Education in the Czech Republic
Education in the Czech Republic is well respected in Europe. Students from almost fifty nations including Austria, the UK, Germany, Russia and the USA attend university here. Czech universities do not charge tuition fees and their degrees are recognised worldwide.
Preschool, primary and secondary education
Czech nurseries (mateřská škola) are of high quality and free but waiting lists can often be long due to high demand.
Primary and secondary education
Children attend basic school (základní škola) from six to fourteen. Upon completing nine years there they go to high school (střední škola) for one or two years, secondary vocational school (střední odborné učiliště or SOU) for two or three years, general secondary school (gymnázium) or secondary technical school (střední odborná škola, SOŠ) for four years.
The Czech Republic has
Applicants must provide their secondary school certificate or university degree from any previous studies and can apply to more than one university simultaneously. Students who are not proficient in the Czech language must attend language courses that cost
Studies in Czech are free of charge while courses in English are
Top Czech universities 2015
|1||Charles University||Univerzita Karlova v Praze|
|2||Czech Technical University in Prague||České vysoké učení technické v Praze|
|3||Masaryk University||Masarykova univerzita|
|4||Brno University of Technology||Vysoké učení technické v Brně|
|5||University of Economics, Prague||Vysoká škola ekonomická v Praze|
Source: QS World University Rankings
One of the top universities is the Czech Technical University in Prague (České Vysoké Učení Technické v Praze), the oldest of its kind in Central Europe. It was founded in 1707 by Joseph I, Emperor of Austria, and has many famous graduates including Austrian physicist Christian Doppler and Nobel Prize winning Swiss chemist, Vladimir Prelog.
Living costs for students are lower than in Western Europe. For instance, in Prague it costs approximately