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Bachelor’s and follow-up Master’s degree programmes

Submission of the application

The application form can only be submitted electronically at the following link:


  1. Applicants may only enter one programme of study/field of study per application. A separate application form must be completed for each programme/field of study. Even if full-time or combined studies are chosen, there must be a separate application form.

  2. a) If the applicant has already completed secondary education, he/she must fill in the averages for years 1 to 4 of secondary education (for the second half of the year) and the average of the final examination in the online application.

    (b) If the applicant will be graduating this school year, he/she shall fill in the electronic application form with the averages for years 1 to 3 for the second semester and for year 4 with the average for the first semester.

  3. a) Applicants for studies in bachelor's degree programmes are obliged to upload a file together with the electronic application - a scanned (offset) copy (.pdf or .jpg format) of the catalogue certificate confirmed by the secondary school, or all the report cards for the individual years of study at the secondary school (if the applicant has not yet completed his/her studies, he/she uploads the half-year report card for the 4th year). The copies must be of sufficient quality to show all the details clearly.

    (b) Only if the applicant is unable to upload these copies electronically, he/she shall send them by post together with the signed application form printed from the electronic portal to:

    University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice
    Faculty of Agriculture and Technology, Student Affairs Department
    Studentská 1668
    370 05 České Budějovice
    Czech Republic

  4. By post, the applicant sends an officially certified copy of the school leaving certificate.

  5. The Faculty of Agriculture and Technology does not require a doctor's certificate.

  6. The application will be accepted after payment of the application fee.

  7. Payment details for the payment of the administrative fee for the admission procedure.

    Account number: 000000-0104725778
    Bank code: 0300
    Variable symbol: 6020105
    Constant symbol for the deposit slip: 0379
    Specific symbol: the number generated and assigned to the applicant after filling in the online application form (applicant's field number

Admission procedure

The entrance examination for the follow-up Master's degree programmes will take place on 20th June 2023. The alternative date will be 26th June 2023.

For the entrance examinations, you will always find study outlines or sample questions for the individual fields of study to which they relate. The test is in written form.

Admission without admission procedure

For Bachelor's degree programmes, the only condition for admission is a full secondary education. This type of study is without entrance examinations, the order of passes from secondary school determines admission.

The dean may waive the entrance examination for applicants who are graduates of the Bachelor's degree programme at the Faculty of Agriculture and Technology at USB who have applied for any of the follow-up degree programmes, provided that their average grade in the Bachelor's degree programme, excluding the results of the state final examinations, was lower than or equal to 1.8.


You will be notified by post of the outcome of the admissions process. The letter will include an application form for accommodation in the dormitory, an ID card and an invitation to enrol.

Enrollment for first-year students takes place in the last week of August. At enrolment you will find out essential information for your studies and complete the relevant forms.

Study in the English language

Folow-up Master's degree programme

Multifunctional Agriculture

The Master's degree program Multifunctional Agriculture is based on a broader concept of agriculture, where agricultural companies combine agricultural primary production, environmental protection and other activities, such as processing products on the farm and selling them, agrotourism or some aspects of social farming.

Multifunctional Agriculture for academic year 2024/2025

Admission of applications for academic year 2024/25 are open.

  • Study language: English
  • Study length: 2 academic years (2024/25 and 2025/26)
  • Application deadline: 31st December 2023
  • Tuition fee: currently 500 CZK/year (will be raised)
  • ECTS: 30 credits/semester, 120 credits in total
  • Awarded degree title: agricultural engineer
  • Contact person: Karla Dvořáková, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
About the Degree progamme

The study program is primarily aimed at foreign students and is taught in English. With regard to the two basic areas of countries from which students will establish themselves, it has a broader focus. At the first in case of full study is designed to provide students with sufficient information for agricultural production and management of the agricultural landscape. Emphasis is also placed on competences the work with literature and the ability to solve specific problems. For the second, the Multifunctional Agriculture will provide students of the ERASMUS+ exchange programme with a thematically comprehensive semester of education. Students can choose one or more semesters, depending on the orientation of study at the home university.

