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Higher education in the Czech Republic, education in Prague

Higher education in the Czech Republic is a fascinating, interesting, productive and, most importantly, useful process. And you need to approach it with great responsibility. Studying abroad can be compared with long-term investment of time, effort, energy and finance, and it will not pay dividends immediately, but will pay off in the future. The only issue is the choice of the university and specialty. After the entry of the Czech Republic to the European Union diplomas public or accredited private universities Ministry of Education granted the status of the European model. Means any Czech university diploma is recognized in all countries of the European Union. 

The advantages of education in the Czech Republic

  • The higher education in the Czech Republic in a state, accredited university taught in Czech language is free both for Czech students and for foreigners. 
  • You have a right to apply for the following scholarships:
    • Accommodation Scholarship «ubytovaci stipendium» - only full-time students may claim the right to this kind of scholarship, usually paid monthly throughout the next academic year (from October till June) in the amount of 500 – 800 CZ.
    • Social Scholarship – usually this type of scholarships is paid once per semester to those students, who are currently in difficult financial situation or in difficult social situation. However, foreign students do not receive this kind of scholarship, because for extension of student visa in the Czech Republic you are obligated to provide a certificate from the bank on the availability of enough funds to live. VISACZ specialists do not recommend you to refute this information.
    • The most common scholarship in the Czech Republic is merit scholarship «prospěchové stipendium”. Excellent students have a right to receive this type of scholarship, which is paid monthly in the amount of 500 – 8000 CZK. In order to obtain merit scholarship, you must have the appropriate average score, which is set by the university. 
    • Motivation Scholarship. The amount of this type of scholarships can reach 30000 CZK, but foreign students receive it rarely because of problems with Czech language, as it is necessary to represent your university in different scientific projects. A scholarship, which is intended to reimbursement of the cultural life activities in university. Participation in scientific projects, conferences, sport competitions. A scholarship, which is intended to reimbursement of the cultural life activities in university. Participation in scientific projects, conferences, sport competitions.
    • A scholarship, which is intended to reimbursement of the cultural life activities in university. Participation in scientific projects, conferences, sport competitions. 

If you are planning to study in a private university in the Czech Republic, then it is important to know that you are also able to receive a scholarship. This can be in a form of a discount for a study programme, grants for research activities or merit scholarship for excellent students. 

  • Czech university diploma gives free access to the labour market in Europe. This means that after getting a diploma from the Czech Republic, you are entitled to get a green card on the basis of your diploma and an employment contract.
  • The quality of higher education in the Czech Republic corresponds to the European standards.
  • The process of education kept pace with new technologies: teaching materials are available in electronic version and lectures are accompanied by multimedia presentations.
  • Diplomas from Czech state universities are highly appreciated by international arena.
  • All students in the Czech Republic have variety of discounts: on public transport (special discount for students until 26 years old), in shops, cafes, theatres and cinemas, in sport complexes. The amount of such discounts can range from 10% up to 50%.
  • There is no age limit in the Czech Republic, so you can go to the university right after finishing a school.
  • In Czech universities, there is an international exchange program for students, called "Erasmus". This program allows students to go to another country from your home university (for one year or for half a year) and to continue free education there. This programme is available for students from second year of study. Furthermore, you will receive a scholarship for living in another country. There is a free participation in Erasmus programme, the programme in the Czech Republic exists from 1998 year. The documents have to be submitted in approximately half a year before the beginning of Erasmus programme. The selection of participants is always completed in your home university by the Department. The final lists will be approved by the European Commission. The financing system depends on the country. For example, Germany and Spain are the second group of countries and the amount of scholarship in these countries consists 400 EUR per month. The scholarship to the first group of countries (Denmark, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Norway, Austria, Sweden, Switzerland, Great Britain) consists 500 EUR per month.
  • The attitude of professors and local residents in the Czech Republic towards foreign students is peaceful.
  • On admission to university in the Czech Republic, a student receives army service draft postponement and a long-term visa.
  • It is possible to work part-time during your university studies and it's all thanks to flexible schedule. Each student creates a schedule for summer or winter semester online and independently.
  • The Czech Republic is a part of the Schengen Area, this means that having a residence permit you can travel in Europe. Besides, it is important to note that after finishing university the foreign students don’t have problems with employment. There are a lot of employers who are interested in Russian native speakers with knowledge of Czech language or English language. Unemployment rate in the Czech Republic is one of the lowest among indicators in Europe.
  • The main problem is learning Czech, but it can be easily solved. It is enough to finish one year Czech language courses and in the future to develop social skills with native speakers during the university studies.
 
A scholarship, which is intended to reimbursement of the cultural life activities in university. Participation in scientific projects, conferences, sport competitions. 
A scholarship, which is intended to reimbursement of the cultural life activities in university. Participation in scientific projects, conferences, sport competitions. 
A scholarship, which is intended to reimbursement of the cultural life activities in university. Participation in scientific projects, conferences, sport competitions. 
A scholarship, which is intended to reimbursement of the cultural life activities in university. Participation in scientific projects, conferences, sport competitions. 
A scholarship, which is intended to reimbursement of the cultural life activities in university. Participation in scientific projects, conferences, sport competitions.A scholarship, which is intended to reimbursement of the cultural life activities in university. Participation in scientific projects, conferences, sport competitions.

