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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: 30 April and 31 October (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:

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

Practical Traineeships for Foreign Students of Natural and Technical Sciences, Agriculture and Forestry (Programme of the German Academic Exchange Service and IAESTE)

Stipendium support of internships for university students enrolled in the member countries of the International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience (IAESTE). Practical traineeships are offered in commercial enterprises, research and higher education institutes. Applications must be submitted to the national IAESTE committee, which carries out a selection procedure on a local level. Applicants must be enrolled at a university throughout the internship period.

Application deadlines: applicants should contact the national IAESTE committee in order to find out the closing date for applications.

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: 15 January and 30 June (annually).

Study Visits for Groups of Foreign Students to Germany (Programme of the German Academic Exchange Service)

Financed trips to Germany for groups of students under the leadership of a teacher of the university for the purpose of meetings with German students and scientists and establishing contacts with universities, organizations and institutions, which are interesting from a professional point of view, as well as for regional geographic knowledge about Germany.

Application deadlines: 1 February, 1 May and 1 November, 2020.

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: 15 September – 1 December (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: 15 March (annually).