How to apply

Requirements for applicants:

  • Completion of secondary-school education
  • Communication skills in Czech or English

Documents required for enrollment:

  • A signed and completed application form 2022/2023
  • A copy of your passport (the page with your photo and personal data)
  • document demonstrating completion of secondary-school education (notarized translation to Czech or English is required)*
  • A receipt confirming payment of the non-returnable registration fee (4000 CZK)**
  • Complete the Czech language level placement test – in case you are a complete beginner, fill in the form here instead

* for applicants who are enrolling for the Winter semester and who complete their secondary school in June of that year – this document can be submitted no later than on the commencement date of the Winter semester (i.e. in September)
**The registration fee is valid always just for one academic year (September – June).

Submitting documents required for enrollment:

  • Scanned and sent by e-mail to the following address: czechstudies@ff.cuni.cz
  • Sent by post to the following address: International Relations Office (Czech Studies), Faculty of Arts, Charles University, nám. Jana Palacha 2, 116 38 Prague 1, Czech Republic
  • In person: Office no. 208, Na Příkopě 584/29, Prague 1 (Česká spořitelna building)

Picking up admission documents (Acceptance letter and upon request accommodation contract)

  • In person: Office no. 208, Na Příkopě 584/29, Prague 1 (Česká spořitelna building)
  • Sent by registered post (free of charge) or express courier service (applicant orders and pays for service in advance)
  • Pick up by another person under a power of attorney

Payment methods

  • Online payment
    • for the 4.000 CZK registration fee payment (due with the application submission), please select “CS registration fee”, variable symbol/ID: 618000, payment note: 618000 + your full name + Czech Studies (Please note that ID no., VAT no. and Address are not mandatory fields)
    • for the semester course fee payment (39.000 CZK), please select “CS semester fee”, variable symbol/ID: 618000, payment note: 618000 + your full name + Czech Studies
    • continuing students should select “”CS contuinuing student semester fee” (36.000 CZK), variable symbol/ID: 618000, payment note: 618000 + your full name + Czech Studies

 

  • In person at the Faculty of Arts´ cash desk – payment in cash or by card:

Cash desk: Room 123 (1st floor, náměstí Jana Palacha 2, Prague 1)
Opening hours:

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 9.00–12.00 and 14.00–16.00
Wednesday 9.00–12.00 and 14.00–17.00
Friday: 9.00–12.00

 

  • Bank transfer (sender pays the bank fees)

Bank information:
Komerční banka
Celetná 567/30
CZ-110 00 Prague 1
Name and address of the account holder:
Univerzita Karlova, Filozofická fakulta, nám. Jana Palacha 2, 116 38 Praha 1
SWIFT code: KOMBCZPPXXX
Account number: 85631011/0100
Variable symbol: 618000 + your name + Czech Studies
IBAN code: CZ9601000000000085631011

 

CANCELLATION OF APPLICATION AND REIMBURSEMENT OF FEES

If a student decides to cancel their application no later than 21 days before the beginning of the course, the course fee will be fully reimbursed if it has already been paid.

The course fee will not be reimbursed in the following cases:

  • If the applicant cancels their application less than 21 days before the beginning of the course.
  • If the applicant does not start their studies on the day the instruction begins (and does not excuse themselves in advance).
  • If the studies are terminated during the course, either at the request of the student or if the programme administrator decides to expel the student from the programme

In case of cancellation of the course from the side of the organizer (FA CU), the tuition fee shall be refunded in full.

In case your visa will not be processed by the program beginning, with regards to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are willing to allow you to start your studies online, under the condition the criteria of the minimal amount of participants in your language level (6) will be met.

Information concerning visas

Applicants for the Czech Studies Program apply for a long term visa with a purpose of stay „Others“, specification „Education“:
General information about long term visa: https://www.mvcr.cz/mvcren/article/a-visa-for-a-stay-of-over-90-days-long-term.aspx
Information about submitting of long term visa (purpose of stay „Others“): https://www.mvcr.cz/mvcren/article/information-for-schools-and-students.aspx?q=Y2hudW09Ng%3d%3d
Information where to submit your visa application: https://www.mzv.cz/jnp/en/information_for_aliens/long_stay_visa/where_to_submit_application_territorial/index.html

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