About Czech Republic

The Czech Republic boasts the oldest academic institution in Central Europe – the Charles University in Prague, founded in 1348 – and it was Czech students and intellectuals who in 1989 led the Velvet Revolution, which wrested control of government from the socialist regime. As a result, higher education holds a special place in the history of the Czech Republic. Students who choose to study in the Czech Republic have the chance to experience a rich cultural heritage as well as one of the most exciting capital cities in modern Europe.

Higher Education System

The Czech degree structure is similar to that of the United States. Degree programs are as follows:

  • Bachelor’s (3 to 4 years)
  • Master’s (4 to 6 years)
  • Doctoral (usually 3 years)

The country is home to over 70 public and private academic institutions of higher education, and many offer Czech language courses designed specifically for foreign students.

Admission to Czech universities and colleges is available to all students who have completed their secondary education and successfully passed an entrance exam (each institution specifies their own exam). Most Czech institutions have adopted the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System, which allows easy credit and degree transfer to institutions throughout Europe.

Study In The Czech Republic (http://www.studyin.cz/home/) is the government’s promotional site for foreign students. It is an excellent resource which includes downloadable catalogues of every Czech college and university

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Universities & College
  • Charles University in Prague
  • Czech Technical University in Prague
  • Masaryk University
  • University of Economics, Prague
  • Czech University of life science Prague
  • University of Pardubice
  • University of New York in Prague
  • Metropolitan University Prague
  • Tomas Bata University in Zlin
  • University of Ostrava
  • University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague
  • University of West Bohemia
Student Visa Requirements

For visa purposes in the Czech Republic, international students fall into one of three categories. These categories are based on their country of origin and how long they will be staying abroad. It can take months to acquire a visa, so it is important that students understand what is required and, if necessary, apply for their visa months in advance.

EU Students

  • No Visa Required
  • Students should carry a certified E 128 health form or European Health Insurance Card.

Students from countries within the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, or Switzerland do not need a visa to study in the Czech Republic. However, these students are required to present an E 128 health form certified by their home country, or a European Health Insurance Card. EU students will receive necessary and urgent healthcare free-of-charge.

Non-EU Students (less than 90 days)

  • Short-term Visa
  • Private Insurance Required

Non-EU students studying in the Czech Republic for less than 90 days must apply for a visa at their local Czech embassy or consulate. The visa application process can take up to two months, so it’s important that students apply as early as possible. The Czech government recommends bringing these documents when applying:

  • A valid passport and passport photos
  • A letter of acceptance for studies
  • Proof of financial resources for the stay
  • Confirmation of guaranteed accommodation
  • A valid international health insurance plan
  • An abstract from the Register of Criminal Records

Students must acquire supplemental travel insurance before leaving their home country.

Non-EU Students (more than 90 days)

  • Long-term Visa or Resident Permit for studies
  • Private insurance with company licensed to operate in the Czech Republic

Non-EU students studying in the Czech Republic for more than 90 days must apply for a long-term visa at their local Czech embassy or consulate. Students may also apply for a long-term residence permit for study purposes. The application process can take up to two months, so it’s important that students apply as early as possible. Long-term applicants are also encouraged to bring the documents listed above. Students staying more than 90 days must acquire private health insurance from a company licensed by the Czech National Bank. Check with your local Czech embassy or consulate to confirm whether an insurance plan meets these requirements.