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Study MBA in Czech Republic 2024

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Basic monthly living cost

  • Rent in a shared flat

  • Share of utilities

  • Internet subscription

  • Local transportation


Sample lifestyle cost

  • Fast food combo

  • Cinema ticket

  • Pint of local beer


About Czech Republic

Czech Republic is a control located in Central Europe near Germany, Austria, and Slovakia. This landlocked control has a very extensive history, strong religious ties, and an incredible culture. It is home to about 10.5 million people of which 1.3 live in the city of Prague. The country is a modern, advanced civilization with a high income economy. The standard of living here is high as well. Known for its energy, communications, tourism, and science industries and intense culture (including in the areas of art, architecture, film, music, and theater) Czech Republic is the perfect place for a student to explore business opportunities.

Business Studies in Czech Republic

There is no doubt that higher education is viewed as very valuable in Czech Republic. The country has one of the oldest higher educational systems in the world founded in 1348 by Charles University. Foreign students are very common here as the country is well sought after in both business degrees and art degrees. With 44 private universities, 26 public universities, and 2 state programs, there are numerous places for students to study.

Another key reason so many students complete their business students in Czech Republic is because the educational system is affordable. International students can expect to pay between $2000 and $15,000 USD to study here per year. However, undergraduate and graduate degrees vary significantly based on the school. The academic year begins in October, but this varies per school. Generally, there are two, 20-week semesters. July and August tends to be time off. Educational program length varies as well. A bachelor's degree here is the most common first step and takes three to four years to complete. A master's degree program is also available in most business studies. This program can last from one to three years after bachelor's degrees.

As far as what a student will study the options are numerous. Bachelor's degree course of study is available in a variety of business fields including management, administration, finance, economics, and human resources. Master's degree programs are also available and can be customized to meet the student's career goals.

For students that obtain their bachelor's degree or master's degree in business studies in Czech Republic, there are opportunities available post graduate. One third of companies in the country, in fact, are foreign nationals. Nationality is less of a concern here as skill and doing well in school. Students can often find employment opportunities right out of school in a variety of fields. This is possible, especially for those students who are fluent in the language.

Visa Requirements

  1. Short-term visa - for stays up to 90 days
  2. Long-term visa - for stays over 90 days.
  3. Long-term residence permit for study purposes - for students arriving for a period longer than one year.

What type of Visa do you need?

Visa name

Student Visa

Price and currency

CZK 2500

The current visa fee for a student visa to the Czech Republic is CZK 2.500 (around 98 EUR). The fee may be subject to change.

Who can apply for the visa?

Students from EU/EEA countries and Switzerland do not need a visa to study in the Czech Republic. EU students have, however, a reporting duty after their arrival if the intended stay in the Czech Republic is longer than 30 days. In this situation, within 30 days of entering the Czech Republic, you need to declare your presence to the Foreign Police Department.

Students from countries outside the EU have to apply for a student visa.

Where can you make the application?

Embassy/Consulate of the Czech Republic

You apply for your student visa at the Embassy/Consulate of the Czech Republic in your country of residence.


How to make the application?

You will first need to be accepted to an educational institution in the Czech Republic. The school/program has to be accredited by the Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sports of the Czech Republic. If it is not accredited, then you have to apply for the visa for other purposes.

First-time visas must be applied for (and obtained) before their arrival to the Czech Republic – it is forbidden to travel to the Czech Republic without it

The following documents are mainly required for receiving a student visa or a residence permit:

  • application form
  • letter of acceptance for studies
  • valid passport and passport photos
  • proof of financial resources for the stay (e.g. in the form of a bank account statement or confirmation of being beneficiary of a grant)
  • confirmation of guaranteed accommodation
  • valid international health insurance
  • abstract from the Register of Criminal Records

All documents (except the travel document and bank statement) must be in the Czech language. Translations into the Czech language must be officially verified.

While lodging the application, an interview with the applicant can be conducted. A written record of the interview can be a part of the application. A record will be written down in the Czech language and will be signed by the applicant and the officer of the Consulate who will conduct the interview. In case you don't understand Czech you can bring an interpreter with you to translate the written record.

When should you apply?

The whole procedure for obtaining a visa for study purposes can take up to 60–90 days, so it is recommended to apply for the visa well in advance.

The long-term visa lasts up to 6 months. Extensions can be made. The long-term residence permit for the purpose of the study is valid for one year.

Processing time

90 Days

Work opportunities

There are no restrictions on the employment of students coming from the EU or EEA countries. There is no work permit needed and these workers have the same legal status as citizens of the Czech Republic.

Students from outside EU/EEA are obligated to get an employment permit. There are some exceptions though:

  • they do not need an employment permit in case they pursue activities in the territory of the Czech Republic as part of exchange traineeships for students and young graduates from higher education institutions
  • they do not need an employment permit if they are students up to the age of 26 and they do not work for more than 7 consecutive calendar days or a total of 30 days within a calendar year
  • they do not need an employment permit if they have obtained secondary or tertiary professional education or tertiary professional education in a conservatoire under the Czech Education Act.

In other cases, you need to apply for an employment permit. It can be submitted personally or by another person on the basis of a written power of attorney at any locally appropriate regional office of the Public Employment Service. The permit issued is subject to the administrative fee of 500 CZK.

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Why do you need this type of visa?

Your visa application may be rejected if you are not able to show proof of the required funds, or if you provide incorrect or incomplete documents.