Why Study in Chez Republic ?
Long tradition of quality education
High quality education and research, especially in Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, has a long tradition in the Czech Republic. Quality assurance of various activities of higher education institutions belongs to the main priorities of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports.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.Over 37.000 foreign students are studying at Czech higher education institutions and their interest is growing as the offer of study programs in foreign language (especially in English) is increasing. Czech universities are more and more involved in a wide range of international cooperation activities and programs taking place in the European Union and other countries.
Location in the heart of Europe
Studying in the Czech Republic puts you in the middle of Europe and you have a great chance to discover all European countries and places you might otherwise not have had the opportunity to visit.
Cultural experience and fascinating history
Due to its geographic location the Czech Republic is situated in the intersection of many cultures. The country’s culture was historically formed mainly by Slavonic, German (Austrian) and Jewish influence, which resulted in a rich Central-European culture heritage and lifestyle. The Czech Republic is sure to entertain you in between your studies!
The principal requirement for entering a Bachelor´s or a full Master´s degree program is the completion of a full secondary general education or vocational education with a school-leaving examination. Admission to a follow-up Master´s degree program depends on the completion of the relevant Bachelor´s degree program or its equivalent. Admission to Doctoral studies depends on the successful completion of a Master´s degree program.
The qualification, skills and qualities needed for admission vary from university to university. For full information on entry requirements, please refer directly to the website of the university of your choice.
The minimum entry requirements are as follows:
- Application form
- Copy of secondary school graduation certificate
- Admission fee
- Specific requirements, e.g. CV, motivation letter, portfolio, English proficiency test, scheduled Skype interview with the director of your study program
How You Can Apply ?
Students from countries outside the EU have to turn to the local Czech embassy or consulate and apply for a student visa. Please note, that the whole procedure requires some paperwork and can take up to 60 days, so it is recommended to apply for the visa well in advance.
The regulations for obtaining visas change from time to time, so the information listed here should be considered as guidelines only. You should always consult your local Czech embassy or consulate the website of the Ministry of Interior of the Czech Republic for the latest information regarding visa requirements.
There are short-term visa (for stays up to 90 days) and long-term visa (for stays over 90 days). Students arriving for a period longer than 3 months can also apply for a long-term residence permit for study purposes.
The following documents are mainly required for receiving a student visa or a residence permit:
- Application form
- Letter of acceptance for studies
- Valid passport and passport photos
- Proof of financial resources for the stay (e.g. in the form of a bank account statement or confirmation of Being beneficiary of a grant)
- Confirmation of guaranteed accommodation
- Valid international health insurance
- Abstract from the Register of Criminal Records
Please note that some documents (e.g. the abstract from the Register of Criminal Records) must be translated into Czech language by a translator with an official rubber stamp.
The Foreign Police examines the visa applications and notifies the Czech embassy or consulate to issue the visa.
Registering with the Czech Foreign Police
Registration at the Foreign Police Department is compulsory for all foreign nationals staying in the Czech Republic for more than 30 days. They must register within 3 days from the date of arrival to the country.
- Ministry of Foreign Affairs
- Czech embassies and consulates
- Ministry of the Interior: Information on immigration, Information for schools and students
Most universities in the Czech Republic offer students the possibility of being accommodated in dormitories. Single rooms are rare, so you will probably share the room with a room-mate. The accommodation is usually apartment-type, consisting of two twin rooms with a shared kitchenette, shower and toilet. Rooms are usually equipped with all basic furniture items (bed, desk, chair and shelves). Kitchens are equipped with a cooker, refrigerator, running water and basic kitchen furniture. The rest, like curtains, carpets, blankets, pillows, cleaning equipment, dishes, water boilers, toasters etc., is up to the student.
Information about this kind of accommodation can be found either via the Department of International Relations or via the university´s website. You will either be able to reserve a room by yourself or will be provided further information by the programme coordinator at the university where you will study.
Prices vary but an average monthly fee is around 120 EUR per month in the room with roommates (usually two people living in one room). Prices include bedding and bed linen, access to a shared kitchenette or kitchen and bathroom facilities, and utility costs.
Living in a dorm is a great way to get to know other people and share your experience, as you will meet a lot of students from various backgrounds.
Students can also find their own private accommodation, usually either a room in a shared flat, or a flat. It is common for international students to share bigger flats especially in the city centre. This is a good option to take after you have settled in and know your way around. Own housing has the advantage of choosing your flat mates and the area.
Prices depend on size, location and the equipment of the flat. The rent is about 500-800 EUR per month for a 2–3 bedroom flat. A room in a private flat will cost cca 250 EUR per month. Be prepared to pay a deposit as well. It will be returned to you upon your departure, provided that the accommodation is left in acceptable condition.
Private rooms or flats can be found through newspaper advertisements, websites or real estate agencies. Do not forget to have a look at the notice boards in the university building too. You can also check the following websites to search for private apartments.