Why choose Faculty of Science?

Faculty of Science of the Palacký University Olomouc is a research-oriented faculty. It offers
Bachelor's, ►Master's and ►Doctoral studies in various fields of Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Ecology and Environmental Sciences, and Earth Sciences. Currently there are approximately 3,900 students and over 800 employees at the faculty.

Palacký University is an integral part of the city of Olomouc - one of the most beautiful in the Czech Republic. With its almost 100,000 inhabitants it is rightly called a university city, as it grows by more than 23,000 students during the academic year. The history of the local university, which is the second oldest in the Czech Republic, dates back to 1573. Nowadays it represents a modern educational and research institution offering a wide range of study programmes at eight faculties.

Reasons to study at the Faculty of Science:

  • friendly and individual approach to students
  • high-quality education in modern facilities
  • top experts with excellent scientific achievements
  • students can participate in research
  • contacts with future employers during studies
  • motivational scholarships
  • support for international mobility
  • chance to participate in popularization of science
  • living in Olomouc, a university city with rich offer of cultural and sporting activities

Application, Deadlines & Fees

Applications for study programmes are currently closed.

The second round of admissions for English doctoral study programmes in academic year 2024/2025 will begin in June 2024.


English Study programmes for the academic year 2024/2025 Round Applications open from Application deadline
Bachelor 1st 1 November 2023 30 April 2024
Master 1st 1 November 2023 30 April 2024
Doctoral 1st 1 November 2023 30 April 2024

Processing fee

Processing fee of 50 EUR is paid for the administrative costs connected with each application.

The smoothest way to pay the fee is ONLINE by a valid debit/credit card following the instructions in the "payment gate" in your application (section "Application Overview"). For that you do not need to have a Czech bank account.

A transcript of the bank transfer must accompany the application. Without the payment, the application will not be considered.
You will receive information about the acceptance of your application by e-mail.
The fee is paid separately for each application and is non-refundable.

Tuition fee

In accordance with section 58 paragraph 5 of Act No. 111/1998 (amended and consolidated) on Higher Education Institutions and on Amendments and Supplements to Some Other Acts (The Higher Education Act) (hereinafter stated as „Act No. 111/1998“) and Article 22 paragraph 9 and Article 23 paragraph 4 of the UP Constitution all students enrolled in Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctoral degree programmes carried out in a foreign language are obliged to pay a tuition fee. A student who has failed to pay the annual tuition fee by the due date will be summoned before disciplinary committee. One of the possible sanctions which can be imposed is the expulsion from the programme.

In addition to tuition fees, students are expected to cover the cost of their own accommodation and subsistence, including food and travel.

Tuition fee depends on the study programme. The list of tuition fees valid from the academic year 2024/2025 can be found below (update from November 2023) or in the 10th full version of the UP Constitution (available in Czech version "Statut Univerzity Palackého v Olomouci" on the UP Official Notice Board). Previous versions available on UPShare.

For the entire period of study, the amount of tuition fees is the same as in the first year of study.

Tuition fees valid for the academic year 2024/2025:


Fischer scholarship for International Students at the Faculty of Science

The Faculty of Science offers the Fischer scholarship (named after a former Rector of Palacký University) to support international scholars during their Ph.D. study. The number of scholarships awarded in the academic year is limited by the financial possibilities of the faculty. The scholarship is available for up to 48 months.

Scholarship details

Submitting Applications November - April
Course Level the scholarship is offered to full-time students for pursuing the Ph.D. programme
Requirements obtained Master's Degree in a similar field of study,
meet the required English language proficiency for the relevant subject area
In the case of the scholarship the interview is mandatory. The interview can be held through a video call and the Vice-Dean must be present.
Scholarship Results May/June
Scholarship Award 19 000 CZK per month
Number of Scholarships according to the current financial possibilities
Tuition fee depends on the study programme
On-campus an exclusive single room accommodations for Ph.D. students (accommodation type is based on availability).

All the above items are covered for up to 48 months (during the standard period of study) based on satisfactory progression.


Application Procedure:

Fill out the request for the Fischer scholarship.

prospective students - follow the Ph.D. study application guide and together with the necessary documents upload the request in your electronic application.

Ph.D. students at the Faculty of Science UP - send the scanned and signed request to waleria.slowikova@upol.cz.

