First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University Charles University

Kateřinská 32
121 08 Praha 2
Czech Republic
phone: +420 224 961 111
fax: + 420 224 915 413
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Undergraduate studies (Master Studies) 2017/2018

Study programs offered in English language [top]

  • General Medicine
    6 year curriculum leading to the Master degree MUDr. - "Medicinae Universae Doctor" = Doctor of General Medicine

  • Dentistry
    5 year program leading to the Master degree MDDr. - "Medicinae Dentium Doctor" = Doctor of Dental Medicine

These courses are completely taught in English.


International recognition [top]

  • The degrees are fully recognized in the EU and most countries for at least limited registration. The student should ask the authorities or professional bodies in the respective country for information about the conditions for full registration and recognition of the degree required to practice medicine.

  • The Faculty is listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools published by WHO (7th edition, 2000, page 105)

  • Faculty is also listed in the Directory of Postsecondary Institutions published by the US Department of Education

  • The First Faculty of Medicine has qualified to participate in programmes under Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA) and the Federal Student Financial Assistance Programs (Title IV, HEA programs) in the USA. Charles University - First Faculty of Medicine participates in the Federal Family Education Loan Stafford Program (OPE ID Number G33004).

  • Ranking of Charles University can be found HERE                                                                                                 

  • More about Charles University can be found HERE

How to be admitted [top]

Diploma requirements to be able to apply

  • US education system

Student must have college degree or AP’s from Biology and Chemistry to be allowed to apply.

  • A-level system


First Faculty of Medicine requires for admission completion of at least three Advanced (A) Level subjects in the same academic year. Students have to have Advanced (A) Level subjects Biology and Chemistry + any other (A) level subject. Biology and Chemistry Advanced (A) Level subjects must have grade C or better. Two AS subjects are not deemed to be equivalent to one 'Advanced Level' subject. AS level subjects - one of them should be Math or Physics, the other one is not set (could be any).)

  • IB system

There are no special requirements

  • Abitur

There are no special requirements

  • 高考

There are no special requirements


Students are selected on the basis of an entrance examination. ENTRANCE EXAM IS COMPULSORY FOR EVERYONE. It is necessary to:

  • Fill in electronic application form or contact one of our representatives to help you with electronic application form on time and send PDF application for entrance exam in Prague by e-mail to (or to the representatives e-mail if you don't do the entrance exam in Prague) and pay 590 CZK for application registration. Without payment the applicant won't be allowed to attend the entrance exam.

  • Successfully pass the entrance exam.

  • Provide an evidence of completed secondary education legalized and translated to the Czech language (according Article 48 subsection (4) inset (d) of the Act # 111/1998 coll., The higher education act), pay your tuition fee, confirm your attendance on enrollment in Faculty database

  • Come to the 1st year enrollment and sign the contract about studies with the Faculty

Important dates


Admission process start       :   1.1.2017

Admission process end        :   31.5.2017

Entrance exam in Prague      :   16.6.2017 

Start of academic year 16/17  :  1.10.2017                             

Open day                              :   21.4.2017                                         

How and When to Apply

Each student can apply once per academic year to one of the study programs and can file one application for one study program. It is not possible to apply for the same study program in the Czech and English language. Students may start their application process prior to completing their secondary education.

Application can be done directly to First Faculty of Medicine by filling in the online application form or by contacting one of our representatives, who will help with filling of electronic application. You have to pay 590 CZK for application registration. Without payment the applicant won't be allowed to attend the entrance exam.


For the direct application go to and make sure to fill it in latest by 31st of May 2017.
Should you wish to apply through one of the official representative please contact them for details.

There is a total number of 150 places for General Medicine and 20 places for Dentistry course available to applicants for academic year 2017/2018.
Once your application is received and processed an invitation letter for the entrance exam will be sent to you by post as well as by an e-mail.
If you need any special arrangements in order to organize your travels to entrance examination please contact us individually.

We start accepting application forms from 1. 1. 2017.

