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University of West Bohemia

Západočeská univerzita v Plzni (ZČU)

University of West Bohemia is a dynamically developing university located in the city of Plzeň.

Among the 9 faculties of the University, it is worth noting the Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Design and Art, the youngest higher art school in the Czech Republic.

www.zcu.cz

  • Plzeň is the fourth city in the Czech Republic, a major cultural, economic, and industrial center. One of the largest Czech companies—Škoda—is located here.
  • The University consists of 60 Departments.
  • More than 15,000 students study in Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral degrees programs.
  • The University is a major center of science, as evidenced by large-scale investments both in the development of the University and in the construction of the University’s campus.
  • In recent years, the number of research projects implemented at the University has been growing rapidly.
  • Prestigious awards for their work are received not only by University researchers, but also by students.
  • ZČU actively participates in EU educational projects.
  • On the basis of the University, there is a Science and Technology Park, a joint project of ZČU, the Innovation Business Center, and the Plzeň City Administration. The goal is to establish close ties with commercial and industrial sectors.

Submission of entrance forms: For all faculties, except for the Faculty of Arts and Design, entrance forms should be submitted by March 31.

Faculty of Arts and Design

Bachelor’s degree specialties

  • Media Illustrations and Didactic Illustrations
  • Comics and Illustrations for Children
  • Graphic Design
  • Visual Communication
  • Book Design and Paper Making
  • Illustrative Graphics
  • Painting
  • Multimedia
  • Animated and Interactive Creativity
  • New media
  • Intermedia
  • Applied Photography
  • Sculpture and Work with Space
  • Ceramics
  • Product Design
  • Industrial Design
  • Design of Metal Products and Jewelry
  • Clothing Design
  • Design of Shoes and Fashion Accessories

Submission of entrance forms—until November 29

The exams take place in early January in two stages. Stage 1—the portfolio assessment, stage 2—completing several tasks and passing an interview

Master’s degree specialties

  • Intermediate Creativity
  • Sculpture and Work with Space
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Design of Metal Products and Jewelry
  • Clothing Design
  • Design of Shoes and Fashion Accessories
  • Illustration
  • Graphic Design

Submission of entrance forms—until April 30
Faculty website: www.fdu.zcu.cz/cz

Department of Economics

Bachelor’s degree specialties

  • Trade Management
  • Enterprise Economics and Management
  • Project Management Systems
  • Information Management
  • Economy and Regional Geography

Entrance exam: the National Comparison Exam shall be passed—the General Learning Prerequisites Test (OSP, Obecné studijní předpoklady).

Master’s degree specialties

  • Enterprise Economics and Management
  • Project Management Systems
  • Information Management

Entrance exam: a written test shall be passed in the major subjects of the specialty

Faculty website: fek.zcu.cz

Faculty of Applied Sciences

 Bachelor’s degree specialties

  • Applied and Engineering Physics
  • Financial Informatics and Statistics
  • Geomatics
  • Informatics
  • Information Systems
  • Intelligent systems
  • Cybernetics and Control Technology
  • Mathematics and Finance
  • Mathematics in Natural Sciences
  • General Mathematics
  • Computer Modelling
  • Computer Control of Machines and Processes
  • Building
  • Systems for Identification, Security, and Communication
  • Land Use Planning
  • Computer Engineering
  • Calculations and Design

Entrance exams: The faculty primarily recruits students based on the results of the National Comparative Exam in Mathematics (at least 70% is required). The second option is to participate in the school certificate competition.

Master’s degree specialties

  • Applied Physics and Physical Engineering
  • Applied Mechanics
  • Computing Systems
  • Distribution Systems and Computer Networks
  • Structural Dynamics and Mechatronics
  • Financial Informatics and Statistics
  • Geomatics
  • Information Systems
  • Intelligent Computer Systems
  • Cybernetics and Control Technology
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics and Management
  • Mathematical Engineering
  • Computer Graphics and Computing Systems
  • Software Engineering
  • Building
  • Systems for Identification, Security and Communication
  • Management and Decision-Making Systems
  • Teaching Mathematics in Secondary Schools
  • Calculations and Design

Entrance exams: Enrollment takes place without examinations in the Bachelor’s degree competition. Applicants who did not pass the competition can take an oral interview exam in their specialty.

