Why live and study in Prague?
by Alex Went, on 29 August 2016 17:37:02 CEST
When new students ask us why they should come to study at Prague's British University, we know what matters to them: small class sizes, an international community, world-class teaching, and great career opportunities.
(photo by our alumnus Michal Kroča)
But of course we don't overlook the learning environment. The main campus is located in an attractive and historic building, right next to one of Prague's largest and most popular parks. And our art studios are even more central, with easy access by public transport.
What about the city itself?
Prague is a great place to come and study, whatever country you come from. It’s consistently voted one of the easiest cities in which to live, with the Mercer survey 2016 placing the city first in central and eastern Europe for quality of life.
UK-based fDi Intelligence survey (also from 2016) places the city third in the whole of Europe for lifestyle. And in 2015, the US rankings site List25.com revealed that Prague is the 8th most popular destination in the world for young people to move to. That's well ahead of London, Amsterdam and Vienna.
At least part of the attraction is the cost of living, which has dropped in the last few years to a degree that makes it possible to pay tuition, rent and living expenses and still have some left over to enjoy yourself.
What do our students think?
I had visited Prague before and had liked the lifestyle and wanted to experience that feeling every day. I really like how Prague is a very international and open-minded community. Living in the city has been fun because I like the feeling of the easy going-ness." (Sandra, second-year Graphic Design student)
Prague offers everything I need in terms of education and it’s a great place to live, plus I get a British degree by studying here. Obviously the culture is very different from what I’m used to: people are more open-minded than they are back home." (Farah, first-year business student)
Click here to find out more about living and studying in Prague.