The university education system in the Czech Republic is generally divided into 3 tiers:
- Bachelor program (3 or 4 years/undergraduate)
- Master’s program (1.5 or 2 years/post-bachelor)
- Doctoral program (up to 5 years/post-graduate)
- Master’s degree (5 or 6 years/long-cycle undergraduate) – valid for General Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Law, Psychology, Teacher Education for Primary Schools, Catholic Theology
- Doctoral degree (up to 5 years/post-graduate)
The ECTS credit system is implemented at all universities in Europe. It enables students to study and gather credits at various universities across Europe.
- Bachelor degree: 180 credits
- Master’s degree: 120 credits
- 5-year Master’s degree (long-cycle undergraduate): 300 credits
- 6-year Master’s degree (long-cycle undergraduate): 360 credits
You can be awarded up to 10 credits for a completed course.
1 ECTS Credit generally corresponds to 25-30 hours of work per semester.
- The academic year is usually divided into 2 semesters.
- Each semester lasts about 14 weeks of classes, and is followed by an examination period lasting up to 6 weeks. Classes are usually 90 minutes long. The first class in the morning can start at 7:30 am or at 8 am (depending on the faculty); evening classes may end between 7 and 9 pm. There are 15-minute breaks between classes.
- Academic year starts in the middle of September.