The University

Tomas Bata University in Zlín

Tomas Bata University in Zlín (TBU) is a progressive and modern university keeping up with the current trends in higher education in Europe and worldwide. With over 9,000 students currently, TBU is counted among Czech medium-sized universities. Since its establishment in 2001, hundreds of highly qualified professionals have received education from this university.

The university is named after the world-known entrepreneur Tomas Bata, a founder of the shoe industry in Zlín. He played a crucial role in transforming life in Zlín, as well as the Czech Republic and its economy. The multicultural environment at TBU provides students with an excellent study experience and dynamic experiences in the middle of Europe.

TBU is comprised of six faculties offering students the possibility to study technology, economics, management, natural sciences, informatics, humanities, art, logistics and health care. Students at all levels of education are provided with modern facilities to advance their personal development and skills. The university puts a great emphasis on the development of internationalization. Hundreds of international students are studying at TBU every year. Degree programs are accredited in Czech or English and students can get their Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD degree or experience exchange programs. Our international students come from more than 40 countries all around the world. They create a valuable environment for intercultural interaction, share knowledge and enrich their experience. Moreover, students can meet and interact with some of the world’s finest academic minds.

In 2012, a prestigious certificate – the ECTS Label – was awarded to TBU by the European Commission. The ECTS Label is the most significant European certificate awarded in the sphere of tertiary education. It is recognized as proof of the high quality of an institution of higher education. 

The Czech Republic

The Czech Republic (Česká republika or Česko in Czech) is a beautiful landlocked country in the heart of Central Europe. This unique location gives the country access to the major European cities. The capital city is Prague. The Czech Republic is a democratic country and a member of the European Union and NATO.

With 10.6 million inhabitants and a total area of 78,866 sq. km, the Czech Republic is a relatively small country. However, the history of the country has spanned over a thousand years. The Czech Republic is well-known for its historic sights, some of which have been inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Historic monuments are certainly not the only reason why the Czech Republic is worth to visit. Our country can offer many different types of landscapes with wonderful scenarios and amazing national parks. The Czech Republic offers many places to go for a trip and discover the Czech heritage, which provides numerous opportunities to relax but also to pursue sports activities. Czech people are kind and friendly and most of them speak English.

Town - Zlín

Tomas Bata University is situated in Zlín, which is an industrial town in the administrative centre of the Zlín Region. Zlín lies in South Eastern Moravia (approximately 300 km east of Prague, 100 km east of Brno, and 220 km north of the capital of Austria, Vienna). Zlín is known as the birthplace of the founder of the Bata shoe empire, Tomas Bata. His company flourished in Zlín in the first half of the 20th century. First-time visitors in Zlín are usually greatly impressed by the town’s beauty, friendly environment and greenery. The advantage of the town is its distribution because all important places, buildings and institutions can be reached and explored on foot. The parks in the center same as the nearest surroundings offer lots of possibilities. The possibilities to relax, engage in sports activities or spend a great day avoiding noise and air pollution. Zlín also fascinates visitors with its unique functionalist architecture. In addition, during the TBU Summer School, an international motor race – Barum Czech Rally – part of the World Rally Championship, takes place in Zlín. Furthermore, the large number of students makes Zlín a university town full of young people.