Bachelor in Economics and Finance (BEF)

Bachelor in Economics and Finance (BEF)

There is no entrance examinations. Applicants' materials will be assessed by an admissions committee. The application process is online only.

We require each applicant to provide:

  • Copy of a diploma to show completed secondary studies, or confirmation of ongoing secondary studies in the academic year that those studies will be completed;
  • Transcript of marks and academic results from previous secondary studies;
  • CV;
  • Document showing level achieved in English language;
  • Document showing level achieved in mathematics;
  • Motivation letter

For admission criteria please follow this link.

English Language Profficiency: The study programme is taught and examined in English and thus it is essential that applicants have a good enough command of English. Applicants with English as the first language or who completed at least two years of their high school studies with English as the main language of instruction do not need to provide evidence of their level of English. Other applicants should provide one of the following results: 

  • IELTS Academic - minimum required overall band score  of 6.5, with band score 6.0 or above in all four components;
  • TOEFL Internet Based Test (IBT) - minimum required overal score of 90, with 20 or above in all four test sections;
  • The European Language Certificate – TELC English C1 or C2;
  • Cambridge ESOL FCE - minimum Cambridge English Scale Score of 180 (Grade A);
  • Cambridge ESOL CAE - minimum Cambridge English Scale Score of 180 (Grades A, B or C);
  • Cambridge ESOL CPE receiving a certificate;
  • LanguageCert International ESOL – both written and spoken exam at levels Expert or Mastery

For IELTS, TOEFL and TELC, only test results from the year in which admission takes place or from the previous two calendar years can be accepted. Other tests, including the following, are not considered acceptable: Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC), SAT Critical Reading and Writing (Old SAT), SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing (New SAT), ACT English and Reading, National Higher Education Entrance Examination (Gaokao) English subject.


Knowledge of mathematics: Part of the degree programme is highly mathematical in content and therefore another pre-condition for acceptance is to reach the required number of points set by the Dean for that particular academic year, through one of the following options:

  • Predicted or final score in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB) Group 5 – Mathematics; specifically of Mathematical Studies SL, Mathematics SL, Mathematics HL, or Further Mathematics HL. The required minimum from the overall predicted or final IB score is 32 points;
  • Grade from A level Mathematics in the General Certificate of Education Advanced Level (GCE A Levels) not including General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Knowledge and Equiry, Global Perspectives and Research or Project Work. We are happy to consider applicants with the combination of A Level Mathematics and A or AS Level Further Mathematics. Please, indicate whether or not the applicant’s school or college offers Further Mathematics classes. The required minimum A Level is ABB. Applicants taking four subjects will not be at an advantage compared to those taking three. GCSEs or equivalent qualifications may be taken into account but will not be considered without A Levels;
  • Score in the College Scholastics Ability Test (CSAT, Suneung) subject Mathematics;
  • Score in the National Higher Education Entrance Examination (Gaokao) subject Mathematics. We are happy to consider applications from both Science/Engineering and Art/Humanities tracks. The entry requirements for 2019 intakes will be based on the 2018 Gaokao Cut Off Scores published by the Department of Education in China. The Gaokao examination report must be issued from the examination authority in the corresponding province.
  • Score in the SAT section Mathematics, or in SAT Subject Test in Mathematics Level 1, or in SAT Subject Test in Mathematics Level 2.
  • Score in the ACT Composite Test section Mathematics.
  • Score in the SCIO Mathematics Test.
  • Final exam score in Mathematics from ÚJOP, Charles University, Poděbrady

For SCIO, SAT and ACT, only test results from the year in which admission takes place or from the previous two calendar years can be accepted. An alternative to these tests is to have passed the course JEB122 Introductory Mathematics at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University. 

Confirmation of studies may be substituted with a transcript of marks, provided that these are from the same academic year as the application.                   

All documents which are not originally in Czech, Slovak or English must be officially translated into English.

The submitted documents are evaluated by the Admission Committee. Specifically, the Committee assigns points for Mathematics and English, based on the results of the respective tests, and makes a decision about the total number of points required for admission.


Information about graduate employment:

Bachelors graduates are qualified to undertake intermediate-level quantitative analysis and modeling in economics and finance. The program is designed to be equivalent to the undergraduate programs in Economics and Finance in the top universities in the EU, including a significant part of mathematics and statistics. Bachelors graduates are familiar with the essential economics knowledge and quantitative skills, as well as detailed knowledge about particular fields such as financial markets, banking, international trade and finance, public economics and economic policy-making. The level of instruction and requirements in the core courses facilitate easy transfers of the graduates into top Masters programs in Economics and Finance in the EU.


Recommended literature, sample questions:

Please review the following document summarizing math prerequisites for our Bachelor in Economics and Finance study programme.


Conditions for admission:

The admissions commission will assess applicants on the basis of the documents submitted and give a ranking from 0-100 points. The point limit for accepting applicants is set by the Dean. A pre-condition for being accepted is the completion of secondary education. Applicants who undertook secondary studies abroad must have these studies officially validated in the Czech Republic.  


Application Deadlines

The early admissions deadline for academic year 2020/21 is 28th February 2020. The early admissions deadline is strongly recommended for students from non-EU or non-EFTA countries who will need a student visa in order to study in the Czech Republic.

The regular deadline for academic year 2020/21 is 30th April 2020.

Charge for an on-line application: CZK 640 (approx. EUR 24-27)
Charge for a paper application: CZK 690 (approx. EUR 29-30)
The application fee CZK 640 (approx. EUR 24-27) must be paid in full either by card or via bank transfer. No cash payments are possible.

Detailed information about the admission process for BEF programme are available at this link. 


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