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STUDY IN CZECH REPUBLIC

The Czech Republic is situated in Central Europe. The Czech Republic can be rightly called the crossroads of European civilizations. Due to its position in the heart of central Europe it boats a unique natural and cultural wealth. The country is surrounded by extensive mountain ranges which form most of its borderlines. Twelve important historical sights feature on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List. The country is historically divided into three regions: Bohemia, Moravia and part of Silesia. The Czech Republic shares borders with Poland in the north, Austria in the south, Germany in the west, and Slovakia in the east. The country has 10.3 million inhabitants and the official language is Czech. The capital of the country is Prague. The Czech Republic is an advanced Central European country with increasing standards of living. Its rich history has left a significant historical legacy, spectacular architecture and beautiful cultural works. Personalities of past and present times remain a source of pride for the Czech Republic. Many Czechs have received worldwide recognition in different branches of the sciences, arts and sports.

  • Privileged geographical location
  • One of the best educational systems in Europe
  • More than 60 universities with unique programs
  • Academic diversity
  • Excellent curriculum which is catering to industry requirements
  • Lower costs of living
  • Cultural experience and fascinating history
  • Highly safe for International students
  • Long tradition of quality education
  • National name: Ceska Republika
  • Capital: Prague
  • large cities: Brno, 376,400; Ostrava, 317,700; Plzen, 164,900; Olomouc, 102,900
  • Total Area: Land area: 29,836 sq mi (77,276 sq km
  • Language: Czech and Slovak
  • Currency: Korun or Koruna, Kc
  • GDP: ($194.8 billion (2013 EST.)
  • Industries: metallurgy, machinery and equipment, motor vehicles, glass, armaments

At present, there are 62 institutions in the Czech higher education system. There are 24 public institutions, 4 state higher educational institutions (three military schools and one Police Academy) and 34 private higher educational institutions. The Charles University, the Palacký University, Olomuc and the Masaryk University in Brno are traditional multi-disciplinary universities with a combination of humanities, natural sciences, theology and medicine. About 38% of students now study in Prague and 21% in Brno, while other students go to regional centres such as Ceske Budejovice, Cheb, Ostrava, Pardubice, Plzen and others. In the Czech Republic, the higher education system is organised into three levels: bachelor, master and doctorate.

In the Czech Republic there are 26 public, 2 state and 44 private higher education institutions Undergraduate , Master’s and doctoral programs on offer with its duration are as follows

  • Bachelors (3 to 4 years)
  • Masters (4 to 6 years)
  • Doctoral (usually 3 years)

EUR 1000 per semester, a non refundable registration fee of EUR 20 (CZK 500) is charged by public institutions private university fix their own registration fees

The Czech Republic awards scholarships for study programmes at the Language and Foundation Studies Centre of Charles University and for Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctor’s programmes at public higher educational institutions. Regarding Doctor’s study programmes, preferences are given to the graduates of Czech higher educational institutions. A foreign national who applies for a Czech Republic government scholarship to study at a public institution of higher education and has no knowledge of the Czech language can receive a scholarship for a special one-year language and foundation studies course at the Institute of Language and Foundations Studies of Charles University. At the end of the language and foundation study course, the student is required to successfully pass the entrance examination, in which the scope and contents are designed by the respective faculty or higher educational institution. The faculty or higher educational institution itself publishes basic information about admission procedures in advance.

The Government of the Czech Republic annually offers scholarships within its Foreign Development Assistance Programme. These so-called government scholarships support students from developing countries who would like to study at public universities in the Czech Republic.

The Czech Republic provides scholarships for studies pursued both in the Czech language (in Bachelor's and Master's study programmes) and in the English language (in follow-up Master's and Doctoral study programmes). Scholarships for studies in the Czech language are granted taking into account the list of recommended fields of study, updated according to the needs of specific countries, and also with regard to ongoing development cooperation projects. Applicants can also receive funding for a one-year-long language and preparatory course. Scholarships for study programmes in the English language are granted only in the selected study programmes.

Further scholarships and grants to study in the Czech Republic may be found on the Scholarship Portal.

Read More: http://www.studyin.cz/scholarships/

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