service (Germany)

The Catholic Academic Exchange Service, within the framework of the East European Program, provides scholarships for studies, postgraduate studies or research projects in Germany for Christian students, university graduates and young scientists from Belarus. Fellows are free to choose educational or scientific institution in Germany. All academic disciplines are covered. Good knowledge of the German language is required.

Application deadlines: January 15 and June 30 (annually).

Travel grants – The Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds

The Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds (BIF) awards travel grants of up to three months duration to MD and PhD students, as well as postdoctoral researchers from all over the world. The BIF supports them if they conduct experimental projects in basic biomedical research and want to pursue short-term research stays or attend practical courses relevant to their projects in Europe or overseas. The travel grants are aimed at junior scientists. Therefore, for PhD and MD students as well as graduates, their university entrance qualification must not have been obtained more than 11 years prior to the planned research visit, and no more than 13 years prior for the postdocs.

Application deadline: the latest 6 weeks but no earlier than 6 months prior to the planned date of departure.

University Summer Courses in Germany (Programme of the German Academic Exchange Service)

The programme funds attendance of language and area studies courses as well as special language/ terminology courses that are offered by German universities and by affiliated language schools. Applications are open to students in Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes in any subject area. Bachelor students must have completed at least two academic years at the start of the scholarship period.

Application deadline: September 15 – December 1 (annually).

University Summer Courses Offered in Germany for Foreign Students (Programme of the German Academic Exchange Service)

The students of all disciplines who learn at the 2nd–4th courses of universities (at the 2nd – 5th courses if it is a six-year period of training) and know the German language at the level not lower than A2 have the opportunity to get a scholarship in order to take training the German language in the summer months. These courses are held at state or having state-accredited universities for 3–4 weeks in Germany.

Application deadline: from September 15 to December 1 (annually).

Visegrad Scholarship Program

Visegrad Fund, established by the governments of four Central European countries, supports scholarships for master and post-master students willing to study abroad in the universities of the Visegrad countries: Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia. Applicants are invited to pick a suitable accredited higher-education institution in the destination country; a scanned letter of acceptance from the host university needs to be submitted with the application. Study period/length of support is 1–4 semesters for full-time Master’s level studies or 1–2 semesters for post-Master’s full-time studies/research.

Application deadline: March 15 (annually).

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