Czech Republic Student Permit

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 submit for a permit. They must submit for a long-term permit that extends for more than 90 days. They may also be required to submit for a residence permit especially for study purposes.

Requirements
  • Duly filled 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 requirements for your study permit, contact the Czech embassy or consulate in your country.

Processing time

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

FAQ
Do I have to book appointment to submit my form?

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

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

Both the long-term permit 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 permits.


Long-term permits:

  • This is issued as multiple permits 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 permits 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 permits and a long-term residence permit?
  • Long-term permit 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 permit and long-term residency forms, and the Embassy issues permits 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 of submission, including biometrics.

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

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

What is the “Student Mode”?

Student Mode is a project of the government of the Czech Republic for the facilitation of permit 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 permit 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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