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Study in Czech Republic

Everything you need to know about studying in Czech Republic as an international student.

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Why study in the Czech Republic?

Emerging from the breakup of Czechoslovakia in 1993, the Czech Republic has fast become a favorite destination for international students across the world.

It offers students a stunning backdrop of history and culture, and has a wealth of excellent universities to choose from. Capital Prague is one of Europe’s most popular educational destinations, and the country offers affordable undergraduate degrees and a low cost of living with a high quality of life.

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What are the best programs in Czech Republic?

You can study for degrees at all levels in the Czech Republic in a wide variety of subjects. Like much of Europe, bachelor’s degrees in the Czech Republic last either three of four years.

After completing your undergraduate or bachelor’s qualifications, you can choose to continue your education with a master’s (MA or MSc) degree, which can last between 1 and 3 years, depending on the subject.

There’s a variety of institutions available to international students in the Czech Republic, including specialist business schools, medical universities and engineering universities.

Whether you’re looking to study for a bachelor’s, master’s, MBA or PhD, Studee can help you find the perfect place to study abroad.

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  4. Enrollment & travel advice

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What is the cost of studying in the Czech Republic?

Tuition fees for international students in the Czech Republic vary depending on the course and university you choose, but you could pay up to $22,000 for a bachelor’s degree program. If you live in the Czech Republic, you can study for free in one of the country’s public universities.

Living costs in the Czech Republic are considered affordable compared to the rest of Europe, and you could expect to pay up to $750 a month on things like accommodation, food and transport as a student.

Key facts

  • Czech koruna Kč Currency
  • 311,000 Student population
  • Czech Language
  • 68 Universities

Where can you study in the Czech Republic?

The country's capital, Prague, is the education center of the Czech Republic and many of the country’s largest and best universities are located here. It’s also one of Europe’s most popular tourist destinations, and offers students a wealth of cultural attractions.

However, there is a lot more to see beyond the Danube and famous castle in Prague, and studying outside the capital is likely to be cheaper. Going to university in the Czech Republic is your opportunity to study in this young but historically rich country.

Universities in Czech Republic

What are the requirements to study in the Czech Republic?

Qualifications

You’ll need a certificate of graduation from a secondary school, high school diploma or equivalent to apply for a Bachelor’s degree in the Czech Republic. There may also be other entry requirements for each specific university or program, so check exactly what these are before applying.

English language tests

If you want to study in English in the Czech Republic, you’ll probably be asked to prove your English language proficiency when you apply. You need to have completed a TOEFL or IELTS certification, so check with the university when you apply to see if one is preferred, and what score they want.

Czech Republic student visa

Non-EU students will need to apply for a student visa through the Czech embassy in their home country.

You should check with the embassy for more details, but the processing time is normally around three to four months.

If you’re an EU citizen, you can study in the Czech Republic without a visa providing you can demonstrate the following:

  • You are studying for more than three months
  • You have sufficient income or savings to support yourself during your studies
  • You are enrolled at an approved or accredited institution
  • You have comprehensive health insurance

You will then need to report to the Foreign Police Department nearest to your accommodation. Your accommodation provider may inform the police of your presence for you.