Faculty of Medicine, Hradec Kralove, Charles University (General Medicine)


Charles university is the oldest and most prestigious university in Czech Republic. University is well-known around the world, since it is founded by a charter issued on 7th of April 1348 by Charles IV. When establishing University, model of Bolognas and Paris universities was followed. In the beginning, it had 4 faculties: theological, liberal arts, law and medicine. Charles university has been always a center of Czech intelligence and also center against supressing forces in Czech society. Students from Charles university lead demonstration against totalitarian regime, which ceased to exist in 1989. Nowadays, Charles university is place with modern unviersity life, involved in plenty of international cooperations and is playing an important role in a broad specrtum of European and global programmes.
There are 17 faculties, 3 university institutes, 6 other units and 5 service facilities at University. In total, there are 8074 employees of University – 4653 people form academic and research staff and 3421 is other staff.
University is ranked in TOP 2% of the approximatelly 18,000 institutions of higher institutions in the world. According to QS ranking, Charles was 279th best university in the world and according to Academic Ranking of World universities, it was among 201-300 best universities in the world.


Faculty of Medicine in Hradec Králové is part of Charles University, which has 5 faculties of Medicine in total. It was established on 25th of November 1945 as the first faculty in East Bohemia. There are three pillars of faculty – education, science and research and foreign relations. There were more 10 000 graduates of Faculty since its establishment. Faculty has more than 1900 students in Bachelor, Magister and Doctoral study programmes.
Faculty of medicine in Hradec Králohe is involved in international cooperation. Besides study staying abroad for up to 2 semesters, students are encouraged to take part in internships offered by international institution IFMSA. Furthermore, Faculty of Medicine has great cooperation with MAYO clinic in Rochester, USA, where students go for their practicals.
Faculty of Medicine in Hradec Králové is one of the best research and educational institution for studying medicine in Czech Republic. There is a great ratio between teachers and students: there are only 3 students assigned to one teacher. Therefore one third of students in Hradec Králové are foreigners.

Recognition in EU and rest of countries :

Degree is automatically recognised in EU and in most country of the world. For more information about specific country, there is a need to consult it with governmental body of concrete state.


Hradec Kralove

Accomodation for students:

Students may go for two types of accomodation – private and public one. Public is represented by dormitory for students (Hostel Palachova or Hostel Na Kotli) and is arranged through the students office). In case of private accomodation, there are plenty of options, such as Hotel Allesandria and others.

Study programmes
General medicine:

Study programme General medicine has 6 years and graduates are awarded with degree of MUDr. (Medicinae Universae Doctor – Doctor of General Medicine, equal to M.D.). It is full-time study programme in English language. Cost for entrance examination is 310.000 CZK for General medicine.
The first block of curriculum is devoted to the basic theoretical subjects and the initial contacts with the patients. The 3rd and 4th years are dedicated to the preclinical disciplines, physical examination in internal medicine and surgery and some clinical disciplines. The other clinical disciplines are scheduled in the 5th study year. The 6th year is organized as a bed-side clinical training in the hospitals in the north-eastern Bohemia. The study programme is finished by the state rigorous examination consisting of 5 subjects (Internal medicine, Surgery, Gynecology and Obstetrics, Pediatrics, Hygiene and Preventive Medicine and Social Medicine).

Number of students accepted each year:

There are 105 students accepted to study programme of General medicine.

Tuition fees:

Cost for programme of General medicine is 310.000 CZK per one academic year.

Admission criterias
Admission criterias:

There are two options how to became student of Faculty of medicine in Hradec Kralove of Charles University.
Fistly, applicants may be accepted automatically (without need to take an entrance examination).
A-levels students: students who took A-levels tests from all of biology, chemistry and physics or mathematics and scored A mark (max. B) will be accepted automatically. Holders of As levels (only EU and EFTA students) may be admitted conditionally in case, that they will submit documents and pay at least half of tuition fees.
Students with IB diploma: Students with IB diploma need to take pass these subjects: biology, chemistry and physics or mathematics. They need to have scores of 7, 7, 5 or 7, 6, 6.
Students who took SAT tests: applicant who took SAT tests need to take Molecular biology, chemistry and physics or mathematics at level 2. There is need to get at least 2100 points.
Second option is, that applicant must take an entrance examination.
Entrance examination exercises basic knowledge of applicant in 3 subjects: chemistry (25 questions), biology (25 questions) and physics or mathematics (10 questions). There is 150 minutes for writing entrance examination. Best applicants will be selected for oral examination, in which personality and motivation of applicant will be interviewed. Tables are not allowed, calculators are allowed.

Entrance examination
Documents needed for an entrance examination:

1. application form
2. verified secondary school certificate (A-levels, International Baccalaureate, SAT Subjects test and equivalents) – documents must be officially verified and by Czech Embassy or Ministry of education.

Documents needed for an enrollment:

After applicant passes an entrance examination there is a need to tell university, whether he/she would like to take study place at university. Futhermore, student must pay deposit of 60 000 CZK

Transfers of students

Transfers from another University is possible, but there are restricted numbers of seats for students.