Law and Medicine
Especially the professions of lawyer and physician are most desirable among young people. This is evidenced by the huge number of applicants every year during entrance examinations at colleges that provide tuition in these fields. The places available at these schools have been fewer than the number of applicants for many years. Every year more than ten thousand young people apply to Faculties of Law, of which there are only four in the country – in Prague, Brno, Pilsen and Olomouc – and more than three quarters of these applicants will not be accepted.
Medicine and pharmacy are also very desirable fields of study. Similarly to law, studies in medicine and pharmacy are only available at public universities in Czech Republic. Charles University has five faculties of medicine three of which are located in Prague and one each in Pilsen and Hradec Kralove. Courses in this field are also available at universities in Brno and Olomouc. Pharmacy can only be studied in Hradec Kralove and at the Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Faculty in Brno. The chances of acceptance by individual medical and pharmaceutical faculties range from between 23-40%.
There is even smaller possibility of acceptance by a university for students who wish to study art. For example the academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague only accepts ten per cent of its applicants every year. A number of subjects at this school are also taught in English.
Almost every larger town in the Czech Republic has a college at which economic science is taught. There are forty public and private colleges here to which students can apply to study in one of the fields of economics, management or business enterprise.