This programme is ideal for you if you demonstrate high academic potential but need support in any of the below areas:
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:
“My initial expectation was that the preparation year would be long and sad waiting for my university, but I was wrong. It is funny, but I am grateful that I did not get to the university straight away. Now I have more knowledge, more friends that are coming with me to the university. This year was definitely worth it!”
The preparatory programme starts with a one-week intensive Czech and English 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 lessons in specialized subjects begin, which will prepare the students for the entrance exams for studies in 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). 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 and take final semester exams at the end of the semester. If you pass the final exams in the summer semester, you will receive a certificate of completion of the preparatory programme.
The FAST programme is designed only for students with a minimum of B1 level of English. Before starting the FAST programme, students must provide a certificate of IELTS, TOEFL, Pearson PTE, Cambridge English. Exam comparability can be checked here: Comparison of English language test scores.
There are 10 different universities in the Czech Republic where you can study Banking, Finance, Accounting, Management and other economic disciplines in English. 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):
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.