Czech Agricultural University in Prague (ČZU)

The Czech Agricultural University in Prague is an educational institution where it is possible to obtain a European education and an international diploma on a budgetary basis. Tuition in Czech is free of charge. The tuition fee in English can be found on the official website of the university.

Today it is the only educational institution that produces, in addition to specialists in agrotechnical and forestry specialties, professionals in the field of ecology, as well as qualified economists and managers with a corresponding bias. Modern laboratories and high-class workshops allow students to obtain important professional competencies, and training is conducted not only within the walls of the university, but also in nature.

Moreover, free training is available to citizens of any country. Is your goal to get a good specialty without investing a lot of money? Find a job in prestigious organizations in Europe?

The secret of popularity: what makes the Czech Agricultural University in Prague so attractive


Official name:
Česká zemědělská univerzita v Praze


Type of university: state

Language of instruction: Czech

Faculties: 7

Specialties: 30+

Number of years of study: 4-9 years

Program of study:
Bachelor's degree, Master's degree, Doctoral degree

This is one of the largest educational institutions in Prague and the most popular university for students coming under the Erasmus+ program. When you enter the ČZU campus, you immediately realize that you have entered a huge, modern and large-scale institution. The main advantage is the equally huge green park. Today it is the third largest university in Prague and the first in the whole country in the field of agriculture, with more than 150 bachelor's, master's and doctoral study programs. The ČZU has been operating since 1776, but it began to teach agricultural specialties in 1906, when the Higher School of Agriculture was opened on the basis of the university by the decree of Emperor Franz Josef. In 1920, the school was re-accredited and became a college, and in 1952, after receiving support from the Ministry of Agriculture and appropriate funding from the state, it officially became a university.

Notable faculty and students:

  • Komarek, Juliusz (1892-1955) - scientist, zoologist and entomologist, writer, teacher. Professor. Doctor of Sciences.
  • Merunka, Wojtech (born 1967) - doctor of engineering, associate professor in information management.

Agrochemist Pavel Tlustoš or politician and economist Miroslav Poje, also graduated from ČZU. Of course, the university keeps contacts with foreign colleagues, so ČZU students have the opportunity to go on foreign internships in third or first world countries.

ČZU today

Modern methods such as e-learning and videoconferencing are used in teaching, and a great deal of attention is paid to practical training, including foreign training.

CZU has organized everything necessary for students - dormitories, canteens, facilities for sports and recreation, as well as, of course, modern lecture halls, laboratories, seminar rooms, greenhouses, libraries.

According to the three-stage Bologna Agreement, the Czech Agricultural Institute provides:

  • 34 bachelor's degree programs;
  • 49 master's degree programs.

19 doctoral degree programs.

Attracting students and applicants from different countries is a priority process for the university, which allows it to ensure constant enrollment in all departments.

The Czech Agricultural University is one of the most popular universities in the Czech Republic. Despite the demographic crisis, CZU receives a huge number of invitations from Czech and foreign applicants year after year.

The most sought-after faculties of the Czech Agricultural University are:

  • Faculty of Economics;
  • Faculty of Agrobiology, Food and Natural Resources;
  • Faculty of Environment.
  • Faculties and specialties

Faculty of Production and Economics

The Faculty is very popular among applicants and receives more than 10,000 applications each year. It offers students a wide range of taught programs, internship opportunities abroad at many partner universities and modern facilities matching the quality of renowned European universities. Graduates business and economics experts in subjects that intersect in some way with agriculture. One can pursue degrees in agro-industrial economics and management, economic policy and administration. The course also includes systems engineering and gaining knowledge of quantitative methods in economics.

Faculty of Tropical Agriculture

This is the most unusual faculty of the university. The Faculty of Tropical Agriculture at the Czech University of Natural Sciences in Prague is a unique institution in the country with more than fifty years of tradition, focused on agriculture, rural development and sustainable management of natural resources in the tropics and subtropics. The Faculty of Tropical Agriculture offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs, with the master's program conducted exclusively in English. Upon graduation, the list of specializations grows to seven, including wildlife conservation, international rural land development in tropical and subtropical climates, and other areas.

This specialty is unique not only in Prague, but also in the whole Czech Republic. Despite this, it is popular among students. According to the statistics of the official website of CZU, about 2 thousand students enter the faculty every year.

Doctoral studies involve in-depth study of Sustainable Rural Development and peculiarities of agricultural work in this climatic zone.

Faculty of Forestry and Woodworking

The specialized faculty with the specialties of Forestry and Forestry has been in existence for 27 years (since 1990), with Bachelor's and Master's degrees. The faculty provides a comprehensive three-stage education in the field of forestry and rational management of its resources, including the subsequent utilization of wood as a renewable resource. A special feature of the specialization is that not only narrowly focused subjects are studied, but also economics, expedient use of logging and forestry. The usual enrollment for these specialties is up to a thousand people.

Faculty of Agrobiology, Food and Natural Resources

This department teaches courses in agrarian development, crop and livestock production. Emphasis is placed on the rational production of food under industrial conditions, and attention is drawn to quality control of agricultural products.

The lecture programs for students are virtually identical, while seminars and practical classes are conducted individually in groups and often take place outside the classroom, but in conditions close to working conditions. The master's course is complemented by environmental engineering, disciplines in soil evaluation and protection, biosphere care, genetic engineering and breeding. There is no doctoral program in these specialties.

Faculty of Environment

It offers the study of spatial planning and related administrative services. Bachelor's degree in two specialties: "Environmental Engineering" and "Landscape Design". For those wishing to pursue a Master's degree, an option to study Landscape Engineering is added. Diploma of this faculty of CZU in Prague - a guaranteed job in state departments for environmental protection, spatial planning.

