Rules for Awarding Scholarships and Bursaries at the Second Faculty of Medicine of Charles University

Validity: 23 June 2017
Effective from: 1 October 2017

 

RULES FOR AWARDING SCHOLARSHIPS AND BURSARIES AT THE SECOND FACULTY OF MEDICINE OF CHARLES UNIVERSITY

Under sections 27 (1) (b) of Act No. 111/1998 Sb., to regulate higher education institutions and to change and amend other laws (the Higher Education Act), as amended,

the Academic Senate of the Second Faculty of Medicine

has adopted the following Rules for Awarding Scholarships and Bursaries at the Second Faculty of Medicine of Charles University as its internal regulation:

Article 1

Introductory Provision·

Under Article 4 (2) of the Scholarship and Bursary Rules of Charles University (“the Scholarship and Bursary Rules”), these Rules for Awarding Scholarships and Bursaries at the Second Faculty of Medicine (“the Rules”) provide the conditions, rules, details, and other requirements for granting scholarships and bursaries at the Second Faculty of Medicine (“Faculty”).

Article 2

Scholarships and Bursaries for Outstanding Academic Achievement

(under Article 4 (1) and (2) of the Scholarship and Bursary Rules)

  1. A scholarship or bursary for outstanding academic achievement is awarded to at least 10% of students of the Faculty for whom no obstacle to granting a scholarship under the Scholarship and Bursary Rules has arisen.[1]
  2. For the purposes of awarding a scholarship or bursary for outstanding academic achievement, the students are divided into the following groups according to their programme of study and the current year of study:
    1. students in the second year of a Master’s programme of study which does not follow a Bachelor’s programme of study (“non-subsequent Master’s programme”;
    2. students in the third year of a non-subsequent Master’s programme;
    3. students in the fourth year of a non-subsequent Master’s programme;
    4. students in the fifth year of a non-subsequent Master’s programme;
    5. students in the sixth year of a non-subsequent Master’s programme;
    6. students in the second year of Bachelor’s programmes of study;
    7. students in the third year of Bachelor’s programmes of study;
    8. students in the second year of Master’s programmes of study following a Bachelor’s programme of study (“subsequent Master’s programme”).
  3. The award criteria for a scholarship or bursary are the achievement of a better than decisive average grade[2] in his group in the previous year, the completion of all courses registered for, the achievement of at least the standard number of credits and non-exceeding the standard length of study in the current course of study. Where the student did not achieve grades in the previous year, no scholarship or bursary may be awarded to him.
  4. The decisive average grade is determined for each group as such minimal average grade that the number of students eligible for the award of a scholarship or bursary is at least 10% of the given group.
  5. Where the number of students eligible for the scholarship or bursary for outstanding academic achievement does not reach the amount under paragraph 1, the decisive average grade is changed in each group in order to achieve such number of students, taking into consideration that the same percentage of students is awarded a scholarship or bursary in each group.
  6. Under provisions of Article 2, scholarships or bursaries for outstanding academic achievement are awarded to students of the first year of a subsequent Master’s programme for outstanding academic results achieved in the previous year of a Bachelor’s programme of study. A student who completed his previous studies at another higher education institution may be awarded a scholarship or bursary after showing his average grade in his previous study in a Bachelor’s programme of study.    
  7. The Dean may award a scholarship or bursary for outstanding academic achievement or permit its payment to a student who has exceeded the standard length of study as a result of a study stay or internship abroad to which the student was sent by the Faculty. 
  8. A scholarship or bursary for outstanding academic achievement is awarded by 31 December of the year of study following the year of study in which the outstanding academic results entitling the student to a scholarship award were achieved. A scholarship or bursary for outstanding academic achievement is paid as a lump sum.
  9. The Dean determines in an academic year schedule:
    1. the date relevant for the determination of the decisive average grade of a student under the internal regulation of Charles University[3];
    2. the date on which the decisive average grade required for the awarding of a scholarship for outstanding academic achievement in the given group is to be published.
  10. The amount of scholarship for outstanding academic achievement is determined by the Dean after an opinion given by the Academic Senate of the Faculty (“Senate”).[4]

Article 3

Scholarship for Outstanding Research, Development, and Innovation (RDI), Artistic, or Other Creative Achievement Contributing to Greater Knowledge

 (under Article 5 of the Scholarship and Bursary Rules)

  1. The scholarship for outstanding RDI, artistic, or other creative achievement contributing to greater knowledge may be awarded to students engaged in research, development, and innovation activities of the Faculty or participating in internships abroad destined for the deepening of their knowledge.
  2. The scholarship for outstanding RDI, artistic, or other creative achievement contributing to greater knowledge is paid as a lump sum.

