- What to Prepare Before Coming to Slovakia.
First, you need to find, choose, and apply for a grant or scholarship for research purposes. Information about grants and job opportunities for researchers can be found on the Europa.eu website.
After successfully being selected by the host institution, we recommend using the assistance services of Euraxess, where you can find practical information about entry, stay, social and health care, and taxation in Slovakia. Subsequently, prepare the necessary documents for entry and stay in the country.
Furthermore, you need to recognize and verify your educational documents, arrange accommodation, and complete deregistration procedures in the sending country. If you are not an EU citizen, remember to obtain visas well in advance.
A research stay in Slovakia involves the following activities:
- Visas and entry
- Residence permit
- Registration of the EU citizen’s stay for stays longer than 3 months
- Document verification
- Social and health insurance
Financial Support for Researchers.
The Horizon Europe program represents the largest and most significant program funding projects in the fields of science, research, and innovation in the European Union. Through its challenges, it supports research and innovation projects involving research institutions, industry, research and educational institutions, and other types of organizations.
The program focuses not only on supporting basic research in all scientific fields but also applied research and innovation.
Within the Horizon Europe program, you can utilize the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions program area. It supports international, interdisciplinary, and cross-sectoral mobility of young and experienced researchers in all scientific disciplines.
For more information on current challenges and participation conditions in the Horizon Europe program, as well as planned support activities and events, visit the national ERA portal Slovakia.
Funding for Scientific Internships.
Information on financing possibilities for scientific internships, including financial support for student, doctoral, teaching, and research staff mobilities in more than 50 countries, can be found on the Euraxess Slovakia, SAIA, n. o. network center website.
Funding for Research Stays Abroad.
An overview of funding options for research stays for university students, doctoral students, teaching, and research staff in more than 50 countries can be found on the EURAXESS Slovakia portal and in the Scholarship and Grant Database.
Frequently Asked Questions.
Who can I contact if I have questions?
Information and assistance services for the mobility of research staff are provided by the Euraxess Slovakia network of service centers.
What are the sanctions for not complying with obligations?
Failure to comply with the rules and obligations of foreigners related to staying in Slovakia may result in sanctions according to applicable laws or deportation.
With which countries does Slovakia currently have signed interstate agreements on scientific and technical cooperation?
Belarus, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, China, Egypt, France, Greece, India, Israel, South Africa, South Korea, Lithuania, Hungary, Germany, Poland, Portugal, Austria, the Russian Federation, Slovenia, Serbia, Spain, Taiwan, Italy, Ukraine, and the USA.
Challenges are published by the Agency for the Support of Research and Development, including all conditions for participating in announced challenges.