High quality education
Being a member of the European Union, the Czech Republic has a long tradition of high quality education. It was in Prague in the year 1348 where the first university in Central Europe was founded by the Czech King Charles IV. Training and research were very important for a new development of the nation in its modern history. The Czech Republic, a small country in the heart of Europe, is very much aware of international co-operation in science and innovation.
Popular choice of foreigners
International students choose the Czech Republic not only because of the country itself but also due to the huge number of study programs in English on offer and the cost of living is lower than in many other European countries. Located in Central Europe, the Czech Republic is an ideal starting point for travelling all over Europe.
Higher education institutions
Modern Czech higher education uses the three cycle structure of bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. Higher education institutions are divided into universities and non-universities. Non-universities usually provide only bachelor’s degrees, while universities provide programs of study across all degree levels and academic disciplines.
According to the Open Doors Reports, the Czech Republic occupies the 14th position in the world leading study abroad destinations with more than 3,600 U.S. students annually. The Czech Republic is currently the most visited country in the region of East Central Europe.
Every year, the Czech Ministry of Education offers scholarships to support foreign students at Czech Republic universities. Moreover, Czech universities and high schools provide a broad variety of high quality programs and training courses that cover many fields of knowledge and expertise.