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Here we try to answer some Frequently Asked Questions. We have arranged the questions in four categories sorted alphabetically. If you still cannot find an answer to your question, please send an email to our Study Adviser at email@example.com. Do not hesitate, your question might also be important for other students. Contact us, and the answer to your question will soon appear right here on this site.
If you are a citizen of
Full-time students at a university registered with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (e.g. CTU) only need to be registered at the Public Employment Office (Úřad Práce). This registration is made by the employer. (You can ask for legal advice, free of charge, in some offices for integration in Prague, ex.: icpraha.com.)
You can choose any doctor you want to. You will be asked to pay for your treatment in cash; ask the doctor for an invoice, and look after it carefully, as you will need it for your reimbursement claim the insurance company where you bought your insurance. Visit the website printed on your insurance card (always carry it with you, as there is a telephone helpline that you can use) and look up the claim form. Fill in the claim form and send it to the address given on the form, together with all the necessary documentation. The reimbursement is sent to your bank account. You can find the list of English or other language speaking doctors attached to your Insurance Agreement.
Regarding visiting the dentist - depends on your insurance, but
You must have your high school validated by the Prague City Hall
Information for university students considering changes made by amendment to the Act. No 326/1999 Coll. on the Residence of Foreign Nationals with effect from July 31st, 2019: If you hold a long-term residence permit for study purposes and you have successfully completed university education, you may apply for long-term residence for 9 months and look for a job or start your own business in
For more information and application process please see the website of
If you need legal advice on
Check our financial guide here.
Our programmes for international students are taught in English, and there is no need to speak
Students willing to study in Czech, see this section.
There are also plenty of private language schools and agencies that offer Czech language courses for foreigners. Just note that they are quite expensive.
The best-known banks in the Czech Republic with a website in English
• Česká spořitelna, a.s., Vítězné náměstí 9
• GE Money Bank, Vítězné náměstí 2
• ČSOB, Banskobystrická 11
• Air Bank, Evropská 17
• FIO Banka, Dejvická 33
The Czech Republic is considered to be religiously tolerant. Among the population of 10 million, there is a majority of agnostics – 5.99 million (58.28% of the population). The biggest religion is Roman Catholicism, with 2.71 million (31.65%) and 0.55 million protestants (5.32%). For mosques in Prague, see the Islamic Foundation www.praha.muslim.cz.
To keep your passport and other valuables safe, look for a safe box at a bank. This service is not available at every bank. The best you can do is go to the nearest bank to your accommodation or to the CTU campus and ask there. The fee for keeping a safe box is about CZK 100 per month.
Discounts for students with an ISIC card are widespread. You can get a student discount at many sports or cultural events if you show your ISIC card. See the list of discount:
Public transport is inexpensive, comfortable and quick. Prague public transport infrastructure consists of three metro lines, trams, buses, suburban trains, the funicular to Petřín Hill and five ferries crossing the Vltava River. There is an integrated ticket system for all services. A “Lítačka” travel pass is a lot cheaper than buying individual tickets if you travel even once a day by public transport. You can buy a transport pass for one month, three months or the whole year. To get a student discount for the pass, you will need a student ID. See the prices and types of transportation
The Czech Republic is a land-locked country in Central Europe and is a great starting point for visiting other European destinations. From its capital, Prague, you can get to Berlin, Germany, in 4 hours by train. It takes less than two hours to fly to London, UK, one hour to Paris, France, and about four hours to reach Vienna, Austria, by bus or by car. Use travel agencies like Regiojet, Flixbus or České dráhy to buy tickets with students discount.
Many students coming from a warmer climate underestimate the local weather conditions. An overcoat is necessary not just in winter but also in early spring and late autumn. In summer, temperatures may fluctuate and you should
A traditional Czech main meal consists of soup and a main dish – mostly meat with potatoes or with a cream sauce and dumplings. It is also easy to find all kinds of international cuisine in Prague. Vegetarian and vegan restaurants are not rare anymore. There are more than 10 university canteens that serve breakfast, lunch and dinner for very reasonable prices (approx. CZK 70 for lunch, with a student discount). The food is usually traditional Czech, but there is always a vegetarian option on the daily menu. Czech food is tasty, but you may not find it spicy enough!.
