Prospective Students

Degree Programmes in English

Why choose Faculty of Science?

The Faculty of Science of Palacký University in Olomouc is a research-based faculty that offers Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctoral studies in various branches of Mathematics and Computer Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Ecology, and Earth Sciences. Currently there are approximately 3,500 students and 1,100 employees at the faculty.

Palacký University is an inalienable part of Olomouc, which has been listed as one of Europe's hidden treasures by the Lonely Planet guide. Olomouc with approximately 100,000 inhabitants deserves the label "university city", since there are more than 20,000 students living here during the academic year. The tradition of the second oldest university in the Czech Republic dates back to 1573. Nowadays it represents a modern educational and research institution offering a wide range of study fields 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
  • chance to participate in research
  • contacts with future employers during studies
  • motivational scholarships
  • support of international mobility
  • chance to participate in popularization of science
  • living in Olomouc, a university city with rich offer of cultural and sporting activities

Applications & Deadlines

Applicants for the study programmes conducted in English must fill in an online application.

The electronic application for all study programmes is currently closed.

Applications for the Academic Year 2021/2022 will be launched in November 2020.

Processing fee

Processing fee of 690 CZK (approximately 27 EUR) is to be paid by credit card in your electronic application.
You can also pay to the following account:

Bank name: Komercni banka, Olomouc
Account number - IBAN: CZ0901000000191096330227
Account holder: Univerzita Palackeho v Olomouci, Krizkovskeho 8, 779 00 Olomouc
Payment description: your name and surname, FS-PAPL
Reference No.: 3900

A transcript of the bank transfer must accompany the application.
Without the payment, the application will not be considered.

Documents required for application

Below is a general list of documents that you need to attach to your electronic application (in pdf). Please note that the documents and admission requirements may vary according to the year of enrollment and the chosen field. Always follow the instructions from your department.

  1. Certified copy of your diploma and Transcript of Records. These should be requested from the colleges and universities attended. For applicants from non-member states of the Hague Conference on International Law (see the list), the documents must be accompanied by an apostille issued by the local Czech Embassy.
  2. Two recommendation letters. These provide an additional source of information about professional and academic level and should be completed by employer or university professor.
  3. Curriculum vitae. Information concerning your life, education, including work, study and research experience. Statement of academic goal indicating why you wish to study in a particular program. Ph.D. applicants are expected to submit a description of their graduate program, diploma thesis, published papers, honours awarded, membership in scientfic societies and personal professional goals.
  4. English language proficiency certificate (TOEFL, IELTS, CAE, CPE) at least at B2 CEFR level, or a document certifying applicant's previous English language courses or studies in English.
  5. Health status certificate (not older than one month). All accepted international students are required to join International Student Medical Expense Plan or show a proof of equivalent coverage of their health insurance.
  6. Diploma recognition.

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 Constitution of UP 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 price range is from 1 700 EUR up to 5 200 EUR. List of current tuition fees can be found below (update from April 1, 2020).


 Study programme                           Type                                 Tuition fee

                                                        doktorský = Doctoral (4 years)
                                                     navazující magisterský = Master
                                                     bakalářský = Bachelor


Fischer scholarship for International Students at the Faculty of Science

J. L. Fischer
Currently, we do not accept the applications for Fischer scholarship.
Applications for the Academic year 2021/2022 will be launched in November 2020.
The Faculty of Science offers the Fischer scholarship to support international scholars during their Ph.D. study. The scholarship is open for 10 outstanding international doctoral students of all fields. The scholarship is available for up to 48 months.

Scholarship details

Scholarship Description:

  • Submitting Applications:  November - April (Deadline: April 30, 2021)
  • Results:                            June
  • Course Level:                    the scholarship is offered to full-time students for pursuing the Ph.D. program
  • Scholarship Award:           the Faculty of Science grants 11 000 EUR per academic year (25 000 CZK/month)
  • Number of Scholarships:  up to 10 scholarships every year to support International Scholars
  • Tuition fee:                       depends on the program and could be up to 5 200 EUR
  • 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 based on satisfactory progression.

Entrance Requirements:

  • Applicants must have a Master's Degree in a similar field of study and meet the required English language proficiency for the relevant subject area.

