Charles University Faculty of Medicine in Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic


Faculty of Medicine in Hradec Kralove


·         Medicine: in English (100 Places)

·         Dentistry: in English (30 Places)

Tuition fees:

·         Medicine: 6 years - 12300€ per year

·         Dentistry: 5 years - 13500€ per year


Application procedure: Foreign students can be admitted into the English programs of the University if they meet the entrance examination requirements. The exam consists of two parts:

1.      written tests (multiple-choice questions) from Biology, Chemistry and either Physics or Mathematics (alternatives, according to individual preference).

2.      a short oral interview oriented towards personality and motivation of the applicant.

Holders of A-level certificates (with grades "A" max. one "B") or equivalents - e.g. IB diploma (with grades 7, 7, 5 or 7, 6, 6) or SAT Subject tests (with total score 2100) in Biology, Chemistry and Physics or Mathematics may be exempted from the entrance examination and can be admitted directly. Applicants who choose to study in English can only benefit from tuition fee places.

Charles University in Prague (also simply Charles University) is the oldest and largest university in the Czech Republic. Founded in 1348, it was the first university in Central Europe, east of France and north of Italy. It is one of the oldest universities in Europe in continuous operation and ranks in the upper 1.5 percent of the world’s best universities. Charles University does not have one joint campus. The academic facilities occupy many locations throughout the city of Prague and three of the faculties are located in other cities (two of them in Hradec Králové, one in Pilsen).

The Faculty of Medicine in Hradec Kralove started its educational activities in November 25, 1945 as the first University Faculty in East Bohemia. The Faculty of Medicine organizes courses in English since 1992. At present about 1400 students studying medicine in Hradec Kralove of which 400 come from abroad. The curriculum of the Czech and English courses parallel and fully compatible with the current international standards (approved by the EU and the US). The clinical instruction takes place in the Faculty Hospital – a complex of 37 clinics and departments with 1500 beds and a staff of 4000 doctors and nurses.

Hradec Králové is a city of the Czech Republic, in the Hradec Králové Region of Bohemia. The city's economy is based on food-processing technology, photochemical, and electronics manufacture. Traditional industries include musical instrument manufacturing – the best known being PETROF pianos. The University of Hradec Králové is located in the city, the University of Defence has its only medical faculty in Hradec Kralove and Charles University in Prague also has its Faculty of Medicine in Hradec Kralove and Faculty of Pharmacy there. The city is situated in the centre of a very fertile region called the Golden Road on the confluence of Elbe and Orlice and contains many buildings of historical and architectural interest. The Cathedral of the Holy Spirit was founded in 1303 by Elizabeth, and the church of St. John, built in 1710, stands on the ruins of the old castle. During the 1920s and 1930s the city grew rapidly thanks to the lucky decision of the heads of the city about developing and planning of the modern city, which contained destroying of the fortress and opening the town for the expansion. During this era were constructed many buildings of modern architecture and Hradec Králové became known as the Salon of the Republic. This was a nickname given to it by citizens who were spellbound by the unique architecture of Josef Gočár and Jan Kotěra, which presents for example the building of East Bohemian Museum.