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Palacký University


General information about study at the Faculty of Science

In general, the language of instruction is Czech. There is no tuition in the study programmes taught in Czech language. International students willing to study in the Czech language are required to pass an oral and written entrance exam, in which they compete for the enrollment with native Czech students. Fluency in Czech is therefore essential.

Selected study programmes are also offered in English (see the list)

Fields of Study
Faculty prepares specialists in mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, geography, ecology, and teachers for secondary schools. Teacher education study programs are organized as combinations of two disciplines (e.g. mathematics–chemistry, biology-geography).

List of undergraduate study programmes at the faculty (in Czech)
List of doctoral study programmes at the faculty (in Czech)

Type of Study Programmes and Degrees Awarded

  • Bachelor Programmes (standard duration 3 years); awarded degree "bakalář" ("Bachelor") abbreviated as "Bc." (state final examination, bachelor thesis)
  • Master Programmes (standard duration 2 years); awarded degree "magistr" ("Master") abbreviated as "Mgr." (state final examination, master thesis) or the degree "doktor přírodních věd" ("Doctor of Natural Sciences") abbreviated as "RNDr." (additional state rigorous examination)
  • Doctoral Programmes (standard duration 3 years); awarded degree "doktor" ("Doctor") abbreviated as "Ph.D." (state doctoral examination, doctoral thesis defense)

All applicants must take a written entrance examination in main subjects of the chosen study programme.



A limited number of government-to-government scholarships  and scholarships for students from developing countries is available. Enquire at local Czech Embassy in your country or your national ministry of education. Further information can be obtained from the House of International Services of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, Czech Republic.  

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Last update: 26. 03. 2015, Daniel Agnew