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Czech Technical University in Prague

Aleksandra Baranova

3 July 2023



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České vysoké učení technické v Praze

The Czech Technical University in Prague holds the reputation of the most prestigious university providing technical education in the Czech Republic.

Founded in 1707, CTU currently occupies 221st place on the list of best technical universities worldwide owing to its excellent academic reputation and international students ratio.

  • At the moment, about 22 000 students (of which more than 3 000 are international) are enrolled at eight faculties and five institutes, covering 132 certified bachelor, master and doctoral study programmes in total with 482 different fields.

  • Students are encouraged to enrol in international exchange programs. CTU offers its students a wide variety of study opportunities at leading European, American and Australian universities.

  • ČVUT alumni are experts in demand with great command of foreign languages, being sought out by CTU’s partner companies, such as Toyota, Skanska, Bosch, Siemens, Honeywell, GE, Rockwell, ABB Group, McKinsey, DaimlerChrysler, Skoda Auto, Ericsson, and Vodafone.

Graduates of technical and engineering programs are highly in demand for high-powered positions.

Czech Technical University highly encourages international students to enrol in its programmes and have simplified the process of enrollment and transfer to the faculties. Submission of applications: until March 31. Exams take place in June.

Bachelor’s degree programs

Czech Technical University offers 48 bachelor programs in total, with multiple specializations carried out in every single one. Students can opt to have a 6-, 7-, or 8-semester program, and full or part-time mode is available. The curriculum matches the standards of the quality of European education, all bachelor’s degree programs comply with the requirements of the Bologna process.

Master’s degree programs

Those interested in getting a Master’s degree at CTU can choose from more than a hundred fields and programs. Master’s studies allow its seekers to deepen the knowledge received during the bachelor’s program and provide them with top-notch preparation for practising the profession. The lengths of the programmes offered vary from 1.5 to 3 years. Faculty provides opportunities to spend a semester abroad within the Erasmus, Double degree and other programs.

As an entrance examination, a test or interview is carried out, during which the applicant demonstrates knowledge in the relevant area of the field.

Submission of applications: until March 31. Exams take place in June. A full list of programs and requirements for applicants can be found here.

Doctoral degree programs

The Czech Technical University doctoral study programs advance from the master’s study and offer a higher and more profound form of education. They aim to develop academic and creative artistic competencies.

At the root are the individual approach and professional academic relationship between the student and their supervisor.

The standard length of the programme is 3 or 4 years, the starting point of which is developing a dissertation topic. To enter the program, the applicant should demonstrate knowledge in the relevant speciality in the form of an interview.

Submission of applications and exams: vary for different faculties and specialities

Our program Admission to ČVUT will help you to prepare for the entrance exams.

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Examples of admission tests

  • Test in mathematics (Faculty of Civil Engineering)

  • Test in mathematics (Faculty of Electrical Engineering

  • Test in mathematics (Faculty of Transportation Sciences)

  • Test in descriptive geometry (Faculty of Architecture)

  • Test in general knowledge (Faculty of Architecture)

  • Test in natural sciences (Faculty of Architecture)

Faculty of Civil Engineering

Study programs:

  • Civil Engineering

  • Building Engineering

  • Construction Management and Economics

  • Architecture and Building Sciences

  • Geodesy and Cartography

The bachelor’s study program Civil Engineering lays the foundation in all areas of construction and prepares future graduates for demanding and varied work in the entire breadth of the field. In the first and second years, the program is based on the subjects of the theoretical basis to create a foundation for the choice of specialization. From the third year, the student chooses one of the specializations: Water Management and Water Structures; Buildings; Structural and Transportation Engineering; Environmental Engineering; Preparation, Erection and Operation of Constructions; Fire Safety of Structures; Materials Engineering.

Admission exam consists of a mathematics test (for all the programs, except Architecture and Building Engineering).

Admission exams for Architecture and Building Engineering consist of two parts:

  1. test in mathematics

  2. interview in architecture. The application consists of: 1) a motivation letter in any form – essay, photo collage, presentation, models etc. made to demonstrate your creativity and motivation; 2) 3 graphic works on a topic associated with the discipline of architecture, urbanism or landscape processed by any graphic technique (drawing is preferred), which prove the applicant’s capability to perceive and capture space

Foreign applicants are required to provide a Certificate of proficiency in the Czech language at B2 level. The faculty accepts a certificate of state exam in Czech (passing a state exam is included in all our annual programs).

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Faculty of Mechanical Engineering

Study programs:

  • Mechanical Engineering

  • Theoretical Fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering

  • Manufacturing and Economy in Mechanical Engineering

The admission test of mathematics is required. The applicants can provide the mathematics test in two ways:

  1. By submitting an official copy of the Decision on the recognition of the validity of foreign secondary education in the Czech Republic (required).

  2. In case the aforementioned document doesn’t contain (as the candidate has not successfully passed any matriculation examination in mathematics in the previous 3 years), they must pass the admission test at the faculty. The test takes place in June.

Foreign applicants are required to provide a Certificate of proficiency in the Czech language at B2 level. The faculty accepts a certificate of state exam in Czech (passing a state exam is included in all our annual programs).

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Master of automotive engineering

Master of automotive engineering is a 2 year master’s degree and the graduates are awarded the degrees from two European countries.

