Nikola Tesla Scholarship

Nikola Tesla Scholarship is the OHF programme which is supported by the ČEZ Foundation and by the Kocián Šolc Balaštík law firm. The aim of the programme is to provide scholarships to talented students from socially disadvantaged families or children's homes or to students with diabilities who study technical fields at universities in the Czech Republic.

Lack of workers in technical fields is the current topic today. Studying of technical subjects is challenging, but the advantage is that there is a great demand for the graduates on the labour market. Our goal is to motivate technically oriented students and help them to overcome obstacles in achieving education which can be well applied in life.

Deadline for applications - September 30, 2022

Applicants need to meet the following conditions

  • maximum grade average 2.0 (or corresponding assessment for Ph.D. students)
  • maximum age 30 years
  • study of technical specialization in bachelor, master or doctoral programme at a university in the Czech Republic (full-time or combined)
  • social handicap or disability
  • successful completion of the interview at the Committee of Good Will – Olga Havel Foundation

List of required documents

  • completed application form
  • motivation letter (max. 1 page A4)
  • CV
  • proof of study at university
  • proof of study results for the previous year (copy of school report, index, or corresponding assessment for Ph.D. students)
  • proof of tuition fee and accommodation fee payment
  • proof of income for all household members

Additional information

  • applications shall be sent by post to the Foundation address, date of submission is significant
  • maximum grade average 2.0 must be maintained at all times when a scholarship is paid; in case of worse grades the scholarship is lowered and in case of interruption of study it is completely stopped


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