Thanks to its high-quality education at modest fees, good quality of life at low cost of living, and central location in Europe, Czechia (formerly: the Czech Republic) has been attracting more and more international Master’s students.
You can find postgraduate programmes fully taught in English in virtually any subject - whether you’re looking for an MA or MSc degree, an MBA, an LLM etc.
There is a large variety of Master’s programmes in the Czech Republic that are completely taught in English. Find yours today!
Masters programmes at Czech universities can typically cost between €4,000 and €10,000 per year. Universities in Prague (the capital city) are more expensive than in other cities like Brno. Private universities tend to be at the upper end of that range.
If you’re willing to study in Czech, public universities offer Masters tuition-free. Czech is a notoriously difficult language though, and you’ll need to be proficient in it at the start of the programme, so this is not an option for most students.
In Czechia, you apply directly to the universities. For an application for a Master’s programme, you typically need these documents:
To apply for a Master’s in Czechia, you will need to get your Bachelor’s degree recognised by the Czech government. Recognition can take between 30 and 60 days and can cost up to €130.
In Czechia, universities set their own application deadlines. To start your Master’s programme in the autumn, you’ll usually find deadlines between February and April. Make sure to check the dates early! Note that some Czech universities charge a non-refundable application fee of somewhere between €20 and €50.
Some scholarships for foreign Masters students are available, both by the Czech government as well as by universities directly. Inquire with the university/universities which ones you might be eligible for.
If you’re a citizen of an EU/EEA country or Switzerland, you don’t need a visa or residence permit to study for a Master’s degree in Czechia. But you do need to register your residence with the authorities within 30 days of arrival.
For students from other countries, getting the right student visa or residence permit for Czechia can be complicated, and processing time can be several months. We strongly recommend that you reach out early to the admissions teams at the universities you’re interested in - maybe even before you apply for the Masters! That way you know what you need to do, and when.
Typical documents you’ll need for a Czech student visa include:
Once you’ve accepted an offer by a university, it’s time to find a place to live! Most universities offer cheap accommodation in student dormitories. They’re a budget-friendly option and a great way to make friends, but not so great if you prefer privacy (you’ll often have to share a room). Make sure to ask about university accommodation early! As an alternative, apartments in the private market will offer more comfort at a higher price; especially Prague can be expensive.
Thanks to its central location in Europe, Czechia is easily accessible by train, bus, or plane. (Which also makes it a great place from where to explore other countries during your semester breaks!) Prague is a well-connected airport hub. If you’re travelling from further away, you could also look at flights to Vienna or Berlin and travel onward by train. Good luck with your studies!
Masters commonly take 2 years to complete (with 120 ECTS credits), but you will also find options with 1 year or 18 months. Some more specialised programmes might last 3 years.
Most English-taught Master’s programmes will cost between €4,000 and €10,000 per year. Tuition-free studies are only available in Czech - which is not an easy language to learn.
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