Study programs:

  • Vehicle Dynamics and Clean Driveline Control Systems

  • Architecture des véhicules / Construction of Vehicles

  • Calculs et Modélisation / Calculations and Modelling

  • Advanced Powertrains

  • Fuel Cell Drives

The condition of admission in Master in Automotive Engineering is the completion of bachelor studies or its equivalent and sufficient language knowledge (depending on language of instruction in chosen universities).

PThe first two semesters of this multidisciplinary programme which includes construction of engine vehicles, technology of production and its specifics for vehicles, marketing and management are taught at one of the following universities:

  • CTU in Prague (in English)

  • ENSTA Bretagne (in French)

  • TU Chemnitz (in German)

  • IT Bandung (in English)

Those who choose to study their first year at CTU in Prague will be provided with intense classes of French with native speakers at the Cultural institute and at the French Embassy in Prague. German classes might be alternatively provided by native speakers as well. Students may also choose to study any of the languages taught by the Department of Foreign Languages at the faculty of Mechanical Engineering.

The second year students choose one of the specializations at the partner universities in France, Netherlands, Germany and CTU in Prague.

Graduate’s profile:

Graduates of the programme are trained in construction of motor vehicles and their gear on the level necessary to carry out independent research and development of vehicles as well as leading such research. The programme deepens student’s fundamental knowledge of disciplines necessary for understanding the function and structure of aggregates of vehicles such as thermomechanics, fluid mechanics, mechanics of rigid and deformable bodies, manufacturing technology and electronics. The graduate is therefore able to immediately engage in projects in development and construction departments of car manufacturers, design offices and they can as well start teaching at vocational schools anywhere in the world. The students are accepted to this study programme upon graduation of bachelor’s programme.

Faculty of Electrical Engineering

Study programs:

  • Communications, Multimedia, Electronics

  • Cybernetics and Robotics

  • Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Communications

  • Electrical Engineering, Power Engineering and Management

  • Electronics and Communications

  • Medical Electronics and Bioinformatics

  • Open Electronic Systems

  • Open Informatics

  • Software Engineering and Management

  • Software Engineering and Technology

IT at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering

Applicants who are interested in information technology choose the Open Informatics program of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering CTU. After the first year of foundational subjects, students can pick a specialization: Informatics and Computer Science, Internet of Things, Software Engineering, Computer Games and Graphics.

The Software Engineering and Technology program offers the following majors: Network Specialist, Application Architect, Multimedia Technologies, Information Systems and Entrepreneurship.

Admission exams consist of mathematics tests.

In 2017, ČVUT opened an up-market robotics research center. The Institute of Informatics, Robotics and Cybernetics (CIIRC) at ČVUT specializes in industrial robotics and digitalization. It produces the most superior technologies, including 3D printers and human-powered robots.

Exams in Czech language must be taken at the faculty.

The Faculty of Electrical Engineering has strict requirements for foreign applicants, who have to pass an oral test from Czech. Written part can be provided with a Certificate of proficiency in the Czech language at

Faculty website:

Faculty of Architecture

Study programs:

  • Architecture and Urbanism

  • Urban Planning

  • Design (Industrial Design)

Applications must be submitted by November 30.

The exams are two-round take place at the start of January and February in the form of talent exams. The first round of admission exams takes place in January, the second round in March.

The two-round exams take place between January and February in the form of talent evaluation.

In the 1st round, drawing and spatial imagination are assessed through sketches and composition drawings, the general overview and study prerequisites are determined by a faculty test and SCIO tests.

The overall test result is converted into points, and the Admission Board will establish a minimum number of points for admission without an interview and a minimum number of points required to advance to the second round (or skip it if the candidate exceeds a certain amount of points).

The 2nd round takes the form of an interview; the applicant submits their works (up to 15 original home or school works on topics related to fine arts, architecture or design) and their general knowledge in architecture and culture are evaluated.

Foreign applicants are required to provide at least a certificate of proficiency in the Czech language at B1 level at the exam in January, in which case in June it will be necessary to bring a certificate of proficiency in the Czech language at B2 level. It is possible to take an exam at the Faculty of Architecture of ČVUT.

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Faculty of Information Technology

The first year of the Informatics programme will acquaint you with the theoretical foundations and elementary principles. In your second year, you will choose which Information technology direction draws you the most, and a brief insight into individual areas of all IT studies will be provided. The offered specializations are:

  • Information Security

  • Web Engineering

  • Business Informatics

  • Computer Graphics

  • Computer Engineering

  • Computer Networks and Internet

  • Software Engineering

  • Computer Science

  • Artificial Intelligence

The entrance exam for the Faculty of Information Technology takes the form of a written mathematics test, which consists of multiple-choice questions. The test takes 90 minutes. It is possible to get 0-100 points from the entrance exam and for successful admission, 70 points are required.

Admission exams takes place in June.

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Tuition Fees

Programs taught in Czech are free of charge.

The tuition fee is paid only in the case of extending the standard study period by one year (Bachelor degree – 4 years, Master’s degree – 3 years).

The amount of the fee for longer studies at Czech Technical University is based on the coefficient of economic intensity for each semester of study. The following fees are set for the academic year 2020/2021:

CZK 20,200 for the study of the program with a coefficient of 1.00

CZK 24,200 for the study of the program with a coefficient of 1.20

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