For full and actual information please see the website of the Ministry of Interior of the Czech Republic

EU citizens

EU citizens (or citizens of Schengen Area – Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Switzerland) do not need a visa or a permit to study in the Czech Republic. They only need a valid passport or another equivalent ID.

Non-EU citizens

Foreigners who are not citizens of the EU and who are studying or working in the Czech Republic are required to have a long-term residence visa or a long-term residence permit before arriving in the Czech Republic. Please note that it is necessary to be physically present in the country where you applied at the time the visa is issued in the passport.

The application procedure for obtaining a visa for study purposes can take up to 60 days since the VISA application had been submitted to the local Czech Embassy. Please read the information below carefully and start your application procedure immediately after receiving documents from our university.

Approximately 3 months before the start of the semester in Prague, we are sending two documents to coordinators of home universities. These two documents are necessary for the VISA application. The first document is Letter of Acceptance, confirming that the applicant is going to be a student at our university during a certain period. The second document is a statement confirming that the applicant has a place to live during their stay in the Czech Republic – at the university dorms (document called “Potvrzení“). Students who are not going to stay at our university dorms have to get this statement – “Potvrzení“ from a landlord of the place they are going to stay at.
Important is to contact the local Czech Embassy or Consulate for details on Visa Application and read the instructions on filling in the application properly. Different Czech Embassies can have different documents required.
In general, the filled-in application form must be accompanied by:

  • Letter of Acceptance issued by the Czech university
  • A confirmation of guaranteed accommodation (document called “Potvrzení“)
  • Statement confirming that the applicant has financial resources to cover their stay in the Czech Republic – i.e. confirmation of scholarship (if granted), or a statement from a bank that the applicant has funds in the amount of 15 times the subsistence minimum, and at the same time of also twice the subsistence minimum for every whole month (except for the first month) of their expected stay in the country. Since January 1st 2023 the subsistence minimum is 3,130 CZK a month.
  • Transcript from Register of Criminal Records verifying that the applicant has no criminal record
  • Valid international health insurance
  • 2 passport-sized photos (45mm x 35mm)
  • Valid passport

Please note that some documents must be translated into Czech language by a translator with an official rubber stamp. For the details, please contact the local Czech Embassy.
If you plan to travel in the Schengen area, make sure you apply for the correct type of visa which allows it.