Graduates by year

In 2009 the first graduates left Open Gate. They were accepted to universities in the Czech Republic and the world. Each year, about a half of the students choose to study abroad. The countries of interest are Great Britain, the United States, Switzerland or Spain. Most students choose from a number of universities to which they have been accepted.

An overview of universities
to which Open Gate students have been accepted (a selection):

USA
  • Columbia University
  • Dartmouth College
  • Drew University
  • Mills College
  • Lynn University
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Virginia
  • Yale University
  • Aston University
  • Bath Spa University
  • Coventry University
  • Durham University
  • Imperial College London
  • Lancaster University
  • London Metropolitan University
  • London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
  • Newcastle University
  • The University of Aberdeen
  • The University of Edinburgh
  • The University of Manchester
  • The University of Nottingham
  • University College London
  • University of Abertay Dundee
  • University of Birmingham
  • University of Brighton
  • University of Cambridge
  • University of Chester
  • University of Dundee
  • University of Exeter
  • University of Glasgow
  • University of Kent
  • University of Oxford
  • University of Reading
  • University of St Andrews
  • University of Sussex
  • University of Warwick
  • University of York
  • Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne
  • Les Roches International School of Hotel Management
  • Universität Zürich
  • University of Lucerne
  • European University, Barcelona
  • Bocconi School Milano
  • Akcent College
  • Anglo-American University
  • CEVRO Institut
  • Czech Technical University in Prague | Faculty of Architecture
  • Czech Technical University in Prague / Faculty of Civil Engineering
  • Czech Technical University in Prague / Faculty of Electrical Engineering
  • Czech Technical University in Prague / Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
  • Czech Technical University in Prague | Faculty of Nuclear and Physical Engineering
  • Czech Technical University in Prague | Masaryk Institute of Advanced Studies
  • Charles´ University | 1st Medical Faculty
  • Charles´ University | 2nd Medical Faculty
  • Charles´ University | 3rd Medical Faculty
  • Charles´ University | Faculty of Arts
  • Charles´ University | Faculty of Humanities
  • Charles´ University | Faculty of Maths and Physics
  • Charles´ University | Pedagogical Faculty
  • Charles´ University | Faculty of Law
  • Charles´ University | Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Charles´ University Medical Faculty of Hradec Králové | General Medicine
  • Institute of Chemical Technology, Prague
  • Masaryk University, Faculty of Law
  • Prague College
  • Technical University of Liberec
  • Unicorn College, Prague
  • University of New York in Prague
  • University of Economics in Prague | Faculty of IT and statistics
  • University of Economics in Prague | Faculty of Business-economy
  • University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences Brno | Veterinary Medicine
  • Tel Aviv University
  • Eindhoven University of Technology
  • Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam
  • Maastricht University
  • University of Groningen

Graduates by year

Adam Polánek

Adam Polánek
  • Born in Frydlant.
  • Before joining Open Gate in 2011, he studied at the Gymnasium of Jablonec nad Nisou.
  • Participated in debating competitions (winner of the English Debate League season 2015/16 and member of the Czech National Debate Team), international debating essay competitions (IPPF) and the Prague Student Summit.
  • Achieved The Duke of Edinburgh's Gold Level Award.
  • He was a member of the Student Council and extremely active in the three student newspapers.
  • He was an editor for the OG Chronicle English section, the editor of the Krognika Czech language section, and a contributor to the OGNotes section as well.
  • His hobbies include art, history, and traveling. In his free time he devotes himself to theater and ballroom dancing.
  • He graduated Open Gate with outstanding results on the IB Diploma and the Czech Maturita.
  • Currently studies Comparative Literature and English in the UK at the University of St. Andrews, with the generous support of The Kellner Family Foundation.
  • In the future, he would like to become a literature teacher, author and translator (but of course he dreams of theater acting).

