Information regarding application to UCT School of Business
Please refer to UCT School of Business website: https://business.vscht.cz/
- Bachelor and Master programmes: 15th January – 28th February – ADMISSIONS ARE CLOSED
- Standard PhD programmes: 15th February – 15th April – ADMISSIONS ARE CLOSED
- PhD Double degree programmes: 15th February – 15th April – ADMISSIONS ARE CLOSED
More information on the PhD admission proceedings:
Firstly, all application documents in the required format shall be scanned as a separate attachment, each of them properly named (in the format: Surname_name of the attachment).
Secondly, you shall upload the application documents into the ONLINE APPLICATION.
The deadline for applications for Bachelor and Master study programmes is 28th February.
R Applications received after the deadline or applications delivered in incorrect form or style will be disregarded.
Application fee for the academic year 2022/2023 is 3 000,- CZK.
When submitting the online application, you will receive payment information with a unique code.
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 shall be uploaded. Note that only PDF files with proper naming (Surname_name-of-the-attachment) will be accepted.
The required application documents include:
1. Diploma and Diploma Supplement / 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, 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.
Students who studied in the English language shall provide official confirmation.
Native English Speakers
Students whose mother tongue is English are excluded from this obligation.
3. Cover letter / Motivation letter
4. Signed Curriculum Vitae
The Medical Assessment form shall be filled in and confirmed by a general practitioner. The form shall not be older than 2 months.
Due to the current circumstances (state of emergency linked to COVID-19), you can submit a declaration instead of the medical certificate, which can be submitted later. More information.
Note that the original Medical Assessment Form must be submitted no later than by the day of Enrollment (in September).
6. Copy of your passport (only the page with your picture and personal data)
7. List of publications and other outcomes of scientific work (relevant for PhD applicants only)
8. Certificate of Recognition of Previous Foreign Education
When filling in the online application, you will be asked to choose a method of recognition of your previous education:
- A Document Deemed Automatically Equivalent Without Any Further Administrative Procedure = Certificates and Diplomas issued in Slovakia, Poland, Hungary, Germany, and Slovenia
- A Document Proving the Awarding of a European Baccalaureate = you have received a European Baccalaureate diploma
- A Foreign Document Concerning a Foreign Education = the Certificate of Recognition of previous foreign Education can be issued by UCT Prague as a part of the admission process
- A document proving general recognition = you have already received an official Certificate of Nostrification (issued by Prague City Hall) or Certificate of Recognition of foreign education (issued by an educational institution in the Czech Republic), or you have already started working on it
Applicants to the Bachelor study programmes can either provide an official Nostrification Certificate issued by the Prague City Hall or undergo the process of the recognition of previous foreign education as a part of the admission process.
Applicants to the Master study programmes can either provide an official Recognition Certificate issued by another educational institution in the Czech Republic or undergo the process of the recognition of previous foreign education as a part of the admission process.
UCT Prague reserves the right to refuse an Application provided all the above-mentioned enclosures are not delivered and are not in the required form and style.
After Submission of the Online Application
All applicants must provide a notary-certified copy of the Diploma with Diploma supplement / Graduation certificate with Transcript of Records in order to be enrolled in the studies.
The Diploma with Diploma supplement / Graduation certificate with Transcript of Records must be authenticated (must have an Apostille or Super-legalization clause) and if issued in any other language, it must be translated to the English or Czech language.
Please note that you must provide notary-certified copies. Do not provide originals, we cannot return them back to you.
Notary-certified copy: What is it and why is it required?
According to the legislative of the Czech Republic and internal regulations of the university, UCT Prague must receive and archive a Diploma and Diploma supplement / Graduation certificate and Transcript of records of any student enrolled in the studies for several years.
Therefore if providing an original of the document, UCT Prague cannot return it back to you. Note that you may need the original diploma for other matters in your life.
What is a notary-certified copy?
A notary-certified copy is an exact copy of a document created and verified by a Notary Public.
A simple copy of a document (made by you on a regular photocopier) is not considered an official document and cannot be accepted.
What is Apostille or Super-legalization?
Apostille or Super-legalization is a process of verification that the signatures and stamps on a document are genuine. This process is a mandatory lawful requirement in case of certain countries, and the documents are incomplete without this verification.
Do you need to obtain an Apostille or Super-legalization clause on your documents?
The list of the countries and required authentication methods is to be found here.
- By 30th April, applicants must provide:
A scan of a notary-certified copy of the Diploma with Diploma supplement / Graduation Certificate with Transcript of Records with an authentication (Apostille or Super-legalization) and translation to the English or Czech language.
What to do if you haven't graduated yet?
Applicants who are going to graduate in May/June/July shall provide a Study Confirmation with a clearly indicated date of graduation issued by their school.
Applicants without a Diploma / Graduation Certificate cannot be nominated for the governmental project for visa facilitation Režim Student. If you haven't graduated yet, you shall apply for a regular appointment at the respective embassy AS SOON AS POSSIBLE after receiving a Letter of Acceptance from UCT Prague.
Once you graduate, you must provide a scan of a notary-certified copy of the Diploma with Diploma supplement / Graduation Certificate with a Transcript of Records with an authentication (Apostille or Super-legalization) and translation to the English or Czech language as soon as possible.
Preparing the above-stated document in a timely manner is crucial for the timely submission of a visa application when applying through a governmental project for visa facilitation called Režim Student!
Note that it is more than recommended to apply for a visa appointment at the respective embassy in May at the very latest. The academic year starts in September, and the 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 the competition at the embassies in Abuja (Nigeria), Accra (Ghana) and New Delhi (India) 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 as a part of the Admission Procedure
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.
The Recognition of Foreign Education is an indispensable requirement for admission to the studies at UCT Prague.
If, when filling in the online application, you choose A Foreign Document Concerning a Foreign Education, UCT Prague will assess your Diploma with Diploma supplement / Graduation Certificate with Transcript of records to evaluate if your education is equal to the Czech educational system.
Be advised that the process of recognition of previous foreign education conducted by UCT Prague is charged and the recognition fee is 800 CZK. The required documents must be delivered to UCT Prague by July 15 at the very latest.
The selection procedure of applications for BSc. and MSc. programmes takes place at UCT Prague during April, for PhD. programmes during May. The application materials will be assessed to determine successful applicants. Applicants shall be notified about their acceptance / non-acceptance after 11th May (Bachelor and Master) OR by the end of June (PhD).
Master and PhD degree applicants who will have to sit for an online interview will be notified in advance by email. Interviews will be held in the period of 10th – 30th April (Master) and 1st May – 31st May (PhD).