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First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University

Charles University is the oldest and largest university in the Czech Republic. Founded in 1348, it was the first university in Central Europe. It is one of the oldest universities in Europe in continuous operation, and among the leading universities in Europe, ranking among the upper 1.5 percent of the world’s best universities.

Key Facts

  • Prague was the sixth most visited city in Europe in 2011.
  • Prague’s historic city centre is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
  • Prague is a home away from home for UK students, with Tesco and Marks & Spencer stores within a few minutes’ walk of the university.
  • Prague, for a while, was capital of the Holy Roman Empire.
  • Prague is frequently referred to as the ‘Paris of Eastern Europe’.

The First Faculty consists of around 80 institutions and departments and a teaching hospital with more than 3,000 beds. The teaching staff consists of over 500 people, including over 50 professors, over 120 associate professors and more than 400 assistant professors and instructors.

Prague is the capital city of the Czech Republic and is a modern European metropolis full of energy, music and art. Its stunning architecture and rich cultural and historical heritage draws millions of tourists every year. It has a highly developed infrastructure and a large variety of attractions to cater to their needs. In addition to Prague’s picturesque sights, visitors will feel quite at home as it is easy to get around with an affordable and efficient public transport system. It has a large student population because of the many educational institutions located in Prague.

Life at Charles University

Societies and Associations are available, such as UAEM – Universities Allied for Essential Medicines. This is a multidisciplinary international student organisation that works to improve access to essential medicines and ensures research into diseases affecting people in developing countries.

Courses Taught in English

Start Date: 1 October 2018 (enrolment 1 week prior), Full time course

Dentistry (MDDr)     (5 years)        360 000 CZK (first year)

Medicine  (MUDr)    (6 years)        360 000 CZK (first year)

Additional Fees:

  • £275 registration/exam fee
  • 600 CZK application fee

(See separate fees list for full schedule of fees)

Entrance Requirements

Students are accepted upon successfully completing an entrance exam and interview.  To be able to sit the entrance examination students should have completed 3 A Levels (or equivalent) and should have or be predicted minimum 3 grade C’s or above. Two of these A Levels must be Chemistry and Biology. Candidates should also have AS Level Maths or Physics. For those who do not meet this criteria the Medical Foundation year is available. If unsure that you meet the requirement please contact us to check.

Entrance Exam

Medicine/Dentistry
There are three separate papers in the entrance exam; Chemistry, Biology and either Physics or Maths. The pass mark is an overall mark of 80%.

Exam Dates
7th April (Malvern)
8th April (London)
4th June (Prague)
30th June (Malvern)

Preparation Course
Directly before each exam we run a one week preparation course to help with the exam and interview. We also run weekend revision courses for single subjects. See above for details.

Application Procedure

Complete our EMUCAS application form and return with supporting documents listed on the front page of the application.