Charles University in Prague Univerzita Karlova v Praze (UK) 

IAU Member

Czech Republic

top General Information

Address

Street:Ovocny trh 3/5

City:Praha 1

Post Code:116 36

Tel.:+420 224 491-301

Fax:+420 224 229-487

Email:sekretariat@ruk.cuni.cz; oas@ruk.cuni.cz; zahran@ruk.cuni.cz

WWW:http://www.cuni.cz

Other Sites

Campus of Charles University is located in three cities of the Czech Republic: Prague, Hradec Kralove, Plzen

Institution Funding

Public

History

Founded 1348 by King Charles IV. Became a State institution 1773 when the Society of Jesus was dissolved. Divided in 1882 into separate Czech and German universities each bearing the title Charles-Ferdinand. Present title adopted 1918. Closed in November 1939 during the German occupation; reopened 1945 at which time the German university was abolished. Acquired present status 1999.

Academic Year

October to September (July – August = summer vacations). Winter Semester = October – mid-February. Summer Semester = Mid-February – September (July – August = summer vacations). For more information see: http://www.cuni.cz/UKEN-26.html.

Admission Requirements

Secondary school certificate (Maturitní vysvědčeni) and entrance examination

Tuition Fees

National:0 € (In the Czech Republic it is not nationality that is decisive for tuition fees but the language of instruction, i.e. there are no tuition fees for foreign/international students who study in the Czech language (except when they exceed the standard duration of the degree programme plus one year, but the same holds for "domestic" students). All students pay modest admission fees.

International:From 1800 to 13600 € (depending on study programme and EU or non-EU citizenship)

Language(s)

Czech;English;German;French

Accrediting Agency

Programme accreditation (not institutional accreditation, since it does not exist in the Czech Republic) provided by the Accreditation Commission of the Czech Republic.

Accreditation End Date

Not applicable

Religious Affiliation

None

Student Body

co-ed

top Officers

Head : Tomas Zima

Job title:Rector


International Relations Officer : Jan Skrha

Job title:Vice-Rector for International Affairs

top Divisions

Centre : Center for Economic Research and Graduate Education

Fields of study:Economics, Social Sciences

More details:https://www.cerge-ei.cz/


Centre : Center for Theoretical Study

Fields of study:Arts and Humanities, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences

More details:CTS performstheoretical research in diverse fields, ranging from the humanities through various social science disciplines to the exact sciences. CTS stimulates transdisciplinary approaches to science.


Centre : Environment Center

Fields of study:Ecology, Environmental Management, Environmental Studies, Welfare and Protective Services

More details:http://www.czp.cuni.cz/czp/index.php/en/


Faculty : Catholic Theological Faculty

Fields of study:Bible, Catholic Theology, Ethics, History of Religion, Pastoral Studies, Philosophy, Religion, Religious Art

More details:http://www.ktf.cuni.cz/KTFENG-1.html


Faculty : Faculty of Arts

Fields of study:Adult Education, Aesthetics, African Studies, Albanian, Ancient Civilizations, Arabic, Archaeology, Archiving, Art History, Arts and Humanities, Asian Studies, Bulgarian, Central European Studies, Chinese, Cinema and Television, Communication Studies, Cultural Studies, Czech, Danish, Dutch, East Asian Studies, Eastern European Studies, Economic History, Education, English, English Studies, Ethnology, European Studies, Finnish, Foreign Languages Education, French Studies, Gender Studies, German, Germanic Languages, Germanic Studies, Greek, Greek (Classical), Hebrew, Hispanic American Studies, History, Hungarian, Information Sciences, Islamic Studies, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Latin American Studies, Library Science, Linguistics, Literature, Logic, Media Studies, Medieval Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Modern History, Modern Languages, Mongolian, Musicology, Native Language, Native Language Education, Oriental Studies, Philology, Philosophy, Phonetics, Physical Education, Political Sciences, Portuguese, Prehistory, Psychology, Religious Studies, Romance Languages, Romanian, Russian, Scandinavian Languages, Secondary Education, Serbocroatian, Slavic Languages, Social Psychology, Social Sciences, Social Work, Sociology, South Asian Studies, Spanish, Theatre, Tibetan, Translation and Interpretation, Turkish, Vietnamese, Visual Arts

