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Czech University of Life Sciences Prague

Czech University of Life Sciences Prague

Czech University of Life Sciences Prague

Introduction

The Czech University of Life Sciences Prague (CZU) is one of the leading European universities in life sciences. Of its 21,000 students, 27 % are foreign and can choose from over 60 study programs in English. CZU guides to responsibility for the environment to ensure a sustainable lifestyle. CZU focuses on forestry, environmental sciences, the agricultural sector, sustainable use of natural resources, management and informatics, technology, and regional development. The university has a modern and beautifully landscaped green campus, which was repeatedly ranked as the most sustainable in the Czech Republic.

Campus Features

The Greenest Campus in the CR

Live at Suchdol!

The greenest campus in the CR and within reach of the centre of Prague. Bars, restaurants, sports grounds, more than three and a half thousand trees, but also cows, llamas or monkeys. All of this is hidden in our Suchdol campus. We are a small and almost independent town. You can live here, study, eat, have fun, do sports and relax.

It takes 11 minutes by bus to Dejvická metro station, bus lines 107 and 147 run every 3 minutes during peak hours.

The Faculty of Engineering is home to the Suchdolský Jeník Brewery that brews our own university beer. In addition to the Suchdol campus, we also have a number of facilities off campus. If you opt for agricultural or environmental studies, you can spend your training at our Farm Estate in Lány. Foresters train at our Forest Establishment in Kostelec nad Černými lesy. In addition, we have our own Wine and Viticultural centre in Mělník.

    Admissions

    Applying for Degree Studies

    • Applications for degree studies in Bachelor and Master´s degree study programmes are submitted online, the application period is specified by an individual faculties.
    • After submitting his/her application, the applicant will be contacted by the relevant Faculty Study Administration Office and will be informed about the next steps (i.e. when and where to attend the admission interview; the status of the application – accepted; rejected; options for appealing, etc.)
    • Apart from filling in and submitting the application form online, it is necessary to pay a registration fee of 500 CZK. In case of submitting several applications into multiple study programmes, it is necessary to pay the fee for each e-application. Payment can be realised by card online. It is not possible to pay with one shared payment due to administration procedure of recognising the payments to the individual applications. The application to which the payment will not be assigned will be removed from the register at the end of the application period. The fee is non-refundable at any stage of the admissions process.
    • Study programmes in English are subject to payment of a tuition fee. Details on tuition fees are available on the websites of the individual faculties.

    Bachelor Studies

    • Bachelor studies at CZU Prague last 3 academic years
    • Information on bachelor programmes taught at CZU.
    • Applicants must fill out an on-line application, deadline various
    • Applicants must pass an entrance examination
    • Before enrolment, all applicants must present a secondary/high school leaving diploma.
    • Enrolment takes place at the start of each academic year, usually end of September
    • Studies in bachelor programmes taught in English are subjected to the payment of a tuition fee. Tuition is not required for study programmes taught in the Czech language.

    Master Studies

    • Master studies at CZU Prague last 2 academic years
    • Information on master studies at CZU is available.
    • Applicants must fill out an on-line application by the deadline set by the faculty.
    • Applicants must pass an entrance examination
    • Before enrolment, all applicants must present a relevant bachelor diploma.
    • Enrolment takes place at at the beginning of the academic year, usually end of September
    • Studies in master programmes taught in English are subject to the payment of a tuition fee. Tuition is not required for master study programmes taught in Czech language.

    Doctoral Studies (PhD)

    • Doctoral studies at CZU last 3 - 4 academic years.
    • Information on doctoral studies is available.
    • Applicants must pass an entrance examination
    • Before enrolment, all applicants must present a relevant master diploma.
    • Enrolment takes place at at the start of the academic year, usually end of September
    • Studies in PhD programmes in English are subjected to the payment of a tuition fee. Tuition is not required for PhD study programmes in the Czech language.

    Visa Requirements

    Visa to the Czech Republic

    Student Visa and Long Term Residence Permit

    Information for students

    Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic

    1. Requirements for an application for a long-term residence permit with the purpose of studies
    2. Foreigners reservation system – manage your appointment for visa/long-term residence ON-LINE

    Student Mode (Režim student) - Fast Track for Visa Interview

    Applicants for student visa and long term resident permit for studies in the Czech Republic (more than 90 days) who received an official letter of acceptance for studies from one of the Faculties of the Czech University of Life Sciences Prague (CZU), may be nominated by the CZU International Relations Office for fast track interviews - Student Mode (Režim student) - at the Czech Embassy in their country of origin. Provided that the nomination is endorsed by the Ministry of Education, Sports and Youth of the Czech Republic, and accepted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, the selected students will be contacted by the Czech Embassy Consular section in their country of origin (by email or by phone), and will eventually receive a fixed date for their long term resident visa interview and for submitting all the required documents.

