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QS Best Student Cities ranking: Joint 35th

Prague drops five places this year, but remains solidly in the top 40 in the QS Best Student Cities ranking. Though still establishing itself as an international study destination, the capital of the Czech Republic is already a staple in the list of top European city-break destinations, thanks to its striking castle, UNESCO-listed medieval Old Town, and thriving arts, museums and nightlife.

The capital of the Czech Republic, Prague boasts three universities ranked among the world’s best. Its leading institution, Charles University, is joined in the QS World University Rankings® 2020 by the Czech Technical University in Prague, University of Life Sciences in Prague and the University of Economics, Prague.

The city’s large and internationally diverse student community gives Prague a strong score for student mix, rising seven places this year to reach 34th worldwide. It also appears in the top 50 for affordability; while international tuition fees are in the mid-range, Prague is a less expensive place to live than many of the other entrants in the QS Best Student Cities.

Prague achieves its strongest rank for student view, coming eighth in the world. This category reflects students’ own views of their experiences, and in our student survey Prague received plenty of praise for its affordability, diversity and friendliness. When asked to name the best things about studying in Prague, one student said: “It’s very affordable and comfortable to live in. Great cuisine.” Another said they enjoyed the “integration of culture and diversity.”

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Internationally ranked universities in Prague

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Number of universities ranked by QS


Highest-ranked institution

Charles University (joint 291st)



Average international fees (at ranked unis)


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Student View rank 



To find out how each of the above categories is calculated, view the methodology.

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Dear colleagues, I am responsible for project http://studyinprague.cz/ and I would like to remind you that Prague has less number of population - 1 267 449 (1.1. 2016)
Best regards Miroslav Vlcek, vice-rector, Czech Technical University in Prague

Hi Miroslav, thanks for your comment, your website looks very helpful! Our population statistic is for the wider Prague metropolitan area, home to 2,156,000 people. :)