University of West Bohemia or Západočeská Univerzita v Plzni (ZČU) - public higher education institution in Czech Republic. In 1991 ZČU opened its door to students.

University ranking. Studying at University of West Bohemia, one of the top 10 universities of Czech Republic is, undeniably, a dream for many students. University of West Bohemia, earned its place in the top 5% of the world universities, according to the international rankings.

Application process and the cost of tuition. The students must pass examinations in order to get admitted to the university. It is very likely to get admitted to ZČU as there are only 2 applicants per seat. University of West Bohemia chose to divide its academic year into semesters. A year of bachelor studies will cost you around 5,300 USD. Doing your master’s studies at ZČU is not cheap - a year of studies will cost you 5,300 USD. It is important to check for current tuition fees on ( with the desirable faculty in mind.

The composition of the university. University of West Bohemia is medium in scale, teaching no more than 11 thousand students at a time. Being a foreign citizen does not exclude you from the admission process. ZČU has around 4% of foreign students. The education is conducted by 680 teachers and professors. The university is an active participant of international programs aimed at academic exchange of students between the educational institutions. University’s social media profiles can give you more information about the students and current events: Linkedin.

Infrastructure of ZČU. There is a library on the campus.
Ranking   1188   7
Západočeská Univerzita v Plzni
Country Czech Republic
Bachelor (foreigners) Check the current price on the official website of the university
5,299 USD/year.
Master (foreigners) Check the current price on the official website of the university
5,299 USD/year.
Living expenses $384 -713 USD/month
Acceptance Rate 44.00%
Official Website
General information
Finance type Nonprofit
Organization type Public
Established 1991
Abbreviation ZČU
Teachers 680
Students 10,751
Foreigners 4%
Religion None
Academic calendar Semesters
Admission Based on entrance examinations
Gender limitation No limits
Exchange programs Available
Library Available
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• European University Association (EUA)
World ranking 1188
Country ranking 7
International rankings
UniPage World University Ranking 1188
Cost of living in Czech Republic
Expenses - USD/Month Min. Med.
Accommodation 144 195
Food 127 215
Transportation 18 79
Communications and utilities 58 89
Clothing 20 76
Sports and leisure 17 59
Total 384 713
Accommodation in Czech Republic USD/Month
Shared room outside of centre 145
Shared room in city centre 197
1 bedroom apartment outside of centre 273
1 bedroom apartment in city centre 365
Alternative title
English University of West Bohemia
Russian Западночешский университет в Пльзене
German Westböhmische Universität
Spanish Universidad de Bohemia Occidental
French université de Bohème de l'Ouest
Japanese 西ボヘミア大学
Chinese 西波西米亚大学
Ukrainian Західночеський університет у Пльзені
ca Universitat de Bohèmia Occidental
nl West-Boheemse Universiteit
pl Uniwersytet Zachodnioczeski w Pilźnie
he אוניברסיטת מערב בוהמיה
sk Západočeská univerzita v Plzni
cs Západočeská univerzita v Plzni
be Заходнечэшскі ўніверсітэт у Пльзені
uz Gʻarbiy Bogemiya Universiteti
alt University of West Bohemia
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