The Czech Republic is a landlocked country situated in the heart of Europe.
Owing to its geographic location, the Czech Republic is situated in the intersection of many cultures. The country's culture was historically formed mainly by Slavonic, German (Austrian) and Jewish influences, which resulted in a rich Central-European cultural heritage and lifestyle.
The Czech Republic has become a favourite tourist destination for many travellers who are fond of wonderful fairy-tale castles and chateaux, world famous spas, well-preserved countryside with beautiful national parks and protected areas, historical cities and villages (many unchanged since medieval times) and legendary traditional cuisine. Thanks to the excellent public transport system, it is easy to reach any of the places of interest.
High quality education and research, especially in Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, has a long tradition in the Czech Republic. The Charles University in Prague was founded in 1348 and is the oldest university in the Central Europe.
Czech universities offer long-standing reputations, unique conception and interesting specializations. Over 44,000 foreign students are studying at Czech higher education institutions and their interest is growing as the offer of study programmes in foreign language (especially in English) is increasing. Czech universities are more and more involved in a wide range of international cooperation activities and programmes taking place in the European Union and other countries.
The costs of living in the Czech Republic are not as high as the expenses in Western Europe and the life is thus more affordable.
Studying in the Czech Republic places you in the middle of Europe and gives you a great chance to travel all over the continent and discover countries and places you might otherwise not have the opportunity to visit.