Czech Republic Student Visa

The Czech Republic is an attractive destination for studying abroad. International students can explore diverse programs to pursue under living costs that meets their budget. Apart from this they get a chance to explore the rich culture and history of the country.

Like most other European countries, the country also uses the Bologna system of three academic cycles.

Students from India who wish to study here must apply for a visa. They must apply for a long-term visa that extends for more than 90 days. They may also be required to apply for a residence permit especially for study purposes.

Documents required
  • Duly filled application form
  • Proof of admission from a university in the Czech Republic
  • Valid passport
  • Proof of having enough financial resources to support your stay in the form of bank statements and scholarship information if any
  • Proof of having confirmed accommodation
  • International health insurance policy
  • Copy of a criminal record report

To get the latest information on the documents required for your student visa, contact the Czech embassy or consulate in your country.

Processing time

Most of the documents that you submit will have to be translated to Czech by a translator and the document must have an official rubber stamp. The visa processing can take up to sixty days so you should plan on submitting the visa application well ahead to avoid last-minute hassles.

How can Y-Axis help you?
  • Advise you on the required documentation
  • Advise you on the funds that need to be shown
  • Fill out the application forms
  • Review your documents for the visa application
Do I have to submit my Czech student visa application personally?

Yes. You will have to submit your application yourself at the Embassy of the Czech Republic in New Delhi.

Do I have to book appointment to submit my application?

Yes, you will have to schedule an appointment to submit your application. It is better to book the appointment in advance because slots get booked rapidly.

What is the difference between long-term visa and a long-term residence permit?

Both the long-term visa and the long-term residence permit allow a person to stay in the Czech Republic for more than 3 months. But there are certain differences between the two visas.

Long-term visas:

  • This is issued as multiple visas for a period of one year
  • Issued for health, culture, sport, education, science research, family, entrepreneurship (business), and other purposes
  • A fee of 2500 CZK or 5000 CZK in the case of entrepreneurship (business), paid in cash in NGN according to the current exchange rate.

Long-term residence permits:

  • It is provided as one-entry visas for the purpose of obtaining a long-term residency permit for a stay of 60 days on the Czech Republic’s territory with a six-month validity
  • It can be issued for jobs (blue card or employment card), analysis, scientific research, and family reunification
  • A fee of 5000 CZK in case of Employee card or Blue card, 2500 CZK in other cases


What is the difference between long-term visa and a long-term residence permit?
  • Long-term visa is for staying in the Czech Republic for several months.
  • Long-term residence permit is for staying in the Czech Republic for several years.
  • Both are issued when the expected stay is beyond 3 months.
What is the processing time for Czech long-term residence permit for studies?

The Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic processes and decides on all long-term visa and long-term residency applications, and the Embassy issues visas based on the decision. The Embassy has no say or control over processing time or decision-making.

The Embassy’s processing period is around 60 days from the time the full application, including biometrics, is submitted.

What is the processing time for Czech long-term visa for studies?

The processing time for this visa is 60 days calculated from the time the consulate receives the application form.

What is the “Student Mode”?

Student Mode is a project of the government of the Czech Republic for the facilitation of visa procedure for certain students from third countries.

For this, foreign students must be admitted for studying at universities in the Czech Republic, along with being enrolled in the Student Mode as well.

The “Student Mode” project is a concept of visa facilitation for student from selected third countries who are admitted to study at Czech universities and enrolled in the Student Mode at the same time.

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