Faculty of Medicine, Pilsen, Charles University (Dentistry program)

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About
University:

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:

Faculty of Medicine in Pilsen is one of seventeen faculties of reputable Charles University in Prague. Faculty was established on 27th of October 1945 by Decree of president Edvard Beneš. There are plenty of successful metrics, that can be mentioned about this Faculty: there are more than 7800 graduates of faculties (both in Czech and English programme). Foreign students form inportant part of Faculty academic family, their numbers oscilates around 400 during academic year.

Charles university invested money in order to open the University Medical Centre building complex in Pilsen in 2014. The campus includes the Theoretical Institutes’ building, mostly intended for teaching, and the Biomedical Centre – an institute focused on research and development. Biophysics, biology, pharmacology and toxicology, physiology and pathological physiology faculty theoretical institutes have been moved to these new modern teaching spaces.

Recognition in EU and rest of countries :

Degree is fully recognized in European Union countries and in most countries for at least limited registration. Criterias in other than European countries may vary, therefore it recommended to ask governmental bodies about details.

Locality:

Pilsen is a city in western Bohemia in the Czech Republic.[2] About 90 kilometres (56 miles) west of Prague, it is the fourth most populous city in the Czech Republic. In year 2015, it was European capital of culture. Pilsen is very famous thanks to breweries, that are situated in the city. There are Pilsner Urquell (since 1842) and Gambrinus (since 1869) brewed in the city. Pilsen is also sport city, since there are successful footbal and hockey teams.
From the touristic point of view, students may enjoy plenty of different cultural and historical places: Gothic St. Bartholomew’s Cathedral, founded in the late 13th century, whose tower, at 102 metres (335 feet), is the highest in the Czech Republic, the Renaissance Town Hall, and the Moorish Revival Great Synagogue, the second largest synagogue in Europe.

Scholarships offered:

There are various governmental, non-governmental (Proshek-Fulbrightovo scholarship, Jahresstipendien des Freistaates Bayern 2017/18) and faculties programs of scholarships.
Scholarships are awarded for excellent study records: at least 10% of all students are awarded this scholarship. Scholarship is awarded from 2nd year and their grade avarega is among 10% best from all students. Dean decides every year, how much money is awarded for this scholarship.

Accomodation for students:

Every successful applicant will get option to stay at dormitories, where students are housed in double-occupancy rooms. Students will be notified by the Accomodation voucher, which they will receive with their Letter of admission. There are two dormitories available for international students: Kolej Bolevecká (price for a day is 105-140 Kč) and Kolej Šafránkuv pavilon (price for one day is 105-140 Kč).

Study programmes
Dental medicine:

Second option for undergraduate studies is five-year programme Dental Medicine, where graduates are awarded with degree of MDDr. (equivalent to D.M.D).
Structure of education is the same as for General medicine: first two years are dedicated to theoretical fields, such as biology, biophysics, anatomy, physiology, biochemistry and histology. In third and forth year, students spend most of their time with studying clinical subjects, such as Pathological Anatomy, Pathological Physiology, Microbiology and Pharmacology. The last years are then focused on clinical fields and studium end with a graduation cerenomy taking place in astonishing Carolinum Hall in Prague, where graduates receive their diplomas.

Money
Tuition fees:

Dental medicine course is 320 000 CZK for one academic year (that means 2 semesters).

Living costs:

Students pay around 4100 CZK monthly for their accomodation and around 3000 CZK for meals. Study books must be also bought (they are not included in tuition fee). For ten months, the sum is equal to 71000 Kč plus expenses for books or leisure time activities.

Total costs of stay for one studying year:

Total cost for studying one year of program Dentistry is 391 000 Kč (approximately 14455€)

Admission criterias
Admission criterias:

There is need to take an entrance examination test. It consists of multiple choice test in Chemistry, Biology and Physics (requirements are similar to British A-Levels). There are 30 questions from each subject, which means 90 questions in total. Successful candidate need to score at least 45 points from total course as well as 50% from each subject. There is no oral examination.
Fee for an entrance examination is 560 Kč (which is around 20€).
Sylabus for an entrance examination: http://www.lfp.cuni.cz/clanek/253-syllabus-of-entrance-exams.html

Entrance examination

There is need to take an entrance examination test. It consists of multiple choice test in Chemistry, Biology and Physics (requirements are similar to British A-Levels). There are 30 questions from each subject, which means 90 questions in total. Successful candidate need to score at least 45 points from total course as well as 50% from each subject. There is no oral examination.
Fee for an entrance examination is 560 Kč (which is around 20€).
Sylabus for an entrance examination: http://www.lfp.cuni.cz/clanek/253-syllabus-of-entrance-exams.html

Documents needed for an entrance examination:

Documents needed for an entrance examination:
1. Verified copy of secondary school certificate (students who take A-levels, must take 3 subjects: Chemisty, Physics and Biology.
2. completed application form

Dates of entrance examination:

Entrance examination takes place on 7.6.2017 at 9:00 a.m. (Centre of Studies in English, Lidicka 1, 301 66, Pilsen). The final deadline for sending Applications is 20th May 2017.

Documents needed for an enrollment:

Officially translated documents stating that students finished secondary school successfully (secondary school leaving certificate officially translated to Czech Republic)
Recipe for payment of tuition fees to Faculty

Transfers of students

Transfers from another University is possible, but only in exceptional cases, since Faculty of medicine in Pilsen is not very numerous in terms of international students.

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