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University study in Czech Republic and its distinctive features
Czech Republic lies in the very heart of Europe. It is a country with strong democratic traditions, developed economy as well as rich cultural heritage. Czech Republic may boast comparatively unspoilt environment and low crime rate. Compared to other EU countries, it is a relatively cheap country to live in with 300 to 400 hundred euros being more than sufficient sum of money to cover all student monthly expenses. What is more, many Czech universities offer some form of scholarship.
School educational programmes are very similar to those in CIS countries (Commonwealth of Independent States), which is no doubt another major benefit to those young people, who decided to associate their future studies with this country. The fact that The Czechs belong to Slavic nations is another major plus. In order to be eligible to study one of university degree programmes in Czech language, one has to fulfil two basic mandatory criteria: having his/her high school diploma verified (and subsequently recognised – nostrified) and being able to present a certificate of language competence on B2 level. Those applicants, opting to study a university degree program in English still have to have their diploma recognised but instead of Czech certificate, they must be able to provide corresponding English language certificate.
The cities with the largest number of universities are Prague and Brno. This, however, does not mean that universities in other cities or towns are worthless. Far from it. Tomas Bata University in Zlin, for instance, while being only a middle-sized university, ranks among the top Czech universities. Regardless of what university you choose for you studies, you are guaranteed to acquire a high-quality European education.