The Czech Educational system is considered to be one of the best in the world according to the Programme for International Student Assessment . In addition, Czech higher education institutions offer a wide variety of study programs taught in English and other foreign languages specifically designed for international students. In fact, over 30000 international students chose to study in the Czech Republic in 2009, whether as part of an exchange program or as free movers.
Unlike in private institutions, tuition fees at public higher education institutions in the Czech Republic vary depending on the language of instruction of the course or study program. For studies in Czech language, students are exempted from paying tuition fees. For studies in English or any other foreign language, public as well as private institutions charge tuition fees starting at approximately EUR 1000 per semester. Furthermore, public institutions may charge non-refundable registration fees of approximately EUR 20 (CZK 500) following the rules as set forth by the Czech Republic Higher Education Act, while private institutions are free to decide the amount of registration fees payable by students.
By Law, Higher Education at public and state institutions is free of charge for citizens of all nationalities, with the following exceptions: