Foundation Programmes

What you can expect

  • maximize your chance of passing the entrance examination

  • ease your further university studies

  • support and care when adjusting to a new culture and customs

  • guidance through the admission procedure

  • intensive study of core academic subjects + language (English or Czech)

Preparatory courses 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 (UJOP in Czech) organises a wide range of Foundation programmes for your university studies (in Czech and English languages) and Czech language courses for foreign students. Depending on your chosen programme, it typically lasts for one year and includes language lessons, field-specific subjects, support in settling down in a new country, and guidance with administrative processes such as recognition of your previous education or visa application. The fields of study include economics, humanities, engineering, medicine and many others.

Our students can apply to any university in the Czech Republic. Their long term success rate is higher than 90 %.

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.

Further options

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 (Metropole všech) or in the public database of Czech language lecturers. These options might be also useful for your family members in case you are coming to Czech Republic with children and/or your partner.

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