Also specialists in this field are in demand in organizations that are engaged in the improvement of sites, competent waste management. The faculty responds to global issues, modern educational trends and demand for practice. The experienced team trains and inspires quality professionals who find concrete application in government and commercial spheres.

Faculty of Engineering (Technical)

The farming complex of any state needs specialists who will maintain and modernize equipment and machinery, develop innovative technologies in resource management and waste management. Such specialists are produced by the Technical Faculty of the Czech Republic's Faculty of Agriculture in Prague.

CZU prefers to "raise" teachers who teach all faculties in various specialties within its own walls. Within the Institute for Education and Counseling, operating on the basis of ČZU, it is possible to obtain a specialty:

  • counselors in the field of vocational education;
  • teachers of specialized subjects;
  • teachers of practical training.

A wide range of specialties, the opportunity to get a European education and a sought-after position upon graduation and cooperation of the institution with international universities and companies make CZU in Prague a popular place for admission. For foreigners there are no restrictions in the admission of documents, the main thing is to choose a faculty, submit documents in time and pass the entrance exams. We will discuss the specifics of admission for CIS residents further on.

Did you know that the Czech Agricultural University, which is located in Prague, is one of the TOP most popular universities in the Czech Republic among international students? Even if you haven't heard of it, don't feel bad. In this issue, our student Sabina will not only tell you about the structure in detail, but also give you a full-fledged tour of ČZU:

How to enroll in CHZU: what to pay attention to

Entrance tests are individual and vary depending on the chosen faculty. Some require the passing of written testing, mainly tests in specialized subjects or a general test that reveals the ability to learn, while others require an interview. The advantages of studying in the capital of the Czech Republic are a kindred mentality that allows you to avoid psychological discomfort, the opportunity to get an education that is quoted in the world community and, of course, to find a job with a high salary. The education system in the Czech Republic is practically no different from ours, the general education school program is enough to pass the entrance exams. Difficulties in admission are easy enough to avoid, if you take into account some nuances.

Languages of instruction

Theoretical knowledge in CSU (regardless of the faculty and the chosen specialty) is taught in Czech and English. Without the necessary language base, it will be problematic to enroll, and it is impossible to study, so it makes sense to sign up for language courses in advance. Why not on your own? Firstly, collective learning and live communication contribute to better language acquisition. Secondly, there is such a thing as specialized terms (and there are a lot of them in technical and economic subjects), and ordinary courses give general knowledge, without the nuances of studying in foreign universities.

Which language to choose is up to you. If there is not enough knowledge in any of the teaching languages, it is more expedient to study Czech in depth for several reasons:

  • this is the language of communication of the country in which, with a successful result, you will live for at least 4 years;
    studying in Czech at the Prague University according to the reviews of applicants — a higher chance to enroll in your favorite specialty on a budget basis with its advantages: free tuition and a scholarship;
  • Czech is perceived easier than English due to some similarities with Russian, Ukrainian and Belarusian, there are no complex grammatical norms, as in English;
  • as practice shows, "starting small", learning a similar language in the future is easier to learn the basics of a more complex one. With knowledge of Czech, it is easier to additionally study not only English, but also German and other languages that may be useful in the future.

Prague Education Center has prepared more than 600 applicants for admission to ČZU. If you want to get a consultation or sign up for a training program, just submit an application.

Submission of documents and admission

For admission to the bachelor's degree, it is required to provide a certificate of graduation from a secondary school. Master's and doctoral studies require the submission of diplomas of graduation from specialized secondary technical or higher educational institutions. In order for the documents to be accepted it is necessary:

  • To nostrify a certificate or diploma. The admissions committee is not required to know the languages, so the documentation is accepted in Czech and English. It is required to provide documents in translated form, the legality of which is notarized.
  • Do not miss the deadline for submission. Unlike CIS universities, the European commissions start working from January, open days are held according to a schedule that can be viewed on the official website of the University.
  • Get ready for an unusual form of passing exams for us – testing, provided for in most specialties. This approach is easier and more complicated at the same time. For a certain period of time, it is easier to put "birds" in the correct answers, but the habit of taking a theoretical and practical course "in Russian" with oral and detailed written answers can cause a "psychological stupor" even in a prepared entrant. Practice ahead of time.

You can enter the CHZU without exams. Information about entrance exams may change, and the number of faculties that do not conduct entrance exams may increase or decrease. Also, great news for students will be that you can pass internal nostrification at the university without passing a nostrification exam. 

Advantages of studying at the Czech Agricultural University

Not only a rich curriculum is provided for students, but also practice at specialized enterprises, cultural leisure and recreation opportunities. CHZU is a partner of 70 universities and institutes providing education in a similar field.  Wageningen University and Research Centre (UK), Grenoble Business School (France) and other universities in Europe freely work with student exchange programs. Also , the reviews of the applicants testify to the following advantages of the university:

  • Each faculty has its own hostel in Prague, there are usually no difficulties with accommodation. If desired, you can live off-campus, the rules of the university allow it.
  • The Double-degree system is an opportunity for each student to receive two diplomas at once — a Master's degree and one of the partner universities from England, the Netherlands, France.
  • The opportunity to play your favorite sports at the university without harm to the educational process.
  • The state program of the Czech Republic protects students from unnecessary expenses. Low-cost accommodation, full meals and internships at manufacturing enterprises and organizations corresponding to the chosen specialty are provided.
  • There are no restrictions on the age of applicants. If you decide to get a second higher education, it is enough to nostrify the diploma, learn the language and enroll in the university.
  • It is really possible to get a prestigious job in one of the institutions in Europe.
  • Training with specialized specialists who have gained fame in the world of agricultural science and activity.
  • Immersion in the culture of another people. Living in Prague and visiting it as part of tourism is a huge difference.
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