More details:http://www.ff.cuni.cz/home/


Faculty : Faculty of Education

Fields of study:Art Education, Computer Education, Continuing Education, Education, Education of the Handicapped, Education of the Socially Disadvantaged, Educational Administration, Educational Psychology, Educational Research, Educational Sciences, Foreign Languages Education, Humanities and Social Science Education, Mathematics Education, Music Education, Native Language Education, Pedagogy, Philosophy of Education, Physical Education, Preschool Education, Primary Education, Psychology, Science Education, Secondary Education, Social Sciences, Special Education, Staff Development, Teacher Training, Technology Education

More details:http://www.pedf.cuni.cz/?lang=en


Faculty : Faculty of Humanities

Fields of study:Anthropology, Arts and Humanities, Cultural Studies, Environmental Studies, Ethics, Ethnology, Gender Studies, History, Media Studies, Philosophy, Social Sciences, Social Work, Sociology, Welfare and Protective Services

More details:http://fhs.cuni.cz/FHSENG-1.html


Faculty : Faculty of Law

Fields of study:Administrative Law, Civil Law, Commercial Law, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, European Union Law, History of Law, Human Rights, International Law, Labour Law, Law, Private Law, Public Law

More details:http://www.prf.cuni.cz/en/


Faculty : Faculty of Mathematics and Physics

Fields of study:Actuarial Science, Applied Mathematics, Applied Physics, Artificial Intelligence, Astronomy and Space Science, Astrophysics, Atomic and Molecular Physics, Biophysics, Computer Education, Computer Graphics, Computer Networks, Computer Science, Geophysics, Mathematical Physics, Mathematics, Mathematics and Computer Science, Mathematics Education, Meteorology, Natural Sciences, Nuclear Physics, Optics, Physics, Secondary Education, Statistics

More details:http://www.mff.cuni.cz/to.en/


Faculty : Faculty of Medicine in Hradec Kralove

Fields of study:Anaesthesiology, Anatomy, Biochemistry, Biology, Biophysics, Cardiology, Dentistry, Dermatology, Embryology and Reproduction Biology, Epidemiology, Forensic Medicine and Dentistry, Genetics, Gerontology, Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Health Sciences, Histology, Hygiene, Immunology, Medicine, Microbiology, Neurology, Occupational Health, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedics, Otorhinolaryngology, Paediatrics, Pathology, Pharmacology, Physiology, Pneumology, Psychiatry and Mental Health, Radiology, Social and Preventive Medicine, Surgery, Urology, Venereology

More details:https://www.lfhk.cuni.cz/default.aspx/?lang=en-GB


Faculty : Faculty of Medicine in Plzen

Fields of study:Anaesthesiology, Anatomy, Applied Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, Biophysics, Dentistry, Dermatology, Embryology and Reproduction Biology, Epidemiology, Forensic Medicine and Dentistry, Genetics, Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Haematology, Health Sciences, Histology, Hygiene, Immunology, Medicine, Microbiology, Neurology, Neurosciences, Occupational Health, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedics, Otorhinolaryngology, Paediatrics, Pathology, Pharmacology, Physiology, Psychiatry and Mental Health, Public Health, Radiology, Respiratory Therapy, Social and Preventive Medicine, Surgery, Toxicology, Urology, Venereology

More details:http://www.lfp.cuni.cz/?lang=en


Faculty : Faculty of Pharmacy in Hradec Kralove

Fields of study:Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Natural Sciences, Organic Chemistry, Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Physical Chemistry, Toxicology

More details:http://www.faf.cuni.cz/en/


Faculty : Faculty of Physical Education and Sport

Fields of study:Biomedicine, Education, Leisure Studies, Physical Education, Physical Therapy, Public Health, Rehabilitation and Therapy, Social Sciences, Sports, Sports Management, Sports Medicine, Welfare and Protective Services

More details:http://www.ftvs.cuni.cz/eng/


Faculty : Faculty of Science

Fields of study:Analytical Chemistry, Anatomy, Anthropology, Biochemistry, Biological and Life Sciences, Biology, Botany, Cell Biology, Chemistry, Demography and Population, Earth Sciences, Ecology, Epidemiology, Genetics, Geography, Geography (Human), Geology, Immunology, Inorganic Chemistry, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Natural Resources, Natural Sciences, Organic Chemistry, Parasitology, Physical Chemistry, Physiology, Secondary Education, Social Sciences, Teacher Training, Toxicology, Zoology