Entrance Exam [top]

Students are offered a place at the Faculty based on their result in our entrance examination. ENTRANCE EXAM IS COMPULSORY FOR EVERYONE. It consists of written multiple-choice test from Biology, Chemistry and Physics or Math and an interview for those who successfully pass the written part. Successful candidates must achieve at least 244 points out of 300. Naturally both test and interview are in English and supervised by the Faculty’s examiners. Both parts are taken the same day, so you should know if you've been admitted immediately. Sample questions are available. Without payment for application form you won't be allowed to attend the entrance exam.


Calculators and periodic tables are not allowed.

The examination dates:

• OVERSEAS – details to be specified by your chosen representative (list of representatives)



• IN PRAGUE – 16th of June 2017

You have to bring for registration invitation letter from our faculty (you should receive it beforehand by e-mail and post) and 
passport or ID.

There is also additional date for Prague’s examination on 28th of June 2017 which is designated for those who can not attend the regular date because of illness or some other serious reason. If you are not able to attend regular term please send us explanation why (for example medical report from doctor etc.). Though please note that there will be only limited time for you to make all the necessary arrangements (visa and accommodation application, etc.) should you attend this additional term, mainly due to short period of time between the examination and enrollment. Those mentioned reasons wouldn’t be accepted as legitimate reasons for postponing your enrollment or any of the study obligations. Therefore it is highly recommended to make it to the regular term, unless you have some serious reason not to.

  • other tips
    • if a visa is required, a short-term (tourist) visa is sufficient for the entrance exam
    • An invitation letter for the entrance exam will be send by post as well by an e-mail at the half of May. If the invitation letter is needed earlier, please let us know. An invitation letter and e-mail will be sent to every applicant who meets all the criteria.

Preparation course

First Faculty of Medicine doesn't offer preparation course itself, but it's possible to attend preparation course of

: Institute for Language and Preparatory Studies of Charles University


: Abbey College in Prague/ Abbey College in Malvern

: with our representatives in Germany, Israel, Spain and UK  


Continuation of studies [top]

According to the Dean's provision n. 10/2016 from 22.8.2016 can be recognized only exams and marked credits which student passed with mark Excellent (A) or Very good (B). Also the final results from particular exam can't be older than 8 years for General medicine and 7 years for Dentistry.

Procedure for recognition:

1st Faculty of Medicine admits students only to the 1st year. We don't guarantee in which year will student finally study.

If student will successfully pass the entrance exam and will accept the offer, s/he will be enrolled automatically to the 1st year of studies. Her/his results from previous university must be recognized by the heads of institutes, which are responsible for particular subjects on 1st Faculty of Medicine. Because of that student have to visit during the first two weeks of new academic year all professors asking for recognition (involve subjects from 2nd, 3rd year etc.).

WE DON'T GUARANTEE IN WHICH YEAR WILL STUDENT START HIS/HER STUDY. To move to higher year means to have all compulsory subjects of higher year of OUR study plan recognized by our teachers. To these compulsory subjects also belong CZECH LANGUAGE and PHYSICAL EDUCATION. If the student will miss only one of compulsory subjects from our study plan s/he has to stay in a 1st year.

Each student has to follow the admission procedure as regular applicant and succesfully pass the entrance exam.

Dean also can reject the admission because of capacity of places in particular year.

Student pays the same tuition fee as its set for regular student in particular academic year. 

Here you can check our study plans to compare curriculum of your faculty with our curriculum:

Study plans

Step by step procedure for recognition:


Visa [top]

  • Students from EU countries and Shengen Zone do not need a Visa to enter or study at our University. (If you will come to study, you have to as a EU citizen register with Police office till 30 days from your arrival.)
  • If a Visa is required, please apply to the Czech embassy or Consulate well in advance, i.e. 3 months prior to the planned departure.

For the:

  • entrance exam - a short term visa is sufficient

  • enrolment - a long term Visa is required

    • (If you will come to study, you have to as a non-EU citizen register with Ministry of Interior office till 3 days from your arrival.) 

More information about
visa process


    • MZCR                           Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic
    • CMU                             Health insurance bureau
    • Leaflet                           Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic
    • HOW DO I DO THIS?     Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic                                

Tuition and Costs [top]

Cost for application form:

  • 590 CZK

Without payment the applicant won't be allowed to attend the entrance exam.


