In the Preparatory Program, students usually spend one year getting prepared to enter degree programs at the UCT School of Business, as well as programs at other UCT faculties and technical universities. Based on individual assessment, they typically take courses improving their English and communication skills, subsequently combined in their study plan with courses closely focusing on the completion of any pre-requisite skills, such as in Mathematics, Economics, Physics or Chemistry, essential for successful studies in the program of their choice.
Students will normally be considered for the Preparatory Program based on English proficiency at B1 level, including a working knowledge of the Latin alphabet, as well as their motivation to continue in a particular degree program. Organization of the classes and of the academic year is broadly similar to degree programs, and includes class sessions, guided self-study, consultations, regular feedback, progress tests and exams. Acceptance and study in the Preparatory Program makes students eligible for a study visa and residency permit in the Czech Republic.
2020-2021 (Degree Programs in English)
|Enrolment for 1st year students||01.07.2020 - 30.10.2020|
|Adaptation period||03.09.2020 - 11.09.2020|
|Winter Term||14.09.2020 - 12.02.2021|
|Classes||14.09.2020 - 18.12.2020|
|Year-end break||19.12.2020 - 03.01.2021|
|Exam period||04.01.2021 - 26.02.2021|
|Summer Term||01.03.2021 - 03.09.2021|
|Classes||01.03.2021 - 28.05.2021|
|Exam period||21.05.2021 - 02.07.2021|
|23.08.2021 - 03.09.2021|
|Summer break||26.06.2021 - 22.08.2021|
|Entry exams for 2021 intake||04.01.2021 - 03.09.2021|
Note: Schedules include changes effective from December 7, 2020 (highlighted in bold).
|Tuition Fee per Semester:||CZK 35,150 (cca EUR 1,400)|
|Total Tuition Fee (2 Semesters):||CZK 70,300 (cca EUR 2,800)|
Note that due to extraordinary circumstances, students registering for their first UCT enrolment in Fall 2020 will be granted a waiver of the Registration Fee.
A non-refundable one-time Registration Fee of CZK 10,000 (cca EUR 400) is payable upon application for any UCT School of Business Degree or Preparatory Program. Upon its payment, applicants get registered in the Preparatory Program (with no commitment to study in that program and pay its tuition unless they choose to do so), which may streamline the visa process, where necessary. It also allows them to get comprehensive assistance in the application process, obtain all the necessary documents and take the Entry Exam in the degree program of their choice. Students enroling into a program from any other UCT program are not required to pay this Registration Fee.
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