More details:https://www.natur.cuni.cz/eng


Faculty : Faculty of Social Sciences

Fields of study:American Studies, Arts and Humanities, Central European Studies, Contemporary History, Eastern European Studies, Econometrics, Economic and Finance Policy, Economic History, Economics, European Studies, Germanic Studies, International Economics, International Relations, International Studies, Journalism, Media Studies, Political Sciences, Social Policy, Social Problems, Social Sciences, Sociology, Western European Studies

More details:http://fsveng.fsv.cuni.cz/


Faculty : First Faculty of Medicine

Fields of study:Anaesthesiology, Anatomy, Biochemistry, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Biophysics, Cardiology, Cell Biology, Dentistry, Dermatology, Embryology and Reproduction Biology, Endocrinology, Epidemiology, Forensic Medicine and Dentistry, Gastroenterology, Genetics, Gerontology, Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Haematology, Health Sciences, Hepatology, Histology, Hygiene, Immunology, Medical Parasitology, Medicine, Microbiology, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Occupational Health, Occupational Therapy, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedics, Otorhinolaryngology, Paediatrics, Pathology, Pharmacology, Physical Therapy, Physiology, Plastic Surgery, Pneumology, Psychiatry and Mental Health, Public Health, Radiology, Rehabilitation and Therapy, Rheumatology, Social and Preventive Medicine, Speech Therapy and Audiology, Sports Medicine, Stomatology, Surgery, Toxicology, Urology, Venereology

More details:http://www.lf1.cuni.cz/en


Faculty : Hussite Theological Faculty

Fields of study:Bible, Ethics, History of Religion, Humanities and Social Science Education, Judaic Religious Studies, Orthodox Theology, Philosophy, Protestant Theology, Religion, Religious Studies, Secondary Education, Social Work, Theology

More details:http://www.htf.cuni.cz/HTFN-1.html


Faculty : Protestant Theological Faculty

Fields of study:Bible, Comparative Religion, Ethics, History of Religion, New Testament, Philosophy, Protestant Theology, Religion, Social Work, Theology

More details:http://web.etf.cuni.cz/ETFENG-1.html


Faculty : Second Faculty of Medicine

Fields of study:Anaesthesiology, Anatomy, Applied Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Cardiology, Cell Biology, Dermatology, Embryology and Reproduction Biology, Endocrinology, Epidemiology, Genetics, Gerontology, Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Haematology, Health Sciences, Histology, Immunology, Medicine, Microbiology, Neurology, Neurosciences, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedics, Otorhinolaryngology, Paediatrics, Pathology, Pharmacology, Physical Therapy, Physiology, Pneumology, Psychiatry and Mental Health, Public Health, Radiology, Rehabilitation and Therapy, Social and Preventive Medicine, Stomatology, Surgery, Toxicology, Urology, Venereology

More details:http://www.lf2.cuni.cz/en


Faculty : Third Faculty of Medicine

Fields of study:Anaesthesiology, Anatomy, Applied Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, Biomedicine, Biophysics, Cardiology, Cell Biology, Dental Hygiene, Embryology and Reproduction Biology, Epidemiology, Forensic Medicine and Dentistry, Genetics, Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Haematology, Health Sciences, Histology, Hygiene, Immunology, Medicine, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Neurology, Nursing, Occupational Health, Oncology, Orthopaedics, Otorhinolaryngology, Pathology, Pharmacology, Physical Therapy, Physiology, Plastic Surgery, Pneumology, Psychiatry and Mental Health, Public Health, Radiology, Social and Preventive Medicine, Sports Medicine, Surgery, Toxicology, Urology

More details:http://www.lf3.cuni.cz/en/index.html


Institute : Computer Science Centre

Fields of study:Computer Science, Mathematics and Computer Science

More details:http://uvt.cuni.cz/UVTENG-1.html


Institute : History of Charles University and Archive of Charles University

Fields of study:Archiving, Arts and Humanities, History

More details:http://www.udauk.cuni.cz/ARCHIVENG-1.html


Institute : Language and Preparatory Studies

Fields of study:Arts and Humanities, English, German, Modern Languages, Russian, Spanish

