General Information – Palacký University in Olomouc

Degrees: Medicine/Dentistry
Place: Olomouc, Czech Republic
Language: English
Number of students: Total: 24,000
Admission Procedure: Entrance examination (MSA will provide learning material)
Recognition: Adaptation to the Bologna Process, EU, USA and other countries


Medicine: The Medicine degree at the Palacký University Olomouc lasts 6 years (12 semesters). During the first semesters of the degree in Medicine, the teaching is mainly focused on theoretical principles. Then, the preclinical and the clinical parts take place in this order. As these parts of the degree are very praxis-oriented, during this period you will spend most of your time at the hospital, where you will gather your first practical experiences.
The degree in Medicine concludes in the 11th and 12th semesters, in the sixth year, with the state exams in Internal Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, as well as Preventive Medicine.
The duration of the studies is 6 years.
The academic year begins every year around the 1st of September.

Dentistry: The degree in Dentistry was offered for the first time in 2010 at Palacký University in Olomouc in English. Ever since, the internationalisation of the degree has never stopped. Increasingly more foreign students are studying in Olomouc, above all from the USA, Canada, and the European countries. Also in the field of Dentistry there is a theoretical and a practical part, although this course of studies lasts only five years. The practical training with patients is considered to be of paramount importance in Olomouc. Apart from the medical subjects, you can also study other courses at Palacký University in the field of management, law, ethics and social aspects. There are also state examinations at the end in the fields Preservative Dentistry, Orthodontics and Prosthetics, as well as Oral Surgery.
The duration of the studies is 5 years.
Start: Every year around the 1st of September.


The Palacký University is in the centre of Olomouc. International students are usually accommodated at the Neredin Campus, which is about 4 km away.
The Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry is located on the grounds of the University hospital. Thanks to the University hospital, the students have short bridges between the theoretical lectures and the practical sessions.
Olomouc, with 100,000 inhabitants, is located in the eastern par of the country, in former Moravia. As the fifth largest city in the Czech Republic, it is an important economic, administrative, and cultural centre.

Application procedure:

The admission at Palacký University in Olomouc takes place after an aptitude test and a subsequent interview. The written entrance examination includes questions from the following fields: Biology, Chemistry, and Physics or Mathematics. The interview is held in order to find out the student’s motivation and is usually kept very general. MSA will provide learning material in order to prepare for the entrance examination.
You can find the dates for the next entrance examination here: Dates


The degree is recognised in the whole of Europe, USA, Canada, Malaysia and other countries. The Medicine degree has been adjusted to the Bologna Process.

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