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Charles University

Charles University is located in Prague, the capital city of the Czech Republic, and is one of the oldest universities in Central Europe. The school was founded in 1348 by the Holy Roman Emperor and King of Bohemia, Charles IV. 

UNO traditionally sends students on exchange to either the Faculty of Philosophy and Arts or the Faculty of Social Sciences.

The Faculty of Philosophy and Arts offers programs specifically designed for English speakers and are intended for undergraduate students. Courses include art, literature, history, psychology, sociology, economics, and political science.

The Faculty of Social Sciences is divided into five principal departments or Institutes: the Institute of Communication Studies and Journalism, Economic Studies, International Studies, Political Studies, and Sociological Studies. The Faculty of Social Sciences aims at developing and researching in those aspects of the social sciences, which relate to the public administration, or to the economic and cultural life of society. Courses include Economic theory, International Economic and Political studies, Sociology, Media and Communication studies, and Czech as a foreign language.

To find out more information about going to Charles University as an exchange student, click here.

Note: Knowledge of Czech is NOT required.

Applying to Charles University

All students who wish to go on this exchange must first apply and be accepted to the UNO International Student Exchange Program (see our site for Outgoing students). Once accepted, students then must complete the requirements to apply to the program at Charles University.

UNO's agreement with Charles University does not include a housing or meal exchange. Students must pay for housing of their choice at Charles University. Facilities range from traditional halls with shared bathrooms and kitchens to modern flats where two bedrooms share bathroom and kitchen area.

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The deadlines for student exchange applications are March 31 for the winter semester and September 30 for the summer semester.

Undergraduate exchange students are asked to apply to at least four courses, graduate students to at least three ones.

Required Documents:

1) Students must complete an application form for exchange students
2) Letter of Intent
3) Recommendation Letter by a Faculty Member
4) Transcript
5) CV

Living Arrangements: Information regarding living costs and accommodation can be found on the university's site here.

Information Sheet from Charles University