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.
Second Faculty of medicine is part of 17 faculties of Charles University. Second Faculty of Medicine is settled in the biggest hospital in the Czech republic, where students go for practical classes and clinicals. Facutly has very good reputation not only among Czech/Slovak students, but also among international students.
Diploma from the Second Faculty of Medicine is internationally recognised in European union thanks to the Bologna process. The Faculty is listed on FAIMER list and is GMC accredited.
The Second Facutly of Medicine is located in Prague, capital of Czech Republic. Prague is listed on UNESCO list and called also city of 100 towers. River of Vltava flows through Prague. City of Prague played important role in history of Central Europe for ages. Nowadays it attracts not only plenty of students, but also millions of tourists. Here is the list of touristic attractions one should not miss: Old Town = Staré Město, New Town = Nové Město, Charles Bridge = Karlův most, Prague Castle = Pražský Hrad, Wenceslas Square = Václavské náměstí, Old Town Square = Staroměstské náměstí, Lesser Town/Lesser Quarter = Malá Strana, National Theatre = Národní divadlo. In 1992 the historical centre of Prague, all 866 hectares, was listed in the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage Register.
There are following scholarships offered for International students:
a) Best International Medical Student Award – This award is granted to those students of 2nd to 6th studying year, that will demonstrate exceptional results. The Students percentage from the whole of studies must be among 95 – 100 percentile from students in English programme, among 90-100 percentile from students from the given programme and during the studies, student has succesfully completed most of the required exam at 2nd Faculty of Medicine of Charles University. This scholarship is 142500 Kč in given academic year.
b) Dean´s Provision no. 2/2009 – Top 10% of students will receive special reduction of their scholarship, that must be paid. Students must be placed among TOP 10% (according to percentile, which is calculated to the average academic result for the enrire length of study). This reduction of fee cannot be combined with Best International Student Award.
Students are offered place at dormitories – they are usually accommodated in Kajetanka, Komenskeho or Hvezda dormitories, all of which are very close to the faculty. Rent is 5600 Kč (comparable to 200€) per month.
Following programs are offered for international students at the Second faculty of medicine: General medicine in English and Dental medicine in English.
There are two options how to be accepted to Second Faculty of Medicine of Charles university:
a) SAT tests – you can take standardised SAT test in your country and meet a criteria. In this case, applicate must take all 3 subjects: Physics, Molecular Biology and Chemistry. Deadline of submission is 30. June 2016. In 2016 there was need to score at least 1850 points.
b) Entrance examination – it is necessary to come to Czech Republic, sit written and oral examination in one day. There is no fee for entrance examination at Second faculty of medicine. Applicants take written multiple choice test and interview. There are 4 areas from which applicants take test: biology, physics, chemistry and logic (4×15 questions), which corresponds with curiculum from secondary school. Best students will be invited for oral examination – 2 questions need to be answered – maximum of 60 points might be awarded.
a) SAT: application form filled in (1), English certified copy of secondary school certificate on the date of the entrance examination (2)
b) Entrance examination: application form filled in (1), English certified copy of secondary school certificate (2), brief CV (3)