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Study Abroad in the Czech Republic: Education in the Czech Republic

Students from around the globe are drawn to the Czech Republic for its excellent education system. With approximately 299,000 students, 50,000 of which are international students, Czech universities are among some of the most popular in the world. The Czech University system also boasts some of the best education on offer in Europe with an emphasis on quality, diversity, accessibility, and relevance.

Depending on their educational background, students can choose from a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctorate degree. On average, a Bachelor’s degree program in the Czech Republic lasts from 3 to 4 years. Master’s degree programs can be either 1 to 3 years (as follow-ons from Bachelor's programs), or they may be full programs that are 4 to 6 years in duration. A doctoral program can take between 3 to 4 years to complete.

With a diverse range of study programs, students are also offered the flexibility to choose from a long list of internationally recognized qualifications and specializations depending on their particular interests.

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You can reach out to some of the Study in the Czech Republic Ambassadors to get more personal tips on studying and living in the country!

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Considering the Czech Republic’s long tradition of quality education, it’s no surprise that universities in the Czech Republic draw amazing minds from around the world. 

Czech universities are more and more involved in a wide range of innovative international cooperation activities taking place in the European Union and other countries. High quality education and research, especially in sciences, engineering and medicine, has a long tradition in the Czech Republic.

So, if you’re up for the challenge, study textile engineering at the Technical University of Liberec, environmental development at the Palacký University Olomouc, or general medicine at Masaryk University. No matter which program you pursue, quality is guaranteed.

Oh, and what happens next after you graduate?

By joining the Czech Republic Alumni programme, you will get a unique opportunity to connect with other graduates, share your story, build on your experience in the Czech Republic, and of course, join events organized by the initiative, together with the Czech universities, Czech Centres and other partners!

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Study in the Czech Republic - Overview

Over 50,000 international students choose the Czech Republic as their study abroad destination every year. Click here to learn why the Czech Republic is a great study abroad destination.

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Student Visas

Do you need a visa to enter the Czech Republic? Learn more about the student visa process, and what you need to enter the country, depending on your citizen status. You will also be required to bring certain documents with you to passport control at the airport, which we cover as well.

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Housing & Living Costs

The Czech Republic is a very affordable country compared to other countries in Europe. We’ve detailed average living and housing costs so you can get a better idea of what you would be paying as a student in the Czech Republic.

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Tuition Fees & Scholarships

Tuition fees for Czech programs vary based on the school as well as your nationality. Usually EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens will have a different tuition fee than non-EU students. There are also scholarships available.

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Language & Culture

Czech culture is full of tradition! From a unique language to incredible beers and trendy cities, the Czech Republic has a lot to offer. Find out more about what the country offers in terms of language, culture, cuisine, and more!

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Application Process

All countries have specific admissions requirements for students to enter their universities. Learn more about the ins and outs of admission to programs in the Czech Republic, and what you need to apply, depending on your citizenship.

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The content of this country guide has been developed in partnership with Study In the Czech Republic.

About Study in the Czech Republic

The Study in the Czech Republic initiative is managed by the Czech National Agency for International Education and Research and it provides prospective international students with official information about the higher education system, study opportunities, and students' life in the Czech Republic.

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Last update: 29 Jun 2021

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