Rules for Awarding Scholarships

Under sections 27 (1) (b) and 33 (2) (f) of Act No. 111/1998 Sb., to regulate higher education institutions and to change and amend other laws (“the Higher Education Act”), as amended, and under the Constitution of the Faculty of Humanities of Charles University, as amended, the Academic Senate of the Faculty of Humanities of Charles University has adopted the following Rules for Awarding Scholarships at the Faculty of Humanities of Charles University as its internal regulation:


Article 1: Introductory Provision*

Under Article 4 (1), (2) and (5), Article 5 (1), Article 6 (1), Article 9 (1) and (2), Article 10 (1), Article 12 (2), (3) and (4), Article 13 (7) and the related provisions of the Scholarship and Bursary Rules of Charles University, as amended (“the Scholarship and Bursary Rules”), these Rules for Awarding Scholarships and Bursaries at the Faculty of Humanities of Charles University (“the Faculty”) provide the conditions, rules, details, and other requirements for granting scholarships and bursaries at the Faculty.


* Translator’s note: Words importing the masculine include the feminine, and unless the context otherwiserequires, words in the singular include the plural and words in the plural include the singular.


Article 2: Scholarship for Outstanding Academic Achievement

(Under Article 4 (1), (2) and (5) of the Scholarship and Bursary Rules)


  1. Under the provisions of the Scholarship and Bursary Rules, a scholarship for outstanding academic achievement is awarded to students who achieved excellent academic results in the previous year of study.

    The award criterion for a scholarship for outstanding academic achievement is the weighted average grade calculated from examinations and other graded study requirements passed overtwo subsequent semesters of one academic year rounded to two decimal places (“the average grade”). If astudent fails to achieve the minimum of three such grades within those periods, the scholarship cannot be awarded. The average grade of an individual student is calculated as the total of all products of the grade (including failed attempts which count as a “4” for this purpose) achieved for the given graded requirement and the number of credits belonging to this requirement, divided by the total of all credits belonging to these requirements (including credits belonging to failed attempts). Recognized study requirements are not considered in the calculation of the average grade. The average grade is thus calculated according to the following formula:



    where

    p –the student’s average grade;

    n –the number of graded requirements in the previous year of his study;

    mi–the number of attempts the student needed to fulfil the requirement i;

    z –the grade for requirementi achieved at attempt j. If the student failed to fulfil the given requirement at attempt j, then z=4;

    Ei–the number of credits for requirementi.

  2. A scholarship for outstanding academic achievement is awarded to at least 10% of students enrolled in the bachelor’s programme of study and post-bachelor master’s programmes of study by 31 October (i.e., the decisive number of students) for whom no obstacle to granting a scholarship under the Scholarship and Bursary Rules has arisen.

  3. For the purposes of awarding a scholarship for outstanding academic achievement, the students, for whom no obstacle to granting a scholarship under the Scholarship and Bursary Rules has arisen and who have not enrolled in the first year of study, are divided into groups according to their programme of study. Within the groups the students are arranged in ascending order according to their average grade under Article 2 (1) and the following rule applies:

      a. 

    Firstly there are students (arranged according to their average grade) who achieved duringthe last continuous assessment of study (Article 5 (6) of the Code of Study and Examination) at least the normal number of credits and who do not exceed the standard length of study;

      b. 

    Secondly there are students (arranged according to their average grade) who achieved duringthe last continuous assessment of study (Article 5 (6) of the Code of Study and Examination) at least the minimum number of credits and who do not exceed the standard length of study;

      c. 

    Then there are the other students (arranged according to their average grade).

    The scholarship for outstanding academic achievement is awarded in each group to 10% of students who have the best academic results. The scholarship for outstanding academic achievement is also awarded to all students who achieved the same average grade as the student with the highest average grade who was awarded the scholarship under the first sentence.

  4. The decisive datefor the awarding of a scholarship for outstanding academic achievement is 31 October of the current year. The determination of students who will be awarded a scholarship for outstanding academic achievement is performed no later than by 20 November of the current year, and the respective students are awarded the scholarship no later than on 1 December of the current year. The scholarship is paid once a year.

  5. The total amount of scholarship for outstanding academic achievement that can be paid to a student in a given academic year is governed by regulations with a higher legal force. The specific amount of a scholarship for outstanding academic achievement and corresponding average grade is determined by the Dean, following an opinion given by the Academic Senate of the Faculty.