    Important Notice:

    • Applicants for a long term resident visa for the Czech Republic are not automatically eligible to be nominated for fast track interviews. CZU International Relations Office reserves the right to nominate students for the Student Mode (Režim student) at its own discretion and is not legally bound to nominate a student, particularly when the student is not recommended for nomination by the Study Office and/or International Relations Office at one of the CZU Faculties.
    • A nomination for the Student Mode (Režim student) is by no means a guarantee that the applicant will actually receive a long term resident student visa.
    • Only CZU International Relations Office is entitled to send nominations for Student Mode (Režim student) to the Ministry of Education, Sport and Youth.
    • The nominations are prepared by the relevant faculty study coordinators who provide the necessary support documents to the CZU IRO.
    • Applicants for long term resident visas are not entitled to nominate themselves and have no legal right to be nominated.

    Practical Information:

    The Czech University of Life Sciences Prague is part of the Student Mode (Režim student) programme - a joint programme of the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Interior for accelerating the visa process for applicants for study at CZU from countries included in the Student Mode (Režim student). CZU may nominate applicants to the Student Mode (Režim student) if their citizenship corresponds to the countries falling within the consular competence of embassies. Applicants can participate in the Student Mode (Režim student) only in the country of which they are citizens. E.g. an applicant with Indian citizenship living in Russia may be included in the Student Mode (Režim student) only for the embassy in India, not in Russia.

    The application for inclusion of applicants in the Student Mode (Režim student) is Not Submitted by the Student, but by the university. The Admitting Faculty must prepare the following documents (applies to students admitted to study the full degree study programme):

    (a) decision on admission to study;

    (b) documents proving the verification of previous education and its provider.

    These documents are usually prepared by the Study Department of the Faculty for programs in the Czech language and the Department of International Relations of the Faculty for programs in the English language.
    For more information or in case of a request for nomination, contact your faculty (Study Department of the Faculty for Programs in the Czech Language and Department of International Relations of the Faculty for Programs in the English Language).

    Scholarships and Funding

    General Information

    Students can be granted financial support in the form of a scholarship. This includes appreciation for good grades, out-of-school activities, as well as support for studies abroad, doctoral scholarships, assistance if student’s encounter difficult situations and social and accommodation scholarships. The criteria for granting scholarships are governed by the terms of the Scholarship Rules.

    Only the agenda of social and accommodation scholarships is handled by the university management; other scholarships are within the competences of individual faculties.

    Accommodation scholarship

    You are entitled to an accommodation scholarship if you are studying full-time, are not studying at another university (where you commenced your studies), did not exceed the determined study time (three years for bachelor studies, two years for master studies and two years for doctoral studies), you do not live where you are studying or you are on a study visit abroad (in this case this also applies to combined studies).

    It is necessary to apply for this scholarship electronically in the UIS. In the “Studies” agenda in the “Student’s Portal” link you will find the “Application for Accommodation Scholarship” form. Before sending the application, it is necessary to enter the account number for the payment of the scholarship in the “Bank” option.

    The application is valid during the entire period of the study programme.

    The accommodation scholarship is paid retroactively for the past three months: in January (for the period from October to December), in April (for the period from January to March) and in July (for the period from April to June). No scholarship is paid for the period from July to September.

    Conditions for granting accommodation scholarships are contained in the CZU Scholarship Rules.

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    Rankings

    CZU has significantly improved in its key fields in the QS World University Rankings

    The QS World University Rankings has published evaluations of individual universities in the world according to the fields in which they operate. A total of 51 fields of academic-research activity of universities were analyzed. CZU also ranked in two of them. As the ranking states on its website (direct English citation): “The QS World University Rankings by Subject are compiled annually to help prospective students identify the leading universities in a particular subject. Research citations, along with the results of major global surveys of employers and academics, are used to rank universities”.

    CZU thus found itself among the leading universities in Agriculture and Forestry (in the broader subject area of Life Sciences and Medicine) and in the field of Environmental Sciences (in the broader subject area of Natural Sciences). Specifically in Agriculture and Forestry, CZU is in the 90th place in the world (out of 410 evaluated world universities, it is the best in the Czech Republic; other evaluated universities in the Czech Republic are in 200th-300th place in this field). In Environmental Sciences, CZU is at the 201st-250th place in the world out of 463 evaluated universities (Masaryk University shares the same place as CZU, Charles University ranked 301st - 350th).

