Confirmation of Acceptance
A Letter of Acceptance will be sent to the International Relations Office at your university upon request.
If you decide not to accept your place for any reason, please inform the UCT Prague Department of International Relations as soon as possible.
Work in the laboratories involves direct contact with chemicals that might endanger the health of the student as well as put into danger the health of other persons. For this reason, the Medical assessment of fitness to study at UCT Prague is requested.
Students taking a project A, B or C and trainees have to submit the confirmed form together with their application. This does not apply to students coming just for courses.
Confirmation of Accommodation
If you have applied for a room in the UCT Residence Halls, you will be informed via email about the status of your application approximately 2-4 weeks before your arrival.
Notice of Arrival
The UCT Prague Department of International Relations asks you to confirm the exact date of your arrival, especially if it is after the Enrollment day of the respective semester.
- Note: We reserve the right not to register you for studies if you arrive more than 14 days after the official beginning of the semester.
International students need to have health and accident insurance which is valid in the Czech Republic.
If you are from an EU country, you can use your EHIC (European Health Insurance Card). This entitles you to free emergency healthcare here in Prague.
We advise you to ask your health insurance company which medical care is covered by your insurance and if it is necessary to take out an additional policy in case of injury, serious illness, etc.
Students from non-EU countries will submit proof of travel medical insurance as a part of their visa application to the respective Czech Embassy/Consulate.
Visa (Non-EU Students)
Non-EU students will have to apply for a student visa.
Applications must be submitted to the Czech Embassy or Consulate in the respective country (it is not possible to apply for the visa in the Czech Republic).
More information available here.
Contact your Supervisor
If you have been accepted for project work under the supervision of one of UCT professors, you are expected to get in touch with them before you arrive. You will inform him/her about your arrival and arrange your first meeting. For more information please visit the Course Catalogue section.
Learn about Erasmus Student Network club
ESN UCT Prague is a student club that is run by students studying at UCT Prague. Its main purpose is to take care of international students who come to study at UCT Prague. Check their webpage for more information, including useful tips what you should do before arrival and also about the student life in the Czech Republic: http://esnuct.cz/
You might be interested in having a "buddy" (i.e. student volunteer acting as a contact person). Buddies can help you get settled in your new hometown and can assist you in a number of different situations; for example, s/he can pick you up at the airport, accompany you to your residence, show you around the city, and more.
The Buddy Program is very popular among our international students, so please do not hesitate to apply for your "buddy" at least three weeks prior to your arrival.
We recommend you to prefill the Medical History form before your arrival in the Czech Republic and have it with you in case you will need to visit the UCT Prague doctor during your study stay at the UCT Prague.
Learn about the Czech Republic
Prague is going to be your new home for some time. Here are useful links to information booklets, videos and figures
Study in the Czech Republic is a website designated to students interested or already studying in the Czech Republic. You will find there useful facts, figures and tips for your stay.
Honest guide is a YouTube channel that will make your stay in the Czech Republic easier, help you to act as a local and avoid tourist traps.
|Getting around Prague is easy especially when you have the mobile application.|
|Czech Railways webpage. You can download their mobile app here. For transport schedule including all trains and buses in the Czech Republic click here. You can also download the mobile app here.|
Don't wait for a tram. Get in shape. Discover new places. Make cities more livable. Rent a pink bike anytime you want. Ride for as long as you need it. Then lock it anywhere within the designated area for the next rider. This is proper bike-sharing!
|USE-IT makes tourist info for young people who are traveling on a low budget. USE-IT info centers guides, maps and websites are provided by locals, are not-commercial, free, no-nonsense and up-to-date.|