Study Medicine in Czech Republic
The FAST course includes:
|900 teaching hours per year|
|Information center consultations (email/WhatsApp)|
|assistance in obtaining a student visa|
|consultant support during your studies|
|help with nostrification process|
|connection to student Wi-Fi network|
|Microsoft Teams license|
|access to the libraries of Charles University|
|certificate exempting from Czech exam at most of the faculties|
|textbooks for all subjects|
|no hidden additional payments|
The FAST course is only for those who already have a B1 level of Czech. Full preparation for studying medicine at universities in the Czech Republic.
- intensive Czech language training (including professional Czech vocabulary)
- specialized subjects:
- general biology
- biology for doctors
Our language certificate is recognized by more than 80 faculties of state universities. This means that when applying to a university, you will not have to take an exam in Czech.
Preparatory course for studying Medical specialties is held at the Prague-Krystal study center.
This course is suitable for you if in the future you want to enroll in a university in one of the following specialties:
|0511 Biology||Human Biology|
Experimental and Molecular Biology
Anthropology and Human Genetics
Microbiology (Genetic Engineering) NMgr.
Molecular Biology and Virology
|0512 Biochemistry||Biochemistry and Biotechnology|
Forensic Science and Food Analysis
Natural Substances and Medicines
|0521 Environmental sciences||Environmental protection|
|0531 Chemistry||Medical chemistry|
Chemistry and physics of materials
Analytical and Forensic Chemistry NMgr.
|0588 Inter-disciplinary programmes and qualifications involving natural sciences, mathematics and statistics||Biomedical technology|
|0711 Chemical engineering and processes||Chemical engineering and bioengineering|
Synthesis and production of pharmaceuticals
Chemistry of biomaterials for medical use
Nano and Microtechnology in Chemical Engineering
|0841 Veterinary||Veterinary hygiene and ecology|
|0911 Dental studies||Dental studies|
|0912 Medicine||General medicine|
|0914 Medical diagnostic and treatment technology||Optics and optometry|
Laboratory Diagnostics in Healthcare Bc.
Medical genetics and molecular diagnostics Bc.
|0915 Therapy and rehabilitation||Physiotherapy|
If you did not find your major in the table, then write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or WhatsApp +420 778 754 481 and we will help you figure it out.
ATTENTION! The FAST program is only for students with a basic knowledge of the Czech language of at least B1 level on the SERRJ scale. Before starting the FAST program, students have to present a CCE exam certificate confirming their B1 level, another ÚJOP UK certificate of this level, or pass an entrance diagnostic test and an interview confirming this level. If students do not have the required language level, they cannot be accepted to this course. In this case, they will be offered to enroll in the Medicine COMPLEX course with an additional payment of the difference in the cost of the courses.
Students have 25 study hours per week. The preparatory program begins with a two-week super-intensive Czech language course, accompanied by an introduction to Czech realities, study center and Charles University. Then the study schedule is completed with specialized subjects required for the entrance exams. Specialized subjects are also conducted in Czech.
Students who have successfully passed the entrance exams of the First Faculty of Medicine and Faculty of Medicine of Charles University in Pilsen, also take C1 level Czech exam. This exam was developed by ÚJOP UK in cooperation with medical faculties specially for foreign applicants.
Find out more about what medical programs are taught in Czech universities in our programs catalog.
|Webinars of ÚJOP UK current students and graduates||Catalog of study programs in Czech universities (in progress)||Ask any question via email: email@example.com|
The cost of the course includes: training, study materials, consultant support, career guidance with trips to the main universities of the Czech Republic, a final exam at the end of the course, cultural program and connection to the international Wi-Fi network Eduroam (Read more about Eduroam).
|Course duration||September 2023 – June 2024|
|Number of lessons per week||25 lessons per week|
|+420 778 754 481|
Students of the Prague-Krystal center can choose one of these two options:
Accommodation in the hotel Krystal
The study center is located in the same building as the dormitory, which means that it takes 2-3 minutes to get from home to school.
Address: José Martího 2/407, Praha 6 – Veleslavín
Transport: tram stop of the routes 20 and 26, metro station Nádraží Veleslavín (green line), terminal stop of the bus 119 (direct route to the airport).
Double rooms with private facilities and refrigerators.
On each floor:
- a shared kitchen equipped with a stove, oven and microwave, there is also a kettle and a locker for each room;
- paid laundry (price 60 CZK/wash cycle, drying machines are free);
- rooms for studying and for leisure.
