Studying in Prague, Czech Republic

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Czech Republic

Prague at a glance

Over 20,000 international students choose universities from Prague to follow their studies abroad. Higher educational institutions provide a large palette of study degrees and cover many international or inter-university agreements in order to support foreign students. The academic staff is known to get involved in international research and development cooperation. Prague is the capital and the largest city of the Czech Republic, situated in the north-west of the country on the Vltava River.

Studying

Studying in Prague

Universities in Prague offer a great range of study programmes, in various field like: law, medicine, arts, education, social sciences, humanities, mathematics and more. Students have plenty of opportunities to specialise at all degree levels: Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD.

Faculties provide study programmes and courses in English, French and German for international students. In some universities, courses can be taken as full-time internal studies or part-time external studies.

You can enrol in a few distance learning (online) programmes and several short courses, the latter are usually organised as summer school courses and mostly for subject areas like economics and political studies.

Classrooms and libraries have integrated modern technology facilities, enabling students to have access to required information and study materials for their studies.

Career

Career opportunities in Prague

Prague has a stable economy, having as main growing industries: pharmaceuticals, printing, food processing, transport equipment manufacturing, computer technology and electrical engineering. In the service sector, the most significant are financial and commercial services, trade, restaurants, hospitality and public administration.

Prague is home to many important multinationals, like: Accenture, Adecco, Allianz, AmCham, Capgemini, Citibank, Czech airlines, DHL, Europcar, KPMG and more. Benefit from internship opportunities offered by universities in collaboration with top businesses in the city.

Because the Czech Republic has implemented the Schengen Agreement, employment is available for all Schengen members within its borders.

Life

Prague city life

Prague is a wonderful, Bohemian city that you will inevitably fall in love with. Walking in Prague you will discover the fascinating architecture and beautiful monuments. Places worth seeing include:

  • Prague Castle
  • The Charles Bridge
  • Old Town Square with the Prague astronomical clock
  • The Jewish Quarter
  • The Baroque Saint Nicholas Church
  • Church of Our Lady Victorious and Infant Jesus of Prague
  • Písek Gate – one of the last preserved city gate of Baroque fortification
  • The Franz Kafka Museum
  • Kampa Island – with a view of the Charles Bridge.

Prague hosts many music festivals including the Prague Spring International Music Festival, the Prague Autumn International Music Festival, the Prague International Organ Festival and the Prague International Jazz Festival. Film festivals in the city include the Febiofest, the One World Film Festival and Echoes of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.

You should not miss the occasion to travel down the famous Vltava River and try the local famous and tasty beer.

Prague has a vibrant nightlife, as you can find several bars and clubs if you want to enjoy a night out.

International atmosphere in Prague

Prague’s open attitude towards foreigners and international business has been attracting many entrepreneurs and investors. The city’s advantages include: a good geographical position (with easy access to Austria and Germany, for example), low living conditions and a minimal amount of bureaucracy. Out of foreigners and immigrants living here, a large number includes people coming from Greece, Turkey, Italy, Yugoslavia, Slovakia, Romania and Russia. Prague is a great opportunity to study in a Central European country with Western education standards and an international friendly crowd.

Weather Prague

The winters are relatively cold, with average temperatures that reach freezing point, and with very little sunshine. Summers are mostly sunny and the average high temperature is around 24°C (75°F). During spring and autumn you should expect sudden changes, so most times you will have to carry an umbrella with you.

Costs

Accommodation costs in Prague

Student housing options available in Prague include

1. Student halls of residence – the most common and usually the cheapest type of accommodation. If you considered halls of residence, better book one room in advance, as the number is limited. The price for rent is around 140-160 EUR/month.

2. Private apartment or shared house – the price for this type of accommodation varies depending on location, facilities or number of bedrooms. The average rent price for a room in a shared flat is between 300 and 350 EUR/month.

3. Homestay – the ideal choice for students interested in learning or improving Czech language and also understand the Czech life style and culture. Usually living in a host family is more expensive, you would have to pay around 470 EUR/month, but most of the times at least one meal/day is included.

4. Hostel – usually a more expensive option. Decent hostels located in or outside the city centre have average prices of 23 EUR/night.

Living costs in Prague

Prague is not an expensive city, the cost of living is not as high as in Western Europe. Your monthly expenses would count for around 450 EUR, including accommodation, food, public transport, and going out).

Supermarkets all over Prague have reasonable prices and the monthly food bills would cost you around 70 EUR/month. Lunch in a restaurant you would have to pay 5-7 EUR for one meal course. A monthly public transport pass is 20 EUR.

Universities in Prague

UNYP offers accredited Bachelor's, Master's, MBA, and PhD programs in English as an officially recognized higher education institution in the Czech Republic since 1998. Bachelor’s students have the opportunity to graduate with two degrees from the State University of New York, Empire State College and from UNYP accredited by the Czech Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports.

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Anglo-American University's educational, research, advisory and other academic duties are rooted in a deep respect for academic freedom and its observation and promotion as we consider it to be one of our major values.

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Charles University is one of the oldest and biggest universities in Europe, blending tradition with a vision of the future, ideal for a fulfilling study experience abroad. The university provides an inclusive international vibe for talented students, accomplished teachers and top researchers from the Czech Republic.

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The University of Economics, Prague (VŠE) is the biggest public university of economics in the Czech Republic. The university was celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2013.

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