Study Programmes

Prospective students are always advised to visit the website of the respective faculty and our catalogue of study programmes for more information about the chosen study programme including their descriptions, admission requirements, tuition fees, and application deadlines.



The system of study at Charles University has been designed to maximize our integration into the international community of higher education institutions (HEIs) and to support student mobility.

Our system creates flexible learning pathways between different degree programmes – not only the programmes provided by CU, but also programmes run by other universities, including institutions abroad. The system is organised as follows:

  • Bachelor’s programmes (typically 3 years)

  • Follow-up Master’s programmes (= post-Bachelor's; typically 2 years)

  • Long-cycle Master’s programmes* (undivided; typically 5 or 6 years)

  • Doctoral programmes (typically 3 or 4 years)

* To start a Long-cycle Master's programme, no Bachelor's degree is needed.

Moreover, some of our study programmes are offered in different forms of studies:

  • Full-time form (regular everyday attendance according to schedule)

  • Combined form (min. of 80 hours of direct instruction per semester)

  • Distance form (mainly online; max. 80 hours of direct instruction per semester)

The quality of education at Charles University meets the highest European standards. All of tour degree programmes have been accredited in compliance with the requirements of the Bologna system of European education, which is reflected in the structure of the programmes as well as in the integration of the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).

Being a part of the international community of higher education institutions opens up a wide range of opportunities for student mobility, such as the EU’s Erasmus programme and many others. The popularity of studying abroad is still increasing – up to a thousand students have been taking part in the mobility scheme each year.

In recent years, Charles University has been offering programmes accredited in collaboration with other universities abroad, namely Universität Regensburg, École des hautes études en sciences sociales (Paris), Universita degli studi di Catania (Italy), Roehampton University (London), University College London, University of Helsinki, University Higher School of Economics (Moscow), Université de Toulouse le Mirail, Université Catholique de Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium), and many others. Graduates may receive one joint diploma, or they may receive double or even multiple diplomas from the institutions where they have completed the programmes.

Thanks to its skilled academic staff, excellent facilities and state-of-the-art infrastructure, Charles University provides a wide range of study options and services to its students. Our educational standards, and the way in which graduates are equipped for their life and careers, are reflected in Charles University's consistent high ranking in league tables of world universities.

The University's code of study and examination is further specified by our Internal Regulation.


List of all study programmes in foreign languages for the academic year 2022/2023 is available for download here.

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