Admission Requirements for Studying in Czech Colleges and Universities
The principal requirement for entering a Bachelor degree programme or a full Master’s degree programme is the completion of a full secondary general education or vocational education with a “maturita” school-leaving examination. Admission to a follow-up Master’s degree programme depends on the completion of the relevant Bachelor degree programme or its equivalent. Admission to Doctoral studies depends on the successful completion of a Master’s degree programme.
Students may apply for several study programmes at various institutions and faculties. The deadline for submitting applications is normally the end of February or March. Most higher education institutions offer the option of filing an application in electronic form. The date, content and form (oral or written examination, aptitude test) of the entrance process are decided upon by the dean of the faculty or the rector of the higher education institution.
Entrance examinations are normally held between June and September. Examinations at higher education institutions for the arts take place earlier, in January, and the deadline for filing applications is normally the end of November. Student administration departments at various faculties can provide information on applications, admission requirements and studies.