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In the academic year 2024/2025, we open Master (postgraduate) study program Electrical Power Engineering, and Doctoral study program Electrical Engineering and Information Technology in English.

Study in the heart of Europe! The Czech Republic ranks among the top ten safest countries in the world. The Pilsen region is known for its rich cultural, historical, and natural heritage. The city of Pilsen has close ties to industry and a long tradition of high-quality education. And it is the capital of beer - home to the world brand Pilsner Urquell.

Enter the world of cutting-edge technology and join us! 

Electrical Power Engineering

The postgraduate study programme Electrical Power Engineering extends the graduates of the bachelor's study programme's expertise in the field of power engineering and electrical power engineering and further deepens it in the chosen specialization.

Title: Engineer, Ing. (equivalent to Master of Science, MSc.)
Length of study: 2 years

What will you learn?

You will learn to understand current power system requirements and technology trends in the power industry and solve practical operational challenges.

You will gain expertise in the following areas:

  • systems for securing the electricity supply, 
  • power quality requirements, EMC equipment, and industrial systems, 
  • electricity use and consumption, 
  • applications of electrical machines and power electronic systems,
  • basics of electrical heating and lighting technology,
  • the effect of electrical equipment on the power system, 
  • principles of minimization of negative phenomena.  

After graduation, you will be able to solve complex technical problems related to new technologies and requirements for industrial systems control and a higher degree of production automation.

This makes it easy to find a job, for example as:

Engineers • researchers • public designers • test specialists in electrical engineering plants • experts in the energy industry and in many different offices and institutions.


Specialization of the study program:

Electric Machines

  • You will gain expertise in the following areas:
  • new principles, materials, and technologies of modern electrical machines and their design layouts,
  • methods of cooling and dissipation of waste heat,
  • modern methods of their electromagnetic, thermal, and mechanical design,
  • simulation and modeling of the operating parameters of modern electrical machines for different load conditions.
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Conditions for admission

The following conditions are required for admission:

  • full completion of university studies in any type of study program,
  • filing a fully completed application, including the required annexes,
  • payment of the application fee for the admission procedure,
  • successful fulfillment of the conditions of the admission interview.
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Application for study

  • electronically at eprihlaska.zcu.cz,
  • fill in required data,
  • enclose the following annexes (in PDF format):
    • list of completed courses with the total weighted study average for previous university studies, confirmed by the relevant university,
    • university diploma; in the case of higher education undertaken abroad, the decision on recognition of foreign education or confirmation of foreign education according to Dean’s Decree „Assessment of foreign education for the purposes of the admission procedure to the study programs of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the University of West Bohemia”,
    • in the case of foreigners applying for study in Czech language, a certificate of completion of the Czech language examination at B1 level according to CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) - CCE (Certified Exam in Czech for Foreigners) or Examination of the Institute of Applied Language Studies at the University of West Bohemia; this does not apply to Slovak citizens and graduates of secondary schools or universities with a study program in the Czech language,
    • in the case of applicants wishing to study in English, a certificate of completion of the English language examination at B1 level (TOEIC, IELTS, FCE, ECL, TOEFL, PTE, Duolingo) - does not apply to applicants whose native language is English and graduates of secondary schools or universities with a study program in the English language (confirmation from secondary school required),
    • documents demonstrating activities for which bonus points can be earned.
  • a medical certificate is not requested,
  • the applicant has the right to state in the application form that he/she is a person with specific educational needs,
  • in exceptional cases it is possible to submit a paper application - do not forget to sign it.

Rules for attachments to master study at FEE

  • Electronically (preferred)
    • Scan the originals of the required documents to PDF and upload them when submitting the e-application in step 2, section Upload files required for you field of study.
    • If you do not yet have attachments available at the time of application, you can upload them later.
    • Choose appropriate file names to make attachments easy to identify.
    • Attachments can be uploaded individually or combined into a single file.
    • To upload attachments, use the Browse... button at the bottom of the page.
    • Confirm the upload of the file by clicking Save file.
    • Uploading attachments must be done by the deadlines.
    • A maximum of 12 files can be uploaded.
  • By post
    • copy the originals of the required documents.
    • send copies to our faculty address: Study Office of FEE UWB in Pilsen, Ing. Jana Čečilová, Univerzitní 26, 301 00, Plzeň.
  • Personally
    • copy the originals of the required documents.
    • go to the Study Office - 1st floor, office No. EU211 - Ing. Jana Čečilová
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Application fee

  • The application fee for admission procedure is 500 CZK = 20 EUR = 22 USD.
  • The fee can be paid by bank transfer, cash at a bank or at the UWB cash desk, or by postal order.
  • Information on the bank transfer:
    • BIC  SWIFT: KOMBCZPPXXX
    • bank code: 0100
    • IBAN - CZK: CZ8101000000004811530257
    • IBAN - EUR: CZ0401000000004845500267
    • IBAN - USD: CZ3201000000004845490257
    • variable symbol: 2275000121
    • specific symbol: generated number for the application in the case of an electronically filed application or the applicant's birth number without a slash in the case of a paper application.
  • Proof of payment is required only for applications made on paper.



