Frequently Asked Questions


How does the Science program differ from other programs at Charles University or other Czech universities?

The Science programme provides a sufficiently deep foundation in core science disciplines such as biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics, as well as a very important education in soft skills and programming. Instruction within these disciplines is purposefully linked to provide perspective and broad context in the sciences. Graduates then have a much higher chance of finding employment in study abroad as well as in the commercial sector. The aim is to prepare a new generation of scientists and scientists capable of critical thinking and interdisciplinary overlap, which is lacking in the graduates of other science programmes.

I studied high school in another field (industrial, humanities, etc.). Can I still apply for the Science programme?

Of course. The program is designed for exceptional students with a big-picture view of the natural sciences. Education in other areas can be an advantage, providing a different perspective on the natural sciences that can be shared and shaped with colleagues and Science Program.


I graduated in a different country than the Czech Republic. How is this handled for the purposes of the entrance exam?

As it is given in the admission requirements, applicants who hold a degree from an international school must provide proof of their education in one of the ways described ๐Ÿ”— here. Thus, it does not matter in which country the prospective student graduated; the main criterion for admission is a sufficient number of points in the admission procedure (unless the entrance exam is waived).

How will the interview process work?

Three guarantors or their representatives representing (i) biology, (ii) chemistry and (iii) physics and mathematics will be present during the interview. The aim is not to test the candidate's schooling, but to determine whether the candidate has a sufficient grasp of these disciplines and is able to respond promptly to more complex questions. It is therefore not necessary to know the answers to all the questions, but to be able to respond and take one's own position on the question asked. Our aim is to produce capable experts not dictionaries.

How will the scholarship application process work?

We want the process to be simple and unified from the student's point of view despite there are several different subjects making donations. The student will send an application in the form of a letter (in PDF format) to the e-mail address <> by 1 June. The application must include the student's name, contact details and the reasons for the scholarship request, e.g. excellent study record, achievements related to the field of study, social situation, etc. Necessary annexes can be attached to the application. The applicant will be informed by 1 July whether or not the scholarship has been awarded.


What are the math requirements and to what extent will math be taught?

Mathematics is the queen of the natural sciences and will be given due attention. The level is assumed to be at the high school level, however, a course is deliberately included in the first semester to review high school mathematics and introduce the more advanced parts in a friendly manner.

What are the programming requirements?

Basic knowledge is of course an advantage, but the course will start from the very basics.

Is it possible to take courses in other foreign languages as part of my studies?

Of course, a wide range of foreign language teaching is offered within the University and the two participating faculties, see, e.g. ๐Ÿ”— here.

Are physical exercises compulsory?

Not compulsory, but possible and recommened to attend various courses or training courses as part of your studies, see, e.g. ๐Ÿ”— here.

Are trips abroad possible as part of my studies?

Of course, trips, e.g. in the framework of the ERASMUS programme, as well as through participation at conferences and schools are encouraged.

What are the accommodation options for students?

The accommodation facilities offered by the University are listed ๐Ÿ”— here

Graduate employment

Where are the main jobs for graduates?

Graduates are well prepared to study in master's programs in biology, chemistry, physics and interdisciplinary sciences at home or abroad. In particular, graduates will find employment not only as researchers in biological, chemical, physical, and mathematical areas, but also in emerging areas of sustainability research, health, technology, and economy. Graduates who choose not to continue their studies will will easily find employment in the commercial sector (corporate research and development, consultancy, risk analysis, etc.). As the entire program is conducted in English, graduates will benefit from language proficiency and the ability to interact professionally in an international environment.

What is the connection to the Master's programmes at Charles University?

There is a direct link to all programmes in biology and most programmes in chemistry and physics. For most of them it is not necessary to take an entrance exam.