Long-term Visa for the Purpose of Studies

A visa for a stay longer than 90 days (a long-term visa) for the purpose of studies is intended for third countries nationals who want to study in the Czech Republic.




Who can apply for this type of residence permit?

You can apply for a long-term visa for the purpose of studies if the form of your studies correspond with the Section 64 of Act No. 326/1999 Coll. The most frequent cases are the following:

  • studies of a university accredited study programme,
  • attendance of a language and professional preparation for studies of a university accredited study programme (organised by a public university, as part of an EU programme or based on an international agreement),
  • secondary school or higher vocational studies carried out as part of an exchange programme.

Here you can find all the instances considered by law as studies.

How long is this visa valid for?                     

For a maximum of 1 year.

What does this type of visa look like?

What obligations and restrictions does this residence permit mean?

You must fulfil the purpose of your stay for the whole duration of your residence permit. You must also follow the obligations for foreigners stipulated by law.

What does this residence permit enable you to do?

If you hold a valid residence permit, you can leave and re-enter the Czech Republic repeatedly. You can also travel within the Schengen Area without a visa.