The Chinese Studies Seminar recommends a study visit to China or Taiwan after completing the second year of the Bachelor’s Degree Studies programme (it is clearly more effective in terms of Chinese language proficiency than going earlier). Nominations and letters of acceptance are issued only for study visits after the completion of the second year of studies. Students are, however, allowed to go earlier if they obtain a scholarship from other sources.
Masaryk University (at the level of the university, faculty, or Chinese Studies Seminar) currently has contracts with universities in China and Taiwan.
Study visits at these universities can be funded by stipends from Masaryk University or the Chinese Scholarship Council (CSC). In the case of Masaryk University stipends, students are nominated by the Chinese Studies Seminar. In the case of CSC scholarships, the Chinese Studies Seminar provides the nominated students with letters of acceptance issued by the partner universities. Students then apply for the stipend themselves.
The Chinese Studies Seminar also nominates students each year for government scholarships within the quota given to individual Czech universities. The Chinese Studies Seminar also recommends students for the Taiwanese scholarship (Huayu Enrichment Scholarship).
Students may apply for stipends from other sources themselves:
1) Students can themselves apply for a scholarship from the China Scholarship Council (CSC)
2) Stipends of the Confucius Institute in Olomouc
3) For studying in Taiwan, students can apply for the Taiwanese Huayu Enrichment Scholarship. Students can apply for the stipend themselves (through the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Prague), but being nominated by the Chinese Studies Seminar carries more weight.
4) Students with Slovak citizenship may apply for an annual government scholarship of the Slovak Republic. The scholarships are administered by the Slovak Academic Information Agency (Slovenská akademická informačná agentúra - SAIA).