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Educational family company dealing with foreign students intending to study at universities and high schools in the Czech Republic offers its support under services agreement

Country of origin:
Country: 
CZECHIA
Opportunity:
External Id: 
BOCZ20180917001
Published
16/11/2018
Last update
18/12/2019
Expiration date
11/06/2020

Keywords

Partner keyword: 
Education and Training
Other services (not elsewhere classified)
Educational support activities
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Summary

Summary: 
A Czech educational family company registered at the Ministry of Education Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic provides services to support foreign students or expatriates from both EU and non-EU countries intending to study at universities and high schools in the Czech Republic. The company is looking for agencies focusing on education abroad, schools, recruitment agencies for international students, expatriate clubs and compatriot associations abroad to conclude services agreement.

Description

Description: 

A Czech educational family SME registered at the Ministry of Education Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic and collaterally a state approved language school provides educational services and induction programmes for foreign students from both EU and non-EU countries intending to study at Czech universities and high schools. The services support prospective students from the very beginning, helping to solve issues connected with their enrolment and living in Czechia.

Prior and after the student’s arrival, the company provides full scale of services that touch the student’s and daily life:

Services provided before the student comes and at pre-study time:
-Assistance in selecting a university and a field of study.
-Attendance at schools´ open days.
-Consulting any question on the conditions for admission to a university.
-Comprehensive instruction on departure; welcome at the airport / train station, transfer to the accommodation, accompaniment by a liaison-person speaking a language spoken by a student.
-Arrangement of accommodation.

Cooperation with schools
-Preparation and analysis of documents needed for enrolment. submission of the application and necessary documents.
-Assistance with payment of fees.
-Enrolment in the program.
-Consultation on the certification of diplomas and certificates.
-Provision of learning materials (except workbooks).
-Securing a student card.

Cooperation with authorities
-Collecting of documents for the embassy in Czechia (confirmation of education and accommodation).
-Assistance in extending of visas and long-term residence permits.
-Help with submitting an application for a nostrification, assistance in preparation for a nostrification test.
-Accompaniment and interpreting in hospitals, at lawyers, at the police.
-Help with declaration of the place of residence at the police.

Daily life and leisure
-Assistance with the selection of insurance.
-Connection to a mobile operator, help at the exchange office.
-Helping with buying a local transport ticket.
-Assistance in setting up a bank account.
-City tour, introduction to sports clubs and other activities.
-Arrangement of free time activities and leisure.

The company´s personnel is in contact with its students 24 hours a day which is very important in the first months of the adaptation as at the beginning the students do not speak Czech well enough to solve either an unusual situation or explain what they need. Upon request, the company organises own language and educational introduction courses that take place before the student is enrolled.

For further expansion, the company wishes to establish contacts with agencies focusing on education abroad, schools, recruitment agencies for international students, expatriate clubs and compatriot associations outside Czechia under services agreement.

Advantages & innovations

Cooperation plus value: 
-The SME is registered as a state approved language school at the Ministry of Education Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic. -It closely cooperates with Czech universities and high schools. -At the place where the courses are organized it has its own accommodation facility with 24-hour reception. -Liaison-persons for international students never turn off their cell phones and are always ready to help. -The company is an official representative of University of South Bohemia and College of Technology and Business in Ceske Budejovice (VSTE) for Ukraine, Russia and Kazakhstan. -Non-exclusively, the company represents other Czech universities as well. -The company has long been working with Czech consulates in different countries and foreign consulates in the Czech Republic. -It operates the non-profit organization Hezky Cesky, z.s. (Nicely Czech), the International Youth Union of the South Bohemian Region. -It organizes one-year intensive Czech language courses focusing on medicine, economics, technology (IT), art and sports topics to prepare for the enrolment at universities and high schools. -Half-year Czech language course to prepare for the enrolment at universities and high schools. -Summer language schools in Czech, German, and English languages. - Czech language courses are based on any mother tongue of the students. -It organizes tailored tours for students in Europe (accommodation, guide, invitation, transport, programme).

Stage of development

Cooperation stage dev stage: 
Already on the market

Partner sought

Cooperation area: 
Suitable partners can be: -Agencies focusing on education abroad. -Local recruitment agencies supporting students to study abroad. -Educational institutions informing their students on possibilities of studying in Czechia (namely in Central Europe). -Expatriate clubs and compatriot associations associating families with Bohemian/Czech background whose children are interested in studying in the ancestors´country of origin, Czech Republic. -Travel agencies that aim at students and education in general. The Czech company offers itself as a partner in tasks mentioned above under services agreement.

Type and size

Cooperation task: 
SME 11-50,University,SME <10,SME 51-250