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Часто задаваемые вопросы

  • How does admission work?
    💡 Admission to the program for applicants who have successfully passed the entrance exams will take place individually by prior arrangement with a university staff member via email: Šárka Hovorková, email: sarka.hovorkova@ff.cuni.cz. If you cannot attend the admission process in person, we recommend admission by proxy – those who admit a student on their behalf must bring, in addition to the documents listed, a completed and signed proxy form (editable proxy form available at the link). Notarization of such proxies is not required! The list of documents required for admission is specified at the link.
  • Can I transfer to Charles University's master program if I am enrolled in a master program at another university? Or, for example, transfer from one master program to another?
    ✔️ Yes, it is possible. Admission to another master's program or to another university is only possible based on entrance exams. You need to submit an application on time and successfully pass the admission process.
  • What are the study hours for master's students? Can I combine master's studies with work?
    ⏰ 🕓 Classes may take place from Monday to Friday. However, the number of classes is designed to allow students to combine their studies with part-time work. Most students at the faculty work part-time, and the study plan is advisory in nature, allowing students to create their own individual schedules to balance their academic and professional commitments.
  • Can I combine «Russian studies» with other educational programs?
    🚫 No, the program «Russian studies» cannot be combined with other master's programs.
  • Is it possible to study remotely?
    🚫 No, this is an on-campus program.
  • How does the credit system work?
    Each course you take is evaluated in credits, and your task is to accumulate 120 credits over the 2 years of study required to be eligible for the final part of the state graduation exam. Compulsory Courses: Each compulsory course is worth 6 credits. There are 8 mandatory courses, totaling 48 credits. Elective Courses: In addition to the compulsory courses, you need to accumulate 15 credits in each of the 4 blocks of elective courses. On average, each elective course is worth 5 credits. For the subjects taught directly in the master’s program, you should earn at least: 48 credits from compulsory courses 60 credits from elective courses This totals 108 credits, which constitutes 90% of the 120 credits required. The remaining 12 credits can be earned at your discretion from any open programs at Charles University, in any number of hours, to achieve the required minimum of 120 credits by the end of your studies. The order in which you take individual subjects is not regulated and is determined independently by each student.
  • What is the passing score for admission?
    💡 The maximum score for the entrance exam is 100 points. The passing score, which is always at least 50 points, is not predetermined and may vary depending on the number of applications and the grades of the entrance exam participants. We recommend reviewing the list of exam questions and the recommended literature here.
  • Is there a separate competition for people with disabilities or orphans?
    💡 No, there is no separate competition, but individual conditions or modifications to the entrance exams can be arranged with the relevant dean's office department. For more information and contacts, please refer to the provided at the link.
  • Can I take entrance exams remotely?
    💡 Entrance exams can be taken in person or online. For valid and documented reasons, the online form of the exam in the second round of applications for the 2024/2026 period can be requested through the information system no later than August 13, 2024.
  • What should I do if I cannot take the entrance exams on the scheduled day? Is there a backup day?
    We have opened a second round of applications for an additional 10 places in our master's program "Russian Studies." In the second round: 🔵 Applications for admission are accepted until August 12; 🔵 Applications for the remote form of the exam can be submitted until August 13; 🔵 Entrance exams will be held on August 29 and additionally on September 4. You can apply through the electronic system after receiving the invitation to the exams (detailed information on the application deadlines and alternative exam days will be provided with the invitation). General information is available here (section 3.5).
  • Is an international language certificate or an internal qualification exam in English or Czech required?
    🔤 Knowledge of Czech is not required. Students can also attend courses of Czech, English, Russian, German, and other languages for free. A certificate confirming proficiency in English is not required, but you must demonstrate language proficiency at the B2 level at the entrance exam in the form of a free conversation about your motivation to study.
  • How do I pay tuition fees, and is installment payment available?