Annual net tuition fee is:

  • 360 thousand CZK for General Medicine

  • 360 thousand CZK for Dentistry

Tuition fee is same for EU and non-EU students. Tuition fee can be paid only in Czech crowns and must be paid in one installment. Faculty doesn't provide any scholarships for tuition fee.

Faculty has right to set the fees for each commenced year of studies in accordance with Annex 6 of the University statute. This means that in the following years the sum of the fee can be adjusted according to the said Statute.

Additional expenses (not included in tuition):

  • lodging, meals, books, transportation, etc. Cost can significantly vary depending on spending habits. Please see the Living in Prague section for more.

How to pay tuition fee?

Enrolment [top]

Enrolment takes place in Prague in September before the semester begins and it requires:

  • Admission valid for the respective academic year
  • Confirmation in Faculty database about attendance at enrolment
  • A notarized and translated copy of high school diploma (by Czech notary and to the Czech language) according Article 48 subsection (4) inset (d) of the Act # 111/1998 coll., The higher education act.
  • A Long-term Visa, if applicable
  • A Signed Contract with the Dean of our Faculty
  • Paid tuition fee (it has to be on faculty account at the day of enrollment)


For admitted students are determined these PPT presentations.

Living in Prague [top]

There is no doubt that you will find Prague very attractive, easy to live in and still affordable. You might be interested in:

  • Czech
    As for living, English will work perfectly for you, but in order to be able to communicate with the patients on the wards during the clinical rotations some basic skills in Czech will be necessary. During the first three years of medical studies the student will attend lessons and tutorials in Medical Czech. There are also plenty of opportunities to practice Czech in the city.

  • Accommodation
    Students can stay in the Residence Halls, we guarantee place for our 1st year students. Pictures of rooms could be find here. Our students usually stay at Komenskeho, Kajetanka and Hvezda. To be able to stay in dormitory you have to be 18 years old and older.

  • It is currently very popular to rent a flat. It is quite common to get an apartment in the centre, few minutes away from the campus at around 400 EUR per month if you share.

  • Expenses
    can significantly vary depending on spending habits. Sample costs are introduced here.

    accommodation 450 EUR/month shared double-bed apartment or shared room in the residence halls
    meals 3 - 5 EUR per meal in student canteens




    11 EUR/ month

    25 EUR


    reduced-price student pass

    average taxi ride in the city

More to cost of living

Academic Calendar [top]

The Academic year is divided into two semesters, each followed by exam period.

  • The winter semester starts at the end of September and lasts 15 weeks. It is interrupted by a 2-week Christmas vacation and followed by a 4-week examination period.

  • The summer semester lasts 15 weeks and is followed by an examination period and summer vacation.

  • Starting from the 2nd year, summer clerkships in clinical departments are included in the curriculum.

#Contacts [top]

Student Affairs Office

Please feel free to contact us any time for further details regarding studies, accommodation, insurance, expenses, contacts to students… anything.


Charles University - First Faculty of Medicine
Foreign Student Affairs Department
Katerinska 32
121 08 Prague 2
Czech Republic

International Representatives  (in alphabetical order)

There are several official representatives of our Medical Faculty around the globe.

  • Botswana: 

Gaborone Medical Centre – representative for Botswana and SADC (Southern African Development Community).
Contact person: Prof. Branko Cavric Postal address: PO Box 70424, Gaborone, Botswana. Physical address: Thebe Circle 2819, Ext. 10, Gaborone, Botswana. Phones: +267 3184-597 and +267 72121-424. Fax: +267 316-5513. E-mail:,

  • Cyprus& Greece:

J. Afxentiou Educational Advisors, P.O.Box 33303, 5313 Paralimni, Cyprus, phone: +357 99477799, +357 99462266, +357 99569166, +420 776687009, website:, email:

  • Dubai:, Main office: Ječná 5, 12000 Prague, Czech Republic, Office Dubai: Eduscope International, Suite 103, Building 24, Dubai Healthcare City, United Arab Emirates

  • Germany, Austria and Switzerland:, ein Angebot, das Deinen Weg zum Medizinstudium in Prag unterstützt und Dich auf den Aufnahmetest vorbereitet. Alle weiteren Informationen findest Du unter . Kontaktaufnahme unter oder telefonisch unter  +49 371 33 78 98 41. Preparation courses: Für Deine optimale Vorbereitung auf den Aufnahmetest haben wir in Zusammenarbeit mit Dozenten der Karlsuniversität einen Crashkurs organisiert. Für mehr Informationen besuche bitte For best chances at your Entrance Examination we offer a Foundation Course in collaboration with teachers directly from Charles University. For more information visit

