Entrance Examination

Entrance examinations take place in the form of an interview in front of examination committees, which are usually appointed by the dean of the faculty from among the members of the relevant OR on the proposal of the chairman of the subject council. The chairman of the commission is usually the chairman of the OR. Part of the entrance exam is also a discussion of the proposed dissertation project and the conditions enabling its solution. The participation of the prospective supervisor during the entrance exam interview is recommended.

Invitation to an interview

We will send you the invitation electronically via the Study Information System (SIS) well in advance of the interview, no later than 14 days before the published date. In the case of an alternative date, this period can be shortened accordingly. After logging in to the SIS (under the My Applications icon), you can track the saving of the application and the invitation to the date of the entrance exam. You will receive the password after submitting the application.

Appointment interview dates

The regular date for admission interviews is set in the period between 1 June 2024 and 30 June 2024. Please note you have to sit the entrance exam in person. The participation of the prospective supervisor during the entrance exam interview is recommended.


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Anatomy, Histology and Embryology 

prof. MUDr. Mgr. Zbyněk Tonar, Ph.D.

5. 6. 2024 19. 6 .2024
P0512D350004 Biochemistry and Patobiochemistry
prof. MUDr. Zdeněk Kleibl, Ph.D.

3. 6. 2024

8. 7. 2024
P0511D350003 Cell Biology and Pathology
doc. MUDr. Tomáš Kučera, Ph.D.
20. 6. 2024 27. 6. 2024
P0988D350008 Biomedicinal Informatics
prof. MUDr. Štěpán Svačina, DrSc., MBA

6. 6. 2024

20. 6. 2024
P0912D350050 Experimental Surgery
prof. MUDr. Zdeněk Krška, DrSc.
13. 6. 2024 26. 6. 2024


Experimental and Clinical Oncology

prof. MUDr. Miroslav Zavoral, Ph.D.

6. 6. 2024 20. 6. 2024
P0916D350002 Pharmacology and toxicology
prof. MUDr. Ondřej Slanař, Ph.D.
4. 6. 2024 25. 6. 2024
P0912D350070 Human physiology and patophysiology
prof. MUDr. Otomar Kittnar, CSc., MBA
3. 6. 2024 17. 6. 2024
P0511D030041 Immunology
doc. RNDr. Magdaléna Krulová, Ph.D.
11. - 13. 6. 2024 24. 6. 2024
Cardiovascular Science
5. 6. 2024 19. 6. 2024
P0915D360002 Kineziology and Rehabilitation
prof. MUDr. Alena Kobesová, Ph.D.
3. 6. 2024 11. 6. 2024
P0912D110002 Medical Biophysics
prof. MUDr. RNDr. Jiří Beneš, CSc.
11. 6. 2024 25. 6. 2024
P0511D030030 Microbiology
doc. RNDr. Radovan Fišer, Ph.D.
11. 6. 2024 18. 6. 2024
P0511D030040 Molecular and Cellular Biology, Genetics and Virology
doc. RNDr. Dana Holá, Ph.D.
10. 6. 2024 25. 6. 2024
P0912D350105 Neurosciences
prof. MUDr. Jan Laczó, Ph.D.
10. 6. 2024 24. 6. 2024
P0912D350068 Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology
doc. MUDr. Jan Polák, Ph.D.
11. 6. 2024 25. 6. 2024
P0914D350006 Imaging Methods in Medicine
doc. MUDr. Andrea Burgetová, Ph.D., MBA

11. 6. 2024

18. 6 .2024

Entrance exam description & assessment
  1. You will take the entrance exam in front of the committee of the relevant subject-area board. The entrance exam is single-round and consists of one or more parts. Detailed specifications are given for individual programs. In accordance with the accreditation of the program, the entrance exam is taken in the Czech language, or in a world language in accordance with professional requirements (the admissions committee may request that a part of the professional interview be conducted in the relevant language).
  2. The entrance exam takes place in the form of an oral interview on the topic of the selected dissertation research project. Foreign students applying to the program in Czech must demonstrate sufficient knowledge of the Czech language by taking an entrance exam held in Czech (Slovak applicants may answer in Slovak). The admissions committee evaluates applicants' readiness for independent scientific work in the chosen field and their ability to work with specialized foreign literature.
  3. For admission to the doctoral study program, a more specific idea of the content of the study in the appendix of the application, including the expected training workplace, or the proposed supervisor, is also considered an additional bonus.
  4. All materials that you bring to the exam in accordance with professional requirements and which are subjected to assessment are included in the file and are not returned to the applicant. Materials submitted for review only are returned.
  5. The admission committee evaluates the admission procedure by one of the two decisions: "accepted" - "not accepted".

In accordance with the Admission Procedure Rules for Applicants, the Faculty may also deliver notification of the outcome of the admission procedure via the university's electronic information system. 

Recommended literature

The literature is recommended by individual subject-area board. They follow the focus of the expected dissertation and the field in which the work will be carried out.

