Study PhD's in Prague, Czech Republic

Prague at a glance

Over 20,000 international students choose universities from Prague to follow their studies abroad. Higher educational institutions provide a large palette of study degrees and cover many international or inter-university agreements in order to support foreign students. The academic staff is known to get involved in international research and development cooperation. Prague is the capital and the largest city of the Czech Republic, situated in the north-west of the country on the Vltava River.


Studying in Prague

Universities in Prague offer a great range of study programmes, in various field like: law, medicine, arts, education, social sciences, humanities, mathematics and more. Students have plenty of opportunities to specialise at all degree levels: Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD.

Faculties provide study programmes and courses in English, French and German for international students. In some universities, courses can be taken as full-time internal studies or part-time external studies.

You can enrol in a few distance learning (online) programmes and several short courses, the latter are usually organised as summer school courses and mostly for subject areas like economics and political studies.

Classrooms and libraries have integrated modern technology facilities, enabling students to have access to required information and study materials for their studies.


Career opportunities in Prague

Prague has a stable economy, having as main growing industries: pharmaceuticals, printing, food processing, transport equipment manufacturing, computer technology and electrical engineering. In the service sector, the most significant are financial and commercial services, trade, restaurants, hospitality and public administration.

Prague is home to many important multinationals, like: Accenture, Adecco, Allianz, AmCham, Capgemini, Citibank, Czech airlines, DHL, Europcar, KPMG and more. Benefit from internship opportunities offered by universities in collaboration with top businesses in the city.

Because the Czech Republic has implemented the Schengen Agreement, employment is available for all Schengen members within its borders.


Prague city life

Prague is a wonderful, Bohemian city that you will inevitably fall in love with. Walking in Prague you will discover the fascinating architecture and beautiful monuments. Places worth seeing include:

  • Prague Castle
  • The Charles Bridge
  • Old Town Square with the Prague astronomical clock
  • The Jewish Quarter
  • The Baroque Saint Nicholas Church
  • Church of Our Lady Victorious and Infant Jesus of Prague
  • Písek Gate – one of the last preserved city gate of Baroque fortification
  • The Franz Kafka Museum
  • Kampa Island – with a view of the Charles Bridge.

Prague hosts many music festivals including the Prague Spring International Music Festival, the Prague Autumn International Music Festival, the Prague International Organ Festival and the Prague International Jazz Festival. Film festivals in the city include the Febiofest, the One World Film Festival and Echoes of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.

You should not miss the occasion to travel down the famous Vltava River and try the local famous and tasty beer.

Prague has a vibrant nightlife, as you can find several bars and clubs if you want to enjoy a night out.

International atmosphere in Prague

Prague’s open attitude towards foreigners and international business has been attracting many entrepreneurs and investors. The city’s advantages include: a good geographical position (with easy access to Austria and Germany, for example), low living conditions and a minimal amount of bureaucracy. Out of foreigners and immigrants living here, a large number includes people coming from Greece, Turkey, Italy, Yugoslavia, Slovakia, Romania and Russia. Prague is a great opportunity to study in a Central European country with Western education standards and an international friendly crowd.

Weather Prague

The winters are relatively cold, with average temperatures that reach freezing point, and with very little sunshine. Summers are mostly sunny and the average high temperature is around 24°C (75°F). During spring and autumn you should expect sudden changes, so most times you will have to carry an umbrella with you.

Universities in Prague

The University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague is a natural center of first-rate study and research in the area of chemistry in Czechia and is one of the country's largest educational and research institutions focused on technical chemistry, chemical and biochemical technologies, material and chemical engineering, biochemistry, environmental studies, economics and business management studies.

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The University of Economics, Prague (VŠE), founded in 1953, is the biggest public university of economics in the Czech Republic. VŠE has six faculties offering applicants a broad spectrum of bachelor, master, PhD and MBA study programs.

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The Czech University of Life Sciences Prague (CULS) is situated on a large and beautifully landscaped campus in a quiet and study-friendly environment, at the prescints of the golden city of Prague, in the heart of Europe. It is a temporary home for more than 20 000 students who, together with over 1000 faculty and staff members, including visiting scholars, form a true academic forum.

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Welcome to CERGE-EI (Center for Economic Research and Graduate Education – Economics Institute), a joint workplace of Charles University and the Economics Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences, a unique partnership designed to promote modern education and research in economics located in a beautiful Central European metropolis – Prague.

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