For information regarding
- applications to Economics and Management please refer to UCT School of Business website
- doctoral (PhD) study please refer to phd.vscht.cz website
Application Period of Chemistry Programmes
- Bachelor and Master programmes: December 1 – February 28 – ADMISSIONS ARE CLOSED
There is only 1 intake: The application period is December 1–February 28; the academic year starts in September.
The online applications portal opens on December 1 at 0:00 and closes on February 28 at 23:59 CET (Prague time).
Gather application documents and scan them to PDF format as separate files (see below)
Name the application documents properly using the format: Surname_name of the attachment
Fill out the online application and upload the documents in PDF
Send the application
Pay the application fee (by February 28 at the latest)
The deadline for applications for Bachelor and Master study programmes is the February 28.
R Applications received after the deadline or applications delivered in incorrect form or style will be disregarded.
The application fee for the academic year 2022/2023 is 3 000,- CZK. The application fee may be paid in euros or in US dollars.
The application fee shall be paid by the deadline of the application period at the latest.
The application fee covers costs connected to the administration of the application, especially the costs connected to the delivery of visa documents to the applicants. As per the Statute of the University of Chemistry and Technology in Prague from August 6, 2021, the application fee is non-refundable, it cannot be waived, reduced, or postponed.
Ather submitting the online application, payment information with a unique QR code will be shown in your application. Please proceed per the instructions provided in the online application.
Please check your online application for unique payment information before using the information below.
Bank Name: ČSOB, Banskobystrická 11, Prague 6
Account number: 130197294/0300
IBAN: CZ58 0300 0000 0001 3019 7294
SWIFT code: CEKO CZ PP
Remittance information: /VS/ 936822059
/SS/ Date of birth in the format of DDMMYY
/Information/ Full name as it appears in the passport/identity card
When filling in the online application, the following documents are required.
Note that only PDF files with proper naming (Surname_name-of-the-attachment) will be accepted.
The required application documents include:
1. Diploma / Graduation Certificate and Transcript of Records
Documents issued in another language than English must be translated into English or Czech language.
The Transcript of Records is a list of all subjects studied in the last 4 years at secondary school / list of subjects studied at the Bachelor's level at a university, including the number of hours for individual subjects. An example of a suitable Transcript is available here >.
If you have not finished your current studies yet, provide a Study Confirmation with a clearly indicated date of graduation issued by your University/Secondary school instead of the Diploma/Graduation Certificate.
2. Certificate of English Language Knowledge
UCT Prague requires students to have a good command of English in order to study successfully. You must provide us with proof of your English language skills.
Non-Native English Speaker
Non-native speakers are required to prove the language competence of B2+ according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
Recognized Certificates are:
- Cambridge ESOL: minimum FCE,
- TOEFL iBT: minimum score 80,
- IELTS: minimum band score 5.5,
- Duolingo English Test: minimum score B2 (90)
Other Acceptable Formats:
- Confirmation of language knowledge > confirmed by a language center or a language school. The confirmation will only be accepted if it confirms the minimum language level B2 and above.
- Medium of Instruction Certificate – Students who studied their previous studies fully in the English language can provide official confirmation issued by their school.
Native English Speakers
Students whose mother tongue is English are excluded from this obligation.
3. Motivation Letter
The maximum length of the motivation letter is two A4 pages.
The motivation letter shall cover your motivation to study the chosen study programme at our university, the benefits that studying this program will bring you, and how you will utilize the gained knowledge in your career.
Don't forget to state your name, surname, phone number, and email address in the motivation letter.
4. Signed Curriculum Vitae
5. Medical Assessment Form > (DOWNLOAD HERE)
The Medical Assessment Form provided by UCT must be used. The form shall be filled in and confirmed by your general practitioner (in your country). The second page of the document specifies areas of medical examination that your general practitioner shall confirm.
The form shall not be older than 2 months when uploaded to the online application.
Note that the original paper version of the Medical Assessment Form must be handed in no later than by the day of Enrollment (in September).
6. Copy of your passport (only the page with your picture and personal data)
Non-EU nationals: The passport shall not be older than 10 years, it must contain at least 2 free pages and its validity must be at least 3 months longer than the validity of the long-term visa (which is usually issued with a validity of 1 year).
This means that the validity of your passport must be at least until December 31, 2024, however, we strongly advise making sure that your passport is valid at least until December 31, 2025, in case of Master's degree applicants, and at least until December 31, 2026, in case of Bachelor degree applicants – so you don't have to exchange your passport while studying.
7. Certificate of Recognition of Previous Foreign Education (Nostrification)
You can submit the online application without uploading a Certificate of Recognition, however, when filling in the online application, must choose a method of recognition based on where your Diploma / Graduation Certificate and Transcript of Records have been issued & if, in the Czech Republic, you intend to apply only to our university or to another higher education institution as well.
In the online application you will find these options:
- A Document Deemed Automatically Equivalent Without Any Further Administrative Procedure = choose this option if your Certificate / Diploma has been issued in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Hungary, Germany, and Slovenia
- A Document Proving the Awarding of a European Baccalaureate = choose this option if you have received a European Baccalaureate diploma
- A Foreign Document Concerning a Foreign Education = choose this option if you haven't got a Nostrification/Recognition certificate yet.
If you choose this option, the Certificate of Recognition of Previous Foreign Education will be issued by UCT Prague as a part of the admission process. The certificate issued by UCT Prague is valid only in UCT Prague, it cannot be used when applying to other Czech universities.
You will be guided by the admission officer on how to proceed.