Faculty website: fav.zcu.cz

Faculty of Electrical Engineering

Bachelor’s degree specialties

  • Electronics and Telecommunications
  • Electrical and Power Engineering
  • Commercial Electrical Engineering
  • Technical Ecology
  • Applied Electrical Engineering

Enrollment takes place without exams based on a school certificate competition.

Master’s degree specialties

  • Power Engineering
  • Electronics and Applied Informatics
  • Nuclear Power Industry
  • Commercial Electrical Engineering
  • Industrial Electronics and Electromechanics
  • Technical Ecology
  • Telecommunication Systems and Multimedia

Enrollment takes place without exams—on the basis of a Bachelor’s degree competition. Applicants can also take an oral exam.

Faculty website: fel.zcu.cz

Faculty of Philosophy

Bachelor’s degree specialties

  • Archeology
  • Exploring the Middle East
  • Foreign Languages in Commercial Activities: English – French
  • Foreign Languages in Commercial Activities: English – German
  • Foreign Languages in Commercial Activities: English – Russian
  • Philosophy
  • Humanitarian Sciences
  • International Relations – English and American Culture
  • General History
  • Political Science
  • Sociology
  • Social and Cultural Anthropology
  • Czech History

Master’s degree specialties

  • Analytical Philosophy and Philosophy of Science
  • Anthropology
  • Archeology
  • Exploring the Middle East
  • Study of European Culture
  • International Relations
  • Modern History
  • Political Science
  • Sociology
  • Social and Cultural Anthropology
  • Theory and Philosophy of Communication
  • Teaching French in Secondary School

Entrance exams for Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees specialties—written tests in a specialty.

Faculty website: ff.zcu.cz

Faculty of Law

Master’s degree specialty (full-time learning)

  • Law (5 years of study)

Bachelor’s degree specialty

  • Public Administration

Entrance exams for both specialties: the National Comparison Exam—the General Learning Prerequisites Test (OSP, Obecné studijní předpoklady).

Faculty website: fpr.zcu.cz

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering

Bachelor’s degree program

  • Machine-Building Engineering

Enrollment takes place without exams—according to the school certificate competition.

Master’s degree specialties

  • Material Engineering and Machine-Building Metallurgy
  • Engineering Technology – Processing Technology
  • Construction of Power Engineering and Equipment
  • Industrial Engineering and Management
  • Transport Equipment and Material Handling Equipment
  • Medical Equipment Design
  • Construction of Nuclear Power Equipmen

Enrollment takes place without exams—on the basis of a Bachelor’s degree competition.

Faculty website: fst.zcu.cz

Faculty of Medical Research

Bachelor’s degree specialties

  • Health Care
  • Ergotherapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Public Health Protection and Support Assistant
  • Radiology Assistant
  • Nurse
  • Medical Laboratory Assistant
  • Ambulance employee

Master’s degree specialties

  • Medical Care

The entrance exam for all specialties, except the Medical Laboratory Assistant, consists of 50 test questions related to human biology.

Faculty website: fzs.zcu.cz

Faculty of Education

Bachelor’s degree specialties

  • Preschool and Extracurricular Pedagogy
  • Physical Culture and Sport
  • Natural Sciences
  • History
  • Specialization in Pedagogy (Music; Visual Culture; Czech Language; Russian Language; German Language; Psychology; English Language)

Entrance exams: written tests in major subjects; applicants for creative specializations shall take a creative presentation exam; applicants for the specialty “Physical Culture and Sports”—a practical exam.

Faculty website: fpe.zcu.cz