The New Prague PostThe numbers of students from Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Vietnam at Czech universities have increased steeply over the past 10 years, and one of the main reasons is that those studying in Czech pay no tuition fees, daily Právo writes today.
In 2013, 4,312 Russians studied at Czech universities, while it was 416 a decade earlier. As the Russian language is related to Czech, Russians easily learn Czech in one year, the paper writes. The number of Ukrainian students has been growing gradually from 458 in 2003 to 2,019 last year.
Ten years ago, there were only 75 students from Kazakhstan at Czech universities, but in 2013 their number reached 1,368. The number of Vietnamese and Belarusian students rose from 178 to 1,045 and from 183 to 617 in the same period, respectively.
As far as EU countries are concerned, most students come from the United Kingdom (505), Germany (436), Portugal (413), Poland (360) and Greece (355). Other countries from which people have arrived to study in the Czech Republic are Norway (359), Malaysia (306), Azerbaijan (212) and Israel (134). Read more...