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STUDY IN THE
CZECH REPUBLIC
www.studyin.cz / info@studyin.cz

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Study in the Czech Republic
• initiative of the Centre for International Cooperation in
Education (www.dzs.cz), which oper...

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Facts about the Czech Republic
• borders with: Germany, Poland,
Austria, Slovakia area: 78,866 sq km
• population: 10,6 mi...

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Study in the czech republic presentation

  1. 1. STUDY IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC www.studyin.cz / info@studyin.cz
  2. 2. Study in the Czech Republic • initiative of the Centre for International Cooperation in Education (www.dzs.cz), which operates under the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (www.msmt.cz) • aims: to introduce the offer of higher education in Czech Republic to international students and to support Czech universities in their international activities • activities: website, interactive finder of study programmes, Facebook page, YouTube channel, participation in fairs abroad and webinars, publications and brochures, cooperation with Czech universities, Embassies and Czech Centres
  3. 3. Facts about the Czech Republic • borders with: Germany, Poland, Austria, Slovakia area: 78,866 sq km • population: 10,6 million • EU member state since 2004, but own currency (Czech crown / CZK) • capital: Praha (Prague) • climate: seasonal variations (warm summers, chilly autumns and cold winters) • convenient location in the middle of Europe • 6th safest country in the world
  4. 4. Cultural experience and fascinating history • rich cultural heritage (12 UNESCO protected heritage sites) • you can visit and enjoy fairy-tales castles and chateaux, world famous spas, national parks, historical cities and villages, cultural festivals and events …
  5. 5. REASONS FOR CHOOSING CZECH REPUBLIC 
 FOR YOUR STUDIES
  6. 6. Long tradition of quality education • high quality education and research has a long tradition (especially in Sciences, Engineering and Medicine) • Charles University in Prague was founded in 1348 and is the oldest university in the Central Europe • quality assurance of higher education institutions belongs to the main priorities of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports
  7. 7. Diverse range of programmes • 68 higher education institutions offering all fields of study • traditional as well as newly emerging disciplines • no tuition fees for studies in Czech language at public and state universities • growing number of degree programmes in foreign languages: about 1000 in English and some in German, French, and Russian 

  8. 8. Offer for international students • over 42 000 foreign students enrolled at higher education institutions in the Czech Republic • students can complete their degree in the Czech Republic (available study programmes in foreign languages, scholarship opportunities) • students can also come for short study visits (available within international activities of universities, e.g. Erasmus+ programme, summer schools)

