Do you want to study in Europe for free?
Higher education in public institutions in Czech is free for you!
Some state universities have fees which is necessary to solve organizational issues related to the entry and extension of visas for foreign students:
- administrative fees;
- fees for extension;
- tuition fees in English.
Payment in private institutions of higher education occurs according to the rules in the prescribed manner.
The system of higher education in the Czech Republic has existed for more than 600 years. In 1348, Emperor Charles IV founded the first university in Prague, which is the oldest educational institution in Central Europe today. Now it is called Charles University.
The central governing body of education is the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports. The accreditation commission controls the quality of higher education throughout the Czech Republic. Since 2001, three structures have become the basis of the teaching cycle - these are undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs.
Language of instruction
The main language of instruction is Czech, however, English programs are also sufficient.
Czech universities, with their diverse modern faculties, will provide you with affordable and interesting studies at European university, and the StartAndStudy team will help you to get settled and start studying without delay.
The academic year at the university is divided into two semesters. The entire curriculum and programs are accredited by the relevant commission.
Period of study: September - December, February - May.
Examination period: January - February, May - June.
Students are evaluated in the Czech Republic in accordance with the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS). ECTS is a pan-European system of accounting for students' educational work during the development of an educational program or course that unifies the organization and systematization of education at all European universities. Thanks to this system, students can study equally well in different countries.
The basis of the evaluation system are credits and points.
The credit system allows you to rate for the modules passed. Assessment methods vary by region and type of institution. Some universities conduct evaluations post-semester, others - after each completed module. Each studied subject has an equivalent in credits depending on the degree of difficulty. It is in the loans that the minimum requirements for the delivery of subjects for the semester and year are established. If a student earns the required number of credits, he moves to the next semester.
Having collected the number of credits established by the program, the student receives a diploma and graduates from the university. For example: one school year corresponds to 60 ECTS points, which is about 1,500 – 1,800 school hours. To get a bachelor's degree, you need to score from 180 to 240 ECTS-points, and a master's degree should reach 300 (that is, from 60 to 120 ECTS-points). The educational process is built on combining different types of training: theoretical lectures, seminars, workshops, laboratory work and practical training.
All Czech universities spend introductory weeks for freshmen, during which students are given all the necessary information about the training system and grading system, the rules of the faculty and all the opportunities that are available to students outside of school. Higher education institutions can be both public and private. Accredited state educational institutions have all types of diploma programs and commercial ones offer mainly bachelor programs. The documents confirming the degree and the right to the corresponding academic title is a diploma of higher education and addition to the diploma.
The term of study for a bachelor's degree is from 3 to 4 years. At the end of the program, students take a final exam, part of which is the thesis defense. Successful graduates can find employment and continue their education in master's programs.
The term of study for a master's degree is from 1 to 3 years, in rare cases, students choose the full program - from 4 to 6 years. The goal of the program is to develop critical thinking, creative skills and talent. Graduates of master programs pass the final state exam and publicly defend a thesis.
The term of obtaining the doctor`s degree of science is up to 3 years.This program is intended for graduates of master programs and implies independent creative work in the field of research. To obtain the degree of Doctor of Science, the master prepares a public presentation of his thesis, which must be published or approved for publication.