General information - Marianske Lazne

General information

The Marianske Lazne study center is a specialised center committed to preparing international students for study at Czech universities.
The one-year program prepares students for studies at Czech universities in the Natural Sciences, Veterinary Medicine, Pharmacy, Medicine and Health Care.
The program is open to students granted a scholarship by the government of Czech Republic as well as self-payers. Information regarding obtaining scholarships is provided by authorized representatives in Czech Republic.


Program structure

The program is divided into two semesters. The winter semester begins approximately in mid-September with two weeks of intensive instruction of the Czech language. During this time, students are placed into classes according to their date of arrival.
In October students are divided according to their specialisations. In the first semester, the greatest number of lessons is devoted to Czech language instruction. It is a beginner's course which provides students the opportunity to familiarize themselves with everyday communicative situations and the basics of Czech grammar. By the end of the semester, successful students will have achieved Level B1 of the Common European Reference Framework. Czech language is also the language of instruction in biology, chemistry, and  physics. The winter semester finishes at the end of January with semester exams.

The second semester begins in February and lasts till the end of May.
In the second semester, instruction continues in specialised Czech for medical and natural sciences. More lessons are provided in biology, chemistry and physics and, if necessary, mathematics, Latin and an introduction to logic, according to the requirements of individual faculties and fields of study.
By the end of the semester, successful students will have achieved Level B2 in Czech of the Common European Reference Framework, for which they must pass a final exam. Passing the Czech language exams for Level B2 is a mandatory prerequisite for admission to nearly all universities. Final exams are also administered in biology, chemistry and physics (in some cases, mathematics).
Successful graduates will receive a Certificate of Completion.


Further Study at University

Master's Degree Programs

Master's degree programs (5-6 years) are available in the following fields of study:

General Medicine




Veterinary Medicine

Bachelor Programs

Bachelor Programs (3 years) are available in the following fields of study:

  • Specialisation in Health Care – Physiotherapy, Ergotherapy, Nursing (general, labor and delivery), Health Technician, Optometry, Radiologist Assistant, Medical Technician, Rehabilitation, Emergency Paramedic, Orthotics and Prosthetics
  • Pharmaceutical and Medical Materials, Synthesis and Drug Development
  • Animal Hygiene and Ecology
  • Biology (Genetics, Immunology, Microbiology, Parasitology, Anthropology, Botany, Zoology, Ecology)
  • Ecology and Environmental Conservation
  • Chemistry (Inorganic, Organic, Analytical, Nuclear, Macromolecular, Environmental, Food Processing, Waste Management)
  • Biochemistry
  • Geology
  • Agricultural Science (Agriculture, Animal Technology, Phytotechnology, Botanical Medicine, Horticulture, Animal Breeding – special and horses, Sustainable Development of Natural Resources, Timbering, Forestry, Landscape Design)
  • Agricultural Specialisation (Tropical and Subtropical Agriculture)

After successful completion of the Bachelor program (awarded a bachelor degree Bc.), students may continue in the follow-up master's program in the same field (earning the title of master Mgr. or Engineer Ing.). The number of programs in additional fields is increasing each year.

Entrance exams usually focus on testing proficiency in the Czech language (at some faculties a Czech Language exam is mandatory) and core subjects (biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics) at the Czech high school level. Some schools also require that students pass exams in general knowledge. The preparatory year program is tailored according to exam requirements.




Accommodation is provided in student dormitories. If necessary, temporary accommodation may be provided for relatives or friends who accompany a student. Meals are available in the student dorms.             They are not covered by the program tuition or the accommodation fee.          

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