Erasmus Experience in Prague, Czech Republic by Alkis
How long is the scholarship? How much money do you receive to help you with living costs?
I lived in Prague for four and a half months, i received about 400 euros grant for each month and it was enough for my basic living costs.
Would you recommend the city and the University of Prague to other students?
I absolutely do. The city of Prague is simply magical as a landscape and very student-friendly. The university I attended was very organised and helpful.
What is the food like?
Their food is very tasty, not very expensive and you can find food from other cultures as well. I personally gained weight during my stay so you could say that I enjoyed it.
Did it cost you to find your accommodation in Prague?
My accommodation was handled by my university so no but dorm prices are about 150 euros per month in a dormitory with roommates.
How much does it cost to live in Prague?
I think the monthly cost sums up to 500 euros per month if you want to go out often and visit places that you have to pay. I believe that the cost varies from 400 to 650 euros depending on your lifestyle.
Is the language easy to get to grips with? Are there language courses available at the University?
The language was not very easy for me but I could get to an A2 level in about four months. If you are from Russia, Belarus, Germany, Austria you may have an easier time learning it. The language was an optional course in my University.
What's the easiest or most economical way to travel to Prague from your city?
The easiest way is by plane also it is not that much more expensive than other options.
And for eating? Can you recommend some good restaurants in Prague?
Maestro restaurant and Kozlovna Apropos near Charles Bridge.
What good cultural sites are there to visit?
The Prague Castle, Vaclav square, the old town, the dancing house, you can also get a small tour in Vlatva river.
Is there any other advice that you could give to students going to Prague in the future?
People older than 40 years old most of the time do not speak good English or understand much, so it is not very easy to find your way around by asking. Also in my experience the local people are not super friendly (not bad or anything just not as friendly as you may see in other countries or be used to if you are from Spain, Greece or Italy). Lastly learn some key words in Czech like good day, hello etc...
Content available in other languages
- Polski: Wrażenia z Erasmusa w Pradze, Czechy, autor: Alkis
- Italiano: Esperienza Erasmus Praga, Repubblica Ceca di Alkis
- Français: Mon expérience Erasmus à Prague, en République Tchèque par Alkis
- Português: Experiência Erasmus em Praga, República Checa por Alkis
- Español: Experiencia Erasmus en Praga, República Checa por Alkis
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