Intensive Czech Language Course for Foreigners

Basic information
  • The course is designed for foreign students who have a solid knowledge of a different Slavic language (native speakers do not need to prove the knowledge, non-native speakers need to provide an internationally recognized language certificate at the minimal level of C1 according to the CEFRL), or Czech (necesary to provide an internationally recognized language certificate at the minimal level of A2 according to the CEFRL), who wish to study in Czech study programs at Czech universities. It is designed as a one-year course with daily lessons of language preparation (or vocational preparation) for studying an accredited study program organized by a public university.
  • The course runs for two semesters (i.e. 2 x 14 weeks) and includes 20 lessons of Czech languag per week. The lessons are held according to the schedule on the JU premises.
  • Our specialized, experienced, and friendly instructors will help you acquire the skills to communicate in the Czech language as required not only for admission to universities, but also for everyday life in the Czech Republic. The course will prepare you for the internationally recognized CCE examinations at the level B1/B2 according to CEFR (details →  here), which is organized by the Institute for Language and Preparatory Studies at Charles University.
  • At the end of the course, participants will receive a certificate of attendance indicating the achieved language level according to the CEFR.
  • Participants in our courses may also, if interested, participate in the activities of the Erasmus Student Network Budweis or use the services of the Centre for the Integration of Foreigners. 
Application form, obtaining a certificate of admission
  1. First you must fill out an application (available here), then print it out and sign it. Send the completed application form along with a photocopy of your passport (where relevant, also a certificate proving your knowledge of another Slavic language) by e-mail to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. In the event that the applicant is underage, the application must be accompanied by a certified translation of the written consent of the parent(s) to the residence of the minor in the Czech Republic and to his/her education in the Lifelong Learning Program, which does not include the supervision of a minor
  2. If you are interested in accommodation in the JU dormitory in České Budějovice, check the appropriate box on the course application form. Allocation of accommodations will be guaranteed for submissions up to 14 May 2022, after which the capacity of the dormitory will be verified on request.
     
  3. Based on your application, you will be sent an invoice; payment must be made in full within 14 days of its issuance.
     
  4. Upon receipt of the payment, you will be issued and sent a confirmation on acceptance to the course as required by the visa (long-term visa – more information → here). If you have requested accommodation on campus, you will also be sent an accommodations agreement
     
  5. The application for the course for the academic year 2022/23 may be submitted no later than 9 Sept 2022, but given the minimum time required for processing a visa (at least 90 days), we recommend that you apply earlier.
     
  6. We wish you good luck in obtaining your visa!
Price and payment terms
  • The price for the one-year intensive Czech language course for foreigners is CZK 79,000. The price does not include educational materials and the fee for the Czech Language Certificate Exam for Foreigners (CCE).
  • The course fee can be paid by bank transfer (in CZK or EUR) or in cash (in CZK only) at the cash desk of the University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice (address and cashier hours → here).
  • The information necessary for payment is on the invoice that you will be issued after submitting your application. On the invoice, you will find all the bank details as well as the “variable symbol” that you must indicate along with the name of the payer (your name) in the “message to the recipient” field of the bank payment order.
  • In the event that the applicant decides to cancel his/her application for the intensive Czech language course for foreigners by 31 August 2022 (inclusive), a refund will be issued minus the cancellation fee of CZK 6,000. If the applicant decides to cancel his application later, a refund will be issued minus the cancellation fee of CZK 12,000.
Formalities associated with your stay in the Czech Republic
  1. A list of documents necessary for obtaining a long-term visa for study can be found → here.
     
  2. Information on applying for long-term residence in the Czech Republic can be found → here.

How to proceed when applying for a visa:

  1. Obtain your confirmation on acceptance to the course (see: Application form, obtaining a certificate of admission).
     
  2. Obtain an accommodations agreement.
     
  3. Obtain a statement from the penal registry (criminal record) in your country of origin.
     
  4. Let your bank issue a confirmation that you have sufficient funds to stay in the Czech Republic.
     
  5. Have all the documents officially translated into Czech.
     
  6. Fill out the application for a long-term visa/permanent residence permit.
     
  7. To be safe, make copies of all the documents.

Contact

  • Mgr. Markéta Maturová, Ph.D.

  • +420 387 774 850

  • +420 730 161 464

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