Located at the heart of Central Europe, the Czech Republic (also known as Czechia) is an increasingly popular postgraduate destination for international students looking for picturesque cities and low (or non-existent!) tuition fees. A Masters in the Czech Republic will allow you to join a higher education system with over 600 years of history.
The Czech Republic has a lot to offer international postgraduates. Along with its location at the centre of Europe - it’s within a train ride of places like Vienna, Berlin and Budapest - the Czech Republic has a proud tradition of higher education.
The oldest Czech university, the Charles University in Prague, dates back to 1348, and the country is home to some of the region’s most prestigious universities. And, if you decide to study a Masters in Czech, you won’t have to pay any tuition fees - regardless of nationality. Foreign language programmes do incur a charge, but this can be relatively low compared to courses in other countries.
Meanwhile, the cost of living in the Czech Republic is low, even though it enjoys an excellent quality of life. It’s also frequently ranked as one of the safest and most stable countries in the world, making it a perfect place to embark on Masters study.
There are over 40,000 international students in the Czech Republic, an impressively high number given the relatively small size of the country.
Masters programmes in the Czech Republic are usually two years long, but they can be as short as one year or as long as three.
If you choose to study in Czech, you won’t have to pay any tuition fees at public universities in the Czech Republic! However, if you study in a foreign language, you will be charged tuition fees. At a public university these will be a minimum of CZK 9,810 (approximately €386), and at private universities can range between CZK 40,000 and CZK 300,000 (€1,576-11,824).
Most teaching in the Czech Republic takes place in Czech, but more and more institutions are offering English-taught Masters.
If you’re an EU, EEA or Swiss national you won’t need a visa to study in the Czech Republic. Other nationalities will need to apply for a Czech visa before arriving in the country.