Study In Czech Republic - Requirements,Tuition Fees,Cost of Living & Universities

This is a comprehensive guide on studying in Czech Republic as an international student. This detailed post will give you all the necessary information you will need about studying in Czech Republic as an international student. It will answer most frequently asked questions such as


How to study in Czech Republic

Why study in Czech Republic

Cost of studying in Czech Republic

Universities in Czech Republic for international students

Cost of living in Czech Republic for international students

How to get a visa to study in Czech Republic

How to apply and study in Czech Republic

Tuition fees to study in Czech Republic

Applying to study in Czech Republic


The main requirement for applying for a bachelor’s degree in the Czech Republic is the completion of a full secondary general education. If you apply for a master’s degree, you will be assessed based on your undergraduate qualification; if you apply for a doctoral degree (PhD), you’ll be expected to have completed a relevant master’s degree.

Students may apply for several courses at various institutions and faculties. The deadline for submitting applications is usually the end of February or March. Most higher education institutions offer the option of applying in electronic form, online. At most universities, applicants are required to sit entrance examinations, which are usually held between June and September.

Assessment methods vary from university to university, and also depend on the field of study. The European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) is used by most universities in the Czech Republic, making it easier for students to transfer course credits both within the country and also more widely within Europe.

Applying to universities in Czech Republic

Selecting Universities:

Selecting universities is a very time consuming and important process not only from the admission point of view but also because applying to universities is very expensive. Hence it has to be restricted to around 6 or 8 universities which are best matched for your requirements.

The best university for you may not be the famous ones, but those that offer you your field of study as well as meet the other criteria important to you.

Requesting Application Forms:

There are two ways to get application forms:

1. Requesting Application Forms via email : You can request application forms from the universities website. Most universities have a form on their website which can be completed online to request application material.

2. Downloading from the university website : Many universities have a downloadable and ready to print versions of their application forms on the net. These can be used for applying just as regular forms.

Application Requirements:

Once you start receiving application forms and material, go through the material in detail and check the application deadline, minimum scores required in the standardized tests, recommendation letters needed and other such information.

Tabulate all these requirements and compare them with your objectives and group the universities under three categories :

1. Schools that seem to match your requirements

2. Schools that are not suited to your needs

3. Schools that do not completely fit in any of the above two categories

Recommendation letters:

Many universities have their own format and questions that have to be answered by the person who is giving the letter of recommendation on your behalf. Letters, which do not give enough information, can jeopardize a candidate’s chances of selection.

School records/Academic transcript:

The transcripts of your academic record are absolutely essential to the evaluation of your academic abilities. Your official transcript or academic record is the objective part of your application. Academic records greatly vary from one education system to the other. Systems of evaluation or grading and the formats used to present this information also differ widely.

Undergraduate : Students who are applying for a Bachelor program or any other undergraduate course would be required to submit a secondary school report and transcripts (report cards) of the final exams. The report form should be filled out by a school official like the principal, counselor or headmaster. This form should introduce you in the context of your whole school experience in relationship to the other students in your class. Admission committees will be interested in learning how you have performed in your own educational system. The school report should talk about your accomplishments and provide a statement of your chances for success in university-level studies.

Graduate : Students applying for Graduate courses (MBA, MS etc) are required to submit an official transcript from each college or university that they have attended after secondary school with complete details of the subjects, credits involved and other details like correspondence courses, diplomas etc. Most universities ask for the transcript to be sealed in an envelope and signed and attested across the seal by the registrar. This procedure is to be done for each and every college that you have attended. Some universities may ask for more than one transcripts but most require only one.

Tuition fees and cost of studying in Czech Republic


The cost of studying in Czech Republic actually depends on the specific school you attend. All the universities and colleges in Czech  Republic have different tuition fees.

Czech Republic is one of the countries that offer free university education to everybody including international students, but to make use of this opportunity you have to be ready to learn the Czech Republic language because all the universities in Czech Republic use their language as the official means of communication.

For students who want to learn in Czech Republic using English or want to attend private universities,the tuition fees for international students is about US$4,500 per year. Some private universities in Czech Republic can charge up to US$15,000 per year depending on the course of study. Courses such as medicine and dentistry are the most expensive compared to other courses.

