How to Apply: Step-by-Step Guide: Foundation programmes


In the details of the study programme you have chosen, click on the "APPLY" button, which will take you to the online application form. The application form must be filled in in Latin alphabet.

Online application attachments

You must include the following attachments in your online application:

a) Cover Letter

You can write your cover letter yourself following the paragraphs below, or you can use the attached form (in English or Russian).

Cover letter paragraphs:

  • The reason for your interest in studying in the Czech Republic, whether you have studied the Czech language before (for how long).

  • The field you want to study at university in the future

  • Your goals after graduation

  • Your knowledge of other languages

  • A short CV

b) Copy of Secondary or Higher Education Certificate

If you have not completed secondary education at the time of application, please attach a confirmation letter from your school indicating the year in which you are studying and the year in which you will graduate.

c) Passport Copy

You can attach the copy of your passport directly to the online application! Please pay attention to the instructions in the online application form, which specify which formats and size of the attached files are acceptable.

Once you have submitted your online application, you will receive an automatic confirmation to the email address provided in the application form.

The confirmation includes:

  • a PDF file with a copy of your application form

  • a list of documents attached to your application

  • the email address of our representative who will process your application and then issue all the documents for your visa

You will resolve all matters regarding documents and finance with our representative by email. When communicating with the representative, always use your NAME and SURNAME and the name of the study centre, e.g. Poděbrady, as the SUBJECT of the email (in Latin alphabet).


Once we have processed your application, you will receive an email from our representative with the following documents:

  • Payment instructions (Use these instructions to pay your tuition fee.)

  • Draft of the study contract (This document is for reference only and you do not need to sign it yet.)

  • Accommodation conditions (if you have booked accommodation.)

  • Health insurance order form and a template for completing it (if you have booked health insurance through us). You must print this document, fill it in, sign it, scan/photograph it and send it back to our representative.

  • Other information materials


The tuition fee must be paid in full so that we can issue and send you the official admission letter that you will need for your visa application.

If you are not applying for a visa (EU students or students residing in the Czech Republic), you must pay the full tuition fee at least 1 week before the start of the course (if you are booking accommodation, a deposit may be required earlier).


After you pay the course fee in full, you will receive the following documents from us:

  • Official confirmation of admission to study

  • Study contract

  • Accommodation contract (if you have booked and paid for accommodation - read more about accomodation)

  • Health insurance contract (if you have booked and paid for the insurance through us)

You will need to collect other documents yourself. Find your consulate on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic and check the document requirements on the website of the embassy/consulate in your country!

The following documents are usually required:

  • International travel document/passport (Passport must be valid for at least 3 months beyond the expiry date of your future long-term visa.)

  • A bank statement of funds for your stay in the Czech Republic

  • criminal record statement (the document must be additionally legalized. The degree of legalization depends on the state to which the document was issued. See the full list here.

  • notarised parental consent to stay in the Czech Republic (for minors only)

The documents you acquire yourself must be translated into Czech by a court translator. You can order the translation of your documents from us.

More information can be found in the section Residence Permit.


Find your embassy/consulate general on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, see the instructions for arranging an appointment and register for an interview.

In the Visa Interview section, we will reveal to you how the interview proceeds and provide advice on how to prepare for it.


Double check the document requirements on the website of the embassy/consulate in your country! At the time of application, the documents must not be older than 180 days.

Download and complete the application form. For more information, please visit the Residence Permit section.

Contact our InfoPoint via email or via WhatsApp +420 778 754 481 and we will help you fill in the application form and give you free advice before the interview.


The consular department where you applied for your long-term visa/residence permit will inform you by email or telephone of the status of your application. If you are granted a visa, you will be asked to present yourself at the embassy/consulate general with a valid passport (the passport must be valid for at least 3 months beyond the expiry date of your future long-term visa) and a valid health insurance contract. You can also order Health insurance through us.

Refund policy in case of visa denial

Our students are rarely denied visas. However, if your visa is not approved, you will be refunded according to the terms and conditions of the refund, which you can find on the page Terms of payment and cancellation.

ILPS CU INFOPOINT - In case you need assistance

Need assistance? If you have any questions, our InfoPoint is here to help you.


WhatsApp +420 778 754 481

We will be in contact with you at all times. The central student department assistants will help you in the application submission and visa processing phase. They will guide you through all the steps to prepare documents for the visa application process. Once you have obtained your visa, the study centre consultants will be in contact with you. They all speak Russian and English and you can contact them with any questions.

Upon your arrival in the Czech Republic, we will help you with the following:

  • registration with the foreign police

  • the administration of the recognition process

  • university applications

  • organising your studies

  • getting to know your surroundings (shops, infrastructure, transport, etc.)

Last change: May 3, 2024 10:25 
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