Reasons to study in the Czech Republic
30.01.2014 / 22:06
Why to study in the Czech Republic?
Long tradition of quality education
High quality education and research, especially in Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, has a long tradition in the Czech Republic. The Charles University in Prague was founded in 1348 and is the oldest university in the Central Europe. Quality assurance of various activities of higher education institutions belongs to the main priorities of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports.
Diverse range of study programmes
Czech universities offer long-standing reputations, unique conception and interesting specializations. Students can come for a short study visit or to complete their degree in a wide range of traditional as well as newly-emerging disciplines.
Offer for international students
Over 37,000 foreign students are studying at Czech higher education institutions and their interest is growing as the offer of study programmes in foreign language (especially in English) is increasing. Czech universities are more and more involved in a wide range of international cooperation activities and programmes taking place in the European Union and other countries.
Location in the heart of Europe
Studying in the Czech Republic puts you in the middle of Europe and you have a great chance to discover all European countries and places you might otherwise not have had the opportunity to visit.
Cultural experience and fascinating history
Due to its geographic location the Czech Republic is situated in the intersection of many cultures. The country's culture was historically formed mainly by Slavonic, German (Austrian) and Jewish influence, which resulted in a rich Central-European culture heritage and lifestyle. The Czech Republic is sure to entertain you in between your studies!
Lower costs of living
The costs of living in Czech Republic are not as high as the cost in Western Europe and the life is thus more affordable.
Every year, the Czech Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports offers scholarships to support foreign students at Czech public universities:
1. Government Scholarships (under foreign development cooperation);
2. Scholarship Awards under Bilateral International Agreements on Co-operation in the Field of Education.
Moreover, Czech universities and high schools provide a broad variety of high quality programs and training courses that cover many fields of knowledge and expertise, in English. Every school publishes detailed information about the areas of study on its web site (see below).
For further information check out the following websites:
- Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports: www.msmt.cz
- Czech National Academic Recognition Information Centre: www.naric.cz
- Other useful links: www.czech.cz, www.dzs.cz