Internal standards related to scholarships

Number                             Title In effect since
A-15/7/SD-UZ04 Directive of the Dean of the Faculty of Science, UP of 17.12.2015, which regulates certain provisions of Scholarship Code of UP (IV. Full version effective by 24.1.2022) 01/24/2022
A-15/7/SD-N04 Amendment no.4 to the Directive of the Dean of the Faculty of Science, UP of 17.12.2015, which regulates certain provisions of Scholarship Code of UP (to the III. Full version effective by 1.1.2021) 01/24/2022
A-15/7/SD-UZ03 Directive of the Dean of the Faculty of Science, UP of 17. 12. 2015, which regulates certain provisions of Scholarship Code of UP (III. Full version effective by 1. 1. 2021) 01/01/2021

Incoming Exchange Students

Short-term Courses

Students who come for the ERASMUS+ programme or other short term programmes choose courses from the section Short-term Courses below.

Most departments at the Faculty of Science offer courses in the English language. These courses are not exclusively intended for foreign students only, the exchange students will study alongside Czech students. Exchange students must enroll a minimum of 15 ECTS (20 ECTS for Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility students) out of the usual maximum of 30 ECTS. Students must select most of the courses at the contractual faculty. In addition, students can choose courses with the remaining minimum number of credits at another faculty of UP. Students must be enrolled in full-time study.

In case you need more information about study opportunities at the faculty, please contact Mrs. Dana Gronychova, dana.gronychova@upol.cz.

Short-term Courses

Mathematics and Computer Science

Winter Semester

KMA/SC Scientific computing
KMA/SR1 Scientific reading 1
KMA/XMAT Mathematics
KMI/FUZ Fuzzy Sets
KMI/KRY Cryptography
KMI/TIKO Information Theory and Coding
VCJ/CFF Czech for Foreigners

Summer Semester

KAG/ALG2A Algebra 2
KAG/ALG4 Algebra 4
KMA/CS Compositional seminar
KMA/SR2 Scientific reading 2
KMI/FKA Formal Concept Analysis
KMI/KOM Data Compression
VCJ/CFF Czech for Foreigners


Winter Semester

OPT/KOKT Conceptual Issues in Quantum Theory
OPT/KTI Quantum Information Theory
OPT/QE1 Quantum Electrodynamics 1
OPT/SYN Nonlinear Dynamics, Chaos, and Synergetics
OPT/TSF Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics
KBF/FOSY Photosynthesis and Stress
KBF/MBM Molecular Biology of Mutagens, Carcinogens and Cytostatics
KEF/TMN Fundamentals of Mechanics
KEF/TSI1E Theory of Signals and Information 1
SLO/ELNO Experimental Laser and Nonlinear Optics
SLO/OEF Optics for Experimental Physicists
SLO/PROG1 Computer Programming and Numerical Methods
VCJ/CFF Czech for Foreigners

Summer Semester

OPT/FZL Laser Physics
OPT/KTI Quantum Information Theory
OPT/QS1 Coherence and Statistical Optics
KBF/BISE Biological Experiments in Silico
KBF/VRB Free Radicals in Biology and Biomedicine
KEF/BMCHE Biomechanics
KEF/MATEX Mathematical Software in Natural Science
KEF/NBIO Bionanotechnology
KEF/TR Theory of Relativity
KEF/TSI2E Theory of Signals and Information 2
KEF/VIJE Virtual Instrumentation in Nuclear Physics
SLO/LTP1 Laser Technologies in Practice
SLO/OVN-E Optical Properties of Solid Materials
SLO/PROG2 Programming in C Language for Physicists
VCJ/CFF Czech for Foreigners


