Do you want to study in the Czech Republic and do not want to learn Czech? We will help you find a university with a programme taught in English.
There are 67 accredited universities in the Czech Republic, 39 of them are private, 26 are public and 2 are state-owned. In most private universities it is possible to study in English. Universities offer about 1,000 different study programs.
Around 43,000 foreign students are studying in the Czech Republic.
Compared to other European countries, higher education in the Czech Republic is more affordable and the cost of living is relatively low. Due to its location in the heart of Europe, the Czech Republic makes it easy for you to travel to other European countries.
Czech higher education has a tradition of 600 years. In 1348 the Czech ruler Charles IV founded Charles university in Prague, the oldest university in Central Europe.
Higher education is divided into three levels: bachelor, master and doctoral studies.
The bachelor study usually lasts 3 or 4 years and the student, after successful completion of the studies, obtains the bachelor's degree (Bc.) or Bachelor of art degree (BcA.).
Master's programmes usually last two years as they are following up the bachelor studies. There are some programmes that do not follow up the bachelor’s studies, in these programmes the study period may take up to 4 or 6 years. Upon successful completion of the master's programme, the student will be awarded a master's degree (Mgr.), Master of Arts (MgA.), Engineer (Ing.), Engineer Architect (Arch.), Doctor of Medicine, MD, or Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (MVDr.) degree.
Doctoral studies are intended for graduates of master's courses and usually last for 3 years. Students will be awarded the Doctor (PhD.) or Doctor of Theology (Th.D.) degree.
The Czech Republic is located in the very heart of Europe, it is a parliamentary republic consisting of 14 counties. It borderlands with Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Poland. The head of state is the president. There are 10 578 820 inhabitants in the Czech Republic, the currency is the Czech crown (CZK). The Czech Republic has been a historical intersection of business and cultural routes, a country with significant industrial tradition and famous brands (Tatra, Baťa, Škoda, Pilsner Urquell), a long tradition of spa tourism (Karlovy Vary, Mariánské Lázně, Poděbrady, Jeseník) and various natural sites (Krkonoše, Šumava, Jizera Mountains, Beskydy Mountains).
The Czech Republic is a member of the United Nations, the North Atlantic Alliance, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the World Trade Organization, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the Council of Europe, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, the European Customs Union, The European Economic Area, a member of the Visegrad Group and other international structures.
The Czech Republic preserves its heritage in the form of folk architecture and rural style. There are 12 UNESCO sites in the country. These include the Prague Castle complex, the Archbishop's town of Kromeriz, the old mining town of Kutna Hora, the town of Rožmberk, the town of Český Krumlov, the Tugendhat villa in Brno, the beautiful Renaissance square in Telč, the plague column in Olomouc, the Lednice-Valtice area of South Moravia and more.
According to the World Peace Code (GPI), the Czech Republic is the sixth safest country in the world.
The capital city, Prague, is considered one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. It is an architectural gem and Baroque pearl of Central Europe, boasting prestigious building styles - Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Art Nouveau. The historical centre of the city with its unique panorama of Prague Castle, the largest castle complex in the world, is a UNESCO heritage site. At the same time, Prague is also a highly economically advanced and rich region with an exceptionally high standard of living, not only above Czech but also above European standards. According to Eurostat statistics, it is the ninth richest region in Europe.
Among the most important Czechs of our days are Václav Havel - playwright and former president of the Czech Republic, director Miloš Forman - author Academy award winning films, Milan Kundera - writer, Bohdan Pomahač - plastic surgeon, Magdaléna Kožená - singer (mezzosopranist), Jan Saudek - photographer, Jaromír Jágr – hockey player, Ester Ledecká - winner of the 2018 Olympic Games in ski disciplines.GO BACK
The school year is divided into two semesters.
The winter semester starts in September or October and is completed with final exams, the exam period is usually in January.
The summer semester begins in February, ends with final exams as well, the exam period usually ends by the end of June.
In the last year of study students are writing a bachelor's/master's/doctor's thesis and are required to pass the final state exams.
The student is then awarded with a diploma for successful completion of the university course.