Medicine and Natural Science FAST

The preparatory programme for studies in medical and natural sciences for students with a high degree of Czech proficiency is held at the Mariánské Lázně centre. This beautiful spa town is located about two hours' drive from the Prague airport, has many shops and restaurants, a colonnade, large parks and a wide range of cultural and social activities. The school is situated in the centre of Mariánské Lázně. The students' dormitory is about a ten-minute walk from the school building.

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.)

For students applying to study general medicine and dentistry at the 1st Faculty of Medicine of Charles University and the Faculty of Medicine of Charles University in Pilsen, there is a Czech language exam at C1 level for the purposes of the admission procedure to medical faculties. (This exam is not part of the program and is paid for separately by the students.)
The course is suitable for students interested in Master's or Bachelor's degree programmes.

Medicine and Natural Science 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/week

Subjects Taught

• intensive tuition of Czech language (aim is to reach B2 level of the CEFR)
• professional Czech terminology
• specialized subjects
      o General biology
      o Medical biology
      o Chemistry
      o Physics

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The programs are designed for candidates interested in the following subjects:

0511 Biology (Human Biology, Experimental and Molecular Biology, Anthropology and Human Genetics, Microbiology (Genetic Engineering) NMgr., Zoology NMgr., Parasitology NMgr., Ecology NMgr., Genetics, Molecular Biology and Virology, Immunology NMgr., Botanics NMgr.)
0512 Biochemistry (Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Forensic Science and Food Analysis, Natural Substances and Medicines)
0521 Environmental sciences (Environmental protection, Applied Ecology, etc.)
0531 Chemistry (Medical chemistry, In/organic chemistry, Chemistry and physics of materials, Analytical and Forensic Chemistry NMgr.)
0588 Inter-disciplinary programmes and qualifications involving natural sciences, mathematics and statistics (Biomedical technology, Socio-economic demography, etc.)
0711 Chemical engineering and processes (Chemical engineering and bioengineering, Synthesis and production of pharmaceuticals, Chemistry of biomaterials for medical use, Nano and Microtechnology in Chemical Engineering.)
0841 Veterinary (Veterinary hygiene and ecology, Veterinary Medicine Mgr.)
0911 Dental studies (Dentistry and dental hygiene, ad.)
0912 Medicine (General medicine, Paramedic, etc.)
0914 Medical diagnostic and treatment technology (Optics and optometry, Medical bioanalytics, Radiological physics, Laboratory Diagnostics in Healthcare Bc., Medical genetics and molecular diagnostics Bc.)
0915 Therapy and rehabilitation (Physiotherapy, Ergotherapy, Nutritional therapy, etc.)
0916 Pharmacy

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