Admissions

Information on the application process, admission fees and fees associated with studying and eligibility for dormitory accommodation.

Admission procedures for academic year 2024/2025

I. PROCEDURE FOR APPLICATION SUBMISSION

  1. Please submit your applications electronically ONLY at https://prihlaska.amu.cz. Applications submitted in any other way will be considered invalid and the admission procedure will be terminated. Therefore, there is no need to physically deliver the application form.
  2. Application can be submitted in period from October 10, 2023 until the deadline set for each particular programme (11:59 pm).
  3. All sections and points of the application form must be carefully completed, it is especially important to choose the correct name of the study programme you want to apply for.
  4. After filling in the application form completely, applicants should send it electronically and they will be asked to pay the admission fee, which is CZK 931 (nine hundred and thirty-one Czech crowns).
  5. We recommend that you pay the admission fee by credit card immediately after sending the application; THE DEADLINE FOR PAYMENT OF THE FEE is the same as the deadline for submitting the application! If the applicant fails to pay the fee by the deadline and in the specified form, the admission procedure will be terminated. Applicants from Ukraine will be returned the admission fee.
  6. After successful payment of the fee, the application will be registered and the applicant will receive an e-mail informing him/her that the application has been accepted.
  7. During the completion of the application form and also after its registration, the applicant shall upload the required annexes as specified in Part III. ANNEXES TO THE APPLICATION of these Rules and the specific annexes required for individual study programmes, unless another method of submission is specified.
  8. To apply for more than one study programme, the applicant must submit a separate application for each programme.
  9. AMU will use the e-mail specified in the application for communication with the applicant during the entire admission procedure. We recommend to check the spam folder regularly, as some group e-mails might end up there.

 

II. ANNEXES TO THE APPLICATION

II.A for Bachelor’s programme

The following annexes are obligatory for all applications submitted for study in Bachelor degree programme at the Theatre Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts:

  1. A structured curriculum vitae containing current address, telephone number and e-mail address to which the invitation to the admission procedure will be sent. The CV in .doc, .docx, .rtf, .pdf format shall be uploaded by the applicant into the online application form no later than 5 days after registration. Please name the file according to following structure: “CV_surname_name”
  2. A certified copy of the certificate of completion of a secondary education. The scan of the original document or certified copy shall be uploaded by the applicant in .pdf, .jpg, .png format into the online application form within 5 days after registration. Original document or certified copy shall be delivered to the Study Department of DAMU no later than on the day of the last round of the entrance examination. In case the applicant obtains the certificate of completion of a secondary education after the date of the DAMU entrance examination, he/she shall submit (only electronically) a confirmation of the date of the examination from the respective secondary school.

Other specific obligatory annexes to the application to individual study programmes as well as the method and deadline for their delivery are described in the conditions of admission procedure to individual study programmes.

If an application contains defects, it shall be accepted and the applicant shall be invited to supplement the application.

 

II.B for follow-up Master’s programme

The following annexes are obligatory for all applications submitted for study in follow-up Master's degree programmes at the Theatre Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts:

  1. A structured curriculum vitae containing current address, telephone number and e-mail address to which the invitation to the admission procedure will be sent. The CV in .doc, .docx, .rtf, .pdf format shall be uploaded by the applicant into the online application form no later than 5 days after registration. Please name the file according to following structure: “CV_surname_name”
  2. A certified copy of the university diploma or a certificate of successful passing of the state final examination. The scan of the document shall be uploaded by the applicant in .pdf, .jpg, .png format into the online application form within 5 days after registration. Original document or certified copy shall be delivered to the Study Department of DAMU no later than on the day of the last round of the entrance examination. In case the applicant takes the final state examination after the date of the DAMU entrance examination, he/she shall submit (only electronically) a confirmation of the date of the examination from the respective university.

Other specific obligatory annexes to the application to individual study programmes as well as the method and deadline for their delivery are described in the conditions of admission procedure to individual study programmes.

If an application contains defects, it shall be accepted and the applicant shall be invited to supplement the application.

 

III. INFORMING APPLICANTS

DAMU will communicate with the applicant primarily by e-mail and will use the e-mail address provided in the application form.

It is recommended to applicants to check the spam folder regularly, as the group e-mail might end up there.

The department will send invitations and information about the entrance examinations, including the specific date of each round, to the applicant exclusively to the e-mail address provided in the application form at least 10 working days before the date of the first round of the entrance examination. 

