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New Bachelor’s degree programme - Czech for Foreigners

The study of the Czech language is now more accessible for foreigners

New opportunities are being launched for all foreigners at the Faculty of Arts from this year on. They can now apply for the newly accredited Bachelor's degree programme Czech for Foreigners. It is required to have an A1-A2 entry level of the Czech language.

"We have been offering a Master's degree in the Czech language since 2015. It has been verified that there is a great interest in learning the Czech language as students from China, Ukraine, Hungary or Egypt come here. As a result, we have launched a bachelor's degree programme," says the head of the Czech language department (at the Faculty of Arts at the University of Ostrava) doc. Jaroslav David.

The first year of studies will mainly focus on conversation in order to adjust the language level of the students. The language of communication in the first year will be English as well. Therefore, at least B1 level of English is required. There will be more emphasis on working with texts, history and culture in the following years. The study programme itself lasts for three years. After the completion of the Bachelor's degree, it is possible to follow up with a two-year Master's degree.

Those interested in the programme can submit an electronic application form until July 31, 2020. Due to all the current measures, the entrance exam will be held in written form by sending a CV and a short motivation letter in Czech.

More information about this programme (including the contacts) can be found on the website of the Department of the Czech Language.

Preparatory Czech language courses

The University of Ostrava also offers preparatory Czech courses for foreign students - consisting of either 26 hours (3 months) or 300 hours (two semesters). The second mentioned is designed as a preparatory course for studying at the University of Ostrava. A graduate of this Czech course can attain B1 level in the Czech language according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) upon fulfilling all of the studying requirements. After having passed the entrance exams, the graduate of the course can continue to pursue any study programme at the University of Ostrava.

Updated: 16. 06. 2020

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