The University of Ostrava serves over 8,500 students within six Colleges: Arts, Fine Arts and Music, Education, Medicine, Social Studies and Science. Their campus also hosts 300 international students each year primarily from Europe through the Erasmus+ program.
Institutional Fact Sheet
Language: Language of instruction for international students is primarily English, although limited courses are available in other European languages (see course catalog).
Admissions: Exchange Students are assigned to a College based upon their course selection. Each student must complete an application in which they submit a copy of their passport, transcript and Statement of Purpose. For application instructions, please contact GSU Office of International Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cost of Living: Students ought to have between 250-500USD per month. Typical expenses: movie ticket is about $8, a beer is $2, lunch at restaurant starts at $6, coffee at café $3, haircut $6-$15, a 3-month public transit pass is about $60. Finally, all students must pay some university fees.
Accommodations: All students are registered in the university Jan Opletal Hall of Residence. Cost is about 150USD per month. Accommodation is also available in private dorms or by private let with prices ranging from 200USD/month to 500USD/month. The price typically includes energy and services.
Meals: Subsidized student meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) are available at the two restaurants within the Kampus Palace building in the center of Ostrava: Black Kale - Raw&Vegan or Guest Restaurant. Meals are ordered with the University Student ID card and must be charged with adequate funds. Subsidized lunches are available at the macrobiotic restaurant Slunečnice. Meals cost between $3-$6.
Visa Information: The Czech Foreign Ministry suggests a Long-Term Visa for stays more than 90 days and less than one year (i.e. an exchange student). Visa requests require an Acceptance Letter and Proof of Accommodation which we send to student upon completing the application. It is student‘s responsibility to consult with the Czech Embassy on your visa options. Please note, the long-term visa process can take more than 2 months.
International Student Club: The international student club is known as the Erasmus Student Network (ESN Ostravská). The club is operated by student volunteers and is open to all international students. Each semester they organize events and outings for international students. Most importantly, all international students receive a “buddy” to help them transition to life at the university and city. International Club Website: www.esn-ostravska.cz.