Visa requirements

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.

Student Mode

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

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
Serbia Montenegro
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

Full details at the Czech Ministry of Interior website

Medical insurance

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. The insurance is provided by PVZP Insurance company. You can find more details on their official website.

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