Generally, living costs are in the Czech Republic much lower than it is in Western Europe or in the USA. Food, public transport and basic toiletries cost for one person approximately 150 EUR a month. Further, it depends only on each students` lifestyle what the total monthly costs will be.
When applying for visa for the purpose of study, the student may be asked to prove the fact that he/she has enough money to live in the Czech Republic for the whole validity period of his/her visa.
Conditions of study at public Czech universities are the same for everyone - for Czech students as well as for foreigners. This means that studying at public universities is, even for foreign students, for free - in case the student studies in the Czech language.
In case the student studies in the English language, it is necessary to pay tuition fee. The price of the tuition fee depends on which specialism at which faculty the students chooses. Generally, the tuition fee varies from USD 3,000 to USD 18,000 a year.
After his/her arrival to the Czech Republic, the student joins an intensive course of the Czech language and specialist subjects which he/she will take the university entrance exam in. The course lasts for the whole year (from September till June) and includes 30-35 lessons per week.
During the year, students apply for study at faculties they have chosen. The number of faculties they apply for is not limited, however, the student has to sit for an entrance exam at each faculty. Entrance exams are usually organized in June.
Study fields Probability of success* Technical 95% and more Economics 75% Medical and natural sciences 70% Humanities 30%
*At entrance exams to state universities
Dear parents, information regarding both your son/daughter's progress and their attendance at lessons can be found in our database, which was made available in November 2013.
Simply log in to the site below. If your son/daughter did not give you a valid password and username, please contact the director of the study centre at which your son/daughter is studying, and, after verifying your identity, you will be sent the login details.
All the courses at ILPS CU are taught by university-educated teachers. All teachers have completed a course in teaching foreigners, which is very important as the teaching of foreigners is very different to the way one would teach Czech students who need not learn the language.
The teachers at our centres include both young teachers with a modern approach to education, as well as teachers with much experience, who can offer their younger colleagues a lot of valuable advice from their experience. Our teachers know exactly what is on the entrance exams, the demands that will be placed on prospective students and it is based on this knowledge that the course is structured.
Our teachers create a friendly atmosphere, to enable students to better adapt to the foreign environment. Many class teachers take their students on excursions and also prepare a cultural programme.
There are usually a maximum of 15 students in each group. In the second semester some subjects take place in the form of lectures in larger classrooms or lecture theatres, with space for up to 30 students. Students receive great practice at listening to lectures, which is common in Czech universities.
If you plan to study at a Czech state university in the Czech language, for most universities you will need to know Czech at level B2 of the CEFR.
It is important to remember that you will need not only a general knowledge of Czech but especially a knowledge of specialist subjects (the exams are not just language exams, but also a test of specialist knowledge).
The highest level of Czech is required for the study of Czech, Journalism or Law.
A large number of universities require you to sit their own exams (a certificate of proficiency in Czech will not be enough)
To get into private universities you will generally need to be at only level A2 of the CEFR.
More detailed information can be found on the website of your chosen university or you can ask us on the FORUM.