Prague, also called the ‘City of a Hundred Spires’, based on a count by 19th-century mathematician Bernard Bolzano. However, today's count is estimated by the Prague Information Service at 500 spires across the city. Other names for Prague include: the Golden City, the Mother of Cities and the Heart of Europe.
Prague is the most populous city in Czech Republic – averaging about 1.3 million residents and covers some 192 square miles (496 km2). Prague is one of the richest regions in Europe and the 14th biggest city in Europe. If a historical important city sounds exciting, then Prague might be the perfect study abroad destination for you.
There are about 6 colleges and universities in Prague. To explore some of Prague colleges and universities, click on the university names below, or visit our ‘Study in Czech Republic’ page.
Czech is the main language of instruction in Czech Republic. Students interested in studying in Prague do not have to be able to show proof of Czech proficiency, in most of the cases. There are many opportunities to learn the Czech language at summer schools, in preparatory courses and language courses organised by Czech centers abroad. However, if you consider enroling in an international degree programme, you don’t need to take one of these language courses, but it is recommended to learn at least some Czech for everyday life.
Prague is like no other European capital and has an interesting historical background. The cost of living is lower than in many other European capitals and offers a diverse and rich culture. If you want to combine your education with a profound city, Prague might be your perfect study destination.
Safety is an important point to consider when studying abroad. According to the current Numbeo Safety Index, Prague has a score of 75.80 – ranking it at number 38 of 427 cities globally for safety.
Prague is best known for its long history and many historical buildings. For example, the Charles University was the first university in Central Europe during the 14th century. The city offers architectural highlights, classical music sessions, breathtaking views, historical gardens and also many breweries and bars. Prague holds something for everyone and we are sure you will find your place.
The cost of living can play a major factor in deciding where to study. Aside from tuition fees, students should consider the local cost of living – including items like housing, food, and social life. According to the current Numbeo Cost of Living Index, Prague has a score of 51.96 – ranking it at number 343 of 567 cities globally for the cost of living (the higher the ranking, the more expensive the cost of living is).
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