Stages of higher education in the Czech Republic

European higher education opens many opportunities for promising, enterprising young people. With the diploma of European sample and knowledge of the language you can found a high-paying job in the labour market. The Czech Republic is famous for its universities that are among the best in Europe: Charles University, Czech Technical University, International Prague University. Czech universities offer a wide range of specialties. True experts in their fields graduated from them. Economists, programmers, engineers, architects, builders, biologists – all these specialties are highly valued and paid for, not only in Europe but also worldwide. In addition, education in Prague – a very prestigious and highly regarded abroad.  
 
In 1998, a law «On Higher Education» was made, which determine the levels of study programmes at higher education:
  • Bachelor's degree (duration 3-4 years). They provide training in various fields, and may be the first step in master’s degree. At the end of the program, students pass the state final examination and defend a diploma. Those who successfully passed the test are awarded a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field.
  • Master’s degree (duration 2-3 years after receiving a bachelor’s degree). These programs provide an in-depth study of a selected area, ensure the development of professional skills, intellectual and creative abilities of students. At the end of the program, students must pass a final state examination and defend a diploma. Master’s graduates are awarded the appropriate academic degree “engineer” or “master”.
  • Postgraduate study (duration 2-3 years after receiving a master’s degree). At the end of the program, students defend the scientific work and are awarded a doctorate PhD. 

Tuition fees in Prague

According to the Law №111/98 of January 1, 1999 "On higher education" students studied in the program for a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree and doctorate, do not have any expenditures connected with education in the Czech Republic. 
According to &58 of the Law №111/98 of January 1, 1999 "On higher education", fees may be charged only in the following cases:
  • with the applicant for the work of the commission board (selection committee).
  • students studied in the program for a bachelor’s degree or for a master’s degree, for exceeding the standard period of study; this period is extended by 1 year, public institution of higher education charge for each started month of the extended training.
  • a graduated studied in the bachelor’s program or master’s program, then who trained for another bachelors or master’s program, fee is charged once a year.
  • a foreigner student if he is trained to the appropriate program in any other foreign language (not only in Czech language).
In private universities in Prague cost of studying can vary from 1500 € up to 4000-5000 €. The average cost of tuition in Prague at the Faculty of Management (one of the most accessible and popular among private and public universities) is only 3600 € per year. And the price includes not only the basic class, but also a lot of different additional courses, language, technical, and many others. Learning processes are improving every year, introducing new methods, such as distance education. If after the first year, students will feel sufficiently adapted for further and the almost complete autonomous learning in the distance form, your payment will be 1440 € per year. These prices are approximate. Find more details on the official websites of your favorite universities. In addition, foreigners always have the opportunity to study in Prague on a budgetary basis (for free). 
 
VISACZ will also help you in finding high-quality language courses. We will find for you either courses in private language schools or courses organized by universities. 
In the main article, you can read in details about annual Czech language courses and also about semiannual Czech language courses.
Documents for a student visa to the Czech Republic
 
Documents for a student visa to a student over 18 years
application form;
four photos 3,5*4,5 cm;
study confirmation form;
non-conviction certificate at the place of residnce;
birth certificate (original or notarized copy);
health insurance (amount of coverage – 60.000 €)
a certificate from the bank on the availability of funds (100.000 CZK or 4.000 € (at current exchange rates).
 
 
Documents for a student visa to a student over 18 years
application form
four photos 3,5*4,5 cm;
study confirmation form;
non-conviction certificate at the place of residnce;
birth certificate (original or notarized copy);
health insurance (amount of coverage – 60.000 €);
a certificate from the bank on the availability of funds (65.000 CZK at the rate of euro);
notarized permission from parents to travel abroad;
a marriage certificate of parents. 

Documents for a student visa to the Czech Republic

Documents for a student visa to a student over 18 years
  • application form;
  • four photos 3,5*4,5 cm;
  • study confirmation form;
  • non-conviction certificate at the place of residnce;
  • birth certificate (original or notarized copy);
  • health insurance (amount of coverage – 60.000 €)
  • a certificate from the bank on the availability of funds (100.000 CZK or 4.000 € (at current exchange rates).
Documents for a student visa to a student over 18 years
  • application form
  • four photos 3,5*4,5 cm;
  • study confirmation form;
  • non-conviction certificate at the place of residnce;
  • birth certificate (original or notarized copy);
  • health insurance (amount of coverage – 60.000 €);
  • a certificate from the bank on the availability of funds (65.000 CZK at the rate of euro);
  • notarized permission from parents to travel abroad;
  • a marriage certificate of parents. 

Czech public universities

- Charles University in Prague

- Masaryk University in Brno

- Palacký University in Olomouc

- The University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice

- University of West Bohemia in Pilsen

- The University of J. E. Purkyně in Ústí nad Labem

- University of Ostrava

- University in Hradec Králové

- University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences Brno

- Czech Technical University in Prague

- Brno University of Technology

- The University of Chemistry and Technology in Prague

- Technical University of Ostrava

- Technical University of Liberec

- University of Economics in Prague

- Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague

- Academy of Performing Arts in Prague

- Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design

- Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno

Private Universities in the Czech Republic

- European polytechnical university

- The Institute of Hospitality Management in Prague

- Banking Institute

- High school Karlovy vary

- Academy aliance

- The Private University College of Economic Studies

 

Address:

Prague-1, New Town,
Vodichkova str., 791/41,
110 00, office 312-313
 

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