How to Apply - basic information for applicants

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The Third Faculty of Medicine offers the following programme in English language:

Type of study: Master program – M.D. degree (MUDr. = Medicinae Universae Doctor)
Study program: GENERAL MEDICINE
Form of study: full – time
Standard duration of study: six years

 

The entrance examination dates

The entrance examination dates in Prague are set:

  • 8. 6. 2015
  • 13. 7. 2015

 

Applicants may also contact the co-operating agencies:

  • The entrance examination in Madrid, Spain
    Contact: Dónde Estudiar Medicina, Mrs. Ann C. Gómez, e-mail: info@donde-estudiar-medicina.es
     
  • The entrance examination in Oslo, Norway
    Contact: Sonans Interstudies in Norway, Sweden - Mr. Arne Lundemo, e-mail: arne.lundemo@sonans.no
     
  • The entrance examination in Stockholm, Sweden
    Contact: Sonans Interstudies in Norway, Sweden - Mr. Arne Lundemo, e-mail: arne.lundemo@sonans.no
     
  • The entrance examination in Helsinki, Finland
    Contact: Sonans Interstudies in Norway, Sweden - Mr. Arne Lundemo, e-mail: arne.lundemo@sonans.no
     
  • The entrance examination in Hannover, Germany
    Contact: Dónde Estudiar Medicina, Spain - Mrs. Ann C. Gómez, e-mail: info@donde-estudiar-medicina.es
     
  • The entrance examination in Münster, Germany
    Contact: College Contact, Mrs. Alexandra Michel, e-mail: amichel@college-contact.com
     
  • The entrance examination in Galway, Ireland
    Contact: Yeats College, Mr. Terry Fahy, e-mail:
     
  • The entrance examination in Limassol, Cyprus
    Contact: Ms. Areti Gregoriou, e-mail: olympiagym@cytanet.com.cy
     
  • The entrance examination in Tel Aviv, Israel
    Contact: Medstudy Agency, Israel - Mr. Arik Alhalel, e-mail:
     
  • The entrance examination in Lisbon, Portugal
    Contact: Information Planet, Mr. Carlos Xavier, e-mail:

The entrance examination will take place on several dates from April till July 2015.
Specific dates will be posted by the 28th of February, 2015 at http://www.lf3.cuni.cz/en/applicant/how-to-apply/.
 

Deadlines

Deadline for submission of applications for the study is:

  • on 15th March 2015 for the entrance examination in April 2015
  • on 31st March 2015 for the entrance examination in May 2015
  • on 30th April 2015 for the entrance examination in June 2015
  • on 31st May 2015 for the entrance examination in July2015

 

Number of admitted applicants

Maximum 60 students will be admitted for the academic year 2015/2016 to study medicine in English language on the basis of entrance examination, maximum 25 students will be admitted without the need to carry out on entrance examination.
 

Annual tuition fee

CZK 330.000 (Czech crowns)
The tuition fee covers the period from September 2015 till September 2016 and has to be paid by October 31, 2015.

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION PROCEDURE

The Faculty seeks students with appropriate academic qualification, good command of English and high motivation to study medicine. There is an entrance examination, consisting of two parts. The first one incorporates a multiple-choice test (30 questions for each subject) in Chemistry, Biology and third test you can choose between Physics and Mathematics.

In case of succeeding through the written exam, the applicant will proceed to the second part - the interview.

The second part is composed of an interview with interpretation of an unfamiliar section of a scientific article and conversation focused on motivation and general knowledge of the student. The range of topics for Biology, Chemistry and Physics/Mathematics entrance tests can be found here.

