The University of West Bohemia (UWB) is the only public institution of higher education based in the Pilsen Region. Currently, the University has nine faculties consisting of more than sixty departments and three institutes of higher education. More than 12,000 students studying at the University can choose from a wide of range of undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral study programs, the choice of form of study, i.e. a full-time, part-time or combined form, being a matter of course.
"The University of West Bohemia has a significant position among universities in both the Czech Republic and Europe. This is documented by the ECTS Label (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System designation) the University received in late 2012, which confirms that the study environment at the University of West Bohemia fully matches European standards. As a result, the University has officially entered the area of European tertiary education. "