The one-year course prepares students who have already received a university degree in their country and would like to continue in a doctoral programme at a university in the Czech Republic to be awarded, after successful completion, the title of Ph.D. The course is open to students who have been granted a scholarship by the Czech Republic government and self-paying students. Information regarding scholarships and necessary documents and other requirements may be obtained at authorized representatives of the Czech Republic (at your local Czech Embassy or Consulate).
- A title for the project on which you would like to work - Declaration of Specialization - Submission of a copy of your university diploma and exam results - All documents must be in Czech or English up
The preparatory course is divided into two semesters. The winter semester begins approximately mid-September with a two-week intensive course of Czech. The lessons are assigned to students according to the date of their arrival. In October students are split into different classes according to their specialization. During the winter semester, Czech language classes focus primarily on acquiring knowledge of basic grammar rules as well as the four language skills (reading, writing, speaking and listening) as required by the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). Curriculum is supplemented with English language lessons. The winter semester ends at the end of January. The first semester ends with Czech language semester exams. The summer semester starts at the beginning of February and lasts till the end of May. During this second semester, the majority of time is also spent on the Czech language, studying in greater depth the already acquired lexico-grammatical skills of the first semester, as well as focusing on specialized terminology according to the student's study field, academic writing and expression in speech, and sociolinguistic competence. Czech classes are supplemented with lessons of English. At this time, students are already in contact with the universities (counselors, student affairs, faculty departments, professors, etc.) and will be getting ready for their entrance examinations alone or under the guidance of a university counselor. These counselors will provide information to the students regarding the exact requirements for entrance exams and, if necessary, assist students with further issues. Requirements for successful completion of the study programme are similar to those of the winter semester. Those students who successfully complete the programme will receive a certificate.