Foreign students

Foreign students may choose to study any major subject offered, either in the form of
REGULAR STUDIES (full 6-years curriculum, free of charge, knowledge of the Czech language is required) or via
PAID COURSES (short-term, taught in a foreign language).
Applicants are admitted entirely on the basis of passing the entrance examinations.

To be admitted to the regular six-year course of study applicants must take entrance examinations in their major subject (their particular instrument, singing, etc.), music theory, and the Czech language (in the form of conversation).

Admission to special courses (application form to download .pdf or application form to download .xls) requires only an examination in the major subject, which can be completed by sending an audio or audio-video recording that will be assessed by the particular department; the applicant will be notified of the result by mail. The tapes should be sent to the following address:

Prazska konzervator
Emilie Kratochvilova
Na Rejdisti 1
110 00 Praha 1
Czech Repulic

The academic year at the Prague Conservatory begins on September 1 and ends on June 30. Foreign applicants for special courses may also enroll during the course of the academic year except for July and August which are reserved for summer vacation. Potential applicants who have not yet consulted any of the faculty will be referred to the head instructor for their selected major subject, with whom the program, its scope, and its duration may be arranged. Special courses program can be arranged for periods ranging from several months to several years. Students are required to pay their term tuition fees in advance depending on the scope and duration of the arranged study program. As a part of special courses students may participate in some of the chamber ensembles, the choir, or the symphony orchestra. Like Czech students, foreign students may perform in various concerts organized by the Conservatory and also in the end-of-year exams.

Upon completing the course graduates receive a certificate giving the subject, duration, and scope of studies, the name of the head instructor in their major, and a brief description of the student's academic performance. Graduates of the full-fledged six-year course of instruction are awarded a regular certificate of graduation.

Unfortunately, the Prague Conservatory does not have its own dormitory. Nevertheless the school can provide assistance with finding accommodation and catering facilities to some extent.

For more information, contact secretary for foreign students, Ms. Emilie Kratochvilova.