Student Deals in the Czech Republic

Expats.cz takes a look at discounts for students

If you’re a student or just young – chronologically, not at heart – you are eligible for either the International Student Identity Card (ISIC) or the Alive/International Youth Travel Card (Alive/IYTC).

How to obtain an ISIC or IYTC:

If you are a full time student you are eligible to apply for ISIC. It is available to students from secondary to post-graduate level. There is no age limit.

What you will need:
Current proof that you are currently studying full-time at a recognized institution, e.g. your college or university student ID or a signed letter from your school on the institution’s letter head.

To apply for the Alive/IYTC you must be between the ages 15 – 25 years. To get an Alive/IYTC you need to present:
· Passport
· Birth certificate
· An official identity card issued by the official authorities
· A passport sized photo

If you apply in the Czech Republic the cost for either the ISIC or Alive/ IYTC is divided into four rates:

Rate  IB IA IBL  IAL 
Cost 200 CZK  350 CZK  250 CZK  400 CZK
Medical expenses
and repatriation
including dental
care and
terrorist attacks
2 Million CZK 
3 Million CZK
2 Million CZK 
3 Million CZK
Rescuing costs 20 000 CZK 20 000 CZK 20 000 CZK  20 000 CZK

Health, property
and financial
cover up to
1 000 000 CZK

No 
No 
Yes 
Yes 
Cover for
extreme sports 
No  Yes  No  Yes 


The ISIC or IYTC make you eligible for a number of discounts. These are listed below by category.

Retail
· Bookstore Academia: 15% off books published by Academia, 10% off other publishers – 3 stores in Prague, including: Václavské nám. 34, Prague 1; Národní třída 7, Prague 1; Na Florenci 3, Prague 1
· Fokus Optik: 7% off all goods. Offer does not include already discounted items – 20 outlets throughout Prague, including námestí Republiky 1078/1, Prague 1
· Hudy Sport, camping and sporting goods store: 7% off on all goods – 6 stores in Prague, including Na Perstyne 14, Prague 1
· KanzelsbergerBookstore: 10% off all books. Kanzelsberger stocks English books – Over 40 stores throughout the Czech Republic, including: Václavské námestí 4, Prague 1; Václavské námestí 42, Prague 1; Plzeňská 1, Prague 5
· Optometrist Novus Optik: 15% off spectacles and 50% off contact lens applications – Check website: www.novusoptik.cz for further information.
· Palác Knih: Neoluxor Bookstore: 10% off all books – 9 stores in Prague, including: Václav námestí 41, Prague 1; Hlavní nádraží, Prague 1

Festivals, events and clubs
· Colours of Ostrava 9th – 12th July, Ostrava, 110 CZK off – Outdoor music festival this year featuring Morcheeba, Mercury Rev and more
· Lipnofest, 14th – 16th August, Černá v Pošumaví, first 100 sales receive a ticket free; otherwise 50 CZK for seating and 20 CZK for others – Sport and music festival, featuring Car is on Fire, Locomotive and more
· Rock for People, 4th – 6th June Hradec Kralové 100 CZK off – Outdoor music festival, this year featuring Underworld, Placebo and the Arctic Monkeys and more

Sports and Recreation:
· Discounts at a number of ski resorts. Check full list (http://www.isic.cz/content/view/631/305/). Discounts may change when the new season starts.
· Fanatic Studio: 30% fitness, spinning and aerobic – Námestí miru 9, Prague 2
· Asqua: 20-30% off court hire – Vaníčkova 1230, Prague 6
· Laser Game: 50% off – Národní třída 25, Prague 1
· Squashland: 11-23% off squash – Písková 27a, Prague 4

Travel:
· GTS: Offers special rates – For reservations and information go to website: www.gtstravel.cz
· Student Agency: 15% off bus travel – For reservations and information go to website: www.studentagencybus.com

