About Czech Republic

Study abroad in a different country, near the main cultural hubs, where the European lifestyle is intertwined with the historical legacy of the great empires – this is the Czech Republic.

The Czech Republic is a landlocked country situated in the heart of Europe. It is a more precise expression than speaking of the Czech Republic as of a country in the middle of Europe. After all, the heart is not to be found precisely at the center of human body either!

Educational perspective

The high quality and tradition of the Czech education and research is widely recognized, especially when it comes to studying Science, Engineering or Medicine in the Czech Republic. Charles University in Prague, the country’s capital, was founded in 1348 and is the oldest university in Central Europe. The Accreditation Commission and the Czech Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports are responsible for evaluating the quality of various aspects of higher education.

Czech universities offer long-standing reputations, unique conception and interesting specializations. Students can come for a short study visit or to complete their degree in a wide range of traditional as well as newly-emerging disciplines.

Why choose Czech Republic – From a student perspective

Over 43,000 foreign students are studying at Czech higher education institutions and their interest is growing as the offer of study programmes in foreign language (especially in English) is increasing. Czech universities are more and more involved in a wide range of international cooperation activities and programmes taking place in the European Union and other countries.

Studying in the Czech Republic places you in the middle of Europe and gives you a great chance to travel all over the continent and discover countries and places you might otherwise not have the opportunity to visit.

Moreover, according to the Global Peace Index 2018, the Czech Republic ranked the 7th safest country in the world.

Intakes

September & February

Deadlines

The application deadline is mostly between February and April. However, it sometimes varies from one university to another.

Passport validity requirement

A passport valid for three months beyond the length of stay and issued within the past 10 years is required.

Living cost

Living costs in the Czech Republic are considered to be affordable. The average living costs of students range from 300 to 650 Euros per month, including meals, accommodation, public transport and culture. Of course, prices may vary according to your location, accommodation choices, lifestyle, and spending habits.

The Czech Republic is a member of the European Union, but is outside the Eurozone, which means that it does not use the euro as its currency. The Czech currency is the Czech crown (CZK). The current exchange rate is available at the Czech National Bank website. You can exchange your money in a bank, hotel or bureaux de change. Alternatively you can pay with an international banking card or credit card.

After studies – settlement options

After 5 years of continuous residence in the Czech Republic, a foreign national can file an application for permanent residence.