LIVING IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC

 

This website contains only basic information about living in the Czech Republic. For more detailed information you can download our Guide to studying and living in the Czech Republic or the Information Booklet for Foreign Nationals in the Czech Republic.  

Entry formalities

Comprehensive information regarding visa issues is available at the website of the Ministry of the Interior (with a special section with information for schools and students) or we recommend you to turn to the Czech diplomatic mission in your country.

Living costs

Expenses covering the stay are substantially lower than in any west European country. Expenses covering food, accomodation, and public transportation come altogether to about 350-750 USD/month. Naturally, it all depends on the student's lifestyle and on how much he/she really wants to spend. The prices can also vary considerably depending on where you stay. 

The International Student Identity Card (ISIC) is the best card for all students. It allows cardholders to get student discounts for transport, restaurants, cinemas, museums, exhibitions and concerts. In principal, students coming to the Czech Republic should obtain an ISIC card at their home university or in their home country.

Work

Foreign students (visa holders) can be employed, but must have a job permit. Job permit is not required only if the student (max. 26 years old) works not longer than 7 consecutive calendar days or 30 days a year in total. For more information go to the website of the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs.

Student organizations

 

Erasmus Student Network Czech Republic

ESN CZ connects and supports international student clubs in the Czech Republic which help international students coming to study at Czech universities. The organization is represented in 6 towns:

 

AEGEE

AEGEE is a student organisation that promotes co-operation, communication and integration amongst young people in Europe. As a non-governmental, politically independent, secular and non-profit organisation AEGEE is open to students and young people from all faculties and disciplines. The organization is represented in 3 towns:

 

AIESEC Czech Republic

AIESEC CZ is a part of the world's largest youth-run organization. AIESEC offers young people the opportunity to participate in international internships, experience leadership and participate in a global learning environment.

 

IAESTE Czech Republic

IAESTE CZ is a student exchange organization that provides students of science, engineering, technology and the applied arts with paid, course-related, technical training abroad.