The dean's decision on admission to study will be delivered to the successful applicant ONLY via e-mail address no later than 30 days after the last round of the entrance examination, if the candidate has agreed to this method of delivery in the application. 

The dean's decision on non-admission to study will be sent to the unsuccessful applicant by registered mail no later than 30 days after the last round of the entrance examination.

The applicant has the right to consult the file only after he/she is notified of the decision. This does not include the right to consult the results with committee members.

The applicant may appeal against the decision within 30 days of the date of notification.

 

IV. PROVIDING PROOF OF PRIOR FOREIGN EDUCATION

If an applicant has completed previous education at a foreign university, he/she shall submit one of the following documents to prove his/her previous education:

For a Bachelor’s-degree study

  1. evidence of general recognition of the equivalence or validity of a foreign document of secondary education in the Czech Republic (so-called "nostrification"), or
  2. proof of the award of the European Baccalaureate, or
  3. a foreign document of foreign secondary education with a matriculation examination if it is automatically equivalent in the Czech Republic according to its international obligations without further official procedure (matriculation certificate from Slovakia, Poland, Hungary, Slovenia), or
  4. a foreign document of foreign secondary education, which was obtained by completing studies in a secondary education programme at a foreign secondary school operating under the legislation of a foreign state and which entitles its holder to access to study in a bachelor's degree programme or a master's degree programme not related to a bachelor's degree programme in that foreign state; which the AMU itself will assess for a fee. The fee for this assessment amounts to CZK 931,- and is payable on call of the DAMU Academic Affairs Office

Applicants with Ukrainian citizenship will be exempted from the fee for the assessment of evidence of previous education and will also be subject to the special conditions for the verification of foreign education according to the Rector's Decree 4/2023 (only available in Czech language).

 

For a follow-up Master’s-degree study

  1. A certificate of general recognition of foreign university education in the Czech Republic pursuant to Sections 89 and 90 of the Higher Education Act;
  2. A foreign certificate of foreign university education which is equivalent in the Czech Republic according to its international obligations without further official procedure; or
  3. A foreign certificate of foreign university education obtained by completing studies in a university programme at a foreign university education institution operating under the laws of a foreign state, which AMU itself will assess for a fee. The fee for this assessment is 931,-CZK and is payable on call of the DAMU Academic Affairs Office.

Applicants with Ukrainian citizenship will be exempted from the fee for the assessment of evidence of previous education and will also be subject to the special conditions for the verification of foreign education according to the Rector's Decree 4/2023 (only available in Czech language).

Detailed information on how to prove that graduates of foreign universities have complied with the requirement of previous education can be found at amu.cz/cs/studium/nostrifikace

 

V. INFORMATION FOR APPLICANTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

The modification of the admission procedure at the Theatre Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts (DAMU) is governed by the Methodological Guideline of the Vice-Rector for Academic and Pedagogical Affairs No. 2/2022 (Standard of Support Provided to Applicants for Studies with Special Needs at AMU).

If an applicant for studies requests a modification of the admission procedure due to special needs resulting from his/her medical condition, he/she shall submit a request with a specification and justification of the requested modification as part of the Application Form. It shall include a confirmation of the medical condition by a statement from a physician or another professional.

“A study applicant with special needs” is understood to mean an applicant who, due to a congenital or acquired medical condition, needs certain modification of the admission procedure. 

Applicants with special needs include: 

  • visually-impaired persons;
  • hearing-impaired persons;
  • persons with physical disability and reduced mobility;
  • persons with specific learning difficulties;
  • persons with autism spectrum disorder;
  • persons with combined impairments and persons with other difficulties (psychological difficulties, impaired communication skills, chronic somatic illnesses).

How to apply for a modification:

In the on-line Application Form, the applicant ticks the box I request a modification of the admission examination and study conditions because of my impairment or disability and selects the type of impairment or disability.

After the Application Form for admission procedure is registered, the DAMU Study Department sends a Request for Modification of the Admission Procedure of an Applicant for Studies with Special Needs to the applicant via e-mail; in the Request, it shall also set the deadline for its delivery.

The applicant shall fill in the Request, including a description of his/her proposal to modify the admission procedure. The contact person, the head of the DAMU Study Department, will help with the drafting of the proposal where necessary.

Attached to the Request must be one of the following documents:

  • proof of impairment;
  • proof of disability of any degree;
  • disability card;
  • proof of a specific learning difficulty (report of the educational and psychological counselling centre);
  • proof of autism spectrum disorder;
  • medical report.

