Admission of EU/EEA Member States and Switzerland’s students

What

Admission for a bachelor or master course is conditioned by completed secondary education with school-leaving examination passed, and admission for a doctoral course is conditioned by graduation from a master course, or academic degree in the case of art studies. Art studies may also be applied for by graduated from conservatories as higher secondary education schools. Applicants for master course must have duly completed their bachelor or another university course.

Good to know

The proceeding in the case of application for recognition of foreign credentials in the Czech Republic, the “nostrification”, and acknowledgement of study at foreign universities for the purpose of social security and health insurance in the Czech Republic (in Czech): http://www.msmt.cz/vzdelavani/vysoke-skolstvi/ekvivalence-ceskeho-a-zahranicniho-vzdelani

Steps

STEP 1: Foreigners must attach to their application for university studies a document on completion of equivalent secondary education. To be usable in the Czech Republic the document on completed education must be provided with super-legalisation by the embassy of the Czech Republic accredited for the country issuing the certificate. This liability is based on Section 52 of Act no 97/1963 Coll., on international private and process law, as amended. The super-legalisation requirement does not apply to countries with the relevant bilateral agreement executed with the Czech Republic or signatories of the Haag Convention on cancellation of the requirement for legalisation of foreign documents. The relevant authority and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the respective country legalises the document and the Embassy of the Czech Republic subsequently provides the super-legalisation. The list of the embassies is available on the web site of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Ministerstvo zahraničních věcí) (in Czech and English): www.mzv.cz

If the state issuing the document is a party to the Haag Convention then the final legalisation of the document is provided by Apostille signed by the relevant authority of that state. (www.hcch.net).

Signatories of the Haag convention include but are not limited to Albania, Australia, Belgium, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, France, Croatia, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Germany, United States of America, Spain, Sweden and Great Britain. The complete list of signatories of the Haag convention is available on (in Czech):  www.justice.cz (Legalisation of documents for their use abroad).

Bilateral agreements on mutual recognition of education credentials have also been signed between the Czech Republic and Hungary, Poland, Slovenia and Germany. Holders of  Hungarian, Polish, Slovenian or German credentials to which the above mentioned agreements apply may submit them without administrative legalisation (original with authorised translation) for the purpose of application for university study (in Czech): http://www.msmt.cz/mezinarodni-vztahy/a-postup-podle-ekvivalencnich-dohod-madarsko-polsko?lang=1

STEP 2: Entrance proceeding is commenced by delivery of an application for university study to the faculty providing the selected course. The application must include the name(s) and surname of the applicant, his/her birth certificate number, if any, and address of permanent residence in/outside the Czech Republic. Foreign applicants must enter their birth date, gender, place of residence in the Czech Republic and nationality/citizenship. The applicant alone is party to the entrance proceeding.

STEP 3: The university or faculty publishes the report on the progress of the entrance examinations and the decision about admitting/rejecting the applicant in 15 days after their completion. The applicant receiving a positive notice of admission is entitled to be enrolled for the study. The applicants are enrolled on dates published by the university or faculty.

Where

Enrolment proceeding takes place at the university or faculty providing the selected course.

Praha 1, Czech Republic

Ministerstvo školství, mládeže a tělovýchovy (Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports)

Karmelitská 7

118 12 Praha 1