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    The University of Ostrava can be considered a liberal arts institution. We educate teachers, scientists, doctors, historians, philosophers, artists and musicians. We are strong in the traditional sciences, geography, linguistics and fine arts.

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    Located in the middle of everywhere, Ostrava serves as an excellent starting point for exploring the whole of Europe. With Ostrava airport and dense infrastructure in both bus and rail transport, one can reach any European destination within hours.

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    The University of Ostrava invites you to pursue your ambition and interest in the enterprising city of Ostrava. Each of our programs is led by expert faculty whom will guide you to achieving your academic goals.


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    The University of Ostrava invites you to pursue your ambition and interest in the enterprising city of Ostrava. Each of our programs is led by expert faculty whom will guide you to achieving your academic goals.

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    Ostrava and the
    Moravian Silesian Region

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    Choose your course

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    Submit an application

    Application period is generally from November to February.

    Pay fee (~20EUR)

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    If successful in the selection procure, expect an offer letter in the mail.

    Begin visa process with Czech Embassy.

    How to Apply

    Applications to study are managed by one of the six Study Departments housed in each Faculty. Thus, the details of the admission process and requirements may vary per degree. In general, please accept the
    following procedure:

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    University of Ostrava
    Dvořákova 7, 701 03 Ostrava
    Czech Republic

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    +420 553 461 079

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    A university open to the world, working for the region. The University of Ostrava plays a unique role in developing the medical and natural sciences as well as the humanities and arts in a region.

    The University strives to contribute solutions to the social, environmental and health issues of the Moravian-Silesian Region. Furthermore, the institution is advancing the city of Ostrava as a true university city with the aim of reflecting the identity, culture and history of the region and by promoting artistic creative activities.

    The university hopes to bring to the region the progressive trends of European science and education creating favorable conditions for

    international cooperation and a welcoming environment for foreign academics and students. The university strives to be an institution that deliberately promotes high-quality scientific activities while systematically seeking new research areas and teams with the aim always towards excellence.

    With the educational goal of revealing the challenges of contemporary society, the University advances a responsible and individual approach to a wide range of students including seniors, socially disadvantaged students, and students with specific needs. We call for equal access to education and friendly communication with the public.


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    Thanks to an extremely wide range of study fields at six faculties, study
    in Ostrava brings rare cooperation and connections across medicine, fine arts, kinantropology, history, languages, social studies, education and sciences.

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    In addition to education and science, the UO also plays an important role in the social and cultural life of Ostrava, organizing events for thousands of people (Like the Researcher´s Night or We´re Ostravska Happening) or managing the UniverCity Discussion Stage of the Colours of Ostrava festival. We´re simply a part of the life in the city!

    Space for Growth

    Approaching each student individually, the University of Ostrava offers space not only for intellectual growth, but also for developing extra competences and soft skills. It actively seeks opportunities and shares them with its students to provide them with a competitive advantage.

    Regional Impact

    The UO contributes to solving issues of the Moravia-Silesia Region in social, environmental, and health areas not only through science, but also by means of bringing erudite insights into the public discussion by leading figures in their field of expertise.

    Science in the Air

    The UO purposefully promotes quality scientific activities while systematically seeking out new research areas and teams with a potential to achieve excellent results. Research-driven teaching allows timely talent identification and a high level of involvement of students in research teams and projects.

    International Space

    The University of Ostrava encourages the progressive tendencies of European science and scholarship in the region and creates favourable conditions for foreign academics and students. In 2019, the university received the HR Excellence in Research Award.

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    Our campus is the city of Ostrava; housed within recently renovated historical buildings or newly built structures our faculties, library and administrative buildings are spread throughout the city. Excellent public transportation or bike rental means you will be commuting with Czech office workers, school kids and others going about their daily routine. In-between your student commute are many cafes and restaurants in which to contemplate the arts and sciences.

    Our university dormitory offers a traditional Czech ‘student experience’ -
    modern central European amenities await the adventurous soul. Furthermore, our dorms are full of international students from Erasmus and other partner countries; typical student populations range from Portugal, Spain, Ukraine and South Korea.

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    There are several possibilities of accommodation where you will spend your days full of studying, free time and meeting new friends. The University of Ostrava has its own J. Opletal Halls of Residence with an accommodation capacity of 564 students. The Halls of Residence are located 5 minutes by trolleybus or 10 minutes on foot from the city centre.

