Natural Science 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 natural science 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 language course (includes professional Czech terminology)
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics

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 natural science 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:

  • Human Biology
  • Anthropology and Human Genetics
  • Microbiology and General Engineering
  • Experimental Biology
  • Genetics, Molecural Biology and Virology
  • Zoology
  • Parasitology
  • Immunology
  • Botanics
  • Biochemistry and Biotechnology
  • Natural Substances and Medicines
  • Forensic Science and Food Analysis
  • Ecology and Environmental Protection
  • Applied Ecology
  • Medical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Chemistry and Physics of Materials
  • Analytical and Forensis Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Biomedical Technology
  • Synthesis and Production of Pharmaceuticals
  • Chemistry of Biomaterials for Medical use
  • Nano and Microtechnology in Chemical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering



The preparatory programme for studies in natural science 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


Natural Sciences UJOP Fondation Programmes Booklet

Download UJOP Natural Sciences Foundation Programme Booklet

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