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 the demanding medical university studies.
To master Czech to be able to study at Czech universities for free.
To go through the visa application process or the process of diploma recognition.
To settle smoothly into a different culture and customs.
1250 lessons of high quality and modern teaching of academic subjects and languages (35 lessons per week) delivered through lectures, seminars and study assignments in:
Settle down support
„I chose to prepare at ÚJOP because it provides the best quality courses in the Czech Republic. The teachers here are really great. We didn't only study Czech, but also specialized subjects: physics, chemistry and biology. This is what helped me the most to pass the entrance exams to all 5 medical faculties of Charles University.“ >>>
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 lessons in specialized subjects start, which will prepare the students for the entrance exams for studies in medical and pharmaceutical fields.
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.
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.
In January during your Medical Foundation studies, you will start deciding about your next university studies. You can consider to study the following:
Which university to choose?
There is a large number of faculties at Charles University and other universities in the Czech Republic where you can study Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy and other 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 our graduates continue their studies are (in alphabetical order):
Winter semester: 9 September 2024 – 24 January 2025
Christmas holiday: 23 December 2024 – 3 January 2025
Exam period: 27 January 2025 – 30 January 2025
Summer semester: 3 February 2024 – 23 May 2025
Exam period: 26 May 2025 – 30 June 2025
Teaching days: Monday – Friday
The preparatory programme for studies in medicine 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.