Economics LITE

Did you know that a B1 level of Czech is sufficient to study economics at some Czech universities? Choose our LITE programme, learn Czech in just 30 weeks and prepare for the university entrance exams. >>>

Place of teaching
November 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, 675 lessons in total) delivered through lectures, seminars and study assignments in:


  • Intensive Czech tuition (includes professional Czech terminology)
  • Mathematics
  • Introduction to Economics

1. Uni preparation and guidance on university choice

  • Preparation for entrance examination
  • 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 

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):

Feedback from a Myanmar student of the ÚJOP Economics preparatory course




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 one-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 second week, the Czech language teaching begins to be connected with the terminology and specialized Czech. In the summer semester, you will also be taught specialized subjects in preparation for the entrance exams for economics 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). We place great emphasis on the acquisition of professional terminology and presentation skills. In the summer semester, students can attend lectures at selected universities.



Mgr. Michaela Straková Tomášová

I teach Czech and I am a Czech language methodologist in Poděbrady. I have also taught Introduction to Philosophy, Sociology and Psychology and written the following textbooks: Introduction to Philosophy for Foreigners (2009), Basics of 20th Century Philosophy and Ethics for Foreigners (2015).

I have been working at ILPS since 2006.


„It's a coincidence that I'm a teacher at ILPS. One of the best coincidences in my life. My job is to help students get to know the language and culture of the country where they have decided to start their professional career and to try to make their start as successful as possible.“

Mgr. Michaela Straková Tomášová


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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 A2 level and a summer semester exam at B1 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 LITE programme is intended for students heading to university with the required entry level B1 Czech according to the CEFR. For obtaining a higher language level, the COMPLEX programme is designed.



Study programmes to consider after the UJOP foundation programme:

  • Banking
  • Finance and accounting
  • Economics and company management
  • International trade
  • National economy
  • Economic policy
  • International and diplomatic studies
  • Business administration
  • Tourism management 

Which university to choose? 

There are 10 different universities in the Czech Republic where you can study Banking, Finance, Accounting, Management and other economic 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 can continue their studies are (in alphabetical order):


  • Charles University
  • Czech University of Life Sciences Prague
  • Institute of Technology and Business in Ceske Budejovice
  • Masaryk University in Brno
  • Mendel University in Brno
  • Prague University of Economics and Business
  • Silesian University in Opava
  • Tomas Bata University in Zlín
  • University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague
  • VSB - Technical University of Ostrava

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The preparatory programme for economics studies 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:

  • 4 Nov 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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