Study Dentistry in the Czech Republic

Study Dentistry in the Czech Republic

Many young people dream of studying dentistry. But in order to achieve this, German universities need an excellent grade in the Abitur due to the high numerus clausus. Dozens of applicants wait years for a place to study and quite a few try to file a lawsuit. It is more effective and time-saving to look for study opportunities abroad. Studying dentistry in the Czech Republic has become a good alternative for more and more students from Germany, because the Abitur grade is not important when applying. The lessons are also held entirely in English. And also about the professional recognition of the study abroad in Germany you don’t have to worry.

We currently have three partner universities in the Czech Republic that have an English-language degree in dentistry in their program and for which we provide application assistance. Here you will find the most important information about the application process, the structure of the course, the costs and financing options and on the subject of recognition.

Application and admission requirements

Whether you are studying human medicine in the Czech Republic or studying dentistry: the admission requirements and the application process are the same. The basic requirement here is of course the Abitur – but with the essential difference that the Abitur grade does not play a role at all. Successful completion of a written entrance examination and, if necessary, an oral examination is decisive for admission.

The entrance exam for studying dentistry in the Czech Republic

According to localcollegeexplorer, applicants for a degree in dentistry at a Czech university pass the same entrance examination as applicants for a degree in human medicine. In the exam, the scientific disciplines biology, chemistry and optionally physics or mathematics at the upper school level (or at the level of the British A-Levels) are tested. Each medical faculty presents its own examination, although these are generally very similar in terms of content. For this reason alone, you should take several entrance exams, because this way you increase your chances enormously without additional effort. Because you have to prepare yourself anyway. Apart from that, you will need the requested knowledge in your dental studies at the latest.

All exams of the individual faculties are completely in English and in the form of multiple choice questions. There are no substantial differences between the exams at the individual universities in terms of content, but there are differences in the assessment. The various universities in the Czech Republic are more or less strict about this. While at one university the overall result counts and you can compensate for a worse area with a better area, the other university demands good results in all areas. Those who have successfully passed the written exam may, depending on the university, still have to take an oral exam. The task here is, for example, the interpretation of a scientific article. Most of the time, however, by and large it is primarily about the applicant’s personal motivation and less about specific specialist knowledge.

Preparation for the entrance exams to Czech universities

Good preparation is essential! You should start with this as early as possible. The start of studies is always possible in the winter semester of the academic year in the Czech Republic and the entrance exams take place in May or June. The application can usually be submitted up to a week before the exam date. On their websites, the medical faculties of the Czech universities provide information about which content is relevant in the exams. Here you can also often download the exams from the last few years, which you can use as mock exams. Also in the experience reports of German (dental) medical students in the Czech Republic you will find one or the other tip and literature recommendations for good preparation.

If you want to prepare very intensively for the entrance exam, you could also complete a pre-semester in medicine. There are various providers in Germany for this. The universities in the Czech Republic also offer preparatory courses (online or face-to-face courses). Here you can not only close your educational gaps in the relevant scientific areas, but also test whether scientific learning suits you at all.

Development of a degree in dentistry in the Czech Republic

In the study system in the Czech Republic, as in Germany, the study of dentistry is not divided into a bachelor’s and master’s degree. This five-year full-time course is a so-called long-cycle master’s degree, at the end of which there are state final exams. Nevertheless, the ECTS point system has also been introduced in dental courses in the Czech Republic in order to facilitate the academic recognition of individual study achievements and to promote international exchange.

Study Dentistry in the Czech Republic

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