Information for Parents

Sending Your Child to the University of Ostrava?

Studying at the University of Ostrava, which is located in the heart of Europe, provides a great opportunity to travel all over the European continent and discover countries and places one may not have considered visiting.

Reasons why the University of Ostrava is the best choice:


According to the Global Peace Index, the Czech Republic is ranked to be the 9th safest country in the world. Read more about the Czech Republic and things to see and do in this land of stories.

High quality education

High quality education and research has a long history among the Czech Republic. The University of Ostrava is one of the state universities in Czechia and continues in the tradition of excellence in education.

Additional service

The University of Ostrava provides extra service for the students. Thanks to the Counseling and Career Centre, we provide a comprehensive range of services within the framework of study, career, psychological and social and legal consultancy in the form of individual meetings, as well as educational activities. The students can also contact the Centre for International Cooperation. In case your child have some health problem, there is also a university doctor available.

Low cost of living

The costs of living in the Czech Republic are not as high as in Western Europe and the life is thus more affordable.


According to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, the University of Ostrava has been ranked among the top centres of excellence and it is a growing university star in Central and South Europe. Read more about the position of the UO in this prestigious ranking.

The Czech Republic: Cultural Experience and Fascinating History

According to the website: “Owing to its geographic location, the Czech Republic is situated in the intersection of many cultures. The country's culture was historically formed mainly by Slavonic, German (Austrian) and Jewish influences, which resulted in a rich Central-European cultural heritage and lifestyle.”

The Moravian-Silesian Region

Ostrava is situated in the beautiful Moravian-Silesian Region with access to mountains for summer and winter sports, many castles and chateaus worth visiting and an inviting European experience. See this video for highlights.

Visit the Moravian-Silesian Region website.

The City of Ostrava

Ostrava, the third largest city in the Czech Republic, lies in the valley between two mountain ranges. Strategically located, Ostrava is a key communication and transportation hub of Northern Moravia and Silesia. See more about Ostrava.

Updated: 17. 08. 2021