The Czech Republic educational system is similar to other European Union countries. Starting at Pre-schools and kindergartens, most of which have a month cost per child up to six years of age. After which children go through primary compulsory education for nine years. The choice of schools include between public, private, clerical and other alternative schools. Czech Republic Secondary education is not compulsory for children/young adults. Secondary schools include those which teach a range of academics, including mathematics, the sciences and literature but vocational secondary schools are also available; teaching students in accordance to a specific profession.
Tertiary- University Education in Czech Republic
The Czech Republic offers a wide variety of bachelor, masters and doctoral programs from many universities, some of which date back hundreds of years. This includes both public and private institutions. Most courses and programs however are taught in Czech, although new programs in English are being established in several universities. Both foreign and local students can study any program they wish (assuming they have the prerequisites to be admitted). Programs in foreign languages are often paid for, however even foreign students are able to study (in the Czech language) at public universities without tuition cost.
Bachelors are completed within 3-4 years of study. To complete a student must finish a final exam as well as complete and defend a thesis paper.
Masters programs are often continued right after a bachelors degree has been completed. Granting a masters degree in 2-3 years. Master's programs that do not follow on from a bachelor program can take up to 6 years.
Doctoral programs commonly range from 3-4 years for completion and include a final exam and a defense of a dissertation
The academic year for Czech Republic institutions starts in September and Finish in June/July
Languages of instruction: Czech. However many new courses and institutions are starting to teach in foreign languages, mostly English.