 

Prerequisites for admission without the need to carry out an entrance examination:

1a) A-level examination results – physics or mathematics, chemistry, biology:
Minimum results: A, A, B
The examination must be carried out in the academic year 2013/2014 at the latest

or
1b) Results of International Baccalaureate (IB) in Area 4 (Experimental Sciences) with Chemistry, Biology and Physics or Mathematics, all in Higher Level:
Total – minimum sum of points from the given 3 subjects: 19
The examination must be carried out in the academic year 2013/2014 at the latest

or
1c) Results of a comparable examination (e.g. SAT):
Overall minimum score: 85 – 90%
The examination must be carried out in the academic year 2013/2014 at the latest

or
1d) Grade average during studies (applicants attending secondary education in Germany):
Grade average during the whole period of study: better than 1,30
The applicant must graduate from secondary education in the academic year 2014/2015

2) An applicant for study that wishes to be accepted into the first section of study (first year) without an entrance examination is required to submit an application form for the remission of the entrance examination together with an application form for study to the Study Division of the Faculty by the 15th of March 2015 (the date of postage is decisive).

3) An order of applicants will be drafted based on the criteria above and study grade averages. A maximum of 25 applicants may be admitted without an entrance examination.


 

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED WITH THE APPLICATION FORM

The applicant will not be admitted to the entrance examination without the presented requirements:

  1. Application Form for Admission to study in English - General Medicine can be found here
  2. Verified copy of high school leaving certificate certified with an Apostille by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or Ministry of Education of the country you studied in and official transcript including all marks/grades and number of hours.
  3. Photocopy of the 1st page of passport (write on the back side that you agree to provide your personal data for the purposes of admission and sign it, please)
  4. Two passport-size photographs.
  5. Applicants are requested to mail the above documents and certificate of the payment of admission fee of € 20 (non-refundable) to the faculty address (see above). The deadline for sending this fee is April 30, 2015 for the entrance examination on June 8, 2015 and May 31, 2015 for the entrance examination on July 13, 2015.
     

ADMISSION FEE:

 € 20 Must be made by bank transfer (no check) to the following account of Third Faculty of Medicine:

 

Name of the account: Charles University in Prague, Third Faculty of Medicine
Bank name: Ceskoslovenska obchodni banka, Branch (corporate)
Address: Na Porici 24, 115 20 , Prague 1, Czech Republic
Account number:
0500081433/0300
SWIFT code CEKOCZPP
IBAN: CZ 82 0300 0000 0005 0008 1433

Please, print your name and „Admission Fee“in the comment. The applicant is to cover all bank expenses.

 

 MORE INFORMATION

  1. Textbooks, accommodation and meals are not included in the tuition fee. The cost of living is relatively low in Prague. Accommodation costs approximately € 300 per month whereas the cost of meals is approximately €120.
  2. International students admitted to the Faculty should secure a health insurance for themselves (for all forms of medical treatment) -from their home countries for the duration of their stay in the Czech Republic. Students may make a contract with a Czech health insurance company.
  3. Admitted applicants have to apply for a long stay student visa at the respective Czech Embassy in their home country. This visa is absolutely necessary for international students besides EU and Norway.
  4. All admitted students shall attend 10 days intensive Czech language course in September 2015.
  5. Accommodation for the 1st year international students can be arranged at the Charles University dormitories. (approx. € 250 per month). But the places are limited.
  6. The Faculty offers prospective applicants a 5 month (January-May) preparatory course in Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Czech and English Languages. (for more info see: http://www.lf3.cuni.cz - For Aplicant - Premedical Course)
  7. The academic year 2015/2016 begins on October 1, 2015. A winter semester lasts 15 weeks till the middle of January and is followed by a 4-weeks examination period. At Christmas time, students have a holiday (10-14 days). A summer semester lasts 15 weeks from around February 20 till the end of May. The summer examination period ends 4 weeks later. It continues after the summer holiday during the month of September.

 

How to contact us:

Representative of the Faculty for English Curriculum:

Vice-dean for Undergraduate Education and Student Affairs
David Marx, M.D., Ph.D.
Phone: +420 267 102 176
E-mail: david.marx@lf3.cuni.cz
Fax: +420 272 730 776

Study Division - tel. +420 267 102 206, fax +420 272 730 776

Vera Smidova, vera.smidova@lf3.cuni.cz

By post:

Charles University in Prague
Third Faculty of Medicine
Study Division
Ruská 87
100 00 Prague 10,
CZECH REPUBLIC
 

We look forward, to meeting you in autumn 2015.

2014-11-26