Bed linen and towels are changed weekly. Cleaning of premises (vacuum cleaning, shower cleaning and garbage taking out) – once a week.
Wi-fi: Since ÚJOP UK is a part of Charles University, our students are connected to the European student network Eduroam. This means that you can connect to it not only in the building of the hotel or your study center, but also at any university in any European country. Read more about Eduroam.
Read more about the dormitory and room types:
In the ILPS CU Prague-Krystal department, our students are prepared for admission to humanities, art-related, architecture-related, medical, and natural science programs. While training, they live in the dormitory of the study center. Dormitory “Krystal” is located in the hotel complex near a convenient transport…
Future students pay a deposit of EUR 300, which includes a non-refundable reservation fee of EUR 150. A non-refundable commission is withheld if the student, for some reason, refuses to stay. The 300 euro deposit covers the first few months of living in a dormitory (depending on the cost, it is two to three months), then students can pay for the entire stay right away or pay monthly.
If you pay for the whole semester or for the whole year at once, the cost of living will be lower than if you pay monthly.
When you arrive at the Krystal dorm, you also have to pay a refundable security deposit of 10,000 crowns.
Accommodation in the Hvězda dormitory
The dormitory is located in a 15-20 minute walk/ride from the school (recommended transport – Nádraží Veleslavín – Petřiny metro stations, change to bus no. 191/168 to the Nad Markétou stop).
Address: Zvoníčkova 1927/5, 162 00 Praha 6-Břevnov
Transport: tram routes 22 and 25 (550 m), 1 and 2 (500 m), buses: 191, 168, 164 (200 m), 180, 184 and 179 (500 m).
Hvězda dormitory offers double rooms without private facilities. There is a small refrigerator in each room. Showers, toilets and kitchens are shared. In the dorm, you can use a lounge room, study room, gym and student club. The dormitory has a free Wi-Fi network Eduroam (Read more about Eduroam). For an additional charge, you can use the laundry (20 CZK per hour). You change bed linen by yourself 2 times a month. Self-cleaning of the rooms.
You can find detailed information on the website of the Dormitories and Canteens of Charles University.
A double room costs from 115 to 179 CZK/night (based on availability of the rooms).
To make a reservation of a room in the dormitory, you need to pay 150 EUR. This amount covers accommodation fee for a double room from 01.09 to 30.09. Then students pay for accommodation monthly at the dormitory payment office.
Step-by-step Instructions for Course Enrollment
Applying for our courses is very easy. You just need to fill in an online application on the official website of ÚJOP UK. On our YouTube channel you can find a video guide to completing the online application.
Step 1. Apply online
Press the red button ONLINE APPLICATION at ÚJOP UK WEBSITE
In the window that opens, click the “Apply” button. Everything that you enter in the application form yourself must be written in Latin script. If you write something in Cyrillic script, the system will display an error message and you will have to fill it all in again.
Before filling in the application form, please prepare the following documents, which you need to attach to your application:
a) A MOTIVATION LETTER (in English) – download the letter form and fill it out. You cannot send your application without a motivation letter.
b) A COPY OF YOUR SECONDARY SCHOOL GRADUATION DOCUMENT together with an appendix (in English, Spanish, Russian or Ukrainian).
If you do not have a school graduation certificate yet, attach a note from your school, where it is indicated that you are in your senior year now. It should also indicate the year you graduate from school and it has to be stamped. The note’s form is not specified, it should be issued to whom it may concern.
Students preparing for a master’s (or doctoral) degree must attach a copy of their higher education diploma.
Without this attachment, the application will be accepted but cannot be processed.
c) A COPY OF YOUR INTERNATIONAL PASSPORT – the page with your personal data (in case you already have a visa to come to study in the Czech Republic, you should also copy the page with that visa).
If you are about to get a new passport, then send a copy of your current passport, and write that you are planning to change your passport at the bottom of the application, in the explanation notes. Please make sure that the explanation notes, as well as all items in the form, must be filled in only in Latin script, otherwise the form cannot be sent.
If, for some reason, you have not attached a document on your education (school certificate) and passport when submitting an online application, send them later by email to the address indicated in the automated email. It will be sent to the email address you provide in the application. In the confirmation you will find:
- PDF file with a copy of your application form
- list of the documents attached to the application
- e-mail of the assistant who will be in charge of processing your application and issuing of all documents needed for a visa
You will resolve all issues regarding documents and money with your assistant via email. When communicating with an assistant, always indicate your NAME and SURNAME (in Latin script) as the SUBJECT of the email.