All students which includes students studying for free or paid are expected to pay administration fees which is always used for student body activities. The administration fees is always about US$300 per semester.

The cost of living in Czech Republic for international students is cheap compared to other advanced European countries, with about $800 all students expenses which includes accommodation,transport,food,entertainment can be covered. It should be noted that the cost of living in Czech Republic also depends on the lifestyle and spending habit of a student.


Accommodation in the major cities are always more expensive than accommodations outside the city,so students should get an apartment based on their budget. To make it cheaper,students can rent a good apartment in the city and share it with each other so as to cut down the costs.


Part time jobs are available in Czech Republic for interested students,but to work in Czech Republic as an international student you must get a work permit from the immigration service to be legally allowed to do so.

Cost of living in Czech Republic according to expatistan



            Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district  148 Kč

            Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar)   133 Kč

            500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast           77 Kč

            1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk   21 Kč

            12 eggs, large   46 Kč

            1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 45 Kč

            500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese  84 Kč

            1 kg (2 lb.) of apples    28 Kč

            1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 19 Kč

            0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket  16 Kč

            1 bottle of red table wine, good quality  134 Kč

            2 liters of Coca-Cola    32 Kč

            Bread for 2 people for 1 day     16 Kč


            Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area        22,870 Kč

            Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area            16,175 Kč

            Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat     3,825 Kč

            Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area        15,686 Kč

            Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area            11,153 Kč

            Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio      2,376 Kč

            Internet 8 Mbps (1 month)        413 Kč

            40” flat screen TV        11,495 Kč

            Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands)            2,260 Kč

            Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.)         225 Kč

            Hourly rate for cleaning help      166 Kč


            1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar)     2,697 Kč

            1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers)  962 Kč

            1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands)         2,056 Kč

            1 pair of men’s leather business shoes    2,249 Kč


            Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new  495,714 Kč

            1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas           30 Kč

            Monthly ticket public transport  543 Kč

Personal Care  

            Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands)      144 Kč

            1 box of antibiotics (12 doses)  165 Kč

            Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes)          575 Kč

            1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 72 Kč

            Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.)      80 Kč

            Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 88 Kč

            4 rolls of toilet paper     31 Kč

            Tube of toothpaste        52 Kč

            Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city  329 Kč


Visa to study in Czech Republic

To study in Czech Republic as an international student, you will need a Czech Republic visa. Below are the requirements and process of getting a Czech visa.

What documents will be required?

– All applications must be made in person. Postal applications will not be accepted.

– Please note that only applications with all of the supporting documents as specified below will be accepted.

– In some cases further documents and guarantees will be required with your application, e.g. return airplane ticket, sponsorship letter, invitation from your business partner in the Czech Republic, etc.

– All original documents have to be presented with a photocopy. You won’t be able to make them once you are inside the premises. Otherwise the originals will not be returned.

– Each applicant needs to present a separate application form and a separate set of documents.

– Applicants can apply up to 3 months before planned travel, but at least 15 days before planned travel.

1 – An original application form completed legibly and signed by the applicant or the legal guardian for children. (Each child endorsed in a passport and also travelling needs to present a separate application form with a photograph and birth certificate.)

2 a) – A passport valid for at least 90 days beyond the validity of the requested visa (with a blank visa page to affix the visa sticker).Passport must be issued within the last 10 years.

2 b) – and also a photocopy of your passport (only the data page with your photograph, signature and passport validity

3 – One recent passport photograph (please attach your photograph with glue, do not staple).

4 – Proof of your current occupation or your student status (either a recent original letter from your employer, solicitor, Company House or Chamber of Commerce or for students a recent original letter from your school, college or university. Please note that pay slips, work contracts and Student ID cards are not accepted).

5 – Proof of sufficient financial funds to cover the cost of your intended stay, e.g. a recent bank statement with your name, amounting to a minimum of GBP 30.00 for each day of your stay, traveller´s cheques, a credit card, etc. Please note that cash is no acceptable proof.

6 – Proof of valid travel insurance (including Terms and Conditions) covering medical expenses, including emergency hospital treatment and repatriation, for the entire duration of your stay in the Schengen area, also mentioning name of the person, period of cover and medical coverage (minimum GBP 20,000). A policy number only is not sufficient.