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Adrián Hatla

Adrián Hatla
  • Born in Novy Bydzov.
  • Before joining Open Gate in 2009, he attended the New Bydžov Elementary School.
  • Acquired certificates from English FCE and CAE.
  • Participated in the Bronze, Silver and Gold levels of The Duke of Edinburgh's Award.
  • He was the Student Council President in the school year 2015/16, adviser to the student council in 2016/17, and the manager of the school cafe.
  • During his studies he became the main organizer of a series of events for students.
  • In his spare time he is engaged in traveling, strength training, running and domestic animal breeding.
  • Completed his Open Gate studies with IB Certificates in English B, Economics and Spanish and Czech GCSE.
  • Currently studying at the Anglo-American University in Prague for Business Administration with support from The Kellner Family Foundation.

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Aisvarja Eassey

Aisvarja Eassey
  • Born in Prague.
  • Before joining Open Gate in 2014, she studied at Duhovka Gymnasium in Prague.
  • Achieved the Bronze, Silver and Gold levels of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award and participated in the regional round of the prestigious World Scholar's Cup.
  • Devoted to art and music in her free time.
  • Graduated Open Gate with the IB Diploma and Czech Maturita.
  • Currently studies at Mills College in the U.S.A. majoring in Women's, Gender and
  • Sexuality Studies, as well as Art History.

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Debora Poštulková

Debora Poštulková
  • Born in Brno.
  • Before joining Open Gate in 2009, she attended Gajdošova Primary School.
  • Achieved the Bronze and Silver Certificates of The Duke of Edinburgh's Award.
  • Participated in the Prague Student Summit, both Geographical and Historical Olympiads, and speech contests.
  • She was a member of the OG Student Council (twice as Vice-chairperson), the editor of the Variety section of the OG Chronicle student newspaper, a contributor to both the OGNotes and Krognika newspapers, and she volunteered frequently (such as in local retirement homes and at summer camps).
  • Her hobbies include walking and hiking in the countryside.
  • In her spare time, she enjoys reading literature, both humorous and serious.
  • Her Open Gate studies finished with excellent IB Diploma results and the Czech Maturita.
  • She studies Business Management and German at The University of Aberdeen in the UK .

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Dora Orlická

Dora Orlická
  • Born in Prague.
  • Before joining Open Gate in 2009, she attended the Primary School of Poříčí nad Sázavou.
  • She participated in The Duke of Edinburgh's Award.
  • Her hobbies include learning new things.
  • She finished her Open Gate studies with IB Certificates in Psychology, Mathematics and English B, as well as the Czech Maturita.
  • After graduation, she decided to gain more life experience and has decided to spend a year in New Zealand.

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Filip Mannheim

Filip Mannheim
  • Born in Ostrava.
  • Before joining Open Gate in 2009, he attended the elementary school Třinec.
  • Participated in The Duke of Edinburgh's Award, Intermediate Mathematical Challenge, Senior Mathematical Challenge and other mathematical and physical competitions.
  • His hobbies include floorball and computer games.
  • Graduated Open Gate with the IB Diploma and Czech Maturita.
  • Currently studies General Mathematics at the Faculty of Mathematics and and Physics of Charles University.Physics of Charles University.

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Jakub Kunčák

Jakub Kunčák
  • Born in Svitavy.
  • Before joining Open Gate in 2013, he studied at the Svitavy High School.
  • Achieved multiple award certificates from the Intermediate Mathematical Challenge and Senior Mathematical Challenge.
  • Participated in The Duke of Edinburgh's Award.
  • He was one of the founders of the OG Open Science magazine, and for two years its editor-in-chief.
  • His hobbies include mathematics, science, technology and memes.
  • He completed his Open Gate study with outstanding results on the IB International Diploma and Czech Maturita.
  • Currently studies in the UK at The University of Aberdeen, Engineering.
  • In the future, he would like to tudy general engineering and work in the field.

