A student with permanent residence in Slovakia, and no other claim to maternity benefits, has a claim to a maternity scholarship in the period starting 27 weeks before her due date determined by a doctor. This scholarship is mainly to cover any costs connected with health conditions, special material needs and preparation for birth.
For the purpose of a maternity scholarship, even a person that has suspended their studies due to pregnancy is considered a student.
A maternity scholarship will be admitted on the basis of a written request.
Steps to submit a request:
- download the form,
- fill it out,
- assure that it is signed and
- deliver it to the faculty/Institute of Management study department with the following documents:
- doctor's note stating that you are 27 weeks before your due date (template is attached to the form)
- confirmation from Sociálna poisťovňa (social insurance instituion) that you have no other claim to maternity benefits (template is attached to the form)
- copy of ID, or a document stating you have permanent residence in Slovakia
The decision to grant a maternity scholarship lies with the dean of the relevant faculty, or the Rector in the case of the Institute of Management.
The sum granted is 200 € per month, and is granted to the student in that amount to a bank account registered in Slovakia, the number of which is added by the student through AIS.
Scholarship is granted from the first day of the calendar month in which a request was submitted. Even if the conditions for the scholarships were met for a part of that month, the scholarship will be granted for the full month. Scholarship is granted for the months of July and August.
Claim to the scholarship ends
- establishment of a parental allowance after the birth of a child (same child that the student received a maternity scholarship for)
- establishment of other maternity benefits
- termination of pregnancy
- termination of studies
The student is responsible for letting the study department/Institute of Management know if she has lost the claim to a manternity scholarship, in the time period of ten days.
If a person has been given both a maternity scholarship and maternity benefits, the scholarship must be returned for the length of the relevant time period.
For the purpose of proving a claim to a maternity scholarship, STU is allowed to process personal data (in the scope of granting such a scholarship) even without direct consent of the student.