Someone can see chemistry to be too difficult, but those who talk about their life connected with chemistry have fallen in love with it. Sometimes it was love at first sight; sometimes it took awhile to find out that yes - this is the right path for life. Chemistry is the science which still keeps its secrets and even today offers a sweet reward of knowledge to everyone who wants to explore its secrets.
- Prof. Karel Melzoch, MSc, PhD, UCT Rector
UCT Prague - A challenge that pays off
Prague: Central, Cultural, Historical
You will study in Prague, the splendid historical and cultural city in the middle of Europe.
Personalised Student Focus
Largest University in Central Europe Focused on Chemistry Technology
UCT Prague is the largest university focused on teaching of technical chemistry in Central Europe and belongs to the top universities in the Czech Republic.
We ensure international students at UCT will have an individual approach.
Competitive Tuition and Student Life
Our tuition fees are competitive - currently about 2100 EUR per academic year for degree programmes (no fee for Erasmus+).
UCT Prague provides international students with accommodation in the UCT Halls of Residence located in the southern part of Prague for a reasonable price.
You can use the available student facilities, such as the Computing Centre, the UCT Prague Press, Respirium, Club Carbon, etc., for studying or just for relaxing and meeting with new friends.
High-Quality Degree, Recognised Internationally
You can go anywhere in the world with a UCT Prague degree. Career and future studies prospects for our graduates are excellent – your education will be recognized, wherever your future leads.
- Read the stories of several international students who chose UCT Prague
At UCT Prague, we believe in practical training, so you will spend a lot of time on your laboratory assignments - oftentimes taught by professors directly instead of other graduate students.
The top instrumentation used at UCT Prague allows students to become involved in a wide range of research projects.
Classes at UCT Prague have a small faculty-to-student ratio, one of the top-ranked in the Czech Republic.
In the Heart of the Prague Engineering Campus
UCT Prague's location is ideal; not only is it completely accessible from the city centre, but it is also close to the airport and is in the heart of the Prague engineering campus, home to (among other things) the reknowned National Library of Technology, so you will have chance to meet other students daily.
Additionally, several students canteens are nearby.
Degree Programmes across Faculties; Innovative Research
All degree programmes include instruction across the four primary UCT Faculties - Chemical Technology, Environmental Technology, Food and Biochemical Technology, and Chemical Engineering.
UCT Prague is known for its innovative research across these faculties:
- Faculty of Chemical Technology
- Faculty of Environmental Technology
- Faculty of Food and Biochemical Technology
- Faculty of Chemical Engineering
Of course, you have chance to study the Czech language at UCT. Do not believe what they say; it is not as difficult as its reputation.
Stories of our successful alumni
Thea Baum (American)
Thea Baum came to the UCT Prague to study Science and Biotechnology Master program. She graduated in 2015 and then she started looking for a job, which, she says, was relatively easy after pursuing her degree at the UCT Prague.
Thea, where are you working currently?
In PharmInvent. I work as a Scientific and Regulatory Specialist in Pharmaceuticals Regulatory Affairs sector.
That sounds interesting, how did you get this job?
Well, it was relatively easy to find a job after my graduation...
Ernesto Lopez Morales (Mexican)
Ernesto Lopez Morales is a likeable Mexican guy, currently living in Canada. It has been 8 years since he completed his degree in Food Preservation and Meat Technology at the UCT (in 2009) and we were curious how he looks back at his studies in Prague after such a long time.
How did you enjoy your study in Czechia?
It was an amazing experience. Study abroad is completely different from studying in your own country. You need to get along with a different education system, with cultural diversity, with new people. You get to learn how to be open-minded. And also Prague is an awesome city...
Naveen Kumar Sathu (Indian)
Naveen Kumar Sathu completed his Ph. D. studies at UCT in 2012. Currently, he works as a scientist in the SABIC Research & Technology. How does he think back of his studies at UCT? How did it contribute to get his dream job at SABIC R&D? Here are some of the questions we asked him in our interview.
What did you like about UCT?
I really enjoyed the open culture. Everybody was very friendly, both students and professors. You could feel the support and the encouragement from the faculty and other students...