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Jan Petrů

Jan Petrů
  • Born in Tábor.
  • Before joining Open Gate in 2013, he studied at Blovice Grammar School.
  • Participated in the Bronze, Silver and Gold levels of The Duke of Edinburgh's Award and the Senior Mathematical Challenge.
  • He was the head of the School Cafe.
  • His hobbies include science, mathematics, tea and power sports.
  • In his spare time he enjoys anime.
  • Graduated Open Gate with IB certificates in Mathematics, Physics and English B as well as the Czech Maturita.
  • Studies General Physics at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of Charles University.
  • In the future he would like to work in scientific research.

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Leoš Malec

Leoš Malec
  • Born in Brno.
  • Before joining Open Gate in 2009, he attended the elementary school in Český Brod.
  • Awarded the Principal’s Award for outstanding academic achievement for the benefit of the community, for outstanding sports performance and for overall school representation.
  • He holds the Bronze and Silver The Duke of Edinburgh's Award certificates.
  • He participated in the Intermediate Mathematical Challenge and Mathematical Kangaroo competitions.
  • His hobbies include sports (basketball, swimming, running, fitness), traveling, foreign languages (especially German), reading and meeting new people.
  • He is dedicated to volunteering and various charity activities.
  • He plays basketball and his greatest achievement to-date has been being recognized nationally as the Best League Shooter and the MVP Award during competition.
  • He graduated Open Gate with IB certificates from Economics, English B and German, as well as the Czech Maturita.
  • He is currently studying economics at Drew University in the USA with the support of The Kellner Family and Bakala Foundations.

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Maria Pavlovec

Maria Pavlovec
  • Born in Borisov, Belarus.
  • Before joining Open Gate in 2014, she studied at the Ústí nad Orlicí Gymnasium.
  • She obtained the Bronze Certificate of The Duke of Edinburgh's Award.
  • Participated in various olympiads, the Senior Mathematical Challenge and the World Scholar's Cup, in which she qualified for the international round.
  • She was a member of the OG Chronicle school newspaper where she wrote for the News and Current Affairs section and as a member of the Open Science magazine she helped edit articles.
  • Her interests include Korean culture, stage dance and foreign languages.
  • She graduated Open Gate with excellent on the IB Diploma and the Czech Maturita.
  • Currently studies Economic History in the UK at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
  • In the future she would like to continue her studies in history and later work as a teacher.

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Mariana Scholzová

Mariana Scholzová
  • Born in Prague.
  • She attended the Basic School of Bezručov Říčany before joining Open Gate in 2009.
  • She participated in debate and received the Bronze, Silver, and Gold Certificates for her participation in The Duke of Edinburgh's Award.
  • She was a Student Council member and participated in a large number of school activities over the years.
  • Her hobbies include yoga and art.
  • Open Gate studies concluded with excellent results on the IB Diploma and the Czech Maturita.
  • She studies Sustainable Development at The University of Edinburgh in the Uk with the generous support of The Kellner Family Foundation.
  • In the future she would like to work in the field of ecology and the environment.

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Michaela Mrázková

Michaela Mrázková
  • Born in Cheb.
  • She studied at the Cheb Gymnasium before joining Open Gate in 2014.
  • She received the The Duke of Edinburgh's Award Silver Certificate.
  • She was a member of the OG Open Science school magazine.
  • In her leisure time she enjoys sports and programming.
  • Her Open Gate study ended with excellent results in the IB Diploma and the Czech Maturita.
  • Currently studies Artificial Intelligence at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands
  • In the future she would like to devote her time to researching artificial intelligence.

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Ondřej Kostka

Ondřej Kostka
  • Born in Prague.
  • Before joining Open Gate in 2009, he attended Dino Elementary School.
  • Received a certificate in First Aid.
  • Participated in The Duke of Edinburgh's Award and organized a Mikulas event for the disabled.
  • He was a Student Council member and participated in organizing school activities.
  • He devotes himself to various kinds of sports, DIY projects, and communication with various people in his free time.
  • Completed his Open Gate studies with IB certificates in Biology and English B as well as the Czech Maturita.
  • He is currently studying Civil Engineering at the Civil Engineering Faculty of CTU.

