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General information

International students may apply for admission to

  • An accredited Ph.D. programme with lectures in Czech is open to Czech nationals and international students with sufficient competence in the Czech language:
    • The same conditions apply for both Czech nationals and international students with Czech language competence
    • Exchange students (funded by the Czech Government)

    Charles University also accepts international exchange students. Such students may apply for admission to accredited study programmes taught in Czech on the basis of international treaties signed by the Czech republic (according to Government resolutions number 2/94, 343/96 and 773/2001). Funding for these students is provided by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic (the institution in charge namely being the Centre for International Services). The applicant must attend a Czech language course one year prior to commencing their postgraduate study programme.

    We suggest that prospective students who want to apply for a scholarship funded by the Czech Republic:

    • Contact a local Consulate or Embassy of the Czech Republic in their country and apply for a scholarship funded by the Czech Republic.
    • Be informed of the terms and conditions for application, as well as the documents necessary to be provided together with the application at the Consulate/Embassy.

Additional information for international students:

  • Registration with the alien police

    EU students staying in the Czech Republic over 30 days are required to register their address in the Czech Republic with the local department of the alien police. Students must register within a period of 30 days from the day of arrival to the Czech Republic.
    Students holding a Visa are required to register the address where they are staying within 3 working days after arrival to the Czech Republic with the local department of alien police.

    According to the University Act No. 111/1998 the University is responsible for keeping a student registry. One of the important details that need to be registered is the birth code (known as rodný kód in Czech). This number serves to identify the student in the student registry. Therefore it is necessary that international students whose studies are funded by the Czech Republic, i.e. all students who study in Czech, including students who have obtained a scholarship, must apply for a birth code.

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