Faculty Of Medicine, Pilsen, Charles University

About Charles University

Charles University is the oldest and most prestigious university in the Czech Republic. University is well-known around the world since it is founded by a charter issued on 7th of April 1348 by Charles IV. When establishing University, a model of Bolognas and Paris universities was followed. In the beginning, it had 4 faculties: theological, liberal arts, law and medicine. Charles University has been always a centre of Czech intelligence and also centre against suppressing forces in Czech society. Students from Charles university lead demonstration against a totalitarian regime, which ceased to exist in 1989. Nowadays, Charles University is a place with modern university life, involved in plenty of international cooperations and is playing an important role in a broad spectrum of European and global programmes.
There are 17 faculties, 3 university institutes, 6 other units and 5 service facilities at University. In total, there are 8074 employees of University – 4653 people form academic and research staff and 3421 is another staff.
University is ranked in TOP 2% of the approximately 18,000 institutions of higher institutions in the world. According to QS ranking, Charles was 279th best university in the world and according to Academic Ranking of World Universities, it was among 201-300 best universities in the world.

About Faculty of medicine in Pilsen

Faculty of Medicine in Pilsen is one of seventeen faculties of reputable Charles University. The faculty was established on 27th of October 1945 by Decree of president Edvard Beneš. There are plenty of successful metrics, that can be mentioned about this Faculty: there are more than 7800 graduates of faculties (both in Czech and English programme). Foreign students form important part of Faculty academic family, their numbers oscillate around 400 during an academic year.

Charles university invested money in order to open the University Medical Centre building complex in Pilsen in 2014. The campus includes the Theoretical Institutes’ building, mostly intended for teaching, and the Biomedical Centre – an institute focused on research and development. Biophysics, biology, pharmacology and toxicology, physiology and pathological physiology faculty theoretical institutes have been moved to these new modern teaching spaces.

Recognition in EU and Iran

The degree is fully recognized in European Union countries, Iran and in most countries for at least limited registration.

Where is Pilsen located?

Pilsen is a city in western Bohemia in the Czech Republic. About 90 kilometres (56 miles) west of Prague, it is the fourth most populous city in the Czech Republic. In the year 2015, it was European capital of culture. Pilsen is very famous thanks to breweries, that is situated in the city. There are Pilsner Urquell (since 1842) and Gambrinus (since 1869) brewed in the city. Pilsen is also sport city since there are successful football and hockey teams.
From the touristic point of view, students may enjoy plenty of different cultural and historical places: Gothic St. Bartholomew’s Cathedral, founded in the late 13th century, whose tower, at 102 metres (335 feet), is the highest in the Czech Republic, the Renaissance Town Hall, and the Moorish Revival Great Synagogue, the second largest synagogue in Europe.

Accommodation for students In Pilsen

Every successful applicant will get the option to stay at dormitories, where students are housed in double-occupancy rooms. Students will be notified by the Accommodation voucher, which they will receive with their Letter of admission. There are two dormitories available for international students: Kolej Bolevecká (price for a day is 105-140 Kč) and Kolej Šafránkuv pavilion (price for one day is 105-140 Kč).

Current rate is 25Kč / 1 €

STUDY PROGRAMME General medicine

Faculty of Medicine in Pilsen is part of Charles University, the oldest university on the territory of Czech Republic. It offers six-years study programme of General medicine, which is taught in English. Graduates are awarded with degree MUDr. (equivalent to M.D).
Structure of education is the following: the first two years are dedicated to theoretical fields, such as biology, biophysics, anatomy, physiology, biochemistry and histology. In third and forth year, students spend most of their time studying clinical subjects, such as Pathological Anatomy, Pathological Physiology, Microbiology and Pharmacology. The last years are then focused on clinical fields and studium end with a graduation ceremony taking place in astonishing Carolinum Hall in Prague, where graduates receive their diplomas.

STUDY PROGRAMME Dental medicine

The second option for undergraduate studies is five-year programme Dental Medicine, where graduates are awarded withdegree of MDDr. (equivalent to D.M.D).
Structure of education is the same as for General medicine: the first two years are dedicated to theoretical fields, such as biology, biophysics, anatomy, physiology, biochemistry and histology. In third and fourth year, students spend most of their time with studying clinical subjects, such as Pathological Anatomy, Pathological Physiology, Microbiology and Pharmacology. The last years are then focused on clinical fields and studium end with a graduation cerenomy taking place in astonishing Carolinum Hall in Prague, where graduates receive their diplomas.

Tuition fees and related costs in Pilsen

Tuition feesDental medicine course is 320 000 CZK for one academic year (that means 2 semesters). (Exchange rate 25Kč/1€)

Living costsStudents pay around 4100 CZK monthly for their accommodation and around 3000 CZK for meals. Study books must be also bought (they are not included in tuition fee). For ten months, the sum is equal to 71000 Kč plus expenses for books or leisure time activities.

Total costs of stay for one studying year: Total cost for studying one year of program Dentistry is 391 000 Kč (approximately 14455€)

Entrance exam

There is a need to take an entrance examination test. It consists of a multiple choice test in Chemistry, Biology and Physics (requirements are similar to British A-Levels). There are 30 questions from each subject, which means 90 questions in total. A successful candidate needs to score at least 45 points from a total course as well as 50% from each subject. There is no oral examination.
Fee for an entrance examination is 560 Kč (which is around 20€).
Syllabus for an entrance examination: http://www.lfp.cuni.cz/clanek/253-syllabus-of-entrance-exams.html
Documents needed for an entrance examination
Documents needed for an entrance examination:
1. Verified copy of secondary school certificate (students who take A-levels, must take 3 subjects: Chemistry, Physics and Biology.
2. completed application form

Dates of entrance examination

TBA

Documents needed for an enrollment
Officially translated documents stating that students finished secondary school successfully (secondary school leaving certificate officially translated to the Czech Republic)
Recipe for payment of tuition fees to Faculty
TRANSFERS OF STUDENTS

Transfers from another University is possible, but only in exceptional cases, since Faculty of medicine in Pilsen is not very numerous in terms of international students.

Scholarship for 100 international students (deadline 30.6.2024)