  • Germany, Sweden, Israel:


M.D. International Studies Dr. Moshe Cohen – phone: +972-545255177, +1 646-569-9112 ,Email:

  • Greece & Portugal: 

CMS Agency, 23 Nikis str., Athens, 105 57, Greece. Tel.: 0030 211 7508143, 0030 211 7508144, E-mail address: info(at), Site:, Contact persons: MUDr. Vasileios Tzigkounakis (e-mail: vtzigkounakis(at), Ioulia Papadofragkaki (e-mail: ipap10(at)

  • India: 


Carmel Centre,

Banerji Road, 

Cochin  682 018, India; Tel No. + 91.484.2390409, 2397559, 2392959

Email :, Website :

  • India: 

Gyanberry Education & Training, Office G34, Block 13, Dubai Knowledge Village, Tel. No: 00971 4 3689336,,

  • Norway: 

Bjørknes University College, Lovisenberggata 13, 0456 Oslo, Norway, tlf: 23 23 38 20 | fax: 23 23 38 21, |

  • Norway:

Agder VitenskapsakademiKristiansand, Norway, Phone: (+47) 38 14 14 75 E-mail:

Website: www.medicalstudies.no


  • Russia, Belorussia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan: 

GRET, Ltd., Kovanecká 2295/11, 190 00 Praha 9, Czech Republic, Mgr. Alexander Voronin, gsm: +420 608 96 99 89, fax: +420 222 96 77 91, www:, e-mail: alex(at)

  • Spain and Germany

Donde Estudiar Medicina Estudios Universitarios InternacionalesContact person: L. Gómez,

Address: Edifici de la Devesa Mes Avall n° 18, 4° tercera puerta. AD700/ Escaldes-Engordany,

Phone: + 34/ 628857477, E-mail: info@donde-estudiar-medicina.esWebsite:

Medizin Studium Ausland (MSA)

E-mail: Address: Ostertorwall 12, 31785 Hameln, Germany  Web:

  • Sri Lanka and Maldives:
Knowledge Partners,+94 712 848 991, +94 114 546 235

  • Taiwan: 

Taiwan Springbok Transpolo Group, Perry Huang, 5 F, 66-1, Pei-Ning Road, Taipei, Taiwan 105 New tel : 886-2-2570 5232, email: perry383838(at), website:

  • Thailand: CP Tower 3 (BTS: Payathai Exit 3) Tower B, Phayathai Rd. Bangkok, Thailand 10400 Tel:Fax 02-354-4525,,

  • UAE,Saudi Arabia, Oman

QADRI INTERNATIONAL 1704 Opal Tower,Abraj Street Burj Khalifa Blvd, Business Bay P.O. Box No. 31657, Dubai, U.A.E Tel: +971-4-3351390, Fax: +971-4-3351490 email :, website :

  • U.K.(+Ireland), Hong Kong, Latin America: 


Medical Doorway, 

31 Ironmarket Newcastle-under-Lyme Staffordshire ST5 1RP UK, tel: +44(0)1782898151,,


  • U.K., Ireland & Nigeria:


Abbey College in Malvern or Abbey College in Prague Head Office: 253 Wells Road, Malvern Wells, Worcestershire, WR14 4JF, U.K. Ms. Debbie Hughes - phone: 0044 (0) 1684 892300, e-mail:, website:


Preparation courses in the UK and in Prague for the First Faculty Entrance Exam

One Year Medical Foundation Programme.

Suitable for:

- Students who don’t meet the criteria for direct entry into the 1st year of a medical degree.

- Students who are unable to study to a sufficient level in their own country for direct entry to a medical degree programme.

- Students who have previously failed medical entrance exams and not met University requirements.

- Students who are changing between academic fields.

- Mature learners returning to education.

Two Week Residential Revision Programmes.
Suitable for students who want a crash course to prepare for the three examination papers.

Further information can be found on our UK representative's website or call Debbie on +44 (0)1684 892300















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