    💰 If a student is accepted and enrolled, they will receive a decision at the end of September or October regarding the payment of 140,000 CZK for the current academic year. Payment is expected within 15 days after the decision becomes legally binding (i.e., from the moment the decision is delivered to the student); an installment plan is possible – it is best to contact Klára Kordíková (klara.kordikova@ff.cuni.cz) individually. The repayment schedule will be approved by the dean (or deputy dean), confirming that the faculty is ready to provide such an opportunity – to divide the amount into two payments, or if necessary, for example, into 11 monthly payments of 10,000 CZK; timely contact at the above address is required, and after approval, sign the installment agreement.
  • How to pay the registration fee?
    💰The registration fee is 1200 Czech crowns. Bank Details: Account Number: 000000-0085631011 Bank Code: 0100 Specific Symbol: application identification number Variable Symbol: 820001 IBAN: CZ9601000000000085631011 SWIFT: KOMB CZ PP Information on payments from foreign currency bank accounts: If you are making payment in a currency other than Czech crowns, please specify the amount of the bank commission for such a transfer and add it to the payment amount so that the final amount received by the university is not less than the registration fee. If you are paying by bank transfer, we recommend sending us payment confirmation together with the application identification number to prijimacky@ff.cuni.cz. This way, we can find your payment in the electronic accounting system. Payment processing may take several days. After a week, we recommend checking whether the payment has been processed and authorized as payment for your application. If you want to avoid complications related to the payment of the registration fee, we recommend making payment with a bank card through the student information system. We strongly recommend choosing this payment method as it eliminates errors in bank details, and you will receive payment confirmation instantly. To owners of bank cards issued by Russian banks: you cannot make payments from Russian cards, so we recommend arranging payment with relatives, friends, or colleagues who have foreign bank cards. To owners of bank cards issued by Belarusian banks included in the sanctions lists: before making payment, make sure that the issuing bank is not under sanctions. Payments via cards from these banks are not processed.
  • Can one enroll tuition-free in the master's program?
    💡 According to the law, all academic programs at universities in the Czech Republic in foreign languages are paid. You can apply for a scholarship from the Boris Nemtsov Academic Center.
  • Are there any benefits for people with disabilities in the master's program at Charles University?
    ♿ Charles University strives to create comfortable conditions for people with disabilities. After successfully passing the entrance exams, you can contact the relevant department of the dean's office with specific questions regarding the organization of studies (for example, individual approach or workload reduction). Contacts of the department for working with people with disabilities: David Čáp, email: david.cap@ff.cuni.cz
  • Is accommodation provided for master's students during their studies?
    🏠 Yes, students of the faculty are provided with places in dormitories of Charles University. Detailed information on admission conditions, available places, and current prices can be found here. Contact the responsible person for communication and clarification of information: Šárka Hovorková, email: sarka.hovorkova@ff.cuni.cz The prices for accommodation in the dormitory depend on the comfort of the room and the location of the dormitory (the closer to the city center, the higher the price). At the moment, the fee for accommodation in a standard double room is around 4,000 Czech crowns (160 euros) per month.
  • How to apply for admission?
    📑 You can only apply for admission to the Faculty of Arts at Charles University in electronic form through the Student Information System (SIS). The website is available in Czech and English. To submit an application, you need to log in using one of the following methods: If you are a current student of any faculty at Charles University, use your student login. Your personal number, indicated on your student ID card (under the photo), serves as an equivalent to the login. If you have issues with the password, visit the Central Authentication Service (CAS) page to obtain a new password. If you have previously applied for admission to any faculty at Charles University and were not admitted, use the same email and password as when submitting your previous application. If you are a new applicant, have never studied at any faculty at Charles University, and have never applied for admission (including unsuccessful attempts), you will be prompted to register before submitting your application. Registration is done by entering your email address. We do not recommend using your university or work email address, as you may lose access to it after leaving school or employment! An email will be sent to the specified email address with an active link, clicking on which will take you to a page where you will need to set a password. This email address and password must be used throughout the entire admission process, as only under this login will you see all your applications, exam invitations, and results. If you have already filled out an application and logged into the system again, you will find your name in the upper right corner of the form. Clicking on the "Moje přihlášky" (My applications) button will display an overview of the applications you have submitted. Please do not submit a new application from a different email address, as this complicates identification not only for the system but also for the admissions department staff. If you cannot log in to the existing application account, contact the admissions office at prijimacky@ff.cuni.cz. After successfully passing the entrance exams, the applicant will receive detailed information in English via email about the conditions and dates of enrolment.
