Living in Ostrava


The University provides accommodation in student halls of residence located in various parts of Ostrava. Students are responsible for arranging and booking their accommodation themselves. Students can also arrange their accommodation in private flats – we suggest using the service of and/or Sreality.

Cost of living

The Czech Republic in general and the city of Ostrava boast one of the lowest costs of living compared to the rest of Europe.

Student life

Ostrava is the third largest city in the Czech Republic, a centre of industry and a university town where students comprise approximately 14% of the population. Ostrava is excellently located, with superb public transport links that allow travel to five European capitals within 4 hours for less than EUR 20. Ostrava is also home to the Colours of Ostrava and Beats for Love music festivals, which feature artists from around the world each summer.

Student guides

International Student Guide soubor pdf 3,99 MB
The International Student Guide serves as a comprehensive guide for all students coming to Ostrava, providing useful tips about the city, the University, your studies, public transport, accommodation, the EDUROAM Wi-Fi network, university services, all the necessary contacts and more.

Information Systems Guide
Information Systems Guide is a document produced by our Centre for Information Technology that serves as a manual for students on matters such as the student accounts, ISICs and payment procedures at the University. One of the most important aspects of your studies is the University of Ostrava Student Portal, without which your studies would not be possible. You will also find instructions on how to connect to the Wi-Fi network and how to get the Microsoft 365 package.

Updated: 26. 11. 2023