Study In Czech Republic

Today, over 39,000 foreign students are studying in the Czech Republic. It is an increasingly popular destination for international study and the EU statistics released in 2014 listed the Czech Republic as the 12th most popular destination for Erasmus students in Europe. There are certainly many reasons for choosing the Czech Republic as a study destination: universities with long-standing reputations, unique conception and interesting specializations, affordable tuition fees and living costs, and last but not least, a vibrant and colorful cultural life in the heart of Europe.

Long Tradition of Quality Education

High quality education and research, especially in Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, has a long tradition in the Czech Republic. The Charles University in Prague was founded in 1348 and is the oldest university in the Central Europe. Quality assurance of various activities of higher education institutions belongs to the main priorities of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports.

Diverse Range of Study Programs

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.

Offer For International Students

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 & 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!

Lower Costs of Living

The costs of living in Czech Republic are not as high as the cost in Western Europe and the life is thus more affordable.

How To Apply

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. 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

Application Process

Students should apply directly to the University of their Choice. Universities are independent bodies and have their own requirements and application deadlines. The deadline for submitting applications is usually between February and April. Students may apply for several study programs at various universities and faculties. In general, the application process is as follows: Apply for admission directly to the university of your choice: fill in the application form (universities usually use the system of electronic applications which simply guides the student through the whole procedure; you may be asked to attach specific documents or send these by post)

Pay The Application Fee

The next steps will be communicated to you through the online application system and by a letter/email from the university. For international applicants there are usually no entrance examinations and applicants ‘materials are assessed by an applications committee. If there are entrance examinations, these are mostly held between June and September, earlier for Arts studies. If you have degrees issued abroad and wish to enroll at the university in the Czech Republic, you are required to obtain an official document confirming that your degree is recognized in the Czech Republic.