Academic mobility programme is directly related to the establishment of SAIA in 1990. This Programme is financed by the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of SR on the basis of contract signed with SAIA. Since 1990, more than 12,800 scholarship applicants for study abroad have been recommended and nominated in selection rounds. Between 2000 – 2019, 1,801 international scholarship recipients have been admitted for study in Slovakia based on inter-governmental bilateral agreements.
Action Austria - Slovakia, Co-operation in Science and Education
The programme was launched in 1992. Its purpose is to promote and further develop cooperation between university and scientific institutions in Slovakia and Austria through grant support of joint projects and individual scholarships. The programme is funded by annual contributions from Slovakia and Austria. SAIA has been contracted by the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of SR to serve as the programme office; the managing body of the programme is the joint Slovak-Austrian Managing Gremium of 10 members.
The Programme started in 1994 and focuses primarily on multilateral cooperation of higher education institutions and ECTS. The Programme promotes mobility of students, PhD students and university teachers by supporting cooperating networks and individual mobility with priority given to networks developing joint study programmes. 15 countries participate in the Programme: Albania, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Montenegro, Moldova, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, and University of Pristina in Kosovo. In Slovakia the Programme is funded by the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of SR, SAIA, n. o., has been contracted by the Ministry of Education of SR to serve as the national office for the Programme.
National Scholarship Programme of the Slovak Republic
The Programme financed by the Ministry of Education of the Slovak Republic supports mobility of Slovak and international students, PhD students, university teachers and researchers. It was created by the decision of the Slovak Government as part of the Action Plan of SR for implementing the Lisbon Strategy. In April 2006, public procurement process resulted in a contract between the Ministry of Education and SAIA, n. o. to implement the Programme in the period 2006 – 2010. In 2009 the Slovak Government approved extension of the Programme under the Modernisation Programme Slovakia 21 and SAIA has become its administrator again. Since 2007, submission, administration and evaluation of applications are handled on-line via the www.scholarships.sk portal.
EURAXESS Slovakia, centres for researchers and research organisations help to overcome obstacles and support smooth operation of the mobility programmes designated for researchers; they provide information and services to international and Slovak researchers and their families on various aspects of mobility, including practical information (on issues of social security, taxes, visa and residence permits, or study opportunities for family members) related to the stay in another country. With their services and activities EURAXESS centres intend to support career development of researchers in all stages of their career. EURAXESS Slovakia is part of the European EURAXESS Network, more than 600 centres operating in 42 countries. The centres were created by the initiative of the European Commission in 2004.
Bourse de Perfectionnement à la Didactique du Français en Slovaquie aux lecteurs français (FR)
Scholarships for lectors of French language working at secondary schools and universities in Slovakia. The programme is administered by SAIA in close co-operation with the French Embassy in Slovakia.