Today, over 39,000 foreign students are studying in the Czech Republic at Higher Education Institutions. It is an increasingly popular destination for international study and the EU statistics released in 2014 listed the Czech Republic as the 12th most popular destination for Erasmus students in Europe.
There are certainly many reasons for choosing the Czech Republic as a study destination. Universities have long-standing reputations and offer a diverse range of study programmes with a unique perspective. They also offer high quality education and research, especially in the Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, which has a long tradition in the Czech Republic. The Charles University in Prague was founded in 1348 and is the oldest university in the Central Europe. Quality assurance for all higher education institutions is the responsibility and main priority of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports.
Interest for foreign students is growing fast as more and more programmes are offered in other languages, especially in English. Czech universities are getting increasingly involved in a wide range of international cooperation activities and studies taking place in the European Union and other countries.
The Czech Republic is located in the heart of Europe so you have a fantastic opportunity to not only discover many other European countries and places you might otherwise not have had the chance to visit, but also experience a fascinating culture and history.
Furthermore, due to its geographic location the Czech Republic is situated in the intersection of many other interesting cultures. The country’s culture was historically formed mainly by Slavonic, German (Austrian) and Jewish influence, which resulted in a rich Central-European culture heritage and lifestyle.
The Czech Republic is sure to entertain you in between your studies and you will also benefit from much lower tuition fees and living costs than Western Europe, making it more affordable.
And last but not least, a vibrant and colourful cultural life in the heart of Europe.
(Source: Centre for International Cooperation in Education, www.studyin.cz)