    Some of the other accommodation options are:

    • Dormitory Poruba
    • Kampus Palace
    • Student Hall of Vista

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    10% of Ostrava are students and the young spirit and rapid progress can be felt all around. Ideas are brought to life, people are awake and all is in motion, bringing the city into the spotlight.

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    Centre for International Cooperation

    The Centre for International Cooperation coordinates recruitment and care for the international students. It also develops partnerships with universities within Europe and beyond.

    Our friendly English speaking staff is available to answer questions and provide resources or information during your stay at the university.

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    • We promote a culture of open discussion between students and academic staff, encouraging students to think critically, view issues in their wider context, and formulate their ideas with clarity.
    • The Faculty’s departments organize annual student conferences where students have the opportunity to present their research results, practice their rhetorical skills, engage in constructive critical discussions, and support each other’s efforts.
    • The Faculty has a strong tradition of research involving students, who also have the opportunity to publish their research results.
    • The Faculty has four specialist research centres and offers 14 different doctoral degrees.
    • Every year the Faculty hosts numerous scholars and other renowned public figures from the Czech Republic and all over the world.
    • The Faculty is located in the very heart of Ostrava, enabling students to participate fully in the city’s vibrant community and enrich its cultural life.
    • Students can take part in a wide range of activities organized by students.

    Why study at the Faculty of Arts?

  • Faculty of Arts

    Founded in 1991, the Faculty of Arts is one of the largest faculties at the University of Ostrava. Currently the Faculty has over 2000 students and more than 120 academic staff. Half of its twelve departments focus on philological disciplines (modern and classical languages and linguistics), while the remaining departments specialize in a range of social sciences and humanities – history, psychology, sociology, philosophy, art history, cultural heritage, Czech literature and literary theory.

    Research forms an integral part of academic life at the Faculty, which has several specialist research centres. Academic staff and students participate in a wide range of Czech and international research projects, and the Faculty also has a strong tradition of publishing – both monographs and its own specialist periodicals (all these publications are available
    direct from the University’s bookstore). The Faculty is
    regularly rated as one of the top three faculties of its type in the Czech Republic in surveys held by the Association of Students and Graduates.

    The Faculty of Arts is based in a complex of buildings located in Ostrava’s historic city centre. The Faculty’s location in the heart of the city enables it to play an active role in the community, contributing to Ostrava’s vibrant cultural life. The Faculty cultivates close links with many of the city’s cultural and educational organizations, non-profit institutions, and other partners from both the private and public sectors. As part of its strong roots in the local community, the Faculty off ers a range of lifelong learning courses and programmes helping people to update and expand their skills and qualifi cations, offering a valuable competitive advantage on the job market.

    • We have a long tradition of providing excellent teacher training and other fields of study.
    • We offer a broad range of degree subjects which can be studied in various combinations.
    • The Faculty is firmly rooted in the Ostrava region, and this is reflected in its research interests.
    • Students play an active role in research and other creative activities at the Faculty.
    • Students have the opportunity to do practical placements and volunteer work at various types of educational institutions.
    • The Faculty has 106 partnership agreements with institutions abroad (including 99 Erasmus+ agreements).
    • International students can choose from a wide range of theoretical and practical courses taught in foreign languages.

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    The Faculty of Education has a long tradition as a major education provider in the Ostrava region. It trains teachers for various types of schools, covering a broad range of different specialist fields and ensuring that the education system is equipped to meet the challenges of the modern era.

    The Faculty cultivates close links with a network of schools and other educational institutions which enable students to gain hands-on practical experience of teaching during their studies. The partner schools are also directly involved in numerous research projects at the Faculty.

    The Faculty has built up an extensive system of cooperation with a network of education providers and other institutions within the community. As part of this system, our students (including international students visiting the Faculty) work as volunteers at selected partner institutions. This is a valuable way for students to gain hands-on experience: it enables them to apply their theoretical knowledge in a practical setting and to play an active role working with children and young people.

  • Why study at the Faculty of Fine Arts?

    • We offer a free, open, creative and stimulating environment enabling students to develop their talents to the full.
    • Our teaching is personalised, based on individual contact with each student.
    • Our teachers are leading figures in the art and music worlds.
    • We organize workshops and international masterclasses featuring renowned artists and performers from the Czech Republic and abroad.
    • We offer double degrees in digital graphics for application in virtual environments and computer games.
    • Our students have achieved outstanding success in international competitions and their professional careers.
    • Students have the opportunity to gain first-hand experience of professional life in their chosen field.
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    The Faculty of Fine Arts is the only Czech higher education institution to offer degrees in both art and music-related fields. Music degrees at the Faculty are based on a combination of practical and theoretical courses, enabling students to test their talent in real-life professional conditions and preparing them for future careers in the music world – whether as soloists, ensemble members or orchestral players.

