Are you a parent of a Ukrainian student interested in attending a secondary school in the Czech Republic? If so, this article is for you. We will provide you with information on the admission process and entrance exams in 2023.

Entrance exam requirements:

  • Language requirements: Pupils are exempted from the Czech language exam. If knowledge of the language is necessary for education in a given field, the school will verify the level of knowledge by interview.
  • Mathematics exam: Pupils have the right (on the basis of an application attached to the application for secondary school education) to take a written test of the Unified Entrance Examination in mathematics in the Ukrainian language.
  • Entrance exam format: If the entrance examination is prepared by the school (it is not a single entrance examination), the school may prepare its written test in Ukrainian on the basis of an application form attached. In case the school gives the written test in Czech, the time limit for the test is increased by 25% and the applicant has the possibility to use a translation dictionary.
  • Application process: With the application, the applicant must prove that he/she is a foreigner with temporary protection obtained in connection with the armed conflict on the territory of Ukraine. Applicants from Ukraine can replace the missing certificate with a statutory declaration.

Dates of the entrance exams:


  • The single entrance examination for four-year and post-secondary courses will take place on 13 and 14 April 2023. 
  • The single entrance examination for multi-year grammar schools will take place on 17 and 18 April 2023. 
  • The alternative dates for all courses have been set for 10 and 11 May 2023.
  • The dates of school admissions are governed by the decision of the school concerned and are usually published on their websites and notice boards.


Sources of information: 

You can read the full text of the "Measure of general nature of 27 October 2022" on the website of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports. The document is available in the Czech language.


Useful information in Ukrainian can be found in the Information on the secondary education section of the JCCM website. Information about the Czech school system, types of secondary schools, how they differ from each other, and a comparison of the Czech and Ukrainian grading scales is provided.