The Kellner Family Foundation has awarded grants to 64 gifted Czechs, who will be setting off to develop their knowledge and horizons in the 2023/2024 academic year. Most will attend undergraduate studies at foreign universities. The Universities project has accepted 19 new students, while the other 45, admitted to the scheme in previous years, are set to continue their courses with the Foundation’s support. The awarded students have selected prestigious institutions such as University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, and Boston University for their studies. In recent years, the Foundation has seen increased interest in universities in Switzerland, Germany, and Scandinavia.
13. 06. 2023
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Over the past 14 years, 258 students from all over the Czech Republic have been awarded funding from the Foundation to cover tuition fees and other costs associated with their studies as they make the transition from secondary school to university. Over this time (between 2009 and 2022), The Kellner Family Foundation has disbursed a total of CZK 116 million in support, enabling selected Czech university students to develop their potential in their fields of study, gain international experience, and cultivate a global outlook – qualities they can use in advancing Czech society as a whole.
The Foundation has accepted 64 students into the Universities programme for the 2023/2024 academic year.
Over the next academic year, the Foundation will distribute CZK 14.9 million among these beneficiaries.
The students will be studying at 51 universities across 14 countries, two thirds of them in STEM subjects.
Among those awarded a grant were 15 Open Gate Grammar School alumni who had already benefited from the Foundation’s need-based scholarship during their secondary school studies.
The Foundation has admitted 258 students to its Universities project over the past 14 years, usually supporting them financially for three or four years.
Between 2009 and 2022, the Foundation has distributed a total CZK 116 million in grants to university students.
|Region||Students supported||Region||Students supported|
|Central Bohemia||8||Karlovy Vary||1|
|Ústí nad Labem||8||Hradec Králové||1|
“The Foundation’s long-term vision is to transform society through high-quality education. With this in mind, we strive to support gifted and motivated young people from all corners of the Czech Republic, especially those who are not only determined to broaden their education beyond the borders of our country but who intend to apply the knowledge and skills they acquire to benefit our society in the future,” says trustee of The Kellner Family Foundation Petra Dobešová, describing the committee’s selection criteria during the two-round process.
All told, the students will be heading off this autumn to study at 51 universities in 14 countries. Most (18) will be pursuing studies at British universities, 14 have selected Dutch universities, 7 will be going to the US, and 7 to Ireland. “We’ve seen interest grow among grant applicants for top universities in Switzerland and Germany. In a new trend, students are turning their attention to prestigious Scandinavian universities such as the Karolinska Institute in Sweden and the Technical University of Denmark,” says Petra Dobešová, discussing the most popular destinations for students.
|Field of study||Students supported|
|Economics and Law||5|
This year, 19 students will be receiving a Universities study grant from The Kellner Family Foundation for the first time. For 20 students, this will be their second year receiving support, and for another 18, it is their third. For 7 students, this will be their fourth year under the scheme.
List of universities where Czech students will be studying with The Kellner Family Foundation’s support in the 2023/2024 academic year
Guildhall School of Music and Drama
Imperial College London
King´s College London
University of Cambridge
University of Glasgow
University of Oxford
University of Nottingham
University of York
University of St Andrews
University of Warwick
University of the West of England, Bristol
Academy for Circus and Performance Art
Delft University of Technology
Eindhoven University of Technology
University of Amsterdam
University of Groningen
Wageningen University & Research
Berklee College of Music
University of California, LA
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
University of New Hampshire
University of Pennsylvania
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
ČVUT v Praze
Univerzita Karlova, Pedagogická fakulta
University of New York in Prague
Veterinární a farmaceutická univerzita Brno
Dublin City University
National University of Ireland, Galway
Trinity College Dublin
University College Dublin
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Sigmund Freud Univerzity, Wien
Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía, Madrid
University of Malaga
Ecole polytechnique federale de Lausanne
Hochschule fur Musik FHNW Basel
Sciences Po Paris
Concordia University – John Molson School of Business
Technische Universität München
Technical University of Denmark
Supported by grants, 61 students are bound for 50 universities in 12 countries across the globe
Czech students bound for 43 universities in 10 countries with support from The Kellner Family Foundation
Applications for The Kellner Family Foundation’s grant award for Czech students at foreign universities opens on 1 February
Meeting of the Universities project grantees
In this academic year, 61 university students have received financial grants
The Kellner Family Foundation announces its grant-award procedure for university students
Call on secondary school students | We accept university students’ applications for financial grants until 31 May 2018
The Kellner Family Foundation’s sixty grantees are heading for 37 universities in Europe, the US and Asia
Czech students supported by the family foundation of Mrs Renáta Kellnerová and Mr Petr Kellner will study at 36 universities in seven countries this academic year
Czech students supported by the family foundation of Mrs Renáta Kellnerová and Mr Petr Kellner will study at 36 universities
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