Czech Republic 2016/17 - student fees and grants

Date of publication: 2017
Fees - first cycle (euro): min 7 - most common 19
Fees - second cycle (euro): min 7 - most common 19
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 916
Merit-based grant (euro): min 167 - most common 278 - max 555

National student fee

Fees shown in the diagram are related to admission procedures and are paid once per cycle by all students. No tuition fees are paid by higher education students, except those who exceed the regular length of study by more than one year. Exemptions are made for students who become parents during their studies. The minimum fee is CZK 9 651/academic year, based on the average cost of a student for the public budget set annually by the Ministry of Education. No maximum is set by law.

Students of study programmes in a foreign language have to pay tuition fees. No maximum limit is set by law. Such arrangements are decided by each higher education institution. Higher education institutions can also charge fees for the recognition of higher education qualifications obtained abroad.

There is no short cycle programme in the Czech Republic.

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

Student grants

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

Scholarships are granted to students from regions other than the seat of the higher education institution (CZK 5 400/year). Around 47 % of students received this scholarship in 2015/16.

Social scholarships are available for students in a difficult economic situation. The amount received is the same for everyone (CZK 24 750/year). 0.8 % of students received this support in 2015/16.


No publicly subsidised or market loans are provided for financing studies.

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). The amount is graded according to the birth order – from 2016, CZK 13 404/year for the first child, CZK 17 004 for the second child, and CZK 20 604 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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