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Admission interview

  • The interview is held with the candidate present in person, in front of a committee appointed by the Dean but can also be conducted by means of a videoconference.
  • The admission interview takes place in the language of the study program for which the applicant is applying.
  • During the interview, the committee will ask the candidate questions with regard to the field of study for which the candidate applies.
  • Each applicant is asked three questions by the committee. Each response will be assessed by the Committee using the following grades: "Passed" or "Failed".
  • The candidate will have successfully passed the admission interview if he/she receives a "Passed" grade for minimally two answers.
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Recognition of foreign education

In the case of foreign education, it is necessary to submit the decision on the recognition of foreign education.

The applicant can use one of the following options:

  1. Filling in and confirming the form Confirmation of foreign education according to the Dean's Decree - Assessment of foreign education for the purposes of the admission procedure to the study programs of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the University of West Bohemia.
  2. submission of the Decision on the Recognition of Foreign Education, the process so-called Nostrification.

Everything has to be done within the relevant deadlines.

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Tuition fee and scholarship program

Tuition fee

The tuition fee for studying in English in the academic year 2024/2025 is 4,000 EUR per year. The payment must be made to the specific deadline prior to the enrollment in the study, in one payment once a year (If the Visa is not issued, the payment is fully refundable. Any other serious reasons will be assessed individually).

Scholarships

Scholarship based on study results

The calculation is made at the end of the academic year and is based on the completion of grades of the relevant academic year.    

The amount of the scholarship is based on the following study results:  

  • study average 1.0 - 4,000 EUR
  • study average (1.0;1.3) - 2,400 EUR 
  • study average (1.3;1.5) - 1,400 EUR   

START‐UP scholarship for excellent students

This scholarship is awarded to the fresh enrolled bachelor's or master's degree students in programs taught in English, who have not previously studied at FEE. The evaluation is based on the written motivation letter, CV, and diploma supplement, which confirm excellent previous study results. It is assessed individually by the Dean of the Faculty; it is not claimable and applies to the first semester of study only.  
The scholarship is paid for a maximum of four months (first semester) in the amount of 5,000 CZK (200 EUR) per month. Please note, that the actual amounts and conditions may vary each academic year.        

Accommodation scholarship

The students are entitled to the accommodation scholarship after enrollment and entry into the study. The amount of the scholarship is set by the Rector's decree for each quarter and is approx.  660 CZK / month (27 EUR). It applies only to the academic months, i.e. September to June.   

Individual scholarship  

Students also have the possibility of receiving an extraordinary scholarship in relation to excellent study results, other school activities, publishing activities, etc. The scholarship is assessed individually and the decision on its awarding is under the authority of the head of the department or the Dean of FEE.

Detailed conditions of scholarships are defined in the Dean’s decree.

 

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Accommodation

Dormitories 

Every applicant for study and FEE student has the opportunity to apply for accommodation in the UWB dormitory. The application must be submitted again for each academic year. The application is submitted electronically on the SKM website according to the relevant Accommodation Schedule. The nearest dormitories are about a 15-minute walk from the university campus in Bory. Accommodation services for students are provided at the UWB by the Administration of Dormitories and Canteens of the UWB in Pilsen (SKM) - http://skm.zcu.cz.

We help foreign students arrange accommodation in the dormitory. Contact us if you are interested in this type of accommodation.

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Terms for Admission for master study applicants

Electrical Engineering and Information Technology

Graduates of the corresponding university master's degree have the opportunity to expand their knowledge in doctoral studies at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the University of West Bohemia. This study represents the third, highest degree of university study, is full-time or combined (external), and its standard length is four years.

Every student has an individual study plan under the supervision of his / her supervisor.

During the study, the state doctoral examination is passed within two years from the beginning, and the study is completed within four years by defending the dissertation. Graduates are awarded the academic title of "Doctor" (abbreviated to "Ph.D." after the name). All doctoral study programmes can also be studied in English at FEE. All study programmes are accessible to people with disabilities.

Doctoral study programme:

  • Electrical Engineering and Information Technology 
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Topic of the dissertation

Candidates will choose from the list of dissertation topics (see below in the section of documents). Each topic has a supervisor.

