Robitschek Scholarship

Available to:
  • First-Year
  • International
  • Transfer

The Robitschek Scholarship is awarded to three talented international students who are affiliated with an accredited post-secondary institution in the Czech Republic, have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and have met the English language proficiency requirement for unconditional admission.


The full direct cost of attendance for 2 semesters, round-trip airfare (Prague-Lincoln) and up to a $400 per semester stipend. The Robitschek Scholarship is nonrenewable and is academic term specific.

Application Deadline

March 1

How to Apply

Email the following documents to the Office of Admissions at by March 1.

  • Letter of Interest
  • Resume/Vitae with a mailing address, email and date of birth.
  • Essay responses (1,000 to 1,500 words total, approximately 2 to 3 pages).
  • University transcript(s).
  • English Proficiency scores (TOEFL, IELTS, ACT/SAT or Duolingo).

Applicants are required to complete the essay questions below:

  1. How did you learn about the Robitschek Scholarship?
  2. What is your reason(s) for wanting to study in the United States?
  3. Why do you think you would be successful at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln?
  4. How many years of tertiary education do you need to complete your degree in the Czech Republic, and what degree will you obtain?
  5. What are some of the most important issues today within your field of study?
  6. How might you use academic, work, and/or research opportunities at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln to further your understanding of those issues and contribute to your long-term career goals?
  7. Have you already participated in an academic experience (high school exchange, study abroad, summer language program, etc.) in the United States? If so, how would a year at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln be different, and in what ways would you hope to grow as a student and world citizen?

Application materials should be emailed (.pdf/.doc) to prior to the deadline of March 1.

Finalists will be invited to interview virtually with the selection committee in mid-late March.

Additional Features of the Scholarship

  • Travel from the Czech Republic to the University of Nebraska–Lincoln in Lincoln, Nebraska.
  • Tuition, housing & meal plan, and required fees for two academic semesters—approximately 9 months.
  • Return travel to the Czech Republic from Lincoln, Nebraska.


  • Undergraduate tuition benefits, which cover up to 28 credit hours total for two consecutive semesters, not to exceed 16 credit hours in one semester. Tuition coverage does not apply to correspondence, auditing or summer courses.
  • A $400 credit per semester will be applied toward your University of Nebraska–Lincoln student account to assist with expenditures associated with textbooks, supplies, or miscellaneous fees.
  • Health Insurance and mandatory fees assessed for all undergraduate students are included.
  • Housing & meal plan equivalent to double room seven-day meal plan option within the University of Nebraska Housing system.
  • Air transportation to Lincoln, Nebraska, from the Czech Republic before the start of Fall semester classes.
  • Air transportation to the Czech Republic from Lincoln, Nebraska, following the completion of Spring semester classes.
  • The scholarship does not provide for entertainment or incidental expenses or course supplies exceeding the $400 credit.
  • Selected scholarship recipients are responsible for SEVIS and J-1 visa fees associated with their travel to the United States.

Application Basis

A scholarship committee employs a confidential holistic review process that includes a balanced objective assessment of academic achievement with a subjective final academic review. Top candidates are required to participate in a virtual interview conducted by the Robitschek Scholarship Committee.

Final candidacy is based on demonstrated academic proficiency, English language proficiency, leadership experience, enthusiasm for experiencing American free-market economics and culture, and goals for applying this experience to a future academic and professional career in the Czech Republic.


The Robitschek Scholarship is nonrenewable.


The scholarship is not transferable in part or in whole to any other university or campus, including the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO), the University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK) or the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC). This scholarship will not cover the cost of tuition for classes taken at UNO, UNK or UNMC.

Note: The University of Nebraska does not discriminate based upon any protected status. Scholarships are subject to change each year for new incoming students. As a public tuition benefit under Nebraska State Statute 4-110, individuals awarded these funds must be citizens of the United States or if a qualified alien have been verified as lawfully present in the United States (Nebraska State Statutes 4-111 and 4-112).

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