The applicant shall attach the completed, signed and scanned Request (including any enclosures) to the Application Form or deliver it by e-mail to the contact person, the head of the DAMU Study Department, within the stipulated period of time. 

The Study Department will forward the Request to the Chairperson of the Admissions Committee, who will decide whether or not the admission procedure can be modified according to the Request, or propose another form of modification so that it does not conflict with the profile of the selected study programme and the applicant's Request for modification. 

The opinion of the Chairperson of the Admissions Committee will be added to the Request, which will then be delivered to the Applicant, the Department and the members of the Admissions Committee and will be considered as a binding procedure during the admission procedure. 

There is no legal entitlement to modification of the admission procedure. The Faculty may invite the applicant to supplement the documents referred to in Article 2 (4) of the Methodological Guideline.

 

VI. FURTHER INFORMATION

Other conditions of the admission procedure and the criteria for their evaluation are set out below for individual study programmes and fields of study.

Individual departments organise separate consultations and open days for the entrance examinations.

Applicants interested in studying study programmes conducted in English are obliged to pay a study-related fee pursuant to Section 58(4) of the Higher Education Act, the amount of which is set for each academic year by a decree of the Dean. The amount of the tuition fee may change during the course of studies.

Act No. 111/1998 Coll., the Higher Education Act (Section 58), as amended, also provides for other fees associated with studies, in particular fees for longer studies - see the current decrees of the Rector of AMU No. 4/2022 and 1/2019.

Method of assessing apologies:

In the event that the applicant did not participate in the entrance examination for very serious reasons, he/she may send a written/e-mail request to the Chair of the Examination Board at the earliest possible date, asking for the possibility of taking it on an alternative date. In the request, the applicant shall support the reasons for his/her non-participation with relevant and verifiable documents. The Chair of the Examination Board shall immediately assess whether or not the request can be granted in view of the timetable of the ongoing admission procedure and the capacity and staffing of the Faculty and shall notify the applicant via e-mail of his/her decision with reasons. The applicant has no legal right to an alternative examination date. 

Dorm accommodation:

Successful applicants who receive a decision of admission to study and have their permanent residence outside Prague can apply for accommodation at the AMU dormitory. The application for accommodation at Hradební dormitory can be submitted at the DAMU Study Department during office hours or the signed and scanned application can be sent to the email address katerina.maxova@damu.cz.

The final date for filing an application for accommodation for the academic year 2024/25: from 15 May until 21 June 2024.

Notification of the decision to allocate or not to allocate accommodation will be delivered by e-mail between 26 June and 28 June 2023.

Applicants who receive their admission decision later may apply for dormitory after the deadline. In such a case, they will be included as alternates and will be informed immediately if a vacancy appears and they are allocated to dormitory.

The faculty management advises all applicants that students are not legally entitled to accommodation in the dormitory.

TUITION FEES for studies in programmes of study implemented in a foreign language for academic year 2023/24

MA Scenography:

Theatre Scenography - 8 500 EUR per academic year

Production Design - 9 000 EUR per academic year

MA Directing for Devised and Object Theatre:

8 470 EUR per academic year

MA Authorial Acting:

8 500 EUR per academic year

BA Authorial Acting:

8 500 EUR per academic year

More information about the tuition fee: 

  • Tuition fee is set by Dean's Decree for each particular academic year.
  • Tuition fee might change during the course of studies.
  • Tuition fee is charged for each academic year, when student is registered to studies (up to maximum period of studies - 4 years in MA programmes, 6 years in BA programme).
  • The Rector may reduce, waive or defer the fee for studies in a programme of study implemented in a foreign language, generally by recommendation of the Dean of the faculty in which the student is registered, in particular with a view to the student’s academic results and social situation, according to the principles stipulated in the Higher Education Act and in AMU’s internal regulations and norms
  • Accommodation is NOT included in this fee.

Terms of payment and refund:

Students receive Decision with prescribed tuition fee after enrolment to each semester, with instruction for payment. The cases when the student is supported by third institution, that pays the tuition fee directly to DAMU, are dealt individually with Academic Office. Fees should be paid by bank transfer. Refunds will be made only in case of serious illness or an emergency that requires the student to remain in or return to his/her country. 

Bc. Vít KOŘÍNEK

Academic Affairs Officer Phone: 234 244 218 Person detail
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