Application deadlines

May 14, 2021 (1st round)
May 31, 2021 (2nd round)
June 07, 2020 (3rd round)

Dates of the Entrance Exams

  • Round 1:  June 2-3, 2021 (The applicant will receive a confirmation letter at least 14 days before the date of the exam.)
  • Round 2:  June 22, 2021
  • Round 3:  August 26, 2021

Admission Procedures

  • Fill in and sign application form
  • Send application and required documents  to the school address ( Care of  VOŠ – application for study”.
  • Be approved by the application committee

Note: If the applicant fails to complete or sign the application and/or if any documents are missing, the application will be rejected.

Required Documents

  • An official certified copy of High School Diploma  (If you will be graduating after the application deadline, you may mail us a copy of the diploma immediately afterwards, but no later than the date of the entrance exam.)
  • A signed CV
  • Motivational Letter: approx. 1 standard page reflecting of the following topics:
    Why I decided to study this field.
    2) What are my future goals?
  • Medical Certificate (included on the application form)
  • Photo ID

Note: The applicant must be free of any serious mental illness, behavioral disorders and movement limitations of the upper half of the body, including facial muscles. Therefore the medical certificate must assess these requirements as well.

Entrance Exam

Two Parts in One Day

  • Written exam
  • Individual Interviews


  • Written Test: 0–50 points
  • Evaluation of application documents and interview: 0–50 bodů

Successful candidates must receive a minimum of 60 combined points from each part.

Note: Entrance examinations may be modified with regard to special educational needs upon submission of a medical report and on the basis of individual agreement with the department Head, Tim Curry, M.S. (

Written exam

The written exam aims to determine the level of general knowledge and study prerequisites that the candidate has. We recommend starting here to begin preparation. Because our program is about interpreting to and from Czech and Czech Sign Language, we will also test the candidate’s comprehension of a short Czech text. There will also be several questions to test the basic knowledge of the topics, Deaf community, Deaf culture and sign language interpreting. Below are some recommended sources for preparation of these topics.

Individual Interview

The interview follows the results of the written exam. Examiners may ask additional questions to help evaluate the candidate’s results on the written exam. The candidate’s motivational letter can also be discussed. No previous knowledge of Czech Sign Language is expected, but basic awareness or skills is an advantage.

Resources for Entrance Exam Prep

This is not compulsory reading for the exam, merely suggestions that may help in preparation. In the case that a resource is no longer available, the websites below may serve as an alternative resource.

ČEŇKOVÁ, I. Úvod do teorie tlumočení. 1. vyd. Praha : Česká komora tlumočníků znakového jazyka, 2008.101 s. ISBN 978-80-87153-74-1.

ČERVINKOVÁ HOUŠKOVÁ, K. Specifika tlumočení pro neslyšící. 1. vyd. Praha: Česká komora tlumočníků znakového jazyka, 2008. 1 sv., 1 DVD-ROM. 61 s. ISBN 978-80-87153-59-82.

HOMOLÁČ, J. (ed.) Komunikace neslyšících, sociolingvistika (antologie textů). Praha: Filozofická fakulta Univerzity Karlovy, 1998. ISBN 80-85899-40-X.

HRUBÝ, J. Velký ilustrovaný průvodce neslyšících a nedoslýchavých po jejich vlastním osudu. Praha: FRPSP, 1999. ISBN 80-7216-075-3

KOSINOVÁ, B. Neslyšící jako jazyková a kulturní menšina – kultura neslyšících. 1. vyd., Praha: Česká komora tlumočníků znakového jazyka, 2008.

LANE, H. Pod maskou benevolence. Zneschopňování neslyšící komunity. Praha: Nakladatelství Karolinum, 2013. ISBN 978-80-246-2449-5.

ZAHUMENSKÁ, J.; DINGOVÁ, N.; HORÁKOVÁ, R. Specifika tlumočení ve vzdělávání. 1. vyd., Praha : Česká komora tlumočníků znakového jazyka, 2008.

Chamber Electronic Magazine and Bulletin – electronic magazine of the Czech Chamber of Sign Language Interpreters is available on

Act. # 384/2008 Section On the Communication Systems of Deaf and Deafblind persons

Czech Television Programs:

  • Television Club of the Deaf
  • News in Czech sign language