How to apply for entrance exam
The completed application form with all the required documents must be sent before the deadline stated below. Only participants registered before the deadline will be allowed to sit the entrance exam.
You can apply only once per academic year.
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The electronic application
The electronic application is valid only after being saved and sent electronically with attached brief CV (in pdf, doc or rtf formats).
- English certified copy of secondary school certificate will be required on the date of the entrance exam. Anyone who will not have this certificate by the time of the entrance exam will have to provide the certificate to the date of the enrolment at the latest. The certificates must be assessed by the Faculty, for more information, please, click on the following link: Assessment of foreign secondary and tertiary education in the admissions procedure of Charles University.
- Doctor's Certificate is not required.
Dates & deadlines
Dates of entrance exams and deadlines for registration
|Regular date of entrance exam||Deadline for registration|
|22 May 2019||30 April 2019|
|Alternative date of entrance exam||Deadline for registration|
|20 June 2019||30 April 2019|
Please, note that you can attend the alternative date only in case of serious health or personal problems that must be duly documented. You can ask for the alternative date via email sending fulfilled application form together with a document confirming why you cannot participate the entrance examination in the regular date. Please, send all documents to before the established deadline.
Course of the entrance exam
The entrance exam will take place on specified date at Second Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, in Prague, Czech Republic. Additionally, it takes place in selected locations abroad in cooperation with a rectruictment agents.
The entrance exam consists of two parts: A written multiple-choice test and an interview.
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First part: A multiple-response test
Applicants take a written multiple-response test in Biology, Physics, Chemistry and Logic (4 x 15 questions) corresponding to standard secondary school curricula. The entrance exam topics and examples of the questions are available on our web site. Applicants have 75 minutes to complete the test. Each question is presented with four possible answers. Four points are awarded if all correct answers to the question are selected and all incorrect answers remain unselected. No points are awarded if there is a discrepancy between the final selection and the correct answer. The total number of points that can be acquired for the written test is 240. Completed written tests are marked anonymously.
Second part: An interview
Applicants with the best written test results are subsequently invited for the interview. Examination committees consist of three Faculty members. Successful applicants are expected to demonstrate their interest in the field of study, their ability to discuss medicine-related topics, and they should be able to defend their opinions. Applicants randomly draw two discussion questions/topics for which up to 60 points can be obtained.
The ranking (based on the total sum of points for the written test and the interview) obtained during the entrance exams is the only decisive factor for admission to medical studies. The final results are announced at the end of the entrance exam day.
Big Hall (Second Faculty of Medicine,
Invitation, division into groups
Instructions to the written test
Written test (in total 75 minutes)
|Break (computerized processing of the tests)|
|Big Hall||Allocation to committees|
Announcement of final results
and closing of entrance examination
|Instruction and enrolment for admitted applicants|
The number of students admitted for study
The applicants with the highest scores are admitted for studies. According to the capacity of the Faculty, the total number of admitted applicants (maximum 90) and the corresponding minimum score limit are set. The applicants with the total score at or above the minimum score limit are accepted. Dean of the Faculty may review the acceptance/non-acceptance decision and accept additional applicants.
Housing during the entrance exam
Please remember, we are not able to arrange an accommodation for the applicants coming for the entrance exam. For your information, here is the list of hotels located close to the Second Faculty of Medicine.
It is also possible to book accommodation at one of low-price student dormitories through the headquarters of the Halls of Residence (; kam.cuni.cz). Recommended dormitories are Kajetánka and Komenského.
What to do after your admission