About us

The University of South Bohemia is a modern public university located in České Budějovice that offers a unique experience in a broad range of degree programmes. We educate around 9 000 students at 8 different faculties in more than 200 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programmes. Incoming exchange students (Erasmus+ and other programmes) can study a wide range of courses in English and other foreign languages.

Over the last 30 years, the University has become an important centre for research and development in the region and its excellence as a leading centre of science and research has been consistently confirmed by international rankings.

Studying at USB is about more than just high-quality studies, flexible schedules, modern facilities and helpful teachers. It guarantees excellent graduate prospects and the experience of a lifetime in the stunning environment of South Bohemia.


Where to find us

University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice

Branišovská 1645/31a
370 05 České Budějovice


Faculty of Fisheries & Protection of Waters

  • Fishery
  • Fishery and protection of waters
  • Protection of Aquatic Ecosystems
3 programmes

Faculty of Science

  • Applied Physics
  • Artificial Intelligence and Data Science
  • Biochemistry

and next 10 programmes

13 programmes

Faculty of Theology

  • Philosophy
  • Spirituality and Ethics in Social Work
  • Theology
3 programmes

Faculty of Economics

  • Economics and Management
  • Regional and European Project Management
2 programmes

Faculty of Arts

  • Archaeology
  • Intensive Czech Language Course for Foreigners
  • Theory and History of Modern Czech Literature
3 programmes

Faculty of Education

  • Educational Psychology
  • European Master in Migration and Intercultural Relations
2 programmes

Admission and entrance exams

Admission procedures may vary at each faculty of USB. For full details visit the faculty/programme web pages.

General requirements 

Bachelor’s degree programmes: admission to bachelor’s degree programmes requires successful completion of secondary education that is recognised by the Czech recognition authority.

Master’s and doctoral degree programmes: you must provide official recognition of foreign higher education and qualifications as equal with the education (or its part) attained at a university in the Czech Republic. If the degree programme of your diploma is similar to that offered by the University of South Bohemia, you can apply for the official recognition at the Student Affairs Office of USB.

The deadline for submitting applications is usually between February and April. The date, content, and form of admission examinations may depend on individual faculties, but they are usually held between June and September. Faculty student affairs offices can provide information on applications, admission requirements and studies.

Other requirements may include:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letter of motivation – document presenting your motivation for studying the chosen programme
  • Proof of English language qualifications (does not apply to native speakers and holders of a prior degree taught in English)


Additional information

We are proud to be a top-quality science & research centre specialising in education and research in natural, humanist and social sciences. It surely comes as no surprise since we are located in the wonderful region of South Bohemia. With its beautiful mountain ranges, national parks, winding rivers, countless ponds and other amazing natural sites, the region never stops inspiring us and it may just inspire you as well.

Since the campus is also not far from the city centre, you can easily enjoy the historical atmosphere of the town and its nightlife in addition to all the outdoor activities like sports or hiking. Considering that we are also located close to the borders of Germany and Austria, the list of activities is truly endless.

At USB you will benefit from a modern and dynamic environment and also from the individual approach to students that our staff of well-known scientists and professors considers essential.

USB is not only about interesting programmes and a wide range of courses in foreign languages. The University fosters close cooperation with 400 universities around the world, supports foreign studies and research trips by students and academic staff and offers a lot of exchange opportunities.

The University offers many highly reputable disciplines and prides itself on being a leading centre of science and research. You will meet top professionals and benefit from working with the Czech Academy of Sciences and other institutions. The vast majority of our graduates goes on to find employment in their chosen field.

In addition, we are also proud to have a fantastic campus full of life and greenery. The school, dormitories and the library are all located close together and you can look forward to many concerts and events that are regularly held on campus. We are always working on improving the student experience and the upgraded facilities also include a refectory with good food for subsidized prices as well as a kindergarten, student club, coffee shop, Wi-Fi and a cash machine (ATM).

The University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice is simply unique, smart and beautiful, but it is also embedded in a fascinating town and region offering scenic countryside, cultural & historical sites as well as places to enjoy sports.

Come find your future at USB!


University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice

Branišovská 1645/31a
370 05 České Budějovice