Application Procedure:

  • Follow the Ph.D. study application guide and together with the necessary documents include also a request for the Fischer scholarship.
  • 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.
  • The application fee is 690 CZK (non-refundable).
  • If you already are a Ph.D. student in your second or higher year at the Faculty of Science UP
    only the request for the Fischer scholarship is necessary. Send it to

Internal standards related to scholarships

Number Title In effect since
A-15/7/SD Directive of the Dean of the Faculty of Science, which regulates certain provisions of Scholarship Code of UP + Amendment no.1 A-17/9/SD 01/01/2016
A-15/7/SD-ÚZ02 Directive of the Dean of the Faculty of Science, UP of 17. 12. 2015, which regulates certain provisions of Scholarship Code of UP, (II. Full version) 11/04/2019
A-15/7/SD-N02 Amendment no. 2 to Dean´s directive from 17. 12. 2015 which regulates certain provisions of the Scholarship Code of UP, resp. to its I. full version effective by 1.9.2017, i.e. to A-15/7/SD 11/04/2019

Incoming Exchange Students

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.

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

In case you need more information about study opportunities at the faculty, please contact Mrs. Dana Gronychova,

Short-term Courses

Mathematics and Computer Science

Winter Semester

KAG/ALG2D Algebra 1
KAG/KGEO2 Geometry 2
KMA/AMMS Applications of Multivariate Statistics Methods
KMA/NLP Nonlinear Programming
KMA/PDR2 Partial Differential Equations 2
KMA/PSM Psychometrics
KMA/ZNM Basic Numerical Methods
KMI/FUZ Fuzzy Sets
KMI/KRY Cryptography
KMI/TIKO Information Theory and Coding
VCJ/CFF Czech for Foreigners

Summer Semester

KAG/ALG4 Algebra 4
KAG/KMA4 Calculus 4
KMA/BIOM Biometry
KMA/DS1M Dynamical Systems 1
KMA/KS Complex System
KMA/NEM Nonparametric Methods
KMA/NMOM Numerical Methods of Optimization
KMI/FKA Formal Concept Analysis
KMI/KOM Data Compression
VCJ/CFF Czech for Foreigners


Winter Semester

OPT/KKZI1 Quantum Communication and Information Processing 1
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/HRS Voice, Speech and Hearing
KBF/MBM Molecular Biology of Mutagens, Carcinogens and Cytostatics
KEF/EMNE Experimental Methods of Nanomaterials
KEF/ENVF Environmental Physics
KEF/TMN Fundamentals of Mechanics
KEF/TSI1E Theory of Signals and Information 1
SLO/BZDF Sources and Detectors for Nanophotonics
SLO/ELNO Experimental Laser and Nonlinear Optics
SLO/NMF1 Numerical Methods for Physicists 1
SLO/OEF Optics for Experimental Physicists
SLO/PLT Programming of Laboratory Devices
SLO/PROG1 Computer Programming and Numerical Methods
VCJ/CFF Czech for Foreigners

Summer Semester

OPT/IZL Laser Physics
OPT/KKZI2 Quantum Communication and Information Processing 2
OPT/KTI Quantum Information Theory
OPT/QE2 Quantum Electrodynamics 2
OPT/QS1 Coherence and Statistical Optics
KBF/BISE Biological Experiments in Silico
KBF/VRB Free Radicals in Biology and Biomedicine
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/BOVN Optical Properties of Nanostructures
SLO/LTP1 Laser Technologies in Practice
SLO/NMF2 Numerical Methods for Physicists 2
SLO/OVPL 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/FCHM Physico-Chemical Methods of Study of Substances
AFC/SMVL Spectral and Magnetic Properties of Matter
CRH/BRB Bioimaging of Plant Cells
CRH/MIT Modern Techniques of Immunofluorescence
KBC/MBIOG Molecular Biology
KFC/ADD Advanced Rational Drug Design
KFC/ELC Electrochemistry
KFC/FF Photochemistry and Photoelectrochemistry
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/CNA Chemistry of Nucleic Acids
OCH/OOS Organometallics in Organic Synthesis
VCJ/CFF Czech for Foreigners

Summer Semester

ACH/MTAC Microtechniques in Analytical Chemistry
ACH/RLE Research Laboratory Experiments
AFC/MGCH Magnetochemistry
AFC/SAB Structural Analysis of Biomolecules
CRH/BSB Stress Biology and Biotechnology
CRH/BTI Biotechnological and Biochemical Information
CRH/CS Cytoskeleton and Signalling
KFC/BFCH Biophysical Chemistry
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/CNA Chemistry of Nucleic Acids
OCH/OOS Organometallics in Organic Synthesis
VCJ/CFF Czech for Foreigners


