Located in: Czechia
Charles University is one of the largest and oldest universities in Europe. It has 17 faculties, 6 of which are devoted to medicine. They are located in Pilsen, Prague, and Hradec Kralove. The Faculty of Medicine in Pilsen offers international students the opportunity to study dentistry and medicine in English.
Pilsen has a population of more than 175,000 inhabitants which ranks it as the 4th most populated city in the Czech Republic. Its worldwide fame comes from the Pilsner beer. It was first created here in 1842 by the Bavarian brewer - Josef Groll. The city of Pilsen offers a large variety of tourist and historical attractions like a gothic cathedral, town halls, and historic tunnels.
Like every other European university, this faculty offers a high-quality M.D. course with a duration of 6 years and dentistry for 5 years. The preclinical years are mostly devoted to the theoretical subjects related to the basics of biology and chemistry.
The Faculty has taken care to provide its students with simulators and cooperating teaching clinics and hospitals for the practical lessons during the clinical years. To become a doctor, it is essential to know not only how to treat but also how to communicate with patients. Not only Charles University, but all the medical universities around the Czech Republic invest and work on providing the best possible education for their future doctors.
The tuition fees at the Faculty of Medicine in Pilsen are as follows:
Applying for this university requires an entrance exam. It consists of 75 multiple-choice questions on the basics of Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. There are 25 questions for each subject. If you fail the exam, you are not allowed to retake it in the same academic year.
The other requirement for application is to own a secondary school leaving certificate.
The faculty offers student housing in 3 dormitory buildings located close to the campus. The building consists of double, triple and quadruple rooms. They are fully furnished with desks, chairs, beds, a heating system and sheets. There are vending machines for coffee, tea, and snacks on the first floor of each building. The average monthly price is around €300.
The rooms in the Heyrovskeho residence have a refrigerator. Each floor offers a shared kitchen with microwaves, ovens, and cookers. Types of rooms are double and triple.
Bolevecka residence offers accommodation in cubicles with an en suite bathroom. They are equipped with a fridge and a two-ring cooker.
Safrankuv pavilion housing consists of double and triple rooms. Each floor has shared bathrooms and toilet facilities as well as fully-equipped kitchens.
A one-bedroom apartment in Pilsen costs around €400 per month. For living expenses, you will need around €600 more monthly.
Receiving a diploma from Charles University allows you to start practising or continue your study everywhere around Europe and the world.
The faculty is accredited by the World Health Organisation and is listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools.
The teaching period for the first semester is between 01 October and 22 January. After the classes finish, the examination session starts and continues until the end of February.
The summer semester starts at the beginning of March and finishes at the beginning of June. The examination period is from the first week of June until mid-July.