In total, Charles University has over 600 accredited full degree study programmes, with more than 200 offered in languages other than Czech. With 17 independent faculties (or "schools"), the application procedure always depends on the particular faculty and selected study programme. Most faculties hold their own entrance exams. If there is no entrance exam, applicants are assessed only based on the submitted documents (e.g., SAT, A-Level, TOEFL, IELTS, etc.).
Prospective students are always advised to visit the website of the respective faculty and our catalogue of study programmes for more information about the chosen study programme including their descriptions, admission requirements, tuition fees, and application deadlines.
We offer three types of undergraduate study programmes:
Bachelor’s programmes (typically 3 years)
Follow-up Master’s programmes (= post-Bachelor's; typically 2 years)
Long-cycle Master’s programmes* (undivided; typically 5 or 6 years)
* To start a Long-cycle Master's programme, no Bachelor's degree is needed.
The University's code of study and examination is further specified by our Internal Regulation.
Our Bachelor's degree programmes provide you with a broad knowledge base which can be further developed by studying in a follow-up Master's programme. Alternatively, you may acquire further job-specific skills while working right after the graduation.
We offer almost 200 Bachelor’s degree programmes, including 10 available in English language, covering 30 academic fields.
Bachelor's programmes are completed with the final State Examination including the defence of your Bachelor's thesis. Graduates are awarded the academic title of “Bachelor” (abbreviated to Bc. and written in front of the holder's name).
Follow-up Master’s programmes, sometimes also reffered to as post-Bachelor's, are designed to follow your previous related Bachelor's studies, hence they recquire an a priori Bachelor's degree. The acquired knowledge broadens your academic horizon while allowing you to focus and deeply understand specific issues in their context.
We offer over 250 follow-up Master's programmes, with about 50 available in English, covering 30 academic fields.
Follow-up Master’s programmes are completed with the final State Examination including the defence of your Master’s (= diploma) thesis. Graduates are awarded the academic title of “Master” (abbreviated to Mgr. and written in front of the holder’s name).
Long-cycle Master’s programmes are self-contained undivided programmes which do not follow on any previous Bachelor’s programme, hence do not recquire an a priori Bachelor's degree. These programmes mostly cover fields like General Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Law etc.
We offer almost 20 long-cycle Master's programmes, with about 1/3 available in English, covering 5 academic fields.
Long-cycle Master’s programmes are completed with the final State Examination and some also include the defence of your Master’s (= diploma) thesis. Graduates are awarded various academic titles, depending on the particular study programme: Mgr. (“Master”), MUDr. (“Medicinae Universae Doctor” = Doctor of General Medicine), MDDr. ("Medicinae Dentium Doctor" = Doctor of Dental Medicine). All of these titles are equivalent to the “Master” title and written in front of the holder’s name.
Most of our undergraduate study programmes in English (or German, Russian, and French) are subject to tuition fees. These always depend on the particular study programme.
Application deadlines vary from February till July, depending on the particular study programme.
All study programmes in Czech are free of charge.
International applicants have to meet the same admission requirements as Czech students and, additionally, some may be required to demonstrate their Czech language proficiency (if they have completed their previous education outside of the Czech Republic). Each faculty has different language requirements: some require a language certificate (e.g. B1, B2, C1), some have their own Czech language test integrated into the entrance examination. For others, it is sufficient when the applicant passes the entrance exam fully conducted in the Czech language. For specific language requirements please visit the above-mentioned catalogue.
Application deadlines are February 28 or March 31, depending on the particular study programme.