Faculty of pharmacy, Charles University (Pharmacy)


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.


The Faculty of Pharmacy, located it the town called Hradec Kralove, was established by a government decree in 1969. This Faculty of Pharmacy continues in the old and long-time tradition of the education of pharmacy at Charles University in Prague.

Recognition in EU and rest of countries :

Yes, Degree from Faculty of pharmacy is internationally reconised in European union.


Faculty is located in Hradec Kralove, but is part of Charles University. Hradec Králové, the biggest town in Eastern Bohemia, has about one hundred thousand inhabitants; it is situated about 100 km east of the capital of the country, Prague.

Scholarships offered:

Scholarship in form of reduced tuition fees (20% off) is offered to best students of pharmacy in given studying year.

Accomodation for students:

University provides accommodation to students for price around 150€ per month. For 120€ students can afford 3 meals a day in canteen.

Study programmes

There is 5 years program of Pharmacy offered at Faculty. The concept of the study program corresponds with the contemporary state and standard of pharmaceutical sciences, the needs of the pharmaceutical practice in the pharmacy, clinical pharmacy, pharmaceutical industry and it creates a base for the postgraduate studies and prospective research carrier. The study program complies with the EU directive 2005/36/EC on the higher education of pharmacists and the graduate is qualified to pursue pharmacist´s activities listed in this directive.

Tuition fees:

Tuition fee for one academic year of pharmacy is 180 000 CZK.

Total costs of stay for one studying year:

In addition to the tuition fees, students must pay administrative fee of 2500 CZK.

Entrance examination
Documents needed for an entrance examination:

Secondary School leaving certificate – must be submitted with study reports from each year, with list of subjects completed. Document must be officially validated (either appostilled or superlegalised)
2 passport size photographs
Medical certificate stating good medical state

English certificate (TEOFL or IELTS or equivalent)

Deadline for submitting documents for an entrance examination:

Documents must be submitted to university until end of June.