Step 2. Get a reply from the assistant
After your application is processed (usually within one week), you will receive a pre-registration email from the assistant with the following documents attached:
- Payment instructions You need to go to a bank with this document to pay for the course.
- Study contract model This document is for informational purposes only and does not have to be signed.
- General terms and conditions for accommodation in dormitories (if you make a reservation of a room in a dormitory)
- Application for health insurance (if you order health insurance through us) This document needs to be printed, filled out, signed, scanned/photographed and sent back to the assistant.
- A model of a completed health insurance application
- Other information materials
Please read all of the documents carefully.
Step 3. Pay for the course
Tuition fees must be paid in full, payment in installments is not provided. Only after full payment is received, the assistant will be able to send an official letter of admission to training – it is with this document that you will make an appointment for applying for a visa at the consulate.
If you do not need a visa (students from the EU or those who have permanent residence in the Czech Republic), then full payment for the course is required no later than one week before training begins (if you make a reservation for accommodation, the deposit may be required earlier).
Looking for a Step-by-step Visa Application Guide?
You have paid for the course and received a scanned copy of the Confirmation of Acceptance from us. Now you need to make an appointment at the consulate to apply…
Step 4. Collect documents for your visa
After receiving the payment, we will prepare the following documents for you:
- A confirmation that you have been accepted to the course
- Study contract
- Accommodation contract for 12 months (if you have made a reservation at our dormitory)
- Insurance contract for 12 months (if you have ordered insurance through us, find more details here)
You will need to collect the following documents by yourself:
- International passport
- Statement from your bank on the availability of money in your account;
- Certificate of criminal record;
- Notarized consent of your parents for their minor child to leave the country (if you need one in your case)
Your international passport has to be valid for at least another 3 months after the expiration of the long-term visa for which you are applying.
The documents that you have collected yourself need to be translated by a Czech court translator. This translation can be ordered through us, find more details here.
Police clearance certificate issued in some countries must be additionally legalized. You can find out whether you need to additionally legalize your certificate from this document.
Make sure to find your consulate on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic and check the document requirements on the website of the embassy/consulate in your country!
Step 5. Make an appointment at the consulate
Find your consulate on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, look over the visa application registration requirements and register.
As soon as the embassy/consulate assigns you a date to submit your documents, make sure to inform your assistant so that she can prepare and send you the documents.
Step 6. Submit documents to the embassy/consulate
Check the document requirements on the website of the embassy/consulate in your country once again!
Download and fill in the application form.
At the time of submission all documents must not be older than 180 days.
Step 7. Get your visa
The consulate will inform you about the result of your application consideration by phone or by email.After your visa is approved, you will be called to the embassy/consulate to get it, you will have to come there with your international passport, confirmation related to covid and your health insurance contract (HEALTH INSURANCE can be ordered directly through ÚJOP)
Refund Conditions in Case of Visa Denial
Our students are rarely denied visas. Yet, if your visa is not approved, you will get a refund of the course fee minus 120 euros. 150 euros will be charged from the deposit for accommodation. Also, administrative costs of 2% will be deducted from the returned part of the total amount. For full terms and conditions of refunds, please read the contract, which you will receive to examine after sending an online application for our courses.
How to Get to Us? / Consultant Support
A transfer service from the airport to the training center is not included in the price. Arriving students can order a transfer from the airport to the dormitory through the training center for an additional fee. Also, before arrival, all our students will get detailed instructions on how to get to the center, where to change money, how to buy public transport tickets, and so on.
During the whole time of your interaction with ÚJOP, you will be in contact with the staff of the center. The assistants of the central student department will be helping you at the stage of application and visa processing. They will guide you through the prosses of documents preparation to apply for a visa. After you obtain your visa, the curators of the training centers will be in touch with you. You can contact them for any questions. They will help:
- with the bureaucratic part of the nostrification process;
- with applications to universities (přihlášky);
- with organization of the educational process;
- with getting to know the surroundings (shops, infrastructure, transport, etc.);
- with registration in the department of migration (OAMP).
If you have any questions, our InfoPoint ÚJOP UK can help you:
- e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
- WhatsApp +420 778 754 481