Admissions FAQ


1. Which steps to take

• Choose the discipline of your study
• Enter your personal details (if you have an older application, use it, you don´t have to fill it in    again)
• Remember / write down the password and your application number
• Fill in the parts related to your discipline until the form indicates (in orange) that it is ready to be submitted
• Now proceed to “Submit Application” – by clicking on this button, you both confirm that the information is correct and you send the application form to UMPRUM
• Pay the administration fee
• Check in two weeks if the payment has been received by UMPRUM

Until you click on “Submit Application”, you can make any changes to your application.

By clicking on “Submit application” button, you will send the application to UMPRUM. It is no longer required to mail the printed application form.

2. Can I still mail the paper copy of my application form?

The application form is electronic only. There is no need to send us a paper copy of the application form and the fee payment confirmation.

3. My application differs from my friend´s form! Is it ok?

Application forms vary for different disciplines. Your form can but doesn´t have to include a section for filling in high school grades, a medical certificate on your ability to study, application for admission without examination, etc. Please, fill in all the parts the form requires (see the red crosses and red colour in general). You can tell if your form is complete when it offers you the Submit Application option.

4. When and how do I submit my graduation certificate/ high school diploma?

The diploma / certificate is presented at the enrolment to study. If the school required otherwise, you should be able to find it in the application form. The certificate/ diploma must be officially certified (by a notary or registry office). If you graduated abroad, a certified copy of the validation of your previous education /diploma in CR is required.

5. I can´t remember my e-application password. What should I do?

For security reasons, we do not communicate passwords over the phone. If you filled in your email address correctly in your application form, you will be able to change your password. You can change your password only in applications in the current admission process. If you have not filled in your form fully and you haven´t submitted it, you can create a new one. If you have filled in and submitted the form and you have paid the administration fee, you no longer need the password. You can find out the information about the admission process and the results of it by entering your application number and your date of birth.

If you do not remember your application number, we can email it to you provided that you give us your full name and email us your request from the same email address that you entered in your application form as your contact email address.

6. I would like to change the studio.

Create a new application form, the change of the studio is not possible in an existing form. If you have already paid for the previous application, you can try emailing a request to transfer the payment from the previous application to the new one. However, this option is available only till the application deadline, additional changes of studios after this date is not possible.

7. Do I have to fill in the contact e-mail address and my phone number?

It is mandatory to fill in your E-mail address and your phone number. In case of any problems, you can be easily and quickly reached by the student affairs office. Please, check your e-mail and phone regularly. Don´t forget to check your spam folder, some of your emails can wander there from time to time.



1. Where can I find out how and how much I should pay?

After you click on “Submit Application” button, you will see the “Application fee” option in the Already existing applications section. After clicking on this button, the system will inform you about the amount of the fee, the account number and your unique variable symbol. You will need this data for the payment order, internet banking or at the bank´s cash desk counter (where you will be usually charged extra bank fee).

2. Making mistakes in payments

• Underpayment by accident: use your variable symbol to pay the balance due.
• I paid two weeks ago but I can´t find any payment confirmation in my form: please, scan a copy of your bank statement or payment receipt and email it to us to the contact address
• I used a wrong variable symbol / I didn´t specify the variable symbol: please, scan a copy of your bank statement or payment receipt and email it to us to the contact address
• I am not going to take the exams, will I get the fee back? No, the administration fee is not refundable.
Please note:
When paying by bank transfer from abroad, it´s always necessary to select the OUR payment regime (the bank fee is covered by the payment sender).

3. When is the latest time to pay the fee?

Consider a situation where the application deadline is 30th November. If you pay the fee on the 30th of November in the evening, the due date will be the following (working) day, typically 1st December. Therefore, the school accepts applications paid on 1st December, i.e., one day after the payment deadline of 30th November. It is necessary to pay the fee in the morning of 1st December the latest, so that the due date of the payment is 1st December. If you pay 1st December late in the afternoon, your payment will past the due date as it will reach us only 2nd December.
However, applications must be submitted no later than midnight of the application deadline day (usually 30th November at UMPRUM). Later applications can be submitted for the next round of the admission process.



1. I don´t have an invitation to the entrance exam (I´ve lost it, I haven´t received it...)

The invitation should reach the applicant no later than two weeks before the entrance exams. It is not necessary to bring the invitation with you to the entrance exam, what is sufficient is a valid identity document (your ID card or passport).

2. I don´t understand some of the terms used in the application form:
  • Study program is a unit covering a certain coherent thematic field of study, e.g. Design or Fine Arts. A student is admitted to university study in a particular study program.
  • Study centre (studio) represents how the student profiles within their study program. A student can study exclusively in only one studio. Study programs differ in their form, see below. Within one degree (in one study program), it is possible to transfer from one studio to another after meeting certain conditions, i.e. to change one´s study discipline or form of study.
  • Bachelor´s degree programs are designed to prepare students to perform their profession, making direct use of current knowledge and methodology; they also include selected theoretical knowledge. The standard period of study, including optional work experience, is four years. Bachelor degree graduates earn an academic degree of “Bachelor of Arts" (B.A.).
  • Master´s degree program and post-graduate master´s degree programs aim at both the understanding of comprehensive theoretical foundations of the particular discipline and at developing the skill to apply theory in practice. By graduating the program, the graduate receives a complete and full university education. The standard period of the master´s degree study is six years. The standard period of the follow-up master´s degree program is two or three years. Master´s degree program graduates are awarded the academic degree of “Master of Arts” (M.A.).
  • Doctoral study programs focus on scientific research and independent artistic creation in the field of research and development. The standard period of study is four years. The doctoral program graduates earn the academic degree of "Doctor" (Ph.D.).
    The full-time daily form of study is a form that allows a university student to participate regularly in classes, e.g., to attend consultations, seminars, lectures and other learning activities conducted by academic staff.
  • The combined form of study (formerly called distance learning) is a combination of full-time daily and distance form of study.
3. A few tips on how to best prepare for the admissions process

Get to know UMPRUM and its events on the website, the school's Facebook page or at the whole school Artsemestr exhibitions.

Arrange individual consultations for applicants, which are provided by most studios.

Attend preparatory drawing and painting courses for the admissions procedure (month of January) - watch Courses for the public UMPRUM.

Visit the Open Day.

For the theoretical part of the admission procedure for the first year of bachelor's and master's studies, we recommend studying "The Story of Art" by Ernst Hans Gombrich.