Article 3: Scholarship for Outstanding Research, Development, and Innovation, Artistic, or Other Creative Achievement Contributing to Greater Knowledge

(under Article 5 (1) of the Scholarship and Bursary Rules)


  1. The scholarship is granted for outstanding research, development and innovation, artistic, or other creative achievement contributing to greater knowledge in accordance with the Scholarship and Bursary Rules to students nominated by the head of a Faculty department or upon proposal byanother body of the Faculty. The Dean may also award the scholarship of his own initiative.

  2. The scholarship for outstanding research, development and innovation, artistic, or other creative achievement contributing to greater knowledge is paid as a lump sum.


Article 4: Scholarship for Research, Development and Innovation Activities in Accordance with Special Legislation

(Under Article 6 (1) of the Scholarship and Bursary Rules)


  1. The scholarship for outstanding research, development and innovation in accordance with special legislation is awarded under the Scholarship and Bursary Rules to students who carry out or participate in a research project realised in accordance with special legislation.


Article 5: Bursaries in Cases Worthy of Special Consideration

(under Article 9 (1) of the Scholarship and Bursary Rules)


  1. Bursaries in cases worthy of special consideration are awarded under the Scholarship and Bursary Rules to students who perform activities mentioned in Article 9 (1) of the Scholarship and Bursary Rules. The Dean may award the bursary upon nomination by a head of a department of the Faculty or of his own initiative.

  2. Bursaries in cases worthy of special consideration may be paid monthly or in a lump sum.


Article 6: Bursary to Support Study Abroad

(Under Article 10 (1) of the Scholarship and Bursary Rules)


  1. A bursary to support study abroad is granted under the Scholarship and Bursary Rules to students who satisfy the conditions of the competitive selection procedure for stays abroad.

  2. A bursary to support study abroad is awarded as a lump sum.


Article 7: Doctoral Bursary

(Under Article 12 (2), (3), (4) and (8) of the Scholarship and Bursary Rules)


The Dean determines the specific amount of a doctoral bursary for individual years of study by taking into account the amount of subsidy allocated for doctoral bursaries and the number of students in the doctoral programme of study.


Article 8: Scholarships and Bursaries from Other Sources

(Under Article 13 (7) (b) of the Scholarship and Bursary Rules)


Obstacles to granting a scholarship under Article 13 of the Scholarship and Bursary Rules apply to scholarships and bursaries from other sources under Article 15 of the Scholarships and Bursaries Rules.


Article 9: Common Provisions

  1. Scholarships or bursaries are paid only via a non-cash payment to an account in a banking institution in the Czech Republic. In exceptional circumstances, the Dean may allow a different form of payment.

  2. The rules for submitting applications for scholarships or bursaries and the requirements therefor, and rules on the payment of scholarships or bursaries or other related matters are set out in a Dean’s measure under the internal regulations of the University and the Faculty. Applications for the awarding of a scholarship or bursary are submitted electronically.


Article 10: Transitional Provisions

  1. The proceedings started during the effect of the existing Rules for Awarding Scholarships and Bursaries at the Faculty of Humanities of Charles University in Prague will be completed under these Rules for Awarding Scholarships and Bursaries at the Faculty of Humanities of Charles University.

  2. The provisions of this internal regulation on the implementation of the programmes of study apply by analogy to the implementation of fields of study within programmes of study accredited under the Higher Education Act effective before 1 September 2016.


Article 11: Final Provisions

  1. The Rules for Awarding Scholarships and Bursaries at the Faculty of Humanities of Charles University in Prague approved by the Academic Senate of Charles University on 20 May 2011, as amended, are hereby repealed.

  2. This regulation was approved by the Academic Senate of the Faculty of Humanities of Charles University on 20 June 2017.

  3. This regulation comes into force on the date of approval by the Academic Senate of the University.1

  4. This regulation becomes effective on the first day of the 2017/2018 academic year.



Ing. Arch. Mgr. Marie Pětová, Ph.D.

Dean of the Faculty of Humanities of Charles University


Mgr. Milan Hanyš, Ph.D.

President of the Academic Senate of the Faculty of Humanities of Charles University


PhDr. Tomáš Nigrin, Ph.D.

President of the Academic Senate of Charles University



1 Section 9 (1) (b) (2) of Act No 111/1998 Sb., as amended. The Academic Senate of the University approved these Rules on 23rd June 2017.


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