Winter Semester

ACH/AACZP Analytical Applications in Environmental Chemistry
ACH/AHS Application of Mass Spectrometry
ACH/PHS Mass Spectrometry
ACH/RLE Research Laboratory Experiments
ACH/UAOS Analysis of Organic Compounds
AFC/PGFLA Physico-Chemical Methods of Study of Substance
KBC/MBIOG Molecular Biology
KFC/ADD Advanced Rational Drug Design
KFC/ELC Electrochemistry
KFC/FF Photochemistry
KFC/MOM Molecular Modelling
KFC/MOMAT Modeling of Materials and Nanomaterials
KFC/MSRM Methods of Study of Reaction Mechanisms
KFC/MVM Mechanicals Properties of Materials
KFC/NEK Noncovalent Interactions
KFC/NNM1 Nanomaterials 1
KFC/PFCH Advanced Lectures in Physical Chemistry
KFC/QCH Quantum Chemistry
KFC/RKPF Solid Phase Reaction Kinetics
KFC/SP Study of Surface
KFC/SPM1 Spectroscopic Methods 1
KFC/SSM Seminar in Spectroscopic Method
KFC/STBI Structural Bioinformatics
KFC/STD Statistical Thermodynamics
OCH/BPC Basic Practical Course in Organic Chemistry
OCH/CHHC Chemistry of Heterocyclic Compounds
OCH/CNA Chemistry of Nucleic Acids
OCH/HCH History of Chemistry
OCH/KBC Lectures in Bioorganic Chemistry
OCH/OOS Organometallics in Organic Synthesis
VCJ/CFF Czech for Foreigners

Summer Semester

ACH/MTAC Microtechniques in Analytical Chemistry
ACH/RLE Research Laboratory Experiments
KFC/HS Heterogenous Systems
KFC/MAMA Magnetism of Materials
KFC/MSKX Methods of Study of Colloid Systems
KFC/NNM2 Nanomaterials 2
KFC/RTGM X-ray Methods for Characterization of Nanomaterials
KFC/SPM2 Spectroscopic Methods 2
KFC/VVL Methods for Study of Surface Tension and Viscoelasticity of Matherials
OCH/BPC Basic Practical Course in Organic Chemistry
OCH/CHHC Chemistry of Heterocyclic Compounds
OCH/CNA Chemistry of Nucleic Acids
OCH/HCH History of Chemistry
OCH/KBC Lectures in Bioorganic Chemistry
OCH/OOS Organometallics in Organic Synthesis
VCJ/CFF Czech for Foreigners


Winter Semester

BOT/FTGSB Plant Geography
BOT/GME General Mycology in English Language
EKO/ADF1 English Documentary Series
EKO/MVPO Methods of Scientific Research
LRR/MBTEN Principles and Applications of Molecular Biotechnology
LRR/VORF Persons of Consequence in Plant Physiology
VCJ/CFF Czech for Foreigners

Summer Semester

BOT/ZFP Basics of Phytopathology
EKO/ADF1 English Documentary Series
VCJ/CFF Czech for Foreigners


Winter Semester

KGE/ENGPR Ground Penetration Radar Applications
KGE/FPEMF Practicals in Environmental Monitoring for Foreigners
KGE/GEZPF Geological Factors of Environment for Foreigners
KGE/GK Quaternary Geology
KGE/TCEGF Field Labs in Environmental Geology 1 for Foreigners
KGE/VCL Human Evolution
KGE/XGME Geology of Middle East
KGE/XMECH Rock and Soil Mechanics
KGE/XMP Mineralogy and Petrology
KGE/XPPE Principles of Petroleum Engineering
KGE/XSTGE Statistics in Geosciences
KGG/QALM Advanced Landscape Mapping Methods
KGG/QBAL Regional Geography of the Balkans
KGG/QCLIC Geography of Climate Change
KGG/QCZR Geography of the Czech Republic
KGG/QGAM Didactic Games in Geography
KGG/QGIG GIScience for Geographers
KGG/QKGEX Geographical Field Trip in the Czech Republic
KGG/QLMAP Landscape Mapping
KGG/QOR Geographically Oriented Research
KGG/QRGCE Regional Geography of Central Europe
KGG/QRIS Regional Information Systems
KGI/DALPZ Earth Remote Sensing
KGI/DIMOT Digital Elevation Models
KGI/GEOPR Project in Geography
KGI/GI Geoinformatics
KGI/GINEW New Issues of Geosciences
KGI/INUZ Land Information Systems
KGI/XGCC Cognitive Cartography
KGI/XGDG Design in Geovisualization
KGI/XGDPC Desktop Publishing in Cartography
KGI/XGPG Principles of Geovisualization
KGI/XGTC Thematic Cartography
VCJ/CFF Czech for Foreigners

