Admitted students

Enrolment to study

Students admitted to our Faculty through a cooperating agency should consult their agency on all the points listed below.

Legalization of your secondary school certificate/diploma
In accordance with the letter received after passing the entrance examination and the information on our website, verified and legalized secondary school documents must be submitted by 31 August 2024 at the latest.

Confirmation of your decision to study
Confirm your decision to start your studies at the Faculty. Please do so as early as possible by sending an email to .

Enrolment day
The enrolment day for all 1st year students will be at the beginning of September 2024 at the Faculty. The date and time of the enrolment are obligatory for you. Students who do not attend enrolment on the date and time officially set by the Faculty will not be enrolled. It is not possible to change or postpone the enrolment date at the student’s request. The Faculty can also refuse the enrolment of a student who does not fulfil all the enrolment conditions.

All non-EU citizens intending to study in the Czech Republic must obtain a visa before entering the country. Non-EU applicants are therefore required to apply for visas at Czech embassies as soon as possible. It is recommended to start the visa process immediately after receiving the admission documents.

On the enrolment day, you will be required to present your ID card or passport and one passport photograph.

Faculty of Medicine University of Ostrava (Lékařská fakulta Ostravské univerzity)
Study Office (Studijní oddělení)
Syllabova 19, 703 00 Ostrava 3
Phone: +420 553 46 1722

Visa arrangements

EU citizens (or citizens of the Schengen Area) do not need a visa to study in the Czech Republic. They only need a valid passport or another equivalent ID.

Non-EU citizens who wish to study in the Czech Republic are required to obtain their visa before arriving in the Czech Republic.

There are three types of visa to apply for:

  • Schengen (short-stay) visa for study or scientific research for up to 90 days.
  • Long-term visa for stays exceeding 90 days (i.e. exchange students). The long-term visa process can take more than 60 days, so make sure to make the visa appointment as soon as possible to lodge your visa application.
  • Long-term residence permit for the purpose of study for citizens of the so-called third countries who will study at a university in the Czech Republic (usually for longer than one year).
  • Visa Application requirements for residents of non-Schengen countries
  • List of Czech embassies abroad

Documents provided to successful applicants by the University of Ostrava:

  • Decision on admission (acceptance letter).
  • Proof of accommodation in halls of residence (provided by the University in case the student applies to J. Opletal Halls of Residence).

For full information about the student visa application process, please refer to the website of the Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic or contact the Embassy of the Czech Republic in your country (see the list of embassies above).

Health insurance

All students are obliged to have valid health insurance during their stay in the Czech Republic.

Students from EU countries holding the “blue” European Health Insurance Card should register their health insurance card with the VZP Insurance Company (Pojišťovna VZP) in Ostrava. This free registration is necessary and obligatory in order to get medical care in the Czech Republic. We also recommend that you arrange additional medical or commercial travel insurance with an insurance company in your home country.

Students from non-EU countries do not register their insurance cards and arrange payment for medical services directly with their insurance company according to the terms and conditions of their insurance. These students must have valid international health insurance or be prepared to pay cash for all medical services.

A health insurance certificate is required for your visa extension and has to be arranged in the Czech Republic ONLY! It has to cover at least the period of your visa extension. The terms and conditions of the health insurance policy must cover treatment in connection with injury, sudden illness, ability to pay in the event of repatriation to the country which issued your passport.

Health insurance in the scope of comprehensive health care as required by the Act on the Residence of Foreign Nationals may only be concluded with Pojišťovna VZP.

You have also a possibility to arrange for health insurance online:

  • Foreigners' Comprehensive Medical Insurance PLUS
  • Foreigners' Comprehensive Medical Insurance EXCLUSIVE

Updated: 26. 11. 2023