VISA / Foreign Police Registration

Students from countries of the EU (plus Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Switzerland) are exempt from visa requirements.

If the length of your intended stay in the Czech Republic is longer than 30 days, you are required to report your presence to the appropriate Foreign Police Department that holds jurisdiction in the location of your stay in the Czech Republic. This obligation does not apply if the person providing accommodation submits the registration forms on behalf of a citizen of the EU, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein or Switzerland.

Citizens of the EU, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, or Switzerland are also required to report a change of surname, marital status, or changes in data contained in the residence card (i.e. certificate of temporary residence or permanent residence permit). For a stay without any residence card, these changes are to be reported to the Foreign Police. If any residence permit/certificate was issued, changes are reported to the MOI. Citizens of the EU, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein or Switzerland can stay temporarily in the Czech Republic without any special permit, solely on the basis of a travel document or an identity card.

If you intend to stay in the Czech Republic for longer than 3 months, you can request for a certificate of temporary residence or a permanent residence permit to be issued.


Medical Insurance

Students from countries of the EU (plus Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Switzerland) need to register at the VZP (Všeobecná zdravotní pojišťovna - General Health Insurance Company) with the blue European health insurance card. You will then be given your personal health insurance number which you should show to doctors or in hospitals.

It is obligatory to have insurance cards and ID cards or passports with you at all times.


Cost of living

The cost of living in the Moravian region of the Czech Republic is low compared to other EU countries. The final amount depends on personal spending habits and requirements. To cover basic costs you need around 6000 - 8000 CZK / month.
For a better estimate you can check the average prices here or here.