7 – Alternatively, you can submit a Letter of Invitation certified by the Alien and Border Police in the Czech Republic as proof of financial funds and travel insurance.

8 – Proof of accommodation for your entire stay in the Schengen area.

9 – The applicable visa fee.

10 – If you wish to have the passport returned by mail, pre-paid self-addressed Special Delivery Envelope.


Schengen – Short Term Visa:

Schengen (short-term) visas, i.e. airport transit visas and visas for stay up to 90 days are issued by diplomatic missions. Schengen (short-term) visa issued by a diplomatic mission of the Czech Republic or of another Schengen state entitles its holder to stay in the territory of the Czech Republic/Schengen area for the period indicated in the visa. Holder of a Schengen (Short-term) visa can stay on the territory of the Czech Republic, unless the Czech Republic has been excluded from the territorial validity of the visa.

Schengen area is formed by the following states:

Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Iceland, Italy, Lithuania, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Hungary, Malta, Germany, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Austria, Greece, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

List and ranking of all universities in Czech Republic

This is the list and ranking of all the universities in Czech Republic. The ranking is based on the quality of education each of the university provides and also the available academic and social facilities in the university. So below is the list of the of all the universities in Czech Republic and their ranking.


Rank    University         Location

1          Univerzita Karlova

Prague ...

2          Masarykova univerzita

Brno ...

3          Ceské vysoké ucení technické v Praze

Prague ...

4          Vysoké ucení technické v Brne


5          Vysoká škola ekonomická v Praze

Prague ...

6          Západoceská Univerzita v Plzni


7          Univerzita Palackého v Olomuci


8          Vysoká škola bánská-Technická univerzita Ostrava

Ostrava ...

9          Ceska zemedelska univerzita v Praze


10        Jihoceská univerzita v Ceských Budejovicích

Ceske Budejovice ...

11        Mendelova univerzita v Brne

Brno ...

12        Univerzita Tomáše Bati ve Zlínì

Zlín ...

13        Univerzita J.E. Purkyne v Ústí nad Labem

Ústí nad Labem

14        Vysoká škola chemicko-technologická v Praze


15        Technická Univerzita v Liberci


16        Ostravská Univerzita v Ostrave


17        Univerzita Pardubice

Pardubice ...

18        Univerzita Hradec Králové

Hradec Králové

19        Veterinární a farmaceutická univerzita Brno


20        Slezská univerzita v Opave

Opava ...

21        Akademie vytvarnych umeni v Praze


22        Akademie múzických umìní v Praze

Prague ...

23        Vysoká škola financní a správní


24        University of New York in Prague


25        Janáckova akademie múzických umení v Brne


26        Vysoká škola umeleckoprumyslová v Praze


27        Bankovní institut vysoká škola

Prague ...

28        Metropolitní univerzita Praha

Prague ...

29        Vysoká škola podnikání a práva

Prague ...

30        Vysoká škola ekonomie a managementu


31        Vysoká škola technická a ekonomická v Ceských Budejovicích

Ceske Budejovice

32        Škoda Auto Vysoká škola

Mladá Boleslav ...

33        Anglo-americká vysoká škola, o.p.s.


34        Vysoká škola hotelová v Praze


35        CEVRO Institut

Prague ...

36        Univerzity Jana Amose Komenského


37        Unicorn College


38        B.I.B.S. a.s.


39        Newton College

Brno ...

40        Academia Rerum Civilium

Kutna Hora

41        Soukromá vysoká škola ekonomických studií


42        Vysoká škola polytechnická Jihlava


44        Vysoká škola obchodní v Praze


45        Vysoká škola evropských a regionálních studií, o. p. s.

Ceske Budejovice ...

46        Vysoká škola telesné výchovy a sportu Palestra


47        Vysoka škola logistiky o.p.s.

Prerov ...

