75% or 3/4ths of the 43, 831 overseas students studying in Czech Republic study for free and their numbers are constantly rising. Most of these are not required to pay for their studies. Only 1/3rd of the overseas students enrolled in Czech universities in 2017 paid for their studies at a private school or for a foreign language study.
Remaining 3/4ths of the overseas students are enrolled at public Czech universities and colleges in the Czech language. It is for this reason that they are not required to pay for their studies, as quoted by the Prague Monitor.
Overseas students in the Czech Republic constituted 15% of the sum of university students in Republic that number 299, 054. The Education Ministry has said that the government of Czech Republic supports studies of overseas students. This is because it is beneficial in many ways.
International students who remain in the Czech Republic upon completion of their studies add to the qualified labor force. If they chose to return home they enhance business and overseas ties. The Education Ministry elaborated that the state gains around 150, 000 crowns for every overseas student on an average. Highest interest is shown by the Czech schools for overseas students in the paid foreign language program.
Annual report of 2016 for fiscal management of universities revealed that they gained around 1.16 billion crowns. This is apart from the revenue from self-paying students. It also excludes funds for global co-operation support that amounts to 250 million crowns.
The numbers of overseas students that pay for their education has increased thrice in the last decade. It was 6, 973 students in 2017 which was 16% of the total numbers of overseas students.
It is easy for overseas nationals from non-EY nations to get a job after passing out from a Czech university and they also do not require a Work Permit after that.
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