Students from EU countries
If you come from an EU member country (or Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein or Switzerland), you are exempt from student visa requirements. You are not required to have any additional medical insurance, but we highly recommend arranging one.
Students from countries outside the EU
If you wish to enrol at Masaryk University, you must apply for a long-term visa (recommended) or residence permit for the purpose of studies. You have to file your application at the Embassy or Consulate General of the Czech Republic abroad, usually in your country of citizenship. Applications cannot be filed in the Czech Republic.
Please be advised that the application process for a long-term visa or residence permit for the purpose of studies can take up to 60 days.
To simplify the visa process for students from selected countries who have been accepted to study at universities in the Czech Republic, in 2017 the Student Mode was set up. Students will be automatically placed after successfully passing the entrance exams to Masaryk University into an application for placing in the Student Mode. Placing of an applicant on the list of the Student Mode does not guarantee a positive response to the visa application. If during the specified interview the student does not submit all the required documents they will automatically be removed from the Student Mode. For further information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student Mode covers the following countries:
Countries, in which there is an embassy, that are part of the Student Mode
|Other countries, which fall under the consular activities of these embassies and whose citizens can thus also be placed in the Student Mode|
|Nigeria||Republic of Benin, Republic of Chad, Republic of Cameroon, Republic of Equatorial Guinea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Gabonese Republic, Central African Republic|
|Uzbekistan||Republic of Tajikistan, Turkmenistan|
|Ghana||Burkina Faso, Gambian Republic, Republic of Guinea, Republic of Guinea-Bissau, Liberian Republic, Republic of Ivory Coast, Republic of Sierra Leone, Republic of Togo|
|India||People’s Republic of Bangladesh, Republic of the Maldives, Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, Kingdom of Bhutan|
Visa application requirements
- Application form
- 2 photographs
- Travel document
- Document of the purpose of stay
- Proof of accommodation
- Proof of funds
- Parental consent (minors)
- Register of Criminal Record or an equivalent document (translated into Czech)
- Proof of medical insurance
Full details at the Czech Ministry of Interior website
Unless exempt due to citizenship or special circumstances (see if you are exempt), you must provide proof that you hold Czech medical insurance before the visa/residence permit is affixed to your travel document. The insurance must cover the entire period of your stay in the Czech Republic determined in accordance with the period your permit has been issued for.
Masaryk University has an advantageous contract with the Czech insurance company, VZP Insurance. Further information on this option called “Foreigners' Comprehensive Medical Insurance EXCLUSIVE“ can be found here, or you can contact this email: email@example.com for further information.