News for Applicants

Life in the Czech Republic has almost returned to normal in most of the country regions. The government has relaxed some of the rules to travel to and out of the country. It is expected that our university will start the academic year 2020/2021 as planned. Yet, the situation might evolve. Winter semester at Charles University usually begins October 1, 2020. Some of Charles University faculties still offer study programmes to prospective students. Updated information on the admission process is listed in this text below.

The situation with regard to the spread of the Covid-19 in the Czech Republic is relatively stable and safe. However, there are still some restrictive measures put in place with regard to current situation. More information about the Covid-19 pandemic in the Czech Republic is also available here.

Covid-19 pandemic - information for applicants

The faculties have modified their admission requirements. Application dates as well as the form of some of the entrance exams have been altered. 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.

Extension of application deadlines

Some of our faculties have 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 still restricted. However, the situation with regard to travelling evolves every day. Please, follow the website of the Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic for conditions and updates. Also, stay in touch with the Czech embassies abroad.

The new rules come into effect on July 1, 2020. You can find the condition for entry of persons to the territory of the Czech Republic in accordance with the Ministry of Health Protective Measure in the attached document (valid from August 3, 2020).

From June 15, 2020 based on evaluation of epidemiologic situation, the EU+ countries are divided into three groups according to a level of risk of COVID-19 - low (green), medium (orange) and high (red) risk. EU+ citizens and citizens of other countries with the granted status of long-term resident in the EU may enter the Czech Republic without the necessity of having a negative PCR test and without the necessity to prove the purpose of travel in case they travel from the country with low risk (green). If they travel from the countries with medium and high risk, they can enter the Czech Republic only if they belong to one of the exceptions from the entry ban of foreign nationals and fulfil the conditions for entry defined by the Ministry of Health Protective measure (e.g. submission of a medical certificate). This also applies to the Czech citizens who live in other EU+ country and travel to the Czech Republic. The non-EU citizens can arrive to the Czech Republic for the purpose of educational activities (strict conditions apply).

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). The Ministry of Foreign Affairs updates the table regularly.

Study Social Sciences - Live Webinar

Our Faculty of Social Sciences prepared live broadcasting webinars for applicants to its Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes. Let us invite you to join us and get first-hand information right from our English programmes representatives!

Watch the broadcast 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)

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.

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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.

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