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Conditions for admission

The following conditions are required for admission:

  • completion of study on the Master study programme,
  • filing a fully completed application, including the required annexes,
  • payment of an administrative fee for the admission procedure,
  • successful completion of the admission interview.
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Application for study

  • electronically at eprihlaska.zcu.cz,
  • fill in required data,
  • enclose the following annexes (in PDF format):
    • letter of intent,
    • structured CV in the format Europass,
    • university diploma; in the case of higher education undertaken abroad, the decision on the recognition of foreign education or confirmation of foreign education according to Dean’s Decree „Assessment of foreign education for the purposes of the admission procedure to the study programs of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the University of West Bohemia“,
    • diploma supplement,
    • full version of the Master thesis,
    • in the case of foreigners - copy of passport.
  • we do not require a medical certificate of medical fitness,
  • the applicant has the right to state in the application that he/she is a person with special educational needs,
  • in exceptional cases it is possible to submit a paper application - do not forget to sign it.

Rules for attachments to doctoral study at FEE:

  • Electronically (preferred)
    • Scan the originals of the required documents to PDF and upload them when submitting the e-application in step 2, section Upload files required for you field of study.
    • If you do not yet have attachments available at the time of application, you can upload them later.
    • Choose appropriate file names to make attachments easy to identify.
    • Attachments can be uploaded individually or combined into a single file.
    • To upload attachments, use the Browse... button at the bottom of the page.
    • Confirm the upload of the file by clicking Save file.
    • Uploading attachments must be done by the deadlines.
    • A maximum of 12 files can be uploaded.
  • By post
    • copy the originals of the required documents.
    • send copies to our faculty address: Study Office of FEE UWB, Ing. Jana Čečilová, Univerzitní 26, 301 00, Plzeň.
  • Personally
    • copy the originals of the required documents.
    • go to the Study Office - 1st floor, office No. EU211 - Ing. Jana Čečilová
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Payment of the administrative fee

  • The administrative fee for the admission procedure is 500 CZK = 20 EUR = 22 USD
  • The fee can be paid by bank transfer, cash at a bank or at the UWB cash desk, or by postal order.
  • Information on the bank transfer:
    • BIC  SWIFT: KOMBCZPPXXX
    • bank code: 0100
    • IBAN - CZK: CZ8101000000004811530257
    • IBAN - EUR: CZ0401000000004845500267
    • IBAN - USD: CZ3201000000004845490257
    • variable symbol: 2275000121
    • specific symbol: generated number for the application in the case of an electronically filed application or the applicant's birth number without a slash in the case of a paper application.
  • Proof of payment is required only for applications made on paper.
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Admission interview

  • The interview is held with the candidate present in person, in front of a committee appointed by the Dean but can also be conducted by means of a videoconference.
  • The admission interview takes place in the language of the study program for which the applicant is applying.
  • During the interview, the committee will ask the candidate questions with regard to the field of study and the general topic for which the candidate applies.
  • Each applicant is asked three questions by the committee. Each response will be assessed by the Committee using the following grades: "Passed" or "Failed".
  • The candidate will have successfully passed the admission interview if he/she receives a "Passed" grade for minimally two answers.
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Recognition of foreign education

In the case of foreign education, it is necessary to submit the decision on the recognition of foreign education.

The applicant can use one of the following options:

  1. Filling in and confirming the form Confirmation of foreign education according to the Dean's Decree - Assessment of foreign education for the purposes of the admission procedure to the study programs of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the University of West Bohemia.
  2. submission of the Decision on the Recognition of Foreign Education, so-called Nostrification.

Everything has to be done within the relevant deadlines.

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Admission procedure dates

Deadline for submitting the application - 31 May 2024

Deadline for submitting the required annexes to the application - 31 May 2024

Deadline for payment of the administrative fee - 16 June 2024

Deadline for proof of higher education - 16 June 2024

Date for admission interview - 27 June 2024

Deadline for verification of the admission procedure requirements - 8 July 2024

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Tuition fee and scholarship program

Tuition fee

The tuition fee for studying in English in the academic year 2024/2025 0 EUR per year.

Scholarships

1) Accommodation scholarship

The students are entitled to the accommodation scholarship after enrollment and entry into the study. The amount of the scholarship is set by the Rector's decree for each quarter and is approx.  660 CZK per month (27 EUR). It applies only to the academic months, i.e., September to June.

2) START-UP scholarship for all students

All students newly enrolled in the doctoral study program taught in English will receive a special, one-time scholarship in the amount of 1,200 EUR. This special scholarship serves to facilitate the start of studies and life for all students who have not yet studied at the FEE UWB, with the condition that the student will study at the FEE UWB for a period of min. one semester.

3) START‐UP scholarship for excellent students

This scholarship is awarded to the freshly enrolled Ph.D. students in programs taught in English, who have not previously studied at FEE. The evaluation is based on the written motivation letter, CV, and diploma supplement, which confirm excellent previous study results. It is assessed individually by the Dean of the Faculty.  
The scholarship is paid for a maximum of four months (first semester) in the amount of 5,000 CZK (200 EUR) per month.

