Pharmaceutical Sciences - Admission Requirements


The deadline for filling in the online application form for admission in the academic year 2020/2021 is May 31, 2020.

Entrance exam rules changes due to coronavirus infection (SKYPE)

Due to coronavirus infection spread all over the world Faculty of Pharmacy decided to change the system of entrance exam for the Pharmaceutical Sciences study program. The reason for that are current restrictions in travel mobility to many countries including Czech Republic. Therefore, all applicants will be allowed to take a part in the entrance exam, which will be organized as a short individual oral test/talk via Skype. There will be a motivational talk in English followed by an oral exam from Pharmaceutical Botany, Organic and Bioorganic Chemistry, Human Physiology and Pathophysiology, Biochemistry and Pathological Biochemistry, and Analytical Chemistry. The questions used for this oral entrance examination will be chosen from the pool of questions intended for a written entrance exam, which is now cancelled (examples of the test questions are available on the faculty website).

For more information see Admission requirements below.

You will be contacted very soon in order to provide your Skype name and preferred date for entrance exam Skype call.

The entrance examination date for Skype interview:

Proposed date for entrance exam via Skype is fixed and will not be changed. There will be no other dates for entrance exam. Each applicant will be contacted by the teacher to arrange exact time within the proposed date below.

Entrance exam date:

  • June 11th, 2020

Admission requirements

Faculty of Pharmacy, as a part of Charles University in the Czech Republic, seeks students with appropriate academic qualification, good command of English and high motivation to study Pharmaceutical Sciences. 

Bachelor's degree or equivalent first degree obtained from an internationally recognized university in the field of Pharmacy, Biomedicine, Life Sciences and disciplines related to Human Biology (e.g. Physiology, Biochemistry, Pathology) and Chemistry (e.g. Organic chemistry, Analytical chemistry) is required. Recognized universities are accredited as a university in their own country by the responsible national authority. Bachelor's degree must be awarded before commencement of lectures (beginning of the academic year) at the Faculty of Pharmacy, but not necessarily at the time of application.

During the entrance exam, the applicants will be asked to answer 5 questions from Pharmaceutical Botany, 5 questions from Organic and Bioorganic Chemistry, 5 questions from Human Physiology and Pathophysiology, 5 questions from Biochemistry and Pathological Biochemistry, and 5 questions from Analytical Chemistry.

In the final evaluation, the applicants will obtain 1 point for each correct answer (no points for a wrong one). In case the candidate does not answer or misspells any question, points will not be deducted.

It is the responsibility and right of the Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy to set the threshold level of points required for the admission with respect to the number of applicants and students´ capacity of the Faculty.

Documents required for acceptance for studies

Recognition of documents verifying a completed secondary education:

  • Nostrification in terms of the admission procedure – processed by our Faculty, more information
  • Nostrification in terms of the admission procedure - General nostrification procedure please follow the website

Students who receive their Final Certificate after 1st October of the study year, in which they would like to start their studies in Pharmaceutical Sciences at Charles University, Faculty of Pharmacy, have to obtain at least an official letter from their university confirming the completion of the Bachelor’s degree studies.

All the above-mentioned documents have to be validated (officially verified) by a lawyer, solicitor or notary public and must contain apostille or super-legalization clause. Apostille is sufficient for countries listed here: Documents issued in countries not included in the list require super-legalization (verification by locally competent Czech Embassy). The documents must be submitted to the Office of Student Support and Services, Faculty of Pharmacy, Charles University, Akademika Heyrovského 1203, 50005 Hradec Králové, Czech Republic until September 30, 2020 at the latest.

PLEASE NOTE: All documents must be officially translated into English or Czech.

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