Study in Czech Republic

The landlocked nation of the Czech Republic, also known as Czechia, is picturesque country in central Europe. As well as its renowned universities, located across the nation and providing exceptional educational opportunities, a steady influx of young tourists from across the European continent and beyond sustains the country’s vibrant reputation as a lively, youthful destination.

This is epitomised, perhaps, by the Karlovy lázně in capital city Prague, a five floor venue and the largest club in central Europe. 

Prague is considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world, with buildings of Gothic and Baroque design in a compact city centre that also contains buildings dating to Prague’s time as the capital of the Holy Roman Empire. There is a multitude of higher learning institutions in the city, including the Charles University, the oldest and largest university in the nation, which teaches a number of its degree programmes in English. 

The Czech Republic also has an enviable reputation for its variety of homegrown beers. These include Budweiser Budvar, which has been locked in a century of copyright dispute with the American label of the same name. Pilsner Urquell was first brewed in Pilsen in 1842 was the original "blond lager". This type of lager now accounts for two thirds of all beer produced worldwide. 

Famous people hailing from the Czech Republic include film director Milos Forman, author Franz Kafka, "father of genetics" Gregor Mendel, and former US Secretary of State Madeline Albright.

If you want to study in Czech Republic, then you need to know which of its universities are right for you. Times Higher Educations World University Rankings take the top institutions in the world, and look at their performance across all of their core objectives: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.

Czech Republic has 12 universities in the overall Times Higher Educations World University Rankings.

Choosing where to study for a degree in Czech Republic is one of the biggest decisions you will ever make. THE’s student resources are here to help you make the right choice, particularly if you want to study abroad. Explore the universities of Czech Republic below - we’ve pulled together some information that we hope will help you to decide where to study.

Use the map to see where Czech Republic’s top universities are located, and if any institutions are of particular interest, you can click on their name, or the “explore” button, to find out more. We’ve also pulled in information about how much Czech Republic is investing in its higher education, and also how many people live there.

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Top universities in Czech Republic

Statistics about Czech Republic

  • Expenditure on education out of total expenditure 9.74%
  • Of which, on higher education 23.42%
  • Enrollment rate in higher education 66.02%
  • Population 10,551,219
  • Unemployment 6.2%
  • Annual GDP 4.2%
Data source: The World Bank