Prague, Czech Republic – best option for study abroad
If you decide to study in the Czech Republic, you will not only benefit from its perfect location in central Europe, but also from its membership to the European Union and the Schengen Area. You may enjoy visiting other parts of beautiful Europe without the need of visas while earning a degree.
The Czech educational system is considered to be one of the best in the world . In addition, Czech higher education institutions offer a wide variety of study programs taught in English and other foreign languages specifically designed for international students.
Prague has emerged as a crown jewel of central Europe—a vibrant center of culture and thought that attracts students from around the world. Largely unspoiled by the ravages of time, and widely recognized as one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Prague has recently re-emerged as one of Europe’s leading cities. Serving as a major economic and cultural center of the Czech Republic, Prague is a modern city that still retains the original allure of a former age.
Having said that, here is a quick take on living in Prague as a student.
Cost of living
The cost of living in the Czech Republic is on average comparable with other Central and East European countries. Though you may find some things that are comparably priced to the same thing back home, many things in the Czech Republic are less expensive. Basic needs like food and transportation are very reasonable for a student.
The majority of higher education institutions own its dormitories. If you are interested in look for “koleje” or dormitories on web pages of the institutions. If you prefer to live on your own, you will rent a flat or only room in a shared flat.
Student dormitory/monthly around 200 EUR
Private room in a flat/monthly around 250 EUR
Private flat/monthly around 400 EUR
Food and drinks
Food is generally cheaper to buy in supermarkets than in small shops. Shops are generally open 8 am – 6 pm Monday to Friday. On Saturday, usual opening hours are from 8 am to 12 am but increasingly more shops are staying open for longer hours seven days a week. Various small shops and supermarkets stay open late at night. Generally small shops are closed on Sundays but larger stores and supermarkets are usually open for part of the day. To give you an idea of cost, a loaf of bread costs about 25 CZK, milk costs about 20 CZK/litre and butter about 30 CZK
cinema ticket from 100 CZK
theatre ticket 70 – 800 CZK
museum admission from 30 CZK
Fitness centre admission/hourfrom 100 CZK
Swimming pool/hourfrom 60 CZK
Bike rental/day 200 – 900 CZK
ski/snowboard rental/day 250 – 1000 CZK
Aside from the normal hazards that tourists and students should normally be on the lookout for (mostly pick-pocketing and getting the runaround in taxis), the Czech Republic is a very safe country.
Contact Czech College, if you are thinking of studying in Czech Republic. We have a number of programmes covering business and language studies. Find more details at our course page .