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Full-time 6 year curriculum leading to the Master degree MUDr. - "Medicinae Universae Doctor" = Doctor of General Medicine
Full-time 5 year program leading to the Master degree MDDr. - "Medicinae Dentium Doctor" = Doctor of Dental Medicine
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).
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Diploma requirements to be able to apply
US education system
Student must have high school degree
1) two AP’s from Biology or Chemistry or Physics
2) bachelor or university degree
3) official PREMED one year course
to be allowed to apply.
We require high level of Biology or Chemistry or Physics, we require two out of these three subjects.
The required number of points is 36 to be able to apply.
SAT's are not taken into consideration
IF YOU ARE NOT SURE WHETHER YOUR DIPLOMA IS SUFFICIENT TO APPLY TO THE FIRST FACULTY OF MEDICINE, PLEASE CONTACT US ON E-MAIL FSAD@LF1.CUNI.CZ
ALL APPLICANTS HAVE TO HAVE RESULTS FROM THEIR HIGH SCHOOL THAT WOULD ALLOW THEM TO APPLY TO THEIR LOCAL MEDICAL UNIVERSITY TO BE ABLE TO APPLY TO OUR FACULTY.
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 email@example.com (or to the representatives e-mail if you don't do the entrance exam in Prague) and pay 640 CZK for application registration. Without payment the applicant won't be allowed to attend the entrance exam.
Successfully pass the entrance exam.
Fulfil our requirements for nostrification of high school diploma (please follow instructions in point A)
Confirm your attendance at enrollment in our database
Come to the 1st year enrollment and sign the contract about studies with the Faculty
Admission process start : 1.1.2019
Admission process end : 30.4.2019
Entrance exam in Prague : 14.6.2019
Start of academic year 19/20 : 1.10.2019
Open day : 15.02.2019
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 640 CZK for application registration. Without payment the applicant won't be allowed to attend the entrance exam.
How to PAY APPLICATION FEE
For the direct application go to https://is.cuni.cz/studium/eng/login.php?do=prihlaska and make sure to fill it in latest by 30th of April 2019.
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 2019/2020.
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. 2019.
Under Art. 4 (5) of the Admissions Procedure Code of Charles University, the faculty is to send to an applicant the invitation to an entrance examination through the University Electronic Information System not later than 30 days before the date of the examination. Should the faculty send an invitation for an alternative date of the entrance examination this period may be shortened accordingly. A password to log into the electronic information system is obtained by an applicant after the applicant has submitted the application to study.
Conditions of admission on page of Rectorat of the Charles University
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 and an interview for those who successfully pass the written part. From each subject (Biology, Chemistry, Physics) you can gain 100 points. Successful candidates must achieve at least 244 points out of 330. 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 immediately if you have reached the required number of points for admission. Sample questions are available. Without payment for application form you won't be allowed to attend the entrance exam.
How to PAY APPLICATION FEE
Calculators and periodic tables are not allowed.
The examination dates:
• OVERSEAS – details to be specified by your chosen representative (contacts below)
IF YOU WANT TO DO THE EXAM WITH REPRESENTATIVE PLEASE DO NOT SEND THE ELECTRONIC APPLICATION FORM TO OUR E-MAIL BUT TO REPRESENTATIVES E-MAIL!
• IN PRAGUE – 14th of June 2019
You have to bring for registration invitation letter from our faculty (you should receive it beforehand by e-mail) and passport or ID.
There is also additional date for Prague’s examination on 28th of June 2019 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.
First Faculty of Medicine doesn't offer preparation course itself, but it's possible to attend preparation course of
According to the Dean's provision n. 9/2018 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. Also previously recognized subjects on our Faculty are not recognized again.
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.
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:
Step by step procedure for recognition:#
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.)
Have all your documents ready even before entrance exam, for example criminal record or parental consent affidavit if they are required by the embassy so the process won't be restrained after your admission.
The obligations ensuing from the Act on the Residence of Foreign Nationals for citizens of the EU, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, or Switzerland is the "reporting requirement" in the event that the length of the intended stay in the Czech Republic is longer than 30 days. In this situation, within 30 days of entering the Czech Republic, an individual is required to report his/her presence to the appropriate Foreign Police Department that holds jurisdiction in the location of his/her stay in the Czech Republic.
Cost for application form:
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 must 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):
Enrolment takes place in Prague in September before the semester begins and it requires:
For admitted students are determined these PPT presentations.##
There is no doubt that you will find Prague very attractive, easy to live in and still affordable. You might be interested in:
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.
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.
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 500 EUR per month if you share.
can significantly vary depending on spending habits. Sample costs are introduced here.
accommodation 500 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
reduced-price student pass
average taxi ride in the city
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.
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
121 08 Prague 2
International Representatives (in alphabetical order)
There are several official representatives of our Medical Faculty around the globe.
Germany, Sweden, Israel, Norway, USA, India, Spain:
Greece & Portugal:
India Office: Goregaon (E), Mumbai, India - Tel No: 00919819384052, firstname.lastname@example.org
Donde Estudiar Medicina Estudios Universitarios Internacionales, Contact person: L. Gómez,
Address: Edifici de la Devesa Mes Avall n° 18, 4° tercera puerta. AD700/ Escaldes-Engordany,
Medizin Studium Ausland (MSA)
MedCoach International Consulting Co., Ltd., Contact: Dr. Atchara Srisodsai, Email: email@example.com, Phone: +662-354-4525, Address: CP Tower 3, Tower B, Phayathai Rd. Bangkok, Thailand 10400, Website: www.medcoachinstitute.com
U.K., Republic of Ireland, South Korea, Latin America (Mexico, Columbia, Panama, Brazil, Republic of Equador):