Prague is included in the best cities index for international students. Prague ranked no. 26 overall out of one hundred cities by UK-based education analyst QS Quacquarelli Symonds. The city’s large and internationally diverse student community gave it a strong score in the Student Mix category of the survey.
It also ranked among the top for affordability; while international tuition fees are in the mid-range, Prague is a less expensive place to live than many of the other entrants in the survey.
Prague achieved its strongest score in the new Student View indicator – coming second behind Ottawa.
When asked to name the best things about studying in Prague, one student said: “It’s very affordable and comfortable to live in. Great cuisine.” Another highlighted the “friendly atmosphere and great nightlife.”
2017 Quacquarelli Symond Best Student Cities index, an annually released poll that showcases the best urban destinations for international students based on five categories: university rankings, student mix, desirability, employer activity, and affordability.
Though Prague is yet to make to the very top of international study destinations, it has long been in the list of top European city-break destinations because of its UNESCO-listed historical center as well as its arts, museums and nightlife. “In recent years, it’s also been recognised as an international innovation hub, ranked 29th in the Innovation Cities Index,” the ranking adds.
More about Czech Republic and Prague
Czech lands have been at the crossroads of European cultures. The Czech Republic is a member state of the European Union and part of the Schengen Area. Thanks to its central location, a large part of Europe is easily accessible by train, car or bus, and the rest by plane.Tens of thousands of foreigners have happily settled in Czech Republic, enjoying the country’s combination of high living standards and low costs. The Czech Republic is among the 34 economies in the world classified as “advanced economies” by the International Monetary Fund and also on the list of high-income economies of the World Bank. Many leading IT companies like Google, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle and Hewlett–Packard have branches in the Czech Republic. The antivirus computer programs AVG and Avast originated in the Czech Republic.The Czech Republic has a low crime rate and civil disorder is very rare the country. According to the Australian Institute for Economics and Peace, the Czech Republic is among the 15 most peaceful countries in the world.Natural disasters are extremely rare in the Czech Republic: there are no tornadoes, tsunamis, earthquakes etc.
Prague, capital of the Czech Republic, is the EU’s 15th Largest City and home to over 2 million people. Prague is often considered on par with Paris for its beauty and one of Europe’s cultural centers.Located in the geographic heart of Europe, the city of Prague has long charmed visitors with its beautiful architecture, a bevy of restaurants, and an active nightlife scene.
Studying in Prague means that you have access to world-leading institutions, top facilities, inspirational teaching. In Prague, you’re at the centre of an international community with a passion for learning. What makes Czech colleges so strong is the emphasis on creativity, innovation and support – helping you to reach your true potential.
To comment on food and travel in prague ,like any international city, it is easy to find all kinds of food in Prague – but traditional Czech food is great. A national favorite, guláš, a stew made from beef, onions, and spices is a ‘must try ‘. Public transportation in Prague is cheap, easily accessible, and can get you almost anywhere in the city. While buses are used in the outer districts of Prague, trams and the metro make navigating around central Prague simple and fun.
Coming to student life, Prague can offer many things: apart from libraries, archives, study rooms, colleges and science institutes there is also an endless succession of restaurants, cafés for young people. In case you want to dance or have a coffee after your lessons or party during the weekend, you will always find many young people from many different countries. Culturally, Prague also has a lot to offer- Several museums, historical places and buildings and diverse cultural events etc.For students interested in the natural beauty of the Czech countryside, the mountainous republic features several national parks and numerous leisure activities, including: Water sports,Fishing,Hiking,Climbing,Cycling,Caving and Skiing. Prague is also world famous for its nightlife and this spans from trendy wine bars, brasseries and eateries to all night clubs that go on until the sun comes up.
Czech College in Prague is focused on teaching Business , Technology and Health care courses in English. Despite the distinctively Czech names of its corporate backers, the school prides itself on its international nature.