Article 4

Scholarship for RDI Activities

in Accordance with Special Legislation

 (under Article 6 of the Scholarship and Bursary Rules)

  1. A scholarship for RDI may be awarded in particular to students who participate in a research project funded from grants from the Specific University Research (“SUR”) system, the Grant Agency of Charles University, Primus project, Progres project, University Research Centres (“UNCE”), the Czech Science Foundation or the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic, or other similar projects and research grants.
  2. The requirements and rules for the payment of scholarships from the SVV funds may be regulated in detail by a Dean’s measure.

Article 5

Bursaries in Cases Worthy of Special Consideration

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

  1. Where a student’s teaching, academic, scholarly, or research activities significantly exceed the scope of his duties, or where a student’s involvement in these areas highly exceeds the standard, the Dean may award to such a student a scholarship or bursary. Activities considered under sentence one include in particular the student’s participation in national and international competitions to which the student was sent by the Faculty.
  2. Bursaries in cases worthy of special consideration may be paid monthly or in a lump sum.
  3. The Dean may award a bursary in a case worthy of special consideration along with another scholarship or bursary.

Article 6

Dean’s Prizes and Awards

(under Article 9 (2) of the Scholarship and Bursary Rules)

  1. Upon a proposal of a member of the academic community of the Faculty, the Dean may grant the Dean’s Award to a student in the form of a scholarship for:
    1. particularly excellent academic results;
    2. outstanding service to the academic community;
    3. acts and activities of high moral or humane value;
    4. the development of medical science;
    5. other extraordinary acts.
  2. The Dean may grant a student studying in a programme of study in a foreign language the award “Best International Medical Student Award”. The requirements for the award are regulated in the award statute as a Dean’s measure.

Article 7

Bursary to Support Study Abroad

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

  1. The Dean may award a bursary to support study abroad to a student who has been chosen to study abroad in a competitive selection procedure at the Faculty under an international contract or university or Faculty agreement.
  2. A bursary to support study abroad may not be awarded to a student whose stay abroad takes the form of an internship or work experience.
  3. A bursary to support study abroad is awarded as a lump sum.

Article 8

Doctoral Bursary

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

  1. The amount of a doctoral bursary for individual years is determined by the Dean after consideration in the Senate. 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.
  2. The doctoral bursary of a student who has passed the State Doctoral Examination or defended a Dissertation is increased by 2,000 CZK as of the following month.[5]
  3. Special cases for the increase of a doctoral bursary may be provided in the Dean’s measure issued after an opinion given by the Senate. The aggregate of such increase may not exceed 2,000 CZK per month.  

Article 9

Scholarship to Cover Health Insurance Premiums

(under Article 12 (8) of the Scholarship and Bursary Rules)

Full-time doctoral students who pay health insurance premiums under special legislation[6] may be awarded a bursary not exceeding the insurance premium demonstrably paid[7] after producing a substantiated application. The bursary is paid twice a year.

Article 10

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.[8]
  2. The awarding of a scholarship or bursary is decided by the Dean.[9] In cases under Article 2 (4), Article 3, Article 7, and Article 9 the Dean decides on the student’s written application.
  3. The rules for submitting applications for scholarships or bursaries and the requirements therefor, and 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. The Dean may determine in such measure that applications for the award of a scholarship or bursary be submitted electronically.

Article 11

Transitional Provisions

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

Article 12

Final Provisions

  1. The Rules for Awarding Scholarships and Bursaries at the Second Faculty of Medicine of Charles University approved by the Academic Senate of Charles University on 1 December 2006 are hereby repealed.
  2. These Rules come into force on the date of approval by the Academic Senate of Charles University.[10]
  3. These Rules become effective on 1 October 2017.

 

The Academic Senate of the Faculty approved these Rules on 7 June 2017

The Academic Senate of Charles University approved these Rules on 23 June 2017

Doc. MUDr. Ondřej Hrušák, Ph.D.
President of the Academic Senate, Second Faculty of Medicine

Prof. MUDr. Vladimír Komárek, CSc.
Dean the Second Faculty of Medicine

PhDr. Tomáš Nigrin, Ph.D.
President of the Academic Senate of Charles University

 


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

[1] Article (13) (1) of the Scholarship and Bursary Rules.

[2] Article 8 (13) of the Code of Study and Examination of Charles University.

[3] Article 8 (13) of the Code of Study and Examination of Charles University.

[4] Article 4 (4) of the Scholarship and Bursary Rules.

[5] Article 12 (4) of the Scholarship and Bursary Rules.

[6] S. 5 (c) of Act No. 48/1997 Sb., on Public Health Insurance and on the Amendment and Supplement to Some Other Related Laws, as amended.

[7] S. 5 (c) of Act No. 48/1997 Sb., on Public Health Insurance and on the Amendment and Supplement to Some Other Related Laws, as amended.

[8] Article 3 (3) of the Scholarship and Bursary Rules.

[9] Article 16 and Article 18 (1) of the Scholarship and Bursary Rules.

[10] S. 9 (1) (b) of the Higher Education Act.

 

Published: 3. 8. 2017 / Responsible person: Mgr. Petr Andreas, Ph.D.