Information about the entrance examination 2023/2024
The entrance exam will take place on specified dates at the Second Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, in Prague, Czech Republic. Additionally, it takes place in selected locations abroad. The entrance examination will be handled distantly if there is an unstable epidemic situation.
How to apply for the entrance exam and electronic application
The application form has to be filled in, finalized, and electronically sent before the scheduled deadline below.
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Dates & deadlines
Dates of entrance exams and deadlines for registration
|Regular date of entrance exam||Deadline for registration|
|31 May 2023||30 April 2023|
|Alternative date of entrance exam||Deadline for registration|
|27June 2023||30 April 2023|
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 apply for the alternative date via email by sending a fulfilled application form together with a document confirming why you cannot participate in the entrance examination on the regular date. Please, send all documents to the admission coordinator (email@example.com) before 31 May 2023.
There is an administration fee for the electronic application in the amount of 830 CZK.
Information about the admission procedure
The entrance examination consists of two parts: A written multiple-choice test and an interview.
Applicants take a written multiple-choice test in Biology, Physics, Chemistry (3 x 20 questions) and logic (15 questions) corresponding to standard secondary school curricula. The entrance exam topics and examples of the questions are available on our website. Applicants have 90 minutes to complete the test. Each question in Biology, Physics and Chemistry is presented with four possible answers, unlike Logic which has only one correct answer. Three 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 225. Completed written tests are marked anonymously.
Applicants with the best-written test results according to the dean’s decision 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.
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The number of admitted students
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 a total score at or above the minimum score limit are accepted. The Dean of the Faculty may review the acceptance/non-acceptance decision and accept additional applicants.
After successful admission to the Faculty
We will require from you necessary documents for the assessment process of the Secondary School Education
- English or Czech certified copy of secondary school diploma/certificate should be submitted within the online application before 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 enrolment at the latest (the deadline for providing necessary documents to the Faculty is 31 August 2023). 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. Keep in mind that if you need legalization (super-legalization or apostille) of your diploma/certificate then this process can be done only in the country which issued the document. The Faculty needs to receive a notarized copy of your documents. Basic copies or PDFs are not accepted for the process. A fee for the assessment process is established in the amount of 880 CZK.
- A doctor's certificate is not required.
Information about graduate employment:
Our educational tradition, along with academic excellence and our commitment to preparing students for a successful career in primary care or subsequent fellowship training, makes the Second Faculty of Medicine an outstanding choice for your medical studies. Graduates are awarded the degree ‘Doctor of General Medicine’ (MUDr.).
What to do after your admission