Studying in the CZECH REPUBLIC
The Czech Republic is an appealing study abroad destination. International students who wish to study in the Czech Republic should look at a variety of programs while staying within their budget. Aside from that, they will have the opportunity to learn about the country’s rich culture and history.
The Bologna system of three academic cycles is used in the region, as it is in most other European countries.
Students who wish to study in this country must first obtain a study permit. They will need to apply for a long-term permit that will last longer than 90 days. They will be required to apply for both a long-term permit and a long-term residency permit.
EU/EEA and Swiss citizens are free to live and work in the Czech Republic without a student permit or a residency permit.
PROCESS to get a Study permit
- Accept admission to a Czech university: To secure your place, get a formal admissions letter from your chosen institution and pay any enrollment fees.
- Make an appointment at a Czech embassy or consulate near you: Appointments fill up fast, so making one well in advance is important.
- Complete the form: Make sure you’ve filled out all of the parts and signed the contract.
- Collect the required papers: Along with your form, you’ll need to request some papers. A complete list can be found in the section below.
- Keep your scheduled appointment: To ensure that your request can be submitted, make sure you carry all of the requested information with you.
- The administrative fee must be paid: Before your request is sent out, you must pay this fee.
- Wait for a decision: The length of time it takes to process a study permit varies , but it shouldn’t take more than 120 days.
- Apply for a residence permit: After your request has been accepted, you can begin the requisition process for a residence permit.
Most of the papers that you submit will have to be translated to Czech by a translator and must have an official rubber stamp. The processing can take up to sixty days so you should plan on submitting the permit request well ahead to avoid last-minute hassles.
Can you work on a Czech student visa?
If you’re given a Czech student visa, you’ll be able to work alongside your studies, but your weekly hours will be limited to 20. This is to ensure that you devote sufficient time to your studies.
You will not need to apply for a separate work permit because this right to work is automatically granted as part of your visa permissions.
What is the processing time for Czech long-term residence permit for studies?
The Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic processes and decides on all long-term visa and long-term residency applications, and the Embassy issues visas based on the decision. The Embassy has no say or control over processing time or decision-making.
The Embassy’s processing period is around 60 days from the time the full application, including biometrics, is submitted.
What is the “Student Mode”?
The “Student Mode” project is a concept of visa facilitation for student from selected third countries who are admitted to study at Czech universities and enrolled in the Student Mode at the same time.
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