There are lots of higher education establishments in the country with affordable tuition fees and excellent quality of study. Dating back some 600 years, the Czech higher education system today comprises more than 70 universities, of which about two-thirds are private.
Top Czech universities
Here is a list of top universities in the Czech Republic.
- Charles University. This is the oldest university in Central Europe founded in 1348 by Emperor Charles IV and remains the country’s largest university with 17 faculties and more than 51000 students. It is the most popular choice among international students travelling to the country, and its internationalization program currently includes partnerships with almost 200 universities worldwide. The campus of the medieval institute is located in Prague.
Location: Ovocný trh 3-5 Prague 1, 116 36
Nearby sights: Charles Bridge, Old Town Square, Astronomical Clock
Nearby hotels: Residence Leon D’Oro, Hotel Dar, Hotel Madra ruze
Official website: http://www.cuni.cz/UKENG-1.html
Faculties: Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Humanities, Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics and many more
Tuition fees: Range from €500 to €15,000 a year according to chosen faculty
Tel.: +420 224 491 111
- Czech Technical University in Prague. Also located in Prague, the university was founded in 1707. This is one of the oldest and largest academic institutions in the country. It is Czech Republic’s second ranked university with eight faculties which offer more than 100 degree programs, mainly in engineering and related fields.
Location: Zikova 1903/4 , 166 36 Prague 6
Nearby sights: National Technical Library, St. Vitus Cathedral, Prague Castle
Nearby hotels: Masarykova Kolej Hotel, Vienna House Diplomat Prague, Silenzio Hotel
Official website: https://www.cvut.cz/en
Faculties: Faculty of Civil Engineering, Faculty of the Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Architecture, Faculty of Information Technology and others
Tuition fees: According to the chosen program
Tel.: +420 22435 1111
- Masaryk University. This is the second largest public university in the country which is located in Brno. Established in 1919, it is a member of the Compostela Group of Universities and the Utrecht Network, both of which seek to foster collaboration between universities across Europe. The university offers programs taught in English and German making it a popular choice for many international students.
Location: Žerotínovo nám. 617/9, 601 77 Brno
Nearby sights: Spilberk Castle, Old Town Hall, Capuchin Monastery and Vault
Nearby hotels: Holiday Inn Brno, Barcelo Brno Palace, Hotel Grandezza
Official website: https://www.muni.cz/
Faculties: Faculty of Law, Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Science and many more
Tuition fees: Vary according to the chosen program
Tel.: +420 549 49 1111
- Brno University of Technology. Being a major academic institute with over 24000 students enrolled at eight faculties, the university was founded in 1899. Brno University participates in EU projects like Erasmus, Tempus and others. It also offers a number of English-taught programs.
Location: Antonínská 548/1, 601 90 Brno
Nearby sights: Leos Janacek Memorial, Abbey of St. Thomas, Spilberk Castle
Nearby hotels: Hotel Continental, Hotel Slovan, Hotel Europa
Official website: https://www.vutbr.cz/en/
Faculties: Faculty of Architecture, Faculty of Chemistry, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and many others
Tuition fees: Vary according to the chosen faculty and program
Tel.: +420 541 211 309