Information for international students

Below you will find further details about studying in the Czech Republic.  However, if you do not find the information you require then please do not hesitate to contact us.



Useful websites about the Czech Republic:

Information for foreigners living in the Czech Republic includes information related to the stay in the Czech Republic. 

My Czech Republic is a source of first-hand information about the Czech Republic, travel,culture, language, history, photographs and active message boards.

General information from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs includes information about travel, business, leisure, study and work.

Official travel site of the Czech Republic provides news and information including interesting places to visit, events and a map.





Expected living costs during your stay in the Czech Republic:

  tuition fees,
  accommodation fee at the student´s hostel is approximately 2 700 - 5 000 CZK / month,
  the average monthly expenses are 5 000 CZK, dependent on student´s needs and interests,
  student health insurance is approx. 1 500 CZK / month.
Note: 1 EUR is approximately 27 CZK.

Visa requirements

have to apply for a long-term visa for the purpose of “other” filed at a Czech Embassy.
 have to apply either for a long-term stay for the purpose of “studies” filed or for a long-term residence permit for the purpose of “studies” filed at a Czech Embassy
The registration for filing an application for a long-term visa or an application for a long-term residence permit at the embassy is done via the Ministry of Foreign Affairs internet system VISAPOINT, if this system is available in the country concerned.
Allow at least three months for all long-stay visa applications and file a long-stay visa application sufficiently in advance.
The validity of the long-term visa/residence permit can be extended in the Czech Republic.

Further detailed information can be found on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or Ministry of the Interior.

Health insurance for foreigners:

Any foreigner who has a visa for longer than 90 days is obliged to have comprehensive medical insurance issued by an insurance company which provides insurance in the Czech Republic. The usual price of a six-month policy is about 6 000 CZK. 
Here is a list of insurance companies providing foreigners´ health insurance:

  Pojišťovna VZP, a.s.
  SLAVIA pojišťovna a.s.                    
  UNIQA pojišťovna, a.s.  
  MAXIMA pojišťovna, a.s.
To compare some offers of health insurance open the Comprehensive health insurance calcualtor


More information about accommodation 

Recognition of education:

Any student who has been awarded previous education abroad and intends to continue studying in the Czech Republic (including Škoda Auto University) must undergo a process called "Recognition of foreign education.". You will find more information about the recognition process in the document Additional information for international applicants and applicants who received previous education abroad.

Czech Education System:

Compulsory education in the Czech Republic was introduced by the ruler Maria Theresa in 1774. However, the Czech education history goes back even further in time.


Further information about the Czech education system can be found on the following websites:
Introduction to the Czech Educational System
Ministry of Education Youth and Sports
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