Západoceská Univerzita v Plzni

country rank  8
world rank  1335

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University Overview

Founded in 1991, Západoceská Univerzita v Plzni (University of West Bohemia) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large town of Pilsen (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Plzen Region. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Cheb. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministerstvo školství, mládeže a telovýchovy Ceské republiky (Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, Czech Republic), Západoceská Univerzita v Plzni (ZCU) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Západoceská Univerzita v Plzni (ZCU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 28 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name University of West Bohemia
Acronym ZCU
Founded 1991
Motto Stojíme za hodnotami, které obstojí v menícím se svete
We stand for values that stand up to a changing world
Colours Blue and white

University Location

Address Univerzitni 8
Pilsen (population range: 50,000-249,999)
306 01 Plzen Region
Czech Republic
T +420 377 631 021
F +420 377 631 022
Other locations Cheb

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations
Admission Rate Not reported
Admission Office They are not exist university admission office. The admission offices are at the faculties.


Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 15,000-19,999
Academic Staff 2,000-2,499
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes


Institutional Accreditation

Ministerstvo školství, mládeže a telovýchovy Ceské republiky

Year of first Accreditation


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Narodni akreditacni ustav

Memberships and Affiliations

  • European University Association (EUA)

Academic Structure


Social Media

Online Courses

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Site last updated: Monday, 14 October 2019