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Citizens of EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland

  • As the Czech Republic is within the Schengen area, state borders can be crossed without a border check.
  • Border checks are performed only at external Schengen borders.
  • Citizen of the EU, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, or Switzerland must have a valid travel document or an identity card.

Citizens of third countries


First, prepare documents

  • completed application form
  • travel document
  • 2 photographs
  • proof of accommodation
  • document on enrolment in studies
  • proof of funds

Upon request you should also submit

  • document similar to an extract from the Penal Register record
  • medical report

Second, contact the Czech Embassy at your home country and an admissions specialist at .

Third, if your application was approved you will have to submit a proof of medical travel insurance before affixing the visa.

Requirements for an application for a long-term visa for the purpose of ”studies”

List of states whose citizens are required to have visa

List of states whose citizens are exempt from visa requirement

Submission of application

  • In many countries a visa interview appointment should be arranged for you by VSB-TUO 
  • Download an application form for visa.
  • Look at basic supporting documents.
  • All of the documents submitted must be made out in the Czech language or officially translated into Czech.
  • In some countries students who want to get a visa for autumn semester are strongly advised to submit application even in April or May.
  • As the process can take a long time - you should APPLY FOR YOUR VISA AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE!!
  • Each Czech Embassy has a website providing instructions on how to prepare for the visa application process.
  • See the Czech Embassy in your country.
  • The website can also tell you the expected wait time for a visa in your country, which is usually 60 days. 
  • You will need to pay a fee for the visa application in your country at the Czech Embassy or Consulate.
  • Pull together all required materials.
  • Keep two copies of every document for your records.

Student Mode

You can also make use of the accelerated visa procedure – the so-called STUDENT MODE.

It is a concept for facilitating the visa procedure for a specific group of students from selected third countries. It helps an applicant seeking a long-term residence permit/visa for the purpose of studies access the relevant embassy quicker.

The preconditions for being enrolled in the Student Mode:

  • You are admitted to study at VSB-TUO (i.e. you have obtained the Recognition of prior education and Final Acceptance Letter or Decision on Admission)
  • Your country is included in the Student Mode (List of countries in the Student Mode)

It is always the University that nominates the students in the Student Mode, i.e. you cannot apply or ask for interview yourself.

Should you have any questions regarding the Student Mode, please contact your faculty coordinator or the University International Office:

After arrival


Full degree applicants:

Semester and summer school students: