General Requirements
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General Requirements
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  • Bachelor's degree. The Master's degree programmes are open only to applicants who have already completed (or are about to complete) a Bachelor's degree in a related programme of study or at least a combination of related programmes with other study tracks. Please see our Programme Specific Requirements page for more details.

  • It is not necessary for students to have obtained their Bachelor's degree from Charles University in Prague, or any university in the Czech Republic. However, students who have earned their Bachelor's degree abroad should note that, under current rules on the recognition of foreign diplomas, it will be necessary for them to obtain an official document to say that their Bachelor's degree is recognised in the Czech Republic (so-called "nostrifikace").

    In theory, the recognition process should be completed by students before they register for their first day of classes in September. In practice this is impossible. We will therefore register all successful applicants provisionally for the first semester, while they work on their papers and while we wait for the legal situation to clarify. Please note, however, that this does not mean students will not be required to get their degree recognised at all. At some point all students will have to go through with it.

  • English-language ability. The programmes require a sufficient knowledge of the English language to attend classes, write papers and be capable of reading Master level textbook without difficulties (i.e. at least B2 level). Students who are not native speakers may be asked to demonstrate their ability to study in English, e.g. by presenting the results of any language tests they have taken. Although we welcome TOEFL (Please use our institutional code 6633 if you wish for your results to be sent directly to us) and IELTS, they are not necessarily a condition of entry. A real ability to study in English is more important.

  • Mathematical ability. A sufficient background in mathematics and statistics is required for the CFS, IEPS and MEF programme. Please see our Programme Specific Requirements page for more details.

  • Eligibility. There will be no entrance examinations. The eligibility of individual applicants will be assessed by an applications committee in May (precise date to be confirmed). In cases where the applicant does not meet the above requirement concerning related programmes, a detailed motivation letter may help the applications committee to decide.

General Requirements