The degree programme is divided into four thematically linked semesters:

  1. semester – biological base of agriculture unifies knowledge of students from geographically and climatically different countries to the level needed for successful completion of other semesters
  2. semester – conventional farming apart from cultivation and breeding-focused subjects, also agricultural biotechnologies
  3. semester – organic farming presents knowledge on planning sustainable systems of agricultural management, cultivating plants and breeding animals within ecological agriculture as well as on the processing of bioproduction at farms, social agriculture and agrotourism.
  4. semester – landscape management addresses questions concerning landscape planning, regional management and soil erosion protection.
Who can apply

Only graduates with a bachelor degree in the study fields of agriculture and related fields like horticulture, veterinary medicine, agricultural landscape management, agroecology, food processing with proven basics of agriculture (crop production and animal husbandry will be considered for admission.

Only students who graduated from their bachelor degree in 2018 and later will be considered for admission. Students with an earlier date of graduation from their bachelor degree are not eligible for admission.

The steps of the Admission Procedure

The admission procedure consists of 4 steps. To take the next step, you must get an invitation from the International Department Office of the Faculty of Agriculture and Technology.

If you do not get the invitation, please do not proceed to the next step of the admission procedure.

Step 1.

Send the following documents to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.:

  • signed application form [download .pdf]
  • motivation letter
  • CV
  • copy of passport
  • copy of bachelor´s diploma
  • transcript of records
  • proof of English knowledge (if English is not your official language)

Within four weeks you will be informed whether your application is accepted or refused. In the case of acceptance, you will be invited to proceed to Step 2. The deadline to submit your application and initiate the admission procedure is December 31, 2023. Applications arriving later will not be taken into consideration!

Step 2.

Fill and submit the electronic application form: Link

For your application to be successfully submitted and processed by the Study Department, you must open the application form, generate the access code, fill in your personal data and pay 500 CZK - the fee for administration of the admission procedure.

After successfully completing Step 2 you will receive a confirmation of preliminary acceptance to study.

Step 3.

Submit the verification of your bachelor´s diploma.

There are 3 forms of verification of the authenticity of a foreign diploma depending on the state in which the education was obtained – an officially verified copy (OVC), an apostille (A), or a legalization (L). The required form of verification according to countries can be found in the appendix to Rector's Ordinance R 450.

After receiving the verification of your bachelor’s diploma, we will send you the documents needed to apply for your visa (confirmation of the receiving entity, the acceptance to study, and a preliminary accommodation contract).

Step 4.

Apply at the embassy to get a visa to the Czech Republic.

Students from countries outside the EU arriving for a period longer than one year have to apply for a long-term residence permit for study purposes. Check the website of the Ministry of Interior of the Czech Republic or consult your local Czech embassy or consulate for the latest information regarding visa requirements.

Before applying for your Visa, the admission committee will conduct an online interview with you.

To help you apply for the visa you can be included in the STUDENT MODE that enables a priority invitation to the embassy.

Please bear in mind that the academic year begins usually in the last week of September. It is important that you arrive in the Czech Republic in time to start successfully your study at the Faculty of Agriculture and Technology.


For more information, please contact our international relations office:

  • Karla Dvořáková - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Lucie Káplová – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Doctoral degree programmes

  • Application deadline: already completed
  • Awarded degree title: Ph.D.
  • Contact person: Karla Dvořáková, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
How to apply
Step 1.

Choose one of the Topics of dissertations which you are interested in and which corresponds to the study field you have studied.

Fill in and sign the Application form to doctoral study programme

Send to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.:

  • application form
  • motivation letter
  • CV
  • passport copy
  • copy of master study diploma
  • transcript of records
  • proof of English knowledge (applicants who do not have English as an official language)

If the supervisor accepts you and evaluates that your previous studies are in compliance with the requirement for the doctoral study programme, you will be asked to ask for:

Step 2.

(generating the access code, filing personal data, payment 500 CZK - fee for administration of admission proceedings)

Step 3.
  • verification of the document by legalization of your study

The authenticity of the document concerning education obtained abroad must be verified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the state where the school, which issued the document, has its registered office and, furthermore, by a diplomatic mission of the Czech Republic (so-called legalization).

The rector´s ordinance No. 450

Step 4.
  • admission interview of the admissions committee with the applicant will take place online. The candidate will be informed about the date of the interview in advance.
Futher information

If you apply for a visa, Karla Dvořáková from the Foreign Affairs Office will help you to secure the necessary documents.

Topics of dissertations for Academic Year 2022/2023

Agriculture Chemistry and Biotechnology

Supervisor: doc. Ing. Eva Dadáková, Ph.D.

  • Biologically-active compounds in products of microbreweries

Supervisor: prof. Ing. Martin Křížek, CSc.