    Art degrees at the Faculty are based around a traditional studio-based system, which offers several major advantages. Students benefit from encountering a range of different approaches to teaching, and above all from the highly individualized teaching format, which recognizes and develops the personal talents of each student. Art degrees strike a balance between technical and intellectual aspects of art, preparing students for active participation in the contemporary art world and the cultural sector.

    The Faculty of Fine Arts cultivates close links with a range of art schools, galleries, cultural institutions and musical ensembles – both in the Czech Republic and abroad. Music students have the opportunity to do practical placements with the Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra or the opera orchestra of the National Moravian-Silesian Theatre. Art students exhibit their own work and gain direct practical experience of exhibition curating. The Faculty hosts several annual masterclasses and workshops featuring leading figures in the art and music worlds.

    • A long tradition of specialist medical training at the University of Ostrava, with a strong emphasis on practical experience and an excellent range of modern equipment.
    • A broad spectrum of degree programmes to study.
    • Excellent prospects for graduates on the job market.
    • A pleasant campus offering easy access to Ostrava’s key health care institutions.
    • Student participation in Faculty research.
    • The option to spend part of the degree programme studying abroad at one of our international partners.
    • Several active student organizations – IFMSA, Czechoslovak Association of Medics, FyzioCafé, ErgoCafé. The Faculty supports a range of student events – such as the annual First Aid Day, where students can practise their first aid skills in simulated situations.

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    Welcome to the youngest medical faculty in the Czech Republic – Ostrava University’s Faculty of Medicine. Based at a campus in the city’s Zábřeh district, the Faculty ranks among Central Europe’s most modern centres of teaching and research for both medical and non-medical fields.

    Currently the Faculty has around 1700 students in 22 degree programmes, with over 400 students graduating every year. Graduates are well-equipped to pursue careers in a wide range of medical and health care professions.

    • We involve students directly in our research projects from Master’s level upwards, ensuring that students are fully acquainted with the latest knowledge and trends.
    • We organize one of Europe’s oldest and most prestigious European mathematics competitions – the Vojtěch Jarnik International Mathematical Competition
    • We enable students to pursue their own individual research interests as part of our doctoral degree programmes, and we offer motivational grants for students conducting research at the Faculty.
    • We involve students in our community activities – educational and leisure events promoting science and research.
    • We offer unique opportunities to take part in field trips and expeditions (biology and geography).
    • We offer a wide (and constantly expanding) choice of courses taught in English.
    • We have achieved world-leading research results in numerous fields, and many of our graduates have gone on to pursue successful careers both nationally and internationally.

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    Learning about nature and society is an amazing journey of adventure – so join us on this journey and let’s discover the world together. At the Faculty of Science we strive to find answers to some of the most fascinating and complex questions connected with science and the world around us – and we’ve achieved some remarkable successes as part of this never-ending quest. We have inspirational teachers who create a friendly, supportive environment for our students to ask questions, seek answers, discover new knowledge, and learn more about the world in which we live.

    We offer outstanding facilities for learning and research, and we always seek to guide our students’ professional growth in a broad range of fields related to biology, physics, geography, chemistry, informatics and mathematics. We cultivate close links with prestigious partner universities, top scientists and academics – and of course with the many international students who visit us and help to make us such an open, inclusive learning environment. It is our mission to support cooperation which transcends all geographical and disciplinary boundaries, working together to develop our knowledge and skills and nurturing a future generation of experts across a range of fields.

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    • The Faculty coordinates a system of practical placements and field-based training, ensuring close links between academic studies and practical community applications.
    • Our students work closely alongside academic staff on research projects, enabling young researchers to develop their skills and providing a platform for them to launch research-based careers.
    • We host regular guest lecturers from our international
      partner universities.
    • The Faculty organizes an annual Spring School of Social Work for Master’s and doctoral students.
    • We offer a Social Work doctoral programme in English.
    • The Faculty is a member of the Association of Educators in Social Work (ASVSP) and the European Association of Schools of Social Work (EASSW).
    • We publish the journal ‘Czech and Slovak Social Work’, which also appears in an English version.

    Why study at the Faculty of Social Studies?