More details:http://ujop.cuni.cz/en/

top Degrees

Bakalář

Fields of study:Actuarial Science, Anthropology, Art History, Arts and Humanities, Biological and Life Sciences, Chemistry, Classical Languages, Computer Science, Cultural Studies, Demography and Population, Earth Sciences, Economics, Education, Educational Sciences, Environmental Studies, Fine Arts, Gender Studies, Geography (Human), Health Sciences, History, History of Religion, Holy Writings, Information Sciences, International Studies, Library Science, Linguistics, Literature, Mass Communication, Mathematics, Mathematics and Computer Science, Midwifery, Modern Languages, Natural Sciences, Nursing, Pastoral Studies, Philosophy, Physics, Political Sciences, Psychology, Public Health, Rehabilitation and Therapy, Religion, Religious Studies, Social Sciences, Social Work, Sociology, Special Education, Sports, Teacher Training, Theology, Translation and Interpretation, Visual Arts, Welfare and Protective Services


Doktor medicíny

Fields of study:Medicine


Doktor zubního lékařství

Fields of study:Dentistry


Magistr

Fields of study:Actuarial Science, Anthropology, Archaeology, Art History, Arts and Humanities, Astronomy and Space Science, Biological and Life Sciences, Chemistry, Classical Languages, Computer Science, Cultural Studies, Demography and Population, Earth Sciences, Economics, Education, Educational Sciences, Environmental Studies, Fine Arts, Gender Studies, Geography (Human), Health Sciences, History, History of Religion, Holy Writings, Information Sciences, International Studies, Law, Library Science, Linguistics, Literature, Mass Communication, Mathematics, Mathematics and Computer Science, Midwifery, Modern Languages, Natural Sciences, Nursing, Pastoral Studies, Philosophy, Physics, Political Sciences, Psychology, Public Health, Rehabilitation and Therapy, Religion, Religious Studies, Social Sciences, Social Work, Sociology, Special Education, Sports, Statistics, Teacher Training, Theology, Translation and Interpretation, Visual Arts, Welfare and Protective Services


Doktor

Fields of study:Actuarial Science, Anthropology, Archaeology, Art History, Arts and Humanities, Astronomy and Space Science, Biological and Life Sciences, Biomedicine, Chemistry, Computer Science, Criminal Law, Cultural Studies, Demography and Population, Dentistry, Earth Sciences, Economics, Education, Educational Sciences, Environmental Studies, European Union Law, Fine Arts, Health Sciences, History, History of Law, History of Religion, Holy Writings, Human Rights, Information Sciences, International Law, International Studies, Labour Law, Law, Library Science, Linguistics, Literature, Mass Communication, Mathematics, Mathematics and Computer Science, Medicine, Meteorology, Modern Languages, Music, Natural Sciences, Optometry, Pastoral Studies, Pharmacy, Philosophy, Physics, Political Sciences, Private Law, Psychology, Public Health, Public Law, Religion, Religious Studies, Social Sciences, Sociology, Special Education, Sports, Statistics, Surgery, Theology, Translation and Interpretation, Treatment Techniques, Visual Arts, Welfare and Protective Services

Note

Holders of the academic degree of “Magistr” are entitled to take an advanced Master’s (“rigorózní”) state examination in the same area of study and defend an advanced Master’s (“rigorózní”) thesis. They are awarded the following academic degrees:

a) “Doktor práv” (“Doctor of Law”, abbreviated as “JUDr.”, used in front of the name) in the field of law;
b) “Doktor filozofie” (“Doctor of Philosophy”, abbreviated as “PhDr.”, used in front of the name) in the area of the humanities, teacher education and the social sciences;
c) “Doktor přírodních věd” (“Doctor of Natural Sciences”, abbreviated as “RNDr.”, used in front of the name) in the area of the natural sciences;
d) “Doktor farmacie” (“Doctor of Pharmacy”, abbreviated as “PharmDr.”, used in front of the name) in the field of pharmacy;
e) “Licenciát teologie” (“Licentiate of Theology”, abbreviated as “ThLic.”, used in front of the name) or “Doktor theologie” (“Doctor of Theology”, abbreviated as “ThDr.”, used in front of the name) in the field of theology; for the field of Catholic theology “Licenciát teologie”.

It is the same degree level as "Doktor medicíny" ("Doctor of Medicine", abbreviated as "MUDr.”, used in front of the name - see above) and “Zubní lékař” (“Doctor of Dental Medicine”, abbreviated as “MDDr.” used in front of the name-see above). Both these studies are directly finished by the advanced Master’s (“rigorózní”) state examination.

