About Czech Republic
Countries We Represent
The Czech republic is a landlocked country that shares its land borders with Germany, Austria, Poland and Slovakia as its immediate geographic neighbors. The Czech republic consists of two historic states known as Bohemia and Moravia. It has had one of the most tumultuous histories not only in the region, but also in the world, thanks to a constant transfer of power because of wars and uprisings. Finally, it aligned itself with the Soviet Union and after the collapse of the USSR, it broke into two separate countries, the Czech Republic.and Slovakia.
The Czech Republic is a multi party parliamentarian government that is headed by the President, who is directly elected by the people through public polls once every five years. The President then appoints the Prime Minister and the cabinet of Ministers. The ministers are housed in bicameral parliament.
The Czech system of education has compulsory as well voluntary parts inbuilt into the education system. However, when a student opts to change institutions, he or she has to appear for and satisfactorily clear the examination that has been set by the institute that they intend to attend. Students from abroad are advised to get beforehand all the information about study in the Czech Republic.
Students desirous of pursuing further studies in the Czech Republic can opt for either the secondary courses where they have the opportunity to study and research in Czech republic and attain a DiS which translates to Specialist with Diploma. The course of this diploma has a duration of three years.
Why Study in the Czech Republic?
- The Czech Republic has a long tradition of providing quality education. This is evident from one of the oldest universities in the country being established in 1348.
- A Czech Republic University offers a diverse range of study programs, which enable students to choose subjects that they prefer and have an affinity to.
- At present, there are over 35000 students who have chosen to study in the Czech Republic and the number keeps increasing because of the open arms policy towards conducting programs in foreign languages, especially in English.
- The Czech Republic is situated in the heart of Europe. This provides opportunities for students arriving here to enjoy not just Czech culture, but also to travel to other neighboring countries and assimilate their cultures.
- Furthermore, since the Czech culture is an amalgamation of various cultures like Slavonic, Jewish, and German or rather Austrian influence, students can experience these cultures when they get their periodic breaks between studies.
- Overall a healthy picture of educational institutions numbering 70 including various levels and more than 400,000 students studying in these institutions.
Czech (PAID UNIVERSITY)
1. Completed visa application form
The form must be filled out completely with your full name as it appears in your passport. Please do not forget to sign the application.
2. Two (2) same recent passport photographs.
3. Original passport and a copy of the data page (the one with your picture) of the passport
- You must submit your original passport with a validity exceeding the intended stay by at least 3 months with at least 2 blank pages.
- If you need your passport during the processing time then the passport can be returned to you.
- The passport must be resubmitted at the end of the application process for the issuance of the visa after the Embassy has received the approval from the Czech authorities.
4. Document confirming sufficient financial resources
A copy of a credit/debit card (Visa, Master card…) held in your name with a validity for at least the duration of your stay in the Czech Republic + credit/debit card original bank statement (or an original letter from the bank with a notarized translation into Czech). In case of internet banking printouts, a bank stamp confirming the authenticity is requested. You may cover the credit card number before you make a copy of it but don’t cover the validity. It is not necessary to submit a copy of both sides of the card. A copy of the front side is sufficient.
A letter from a host or sponsor confirming the support of the applicant during his or her stay in the Czech Republic. It must be an original document with a notarized signature and presented with an official translation in the Czech language. Example: A parental letter confirming the financial situation of the student must be translated into the Czech language and notarized. Such letter must be accompanied by a bank statement of the parent (original or printout stamped by the bank). The student must provide proof of drawing funds while in the Czech Republic, for example ownership of a banking card linked to this account.
A student currently receiving a scholarship must provide a confirmation of such scholarship.
*GENERALLY, the minimum amount of financial resources required for a person over 18 years of age is 30 300 CZK for 1 month of stay + 4040 CZK for each whole month of expected stay. So for a 4 month stay it would be 30 300 +16 160 = 46 460 CZK (approximately 1579 GBP, the amount in GBP depends on the rate CZK/GBP). Persons younger than 18 years submit a proof of financial means equaling to a half of the required amount.
5. Document confirming the purpose of stay
The original or a copy (notarized by a Czech notary) of a document certifying acceptance into a study program in the Czech Republic issued by a Czech university or school. This document must be in the Czech language.
6. Document confirming accommodation
- The original or a copy (notarized by a Czech notary) of a document issued by a Czech university or school confirming accommodation for the duration of your studies – this document must be in the Czech language.
- If you are staying in private accommodations, the original statement from the owner of an apartment/house stating his/her ability and willingness to provide accommodation (signature must be notarized by a Czech notary).
- If you are leasing an apartment/house, the original or a notarized copy of the lease contract.
- If you are subletting, the original or a notarized copy of the lease contract and an affidavit signed by the owner confirming the sublet (signature must be notarized by a Czech notary).
7. Criminal History Background For any other students applies the following:
- Extract from the Criminal Register of the country of your citizenship.
- In addition, if you have lived in any country for 6 months or longer in the previous three years, you are required to submit a CriminalHistory Background issued by that country.
- It must be appropriately certified (Apostille)
- IMPORTANT! The Criminal History Records must be translated to the Czech language.
8. Medical health/travel insurance
Please note: The students under Erasmus Mundus program are exempted from submitting health/travel insurance.