We give learning sense. We are a public university founded in 1991, located in Opava and Karviná, two significant, distinctive and charming Silesian cities. Our campuses are in the region, but our ideas are not limited by the place. The Silesian University in Opava has three faculties and two university institutes:
- the Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
- the School of Business Administration in Karviná
- the Faculty of Public Policies in Opava
- the Mathematical Institute in Opava
- the Institute of Physics in Opava
At the Silesian University, we inspire your growth and develop your natural creativity. Your successful future is our driving force!
We are open to the World
Would you like to study, work or carry out your research abroad? Our university cooperates with nearly 40 partner universities all around the world, providing ample opportunities for its students, whether it is via Erasmus+, or a number of other programs and individual scholarships. Students can spend a part of their studies at one of our partner universities in Europe, Russia, Japan or the USA!
Can Science be Fun?
The young people studying at our university with interest, vigour and eagerness to unravel mysteries and discover new things give an affirmative answer to the question. Students of postgraduate master programs as well as doctoral programs can participate in research activities and apply for a year-long scholarship in the Student Grant Competition.
Every year, the University and the Student Union organize the rag day, university ball, various exhibitions, theatre festivals, concerts, beer marathon, film club, online streams and many other fun activities!
Opava: Modern and Exciting
The central town square resembles a beating heart, from which arteries of streets fan out in all directions and lead to parks with medieval monasteries and churches. Not only students find peace and quiet for reading, relaxation, but also entertainment in the shade of old trees. For those tired of the hustle and bustle of the town, there are numerous skating and cycling trails around the town.
Karviná, a bustling town...
Karviná is no longer a mining town. Today the town abounds with greenery, life and youth. The Castle Fryštát in the center of the town gives an evidence of the long town history. The town spa offers treatment to patients but also wellness. Karviná is a synonym for open air festivals, concerts, dance parties and various sports activities.
Buddy Program: Students helping Students
Each international student has a possibility to request a local student "buddy" who will help him/her with accommodating to a new environment and a new university! A buddy will pick you up the train station and explain how the public transportation works. Your buddy will also help you with check-in in the dorms and give you some tips on where to go and what to see in the first days. After that, it is all up to you, but the Buddy Program is known for making great friendships happen! :-)
Students with special needs
The Support Centre of our university provides social-psychological and special-educational services such as individual learning plans and assistance in typing or lecture-reporting. We provide the students with text zoomers, printing and scanning devices, portable CCTV magnifiers, voice recorders or readers. All of our buildings have a wheelchair access.
What is the language of instruction of the listed study programs?
The programs are fully taught in English. All other activities and related administrative procedures are conducted in English as well.
When is the application deadline for 2022/2023 admissions?
Applications can be submitted from October till April 30, 2022 (to the School of Business Administration) and from December till March 31, 2022 (to the Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava).
Do you offer any scholarships for international students?
During the studies, we offer plenty of scholarship opportunities to our successfully enrolled students, such as merit based scholarships, scholarships for talented international students or other scholarships for extracurricular activities. At the Silesian University, we value your talent and effort!
How much is the admissions fee?
The admissions fee is around €21. The fee can be paid online by card or via bank transfer.
Do you offer accommodation for international students?
All of our international students have a guaranteed place in our university dormitory. Students can rent our double rooms that are fully equipped with wi-fi, furniture, bed sheets or kitchen utensils. Accommodation for the students is very reasonable starting at €120 monthly.
What is a student-teacher ratio of your university?
A student-teacher ratio for to the whole university is about 20:1. However, the ratio is much lower for international students, enabling the teacher to focus on the quality of teaching and grading, rather than the quantity. The fewer students each teacher works with, the more closely they're able to adapt their teaching to the specific learning styles. They're also able to develop healthy one-on-one mentoring relationships and offer insight and help in ways that would be impossible in a larger classroom.
How many international students study at your institution?
The number of international students varies each semester. However, in each academic year, there are approximately 100 international students from all over the world who study at our university.
Are the study programs available online?
The offered programs are currently only available in a full-time present mode, not online.
How can I recognize my bachelor diploma in the Czech Republic?
To recognize your bachelor diploma in the Czech Republic, you will have to submit a legally attested copy of your diploma and diploma supplement together with a filled form. Application shall be sent by post to our university.