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Czech Republic

Czech Republic

Quick Facts & Figures

  • capital

    Prague
  • language

    Czech
  • currency

    Czech Koruna (CZK)
  • government

    Unitary Parliamentary Constitutional Republic
  • religion

    Undeclared and Roman Catholic
  • weather

    Temperate Continental Climate
  • timezone

    CET (UTC+1)
  • internet domain

    .cz

Study in Czech Republic

Formerly known as Czechoslovakia, Czech Republic is a nation filled with history, cultural wonders, and traditions. Filipino students who are highly interested in Franz Kafka and Gothic-Romanesque architecture are in for a treat.

Czech is also an amazing nation to pursue a Master’s or Bachelor’s degree. If you’re looking for a different taste of Europe, Czech Republic is one of the best places you should consider.

With partner schools in Brno to name a few, Filipino international students have a lot to choose in pursuing their international studies.

We have 1 Czech school and universities on our website that you can search and apply from!

Why study in Czech Republic?

Czech Republic is a great destination for Filipino international students thanks to its rich culture and top universities. There are a handful of reasons why Filipinos should study in Czech Republic.

  • Historic Quality of Education
  • Hub for International Students

Schools in Czech Republic

Czech Republic's historic education system is ranked 41st in the QS Higher Education System Strength Rankings 2018.

Life and culture in Czech Republic

Czech universities are known to have small classroom sizes. As a student, you don’t have to feel much pressure whenever you need to ask questions regarding a particular topic in class.

Study and work opportunities in Czech Republic

Filipino international students on a student visa are allowed to work while studying provided that they secure an employment permit. There are exceptions:

(1) if the work is part of an internship,

(2) students up to the age of 26 can work without permit as long as long as they don’t work for more than 7 consecutive days or a total of 30 days within a calendar year.

Otherwise, students need to submit their permit application permanently with an administrative fee of CZK 500 (Php 1,200).

Scholarships in Czech Republic

Filipinos can get several types of financial support in Czech Republic, from loans, scholarships granted by both the public and private sector of Czech Republic, and various grants.

Partner Schools

Studying in Czech Republic

What are the required languages for studying in Czech Republic?
Specific language examinations may depend on your chosen university, although several programmes at Czech universities are exclusively taught in English. We still highly advise students to master at least a basic understanding of the Czech language.
If you’re worried about your English language proficiency, check out our partner language centers that can help you improve your skills!
Do I need a visa to study in the Czech Republic? How do I get it?
If you’re a Philippine passport-holder, you may need to obtain a student visa. The process is as follows:
  1. Secure an offer to your chosen university and pay for your first semester of university (this must be done before you can be approved for your permit).
  2. Complete any online application forms
  3. Gather all necessary documents
  4. Submit documents and application forms to Czech Republic embassy
Please note that the letter of acceptance or letter of admission from the university you wish to enter for your intended course of study is a necessary requirement under the eligibility criteria for an Italian student visa. For the full list of details, please refer to the Czech embassy website or contact the Czech Republic embassy in Manila.
 
Are there scholarships available? How can I finance my studies?
There are many scholarships offered by both the Czech Republic government and the schools themselves. Visit the Edukasyon profiles of the schools you are interested in to check if they are offering any scholarships.

There are also some international student loans available from different loan giving bodies. University representatives usually work in tandem with their financial aid department that focuses on helping students find options to finance their education. Explore our partner schools here, and click "Send Inquiry" to get connected with your university representative.
 
How do I choose a school in Czech Republic?
There are an endless array of schools and programs available to international students in Czech Republic that offer both traditional and newly-emerging disciplines that specialize in high quality education and research in Engineering, Science, and Medicine. There is the Charles University in Prague, known for being the oldest university in Central Europe. After deciding (1) What your career goals are and (2) What academic programs can help you achieve those goals, it's time to do some research on which school is best for you! There are schools in the Czech Republic that are looking for Filipino students just like you! Explore them here.
 

Living in Czech Republic

How much is the cost of living in Czech Republic?
Czech Republic enjoys a low cost of living to pursue your studies in, but of course living costs in Czech Republic are subject to your personal lifestyle and where you live, but here is a rough estimate of a student’s average monthly budget:
  • Food: 50 CZK/2.5 USD
  • Accommodation: 150 USD
  • Transportation: 550 CZK
  • Utilities:  CZK
  • Hobby/leisure, miscellaneous: 200 CZK
What is the lifestyle like in Czech Republic?
Czechs generally put their family ahead of work, and make the most out of holidays by travelling to beaches and parks with family members. They enjoy their day offs and leisure time and know how to balance this well with work. While on their day offs, Czechs spend the day on various outdoor activities ranging from gardening to cross-country skiing. Beer is an essential part of Czech life, with Czech Republic having the highest beer consumption in the world. It’s also interesting to note that Czech Republic is one of the safest countries in the world

Being at the center of Central European lifestyle, Czech Republic is overflowing with history and arts. Grand architecture and historical monuments and cathedrals can be found at almost any corner. Czechs have an affinity for music, with many renowned classical composers. They are not limited the classics however, as the younger generations also enjoy music in pubs and festivals. Sports are highly celebrated among Czechs, most especially ice hockey and soccer.
 

Working in Czech Republic

What are the benefits of graduating from a school in Czech Republic?
Czech Republic is landlocked in the center of Europe with neighboring countries like Germany and Austria. This gives off more opportunities to work after studying. Start ups are becoming popular now among Czechs with also a fill of big international companies. If you do decide to work or stay awhile in Czech Republic, the cost of living isn’t too much either.
 
Can I work while I’m studying in Czech Republic?
Having summer or part-time jobs for students is common for students in Czech Republic. There are options for international students as well but are limited as most of them require workers to be fluent in the Czech language, however, many international companies in big cities value employees that are able to speak in multiple languages.

Students from the Philippines also don’t necessarily require an employment permit, under certain circumstances.