Fast food outlets and other restaurants
· Einstein Pizzeria: Two for the price of one, pizza, pasta or salad. (You always pay for the more expensive one.) – 4 restaurants in Prague: Seifertova 67, Prague 3; Rumunská 25, Prague 2; Štefánikova 52 , Prague 5; Šmeralova 3, Prague 7
· Fruitisimo Fresh Juice Stands: 10% assorted freshly squeezed juices – Plzeňská 5b, Prague 5
· Chodov Shopping Center, Roztylská 19, Prague 4 – Freyova 35, Prague 9
· Kenvelo Music Café: Two for one pizza and non-alcoholic drink – Vaclavske Namesti 1, Palac Koruna
· KFC: 2 x Longer Sandwich for 49 CZK – Over 20 outlets throughout Prague, including: Václavské nám. 56, Prague 1; Vodičkova 32, Prague 1
· McDonalds: 2 x Big Mac  meal or 2 x McChicken meal or a combination of both for 159 CZK; 2x Sausage, Egg and Cheese McMuffin or 2x Bacon, Egg and Cheese McMuffin for 119 CZK – Over 30 outlets throughout Prague, including: Mostecká 21, Prague 1; Na příkopě 10, Prague 1; Václavské nám. 59, Prague 1; Václavské nám. 9, Prague 1; Vodičkova 15, Prague 1
· Mona Lisa Restaurant: 10% off – Opletalova 32, Prague 1
· Paneria: Chicken panini and 0.5L Coke for 55 CZK; 10% discount on any purchase over 100 CZK – 16 outlets throughout Prague, including: Dlouhá 25, Prague 1; Vítězná 15, Prague 5
· Subway: Two for the price of one 15cm sandwich and drink – Karmelitská 28, Prague 1; Na příkopě 31, Prague 1; Křižovnická 12 , Prague 1
· Restaurant Pravěk: 20% off – Nezamyslova 10, Prague 2

Cafes, bars and pubs:
· Albio Restaurant: 10% off – Truhlářská 20, Prague 1
· Bowling Bar Chmelnice: 20% off bowling – Koněvova 214, Prague 3
· Club Velbloud: 10 %, except tobacco products – Hraniční 3, Prague 3
· Dobe Kamenna: 20% off – Sokolská 60, Prague 2
· Holport Café: 2 for the price of 1 discount on Student Coffee Menu (latte and vienna coffee)and Bonaqua mineral water – Komunardu 32, Prague 7
· Jazz Club U Stare Pani: one beer or wine with admission – Michalská 9, Prague 1
· Rock Café: 10% off entry – Národní třída 20, Prague 1

Dance Clubs
· Mecca: Music Club 50% off the following events: Houser in da House, Dolce Vita, Meccamix and Soul Nite. FREE Entry for the event: Sunburnt – U průhonu 3, Prague 7

Cultural landmarks and events
· Military Museum: FREE entry – U památníku 2, Prague 3
· Museum of Communism: 22% off entry – Na Příkopě 10, Prague 1
· National Museum: 50% off entry – Václavské námestí. 68, Prague 1
· National Theater: 50% off tickets – Národní 2, Prague 1
· Old Town Hall: 50% off entry – Old Town Square, Prague 1
· Prague Estates Theater (Opera): 50% off entry
· Prague State Opera House – Wilsonova 4, Prague 1
· Rudolfinum Gallery: 50% off entry – námestí Jana Palacha 1, Prague 1
· Theater Na Zabradli: 100 – 120 CZK for tickets – Anenské nám. 5, Prague 1
· Theater Bez Zabradli: 50% off tickets – Jungmannova 31, Prague 1

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Cinemas
· Cinestar special student rate. Check website to find participating cinemas and rates – Ostrava, Oloumoc, Pardubice, Hradec Kralové, Mladá Boleslav, České Budějovice, Liberec Plzeň, Jihlava
· Kino Lucerna: 20 CZK discount – Lucerna Complex, Vodičkova 36, Prague 1
· Oskar IMAX Flora: 40 CZK discount – Vinohradská 149, Prague 3
· Village Cinemas: 119 or 129 CZK, depending on time of week – Anděl, Radlicka 1E, Prague 5; Černý most, Chlumecka 8, Prague 9

Accommodation
· Accommodation Service Rhia: 30% off – Skolska 1, Prague 1
· Hotel Junior: 100 CZK per person per night – Senovazne nam. 21
· Hostel Spus: 20% off – Strahov, Chaloupeckého 9, Prague 6; Ladvi, Davidkova 114, Prague 8

Courses and Services
· Datarecovery: 30% off data retrieval – Petržílkova 35, Prague 5
· Driving School Horazny: 10% driver’s license – Ondrickova 9, Prague 3
· Languages at Work: 10% language course – Pobtrezni 4, Prague 8

Check the website for further deals.