Access to the files

After notification of the dean's decision on the outcome of the admission procedure, the applicant has the right to consult his/her materials from the admission procedure (see Section 38 of the Administrative Code). The dean determines the organisational and administrative conditions for consultation by his/her measure.

Appeals against a decision not to admit an applicant to study

Appeals against a decision of non-admission can only be filed after receiving a written decision of non-admission. It is not possible to appeal against a decision that the applicant has not yet received in written form by post, even though they already know the result of the entrance exam published via SIS. The decision includes a “Notice” which points out the formal requirements of the appeal, i.e. what all the appeals must contain. The purpose of the appeal procedure is to check whether the admission procedure was conducted in accordance with the Higher Education Act and the internal regulations of Charles University and Second Faculty of Medicine. This means that it is only possible to appeal against a decision that was issued as an outcome of violation of these regulations, within 30 days from the date of the decision's delivery. The appeal is addressed to the dean. The Rector is the appeal body. Please note that there are no places reserved for successful applicants against non-admission. The Rector can change the contested decision and accept the applicant only if the dean's decision or the procedure that preceded its issue suffers from a defect that makes it unlawful. We recommend that applicants consider before filing an appeal whether the reasons given correspond to the reasons why the dean's decision can be changed. Such reasons typically do not include a great interest in studying, obtaining a number of points close to or close to the specified point limit for admission, family tradition in the field, or the fact that some of the admitted applicants do not enrol to study. These facts alone cannot lead to a change in the dean’s decision.

If the applicant does not state any grounds of appeal, the dean will then ask him/her to state them and the appeal procedure will be extended accordingly. If the applicant's agent make an appeal on behalf of the applicant, the applicant or agent must prove power of attorney, otherwise his appeal will be rejected for inadmissibility.

An appeal cannot be filed electronically. In the appeal, it is also necessary to indicate the reference number under which the decision not to accept was issued. The form for filing an appeal can be downloaded here.

Conditions for admission in the academic year 2024/2025

The scores of the oral examinations are revealed to the applicant immediately after the examination by the examination committee and are also published in the SIS. The outcome of the entrance exam is decided by the dean of the faculty. The applicant receives a decision on (non-)admission to study within 30 days of the entrance examination. The faculty does not send a decision on admission to study by post. The decision is delivered electronically via the SIS if the applicant has given his/her consent in advance on the application form. If the applicant learns in the SIS that he/she has failed the entrance examination, the faculty sends him/her by post to the contact address indicated in the application form the dean's decision not to admit him/her to study. Each applicant can find information on admission/non-admission in the SIS (under the icon My Applications) for all submitted applications, after logging in under the same e-mail address and password as he/she used when creating his/her online application

If the result is accepted on the condition of proof of prior education, this means that the applicant with his or her point score has made it into the group of admitted applicants, but in order to be actually admitted to study, he/she must provide proof of his/her prior education. Admitted applicants will receive a certificate of study in person at the registration.

You receive a decision on admission to study if:

  1. You have submitted the application with all required attachments in electronic form (via the university's online application, not by email) by the end of the application deadline.
  2. You have sent a certified copy of proof of your prior education (Master's degree or equivalent) in paper form by post to the Department of Ph.D. Study by the end of the application deadline (the date of the stamp on the envelope decides). Applications submitted only in electronic form will not be accepted.
  3. You have paid the fee for actions related to the admission procedure in the amount of CZK 780 by the end of the application deadline.
  4. You have successfully completed the entrance exams before the committee of the relevant subject-area board.
  5. You have properly completed your studies in a master's degree program, provided an officially certified copy of your university diploma and an addendum to the diploma or a certificate of recognition of your foreign university education by 30 September 2024.

The admissions procedure for the Second Faculty of Law of the UK is conducted in accordance with the Rules of the Admissions Procedure for Applicants and the Schedule of the Admissions Procedures of the UK (Code of study and examination, Schedule of the admissions procedure for the academic year 2023/2024).

Enrollment for the first year

An applicant who has passed the entrance examination successfully attends the study enrolment deadline. For enrollment, he/she first submits proof of previous education if he/she has not yet done so. On the basis of these documents, the applicant will be enrolled in the study. Until the applicant submits these documents, he/she cannot be admitted to study. In justified cases, the dean of the faculty may allow an alternative date for enrolment in study. If the applicant gives his/her consent in the application for study, the decision on admission to study may be sent to him/her electronically via SIS if he/she has provided evidence of previous education.

An applicant who receives any of the above documents after the specified date for enrolment in the study will attend the enrolment deadline by an alternative date, but no later than 22 October 2024 (applies especially to applicants for nostrification).

The enrollment is scheduled on the 19th of September 2024 (regular date) and the 26th of September (additional date). Please note that the information about enrollment will be received in advance by e-mail during August and will also be published here.

Last update: 30. 4. 2024 / Mgr. Petr Andreas, Ph.D.