With over 35000 international students, Czech Republic is on its way to becoming a popular study destination for international students. The country is home to the oldest academic institution in Central Europe- the Charles University in Prague, founded in 1348. Students that study in the Czech Republic get the opportunity to experience a blend of academic knowledge along with the cultural, traditional norms and value of this medieval country. Students will find that the Czech degree will help them in the future as well.
WHY STUDY IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC?
- Work opportunities: The Czech Republic is home to many international companies and their subsidiaries, so you don’t need to worry about unemployment. Various internships are provided to students based on their educational background, and it is a huge career boost.
- Easy travel: After studying for a long time, you might want to explore. The Czech Republic is centrally located in Europe, thus, making it a high starting point to visit countries and cities.
- Low cost of living: In contrast to other European nations, the cost of living is cheap. Expenses ranging from everyday items to slight luxury items are easily affordable by anyone even with a tight budget. Besides, the Czech Republic issues the International Student Identity Card which enables students to enjoy exclusive discounts.
- Quality education: The quality of degrees such as Science, Engineering, and Medicine of the Czech Republic has a high value throughout the world. Studying in the Czech Republic adds value to your CV as well.a
- Diverse programs: There are numerous universities in the Czech Republic which offer a wide array of topics which makes it easier for the student to choose the subject and if he wants, he can change his course as well.
- Student Organizations: There are many international student organizations in the Czech Republic like AEGEE, AIESEC which will help you in need.
- First, decide on the university in which you’ll study. Depending on the university, you may have to give an entrance exam, sample of writing, transcript of records, portfolio and a letter of motivation.
- After the university has accepted you, you will get the confirmation by the email.
- If you do not belong to the EU, a student visa is compulsory. To get the visa, you need to apply to the Czech embassy and provide the documents like visa form, university acceptance letter, criminal record and proof of health insurance.
- Application deadline for Czech public universities: February, September
- Application deadline for Czech Art Schools: November
- Application deadline for Czech Technical Faculties: March – April
- Entrance exam date: May – July
- Bachelor/Undergraduate: Completion of full secondary general education or vocational education
- Master/Postgraduate: Completion of Bachelor program or its equivalent.
- Ph.D.: Completion of Master’s degree
- Language requirements: If you want to study in English, then you have to take TOEFL, IELTS.
WORKING WHILE STUDYING
Citizens of the EU do not need a work permit to work on the Czech Republic. If you belong to a third country, you need a work permit, and your work should not affect your studies.An hourly rate for student jobs is about CZK 100.
- The living costs in the Czech Republic depend on where you are studying and where you are staying. Students can stay in university dormitories, and they are well equipped. The average monthly fee is estimated to be around 120 EUR per month. Students can find their accommodation which usually takes a form of flat or room . The estimated rent for a 2-3 bedroom flat is 500-800 EUR per month, and a place in a private unit is expected to be 250 EUR per month.
- The tuition fees per year are estimated to range from 150 EUR to 1300 EUR per month. Private universities tend to be expensive.
- Other costs that accompanying accommodation are food, entertainment, etc. These costs amount to 500 EUR per month.
FACTS ABOUT CZECH REPUBLIC
- The Czech Republic is the sixth safest place to live in the world.
- The language of the Czech Republic is the second most difficult language to learn
- It is known as the castle capital of the world.
- The Republic ranks the Czech Republic among the top ten countries worldwide with the fastest internet speed on average.
- The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Cesky Krumlov (Castle Krumlov) is the second most popular tourist destination in the country.
The scholarship schemes that are available are as follows:
- Government scholarships
- Erasmus Mundus scholarships
- Visegrad Fund scholarships
- University scholarships
- European and other programmes