Charles University is currently home to more than 56.000 students. We offer more than 600 accredited degree programmes in 630 fields. More than 24,000 undergraduates are studying Bachelor's degrees, while some 24.000 students are in Master's programmes, and 8.000 in doctoral programmes.
Almost 10.000 of the university’s students come from abroad.
Each year, more than 8.000 people graduate from Charles University and our graduates traditionally enjoy one of the highest employment rates of any population segment in the Czech Republic.
Charles University’s trademark has traditionally been excellence in teaching, closely linked to research. We offer degree programmes in a wide variety of fields, many of which – Addictology, Egyptology or Climatology – cannot be studied anywhere else in the country.
Some degree programmes enable our students to combine two different fields of study, even at different faculties. Students taking Bachelor's or Master's courses receive credits according to the university’s credit system, which is in full accordance with the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). The credit system enables students to choose and attend lectures and seminars from other fields than their chosen major, including courses taught at other faculties. This reinforces the varied, interdisciplinary nature of education offered at Charles University, facilitating cross-curricular links and promoting student mobility between partner institutions.
Charles University is one of the best-performing educational institutions in the Czech Republic. According to the Academic Ranking of World Universities, it ranks among the top 2 per cent of higher education institutions worldwide.