Special Deals at Bars and Clubs

· Club Aloha: Happy hour from 18:00 to 21:00 – Dušní 11, Prague 1
· M1 Club: 20% off with student ID Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and Thursdays – Masná 1,  Prague 1
· Matrix Club: Friday night Jungle DnB, 30 CZK entry for students – Koněvova 13, Prague 3

Public Transport

Prague Metro
Students who attends recognized universities, which includes state universities, are entitled to discounts on monthly, quarterly and annual tickets

Czech Rail
Discount card available: In-zákazník/Rail Plus. The card is an electronic card which displays information about the holder when placed on a reader. The card is valid for 3 years. It entitles the holder to 25% discount on the following:
· one-way ticket
· return ticket
· season ticket
· network ticket KLASIK

To apply you need to fill in an application form, available from stations which can electronically issue tickets. Or it can be downloaded here. With the application you will need to pay 330 CZK, if you are between 15-26 years, otherwise it is 990 CZK, and provide a passport photo.

This card also entitles you to 25% discounts on international journeys, i.e. journeys which cross at least one border.

Czech Rail will issue you with a temporary pass which is valid until your electronic card is available.

Student Travel Pass (Žakovský průkaz)

You can apply for this pass if you are a student up to the age of 26. The card can allow you to have discounts up to 75% off your travel.

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Be warned, you must have your permanent residence in the Czech Republic to apply. If you are here on a long-term visa, your permanent residence is your last permanent residence before you came here.

How to apply:
Purchase a print out of the pass for 1 CZK at the following train stations:
Fill in your name, your residence, the address of the school, name of school.
Bring with you confirmation of your school year, school stamp and signature and the school  must mark if you study during the week or if you commute only one way because you board.

The pass is only valid on week days during the school semester. It is not valid on holidays.

Telephones and Calls

ISIConnect Global phone card
· 70% saving on phone calls to 150 countries
· Calls as low as $0.03 US.

O2 [:kůl:] (This is the name of the tariff – it´s pronounced “cool.”)
· For people up to 27 years
· 250 CZK including VAT
· free SMS messages to O2 mobile numbers
· 60 free minutes of calls to all networks

T-Mobile Bav se
· for people up to 27 years
· monthly fee  226.10 CZK incl. VAT
· 50 free minutes and 100 free SMS to all networks in the CR

Vodaphone
· For students
· 300Kč extra credit bonus for calling and SMS for just 150Kč monthly fee.
· 50% discount on mobile Internet connection.

Banks

ČSOB Studentské konto Plus
· Ages 15-28 years
· Free withdrawals from ČSOB ATMs
· No  monthly fees
· Further information at the website: (http://www.csob.cz/en/People/Accounts-and-payment-system/Stranky/CSOB-Student-Account-Plus.aspx)

Česká Spořitelna Student+
· Ages 15-30 years
· 6 CZK for withdrawals from Česká Spořitelna ATMs
· No monthly fees
· Once only 200 CZK contribution to ISIC Holders.
· Further information at the website: http://www.csas.cz/banka/appmanager/portal/banka?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=home

GE Money Bank
· Ages 15-27 years
· Free withdrawals from GE Money Bank ATMs
· No monthly Fees
· Further information at website: www.gemoney.cz

Komerční Banka Gaudeamus 2
· Ages 15-30 years
· Free withdrawals from Komerční Banka ATMs
· No monthly fees
· Once only 200 CZK contribution to ISIC Holders.
· Further information at website: http://www.kb.cz/en/index.shtml

Oberbank StartKonto
· Ages up to 26 years
· 6 CZK for withdrawals from Oberbank ATMs
· No monthly fees
· Further information at the website: www.oberbank.cz

Poštovní Spořitelna Program Junior
· Ages 15 – 26 years
· 6 CZK for withdrawals from Poštovní Spořitelna ATMs
· No monthly fees
· Further information at website: www.postovnisporitelna.cz

Uni Credit Studentské konto
· Ages 15 – 26 years
· Free withdrawals from Uni Credit ATMs
· 19 CZK monthly fees
· Further information at website: www.unicreditbank.cz/en/home.html

Volksbank Free konto 
· Ages 15-30 years
· Free withdrawals from Volksbank ATMs
· No monthly fees
· Further information at website: www.volksbank.cz

Waldviertler Sparkasse von 1842 S-CLUB konto 
· Ages 15 – 26
· 6 CZK withdrawals from Waldviertler Sparkasse ATMs
· No monthly fees
· Further information at website: www.wspk.cz


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