Visa and Insurance

Applying for visa

For full information about the students’ visa application please see the website of the Ministry of Interior of the Czech Republic or contact the Embassy (Consulate) of the Czech Republic in your country.


EU citizens (or citizens of Schengen Area) do not need a visa or a permit to study in the Czech Republic. They only need a valid passport or another equivalent ID.

Non-EU-citizens who wish to study in the Czech Republic are required to have a long-term residence visa or the long-term residence permit before arriving in the Czech Republic.


Kindly contact the local Czech embassy or consulate for details of Visa Application.


The applicant must register an appointment with the local Embassy of the Czech Republic in order to submit the application. At some Embassies, the appointments are registered via the Internet, telephone or another way. Please consult the Czech Embassy in your country.


The application procedure for obtaining a visa for study purposes can easily take up 60–90 days. Please read the information below carefully and start your application procedure immediately after receiving documents and/or instructions from our university.


In general, the application for the visa and the application for the residence permit must contain the following attachments in Czech or accompanied by their certified translation into Czech:

  1. Letter of Acceptance/Offer Letter (in Czech: “Jednotné potvrzení o studiu”).
  2. Proof of Accommodation: Confirmation of accommodation (in Czech: “Doklad o zajištění ubytování”) (Will be provided by the university if you reserve accommodation in our halls of residence.).
  3. Proof of Funds: Statement confirming that the applicant has financial resources to cover her/his stay in the Czech Republic – i.e. confirmation of scholarship (if granted), or a statement from a bank: the minimum amount required is established by law and changes every year. It is approximately 3800 USD/3200 EUR for a 12-month stay in the country.
  4. Transcript from Register of Criminal Records/Penal Register verifying that the applicant has no criminal record.
  5. Mandatory health insurance (Don’t buy health insurance before the application! The Embassy will instruct you about the minimum duration and coverage of your health insurance).
  6. Two passport-sized photos (45mm x 35mm) (face should cover approx. 80% of the photograph).
  7. Passport valid for at least 90 days after the expected end of the stay in the Czech Republic.

The Czech embassy will let you know about people qualified to help with Czech translations. In the area of New Delhi, you can contact Ms Swati Yadav – dd87yadav@gmail.com.

Another useful information on visas

If you plan to travel in the Schengen area, make sure you apply for the type of visa which allows it.

In many countries, you will be applying when you collect all the required documents.

In several countries the university needs to provide your information to the authorities in the Czech Republic first to help you with a smoother completion of the process. The list includes:

  • China,
  • Egypt,
  • Ghana,
  • India,
  • Iran,
  • Kazakhstan,
  • Nigeria,
  • Pakistan,
  • Philippines,
  • Russia,
  • Serbia,
  • Turkey,
  • Ukraine,
  • Uzbekistan,
  • Vietnam.

If you come from these countries, you will be informed by our recruiting team about the necessary information you need to provide.

Prolongation of Visa

An application for extending the validity of a visa and the period of stay in the territory on a long-term visa is to be submitted to specific MOI office, for TUL students it is:


MOI office Liberec
Voroněžská 144/20, Liberec 460 01
Phone: +420 974 320 850 information line (incl. telephone appointments)
Opening hours:  

Mo, We: 8.00 – 17.00
Tu, Th: 8.00 – 14.00


Basic information on visa prolongation and documents you will need for the extension application.

Mandatory Health Insurance

Students from EU countries + Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland are entitled to the provision of necessary and urgent health care free-of-charge. It is only necessary that they have a certified E 128 form from their home country or a European Health Insurance Card, which replaces the paper form.

It is highly recommended to have a supplementary travel health insurance. It should be bought before students leave their country of the origin.


Students from non-EU countries, staying in the Czech Republic longer than 3 months, must prove they are in possession of the Comprehensive Health Insurance before receiving the visa. The comprehensive health insurance contract is presented before the visa is affixed to the applicant’s passport. Don’t buy the health insurance before your visa application. The Embassy will instruct you on the duration and type of health insurance. You will deal with it after the first interview before you go to pick up your visa from the embassy.


You can read more details on the required medical insurance in the description of the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


The comprehensive health insurance must cover the cost of emergency medical care, including medical evacuation or, in the event of death, repatriation of remains to the country that has issued the applicant´s travel document or to the applicant´s country of residence. The insurance policy must not exclude coverage for injuries and damage caused by the applicant´s intentional acts, injuries and damage caused by fault or contributory fault on the part of the applicant, and injuries and damage caused by the consumption of alcohol, narcotic and psychotropic substances by the applicant. The minimum coverage is EUR 60,000 per one insured event without any coinsurance or co-payment.


It is strongly recommended that you buy your insurance on-line from a Czech insurance company! But ask the company to provide you with a little card proving you are insured.


Please find below generally recommended Czech Insurance provider:

Mandatory Health Insurance and Students of Erasmus Mundus Action II programme

Students of Erasmus Mundus Action II programme do not need Mandatory Health Insurance, as they automatically receive free medical insurance cover.

Visiting a doctor

You may be asked to pay in cash when you visit the doctor, all costs will be reimbursed from your health insurance company on your return (please make sure to ask the doctor for the receipt for the reimbursement purposes). The reason is that not all doctors have an agreement with all insurance companies.

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