48        Architectural Institute in Prague


49        Akademie STING


50        Soukromá vysoká škola ekonomická Znojmo


51        Moravská vysoká škola Olomouc


52        Filmová akademie Miroslava Ondrícka v Písku


53        Evropský polytechnický institut


54        Vysoká škola Karla Engliše


55        Západomoravská vysoká škola Trebíc


56        Vysoká škola obchodní a hotelová Brno


57        Vysoká škola regionálního rozvoje


58        Vysoká škola mezinárodních a verejných vztahu Praha


59        Vysoká škola Karlovy Vary

Karlovy Vary

60        Vysoká škola zdravotnická


61        AKCENT College


62        Pražská vysoká škola psychosociálních studií


63        Literární akademie Josefa Škvoreckého


64        Vysoká škola aplikovaného práva


65        Vysoká škola sociálne správní


66        Art and Design Institut


67        Vysoká škola aplikované psychologie


Courses you can study at universities in Czech Republic

Accounting and Finance

Aeronautical engineering

Manufacturing engineering






Art and Design

Oral science


Biological sciences


Business management

Chemical engineering


Civil engineering

Ancient history

Mass communication

Computer science


Creative writing






Electrical engineering


Film making

Food science


General engineering






Material technology


Mechanical engineering

Medical technology












Veterinary medicine

List of items to pack while going to study in Czech Republic

In your carry-on bag

           Cell phone and charger

           Boarding pass(es)

           Cash (bring American dollars and the currency of your host location or money you can exchange for it—enough to use in case of an emergency, but not more money than you can afford to lose)

           Copy of birth certificate

           Copy of Social Security card

           Credit card (notify your bank that you’ll be abroad before you leave to avoid your account being frozen)

           Debit card


           E-reader or book

           Emergency contact list

           Face wipes


           Hand sanitizer


           Health insurance card


           Prescription medication(s) you usually take (make sure you bring enough refills to last your entire trip—but future prescriptions can go in your checked luggage)

           School ID

           Spare outfit (in case your luggage gets lost or delayed)

           State ID

           Student visa

           Travel itinerary

           Travel pillow

           Travel tickets (if you’re taking a train or other transport after your plane lands)



           Acne medication/cream

           Face lotion/moisturizer


           Mini shampoo & conditioner (until you get the chance to get full-sized bottles in your new country)

           Mouthwash (small)

           Soap (mini bottle if you're using body wash)





           Bobby pins


           Contacts, solution and case (again, make sure you have all the contacts you'll need for your time abroad)

           Glasses and glasses case

           Hair ties



           Nail clipper




           Tampons and pads



You will likely have the opportunity to do laundry on your trip, and you'll be able to purchase detergent in your host country.

           Downy Wrinkle Release spray

           Linens/towels (if your housing doesn’t have them)

           Portable stain remover pen

           Travel sheet (for hostels)


           Athletic sneakers (1)

           Bathing suits (1-2)

           Boots (1-2)

           Bras (2 sports bras, 2 regular bras, 1 strapless/convertible bras)

           Casual dresses (2)

           Everyday comfortable shoes (1-2)

           Flats (1)

           Flip-flops (1)

           Formal outfit (1-2)

           Gloves (1, if weather appropriate)

           Going-out outfit (3-5)

           Hat (1)

           Heavier coat for colder climates (1)

           Heels (1-2)

           Jacket (2; a light one and one for colder weather, if applicable)

           Jeans (2, one black & one blue)

           Jewelry (remember that bringing jewelry to another country is always a risk; don’t bring anything too valuable!)

           Leggings (1-3)

           Long-sleeve shirts (3-5)

           Pajamas (2-3)

           Pants (1-2 nice pairs)

           Purse (1-2)

           Raincoat (1)

           Scarf (1)

           Short-sleeve shirts (5-7)

           Shorts (2-4, if weather appropriate)

           Skirts (1-2)

           Socks (14)

           Sweaters (3-5)

           Sweatshirt (2)

           T-shirts (3-5)

           Tank tops (3-5)

           Underwear (14)

           Watch (1)

           Workout clothes (2-5)


Remember that most of your electronic items will need an outlet converter in order to work!

           Camera (remember your case and USB cords)

           Cell phone (keep in mind that you’ll be able to buy an international phone when you arrive at your destination)

           Chargers (laptop, phone, camera, e-reader, etc.)

