Study in Czech Republic
The Czech Republic has a long history of offering quality higher education. Over 600 years ago, the first University was established in Prague. The system of higher education in the Czech Republic has been adapted according to the Bologna Process with the introduction of a credit system compatible with the ECTS (European Credit Transfer System). This system makes a degree from the Czech Republic internationally competitive and comparable. Institutions of higher education in the Czech Republic are divided into state, public and private institutions. The difference between non-university and university type institutions is that non-university institutions mainly offer bachelor degrees.
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 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.
About Czech Republic
1. One of the best educational systems in Europe
The high quality and tradition of the Czech education and research is widely recognized, especially when it comes to studying Science, Engineering or Medicine in the Czech Republic. Charles University in Prague, the country’s capital, was founded in 1348 and is the oldest university in Central Europe. The Accreditation Commission and the Czech Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports are responsible for evaluating the quality of various aspects of higher education.
2. Free tuition if you study in Czech
Whatever your nationality is, if you study a course taught entirely in Czech at a public or state institution in the Czech Republic, tuition fees are free, according to the country’s law. Admission costs are the only enrolment costs you will have to endure, unless you decide to extend your studies beyond a certain duration limit, to take another course than the one you originally applied to or study in a different language than Czech.
3. Excellent quality-price ratio
Even if you opt for a private university instead of a free-tuition public institution, the costs will be lower when compared to other countries with an equally good educational reputation. Private institutions set their own fees, which may vary from 2,000 to 15,000 USD per year, depending on the course and university you choose.
4. More than 60 universities with unique programs
Czech higher education institutions offer interesting courses on topics that you may not find easily in other countries, giving you a particular perspective and a specific knowledge in certain areas. In addition to the general Undergraduate courses, many students choose the Czech Republic to do their Masters and PhD programs or even just a short term specialization, focused on innovative or more traditional disciplines.
5. Privileged geographical location
Due to the location in the heart of Europe, studying in the Czech Republic means having a “free ticket” to travel and discover a great part of the Old Continent. Besides the picturesque Czech villages, the neighbouring countries - Austria, Germany, Poland and Slovakia on the border, very close to Switzerland, Hungary and Italy - are unmissable tourist temptations that you can only easily access from a centralized location like in the Czech Republic.
6. Low cost of living
Besides the educational benefits, living in the Czech Republic is also more affordable than in other European countries, especially when comparing with the UK, France or Germany. Costs on every-day expenses, from food and accommodation to public transport, generally range between 20K - 30K INR per month, the type of accommodation being what will make a bigger difference on your monthly budget. Also, with the International Student Identity Card (ISIC), which you will receive before travelling to the Czech Republic once you’ve been enrolled in a Czech university, you will be able to enjoy special discounts at numerous places and activities.
7. Cultural richness
In the heart of Europe, the Czech Republic is a country that crosses many cultures of different origins. While studying and living in the Czech Republic, you will find historic marks of Slavic, Germanic and Jewish communities, which played an influential role on the creation of the Central-European culture and lifestyle. Visiting museums, attending literary cafes, entering by chance in old churches and cathedrals, walking through historic areas: this will be part of your daily routine while studying in the Czech Republic, complementing your classes and your social life with your new international friends.
8. Academic diversity
With the increasing number of courses taught in foreign languages, especially in English, more and more students from abroad are coming to the Czech Republic to take their Undergraduate or Postgraduate programs. Another reason for this is that the Czech institutions are getting more and more internationalized, investing on partnerships and cooperation activities with European Union countries and others.
After study options in Czech Republic
To get an employment permit, the student needs to submit:
1. His personal identification data.
2. Travel document number and name of the authority that has issued the document.
3. Future employers identification data, information about the work.
4. Attachments to the application: a photocopy of the travel documents page containing the foreigners basic identification data. a statement by the employer that the employer will employ the foreigner. an officially certified duplicate of the proof of professional capacity for the business in which the foreigner will work in the territory of the Czech Republic (vocational certificate, secondary school leaving certificate, diploma of completion of higher education, etc.), other documents if required by the nature of employment or if laid down by a promulgated international agreement that has been ratified by Parliament and is binding on the Czech Republic (annexes in foreign languages shall be produced in their original versions or their officially certified copies, along with their officially certified translations into Czech; the documents that prove the professional competence to pursue a requested occupation must be superlegalised (or provided with an apostille, where appropriate) and validated).