Engineering FAST

The preparatory programme for studies in technical disciplines for students with a high degree of Czech proficiency is held at the Poděbrady centre. This quiet spa town is about an hour's drive from Prague airport and the capital can be reached easily by train or bus at any time. Poděbrady has many shops and restaurants, a colonnade, large parks and a wide range of cultural and social activities. The educational facilities are located in the Poděbrady castle building directly on the main square. A large garden used for various student activities is also part of the castle area. Accommodation is available in student dormitories which are a 10-minute walk from the education centre.

The FAST programme is intended only for students with an initial knowledge of Czech at least at level B1 of the CEFR. Before starting the FAST programme, the student must provide a CCE certificate confirming the B1 level, or another certificate of ILPS CU, or pass a diagnostic test and an interview to verify his/her level. Students with a level of Czech below B1 will not be admitted to the programme. Students with a level of Czech lower than B1 may take the COMPLEX programme.

The study of the FAST programme (25 hours per week in total) includes Czech language classes in a reduced scope of no more than 15 lessons per week, combined with specialized subjects with a scope similar to that of the COMPLEX programmes.

The academic year begins with a two-week adaptation-orientation course. It is an intensive Czech language course accompanied by an introduction into Czech culture and history, basic orientation in the study centre, the Institute of Language and Preparatory Studies (ILPS) and the general area. Classes in specialized subjects start from the third week. These classes revise and supplement students' high-school knowledge, prepare students specifically for the questions and tasks of the entrance exams and for the start of their university studies. Instructors combine theoretical instruction with practical assignments and practice. In Czech classes, great emphasis is placed on mastering professional terminology and the ability to express oneself independently. In the summer semester, students have the opportunity to attend lectures at selected universities.

Students take regular tests to monitor their progress in both Czech and the specialized subjects. In the Czech language, each semester ends with a language exam. The winter semester ends with a semester exam, the summer semester with a final exam targeted at level B2 of the CEFR. Upon successfully passing the final exam, students receive a certificate. Students take semester exams in the specialized subjects at the end of each semester.

The tuition consists of seminars, lectures and complex assignments supported by the possibility of regular individual consultations with the teachers. Studying at ILPS CU aims at preparing students for the methods of work necessary for university studies (independence, responsibility, time management).

The FAST programme further includes:
• basic teaching materials
• English and Russian speaking study advisors
• registration with the foreign police upon arrival
• assistance with the recognition (nostrification) of high school / university diplomas
• assistance with selecting a university and filling in the application form
• help and support in dealing with everyday life situations
• extra-curricular activities (informative webinars, meetings with alumni, conversation club, etc.)
The course is suitable for students interested in Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes.

Engineering FAST

Course duration

winter semester: 5.9.2022 – 20.1.2023
                            exam period 23. – 27.1.2023

summer semester: 30.1. – 19.5.2023
                            exam period 23.5. – 30.6.2023


4430 EUR

Number of lessons per week

25 lessons per week

Subjects Taught

• intensive tuition of Czech language (aim is to reach B2 level of the CEFR)
• professional Czech terminology
• specialized subjects
            o Mathematics
            o Physics
            o Computer Science
            o English

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The programme is designed for students interested in the following fields of study:
0533 Physics (Physics, Optics, Astrophysics, Biophysics, Applied Natural Sciences, etc.)
0541 Mathematics (Mathematics, Mathematics for Information Technology, Mathematical Modelling in Physics and Technology, etc.)
0610 Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) - (Informatics, Mechatronics, Applied Informatics, Information Technology, etc.)
0612 Database and network design and administration (Open Informatics, Software Systems, etc.)
0613 Software and applications development and analysis (Security and IT, Programming and Software Systems, Application Development, Information Technology, etc.)
0710 Engineering and engineering trades (Mechanical engineering, etc.)
0713 Electricity and energy
0714 Electronics and automation (Electrical Engineering and Communication, Cybernetics and Robotics, Control and Information Systems, etc.)
0716 Motor vehicles, ships and aircraft (Cybernetics and robotics - aerospace systems, etc.)
0719 Engineering and engineering trades not elsewhere classified (Nanotechnology, Physical Engineering, etc.)
0732 Building and civil engineering (Civil Engineering, Traffic Engineering, Transport Constructions, etc.)
1041 Transport Services (Logistics in Transport, Air Transport, Road and City Automobile Transport, Intelligent Transport Systems, etc.)

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