News for Applicants

A number of restrictions to our normal life are still put in place with regard to the current situation. Higher education institutions have switched to an online form of teaching (including Charles University). There have been new measures which gradually ease restrictions towards schools and school facilities, businesses, freedom of movement, and travelling.

The situation with regard to the spread of the Covid-19 in the Czech Republic is stable and safe. Our country was often highly praised for the measures it took during the pandemic. On this page we will update you regularly about the admission process. More information about the Covid-19 pandemic in the Czech Republic is also available here.

Watch our Live Session!

Want to know more information about study options at CU and why to study with us? Watch our Live Session on Facebook (the session took place on Wednesday, May 20, 2020). We introduced our study programmes, talked about the current situation, admissions procedure, or student life.

The session is available on the Facebook page Study in the Czech Republic.

A couple of good reasons why to study at Charles University (especially now)

Covid-19 pandemic - information for applicants

The faculties will now have the opportunity to modify requirements for admission to study. Application dates as well as the form of the entrance exams might change. Please note, further changes may occur depending on the development of the situation. For questions contact the respective faculty´s admission office. If you have already submitted the application, please follow the news on the university or faculty website and stay in touch with the admission office. Also, interested applicants can learn about the changes in the same information system where applications are put forward.

For more information about the possible changes see here (as of April 16, 2020; section Information for those applying to study at Charles University) or here (as of March 20, 2020).

Extension of application deadlines

Some of our faculties have already decided to change or extend the application deadlines. Please, check the database or see the list here.


List of all study programmes in foreign languages for the academic year 2020/2021 is available here.

Travelling to the Czech Republic

At this moment, travelling to and from the Czech Republic is restricted. However, exceptions apply and the situation with regard to travelling evolves every day.

From April 27, 2020 the possibilities for entry of the EU citizens and non-EU citizens to the Czech Republic have been extended. It is now possible to arrive to the Czech Republic for the purpose of educational activities (strict conditions apply). Please, follow the website of the Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic for conditions and updates. You might be specifically interested in information for students entering the territory of the Czech Republic. Also, stay in touch with the Czech embassies abroad.

As of May 18, 2020, it is possible to continue the processing of long-term visa/residence permit applications for the purpose of study that have been filed before March 14, 2020. Also, acceptance of new long-term visa/residence permit applications for the purpose of study is resumed at the selected consulates including Student Facilitation Program (REŽIM STUDENT).

Summer schools and other short-term courses 2020

Are you interested in Czech language, natural science, medicine, languages, or humanities? Have a look at our summer schools and short-term courses in 2020.

With regard to the world pandemic of Covid-19, please follow the websites of the faculties for updates.

We are here for you!

Do you have any questions about Charles University, the application procedure, or our study programmes in foreign languages?

Ask our team from CU Point - Marie, Petra, and Zuzana are here for you and ready to answer your questions.

Contact information:


Phone: +420 224 491 744, 451, 893

We are not in the office these days. Please send us an e-mail. Thank you for your understanding.

Hours of operation:

Monday to Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM

Friday: 9 AM - 4 PM

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