    This placement is the result of the work of the entire academic community. In 2019, we were only 151st-200th in Agriculture and Forestry, and we did not figure in this ranking at all in the field of Environmental Sciences.

    Shanghai ranking: CZU in 4th place in the Czech Republic

    The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), the prestigious and one of the oldest rankings evaluating universities' research activity (also known as the Shanghai Ranking), has published new data for 2022. According to them, CZU ranked in joint 4th place in the Czech Republic (together with CTU). Worldwide, CZU ranked 801st - 900th out of approximately 2,500 evaluated universities (there are over 30,000 universities in the world).

    Of the Czech universities, Charles University (301st – 400th), Masaryk University (401st – 500th), and Palacký University in Olomouc (701st – 800th) took the first three places. In total, eight Czech universities ranked in the top 1,000 universities.

    CZU appeared in the mentioned ranking for the first time in 2018, when it was ranked joint 5th in the Czech Republic (and 901st-1000th worldwide). The move up the ranking within five years proves our university's growing quality of research.

    Note: In addition to graduating or employed Nobel Prize or Fields Medal winners, in the case of ARWU, publications in the journals Nature and Science are key for evaluation. The ranking also evaluates the number of highly cited authors, the number of articles indexed in the Web of Science database, and the publication performance per person affiliated with the evaluated university.

    Student Testimonials

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    1. Green and modern university campus in Prague

    The Suchdol campus offers many amenities, all in one place. From spacious lecture halls to affordable residence and dining halls; a large library, lively entertainment, multi-functional sports centres, and lots of green spaces.

    2. Diverse range of study programmes in English

    Are you interested in ecology, natural resources, business, technology, or informatics? We offer more than 100 study programmes in various fields connected to the area of life sciences, 60 of which are taught in English.

    3. Quality education and cutting-edge research & development

    According to prestigious rankings, we are among the top three percent of universities in the world. We succeed mostly in Agricultural, Forestry and Environmental Sciences. Quality assurance of educational activities is one of the core, long-term priorities of our institution.

    4. Safe location in the heart of Europe

    5. Theoretically based but complemented by practice

    6. Sustainability is our priority

    7. Affordable tuition fees and living costs

    The tuition fees for English study programmes go from 300 EUR/year to 5.000 EUR/year. Self-paying students can receive accommodation at our student dormitories on campus (approx. 250 EUR/month). We also have several off-campus dormitories. Other living costs in the Czech Republic are relatively low compared to Western Europe.

    8. Opportunities for employment

    Don't worry that you won't find a job after your studies. Employment levels of CZU graduates have been consistently high for many years. The Czech Republic also boasts one of the lowest unemployment rates in Europe. Do you want to have a better idea about your opportunities while you’re still studying? Go to the Job Fair, which we organize every year.

    9. Rich student life

    Our campus is bustling with over 21,000 students, 6000 of whom are international students. We also host several student organisations (e.g., Erasmus Student Network, AIESEC, CZU Prague Formula Racing,...). The campus is full of activities. Welcome Week, Prague Science Film Fest, Miss Agro, ice hockey matches, and more events await you.

    10. Multiple food options

    The campus offers several places to eat, and, in addition, many meals are subsidized. You don't have to reach deep into your pocket for good food. There are multiple restaurants, a canteen, buffets, and our CZU shop, which offers a variety of healthy and filling snacks.

    Campus Life & Facilities

    LIFE AT SUCHDOL

    The greenest campus in the Czech Republic and at the same time within reach of the Prague city centre. Faculty buildings, restaurants, sports grounds, more than three and a half thousand trees, but also cows, llamas, and monkeys. All of this is hidden on our campus in Suchdol. You can live here, study, eat, have fun, do sports and relax.

    Busses take less than 15 minutes to Dejvická metro station; bus lines 107 and 147 run every 3 minutes during peak hours.

    In addition to the Suchdol campus, we also have several facilities off campus. If you opt for agricultural or environmental studies, you can spend your training at our Farm Estate in Lány. Foresters train at our CZU Forests in Kostelec nad Černými lesy. In addition, we have our own CZU Winery in Mělník.

    Locations

    • Prague

      Kamýcká 129, 165 00, Prague

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