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How to apply

Stages of the admission process

1: Application | 2: Interview | 3: Decision on admission | 4: Arrival

Stage One: Application

The deadline for applications for academic year 2024/2025 is January 26, 2024. The admission process is in progress. (Accepted applicants will start their studies in September 2024). 

Entry requirements and admission process for CINKK program – see this document.

The administration fee for the application for academic year 2024/2025 is 931 CZK.



Stage Two: Interview

The admission interviews will take place in February 2024. The interviews are held remotely using Zoom. The applicants are informed of the technical details of the connection in a timely manner. A successful data transmission requires an Internet connection with a minimal transmission rate of 8 MBPS as well as a webcam.



Stage Three: Decision on admission/non-admission, document compilation

No luck? If you were not admitted you can try to apply next year or check other programs at FAMU International dpt.

Did you receive “yes” from us? Congratulations! Keep in mind that if you are admitted, it does not mean you have earned the student status yet. You only become a student once you have enrolled in Prague. The necessary documents must be arranged beforehand. Please start the process immediately after you receive the acceptance letter.

The conditions for long stay vary based on whether you are an EU citizen or from another country. Citizens of EU and Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Switzerland have the right to stay in the CR without a visa; there are different conditions for third country nationals.

Prior to your arrival, we recommend watching this video about the Czech Republic and reading our information for students.

Non-EU citizens: You need to get the necessary visa/long stay permit for your studies at the Czech Republic embassy or consulate in your country of origin well in advance. The administration process can take even four months. First you need to make an appointment with the Czech embassy in your country and it can take many weeks. Then you hand over the required documents and wait for the application form to be processed (it takes up to two months). The Department will provide the supporting materials required by ČR from the school for a visa/long stay (a stay of over 90 days) permit. Apply for long stay as the study program takes three years. The price of the visa depends on the student’s country of origin.

Czech Republic’s embassies abroad.

Must read and must see before your departure. For citizens of non-EU countries:

Information on long stays in the Czech Republic, Ministry of Interior ČR website.

Long stay/visa.


Stage four: Arrival

After your arrival, you have to register with the relevant authorities. All non-EU students are legally obliged to register with the Foreign Police within 3 days after the arrival, if it has not been done by the accommodation provider (e.g. hostel, hotel etc.)

All EU students are obliged to register with the appropriate Foreign Police Department within 30 days of arrival in case that the length of the intended stay in the Czech Republic is longer than 30 days. However, it is not necessary if it has been done by the accommodation provider.

Students that have been issued a residence card are obliged to return the card before ending their stay in the ČR.

Foreign Police Department in Prague.

The Orientation month is held in September. The semester opens with the matriculation after which you officially become a FAMU student. In a matriculation ceremony, students entered in the student register of a faculty (matricula) pledge to fulfil the requirements of academic study, to honour their moral obligation toward the University, and to respect its internal regulations and the decisions of academic officials. The ceremony requires a formal attire.

During the Orientation month, you will learn about the KOS student system where you find the subjects you take (there is no hard-copy student book at FAMU, everything is done electronically). You will learn the details of your study system, teaching, information about the FAMU library, studio, classrooms, student ID and other elements. Attendance is mandatory.

Cost of living: A single student is advised to have available approximately 300 euros per month, which should cover accommodation, transport, food and entertainment.

See our Survival guide.