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Why choose Czech Republic

The Czech Republic is a well-developed country, with a bright economy founded on an export-oriented social market. It is also part of the EU, and share borders with 4 well known European countries. This makes it a wonderful location for international students to study, which they can be employed after studies. The official language is Czech, and thousands of courses are available in English throughout higher education institutions. There is a combination of public and private universities, as well as 2 state institutions. Across these institutions, there are more than 43,000 international students. The Czech Republic has a high quality education system, specialising in Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. It is home to the oldest university in Central Europe, The Charles University in Prague, founded in 1348. Ranked in the top 20 countries in the world for its education system, the Czech Republic is the ideal destination for international students wanting to study abroad!

However, the Czech Republic is actually a country with a unique and interesting history, full of cultural wonders and traditions. Students from all over the world come to the Czech Republic to dwell in the birthplace of Franz Kafka or to viewt wonderful Gothic and Romanesque architecture.
Besides that, it is also a wonderful place to bag your Master’s or Bachelor’s degree. If you’re searching for a great country to explore, located right in the middle of Europe, look no further than the Czech Republic for its great universities and exciting places to visit. Today, the Czech Republic is an increasingly popular destination for international study, with almost 44,000 foreign students currently enrolled at its universities. EU statistics released in 2014 listed it as the 12th most popular destination for Erasmus students in Europe. There are certainly many perks for those choosing to study in the Czech Republic: well-esteemed universities, affordable tuition fees and living costs, and last but not least, a vibrant and colourful cultural life.

Fact About Czech Republic

Capital: Prague
Population: 10.6 million
Language: Czech
Currency: Czech koruna (CZK)
Area size: 78,871 km²
Calling code: +420
Academic year: September to June
Cost of Studying in Czech Republic
Admission and Visa Requirements

Cost of Studying in Czech Republic

International students that will love to study in English will have to pay a tuition fee. This also goes for whether they go to a public, state or private university. These fees can vary between being free, and costing up to $22,350 per year.

Most large universities have their own dormitories. These will valued around $150 per month, depending on the university you choose. For information regarding individual accommodation costs, please refer to your university of choice – links can be found at the bottom of the page. If you choose to stay in private accommodation, costs will be higher. For example, a private room in a flat can cost around $250 per month, and a private flat can cost around $450 per month.
You can buy food at a restaurant from 130 CZK/$5.90, and lunch in a student canteen will cost around 50 CZK/$2.30. There is an International Student Identity Card available for all students. Having this card allows you to get discounts for transport, restaurants and many other exciting things. You should obtain this card from your home country, or you can find more information and apply on their website.

Working during your studies is a great opportunity to save for your education and enjoy your free time. However, students from outside of the EU should be aware that if they are in the Czech Republic on a student visa, paid work cannot be their primary occupation. If you are studying a programme accredited by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport, you will not need an employment permit. If you are on any other programme, you are required to obtain an employment permit and a resident permit, or an Employee Card or Blue Card.
Students coming from an EU country or Switzerland do not need an employment permit, Employee Card or Blue Card in order to gain employment. This also applies to students from outside of the EU who are in the Czech Republic on a student exchange programme such as Erasmus.

Students from an EU country or Switzerland do not have to obtain a student visa to study in the Czech Republic. They do however have a reporting duty if their stay is going to be longer than 30 days. If this is the case, they are to report to the nearest Foreign Police Department. This does not always apply to students staying in student dormitories, but you should check with your university of choice.
Students from countries outside of the EU need to obtain a student visa to be able to study and live in the Czech Republic. There are several different types of visas, and all are appropriate for different situations. You should get a short-term visa if your stay is going to be less than 90 days, and a long term visa if your stay is going to be longer than 90 days. If your studies are going to keep you in the Czech Republic for longer than one year, you should apply for a long-term residence permit for study purposes.
When submitting your application for your visa, you are usually required to include these documents:

  • Application form

  • Letter of acceptance for studies
  • Valid passport and passport photos
  • Proof of financial resources (bank account statement, proof of grant/tuition support or sponsorship etc)</li
  • Valid international health insurance
  • Confirmation of guaranteed accommodation
  • Abstract from the Register of Criminal Records

Some of the above documents need to be translated into Czech language by a translator with an official rubber stamp

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