  • Formation of biogenic amines in selected foodstuffs

Supervisor: doc. Ing. Roman Kubec, Ph.D.

  • Organosulfur secondary metabolites of alliaceous species
  • Study of undesirable changes of organoleptic properties during processing of alliaceous vegetables

Supervisor: prof. Ing. Jindřich Čítek, CSc.

  • Effect of gene polymorphisms on the quality of milk
  • Analysis of some loci of bovine inherited diseases
  • Analysis of some loci of swine – horse - dog inherited disease (will be specified according to the interest of the doctoral student)

Supervisor: prof. Ing. Vladislav Čurn, Ph.D.

  • Molecular identification of genetic resources of Brassica vegetables
  • Study of virulence of Plasmodiophora brassicae pathotypes and identification of resistance genes to clubroot
  • Study of gene expression and accumulation of stress proteins under conditions of abiotic stress
  • Molecular detection of genes potentially involved in the response to drought stress in rape and mustard
  • Development of molecular tools for improvement of drought tolerance in crops
  • Molecular tools for fast and reliable identification of plant pathogens

Supervisor: doc. Ing. Michael Rost, Ph.D.

  • Optimization of biotechnological process using nature-inspired global optimization method
  • The use of the apparatus of functional data analysis in the evaluation of the influence of abiotic stress on the morphological characteristics of a selected crop

Supervisor: doc. MVDr. Lucie Hasoňová, Ph.D.

  • Influence of drug residues in milk on fermentation processes

Supervisor: doc. Ing. Eva Samková, Ph.D.

  • Influence of gene polymorphism of DGAT1, SCD1 and AGPAT6 on milk fatty acid composition in small ruminants
  • Detection of natural inhibitors and contaminants in milk by various methods
  • The effects of herbal extracts and other plant supplements on the quality of selected dairy products
  • The influence of the technological process on selected qualitative properties of foods of plant and animal origin
  • Evaluation of the presence of selected inhibitory substances on the technological properties of milk

Supervisor: doc. Ing. Jan Bárta, Ph.D.

  • Enzyme hydrolysis of plant proteins and study of bioactive peptides
General Plant Production

Supervisor: doc. Ing. Jan Bárta, Ph.D.

  • Isolation, characterization and modification of proteins and peptides from selected oilseed cakes
  • Processing of beetroot into flours, juices and pigment isolates
  • Evaluation of soybean (Glycine max L.) production from marginal regions of the Czech Republic

Supervisor: doc. RNDr. Petr Bartoš, Ph.D.

  • Application of artificial intelligence methods in plant production
  • Development of smart technologies with applications in plant production
  • Optimization of agricultural or transport machinery in plant production
  • Application of image processing methods in plant production

Supervisor: prof. Ing. Vladislav Čurn, Ph.D.

  • Study of virulence of Plasmodiophora brassicae pathotypes and identification of resistance genes to clubroot
  • Climate-Smart Plant Breeding – new approach for improvement of drought tolerant crops
  • Molecular tools for fast and reliable identification of plant pathogens

Supervisor: doc. Ing. Jan Moudrý, Ph.D.

  • Greenhouse gases emissions from selected crops growing within organic and conventional system of farming

Supervisor: doc. Ing. Radka Váchalová, Ph.D.

  • Decompression of agricultural soils and quality of soil organic matter as a means to increase water retention in the landscape
  • Relation of primary organic matter and humus to labile, semi-labile and stable soil organic fraction in selected genetic soil types in the Czech Republic
  • Humification accelerators and retardants in relation to current composting technologies

Supervisor: doc. Ing. Petr Konvalina, Ph.D.

  • Influence of application of selected improving substances on soil organic matter
  • Intensification of legumes production in organic farming

Supervisor: doc. Ing. Jana Pexová Kalinová, Ph.D.

  • Study of biological effects of common millet and possibilities of their utilization

Supervisor: doc. Ing. Jakub Brom, Ph.D.

  • Impact of agricultural management on a surface water quality
  • Impact of agricultural management on hydrology of the catchments
  • Importance of crop rotation and soil erosion for radionuclides movement in the environment
General Zootechnics

Supervisor: prof. Ing. Jindřich Čítek, CSc.

