4 reasons why you should study in Prague
“I don’t want to follow in anyone’s footstep. I want to follow my own path and do something unique.” said Kris Wu, a Chinese-Canadian actor. These words of wisdom seem appropriate if you are someone who has been entertaining the thought of studying abroad. Immersing yourself in a new culture, a different language, people and place can be a very transformative experience. If you are someone who wants to grab the opportunity to study at a place that has not been “tried and test” by millions of students every year then Prague could be the ideal place! Here are a few reasons why?
1) It’s the heart of Europe:
the Czech Republic, a country located in the heart of Europe. It is considered one of the most beautiful countries on the continent. Prague is the largest city in the Czech Republic. Its maze of cobbled lanes and hidden courtyards is a paradise for the aimless wanderer, always forcing you to explore a little further. With your Schengen visa or your European passport, you can travel to the twenty-six countries of the EU. Transportation to these EU countries is very easy and affordable. There are many cheap trains and buses for you to be able to travel to the neighbouring countries – Austria, Slovakia, Germany, Poland or Hungary. If you decide to travel to a country further away from the Czech Republic there are always flights connecting Prague to all European cities.
2) High quality of education and variety of unique programs:
As the years pass by, Prague has been becoming a popular destination for internationals to come and seek their higher education. Although, the country’s official language is Czech there are more than 1,000 English-taught degree programs in both public and private universities. Right from studying medicine to studying architecture, you will find universities offering all sorts of courses for you just in Prague. This city has been home to some of the best universities on the continent, with top scholars, artists, and rulers alike flocking here to study.
The tuition fees for the courses are very reasonable and vary widely depending on the course you choose to study. Private universities can have high or low prices, but normally cost more than public universities. Of course, it is possible to study for free if you choose to study a certain course in Czech language.
Not only this but following your graduation you can apply for a long-term residence which lasts for 9 months. This visa works like a work-seeking visa and gives you free access to the job market. This shows you how Prague has more than just a high-quality professional degree to offer.
3) Prague offers an affordable cost of living:
Being a student myself I know how important it is to find a good living space within your student budget. There aren’t many capital cities in Europe that can offer you a low-budget apartment, which is well furnished and equipped for students. You can also get an income by getting a part-time job or a summer job during your studies. This is a really good way to learn about the culture, meet new people and even improve your Czech language by working around the locals. Once you enroll for your course at any university, you will also receive an International Student Identity Card (ISIC). It’s good to keep this on you at all times, as you can benefit from all the student discounts you can get on food, traveling, and even entertainment.
4) You will always find a place to study:
Not only does Prague has a number of Municipal Libraries for you to go study at, but it also has some of the best cafes in the country. These are not just normal cafes, but some of them have an interior just for students and hustlers who like to get their work done not at a quiet place. Sometimes just a cup of coffee and a good ambiance is what is needed to reach the peak of your productivity.
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What’s so unique about Prague is that, even though it’s a capital city, where there is always hustle around you, it still manages to keep the cozy character for you to come and feel involved. Not only studying in Prague is affordable but, it also provides you will a high quality of education which will be accepted all around the world. If you are looking for a path that is different from a traditional one, then Prague is the place for you.
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