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Located in Central Europe, the Czech Republic is known for its blend of traditional, gothic and modern architecture. It is also home to 12 of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The Czech Republic covers an area of 78,866 square kilometres and is home to 10.7 million people. The country has a fascinating history, and it was the only place in Central Europe to remain a democracy between World War I and World War II. In 1993, Czechoslovakia peacefully dissolved and created 2 countries, one of which we now know as the Czech Republic.

Why choose the Czech Republic as an international student

The Czech Republic is a well developed country, with a rich economy founded on an export-oriented social market. It is also a member of the EU, and bordered by 4 well known European countries. This makes it a perfect location for international students to gain their education, with access to industry based job opportunities.

Whilst the official language is Czech, thousands of courses are taught in English throughout higher education institutions. There is a mixture of public and private universities, as well as 2 state institutions. Across these institutions, there are more than 43,000 international students.

The Czech Republic has a high quality education system, specialising in Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. It is home to the oldest university in Central Europe, The Charles University in Prague, founded in 1348. Ranked in the top 20 countries in the world for its education system, the Czech Republic is the ideal destination for international students wanting to study abroad!

There are several cities across the Czech Republic that are welcoming for international students. These include Prague and Brno, as well as others.

International students will need to obtain a student visa to study in the Czech Republic. For more information about this, see our Czech Republic Student Visa Guide.

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Highlighted courses in the Czech Republic

Organic Chemistry PhD

Faculty of Science, Charles University Czech Republic (the)

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Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering BSc

Czech Technical University (CTU) in Prague Czech Republic (the)

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Preparatory Course for University Study - Doctor of Economics Advanced Certificate

Institute for Language and Preparatory Studies, Charles University Czech Republic (the)

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Undergraduate Programme - Medicine Master Degree

Charles University, Prague Czech Republic (the)

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Business Administration: People Management and Leadership BA

Anglo American University (AAU) Czech Republic (the)

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Bachelor of Chemistry BSc

University of Ostrava Czech Republic (the)

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More information about the Czech Republic

Capital City Prague
Currency CZK, Czech Koruna
Language(s) Czech
Universities on StudyLink 10 universities
Major Student Cities Brno, Ostrava

Language Requirements

In order to study a degree programme in English, you need to have a high level of English language skills. Most universities in the Czech Republic will require proof that your language skills are up to a certain standard. This will allow you to succeed and make the most out of your degree programme.

If your English skills do not meet the required standard, it is common for universities to offer programmes that can help to improve your standards. These will be listed on the university website, and will range in price depending on the institution of choice.

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