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Intensive Czech Language Course for Foreigners

Basic information

We offer a one-year intensive language course that provides participants with language preparation for study at all types of Czech universities. This is a language course followed by study in an accredited study programme organised by a public university.

The course is intended for applicants who wish to study in Czech study programmes at Czech universities. The prerequisite for participation is knowledge of the Latin script and basic knowledge of the Czech language (knowledge of writing, knowledge of flexi, knowledge of basic phrases), knowledge of English at a communicative level (at least B1 according to SERR, the applicant will prove with a certificate or a school report).

The intensive course is a two-semester course with daily Czech language lessons. The course runs for 2 x 14 weeks (i.e. 28 weeks) and includes 20 hours of Czech language lessons per week, a total of 560 hours. Teaching takes place according to the timetable in the premises of the JU.

The course runs from 30 September 2024 to 16 May 2025.

Our knowledgeable, experienced and friendly lecturers will help you to acquire the Czech language communication skills needed not only for university admission but also for everyday life in the Czech Republic. During the course, we will prepare you to take the internationally recognized CCE exam at the A2 or B1 level according to the SERR (details → HERE), which is organized by the Institute of Vocational and Language Training of Charles University. This exam is not part of the course. At the end of the course, participants will receive a certificate of completion indicating the language level achieved according to the SERR (it is not a certificate).

Participants of our courses can join the activities of the ESN USB Budweis or use the services of the Centre for the Integration of Foreigners.

Attention, course participants do not have student status! For this reason, course participants are not entitled to student accommodation, student discounts on fares etc. Participants are responsible for their own accommodation.

Price and payment terms

The price of the annual intensive Czech language course for foreigners for the academic year 2024/2025 is CZK 83 000 (i.e. approximately EUR 3 400 - the price may vary depending on the current currency exchange rate).

The price includes daily Czech language lessons including teaching materials, the final exam and the issuance of a certificate of A2 or B1 language level (but this is not a certified exam).

The price does not include the fee for the Certified Czech Exam for Foreigners (CCE).

The course fee can be paid by bank transfer (in CZK or EUR) or by cash payment (only in CZK) at the cash desk of the University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice (address and cashier's hours here).

The invoice, which will be issued after the application form has been sent to you, will serve as a prescription for payment. On the invoice you will find all the details of the bank connection and also the variable symbol, which you must enter in the message to the recipient together with the name of the payer (i.e. your name). It must be paid in full within 14 days of issue.

On the basis of the invoice, the bidder is obliged to pay a deposit of CZK 8 000,-. The deposit is non-refundable, in the event of cancellation of participation in the course by the applicant, it serves as a fee for administrative activities associated with the registration for the course.

The balance of the course fee, i.e. CZK 75 000,- can be paid in one or two instalments (2 x CZK 37 500,-). The applicant is obliged to inform in advance whether he/she wishes to pay the amount in one lump sum or in two instalments. The applicant is obliged to make the payment or the first instalment by 28 June 2024 at the latest. A participant who requests payment in two instalments is obliged to make the second instalment by 13 December 2024 at the latest.

Please note that the course will only run if the capacity of at least 15 participants is reached. If the minimum capacity is not met by 28 June 2024, the course will be cancelled by the University. The course fee will be refunded in full.

Application form, obtaining a certificate of admission

How do I apply and how do I get the confirmation of admission to the course needed to process my visa?

First you need to fill in the application form (here), then print it out and sign it in your own handwriting. Send the completed application form together with a photocopy of your passport to e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

An invoice will be issued based on the application form sent by you and payment in full must be made within 14 days of the invoice being issued. Once payment has been received, you will be issued and sent a confirmation of admission to the course within 14 days, which you will need to process your visa (long term visa, more information here).

The application for the course can be submitted no later than 14 June 2024, however, due to the minimum time required for visa processing, we recommend that you apply earlier.

Only if you already have a residence permit for the Czech Republic, you can apply later, until 20 September 2024.

We wish you the best of luck with your visa application!

Formalities associated with your stay in the Czech Republic

The list of documents required to obtain a long-term visa for study purposes can be found here.

Information on applying for long-term residence in the Czech Republic can be found here.

Information on nostrification of secondary education 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 an extract from the Criminal Records Bureau of your country of origin.
  4. Get a bank to issue a certificate stating that you have sufficient funds to stay in the Czech Republic.
  5. Have all documents officially translated.
  6. Fill in the application for a long-term visa/permit for long-term residence.

  7. Make copies of all documents to be sure.


  • Mgr. Helena Dvořáková, Ph.D.

  • +420 730 161 464

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