Why should I study in Czech Republic?

The country of ancient castles, monasteries and stately mansions...

How to Study in the Czech Republic

With now, more than 10,500,000 inhabitants the population of the Czech Republic is one of the fastest growing populations in Europe. A large part of the population lives in the capital Prague, which some people call the “Golden City”. The Czech Republic is very famous for their beer and food, but also for their over 2,000 castles! If you decide to study in the Czech Republic, you should take the chance and visit some of them!

The Czech higher education system

The Czech higher education system contains two different types of higher education institutions (HEIs): universities and universities of applied sciences. As in other European countries, there are bachelor, master, and doctoral degrees. If you would like to have further information about the higher education system of the Czech Republic, you can read here.

At the moment there are 71 Czech higher education institutions. A lot of them are located in and around Prague. 43 of the Czech higher education institutions are private institutions. The Czech Republic is more and more interesting for international students: about 43,000 students from abroad are studying there; this means that more than every tenth Czech student is from abroad.

Czech Republic’s Higher Education System in International Comparison

In this section, we highlight the overall performance of Czech universities on the institutional level per U-Multirank dimension. The table below shows the national breakdown of Czech universities and how they stand across the spectrum of above average (receiving a score of ‘A’ (very good) or ‘B’ (good)), or below average(receiving a score of ‘D’ (below average) or ‘E’ (weak)). In doing so, U-Multirank offers a clear picture of the country’s strengths and areas for improvement. In general, Czech higher education institutions perform strongest in U-Multirank’s international orientation dimension.

National performance: Czech Republic

Percent of all Universities 100% 80% 60% 40% < below Average above > 40% 60% 80% 100% Teaching & Learning 43% 20% Research 34% 40% Knowledge Transfer 57% 26% International Orientation 20% 56% Regional Engagement 41% 44%


How much does it cost to study in the Czech Republic?

In the Czech Republic, all study programmes taught in the Czech language at public universities are free of charge for everyone - regardless of nationality! In fact, some institutions might charge you money for administration or for extending the duration of your studies beyond a certain limit. Additionally, there is a fee for programmes taught in English or another language. For the exact amount of the tuition fee please have a look at the university pages, in general, the fee will be between 0 - 22,350 USD per year. For further information, click here.

What are the entry requirements for Czech Universities?

You may wish to have an overview of all study programmes in the Czech Republic. The database of the Centre for International Cooperation in Education contains a large list of interesting study programmes in the Czech Republic. You will find a lot of necessary information about your studies there, e.g. a contact person or specific entry requirements. In addition, they also provide a map showing all the Czech higher education institutions.

How to get a Scholarship in the Czech Republic?

You may be interested in a financial help for your studies? A scholarship might be a good idea. You can find here some interesting possibilities to support your wish to study in the Czech Republic. 

Do I need a Student Visa for the Czech Republic?

In order to study in the Czech Republic, you might have to apply for a student visa. In general, EU, EEA, and Swiss citizen are excluded from this regulation. They only have to be registered with the Foreign Police Department if they are staying in the Czech Republic for more than 30 days. Therefore, they have to register within 3 days from the date of arrival to the country. 

If you are not an EU, EEA and Swiss citizen, applying for a visa is obligatory. Therefore, you can choose between short-term visas, if you plan a stay up to 90 days, and long-term visas, if you want to stay over 90 days. Students planning to stay for a period longer than twelve months should apply for a long-term visa for study reasons. 

How do Czech Universities fare in U-Multirank?

  • U-Multirank presents data on 18 higher education institutions from the Czech Republic.
  • Czech higher education institutions perform strongest in U-Multirank’s International Orientation dimension.
  • The Czech institutions with the highest number of overall top (‘A’) scores in U-Multirank 2019 are the University of Chemistry and Technology - Prague (9 ‘A’ scores), Tomas Bata University in Zlín (7), the University of West Bohemia (7), Palacky University in Olomouc (6), Mendel University in Brno (6), and the Institute of Technology and Business in České Budějovice (6).


Czech Republic's Higher Education Performance in U-Multirank

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