How to Enroll in University in Czech

Around 37,000 international students are studying in the Czech republic. We will present some of the requirements to enroll in a university in Czech.

Studying in Czech is a great decision, as the country enjoys a rich culture and long-standing academic traditions. Additionally, the cost of studying and living in Czech is affordable. These are some of the required steps to enroll in a university in Czech.

Check our article about top universities in Czech.

Prepare Documents

To be qualified to enroll in a university in Czech, you should have completed a previous level of study.

To start a bachelor’s degree, you need a secondary school certificate. The master’s degree requires a bachelor’s degree completion. Similarly, to start a PhD degree, you have to submit a master certificate.

It is important for your previous level of study to be recognized by the Czech authorities.

Aside from these basic requirements, there are other different requirements determined by each university.

Admission Requirements

In addition to certified copies of your educational qualifications, the minimum level of requirements normally includes a completed and submitted application. This is in addition to submitting a proof of admission procedures’ fees payment and compliance with the conditions of a specific study program. The admission requirements are as the following:

  • Entrance exam or interview (could be via Skype)
  • Proof of language proficiency
  • Motivation letter
  • Portfolio
  • Statement of purpose
  • Writing sample
  • Letter of recommendation
  • C.V.
  • Transcript of records

Once you fulfill all the requirements, it is time to submit your application together with all the aforementioned documents.

Submit Your Application

The application forms are available on the universities’ websites. Universities use the electronic applications system, to simply guide the students and allow them to track their applications throughout the entire process.


After filling your application, it is important to print, sign and send it via post to the relevant university or college, together with the required documents.


You might be asked to pay application fees and attach the receipt of payment if required by your university. Some universities require the payment of entrance exam fees, which usually cost around 20 Euros.
The university will contact you through the online application system, or by a letter or an email to inform you of the next steps.

Apply Before Deadline

Take into consideration the application deadline, not only that of your online application but also of the printed copy that you will send by post.

  • Application deadline for Czech public universities is in February
  • Deadline to apply for Czech art schools is in November
  • Application deadline for Czech technical faculties is in March/April
  • Entrance exam date is in May – July

After sending your application and attending the entrance exam (if required), you will only have to wait for the admission results, which usually appear by the end of June. If you fulfilled the requirements and got accepted, you will receive the confirmation via email or post.

Apply for Study Visa

Depending on your nationality, you may need to apply for a visa or residence permit to enter the Czech republic. You should start applying for the visa as soon as you receive the official admission letter. The procedures may take up to 60 days.

Arrange Practical Aspects

You have to be in contact with the study department at the university or the coordinator of the study program.

The host university can offer you the best advice regarding the arrangement of the practical aspects for your arrival to the Czech Republic, including local student accommodation options and available student services.

Now that you know how to apply, choose one of the Best Universities in Czech Republic

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