Study in the Czech Republic for Free – the LITE programme

Higher education in the Czech Republic is free for everyone, including foreign students.

The only condition is that you need to study in Czech. Don’t be afraid! With us you will prepare for university studies under the guidance of real experts from Charles University.

We have been teaching Czech to foreigners for over 60 years - we know exactly how to help you achieve your dream of studying for free at the best universities of the Czech Republic.

We are opening a new type of preparatory study – the LITE programme.

In just 7 months we will improve your Czech and specialized terminology to the extent that your dream to go to university will come true.

If our students work hard, they will be accepted into Czech universities in the following fields:

Our experienced teachers and supervisors will prepare you for university studies in 7 months thanks to our high-quality, interactive, well-tried and continuously improved teaching methods. Under their guidance you will:
reach the B1 level.
acquire specialized terminology.
get oriented in the study possibilities and choose the most suitable university for yourself.
take a series of mock exams to get a real idea of what to expect at the entrance exams.
get valuable advice and tips which will of help you succeed under the pressure of the demanding admissions process.
gradually of prepare yourself for the more responsible and independent style of studying at university.

All this in the beautiful surroundings of the castle in the spa town of Poděbrady

We start in November, so if you need a visa, you will have two extra months to get it and you will avoid the rush of students starting in September. Students who do not need a visa will certainly know how to use this extra time.

Together, we will do everything we can to make sure your university education starts successfully in the autumn of next year.

Course price: EUR 3,500

Why you should study at Czech universities?

Safe country

Czech Republic is one of the safest countries in the world. According to the Global Peace Index, which is published annually by the Institute for Economics and Peace, Czech Republic is in 8th place in the world in term sof life safety in 2022.

Best universities

Czech universities are included in the rankings of the best universities in the world. Charles University is ranked 288th in the QS World University Rankings. The world ranking includes 10 more Czech universities.

Experience Europe

You will be able to travel freely across Europe – visit the places you dreamed of visiting. Although, the Czech Republic itself is an incredibly beautiful country.

Affordable cost of living

Czech Republic has a high standard of living and a great price-to-income ratio. Read more about this in the article "How fast will the course pay off?" on our blog.

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Choose Charles University prepartory programmes

Our business and academic reputation is built on almost 700-year reputation of Charles University, the oldest university not only in the Czech Republic, but in Central Europe.

Competitive price. The course costs from 3500 euros. This price includes not only the classes themselves, but also all textbooks, consultant support and a cultural program. No hidden extra payments.

Quality of learning and teaching delivered by experts in education. You will learn in a fun, practical and interactive way. All the time you will stay very focused to achieve your final goal – to study at a quality Czech university for free.

Consultant support. You won’t be alone – the consultants of our study centers who speak Czech, English and Russian will always help you. We will also help you with nostrification (recognition) of your school and university diplomas.

The language certificate that you will receive exempts you from the entrance exam in Czech language at almost all universities in the Czech Republic (more than 80 faculties).

Using Charles University infrastructure. Since we are part of Charles University, you will be connected to a Wi-Fi network free of charge. You can also use libraries of the faculties for free. And you can attend lectures at the university without paying anything.

The ÚJOP study programme includes
650 teaching hours per year
certificate exempting from Czech language exam at most of the faculties
assistance in obtaining a student visa
nostrification assistance
textbooks for all subjects
connection to a student Wi-Fi network
Microsoft Teams license
access to Charles University libraries
consultant support during learning
career guidance
InfoPoint consultations (email / WhatsApp)
no hidden fees

Universities you can apply for if your Czech is
at B1 level

Technical and IT disciplines

  • Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Liberec

  • Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of West Bohemia, Pilsen

Economic disciplines

  • Faculty of Economics, University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice

  • Faculty of Social and Economic Studies, Jan Evangelista Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem

Healthcare disciplines

  • Faculty of Health Studies, Jan Evangelista Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem

  • Faculty of Health Care Studies, University of West Bohemia, Pilsen

Natural sciences

  • Faculty of Environment, Jan Evangelista Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem

  • Faculty of Agriculture and Technology, University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice


  • Faculty of Education, University of Ostrava

  • Faculty of Education, Charles University, Prague
We have presented only a part of the faculties you can target. If you want to get more information, contact the ÚJOP InfoPoint.

If your aim is to study at the most prestigious Czech universities

If you have chosen a highly competitive field (such as medicine, law or others), …

If you don't want to wait until November, …

... take a look at our COMPLEX intensive preparatory programmes.

If you cannot start earlier than November and your goal is to reach the top, you can take our FAST programme following the LITE programme.

... or you can study in English for a fee.

If you are currently in your senior year, you have every opportunity to enroll in a ÚJOP programme and apply for a student visa.
Deadline is July 31, 2023.
In Step-by-Step Guide you will find the answers to 99% of your questions related to the study programmes, prices, refunds and step by step instructions.
Follow this link to find step-by-step Instructions For the Visa Process.

Still have questions?

Ask our InfoPoint any question, and we will be happy to help you.

+420 778 754 481

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