As the CTU faculties are autonomous, the way in which the admission fee is paid can differ from faculty to faculty. Payment by credit card is accepted by the Faculty of Informatics only. Check the banking details on this page
Only applicants for Civil Engineering, Nuclear Sciences and for doctoral studies are required to travel to Prague for an entrance exam.
If you send your certificates, we will tell you whether you are qualified to enter the study programme that you have chosen. For master and doctoral degree programmes, the procedures are straightforward – your previous qualifications are validated by our department (see Validation of Previous studies https://www.studyatctu.com/apply/how-to-apply/validation-of-previous-studies/). For bachelor programmes, it is necessary to demonstrate that your secondary-school education is more or less equivalent to a Czech secondary school
If you cannot arrive
Many of you come from schools where your education was conducted in English. If you have already studied successfully in English, you will not be required to provide a certificate of your English skills. If you have not studied in English before, you must provide an English certificate. The minimum level is 87 for TOEFL (IBT); 5.5 for IELTS; or B2 on the Council of Europe scale. You should aim to reach a level considerably higher level than this, as good English skills will help you in your studies. You may be asked to participate in a Skype interview to check your English speaking and listening skills.
This is a common situation for many students and CTU is aware of it. Just mention this fact when you send your documents and send the latest transcript of records or ask your high school or university to prepare a letter that will state the approximate date of your graduation. If you are accepted by CTU in Prague, take the originals of your examination results to the faculty coordinator – she or he will make copies and file them with all your documents.
A completed application form, an English skills certificate, a school leaving certificate (for a bachelor programme) or a bachelor degree certificate (for a master’s programme) or a master’s degree certificate (for a
Admission for programmes opens in December and following January. Deadlines vary, according to the programme/faculty of your choice but in most cases is either at the end of March or April. For the actual deadline, check
You will be notified no longer than 14 days after your documents will be reviewed by the committee or after the entrance examination.
In most cases no, if your previous education was taught in English and your school leaving certificate indicates this, you will not have to provide an English language certificate. However, ask your faculty coordinator especially if you are applying for
Yes. You must send your documents by
You must have your university degree validated by the CTU Department for Study and Student Affairs. The process of validating your previous degree is called “nostrification”, and it takes approximately 30 days. All necessary info is here.
When you arrive in the Czech Republic, you must register with the Foreign Police within three working days, presenting your passport and evidence of travel medical insurance. This is done by the accommodator (dormitory, hotel, or hostel). It can also be done by the landlord of the flat who should fill the Tenant Book („Domovní
CTU in Prague has students from over 117 different countries. The numbers include exchange students, Erasmus+ students, and degree-seeking students. We list below only countries with more than 20 students at CTU, and we have excluded students from Slovakia, of whom there are more than 1000. Top 10 countries with most international students: India, China, Russia, Turkey, France, Azerbaijan, Czech Republic, Kazakhstan, Ukraine and Egypt. Besides that, there are students from all over the world, for
Yes. More information available here.
Finding a study programme is very important. Some students know exactly what they want to study. Others are not sure what they want to choose. We offer our leaflets that try to help you make your choice. You can also write to or speak with our study advisor.
To check the current fee level, see this page or contact the faculty that offers your study programme. The faculties function as autonomous bodies within the university and have the right to set and adjust the fees. The tuition fees at the Czech Technical University in Prague depend on: the level of your studies (Bachelor, Master’s or
You can find all possible scholarships and grants regarding your citizenship and field of study at the scholarship portal.
Students of CTU can apply for a scholarship after completing the first semester of their study programme. The scholarship is awarded occasionally and on the basis of very good study records from previous semesters. Successful applicants receive a monthly grant, and the amount may vary up to CZK 10 000 per month. Applicants apply to the Vice-Dean for International Relations of the faculty at which they are studying. The decision is made by the faculty. Besides the “Award” scholarship, you can also apply for accommodation scholarship.
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