Charles University has 17 independent faculties, and each faculty has its own specific application procedure and admission requirements. Therefore, Charles University has no centralised Admission Office.
Foundation programmes (language and preparatory courses) are offered by our Institute for Langauge and Preparatory Studies and some of the faculties.
For any news concerning admissions, please visit our news section.
Applications are mostly submitted directly via the catalogue, whereas some of our faculties have their own application forms available on their website. Do not forget to attach all the documents required by the faculty or send them in due time.
Once the fee is paid, your application is complete. Now, the faculty's Admission Office will start processing it further. Note the application deadlines.
While some of our study programmes require an entrance examination, other evaluate the applicants solely on the basis of provided documents and certificates. Exemptions are specified in the admission requirements for the chosen study programme (available in our catalogue).
If an entrance exam is required, wait for your invitation letter.
Applicants with visa duty taking the entrance examination in the Czech Republic are advised to apply for a short-term visa in a timely manner.
If you are still working towards your certificates or diplomas, don't worry. Unless specified otherwise, all the recognised documents must be submitted to the faculty by the enrolment date at the latest. Learn more about the recognition process.
With this letter in hand, admitted students with visa duty can apply for a long-term visa or residence permit. Please, do so in a timely manner.