Winter Semester

BOT/FTGSB Plant Geography
BOT/GME General Mycology in English Language
LRR/MBRO1 Molecular Biology od Plants 1
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
LRR/MBRO2 Molecular Biology of Plants 2
VCJ/CFF Czech for Foreigners
ZOO/KTORN Field Ornitology


Winter Semester

KGE/ANGG English for Geologists
KGE/FPEMF Practicals in Environmental Monitoring for Foreigners
KGE/GEZPF Geological Factors of Environment for Foreigners
KGE/GK Quaternary Geology
KGE/KMGF Course of Shallow Geophysics
KGE/MMZG Modern Methods of Geophysical Data Processing
KGE/MS Methods in Stratigraphy
KGE/SEDG Sedimentology
KGE/TCEGF Field Labs in Environmental Geology 1 for Foreigners
KGE/VCL Human Evolution
KGG/QBAL Regional Geography of the Balkans
KGG/QCLIC Geography of Climate Change
KGG/QCRCW Conflict Regions of the Contemporary World
KGG/QCZR Geography of the Czech Republic
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 Seminar in Regional Geography of Central Europe
KGG/QRIS Regional Information Systems
KGG/QRSP Remote Sensing Principles
KGI/DAPRZ Remote Sensing
KGI/DIMOR Digital Elevation Models
KGI/GEHUG Geoinformatics in Human Geography
KGI/GEPRO Gegraphical Project
KGI/GI Geoinformatics
KGI/GINEW New Issues of Geosciences
KGI/GURBA GI in Urban Applications
KGI/KADES Cartographic Design and Prepress Processing
KGI/SEGE2 Socio-economic Geography 2
VCJ/CFF Czech for Foreigners

Summer Semester

KGE/EMI Environmental Mineralogy
KGE/GEGE Field Trip in Geology and Geomorphology
KGE/IHM Introduction to Hydrogeochemical Modeling
KGE/LEGO Medical Geology
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/ZGEX Foreign geological Field Trip
KGG/QBAL Regional Geography of the Balkans
KGG/QCLIC Geography of Climate Change
KGG/QCRCW Conflict Regions of the Contemporary World
KGG/QCZR Geography of the Czech Republic
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/QRGCE Seminar in Regional Geography of Central Europe
KGG/QTEC Terrain Climatology
KGG/QZGEX Geographical Field Trip to a Foreign Country
KGI/GI Geoinformatics
KGI/GINEW New Issues of Geosciences
KGI/GIS Geographical Information Systems
KGI/ISUZ Land Information Systems
KGI/KART2 Cartography 2
KGI/PRG2 Programming 2
KGI/TRID Technologies in Geographic Information Science
KGI/VYPOK Computational Methods in Cartography
KGI/WEKAR Web Cartography
VCJ/CFF Czech for Foreigners

Development Studies

Winter Semester

MRS/ANEN1 English Language 1
MRS/WDC1 Development Challenges 1
MRS/WDTA Development Theories and Anthropology
MRS/WFOR Foresight
MRS/WGDE Global Development
MRS/WGEG Global Environmental Geography
MRS/WGG Geography of Globalization
MRS/WIG Introduction to GIS
MRS/WPGP Politico-geographical Processes in the Developing World
MRS/WRM Research Methods
MRS/WSD Sustainable Development
MRS/XGDAF Development of Africa
MRS/XGDCA Development of Central Asia and Middle East
MRS/YFORM Possible Futures Shaping
VCJ/CFF Czech for Foreigners

Summer Semester

MRS/ANG2 English Language 2
MRS/WDAS Development Opportunities of Asia
MRS/WDC2 Development Challenges 2
MRS/WDE Development Economics
MRS/WDT Development Topics
MRS/WEE Economic Evaluation
MRS/WGEI2 Global Environmental Issues 2
MRS/WHF History of Future
MRS/WMW Migration in Today's World
MRS/WPM Project Management
MRS/WSCD Security, Conflict and Development
MRS/WSPD Sport and Development
MRS/WTSC Technological & Social Change
MRS/YHIST Lessons from History
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,

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