Stages of the admission process
Stage One: Application
The admission process for academic year 2019/2020 has finished. (Accepted applicants will start their studies in September 2019).
Entry requirements and admission process for CINKK program – see this document.
Administration fee for application form for academic year 2019/2020 is 699 CZK.
Note: The 3-year MA program has become reality. Read this letter from Head of Department.
Stage Two: Interview
The admission interviews took place in the end of March 2019. They are held remotely using Skype software. 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? Congrats! 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 ČR without a visa; there are different conditions for third country nationals.
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 two years. The price of the visa depends on the student’s country of origin.
Must read and must see before your departure. For citizens of non-EU countries:
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.
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.