  • Analysis of some loci of bovine inherited diseases
  • Association analysis of candidate loci and breeding values in Holstein and Czech Simmental breeds
  • Association analysis of candidate loci and reproduction in cattle
  • Non-linear relationships among traits in milk cattle, assessment of genetic parameters and construction of selection indexes
  • Algorithms of genomic evaluation of farm animals using all information sources on individuals and genotypes
  • Incorporation of international breeding values into the national genetic evaluation of beef cattle
  • Genetic evaluation of beef sires for crossing with milk breeds
  • Genetic evaluation of carcass traits in beef cattle
  • Analysis of relationship between longevity and disease in dairy cattle
  • Genetic polymorphisms of functional molecules of immune system of small ruminants and its influence on the susceptibility to some infections
  • Evaluation of genetic parameters for milk performance of goats
  • Influence of genetic polymorphisms on the milk performance of goats
  • Evaluation of genetic parameters of reproduction in goats
  • Influence of udder proportions on the goat´s milk performance and reproduction (linear description)

Supervisordoc. Ing. Naděžda Kernerová, Ph.D.

  • Reproduction of sows and gilts using biotechnological methods (hormonal synchronization of estrus, postcervical insemination).

Supervisordoc. Ing. František Lád, CSc.

  • Effect of grain thermic treatment on the nutrients availability in rumen
  • Nutrition value of different crops in relation to the growth stage and way of conservation

Supervisorprof. Ing. Martin Kváč, Ph.D.

  • The study of host mediated transmission of microsporidia into the inflammation centre
  • The pathogenicity of cryptosporidia colonizing different parts of host´s digestive tract
  • Wild and domesticated artiodactyls as hosts of important parasitic infections

Supervisorprof. Ing. Jan Trávníček, CSc.

  • Metabolic status of dairy cows with different levels of inhibitory substances in milk.
  • Milk iodine content in dairy cows with different management systems
  • Effect of functional load on metabolic and immune status of animals

Supervisordoc. RNDr. Petr Bartoš, Ph.D.

  • Use of computer simulations in the design and optimization of stable technologies.
  • Advanced computational methods and their applications in livestock technology.
  • Evaluation of breeding parameters by application of machine vision methods.
  • Best Available Techniques (BAT) in livestock farming.

Supervisorprof. Ing. Miloslav Šoch, CSc., dr. h. c.

  • The influence of the level of livestock management and prevention of diseases, including biosecurity, on the reduction of antimicrobials usage and the spread of antimicrobial  resistance
  • Increasing the efficiency, productivity and competitiveness of pig, improvement of welfare
  • Analysis of the level of biosecurity and welfare of animals
  • Influence of the increasing occurrence of heat stress in the Czech Republic on dairy cows in terms of the quantity and quality of milk production
  • Utilization of probiotic properties of microbial agents in poultry farming with regard to health status, viability, ecological aspects and biosecurity
  • Using of natural biologically active substances in Tribulus terrestris with physiological effects for the qualitative influencing of the reproduction cycle process in animal husbandry and reduction of environmental load with hormonal substance
  • Using fistulated high-production dairy cows to specify the usability and digestibility of feed by the in sacco method
  • Improving milk quality and its economic indicators by using an automated system for monitoring selected parameters in real time
  • Effect of the presence of parasitic infection on the blood count and its seasonal dynamics in case of sheep farmed in sub-alpine conditions
  • Bioclimatological influences of the environment and technological procedures in relation to animal welfare and to quality of products in the food chain
  • Reducing the application of antibiotics by using environmentally friendly prebiotic and probiotic feeding additives in calf nutrition
  • Environmentally friendly technologies for sustainable agricultural development

Supervisordoc. Ing. Mojmír Vacek, CSc.

  • Economic evaluation of applied procedures of preventive medicine in a dairy herd
  • Cow comfort assessment using image processing
  • Analysis of the effects of stable environment, management and herd bacteriological profile on the success of selective drying of dairy cows

Supervisor: doc. Ing. Roman Konečný, Ph.D.

  • The effect of bisphenol on selected morphological and functional parameters of experimental animals
  • Morphological and functional changes in organs of experimental animals infected with cryptosporidia

Supervisor: doc. Ing. Michael Rost, Ph.D.

  • Use of functional data analysis in monitoring growth changes in beef breeds of cattle
  • Modelling the relationship between qualitative parameters of meat (milk), health status and breeding technology through Bayesian networks

Supervisor: doc. MVDr. Lucie Hasoňová, Ph.D.

  • Colostrum quality regarding selected biological and environmental factors

Supervisor: doc. Ing. Eva Samková, Ph.D.

  • Detection of natural inhibitors and contaminants in milk by various methods

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