Humanities 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 humanities in less time. The programme includes… >>>

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 tuition (includes professional Czech terminology)
  • Modern history and politology
  • Verbal thinking
  • Introducing to social sciences
  • Socio-cultural Seminar

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):



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 humanities 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.


Zdena Malá

PhDr. Zdeňka Malá

I teach the Socio-Cultural Seminar as part of the intensive preparatory programme for Humanities for Czech universities. In the course, we discuss current events, the history and present of the Czech Republic, politics, architecture and art. Classes are held at the Krystal Centre, and we sometimes go on excursions to museums and galleries in Prague.

I have been working at the UJOP Charles University for 14 years.

Zdena Malá

"In the course you can learn a lot of things not only about the humanities, but also about life in the Czech Republic. You'll need that for the entrance exams, and then throughout your studies and life here."

PhDr. Zdeňka Malá


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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:

  • Translation and interpreting
  • English Philology
  • Czech for foreigners
  • English and American Studies
  • Humanities
  • Political Science
  • International Relations
  • Security and Strategic Studies
  • Media and Communication Studies
  • Law and Legal science




The preparatory programme for studies in arts and architecture takes place at the Prague Krystal Centre. The advantage of this campus in Prague 6 is the possibility of studying, meals and accommodation in one place. There is a large natural park and a large sports and recreational area of Charles University near the study centre. The trip to the city centre takes 15 minutes by metro.


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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


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