Established in 1348, Charles University still carries the name and legacy of its founder, the Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV. Backed up by more than 600 years of tradition, the university is considered to be one of the most research-intensive and international institutions in the world.
Charles University is the largest and most renowned university in the Czech Republic. Foreign students can choose from more than 150 International Study Programmes for their Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD degrees, most of them taught in English. Charles University maintains study contracts with prestigious universities in 58 countries all over the world, including the USA, Canada and New Zealand, which allows a pleasant and straightforward application process.
Frequently listed among 1-2% of the highest ranking universities in the world, Charles University consists of 17 faculties that cover a broad range of fields. The study programmes include biochemistry, geography, psychology, philosophy, informatics, social sciences, history, applied and general physics, medicine, pedagogy, linguistics, mathematics and many more.
Charles University closely cooperates with various well-renown institutions (CERN, Mayo Clinic and many others), ever extending the experience-gaining opportunities and research possibilities for its graduates. One stand-out example among the most prominent and internationally recognized university institutes is the Czech Institute of Egyptology.
Join the 8,500 currently enrolled international students! Follow in the footsteps of Franz Kafka, Max Brod and Rainer Maria Rilke and study at the same school which hosted Albert Einstein and Ernst Mach!
Most of the premises are situated in the historic centre of the city in the original location that hasn’t changed since the medieval ages, making them easily accessible via public transport from basically anywhere in town.