Czech Republic 2015/16 - student fees and grants

Date of publication: 2016
Fees - first cycle (euro): most common 18 - max 21
Fees - second cycle (euro): most common 18 - max 21
Fees - note: All students pay admission fees once per cycle
Grants - note: Less than 1 % of students receive a social scholarship. About 13 % of students receive merit-based scholarships
Need-based grant (euro): max 595
Merit-based grant (euro): min 120 - max 500

National student fee

Fees are only related to admission procedures and need to be paid once per cycle. No tuition fees are paid by 'typical' higher education students, provided that they complete their study programme in the regular timeframe.

Students who exceed a regular length of study by more than one year have to pay fees. Exemptions are made for students who become parents during their studies. The fee amounts to at least CZK 8 790 /academic year, based on the average cost of a student for the public budget. No maximum is set by law.

Students who study in second or further degree programmes have to pay fees (maximum CZK 2 666/academic year).

Students of study programmes in a foreign language also have to pay tuition fees and no maximum limit is set by law. Such arrangements are decided by each higher education institution.

Fees for international students are the same as for home students, as long as they study in the Czech language.

Student grants

Scholarships can be granted on the basis of excellence in studies, or for research, artistic and other activities. These scholarships are provided by all public higher education institutions.

Scholarships are granted to students from regions other than the seat of the higher education institution as an accommodation scholarship (CZK 5 400/year). It is received by around 47 % of students.

Social scholarships are available for students in a difficult economic situation. The amount received is the same for everyone (CZK 16 200/year), and 0.9 % of students receive this support.


No publicly subsidised loans are provided.

Tax benefit for student's parents

Tax benefits for parents are also provided in the form of tax relief for each dependent child (student up to 26 years of age). From 2015, the amount is graded according to the birth order (CZK 13 404/year for the first child, CZK 15 804 for the second child, and CZK 17 004 for the third and fourth child. In case the child is disabled, the amount is multiplied by two.

Family allowances

Family allowances, depending on family economic conditions, may be awarded until the student is 26 years of age. A child allowance of CZK 700 per month is paid if the family's income is below 2.4 times the subsistence level.

Source: Eurydice, National Student Fee and Support Systems 2013/2014, 2015/2016, 2016/2017
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