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    The Faculty of Social Studies offers social science and medico-social degrees in a range of fields and provides a platform for young researchers to launch their careers. Teaching at the Faculty is closely integrated with research, reflecting the latest developments in social sciences and keeping step with newly emerging fields. As part of this forward-looking ethos, the Faculty cultivates extensive international links with over 50 universities, frequently welcoming guest lecturers from its international partners to teach courses for Master’s and doctoral degrees.

    • Doctoral degree programmes in soft computing for Czech and international students.
    • Supervision of dissertations by experienced experts The option to participate in international exchange visits as part of the Erasmus+ programme.
    • The opportunity to become involved in working on projects and grants as part of a young team led by an experienced expert.
    • Presentation of students’ own research results at conferences around the world as part of projects.
    • The annual ISCAMI student conference, which off ers students a platform to showcase their research results and practice their presentation skills.
    • Excellent facilities including the latest equipment and technologies, our own research library, laboratories and access to a supercomputer.
    • A convenient location at the University of Ostrava’s Faculty of Science in the heart of the city, with easy access to lectures at the Department of Mathematics and the Department of Informatics and Computers.
    • The opportunity to participate in certified practical placements.

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  • The Institute for Research and Applications of Fuzzy Modeling (IRAFM) is a specialist research institute at the University of Ostrava. Its focus is on theoretical and applied research forming a basis for the development of new mathematical methods for soft computing, especially in the field of fuzzy modeling. These methods are used to process imprecise information or to carry out tasks requiring a high degree of robustness. Applications include robust automatic control of complex systems, expert systems, knowledge-based systems and image processing.

    The Institute was established on 1 September 1996 with the support of the Czech Republic’s Ministry of Education, and it immediately began participating in a range of national and international projects. The Institute soon became an internationally renowned centre working on theoretical research and developing applications for soft computing; its staff sit on the editorial boards of some of the world’s most prestigious scientific journals.A further milestone came in 2011, when the Institute became involved in a groundbreaking project to create the IT4Innovations Centre of Excellence. This centre includes divisions from five universities – the University of Ostrava (represented by the IRAFM), the VŠB-Technical University of Ostrava, Brno University of Technology, the Silesian University in Opava, and the Institute of Geonics at the Czech Republic Academy of Sciences.

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    Ostrava is the third largest city in the Czech Republic. It is in the middle of everything just hours from Prague, Berlin, Krakow, Budapest, Vienna and Warsaw. There is also an international airport as well as direct train connections to other Czech and European cities. Ostrava is a developing and vibrant city taking special care to cultivate public greenery. Its industrial heritage makes for a dramatic backdrop in which to study. The campus spread throughout the historical city centre, the European architecture, cafes and restaurants provide students with a stimulating environment to contemplate the arts and sciences. It is an ideal destination for sightseeing. Nearby there are two mountain ranges, Beskydy and Jeseníky mountains, which provide beautiful views of the landscapes and are perfect for hiking and skiing.

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    The Moravian-Silesian Region is bounded on the west by the Hrubý Jeseník Mountain Range and to the southeast the Beskydy Mountains. In between lies the 3rd most populated Region in the Czech Republic with over 1 209 000 inhabitants.

    The diverse and eye-pleasing scenery of northern Moravia and Silesia also has many possibilities for recreation, tourism, sightseeing and therapeutic programmes. In the summer, the Region offers a large network of cycle and tourism paths for hiking and cycling; in winter, the mountain ranges of the Hrubý Jeseník and Beskydy are centres of cross-country and downhill skiing.

    The Region has many theatres, museums, galleries and cinemas. In Ostrava there is also the Janáček Philharmonic (Janáčkova filharmonie). Lovers of literature can visit over 400 libraries.

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    The Czech Republic, also known as Czechia, is a landlocked country in the Central Europe. According to the Global Peace Index, it is the 8th safest country in the world. The capital city is Prague and the currency is the Czech crown (CZK). The population is over 10,000,000 people. Culturally, the Czech Republic has a rich history in music, literature, visual arts and decorating glass and crystal.

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    Björk, The Cure, The Cranberries, Iggy Pop or
    Bastille are only some of the greatest names that have performed at the Colours of Ostrava, an extremely multi-genre music festival visited by tens of thousands visitors annually.

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    Ask Usain Bolt about Ostrava Golden Spike where Wayde van Niekerk set the world record in 300m track. Ostrava has also become the European City of Sport and has hosted the Ice Hockey World Championship twice.

    The European
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    The Ostrava cultural scene is famous for its uncompromising and peculiar art and cultural events that often reach out of galleries and theatres and right into the public space. Art is part of the life in Ostrava, wherever your steps lead you to.

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