  9. 9. Lower costs of living • living costs are considered to be affordable • average living costs of students range from 
 350-750 USD/month, incl. meals, accommodation, public transport and culture • cheaper accommodation at dormitories, discounts with International Student Identity Card (ISIC)
  10. 10. STUDENT MOBILITY STATISTICS
  11. 11. International students in CR Czech higher education institutions: • 326 909 students in total, 42 220 foreign students • 13% out of total number of students • 85% at public universities, 15% at private universities • 89% in daily form of study 
 11% in distance/combined form of study School Year structure: •usually begins during September or early October •divided into winter and summer semesters •exam periods one month after each semester •holidays from July to September
  12. 12. International students in CR Foreign students come from: 1. Slovakia 2. Russia 3. Ukraine 4. Kazachstan 5. Vietnam 6. Belarus 7. Germany 8. UK 9. Portugal 10. India
  13. 13. International students in CR Fields of study of foreign students: Fields of study Number of foreign students
  14. 14. CZECH HIGHER EDUCATION SYSTEM
  15. 15. Czech higher education institutions • 68 higher education institutions: • 26 public • 2 state • Police Academy - under the control of Ministry of Interior • University of Defence - under the control of Ministry of Defence • 40 private • must have an approval of the Ministry of Education and Sports • focus of institutions: • university types - may offer all types of degree programmes • non-university types - providing mainly Bachelor´s degree programmes • details about each institution at www.studyin.cz, 
 including contacts for international students
  16. 16. Degree structure B a c h e l o r ’ s d e g r e e p r o g r a m m e • first cycle of higher education (3 to 4 years) • 59% of students • focused on preparing students for future employment or for continuation in Master’s degree programmes M a s t e r ’ s d e g r e e p r o g r a m m e • following after Bachelor’s degree programme (1 to 3 years); 
 25% of students • or not structured (long) Master’s programme (4 to 6 years); 
 10% of students • focused on theoretical knowledge, its application and on the development of creative skills D o c t o r a l d e g r e e p r o g r a m m e : • 3 to 4 years; highest level of higher education • focused on scientific research and independent creative activities, designed for Master’s degree holders • 7% of students
  17. 17. Accreditation of degree programmes • degree programmes must be accredited by the National Accreditation Bureau for Higher Education • accreditation is awarded to • particular degree programme/programmes or • whole higher education institution • profile of the Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programme • professionally oriented - emphasis on mastering practical skills • academically oriented - emphasis on acquiring theoretical knowledge
  18. 18. Tuition fees • programmes in Czech language at public and state universities can be studied for free both by the EU and non-EU citizens • programmes in foreign languages or studies at private colleges are charged fees • cca 1 000 study programmes in English at all degree levels • programmes available also in Russian, German, French, Italian • tuition fees: 5 000 USD/year average (amount depends on institution and study programme)
  19. 19. Portal.studyin.cz • interactive finder of study programmes • search by subject area, level of study, city, institution, tuition…
  20. 20. Degree programmes in Czech • programmes in Czech language at public and state universities can be studied for free both by the EU and non-EU citizens • some universities offer preparatory courses that can help you master the language or prepare you for university studies • complete list in the register of the Ministry of Education http:// krakatau.uiv.cz 
 (in Czech language only)
  21. 21. Short courses (non-degree) • a range of non-degree courses for international students (summer schools, summer language courses or semester courses) • See offer at www.studyin.cz/programmes • Erasmus+ programme that facilitates student and doctoral candidate exchanges • Check if your home institution and the Czech receiving institution have an inter-institutional agreement for you to study with Erasmus+!
  22. 22. How and when to apply • students apply directly to the higher education institution of their choice (universities are independent bodies and have their own requirements and application deadlines) • you can use our interactive finder of study programmes at portal.studyin.cz • deadline for applications: usually end of February • entrance exams: usually in June • application forms, instructions and course information available on the websites of higher education institutions
  23. 23. Entry requirements • qualification, skills and qualities needed for admission vary from university to university • the minimum entry requirements are as follows: • application form (online) • copy of secondary school graduation certificate • admission fee • specific requirements, e.g. CV, motivation letter, portfolio, English proficiency test, scheduled Skype interview
  24. 24. Recognition of foreign qualification • graduates of degree programmes at foreign universities submit a written application which is examined • by a public higher education institution providing similar degree programme or • by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (if an agreement on recognition between the Czech Republic and the state where certificate was issued exists = Germany, Hungary, Poland, Slovenia, Slovakia) • details at www.studyin.cz/recognition
  25. 25. Download our brochures • available in PDF in English at www.studyin.cz (section Publications in menu) • The Education System of the Czech Republic • Catalogue of Higher Education Institutions in the Czech Republic • Guide to Studying and Living in the Czech Republic
  26. 26. LANGUAGE AND PREPARATORY COURSES
  27. 27. Language courses • motivation to learn Czech language: same group of languages (Slavic), higher education at public and state institutions is free of charge for you if you study in Czech Where to learn Czech language: • language courses for foreign students at universities (also online courses); private language schools; Summer Schools of Slavonic Studies
  28. 28. Preparatory courses • some universities offer preparatory courses that can help you master the language or prepare you for university studies • offer at www.studyin.cz (section Study – Languages) • e.g. Institute for Language and Preparatory Studies (under the Charles University in Prague) • offers intensive year-long preparatory courses in Czech language • students can choose focus on their field of study (Humanities, Economics, Technical, Arts, Medicine and Science) • usually 35 hours/week • cca 5 500 EUR
  29. 29. SCHOLARSHIP 
 OPPORTUNITIES
  30. 30. Government scholarships • within the framework of the Foreign Development Assistance Programme • support of the study of foreign nationals from developing countries at public institutions of higher education in the Czech Republic • in Bachelor/Master/Doctoral study programmes • applications ! online system: registr.dzs.cz
  31. 31. Government scholarships • detailed information is provided in the binding "Guidelines for Granting Scholarships of the Government of the Czech Republic“ on the website of Ministry of Education,Youth and Sports – Government Scholarships
  32. 32. Scholarship awards under bilateral international agreements • offered by the Czech Ministry of Education within the framework of intergovernmental exchange programmes • arranged with a number of countries • for university students, graduates and PhD candidates who wish to undertake study or research visits to one of the Czech public universities • from 2 to 10 months • only to candidates officially recommended by the appropriate authorities in the eligible countries, which collect the applications, set the closing date for applications and organize the selection procedure
  33. 33. Erasmus+ scholarships • Erasmus+: the EU's programme to support education, training, youth and sport • funding opportunities to students from all over the world • students can go on a study abroad period • if there is an inter-institutional agreement between the universities • students can also receive a full degree scholarship for studying special Master´s study programmes in Europe (Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees): • excellent study programmes run by international consortia of universities • Czech universities are involved in several Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees (see www.studyin.cz/programmes) • scholarship application deadlines usually by the end of January
  34. 34. Further scholarships • Tuition fee waivers under bilateral agreements btw. universities • universities conclude bilateral agreements for various purposes, incl. exchanges of students • there are tuition fee waivers offered • university scholarships - some Czech universities grant scholarships in cases of outstanding study results or difficult personal situation of a student, usually for existing students only • more information about scholarships at www.studyin.cz/ scholarships
  35. 35. STUDY IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC INITIATIVE
  36. 36. Study in the Czech Republic • website and interactive finder of study programmes www.studyin.cz • Facebook page www.facebook.com/studyincz • YouTube and Instagram channels
  37. 37. THANK YOU 
 FOR YOUR ATTENTION www.studyin.cz / info@studyin.cz

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