All these degrees are Master level (i.e. level 7 of the ISCED 2011). Sometimes they are called "small doctorate" - please do not confuse with "doctor" at the level of 8 of ISCED 2011
Source of information: Act No. 111/1998 on Higher Education Institutions including amendments to some other acts (the Higher Education Act)

top Student Services and Facilities

Student Services

Academic Counselling

Canteen

Careers Guidance

Cultural Activities

eLibrary

Facilities for Disabled People

Foreign Studies Centre

Health Services

IT Centre

Language Laboratory

Library

Nursery Care

Residential Facilities

Social Counselling

Sports Facilities

top Academic Periodicals

Periodicals

Acta medica (Hradec Kralove)

Acta politologica

Acta Universitatis Carolinae theologica

Acta Universitatis Carolinae. Geographica

Acta Universitatis Carolinae. Historia Universitatis Carolinae Pragensis

Acta Universitatis Carolinae. Iuridica

Acta Universitatis Carolinae. Kinanthropologica

Acta Universitatis Carolinae. Mathematica et physica

Acta Universitatis Carolinae. Oeconomica. Czech Economic Review

Acta Universitatis Carolinae. Philologica

Acta Universitatis Carolinae. Philologica. Monografia

Acta Universitatis Carolinae. Studia philosophica Europeanea. Interpretationes

Acta Universitatis Carolinae. Studia territorialia

Acta Universitatis Carolinae. Studia territorialia. Supplementum

Aktuality v prevenci detskych urazu

Ceska kinantropologie: casopis Vedecke spolecnosti kinantropologie

Clovek: casopis pro humanitni vedy

Commentationes Mathematicae Universitatis Carolinae

Communio viatorum: a theological journal

Cornova: revue Ceske spolecnosti pro vyzkum 18. stoleti a FF UK

Dejiny-teorie-kritika = History-Theory-Criticism

Didakticke studie

Dvacate stoleti = the twentieth century

Envigogika

Estetika: casopis pro estetiku a teorii umeni

European Journal of Environmental Sciences

Finance a uver = Czech journal of economics and finance.

Folia Biologica

Forum

Forum socialni prace

Forum socialni prace

HOP: Historie - Otazky - Problemy

Hudebni vychova: casopis pro hudebni a obecne estetickou vychovu skolni a mimoskolni

Ibero-Americana Pragensia. Supplementum

iForum

Komunikace, media, spolecnost = Studia Nuntios Communicandi

Lide mesta: revue pro etnologii, antropologii a etnologii komunikace

Litteraria Pragensia: Studies in Literature and Culture

Marginalia historica: casopis pro dejiny vzdelanosti a kultury

Medialni studia: odborny casopis pro kritickou reflexi medii

Orbis scholae

Paideia

Pandanus

Pedagogika

Plzensky lekarsky sbornik = Plzen medical report

Plzensky lekarsky sbornik. Supplementum

Prager wirtschafts- und sozialhistoriche Mitteilungen = Prague economic and social history papers

Prague Medical Report

Prague papers on the history of international relations

Pravnehistoricke studie

Prazske egyptologicke studie (PES)

Psychologie pro praxi

Scientia in educatione

Slovo a smysl: casopis pro mezioborova bohemisticka studia

Specialni pedagogika

Studia ethnologica Pragensia

Studia Hercynia

Studia mediaevalia Pragensia

Studia praehistorica

Studie a texty Evangelicke teologicke fakulty

Studie z aplikovane lingvistiky = Studies in applied linguistics

Telesna vychova a sport mladeze: odborny casopis pro ucitele, trenery a cvicitele

Teologicka reflexe: casopis pro teologii

The Annual of Language and Politics and Politics of Identity

The Central European Journal of Public Policy

The Prague Bulletin of Mathematical Linguistics

Vlak: contemporary poetics and the arts

Vytvarna vychova: casopis pro vytvarnou a obecne estetickou vychovu skolni a mimoskolni

Main Press

Carolinum (The Charles University Press)

top Student & Staff Numbers

Staff

Statistics Year:2013

Full Time Total:3100

Students

Statistics Year:2014

Male:19603

Female:31234

Total:50837

Foreign Male:3301

Foreign Female:4489

Foreign Total:7790

Part Time:9885

Students with Disabilities:200

Updated on 12-01-2015