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Czech Technical University in Prague

České vysoké učení technické v Praze (ČVUT)

The Czech Technical University in Prague is the most prestigious university providing technical education in the Czech Republic

The university was founded in 1707. Today ČVUT is included in the list of the best universities in the world (according to QS World University Rankings).

It ranks 156 in the world ranking of technical universities.

www.cvut.cz

  • ČVUT currently has eight faculties and more than 24,500 students.
  • The University offers 115 programs in 419 majors.
  • Students actively participate in international exchange programs. Each graduate of the Master’s degree program spent at least 1 semester abroad.
  • ČVUT graduates are specialists in demand with good knowledge of foreign languages.
  • The university collaborates closely with many companies, including Toyota, Skanska, Bosch, Siemens, Honeywell, GE, Rockwell, ABB Group, McKinsey, DaimlerChrysler, Skoda Auto, Ericsson, and Vodafone.

Graduates of technical and engineering programs can find a prestigious and up-market job.

At the same time, it is not difficult to enroll in these programs, given that in recent years, technical universities have experienced a shortage of students and admit foreign applicants without problems. ČVUT graduates are in demand by international companies.

Submission of applications: until March 31. Exams take place in June.

Applicants for a Bachelor’s degree program are required to pass a test in mathematics; while applicants for a Master’s degree programs are required to demonstrate their knowledge in the scope of the corresponding Bachelor’s program).

Requirements for the foreign applicants: foreign applicants must speak Czech at the B2 level (the requirements for the certificate depend on the faculty).

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

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Examples of admission tests

Faculty of Civil Engineering

Study programs:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Building Engineering
  • Architecture and Building Engineering
  • Geodesy and Cartography
  • Metrology

Admission exams consist of test in mathematics (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 applicant is required to submit 4 works: creative presentation demonstrating interest in this particular program (any form – essay, photo collage, etc.), 3 graphic works on a given topic related to architecture and urban planning. You can show any other work of yours that demonstrates interest in architecture and construction.

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).

Faculty website: www.fsv.cvut.cz

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering

Study programs:

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Theoretical Fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering
  • Production and Economics in Engineering

Admission exams consist of test in mathematics.

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).

Faculty website: www3.fs.cvut.cz

Faculty of Electrical Engineering

Study programs:

  • Electrical Engineering, Power Engineering and Management
  • Electronics and Communication
  • Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Cybernetics and Robotics
  • Open Informatics
  • Software Engineering and Technologies
  • Open Electronic Systems

IT at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering

A lot of applicants who are interested in IT chose the Open Informatics program of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at ČVUT. After the first year of general studies, students can choose a specific major: Informatics and Computer Science, Internet of Things, Software Engineering, Computer Games and Graphics.

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

Admission exams consist of test in mathematics.

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 has the most advanced technologies, including 3D printers and human-powered robots.

Exam in Czech language must be taken at the faculty

The Faculty of Electrical Engineering has strict requirements for foreign applicants. You can take both the written and oral part of the exam at the faculty. It is also possible to provide a Certificate of proficiency in the Czech language at B2 level (for example, state exam), but in any case, the oral part is required to be passed at the faculty.

Faculty website: www.fel.cvut.cz

Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering

Study programs:

  • Mathematical Engineering
  • Mathematical Informatics
  • Computational Physics
  • Applications of Software Engineering
  • Applied Informatics
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Dosimetry and Applications of Ionizing Radiation
  • Experimental Nuclear and Particle Physics
  • Radiological Physics
  • Solid State Engineering
  • Diagnostics of Materials
  • Physics and Technology of Thermonuclear Fusion
  • Physical Electronics
  • Laser Technology and Electronics
  • Physical Engineering
  • Nuclear Chemistry

The Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering has two departments: in Prague and in Děčín. Admission exams in the Prague department consist of test in mathematics, while the Děčín department enrolls applicants without exams.

Foreign applicants are required to provide a Certificate of proficiency in the Czech language at B2 level. The faculty accepts any certificate demonstrating the knowledge of the Czech language at B2 level.

Faculty website: www.fjfi.cvut.cz

Faculty of Architecture

Study programs:

  • Architecture and Urban Planning
  • Design (Industrial Design)

Enrollment period takes place very early. Applications are required to be submitted by November 30. The first round of admission exams takes place in January, the second round in March. Our program Admission to Creative Universities will help you to prepare for the admission exams.

The first round consists of 4 independent parts: exam in fine arts (3 assignments): – realistic pencil drawing of a still life of basic geometric shapes, A2; – abstract composition of given geometric shapes, color sketch in perspective, A3 perspective spatial drawing (10 points) – drawing of a object from the point of view of standing person in 3D perspective on a given topic, A3 – Test of spatial thinking (10 points) – work with rectangular projections and three-dimensional geometry General knowledge test (10 points) in architecture, landscape architecture and design. Learning potential test (OSP exam by Scio) (15 points). The overall test result will be converted into points. You must get at least 1 point for this part. 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.

The second round is an interview, at which an applicant’s interest in chosen program, general knowledge in architecture and culture, the ability to reason and hold discussion are discussed.

Applicants are required to submit up to 15 original home or school works (A1 max) on topics related to fine arts, architecture, landscape architecture or design.

The Faculty of Architecture admits 355 applicants out of 470.

B1 level in January, B2 level in June

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. An exam in Czech can be taken at the Faculty of Architecture of ČVUT.

Faculty website: www.fa.cvut.cz

Faculty of Transportation Science

Study programs:

  • Automation and Informatics
  • Transport Systems and Technology
  • Intelligent Transport Systems
  • Air Transport
  • Engineering Informatics of Transportation and Communication
  • Professional Pilot
  • Technology of Aviation Maintenance

Learning process at the Faculty of Transport of ČVUT is organized in such a way that all Bachelor’s degree applicants are admitted for the general program Engineering and Technology in Transportation and Transport Communication. Before the start of the 4th semester (2nd year of study) they are enrolled in the respective programs, so they have to choose one of the proposed Bachelor’s thesis projects, and a major during the 3rd semester. The projects are assigned based on a competition (academic performance, the number of credits received).

Admission exams consist of test in mathematics.

The only exception is the Professional Pilot program. Admission exams for this program consist of a written test in mathematics, a written test in English and an interview, at which the Admission Board assesses the applicant’s interest in successful practical pilot training: the need to obtain a Class 1 Medical Certificate and the ability to cover the financial costs of practical pilot training.

Theoretical part of the Professional Pilot program is free of charge. Practical training costs approximately CZK 950,000 (for three years of study).

The Faculty of Transport also has a department in Děčín, which enrolls applicants without exams.

Foreign applicants are required to provide a Certificate of proficiency in Czech at B2 level. The faculty accepts a certificate of state exam in Czech.

Faculty website: www.fd.cvut.cz

Faculty of Biomedical Engineering

Study programs:

  • Biomedical and Clinical Engineering
  • Specialization in Medicine
  • Population Protection

Admission exams consist of test in biology and physics.

Faculty website: www.fbmi.cvut.cz

Faculty of Information Technology

Successful Bachelor’s applicants are enrolled in the general Informatics program, and only after the first year of study they can choose a specific program:

  • Computer Security and Information Technology
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Graphics
  • Software Engineering
  • Web Engineering

Admission exams consist of a test in mathematics.

Faculty website: www.fit.cvut.cz