Visa and Accommodation

Most frequent questions and answers

Information about Visa for schools and students is avalaible:

a) at the website of the Czech Ministry of Interior,

b) at new Immigration Portal of the Ministry of Interior,

c) in the presentation for foreign students – Quick’n’Simple (brief introduction of main residence obligations of the students).

For the information on International Protection (Asylum or Subsidiary protection) please visit the specialised section of the website of the Czech Ministry of Interior

All Charles University students can live at Charles University Dormitories (approx. CZK 80-180 per night, CZK 290 per night for high standard rooms). For reservation you can contact directly the Reservation department.

Food (2 100 €)

Accommodation (1 900 €)

Entertainment (500 €)

Winter clothes (160 €)

Books (140 €)

Transportation (110 €)


Total: 4 910 € per year

The prices of accommodation vary considerably according to size, occupancy, quality and location. It is not difficult to find private accommodation in our university cities. For a 2-bedroom flat (two rooms and kitchen) situated in the centre of Prague you can pay about CZK 12,000 – 17,000. It can be half as expensive in Pilsen and Hradec Králové.

However, please take into account that it is not so easy to find short-term rentals. Not all landlords are willing to sign tenancy agreements for less than 12 months, but many agencies are providing living units for a short stay (renting a room – pronájem pokoje / renting an apartment – pronájem bytu).

Tuition fees and Scholarships

Most frequent questions and answers

Studies in English and other foreign languages (German, French, Russian) are subject to tuition fees. The tuition fees range from € 0 (some PhD programmes) to € 14,000 per year, depending on the faculty and study programme. Check the Central database of all study programmes for the programme fees.

Fees for studies in Czech

Studies in Czech are free of charge. A tuition fee is charged only if the student exceeds the standard length of study by more than one year. Example: The standard length of study for a Masters in General Medicine is 6 years. Students can study 7 years free of charge. If they do not complete their studies by the 7th year, they will have to start to pay certain amount upon entering their 8th year.


The Government of the Czech Republic annually offers scholarships within its Foreign Development Assistance Programme. These so-called government scholarships support students from developing countries who would like to study at public universities in the Czech Republic

For more information visit the website of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport.


The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport of the Czech Republic annually offers scholarships to foreign nationals within the framework of intergovernmental exchange programmes arranged with a number of countries.

More information


PhD scholarship: A doctoral scholarship is awarded to all students enrolled in a full-time doctoral programme during the standard length of study (usually 4 years). The scholarship ranges from CZK 10,500 to CZK 25,000 per month. The specific amount within this range is determined by the Dean of the Faculty, in accordance with the Faculty Internal Regulation

Other financial support for students studying in English (or other foreign language) study programmes is organized by individual faculties. At this moment, three faculties offer scholarships to students in English taught study programmes (see the links below for more specifications and conditions):

The Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University : starting from Academic Year 2018/19, the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University, offers the following scholarships to highly qualified applicants:

– up to two Computer Science Tuition Fee Scholarships for the Bachelor’s Programme in Computer Science;

– up to one Computer Science Tuition Fee Scholarship for the Master’s Programme in Computer Science, any study branch;

– up to two Computational Linguistics Scholarships for the Master’s Programme in Computer Science, study branch Computational Linguistics.

Faculty of Social Sciences:

Faculty of Science: STARS – Support for Talented PhD Research Students.