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Degree Programme FAQ

1. What is a validation examination (nostrification)?

A validation examination, also called nostrification examination, is an examination which can be assigned  to an applicant whose knowledge and skills achieved in a foreign coutry are not clearly equal to education acquired in the Czech Republic. The validation examination shows whether the applicant’s education is equal to education provided in the Czech Republic according to the relevant education programme(s).

Applicants who are not Czech citizens do not take the validation examination in the subject Czech language and literature. The validation examination is usually taken in the Czech language. Anyone who declares they do not understand the language in which the proceedings are held is entitled to a translator/interpreter registered in the list of translators. Applicants arrange the assistance of translator/interpreter at their own expense.

2. Should I prove my English proficiency for studying in UCT Prague English degree programmes in any way?

UCT Prague requires that students have a good command of English to be able to study successfully at our university. Therefore, prospective students are asked to present proof of their English language skills.

Non-Native English Speakers

The minimum requirement is level B1, preferably B2, according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Recognised certificates:

  • Cambridge ESOL: minimum PET/FCE
  • TOEFL iBT: minimum score 80
  • IELTS: minimum band score 5.0

Other acceptable formats (if the student does not have any internationally-recognised certificate):

  • Certificate issued by a language center at the sending institution (it will be accepted only if it confirms the minimum language skills level B1-B2)
  • Certificate issued by a language school (it will be accepted only if it confirms the minimum language skills level B1-B2)
  • > Confirmation of language knowledge issued by a language center or a language school in case the student does not have any of the official documents mentioned above

Native English Speakers

Students whose mother tongue is English or who study a study programme in English at their home university are exempted from this obligation.        

3. I would like to apply for the Bachelor degree programme starting in the Winter (Fall) semester. I will receive my final high/secondary school diploma in May or July, so I am not able to meet the application deadline of 31 March for internationals students. Do you take into consideration this fact?

Yes, we do. You can apply for the Bachelor degree by providing the Transcript of Records without the last semester of your high school study and by providing a provisional certificate of graduation in May or July issued by your school. This way you will meet the application deadline of March 31.

Updated: 3.10.2016 14:45, Author: Helena Pekárková

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