Welcome to the Life-Long Learning (LLL) website of the University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice

At this website, you can find a variety of public courses as well as courses for university employees. The website is managed by the Department for Life-Long Learning at the University of South Bohemia (USB) rectorate in cooperation with USB faculties. For more information on LLL at a particular faculty you can visit the faculty website (see the red menu on the front page or course description links). If you have any questions, please contact our staff (Contacts).

Besides B.A./B.Sc., M.A./M.Sc. and Ph.D. programs, science, research and other activities, the mission of the University of South Bohemia is also to provide various forms of education opportunities for the public to acquire, enhance, deepen or renew their knowledge and skills.

We offer one-time educational activities as well as long-term courses for all generations. Children's University helps children find new interests, expand their horizons and learn more about what they are already interested in. For adults, we offer many informal education opportunities as well as professional development courses including courses accredited by the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs etc. For adults we have many informal education oportunities as well as vocational training and professional courses including those with acreditation of the Ministry of education, youth and sports, Ministry of labour and social affairs etc. (Public courses). Moreover, for seniors, there is our widely acclaimed University of the Third Age (UTA).   

How can I join?

  1. Choose from the course offer of Children's University, Public courses, University of the Third Age or Courses for employees.
  2. Click on the course description: you will find detailed information incl. info on how to submit the registration form, how to pay for the course, etc.
  3. In the course list, you can also find direct links to online registration or a registration form to download and print.


What if I do not find what I am looking for?

In case you are missing specific information regarding a course, please reach the person listed as course contact by e-mail or phone; also, you can contact the faculty LLL administration staff (see Contacts).

If you are missing a particular course in the offer, please write to us. If such a course exists at USB or is in preparation and has not been published on this website yet, we will let you know.

If you are interested in a „tailored course“ made especially for you or your colleagues to fit precisely with your needs, please contact us. We will do our best to meet your needs and prepare a course based on pre-specified terms and conditions; in case that is not possible, we will give you advise on who you can contact to help you out.

Why learn with USB?

  • Courses led by professionals.  
  • Courses at affordable prices.
  • Courses in České Budějovice and in many other places.
  • We care about your opinion. The tradition of public courses at Czech universities is still growing. We know that there are things we need to improve – and we do care about improving, because the search for innovation and new trends is the basis for excellent reputation of the university


What is the difference between regular university study and LLL courses? What are the advantages of LLL at USB?

LLL is not the same as regular higher education and systematic preparation for future occupation as defined by Czech Social Security Act No. 117/1995 Col. This means that LLL participants are not eligible for government-funded health and social insurance.  LLL participant – though they may study hard – do not have the statute of a student according to Higher Education Act No. 111/1998 Col. You can acquire a professional certificate; however, LLL graduates are awarded neither a university diploma nor an academic degree.   

LLL participants are not eligible for price reduction on meals in the university canteen and/or university accommodation. Anyway USB Dormitories and canteens offer their services at reasonable prices. Also, LLL participants have access to USB libraries and other ICT services and facilities. Just check out our excellent Academic library. However, to use these services you need to get university ID card.   



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