Charles University has 17 independent faculties and each faculty has its own specific application procedure and admission requirements. Most faculties hold their own entrance exams.
If there is no entrance exam, applicants are assessed on the basis of submitted documents (e.g. SAT, A Level, TOEFL, IELTS, etc.). Prospective students are advised to visit the website of the respective faculty to find out what the specific admission requirements for Bachelor’s and Master’s study programmes or Ph.D. study programmes are.
The minimum entry requirements are:
a) a completed secondary education before entering the first year of a Bachelor’s or an undivided Master’s degree programme;
b) a completed Bachelor’s degree before entering the first year of a follow-up Master’s degree programme;
c) a completed Master’s degree in a related field of study before entering the first year of doctoral programmes.
4. pay the application fee, if required (approximately USD 30-50)
5. print, sign and send the official application form, generated by the online system, to the respective faculty together with the following documents:
a notarised copy of your secondary school leaving certificate or your Bachelor’s diploma or your Master’s diploma
an official transcript of records from your previous university studies
an official translation of the two above into Czech (translation is not required if the original documents were issued in English)
a certificate of equivalence from Czech educational authorities which states that your certificate/diploma is recognised in the Czech Republic (called “nostrification”), if you completed your previous education abroad
a receipt to show that you have paid the application fee
Those who are still working towards their certificates and diplomas may submit these documents later. The deadline for submitting the supporting documents is September 30, or October 25 for applicants who obtain their secondary school leaving certificate at the start of the autumn term.
a) February 28 for bachelor’s and master’s degree programmes taught in Czech; April 30 for doctoral programmes taught in Czech.
The academic year always starts on October 1. No extension of the deadlines is possible. Remember that all forms must be delivered in time. Your application cannot be accepted after the closing date for any reason whatsoever.
All applicants who submit the required materials by the deadline will be invited to sit an entrance exam (if one is required). Entrance examinations are normally held within the period of May to June, unless the faculty determines otherwise, for example adjusting to the period when foreign nationals obtain their certification. Entrance exams are conducted primarily in the Czech language with the exception of exams for study programmes which will be taught in English, in which case the entrance procedure will be directed in English. Foreign nationals who did not attend high school in the Czech Republic and are applying for a study programme taught in Czech may be required to take an additional test to demonstrate their Czech language ability.