Ostrava is Czechia’s third largest city, a centre of industry and a university town in which students comprise approximately 14% of the population. It is a vibrant student city full of cultural and entertainment options. Ostrava is in an excellent location with superb public transport links meaning you can walk out of your door and travel to five European capitals within 4 hours for less than €20. Ostrava is also home to the Colours of Ostrava and Beats for Love music festivals, which host artists from around the world every summer.

Get entertained!

You can find six theatres, innumerable clubs; every year the international music festivals Beats for Love, Colours of Ostrava and Majáles happen in Ostrava. You can escape from the bustle of the city by visiting the Ostrava Zoo.

Two universities, student City

Do you want to quickly discover inside tips on Ostrava? Check out the USE-IT map, on where to go for culture, sport, a drink or bite to eat, or a night out.

Get active!

Visit the Fit Centre of the Department of Physical Education or Aerobic hall at the dormitories. Do you like indoor sports? In addition to VSB-TUO sport facilities you can also visit Karolina Triple Hall. If you prefer rather visiting and watching a sporting spectacle, visit Ostrava Golden Spike – an annual athletic meeting.

Get active!

Visit the Fit Centre of the Department of Physical Education or Aerobic hall at the dormitories. Do you like indoor sports? In addition to VSB-TUO sport facilities you can also visit Karolina Triple Hall. If you prefer rather visiting and watching a sporting spectacle, visit Ostrava Golden Spike – an annual athletic meeting.

Ostrava is the transport hub of the region

Ostrava is the transport hub of the region - it offers good connections by train, by car or by bus. Close to the city is the Leoš Janáček Airport, and students can use public transport, which is in operation at night (and you can pay with your charge card or by your ODIS card).

Explore our region!

The location in the Moravian-Silesian Region part of what made Ostrava a student city. Explore the region, take in the beautiful Beskydy and Jeseníky mountains by foot, bike, or by ski. There's always something to do just outside the doorstep of the city of Ostrava.

Join ESN Activities!

Would you like to spend time with international students? Would you like to improve your dance skills? How about learning a new language in an informal way? Visit leading companies? You can do all these ESN activities with more international students and with Buddies. These volunteers will be your first local friends, and will accompany you during these activities and help you during your stay. Coming up with business ideas which you would like to share and develop? Come with your team to KOVORK, a place devoted to support networking, start up development and improvement... and tasty lunches.

The technical heart of the city and of the whole Czech Republic

Dolní Vítkovice is a unique complex near the centre of the city of Ostrava. Previously, coal was mined here, and crude iron was produced. Today, this industrial complex is used for educational, cultural and social events.

The technical heart of the city and of the whole Czech Republic

Dolní Vítkovice is a unique complex near the centre of the city of Ostrava. Previously, coal was mined here, and crude iron was produced. Today, this industrial complex is used for educational, cultural and social events.

Come to the city with open arms. Study at VSB-TUO