Czech Republic

Visa information, Countries Know how’s and other details summarized for your better understanding about Study in Czech Republic

Czech Republic

Czech Republic is a land of diversity opportunity and culture. To live in a different country with different geography and culture one has to adapt to major climate, cultural changes. To help you adapt to Czech Republic , We have accumulated some points to give a brief know how about living in Czech Republic :

Czech Republic, also called Czechia, country located in central Europe. It comprises the historical provinces of Bohemia and Moravia along with the southern tip of Silesia, collectively often called the Czech Lands. In 2016 the country adopted the name “Czechia” as a shortened, informal name for the Czech Republic.

The Czech Republic is a strategically located landlocked country in Eastern Europe. It sits astride some of the oldest and most significant land routes in Europe. Comparatively, the Czech Republic is slightly smaller than the state of South Carolina with a total area of 78,866 sq km (30,450 sq mi). It shares boundaries with Poland (on the ne), Slovakia (on the se), Austria (on the s), and Germany (on the w and nw) and has a total boundary length of 1,881 km (1,169 mi). The capital city of the Czech Republic, Prague, is located in the north central part of the country.

Country name:

Population:
10.5 million

Land area:
78,867 sq km (30,450 sq mi)

Currency:
Czech Crown (CZK)

Capital:
Prague; population 1.2 million

Official language:
Czech

Geographical location:
Central Europe, map

Neighboring countries:
Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Poland

European Union member:
Yes, since 2004

Euro currency in use:
No

Time zone:
GMT+1 (U.S. EST+6, PST+9), Daylight Savings Time observed

Time zone:
GMT+1 (U.S. EST+6, PST+9), Daylight Savings Time observed

Religion:
Atheist/Agnostic 59%, Roman Catholic 27%, Protestant 2%, Other 12%

Climate:
Temperate. Cool to warm May – September (showers and thunderstorms common), mostly chilly October, March and April (rain or snow possible), cold, cloudy and wet with snow and freezing temperatures November – February; skiing December – March; average monthly temperatures

Voltage:
230 Volts/50 Hz

Country calling code:
420

Foreign languages spoken:
English (younger generation), German (older generation); some Italian, French, Spanish

Travel documents:
Passport or national ID card not required (but advised) for EU nationals arriving from a passport-free Schengen country; valid passport required for all other citizens

Safety:
Low rate of violent crime, high rate of pickpocketing and car theft

LONG TRADITION OF QUALITY EDUCATION

Science, Engineering and Medicine fields has a long tradition of High quality education and research in the Czech Republic. Main priorities of the Ministry of Education is to ensure the quality of various activities of higher education institutions.

DIVERSE RANGE OF STUDY PROGRAMMES

Czech universities/colleges offer reputed and unique conception and interesting specializations in different fields of study. Students can choose from a short study visit program to complete their degree in a wide range of newly-emerging disciplines.

SAFE LOCATION IN THE HEART OF EUROPE

According to the Global Peace Index 2016, the Czech Republic ranked the 6th safest country in the world. Studying in the Czech Republic places you in the middle of Europe and gives you a great chance to travel all over the continent and discover countries and places you might otherwise not have the opportunity to visit.

Vivid CULTURAL EXPERIENCE

The Czech Republic is situated in the intersection of many cultures like Slavonic, German (Austrian) and Jewish influences. The Czech Republic is sure to entertain you in between your studies!

LOWER COSTS OF LIVING

The costs of living in the Czech Republic are not as high as the expenses in Western Europe and the life is thus more affordable.

Living costs in the Czech Republic are considered to be affordable. The average living costs of students range from 350 to 750 USD per month, including meals,
accommodation, public transport and culture. Of course, prices may vary according to your location, accommodation choices, lifestyle, and spending habits.

The Czech Republic is a member of the European Union, but is outside the Eurozone, which means that it does not use the euro as its currency. The Czech currency is the Czech crown (CZK). The current exchange rate is available at the Czech National Bank website. You can exchange your money in a bank, hotel or bureaux de change. Alternatively you can pay with an international banking card or credit card.

FOOD AND DRINKS
Lunch in a student’s canteen
around 50 CZK / 2.3 USD

Pizza in a pizzeria
from 110 CZK / 5 USD

Restaurant meal
from 130 CZK / 5.9 USD

Beer at a pub
around 30 CZK / 1.4 USD

Dairy products
10–30 CZK / 0.5–1.4 USD

Loaf of bread
from 20 CZK / 0.9 USD

1 kg of chicken meat
from 100 CZK / 4.5 USD

1 kg of apples
40–60 CZK / 1.8–2.7 USD

1.5 l of mineral water
around 15 CZK / 0.7 USD

ACCOMMODATION
Student dormitory
around 150 USD per month

Private room in a flat
from 250 USD per month

Private flat
from 450 USD per month

The following documents are mainly required for receiving a student visa or a residence permit:

  • Application form
  • Letter of acceptance for studies
  • Valid passport and passport photos
  • Proof of financial resources for the stay (e.g. in the form of a bank account statement or confirmation of being beneficiary of a grant)
  • Confirmation of guaranteed accommodation
  • Valid international health insurance
  • Abstract from the Register of Criminal Records

Please note that some documents (e.g. the abstract from the Register of Criminal Records) must be translated into Czech language by a translator with an official rubber stamp.