Study Abroad: Czech Universities Enrolled More Than 52,000 International Students in 2021

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Czech Universities Enrolled More Than 52 thousand International Students in 2021
According to recently released data from the Czech Statistical Office (CSU), Czech universities received a record number of foreign students in 2021

In 2021, there were 52,109 study abroad aspirants enrolled in Czechia overall, including those who were accepted to both public and private universities. 90.5 percent of all overseas students over the past year were enrolled in public universities.

Slovakia sent 21,913 students to the Czech Republic in 2021, while the number of study abroad aspirants from Russia, Ukraine, and Kazakhstan climbed by 16.5 percent, 8.9 percent, and 5.2 percent, respectively. 

According to statistics, more students from India and Belarus are choosing Czech universities for their further education. The most popular fields with the greatest number of foreigners were business administration, health, law, and environmental care.

The majority of study abroad aspirants, according to CSU, choose to major in information and communication technologies. Last year, almost 30.9 percent of the nation’s foreign students were majoring in the area.

Data also revealed that primary and high school students were becoming more interested in Czech education in addition to university students. The Czech Republic has 10,053 students enrolled in secondary schools and 30,543 in primary schools during the academic year 2021–2022. 

By the end of 2021, there were 660,849 foreigners living legally in the Czech Republic, of which 338,030 (51.2%) had a temporary residence permit while 320,534 had a permanent one. 

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