Geografie 2007, 112, 185-203

Migration for studies: Foreign students at the University of Economics, Prague

Radka Papoušková

Prague University of Economics and Business, nám. W. Churchilla 1938/4, 130 67 Praha 3, Czechia

The article deals with international migration for educational purposes in Czechia. Czechia receives an increasing number of foreign students mainly from Slovakia, Russia, the Ukraine and Belarus who come to study bachelor and master programmes in the Czech language. The share offoreign students in the total student population in Czechia is 7.5 % (2005-2006). The survey based on electronic questionnaire was performed among foreign students at the University of Economics, Prague in spring 2006 with the objective to confirm the hypothesis on motivation for studying in Czechia and plans after graduation. The first part of the article briefly summarizes theoretical and empirical findings and the second part analyses the survey results.