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Study in Czech Republic

  • The Czech Republic is situated in the heart of Europe which gives its residents a perfect chance to easily explore the rest of the continent. Besides the neighboring countries – Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Poland – once you study in the Czech Republic, you are only a few hours away from Hungary, Switzerland, Italy or Slovenia. Plus, the Schengen Area comprising 26 European states has a common visa policy, which makes crossing borders even easier!
  • QS World Rankings universities available
  • Low Tuition fees No Requirement of IELTS
  • Education gap / backlogs accepted
  • Low living cost
  • Good employment possibilities
  • Stay back options possible
  • Erasmus+ available

Education System in the Czech Republic

Education System in the Czech Republic

A bachelor’s degree program is for four years in Czech, while a master’s or doctorate can vary between one and four years. Students can also choose from a long list of internationally recognized qualifications and specializations based on what they are interested in.

Intakes

Intakes

  • The Czech Republic's main intake for university admission is in September. The winter semester usually starts in September and ends in February, while the summer semester starts by the end of February and ends in June

Popular Programs

Popular courses

There are a lot of popular programs for international students to choose from in the Czech Republic. These include engineering, economics, agriculture, and language studies. The country is home to both a top-ranked technical university and Charles University, the oldest university in Central Europe.

The Bachelor in International Relations program at Metropolitan University Prague is a popular choice for international students who want to study abroad in the Czech Republic. The 3-year study program provides students with expertise in the field of international relations and prepares them for careers in politics, diplomacy and media.

International students who want to take Master's or Doctoral programs at programs taught in English or in another foreign language!

Tuition Fees and Living costs

Tuition and Living costs

For studies in English or any other foreign language, public as well as private institutions charge tuition fees starting at approximately 1000 EUR per semester. Furthermore, public institutions may charge non-refundable registration fees of approximately 20 EUR (500 CZK) following the rules as set forth by the Czech Republic Higher Education Act, while private institutions are free to decide the amount of registration fees payable by students.

Living costs are approx 7000 Euros per year

Scholarships

Scholarships

There are many university level scholarships available to students, which can be researched on the respective university and program websites.

Some of the other major scholarship possibilities for Indian students are:

ERASMUS+ PROGRAMME 

DURATION: from 12 to 24 months 

ELIGIBLE COUNTRIES: worldwide

LEVEL: Master

Erasmus+ is the EU's program to support education, training, youth and sport. It brings funding opportunities to students from all over the world:

Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees (EMJMD) are excellent study programmes run by international consortia of higher education institutions. With EMJMD, you can receive a full degree scholarship for such a Master-level international study programme. Czech universities are involved in several Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees.

SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS UNDER BILATERAL INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS

DURATION: from 2 to 10 months

Eligible Countries: Albania, Austria (Aktion), Bulgaria, China, Egypt, Estonia, France, Georgia, Germany (DAAD), Germany (Bavaria), Greece, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Republic of North Macedonia, Malta, Mexico, Mongolia, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan. 

LEVEL: Bachelor, Master, and Doctoral

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport annually offers scholarships to foreign nationals within the framework of intergovernmental exchange programs arranged with a number of countries. These scholarships can only be given to people who have been officially recommended by the right authorities in eligible countries. These people are in charge of getting the applications, setting the deadline for them, and running the process for picking the winners. These can be Czech embassies in other countries, education ministries, or other groups that work in the education field.

This type of scholarship is for college students, college graduates, and Ph.D. candidates who want to study or do research at one of the public universities in the Czech Republic. The period of a scholarship usually ranges from 2 to 10 months.

Student Accommodation

Student Accommodation

There are many places for international students to live in the Czech Republic, such as university dorms and private apartments. Prices for housing range from CZK 16214 to CZK 23900 per month, including all bills, depending on where it is and how good it is. The average cost of living, including meals, accommodation, public transport, and extracurricular activities, is estimated to be between $350 and 750 per month. Prices can vary, though, depending on where you live, how you live, where you stay, and how much you spend.

The country is known for its affordable cost of living and high-quality education, making it a popular destination for international students.The country is popular with international students because it is known for having a low cost of living and good education.

To book your off campus student accommodation in the Czech Republic, contact us.

Top study locations

  • The best places to study in the Czech Republic are the capital city of Prague, Liberec, Brno, and Olomouc. The country has 61 colleges and universities in more than 20 cities.

Entry Criteria for Admissions

Entry Criteria for Admissions

If you have successfully completed upper secondary studies in one of the signatory countries of the Lisbon Convention, are in possession of a valid school leaving certificate and qualify for higher education studies in your home country, you may also qualify for higher undergraduate education studies in the Czech Republic. However, you are requested to prove your level of Czech language and/or English or other foreign language depending on the language of instruction of your course/study program. In some cases, you may also need to take more classes or even take and pass tests to get in.

If you want to get into a master's program at a university in the Czech Republic, you must have a relevant bachelor's degree or a degree that is the same as a bachelor's.

If you want to do doctoral studies at a school in the Czech Republic, you must have a relevant diploma or master's degree program.

The minimum GPA is 3.0 out of 4.0 for master’s and 2.5 for bachelor’s programs.

If you want to apply to a study program or course for foreign students where the language of instruction is not Czech, you do not need to know how to speak Czech. If your study program or course is taught in English or any other foreign language, you may be required to prove your level of command of the foreign language. Check with your university to see if your studies of a foreign language are enough to meet this requirement.

Documents for Admissions

Documents for Admissions

  • Bachelor’s programs
  • Passport
  • Diploma with a notarized translation
  • Completed application in electronic and paper form
  • Transcript with grades, subjects, and number of hours/credits Motivation letter
  • IELTS 5.0 or TOEFL iBT 62 language certificates for programs in English, or CCE-B2 for studies in Czech
  • Masters Programs
  • Passport
  • Bachelor's degree with a notarized translation
  • Transcript with grades, subjects, and number of hours/credits
  •  Completed application in electronic and paper form
  • Motivation letter
  • Resume 'IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL iBT 80 language certificates for programs in English, or CCE-B2 for studies in Czech 

Nostrification

Documents for Admissions

Legalization of a diploma or certificate upon admission to the Czech Republic is not required, but their academic recognition, or nostrification (nostrifikace), is needed.

Post Study Work Rights

Post Study Work Rights

International students who have graduated from a Czech Ministry of Education-approved university are eligible to apply for a long-term permit that will let them look for work or start their own business in the Czech Republic. The foreign students are required to get a work permit, and they have to submit it in person or through another person, along with a written attorney, in any regional office of the public employment service. The administrative fees for the permit reach about 500 Czech koruna.

Exchange students or those studying in a distance mode  are allowed to work without an employment permit if they are up to the age of 26 and their performance of work does not exceed 7 consecutive calendar days or a total of 30 days within a calendar year.

Many students in the Czech Republic work and study at the same time, having a part-time job or summer job is very common.

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