Verification of Czech Language Skills

The admission procedure for the 2020/2021 academic year for foreigners in the study programmes conducted in Czech will be carried out without the verification of Czech language skills.

Applicants who are applying for the study programmes conducted in Czech who are foreign nationals and who are not native Czech speakers (or, as the case may be, Slovak speakers) do not have to take the entrance examinations. However, after admission to study a programme conducted in Czech, i.e. after the start of the instruction, the language proficiency in the Czech language will be verified. In the event that the student fails to demonstrate a sufficient level of the language proficiency in the Czech language, the student will be in addition registered for a course of Czech Language for International Students.

Verification of Czech Language Skills

Knowledge of the Czech language is NOT required for study programmes taught in English.

Applicants who are applying for full-time or part-time specialisations taught in Czech who are foreign nationals and who are not native Czech speakers (or, as the case may be, Slovak speakers) must prove their language proficiency in the Czech language.

The required level of language competence is the A2 level in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages – the applicant should be able to understand sentences and frequently used expressions relating to areas of most immediate relevance; the applicant should be able to communicate in simple everyday situations that require simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and common matters, and describe their own family, immediate surroundings, and matters of their most pressing needs.

Knowledge of the Czech language may be verified by one of the following ways:

  • by passing an entrance examination at MUP during entrance examinations scheduled for the full-time form of study that focuses on communicative skills; this examination comprises of two parts:
    • listening and understanding (listening to an audio recording)
    • reading comprehension (every-day life in the Czech Republic, e.g. a personal letter, advertisement, description in a tourist guide, etc.)
  • by providing a certified copy of a Certificate of State Language Examination in Czech
  • by providing a certified copy of a Czech Language Certificate issued by the Institute of Language and Preparatory Studies at Charles University in Prague (achieving level B2 with a score of at least 70% )
  • by providing a copy of a B1-level certificate issued by MUP
  • by providing a certified copy of successful completion of secondary level education, Bachelor’s Degree education or Master’s Degree education in the Czech language or in the Slovak language

The Czech language skills shall be tested by a comprehension test. The test shall take 30 minutes (10 minutes listening + 20 minutes reading). The applicants will be asked to fill in the blanks in the text or to answer multiple-choice questions with a single correct answer. In addition, applicants for study of the specialisation of Media Studies will have to complete a short interview (approximately 10 minutes) on a general topic.