Engineering and IT PROGRESS

Already speak Czech at B1 level? Then this special preparation programme is tailor-made for you. Prepare yourself to successfully complete the university admissions process for studies in engineering and IT fields in less time. Almost all of our graduates study at prestigious technical universities and thus it is easy for them to find a job or start a business. >>>

Place of teaching
September 2024
25 hours a week
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This programme is ideal for you if you demonstrate high academic potential but need support in any of the below areas:


  • To overcome the academic gap between your home country and the Czech Republic for the admission process as well as to successfully master your university studies.
  • To achieve the required level of language skills.
  • To go through the visa application process or the process of diploma recognition.
  • To settle smoothly into a different culture and customs.

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High quality and modern teaching of academic subjects and languages – (25 lessons per week, 900 lessons in total) delivered through lectures, seminars and study assignments in:


  • Intensive Czech language course (includes professional Czech terminology)
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Computer Science

1. Uni preparation and guidance on university choice

  • Intensive preparation for entrance examination and university studies
  • University visits and individual consultations on your university choices and applications
  • Support in academic progress and attendance management
  • Access to Charles University libraries and lectures
  • Core textbooks, copyright materials, MS Teams and Moodle
  • Academically related excursions 

2. Settle down support

  • Support in settling into the Czech culture, informative workshops and advice from alumni
  • Cultural visits, sports, entertainment events
  • Support in handling everyday life situations (incl. guidance in medical situations)
  • Local SIM card
  • Access to the pan-european Eduroam wifi on all campuses
  • Assistance with arranging airport transfer on arrival 

3. Admin support

  • Assistance with submission of visa documents, immigration registration, diploma recognition, university application and advice on visa extension 

4. Additional Services

  • In addition to the above we can also help you with the following (for additional fee):

„One thing I appreciate about the courses at UJOP is that teachers here are always ready to help, and they are very kind. If you cannot catch up with the lesson, you can find your teacher and ask any questions, and the teachers will explain everything to you. If you have any daily problems, you can ask your teachers for some advice, and they do their best to help you.“ >>>

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Your goal is to study successfully at a university in the Czech Republic.
Our goal is to prepare you for it.


The preparatory programme starts with a two-week intensive Czech orientation course, accompanied by an introduction to Czech culture and history and basic information on the study centre and Charles University. Starting from the third week, the teaching of specialized subjects begins in preparation for the entrance exams for engineering and IT studies.


You can look forward to lectures, seminars and study assignments with feedback from teachers. Instructors combine theoretical instruction with practical assignments and practice to prepare students for the entrance exams and subsequent university studies (independent work, responsibility, time management). In the summer semester, students can attend lectures at selected universities.


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There is no proper study without tests and exams. You will also write continuous tests in Czech and in your specialized subjects and take final semester exams at the end of the semester. The Czech language course ends with a winter semester exam at B1 level and a summer semester exam at B2 level. If you pass the final exams in the summer semester, you will receive a certificate of completion of the preparatory programme indicating your level of language proficiency.


The PROGRESS programme is intended only for students with an initial knowledge of Czech at the minimum level of B1 of the CEFR. Before entering the PROGRESS programme, the student must provide a CCE certificate confirming the achievement of B1 level, or another certificate from ILPS CU confirming this level, or pass a diagnostic test and an interview to verify this level. Students with a Czech language level below B1 will not be admitted to the programme. Students with a lower level of Czech than B1 have the option to take the  COMPLEX programme.


Study programmes to consider after the UJOP foundation programme:

  • Physics
  • Astrophysics
  • Biophysics
  • Optics and Optoelectronics
  • Applied Natural Sciences
  • Physical Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics for Information Technology
  • Mathematical Modeling in Physics and Technology
  • Informatics
  • Information Technology
  • Open Informatics
  • Software Systems
  • IT Security
  • Information Technology
  • Programming and Software Systems
  • Programming and Application development
  • Applied Informatics
  • Electricity and energy
  • Cybernetics and Robotics
  • Control and Information Systems
  • Mechanical engeneering
  • Mechatronics
  • Cybernetics and robotics - aerospace systems
  • Nanotechnology
  • Civil Engineering
  • Traffic Engineering
  • Construction and Transportation Engineering
  • Logistics (Transport logistics)
  • Air Transport
  • Road and City Automobile Transport
  • Intelligent Transport Systems

Which university to choose? 

There are 14 different universities in the Czech Republic where you can study Engineering, Computer science and other technical disciplines in Czech. It may be difficult to choose the right one. Do not worry, our academic supervisors and class teachers will help you to find a suitable university for you. Among the best universities where you can continue your studies are (in alphabetical order):


  • Brno University of Technology
  • Charles University
  • Czech Technical University in Prague
  • Czech University of Life Sciences Prague
  • Institute of Technology and Business in České Budějovice
  • Palacký University Olomouc
  • Technical University of Liberec
  • Tomáš Baťa University in Zlín
  • University of Chemistry and Technology in Prague
  • University of Hradec Králové
  • University of Pardubice
  • University of West Bohemia
  • VSB - Technical University of Ostrava


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The preparatory programme for engineering and IT fields takes place at our campus in the centre of Poděbrady. You have the possibility to stay in a dormitory within a ten-minute walk from the castle, where the classes take place. There is also a large castle garden where various leisure activities take place. Poděbrady is easily accessible from Prague by train or bus and the trip takes about an hour. 


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 Winter semester:

  • 9 Sep 2024 – 24 Jan 2025

 Christmas holiday:

  • 23 Dec 2024 – 3 Jan 2025

 Exam period:

  • 27 Jan 2025 – 31 Jan 2025

 Summer semester:

  • 3 Feb 2025 – 23 May 2025

 Exam period:

  • 26 May 2025 – 30 Jun 2025

 Teaching days:

  • Monday – Friday


Engineering and IT UJOP Fondation Programmes Booklet

Download Engineering and IT UJOP Foundation Programme Booklet



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