If you are a member of an EU nation or a country that is part of the European Economic Area (EEA) then you do not need to apply for a student visa, you just need to provide a valid ID and an acceptance letter from your university.
For students from outside the EU/EEA then you will need to contact the Czech embassy in your country as there are different restrictions for different countries.
Most Czech universities offer accommodation to their students in the form of dormitories. These dormitories are often significantly cheaper than private student accommodation although you will usually be sharing communal areas with other students.
There is a lot of private student accommodation in Czech Republic so finding somewhere to live shouldn’t be difficult for an international student, depending on where you want to live and what living conditions you want to have.
Most universities will have an accommodation service for all students to use to help them find appropriate lodging for their studies.
The Czech Republic adopts the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) which allows students from all over Europe to easily transfer their qualifications into relevant formats.
Each university needs to be applied to direct and most Czech universities require an entrance exam to be sat by their prospective students before an offer to study is extended.
You can apply to most institutions online as long as you provide the appropriate supporting documents, but each university may have different requirements.
All higher education fees are waived for students willing to study their course in the Czech language – both foreign and domestic students. This is subject to a language proficiency test which will need to be completed in order for fees to be waived.
If you still want to study in Czech but don’t pass the proficiency test then you may be able to enrol in a foreign language course for a separate fee.
English courses in Czech Republic cost around CZK108,334, and there may also be admin fees applied depending on where you study and the level you study at.
Many universities in Czech Republic offer scholarships themselves to international and domestic students alongside international schemes like the European Erasmus scheme.