Language and Preparatory Courses

Our preparatory courses are designed to maximize your chance of passing the entrance examination through an intensive study of core subjects along with either English or Czech language. They are, however, not compulsory for those interested in applying for the full degree study programmes. You can apply directly to your chosen study programme (see here).

Institute for Language and Preparatory Studies

Our Institute for Language and Preparatory Studies organises a wide range of Czech language courses and Preparatory courses for your university studies (in Czech and English languages). Depending on your chosen programme, it typically lasts for one or two years and includes both language lessons and field-specific subjects. These include economics, humanities, engineering, medicine and many others. Students attending our courses can apply to any university in the Czech Republic.


To further enhance your language skills, you may explore other available learning opportunities of your choice. We recommend going through the options listed on the official website of Prague city dedicated to foreigners living here (Metropole všech) or the courses provided by the Prague Integration Centre. There is also a public database of Czech language lectures.

Other specific courses

Our Third Faculty of Medicine in Prague organises a its own dedicated 5-month long Premedical course.


Our Faculty of Arts offers a special Czech Studies Programme. This rich and sophisticated programme is intended for all non-Czech speakers interested in more than just a language. Each semester consists of around 240 lessons (45-minute long; 20 lessons per week) on various subjects including literature, history, and culture. Students also enjoy many cultural activities and trips. The final Czech Language Certificate Exams with ALTE licence is included in the tuition fee. Prospective students might also consider a single-semester online course Czech for Foreigners Online or Evening courses.


Our Faculty of Humanities offers its international applicants interested in the Bachelor's programme Liberal Arts and Humanities a proprietary e-learning course.





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