The Faculty of Theology builds upon the cultural and educational traditions of higher theological and philosophical studies which originated in the early 19th century. In its research and teaching activities, the faculty focuses on theology and philosophy as well as social work and education. Emphasis is put on the Christian ethical and social values and applicants can choose from a range of bachelor's, master's and doctoral programmes, as well as lifelong learning programmes. Its graduates find employment both in church organisations aimed at training, educational and cultural activities, as well as the public sector, especially as social workers in social care and educators at centres for leisure activities.
Each USB faculty offers courses in English and other foreign languages for exchange students as well.
Admission and entrance exams
The application process usually runs during Spring for programmes beginning in October. Most faculties accept applications until the end of March or April (some even until mid-May). Check faculty websites for specific dates. You need to apply in time to be able to take part in admission exams and provide documents proving your prior education.
The concrete requirements and conditions of admission depend on the faculty and the particular degree programme. Detailed application procedures are published on the faculty websites.
Degree studies pursued in the Czech language are free of charge. Tuition fees may apply to foreign-language programmes (see programme descriptions in the section Study at USB). There is an application fee of 500 CZK (approx. EUR 20). The students of the University of South Bohemia may benefit from various scholarships and bursaries.
In addition to the traditions dating back to the 19th century that the Faculty of Theology has been building upon since its foundation in 1991, the faculty is also connected to the Catholic Diocese of České Budějovice. The faculty focuses on theology, philosophy, social work and charity studies in its research and education.