Charles University

Prague
Czech Republic

Language of instruction

English
Czech

Charles University was founded in 1348, making it one of the oldest universities in the world! Today, CU is a world-class institution of higher education, the largest and most renowned Czech university. It is a multi-disciplinary, research-oriented and outward-looking institution, located in the heart of Prague.

The Vlatva river is the soul of Prague. The embankment is a popular part of community life, with markets, sports and exhibitions taking place there throughout the summer. Take a stroll over one of the 30 bridges spanning the river and look out at the thousand spires dotting the city’s skyline.

Semester dates

UQ Semester Host Semester Dates
Semester 1 Spring Semester February–June
Semester 2 Autumn Semester September–January

View the CU academic calendar.

Guides and additional information

Charles University has online resources to help get more from your exchange:

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Student testimonials

Full-time study load

30 ECTS credits per semester at Charles University is equivalent to 8 UQ units.

Minimum academic requirements

You will need a minimum cumulative GPA of 4.5 to study at CU.

Exchange students must choose courses from one Faculty only at CU.

Find courses

Search the Credit Precedent Database to find courses offered by your host university that have been previously approved for credit at UQ. The database should be used as a general guide only. 

Search the CU course catalogue if courses do not appear in the database.

Masters programs in English

Study areas taught in English

Undergraduate
Economics
Finance
Anthropology
Art history
Classical languages
Communication, digital media and PR
English
English literature
Film, TV and media
History and ancient history
International relations
Peace and conflict studies
Philosophy
Political science
Public policy
Religion
Sociology
Law
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Linguistics
Russian
Spanish
Psychology
Postgraduate
Economics
Finance
Anthropology
History and ancient history
International relations
Peace and conflict studies
Political science
Public policy
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Linguistics
Russian
Spanish

Course restrictions

You are not permitted to study courses in the East and Central European Studies (ECES) program.

Additional academic information

Charles University has online resources to help navigate their academic policies:

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Accommodation

Accommodation is provided in the University's Halls of Residence. Students are housed in double-occupancy rooms. Single rooms are generally not available.

Cost of living

Study in Prague provides a list of estimated basic expenses associated with living and studying in Prague.

Financial support

A range of funding for student exchange including scholarships, grants and loans are available to UQ students.  

An accommodation scholarship (Erasmus Accommodation Grant) may be awarded as a contribution to the costs of housing during university studies.

Insurance

Students approved to participate in the Student Exchange Program are automatically covered by UQ’s Travel Insurance for the country of their host university only.

For more information, read the Student Travel Insurance Policy Summary on UQ’s Travel Insurance web page (login required).

If you plan to travel outside of your host country, you should purchase additional insurance.

If you hold valid medical insurance which covers your stay in the Czech Republic, standard medical treatment is obtainable free of charge from the Czech Health Insurance fund, in conjunction with your health insurance policy at home. It is important to contact a medical institution, such as a doctor, dentist or a hospital that has a contract with Czech public health insurance system.

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Organise your visa

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As UQ Abroad is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

Study in Prague provides visa and immigration information for incoming exchange students.

Contact the Consulate General of the Czech Republic for more visa information.

Travel risk levels

The University of Queensland cannot and does not allow UQ Abroad students to travel to any country with a risk level of 3 (Reconsider your need to travel) or above, as assessed by the Australian Government.

If a country's risk level changes to 3 or above, UQ Abroad programs to that country are suspended until the risk level improves.

Find out the risk level and travel advice for your host country on the Smartraveller website.

Register your travel plans

We recommend that you register your travel plans on the Smartraveller website so that the Australian Government can contact you or your family in an emergency.

Non-Australian citizens should register with their closest consulate.

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.