- A Document Proving General Recognition = choose this option if 1) you have gone through the process of Nostrification/Recognition, and you have already received an official Certificate of Nostrification from Prague City Hall, OR a Certificate of Recognition of Foreign Education from another educational institution in the Czech Republic, OR 2) if you have already started working on it
Please visit this page for more information Recognition of foreign education.
UCT Prague reserves the right to refuse an Application if the above-mentioned enclosures are not delivered and/or not in the required form and style.
You can track the status of your application in the online application portal.
Timeline after Submission of the Online Application
|December 1–February 28||Admissions are open
Send the online application, and pay the application fee
Recommended: Arrange a verified (true) copy of the Diploma/Graduation certificate and the Transcript of Records with Apostille/Superlegalization and translation for the process of Recognition of the previous foreign education
Bachelor's motivation interviews
|April||Recommended: Prepare documents required for a visa appointment|
|April 10–April 30||Master's online admission interviews
(See subject areas of the interviews here)
|by May 11||
Applicants are notified about the admission results
Accepted applicants who chose to process the Recognition of foreign education at UCT Prague:
|May||1) Inform UCT Admission Officer about where the visa documents should be delivered to
2) Arrange an appointment at the respective Czech embassy / Inform UCT Prague admission officer that you would like to be included in a governmental visa fast-track Režim Student
3) Sign the accommodation contract which you will receive by post
|May / June||Attend visa appointment at a Czech embassy|
|by July 15||
Applicants who chose to process the Recognition of foreign education at UCT Prague: Send a verified (true) copy of the Diploma/Graduation certificate and Transcript of Records with Apostille/Superlegalization and translation to UCT Prague by a delivery service
Applicants who chose another type of Recognition (Nostrification or Recognition Certificate issued by another Czech institution):
|September||Enrollment Day & Start of the studies|
Bachelor's degree applicants may be asked to sit for a motivation interview. In the interview, your motivation to study at UCT Prague will be discussed, and essential mathematical and chemical knowledge may be tested as well.
Master's and PhD degree applicants will have to sit for an online admission interview. Subject Areas for Admission Interviews are to be found at the bottom of this page.
Applicants will be notified about the date of the interview in advance by a faculty representative by email, please check your bulk email folder/spam folder too.
- Mar 1 – Apr 30 – Bachelor
- Apr 10 – Apr 30 – Master
- May 1 – May 31 – PhD
The selection procedure of applications for Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes takes place in April; for PhD degree programmes in May. The application materials will be assessed to determine successful applicants.
Bachelor and Master degree applicants are notified about their acceptance / non-acceptance by May 11, PhD degree applicants by the end of June.
NonEU Citizens – Long-term Visa or Residence Permit Applying
NonEU citizens must apply for a long-term visa or a long-term residence card for the purpose of studying in the Czech Republic.
An appointment at the respective embassy must be scheduled in order to apply for a long-term visa or residence permit. The appointment can be either scheduled by the applicant himself/herself OR applicants from certain listed countries can apply for an appointment at the Czech Embassy through a governmental project for visa facilitation called Režim Student.
Preparing the verified copy of the Diploma/Graduation certificate and the Transcript of Records with the authentication and translation into English/Czech in a timely manner is crucial for the timely submission of a visa application when applying through the governmental project Režim Student.
Režim Student – What it is and how it works
Režim Student is a governmental project designed to facilitate the visa procedure for selected students.
On the website, the Ministry of Education publishes terms of when universities can nominate their students for the project.
When nominating, the university must submit the following documents:
- Diploma/Graduation certificate and the Transcript of Records
- Certificate of Nostrification / Recognition Certificate / Confirmation of Accreditation of a study programme that the student graduated from issued by his/her school / IAU number of the university
When students are nominated, the Ministry then has 3-5 working days to process the nominations and based on certain criteria choose, which nominations are successful.
If the nomination is successful, then the Embassy assigns an appointment – the appointment is usually assigned within 1–4 weeks. If the application for the visa is complete and all right, the Ministry of Interior then has 60 days to approve the visa. Then an appointment for visa collection is scheduled.
It is advised to arrange an apostille/superlegalization as soon as possible, so you will have the documents ready when applying for the visa. Also, visit the website of the respective Czech embassy to learn the required documents to bring to a visa appointment.
Note that it is more than recommended to arrange a visa appointment at the respective embassy in May at the very latest. The academic year starts in September, and visa approval takes 60–120 days!
Especially applicants from India, Bangladesh, Nigeria, Ghana, Sri Lanka, Bhútán, Chad, Cameroon, Maledives, and Nepal, should apply for the visa AS SOON AS POSSIBLE once they receive a Letter of Acceptance because of the competition at the embassies in Abuja (Nigeria), Accra (Ghana) and New Delhi (India) which is enormous, and the appointment slots are very limited!
We encourage all applicants to visit the website of the respective Czech embassy for their country and learn in advance what documents are required when applying for a visa.
Please visit also the website of the Ministry of Interior to learn what type of visa you can apply for.
Recognition of Previous Foreign Education
Applicants who have been accepted to the studies at the University of Chemistry and Technology must provide a Certificate of Recognition of Previous Foreign Education.
The Recognition of Previous Foreign Education is a process of verifying that the education level which you have completed abroad is equal to the education level required for studying at a university in the Czech Republic.
Providing a Certificate of Recognition of Previous Foreign Education is an indispensable requirement for enrollment in the studies at UCT Prague.
Please visit the website Recognition of Foreign Education to learn how to obtain the Certificate.