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Pavel Vondráček

Pavel Vondráček
  • Born in Havlíčkův Brod.
  • Before joining Open Gate in 2015, he studied at the Kolín Gymnasium.
  • Participated in Mathematical and Physics Olympiads, Team Math Competitions, and earned two Gold Certificates in the Senior Mathematical Challenge.
  • His hobbies include playing the piano and drums (and music in general), mathematics and physics, tennis and cross-country skiing.
  • He dedicates his free time to playing piano, where he donates uploads to his 'Klaviatura.cz' site.
  • Graduated from Open Gate with the IB Diploma and Czech Maturita.
  • Currently studies Electronics and Communication at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at CTU.
  • After studying at CTU, he would like to set up a recording studio and develop his career as a musician.

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Tereza Milošová

Tereza Milošová
  • Born in Uherske Hradiste.
  • Before joining Open Gate in 2014, she studied at the Slovanské náměstí grammar school.
  • Participated in The Duke of Edinburgh's Award.
  • She was an editor of the OG Chronicle student newspaper.
  • Her hobbies include travel and long distance running. In her spare time, she focuses on literature.
  • Her Open Gate studies culminated in superior IB Diploma results as well as the Czech Maturita.
  • She studies in the UK at the University of Cambridge in Law with scholarship from The Kellner Family Foundation.
  • In the future, she would like to stay in the academic sphere at the university level.

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Tereza Pásková

Tereza Pásková
  • Born in Neratovice.
  • Before joining Open Gate in 2012, she studied at Písnicka Gymnasium.
  • Acquired certificates from English TOEFL and IELTS.
  • Participated in debates.
  • She was a Student Council Board Member on the cafeteria committee.
  • Her hobbies include tennis, learning languages, fitness, and traveling.
  • In her spare time she works in hotels, such as the Hilton and the Paris Hotel.
  • At Open Gate she completed an IB Certificate from Global Politics and English B and received her Czech Maturita.
  • She is currently studying Hotel Management in Switzerland at the Les Roches International School of Hotel Management.
  • In the future she would like to work as a luxury brand manager or hospitality manager.

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Tereza Podhajská

Tereza Podhajská
  • Born in Prague.
  • Before joining Open Gate in 2013, she studied at the Nad Aleje High School.
  • She was awarded the Bronze, Silver and Gold-level awards of The Duke of Edinburgh Award, the World's Scholar's Cup, the Prague Student Summit and the IPPF debate contest.
  • She also won a bronze award in the Senior Mathematical Challenge.
  • She served as the chairwoman of the school committee on the student council, was a member of the school choir, the Czech theater ensemble and the editorial team of the OG Chronicle school newspaper.
  • Her hobbies include music and frequenting Prague cafes.
  • In her free time she travels extensively and time spent in nature.
  • Graduated Open Gate with exceptional IB Diploma results and the Czech Maturita.
  • She studies at Yale University in the US in the Department of History of Science with the generous support of The Kellner Family Foundation.
  • In the future she would like to become a polyglot and work as a journalist.

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Veronika Šilhanová

Veronika Šilhanová
  • Born in Brno.
  • Before joining Open Gate in 2009, she attended Srebná ZŠ.
  • She received the Bronze, Silver and Gold Certificates for her participation in The Duke of Edinburgh's Award.
  • She participated in the AMAVET Science Competition, debates, art competitions, futsal tournaments and the Duatlon in Čelákovice.
  • Her hobbies include floorball, fine arts and piano.
  • She completed her Open Gate studies with IB Certificates in Global Politics, English B, Fine Arts and Environmental Studies, as well as the Czech Maturita.
  • She studies Economic Policy at the CEVRO Institute in Prague with the generous support of The Kellner Family Foundation.
  • In the future she would like to work in the European Parliament as a public health and food safety commissioner or in any other environmental policy authority.

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