Summer Semester

KGE/ENEX Environmental Field Trip
KGE/GEGE Field Trip in Geology and Geomorphology
KGE/UGM Introduction to Hydrogeochemical Modeling
KGE/PRGCR Introduction to Geology of the Czech Republic
KGE/TCGEF Field Trip in Geology for Foreigners
KGE/VCMKF Evolution of Man and his Material Civilization for Foreigners
KGE/XHYGE Hydrogeology
KGE/XPPG Principles of Petroleum Geology
KGE/XRE Reservoir Engineering
KGE/XSES Sedimentology and Stratigraphy
KGE/ZGEX Foreign geological Field Trip
KGG/QALM Advanced Landscape Mapping Methods
KGG/QBAL Regional Geography of the Balkans
KGG/QCRCW Conflict Regions of the Contemporary World
KGG/QCZR Geography of the Czech Republic
KGG/QDCLI Geography of Climate Change
KGG/QDGCE Regional Geography of Central Europe
KGG/QGAM Didactic Games in Geography
KGG/QGIG GIScience for Geographers
KGG/QKGEX Geographical Field Trip in the Czech Republic
KGG/QLMAP Landscape Mapping
KGG/QOR Geographically Oriented Research
KGG/QRIS Regional Information Systems
KGG/QZDG Fundamentals of Demography
KGG/QZGEX Geographical Field Trip to a Foreign Country
KGI/ANGIS Analyzes in GIS
KGI/COCAR Cognitive Cartography
KGI/GI Geoinformatics
KGI/GINEW New Issues of Geosciences
KGI/GURBA GI in Urban Applications
KGI/INUZ Land Information Systems
KGI/TRITE 3D Technologies
KGI/XG3DV 3D Visualization
KGI/XGAVM Advanced Visualization Methods
KGI/XGCC Congnitive Cartography
KGI/XGCP Cartographic Project
KGI/XGDG Design in Geovisualization
KGI/XGPG Principles of Geovisualization
KGI/XGTC Thematic Cartography
KGI/XGWC Web Cartography
VCJ/CFF Czech for Foreigners

Development Studies

Winter Semester

MRS/ANG1 English Language 1
MRS/WDAF Development Opportunities of Africa
MRS/WDC1 Development Challenges 1 (short-term course of visiting scholars)
MRS/WPGP Politico-Geographical Processes in the Developing World
MRS/WPM Project Management
MRS/WSD Sustainable Development
MRS/WSPD Sport and Development
MRS/ZKAJ1 Conversation in English 1
VCJ/CFF Czech for Foreigners

Summer Semester

KSK/@SAD Sport and Development - running at Neředín campus
MRS/ANG2 English Language 2
MRS/IFS Introduction to Futures Studies
MRS/WDA Development Assistance
MRS/WDAS Development Opportunities of Asia
MRS/WDC2 Development Challenges (short-term course of visiting scholars)
MRS/WDE Development Economics
MRS/WDLA Development Opportunities of Latin America
MRS/WDT Development Topics (short-term course of visiting scholars)
MRS/WEDP Evaluations of Development Projects
MRS/WHF History of the Future
MRS/WMW Migration in Today's World
MRS/WSCD Security, Conflict and Development
MRS/WTSC Technological & Social Change
MRS/YHIST Lessons from History
PRF/EUGEO Impact of European Union Policies on GeoSciences
VCJ/CFF Czech for Foreigners


This mobility activity stimulates and strongly promotes the education and training of students through traineeships abroad. It provides students with an opportunity to apply their current theoretical knowledge and skills related to their field of study in a specific work environment, expand these with new expert knowledge and capacities or strengthen key competencies such as efficient communication, including communication in foreign languages, intercultural competencies, team work, organizational skills, problem solution, information literacy, creativity, etc. Traineeships significantly enhance the qualification profile of students and recent graduates, boost their professional and personal development, and increase their employability. The Traineeship does not require a bilateral agreement but must be agreed upon and confirmed in the form of a Letter of Admission (LoA) or Learning Agreement for Traineeships (LA). The traineeship must be closely related to the field of study, and following its completion must be fully recognized by the relevant department/centre. (Award of the agreed number of ECTS credits and/or a diploma supplement.)

Applicants wishing to participate in a traineeship, please contact Mrs. Dana Gronychová, dana.gronychova@upol.cz.

Supporting documents of the Applicant

  • motivation of applicant
  • Learning agreement for traineeships (a detailed and well-structured work programme corresponding to the field of study and motivation factors of the applicant; relevant duration of mobility, etc.)
  • recommendation of the departmental professional supervisor for traineeships
  • language skills

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