Humanities COMPLEX

This intensive programme is designed by Charles University experts in close collaboration with the university faculties to prepare international students for humanities studies and a successful career. >>>

Place of teaching
September 2024
35 hours a week
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This programme is ideal for you if you demonstrate high academic potential but need support in any of the below areas:

  • Overcoming the academic gap between between your high school education and the Czech Republic for the admission process as well as to successfully master your university studies.
  • Going through the visa application process and the process of your high school studies recognition.
  • Settling smoothly into a different culture and understanding local customs.
  • Saving finances by mastering the Czech language in the foundation programme – thus enabling you to study at a Czech-language university for free (this applies to Czech public universities).

We have been successfully preparing international applicants for university studies for over 50 years. We know how to support you. Studying at university is great, but also demanding.


Selfcheck: What Will Help You Succeed?


  1. Learning Czech is easier if you already have experience with a Slavic language. Do you speak any Slavic language?
    1. "Yes" – Excellent. Does your answer to 2-4 also apply?
    2. "No" - Enhance your chances: consider attending a summer school or online Czech courses before starting the foundation programme.
  2. Do you have a solid understanding of humanities-focused subjects such as history, social sciences, literature, and languages?
  3. Are you committed to attending school diligently with minimal absences?
  4. Do you plan on actively studying, meaning not only in class but also in your free time?

If your answer is yes to all of the above, excellent, you have the best chances of succeeding within one year. If you answered no to two or more questions, it may be advisable to spread your foundation programme over two years. We will help you find the right pace. See the diagram below.



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High quality and modern teaching of academic subjects and languages – (35 lessons per week, 1250 lessons in total) delivered through lectures, seminars and study assignments in:


  • Intensive Czech tuition (includes professional Czech terminology)
  • Modern history and politology
  • Verbal thinking
  • Introducing to social sciences
  • Socio-cultural Seminar

1. Uni preparation and guidance on university choice

  • Intensive preparation for entrance examination and university studies
  • University visits and individual consultations on your university choices and applications
  • Support in academic progress and attendance management
  • Access to Charles University libraries and lectures
  • Core textbooks, copyright materials, MS Teams and Moodle
  • Academically related excursions 

2. Settle down support

  • Support in settling into the Czech culture, informative workshops and advice from alumni
  • Cultural visits, sports, entertainment events
  • Support in handling everyday life situations (incl. guidance in medical situations)
  • Local SIM card
  • Access to the pan-european Eduroam wifi on all campuses
  • Assistance with arranging airport transfer on arrival 

3. Admin support

  • Assistance with submission of visa documents, immigration registration, diploma recognition, university application and advice on visa extension 

4. Additional Services

  • In addition to the above we can also help you with the following (for additional fee):

„When I moved to Europe I met a nice lady who helped foreigners find their way around and settle in. I decided that one day I would help people too.

My teacher from ILPS, Zdena Malá, told me that there is a Masters degree in Social Work at the Hussite Theological Faculty, where I enrolled with her help.

I studied at ILPS for a year and worked on my essay for two months and it paid off, I was admitted to Charles University. I am happy that my dream can come true and I will be able to help people.“ >>>

Ankhzaya, Mongolia, student of the Humanities COMPLEX course, 2022/2023



Your goal is to study successfully at a university in the Czech Republic.
Our goal is to prepare you for it.


The COMPLEX programme provides the necessary support for mastering academic subjects as well as the Czech language. Czech is complex, and mastering it requires significant effort, especially from students with no experience in Slavic languages.


The success rate of our students is 90% or higher. Each year, the majority of our students successfully complete the programme with a B2 level of Czech and continue their studies at the most prestigious Czech universities in the most sought-after fields of study.


Some of our students successfully complete the programme with a B1 level of Czech. At this level, two options are available:

  1. Apply to universities that accept students with Czech proficiency starting from B1 level. See below for university study with B1 level.
  2. Continue studying the PROGRESS programme, which is specifically designed for students with B1 language proficiency. This programme will help students refine both their language and academic subject knowledge so that they can apply for the most sought-after fields of study (i.e., B2/C1) in the following year.

The foundation program kicks off with a two-week intensive Czech language course, during which you'll firmly grasp essential phrases, receive practical tips on life in the Czech Republic, and familiarize yourself with your study center and its surroundings (shops, pharmacies, etc.). Of course, you'll also learn more details about Charles University. Starting from the third week, your schedule will incorporate lessons in specialized subjects in the Czech language.

You can look forward not only to lectures and seminars, but also to study projects with feedback from lecturers. Teachers combine theoretical instruction with practical assignments and exercises to prepare students for entrance exams and subsequent university studies. A bonus of our program is the opportunity to attend lectures at selected colleges and universities during the summer semester.


Zdena Malá

PhDr. Zdeňka Malá

I teach the Socio-Cultural Seminar as part of the intensive preparatory programme for Humanities for Czech universities. In the course, we discuss current events, the history and present of the Czech Republic, politics, architecture and art. Classes are held at the Krystal Centre, and we sometimes go on excursions to museums and galleries in Prague.

I have been working at the UJOP Charles University for 14 years.

Zdena Malá

"In the course you can learn a lot of things not only about the humanities, but also about life in the Czech Republic. You'll need that for the entrance exams, and then throughout your studies and life here."

PhDr. Zdeňka Malá


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Regular tests both from the academic subjects and the language are integral part of the learning process, which will help you monitor how well you are achieving your learning goals. A diagnostic test at the end of the first semester will assess your progress and reveal the weaknesses of your studies. Based on the result of the final exam at the end of the second semester, you will receive a certificate of your knowledge of the Czech language.


Study programmes to consider after the UJOP Charles University foundation programme:

  • Translation and interpreting
  • English Philology
  • Czech for foreigners
  • English and American Studies
  • Humanities
  • Political Science
  • International Relations
  • Security and Strategic Studies
  • Media and Communication Studies
  • Law and Legal science




The foundation programme for studies in humanities takes place at the Prague Krystal Centre. The advantage of this campus in Prague 6 is the possibility of studying, meals and accommodation in one place. There is a large natural park and a large sports and recreational area of Charles University near the study centre. The trip to the city centre takes 15 minutes by metro.


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 Winter semester:

  • 9 Sep 2024 – 24 Jan 2025

 Christmas holiday:

  • 23 Dec 2024 – 3 Jan 2025

 Exam period:

  • 27 Jan 2025 – 31 Jan 2025

 Summer semester:

  • 3 Feb 2025 – 23 May 2025

 Exam period:

  • 26 May 2025 – 30 Jun 2025

 Teaching days:

  • Monday – Friday


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