American students fancy Czech universities

January 15, 2019

The Czech Republic is one of the top 25 countries where the Americans head for studies. According to the report of the Institute of International Education there were nearly 5,000 American students in the Czech Republic and the country was ranked the 13th in the world and the 7th in the European ranking.

According to the report of Open Doors 2018 there were 4,777 American students in the Czech Republic in the academic year 2016/2017. Because of that the Czech Republic surpassed countries such as Austria, the Netherlands, or Denmark.

The popularity of the Czech Republic gradually rise, e.g. in the academic year 2010/2011 the Czech Republic was ranked the 18th. The positive trend was also proven by Hana Ripková, the director of the Fulbright Commission, the international organization for exchanges through scholarship programs between the Czech Republic and the USA. The most common length American students spend here is one semester.

The biggest number of American students, 39,851 in total, go to Great Britain, the leading country in the ranking. Great Britain is followed by Italy, Spain, France, Germany, and China. The most common study programmes of American students studying abroad are science and engineering (so called STEM fields – science, technology, engineering, mathematics).

The report Open Doors 2018 was published last year in November within the Week of international education of Institute of International Education.

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