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Czech Republic as a Great Place to Study

Today, over 42,000 foreign students are studying in the Czech Republic. It is an increasingly popular destination for international study and the EU statistics listed the Czech Republic as the 11th most popular destination for Erasmus+ higher education students in 2016. There are certainly many reasons for choosing the Czech Republic as a study destination: universities with long-standing reputations, unique conception and interesting specializations, affordable tuition fees and living costs, and last but not least, a vibrant and colorful cultural life in the heart of Europe.

There is a long tradition of quality education in the country of Czech Republic. 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. In the Czech Republic, there is a 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. A special benefit for foreign students is the fact the Czech Republic is a country with 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.

In terms of location, the Czech Republic is situated 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. Foreign students are often fascinated by the Czech cultural experience and its amazing 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!

For further information about study in the Czech Republic, please, visit:

Ministry of Education of the Czech Republic

National Research and Development Policy of the Czech Republic

Centre for international cooperation in education / Study in the Czech Republic

Top 5 universities in Prague are offering accredited study programmes at bachelor, master and doctoral degree in English: Charles University, Czech Technical University, Czech University of Life Sciences, University of Economics and University of Chemistry and Technology. These universities started recently their information portal Study in Prague.