  • Can I apply for admission and take exams if I don't have my diploma yet?
    🔖 Confirmation of a bachelor's degree (at least) is not required for application submission or entrance exams (the admissions committee does not check any documents). A bachelor's degree is required for enrollment in September (schedule on the faculty's website).
  • Can documents be submitted remotely?
    👩🏻‍💻 Yes, you need to fill out the Admission Application Form and pay the registration fee. Detailed information about the payment terms and bank details is provided in the answers to the questions above.
  • What is the address of the Admissions Committee?
    🗺️ Entrance exams for the program will take place at the main building of the Faculty of Arts, Charles University (Faculty of Arts, Charles University, nám. Jana Palacha 1/2, 116 38, Prague 1). Applications are submitted through the electronic student system. For questions regarding the organization of entrance exams at the faculty, you can contact: prijimacky@ff.cuni.cz
  • Do I need to notarize copies of documents?
    📄 Notarization is required for a copy of the diploma and a translation of the diploma into Czech (see the answer below).
  • Do I need to do the nostrification of my diploma, and when do I need to do it?
    You should start dealing with this issue only after successfully passing the entrance exams (during registration), no earlier than June 28. The last day to submit a complete document package for diploma recognition (nostrification) is September 30. Confirmation of a higher education degree (at least a bachelor's degree) is the main condition for enrolment in the program. If you did not complete higher education in the Czech Republic, you will need to have your diploma recognized (this does not apply to diplomas issued in four countries – Slovakia, Poland, Hungary, Slovenia). Diploma nostrification is the recognition of a diploma in this country or by this university. The university does not accept the original diploma, so to submit documents for nostrification, you need to make a notarized copy of the diploma. You can do it at any CzechPoint office (you must do this within the territory of the Czech Republic), which is located at all post offices. If the diploma is not issued in Czech or English, you also need to notarize the translation of the diploma. Apostilling the translation of the diploma requires personal submission of the original to an official court translator of the Czech Ministry of Justice. The procedure takes about three days. Then you can remotely submit the notarized copy and the original notarized translation to the dean's office. Two recognition methods are offered (it is recommended to choose the recognition method when submitting the electronic application): 1) General nostrification – a more complex and time-consuming process. The advantage is that you receive official confirmation, which serves as a temporarily unrestricted document in the territory of the Czech Republic. We recommend choosing this option, for example, if you plan to work in the Czech Republic in the future, where such confirmation is required. 2) A simpler option is internal recognition (nostrification) for the purpose of studying at the Faculty of Arts. After receiving official acceptance notification (do not start earlier), you personally bring to the admissions office or send by mail a notarized copy of your diploma (the dean's office does not accept originals and only works with paper copies). Copies can be notarized at all CzechPoint locations (for example, any Czech Post office or city hall, with the nearest post office located 200 meters from the main faculty building). If your diploma is not in English or Czech, you will need to have it translated into English or Czech and apostilled. The recognition process takes several days but is done with the original diploma. The faculty collects a fee of 880 Czech crowns (approximately 40 euros) for nostrification. Please note that the faculty does not issue official confirmation, and this nostrification is done solely for the purpose of admission to study at the Faculty of Arts. All information about the conditions for recognizing diplomas at the Faculty of Arts and the payment of fees (in English) is available here.
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