Situated in the heart of Europe, the Czech Republic is a landlocked nation.
Because of its strategic position, the Czech Republic is located at the crossroads of several cultures. Historically, the culture of the country was primarily influenced by Slavonic, German (Austrian) and Jewish influences, resulting in a rich cultural heritage and lifestyle in Central Europe.
For many travellers who are fond of lovely fairy-tale castles and chateaux, world-famous spas, well-preserved countryside with stunning national parks and protected areas, historic cities and villages (many unchanged since medieval times) and legendary traditional cuisine, the Czech Republic has become a favourite tourist destination. It's easy to access some of the places of interest, thanks to the excellent public transit system.
The Czech Republic has a long history of high-quality education and study, especially in the fields of science, engineering and medicine. Established in 1348, the University of Charles in Prague is the oldest university in Central Europe.
Czech universities deliver long-standing reputations, unique ideas and exciting specializations. More than 44,000 foreign students are studying at Czech higher education institutions, and their interest is increasing as foreign language study programmes (especially in English) are being offered. Czech universities are increasingly participating in a wide variety of events and programmes of international cooperation taking place in the European Union and in other countries.
The cost of living in the Czech Republic is not as high as the cost of living in Western Europe, which means that life is more manageable.
Studying in the Czech Republic puts you in the middle of Europe and gives you a great opportunity to travel across the continent and explore countries and places that you would not otherwise have the chance to visit.