Artificial intelligence and Data science.


If you are a student from countries outside the EU or if you are a student from EU countries but originally from outside the EU, you are obliged to apply for a long-term visa purpose of the student to study in the Czech Republic and Germany. Please contact the local embassy or consulate for details of your application.

Keep in mind that you will study in two countries – in the Czech Republic and Germany. Therefore, we recommend all students to obtain a visa valid for both countries, not to rely only on a visa for one country and the possibility of Schengen movement (EU member states). Not anymore – if you have a student visa for one EU country it is valid for another EU country for study purposes! In other words, you do not have to apply for a visa again for the partner country if you already have one (e.g. if you have a student visa for DE you do not have to apply again for CZ and vice versa). However, you must indicate on your visa application that you will be studying in both Germany and the Czech Republic.

The Schengen visa (non-student) is valid for travel outside the country of validity only for 3 months with the obligation to return at least 6 months between re-trips to the same country (not possible for study in MAID study program).

Different requirements apply, depending on whether you are:


Visa for Czech republic (USB)

Students who do not have the nationality of one of the European Union membership states (non-EU nationals) need a visa to enter Czech Republic.
For actual visa-related information you should contact the Czech Embassy/Consulate in your home country.
Non-EU students can apply for long-term student visa, or a long-term resident permit for the purpose of study. For your stay, we recommend applying for a long-term visa for the purpose of study.
Detailed information on student visa application and related requirements you can find at Ministry of the Interior.

For your information, there is a list of the documents, which are typically submitted:

  1. Passport
  2. Letter of acceptance (original to be provided by USB)
  3. Confirmation of accommodation in the Czech Republic (original to be provided by USB)
  4. Confirmation from your bank that you have sufficient financial means on your account to support your stay in the host country.
  5. Confirmation of no criminal record
  6. Health insurance
  7. Your photograph (passport format)

Apply early! Your visa application should be submitted to the Czech Embassy at least 60 days before the planned date of your departure to the Czech Republic.
Please contact the USB Study Affairs Department, if you need additional support during your visa application process.

Recommended websites:
States with Visa Obligation | Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic (
List of Czech embassies/consulates abroad


Visa for Germany (THD)

In production…


Non-EU Nationals Transferring from an EU country

As a non-EU national transitioning between the Czech Republic and Germany for academic purposes, it is solely your responsibility to remain complaint regarding visa related requirements for your stay exceeding 90 days. Familiarize yourself with the specific documentation and procedures associated with transfers between these two countries:

  • from Germany to the Czech Republic
  • from the Czech Republic to Germany

From Germany to the Czech Republic

Holders of a valid long-term residence permit or a long-term visa for the purpose of studies issued by another EU Member State can, subject to conditions, stay in the Czech Republic without a visa for as long as 1 year from their first entrance into the country.

If you are a non-EU national currently studying in Germany and intend to transfer to the Czech Republic to continue your studies, you may be eligible for a visa-free stay for the duration of the academic semester, which extends beyond the initial 90-day period.

To qualify for visa-free stay, you must meet the following conditions:

  • You must hold a valid long-term residence permit or a long-term visa for the purpose of studies issued by Germany.
  • Your visa or residence permit (its green supplement) must include the following information:
    • Purpose of stay: “studium”
    • Title of study program: “Artificial Intelligence and Data Science”

Please do review your documents to ensure they meet these requirements, particularly checking for the two indications mentioned above. During your entire stay in the Czech Republic, you must ensure that your residence permit or visa remains valid.

If you do not meet the criteria for a visa-free stay, you will need to apply for a residence permit in the Czech Republic. This permit allows you to stay for 3 more extra months beyond the initial 90 days and requires obtaining a bridging visa sticker in your passport. The application process begins after your arrival and is handled by the local foreign affairs authority. The USB Study Affairs Department is prepared to offer the required assistance.

From the Czech Republic to Germany

For non-EU students transferring from the Czech Republic to Germany to continue their studies, a visa-free stay is currently unavailable. Therefore, you will need to apply for a German visa through the German Embassy in Prague.

Please find the relevant information here:

The visa application process should be initiated well in advance of your intended departure to Germany. The USB Study Affairs Department will assist you through this process, if necessary.