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Applicants must fill in an application form and send it including relevant enclosures to the below mentioned address within the given deadline.

Mandatory attachments of the application form are:

  • Curriculum vitae,
  • Cover letter,
  • Essay on the topic "Nurse as a Profession" in the range of 7500 characters (with spaces),
  • Certified copy of your passport and birth certificate,
  • Certified copy of a secondary school diploma or other official document confirming the completion of secondary school,
  • Certificate of Recognition of a foreign certificate in the Czech Republic or the Decision on Recognition of foreign certificates in the Czech Republic (the validation clause), always according to the laws of the Czech Republic,
  • Certified copy of the passed language examination at the following level: TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) - 560 points or IELTS (International Language Testing System) - 6.5 points, or confirmation on test like: FCE (First Certificate in English), CAE (Certificate in Advanced English), CPE (Certificate in Proficiency English) or Communicator or Expert (City and Guilds examination); in case the applicants for whom English is an official language of the state of which they are nationals, the Dean of the Faculty can decide to waive this requirement, or to verify English language proficiency by setting up a English language test processed at the Faculty of Health and Social Studies of the University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice (in case of the Dean’s decision on the applicant’s obligatory obeisance of the test of the English language, this test becomes a part of the admission procedure),
  • Confirmation from a general practitioner on health condition.


Applicants who have submitted all the required materials will be included in the admission process. Within the admission procedures evaluation of all the materials sent will be performed by the committee appointed by the Dean of the Faculty. The applicant may gain a maximum of 100 points (20 points of the cover letter, 30 points of the essay and 50 points of the test on knowledge prerequisites). In case of the applicants who have been determined by the Dean to the obligatory obeisance of the test of the English language, the test will be a part of the admission procedures.

The evaluation and admission committee will rank the candidates proposed for admission. The Dean of the faculty has the final decision on the acceptance of an applicant based on the recommendation of the admission committee within 8 days after the admission and the applicants are informed in writing within 30 days on the outcome according to §50 paragraph 5 of the Act on Higher Education.

The instructions concerning the payment of the tuition fee for the first semester will be given to applicants together with the decision about his/her acceptance.


The completed application form must be sent by 12 February 2016 at the latest to the following address:

Gabriela Kopecka, International Office, Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice, J. Boreckého 27, 370 11 České Budějovice, Czech Republic.


The Faculty of Health and Social Studies offers selected study course in English for a tuition fee of 1 100 EUR per semester for EU students and for a tuition fee of 1 600 EUR per semester for students outside EU.

It covers all instruction (lectures, seminars, clinical training and tutorials); certain necessary texts and entitles students to use all faculty facilities including the library and a modern computer lab. The fee does not cover accommodation and meals. Other expenses not covered by the fee include residence permit and payments necessary for the translation and official recognition of secondary school certificates.

Please note that the tuition fees are revised annually and all fees are subject to change. The cost basis is set annually by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of Czech Republic (CZ info only).




Study in the study course in the academic year 2016/2017 will be opened only in the case when at least a minimum of 10 applicants shall enrol and shall be accepted for the study. In other cases the study course will not be opened.

Applicants have the right to appeal against the decision to the Dean of the faculty. The completed appeal forms must be submitted within 30 days from the date of its delivery. The Dean can grant an application and change her decision; otherwise she will pass it on to the Rector. The Rector can change the decision of the Dean which was issued contrary to law, internal rules of university or with the conditions defined in accordance with § 49, section 1 a 3 of the Act. Nr. 111/98 Coll. Otherwise he will reject the request and he will confirm the original resolution of the Dean.



For further information about study course contact:

Ms Gabriela Kopecka, PhD., tel.: +420 389 037 820,