4) Involvement in projects

After the first six months of study, the supervisor can suggest that the student is included in the research project. The assessment is individual and depends on the student's abilities and current capacity. Participation in the project is rewarded according to the amount of time and the job title.

5) Individual scholarship

Students also have the possibility of receiving a special scholarship depending on the fulfillment of the individual study plan, excellent study or work results, other school activities, publishing activities, etc. Allocation of this scholarship is assessed on the basis of the supervisor's proposal; the decision to grant this scholarship is in the hands of the head of the department or the Dean of FEE.

Specific conditions of scholarships are defined in the Dean's decrees.

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Accommodation

Dormitories

Every applicant for study and FEE student has the opportunity to apply for accommodation in the UWB dormitory. The application must be submitted again for each academic year. The application is submitted electronically on the SKM website according to the relevant Accommodation Schedule. The nearest dormitories are about a 15-minute walk from the university campus in Bory. Accommodation services for students are provided at the UWB by the Administration of Dormitories and Canteens of the UWB in Pilsen (SKM) - http://skm.zcu.cz.

We help foreign students arrange accommodation in the dormitory. Contact us if you are interested in this type of accommodation.

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Terms for Admission for Ph.D. Applicants

How do I apply for the visa, what will I need?

In order to speed up your application for an appointment at the Embassy of the Czech Republic in your country, we will place you in the so-called “Student mode” immediately after the decision on your admission to the Faculty, thanks to which you will get the appointment in the shortest possible time.

To apply for the Visa, you will need documents issued by the University and then other documents required by the Embassy, which are listed on their website.

Immediately after you are admitted to study, we will send you the Decision on admission, Accommodation contract, and, if necessary, documents related to the up-to-date medical or other situation (e.g. COVID-19, etc.).

When you are invited for the interview at the Embassy, be prepared to answer questions related to the study programme you have chosen, our University and Faculty, your motivation to study in the Czech Republic, etc. If you are not sure about your answers, check our websites and/or contact us for more details.

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By when do I have to arrive?

If you apply for the Doctoral study programme, it is assessed individually, but it should not be later than by the end of October.

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How to get to Pilsen?

You will arrive at the international airport in Prague. Pilsen is about 100 km far from Prague and accessible by bus, train, or taxi.

Check your bus/train schedule from Prague to Pilsen.

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Will someone help me when I arrive?

Sure! We have a central International Office of the University, which will help you with most issues you may face. Moreover, you will also get full support from our Faculty Office for International Relations and Communication, where you can always find help with your problems, assistance with everyday issues, or answers to your questions.

Upon your arrival, we will help you with accommodation, opening your Czech bank account, advising with a Czech SIM card, orientation on the campus and the city, etc.

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What are the living costs?

The Czech Republic is a very affordable country. Quality of education is comparable to countries in the world and the living costs will not put you down 😉 Check the average expenses for yourself:

 

Fees borne by the student

Approximate amount (EUR)

Medical Insurance Fee 

450-540 per year (depending on the insurance company)

Accommodation at the UWB dormitory

90-130 per month

Accommodation in a private apartment

210 per month

Public transport card 

11 per month

   

Food (UWB canteen and own)

130 per month

Other - study materials, cultural events, etc.

70 per month



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Where will I live?

The University of West Bohemia has several dormitories around the city, all of them easily accessible by foot or by public transit. The price for the accommodation at UWB dormitories is very favorable and includes all utilities and wi-fi. The accommodation at the UWB dormitory is guaranteed for international students, and you will get a contract prior to your arrival which you will need for your Visa application.

If you prefer a higher standard of living, you can find private accommodation anywhere around the city, or use the Heimstaden company which has an apartment house located near the University.

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How does it work with the city traffic?

The city transport system is very advanced in Pilsen. You can get anywhere around the city in a blink of an eye. It is safe, fast, and cheap. 

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What can I do in my free time?

Pilsen is a university city with plenty of opportunities how to enjoy your student life. There are plenty of ways how to spend your free time – visit theatres, cinemas, or museums, play various sports in gyms or outdoor playgrounds, go walking, running, or hiking in beautiful natural resorts around the city, and many other options.

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Can I take a spouse / family member / friend with me?

It is up to you. And literally, in everything 😊

The services we provide for international students do not include any services and facilities for accompanying spouses or other dependents.  All additional expenses and care are the responsibility of the student. The Faculty makes no representation or warranty in relation to visa, accommodation, and other rights of residence of any accompanying spouses and/or dependents.

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Didn’t find an answer to your question?

Contact us at apply@fel.zcu.cz, we are here to support, advise and help you with everything!

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