           Flash drive



           Laptop case

           Outlet adapters (2-3)

           USB cable


           Adhesive bandages

           Allergy medicine

           Birth control

           Cold and flu medicine

           Eye drops

           Motion sickness medicine

           Over-the-counter pain medicine



           Backpack (small)

           Gift for your host family (bring something that they couldn’t get in their own country, like memorabilia from your hometown)


           Language dictionary


           Playing cards

           Travel guide

           Umbrella (small)

Benefits of studying abroad in Czech Republic or any other study abroad destination

1. See the World

The biggest reason you should consider a study abroad program is the opportunity to see the world . By studying abroad, you will experience a brand-new country with incredible new outlooks, customs and activities. The benefits of studying abroad include the opportunity to see new terrains, natural wonders, museums and landmarks of your host nation.

2. Education

Another reason you might consider studying abroad is for the chance to experience different styles of education. By enrolling in a study abroad program, you’ll have the chance to see a side of your major that you may not have been exposed to at home.

You’ll find that completely immersing yourself in the education system of your host country is a great way to really experience and understand the people, its traditions, and its culture. Education is the centerpiece of any study abroad trip—it is, after all, a study abroad program—and choosing the right school is a very important factor.

3. Take in a New Culture

Many students who choose to study abroad are leaving their home for the first time. When they arrive in their new host country, they are fascinated by the distinct cultural perspectives. When you study abroad you will find incredible new foods, customs, traditions, and social atmospheres.

You will find that you have a better understanding and appreciation for the nation’s people and history. You will have the opportunity to witness a completely new way of life.

4. Hone Your Language Skills

Chances are if you’re planning on studying abroad, one of the major draws is the opportunity to study a foreign language. Studying abroad grants you the opportunity to completely immerse yourself in a new language, and there is no better way to learn than to dive right in.

In addition to the considerable language practice you will get just in day to day life, your host university will likely offer language courses to provide you with a more formal education. Immerse yourself in a new culture and go beyond a purely academic experience

5. Career Opportunities

When you finish your study abroad program and return home, you will return with a new perspective on culture, language skills, a great education, and a willingness to learn. Needless to say, all of these are very attractive to future employers.

Many students find that they love their host country so much that they decide to seek work there. If you can relate, you will find that a local education will be very valuable when searching for a potential job in that country

6. Find New Interests

If you are still questioning why to study abroad, you should know that studying in a different country offers many new activities and interests that you may never have discovered if you’d stayed at home. You might find that you have an as-yet undiscovered talent for hiking, water sports, snow skiing, golf, or various other new sports you may never have tried back home.

You’ll also have the chance to discover other new and exciting forms of entertainment. Plays, movies, dancing, nightclubs, and concerts are just a few activities that you can enjoy.

7. Make Lifelong Friends

One of the biggest benefits of studying abroad is the opportunity to meet new lifelong friends from different backgrounds. While studying abroad, you will attend school and live with students from your host country. This gives you the opportunity to really get to know and create lasting relationships with your fellow students.

After the study abroad program ends, make an effort stay in contact with your international friends. In addition to rewarding personal relationships, these friends can also be important networking tools later down the road.

8. Personal Development

There is nothing quite like being on your own in a foreign country. You might find that studying abroad really brings out your independent nature. Students who study abroad become explorers of their new nation and really discover the curiosity and excitement that they harbor.

A benefit to studying abroad is the opportunity to discover yourself while gaining an understanding of a different culture. Being in a new place by yourself can be overwhelming at times, and it tests your ability to adapt to diverse situations while being able to problem solve.

9. Graduate School Admissions

Like future employers, graduate school admissions boards look very highly on study abroad experiences. Students that study abroad display diversity and show that they aren’t afraid to seek out new challenges or put themselves in difficult situations.

Most importantly, students who have studied abroad show just how committed they are to their education. Graduate schools regularly look for candidates who will bring a unique aspect to their university. Students who have studied abroad have shown that they have the curiosity and educational acumen to be a leader in graduate school.

10. Life Experience

Why study abroad? For most students, this time may be the only opportunity they ever get to travel abroad for a long period of time. Eventually you will find a job and career, and the opportunity to study abroad may turn out to be a once in a life time opportunity.

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