Third Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, Prague (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.


The teaching basis of the 3. LF includes the Faculty Hospital Královské Vinohrady, Psychiatric Centre Praha, Hospital Na Bulovce, Thomayer Hospital, Institute for Mother and Child Care, Hospital Na Homolce, Central Military Hospital and The National Institute of Public Health. Prominent experts of the Czech Academy of Sciences and Institute of Clinical and Experimental Medicine also participate in the teaching.

The Third Faculty of Medicine has high percentage of international students.

Recognition in EU and rest of countries :

Degree from the Third Faculty of Medicine is internationally recognised in European Union. The Faculty is placed on FAIMER list of educational institution.


Prague is the capital of Czech Republic and one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
It is also 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.

Accomodation for students:

Students may arrange acommodation at dormitories for around 250€, but places are limited. Second option is to arrange their own accomodation at private flats (which is around 300€ a month).

Study programmes
General medicine:

General medicine at Third Faculty of Medicine at Charles University in Prague is undergraduate full-time study programme, that takes 6 years. Graduates are awarded with degree MUDr. (Medicinae Universae Doctor). Tuition fee for one study year is 330.000 CZK and is payable until end of August.

English program is offered from academic year 1991/1992.
The 3rd Faculty of Medicine conferred its teaching degrees to many outstanding personalities: Prof. Zdeněk Neubauer in biology, Doc. Ivan M. Havel in artificial intelligence, and Prof. Luboslav Stárka in endocrinology. At the same time, several dozens of lectures by well–known foreign specialists took place on the precincts of the Faculty: the Nobel Prize winner in neurophysiology Prof. J. Eccles, famous specialist in psychiatry Prof. P. Grof, and daseins-analytic Prof. Condrau. As proposed by the Scientific Council of Faculty, Sir Karl Raimund Popper (1902–1996), epistemologist, open society proponent, one of the greatest philosophers of the twentieth century, was awarded the degree of doctor honoris causa in medicine on 25 May 1994.

Semester is divided into 5 week modules. Students go to hospitals in the second month of their studies.

Tuition fees:

Tuition fee for one study year is 330.000 CZK /around 12 200€) and is payable until end of August.

Living costs:

Living costs for Prague are higher in comparison with other cities in Czech Republic. Minumum living costs are around 300€ per month, more realistic estimation is 500€ per month (11 EUR/ month is public transportation, meals in canteens start from 3 5 EUR per meal, accommodation starts from 150-200€ per month).

Total costs of stay for one studying year:

Estimated costs for one year of studying at the Third Faculty of medicine is 17200€.

Admission criterias
Admission criterias:

There are two options to be accepted to Third Faculty of Medicine – a) direct acceptance for those, whose marks from high-school were excellent or b) passing an entrance examination

Direct acceptance: a) There is option for up to 25 students to be accepted automatically.
Students who took A-level examination, need to score at least A, A, B in chemistry, biology and physics or mathematics. Second option is for students, who studied International Baccalaureate in Area 4 (Experimental Sciences) with Chemistry, Biology and Physics or Mathematics all in Higher level. They must score: at least 19 points. Third option are SAT scores – here students must score at least 85-90% overall. Forthly, if students are from Germany, they can apply thanks to their secondary school results – average grade from their complete studium is at least 1,30 and better.

Entrance examination

If student is not admitted with regards to his / her results from high school, there is need to take an entrance examination, to show good command of English language and high motivation to study medicine.
Entrance examination consists of multiple-choice test with 30 questions from each subject (Biology and Chemistry) and one from Physics or Mathematis. If an applicant passes an entrance examination, he/she can takes part in oral interview. Interview is about unfamiliar section of a scientific article and conversation focused on motivation and general knowledge of a student.
Range of topics:

Documents needed for an entrance examination:

1. Application form
2. Verified copy of high school leaving certificate with an Appostille
3. Photocopy of the 1st page of passport
4. Two-passport-size photographs
5. Admission fee of 20€ (non-refundable)

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