Bachelor On Campus

Czech for Foreigners

University of Ostrava

36 months
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The Czech for Foreigners program at University of Ostrava has been created for foreigners (non-native speakers of the Czech language), whose input knowledge of Czech is at the beginners’ level (min. A1 according to the CEFR). 


Students in the Czech for Foreigners program at University of Ostrava acquire both written and spoken communication skills in the Czech language and get to know the basic features of Czech life (history, culture, and literature).

Why to study Czech at Faculty of Arts of University of Ostrava

For a long time, our department has focused on providing lectures on the Czech language for foreigners. We offer several courses with variable degrees of knowledge of the Czech language; they are intended for foreign students of all Ostrava University’s faculties. Besides this, we also provide a Bachelor’s and Master’s program “Czech for Foreigners”. 

Furthermore, we organize the Summer School of the Czech Language, and we are the only Moravian-Silesian language and culture examination center for gaining the state citizenship of the Czech Republic. Our lecturers have rich experience in teaching Czech for foreigners both in our country and at foreign universities. We also use our own textbook, Czech in Ostrava: how not to get lost in Czech and in Ostrava. We cooperate with the Czech School without Borders in London.

Programme Structure

  • We pay attention especially to practicing the language in both written and oral forms, focusing on text creation, seminar papers, understanding written and spoken texts, and conversation skills. 
  • A considerable portion of the study focuses on the perfection of the Czech grammar rules and on providing enough information about the stratification of the Czech national language. 
  • The language courses are complemented by the disciplines focused on Czech history, culture, and literature. The study program includes excursions, student conferences, project teaching, and other activities.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

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180 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The minimum entry level for Czech is A1 according to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). A part of the interview will also be conducted in English, as the applicant must be able to communicate in English at level B1 according to CEFR. English serves as a mediation language in the first year. The oral exam can be taken online in justified cases and after approval by the guarantor of the study program.
  • The applicant is obliged to submit a curriculum vitae in the Czech language into the e-application in pdf format no later than the closing date of the e-applications (min. 500 characters).

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Ostrava

10368 - 15129 CZK /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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