Jakub Hlávka


Jakub Hlávka

He studies EU foreign policy and transatlantic relations at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., where he is also a research assistant at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service.

He graduated from the University of Economics in Prague and the Gymnasium in Krnov, and gained further study experience at the Prague Institute of Security Studies and during a scholarship in Germany. During his studies in Prague he worked in the state, private and non-profit sectors and also participated in the organization of several national educational projects. He has been playing the violin since the age of five, and has received numerous awards and performed as a soloist and chamber and orchestral player in Europe, the USA and the Middle East. He was awarded a scholarship from the Martina and Tomas Krsko Foundation to study at Georgetown through concurrent admission to the Master's program at the University of Chicago.

How do I get a scholarship to study abroad?

Each year, the Krsek Foundation, will pay the tuition fees of 10 students admitted to master's degrees in engineering, natural sciences, economics, history and political science at one of the top universities listed below.

The scholarship is conditional upon confirmation of admission to a master's degree programme at one of the following schools. The maximum age of the applicant is 25 years.

Only students with Czech citizenship can receive the scholarship.

The application form includes:

  • CV of the student in Czech language with information about his/her studies and experience so far
  • portrait photograph in print resolution
  • information about the school to which the applicant is admitted
  • an essay (3,600 characters) in Czech describing why the applicant wants to go to the school, what he/she expects from it and what he/she wants to do after graduation
  • proof that the applicant's and his/her family's financial circumstances do not allow them to finance their studies (e.g. copy of tax return)
  • confirmation that the student has applied for a scholarship at the school of his/her choice but has not been awarded (or has only been partially awarded)

The Krsek Foundation will select the candidates according to the information provided in the application form and conduct interviews with the finalists (the interview includes a psychological-intelligence test)

Tuition fees will be paid directly to the school account.

The candidate will undertake to fulfil the following conditions:

  • To hold at least three lectures for Czech high school and university students about their experiences, opportunities and advantages of studying abroad (the lectures will be organized by the Foundation) during the next 2 years.
  • To produce an essay of 5,000 characters each year for five years on a topic assigned by the Foundation.

In general, the scholarship is awarded for the first year of the Master's degree.

Foundation Fund
is currently accepting applications