Accommodation is provided in Charles University Halls of Residence (= dormitories). Students are housed in double-occupancy rooms. Single rooms are generally not available. (Exceptions can be made for Ph.D. students or students with health problems and students with special needs.)
Unit system consists of twin rooms (= double room with two separate beds) sharing bathroom facilities (shower and wc) in the case of Hostivař and Trója Halls of Residence. In Hvězda and Větrník Halls of Residence bathroom facilities are shared between more rooms. A small kitchenette is usually at the end of each corridor (Hostivař, Větrník, Hvězda). In Trója two rooms share one kitchenette. Students can also use a lavatory and hanging rooms in the building (keys are available at the reception against a small fee). Bedding and bed linen are provided in all our halls (bed linen is exchanged regularly); towels and kitchen utensils (such as pans, plates, cups etc.) are not.
Rooms are allocated to students based on their host faculty (students of one faculty are usually housed together); if you state your preference in any of the halls of residence in the Erasmus online registration, we will try to allocate you a room corresponding with your wishes (in Prague Erasmus students can be housed in following four residences: Hostivař, Větrník, Trója, Hvězda); in Hradec Králové Erasmus students usually stay in Na Kotli Residence; in Pilsen Erasmus students mostly live in Bolevecká Hall of Residence
The allocation of rooms is responsibility of the management of the residence hall - if you wish to share a room with a colleague (schoolmate) of yours, please, ask the Accommodation Office (Reception) on your arrival or contact the European Office with the request in advance. You can also state your preference of roommate in the Erasmus online registration.
The accommodation will be provided for the period corresponding to your study stay at Charles University.
In the winter semester the rooms are available starting approximatelly one week before the beginning of the semester/study period, orientation week or dates included. In the summer semester the rooms are available 1-3 days in advance (see the date on your accommodation voucher) as the semesters overlap and winter semester students are still accommodated in the dormitories . Students need not make any special request to move in during these days.
You will be notified of details of your accommodation in the Accommodation Voucher that you will receive together with your Letter of Admission. Please contact the European Office if you need accommodation for a period that differs from your study period for good reasons:
The address of the student residence is specified on the Accommodation Voucher.
The exact price and period of your stay will be confirmed on the Accommodation Voucher.
Students who wish to come earlier will have to find their own accommodation.
Please note: if you decide to cancel the accommodation you will not be able to reapply for accommodation in CU Residence Halls.
- application for a place in one of CU halls of residence needs to be submitted in the Erasmus online registration
- please, always inform us if you wish to cancel the Charles University accommodation, especially after the online application deadline (June 15th or October 31st), via email to: . Not paying the deposit does not substitute for a cancellation.
- note that a booking deposit needs to be paid approximately 2 months before your move into the residence (= arrival date to one of our university cities)
To check-in you need: your passport, the original of your Accommodation Voucher, one photograph and the confirmation of the deposit payment. Students who arrive after office hours will be housed for the night only and registered on the following workday at the Accommodation Office. If you do not stop in the Accommodation Office within 1-3 next workdays, please, note that you might be excluded from the university accommodation.
The rent is paid directly in cash (CZK) or by card at the Accommodation Office/Reception at the appropriate residence. Please, keep the office hours!
Students make the first payment upon their arrival (for details see the leaflet of your hall of residence) and must make subsequent monthly payments in advance - always at the latest on the 20th of the preceding month (the administration staff of the dormitory can send you an email reminder with dates of payment for the next month).
Foreign students on the Erasmus programme will be accommodated in two-bed rooms. The prices differ depending on the length of time for which the student makes an accommodation agreement, and depending on the fixtures of the room (rooms equipped with their own bathroom facilities are more expensive; rooms sharing bathroom facilities in the corridor cost less).
A deposit 1800 CZK + approximate first month's rent (about 3800 CZK - see the appropriate information email for details) = 5600 CZK is to be paid approximately 2 months before arrival.
If a student wishes to leave the accommodation earlier than is stated in the accommodation contract, he or she will have to pay a penalty charge that will be deducted from the advance part of the payment.
Accommodation contract and other useful information in English is available at http://kam.cuni.cz/KAMEN-1.html
Please, do not try to book the university accommodation directly through the Accommodation Services (link above). You will not be allowed to as Erasmus student and your bookings would be cancelled. The only correct way to apply for Charles University accommodation is via the Erasmus online registration.
Dormitories used for the ERASMUS programme in Prague:
Dormitories used for the ERASMUS programme in Pilsen or Hradec Králové:
Please, approach your host faculty co-ordinator for your accommodation facility details if you study in Pilsen or Hradec Králové. In Hradec Králové Erasmus students usually stay in Na Kotli Hall of Residence; in Pilsen Erasmus students mostly live in Bolevecká Hall of Residence.
It is not difficult to find private accommodation in our university cities. For a small flat (two rooms and a kitchen) in Prague you can pay about 15.000 CZK. It can be twice as cheap in Pilsen and Hradec Králové.
You can contact various letting agencies.
Please, keep on mind that the rental prices in the historical centres of our university cities will be more expensive and can be even double so much than state above!
If you decide not to use the University accommodation we need you to inform us as soon as you have fixed your private accommodation.
If approved by Czech Government and Charles University for the particular semester, the accommodation grant is paid out by Charles University as a contribution to the costs of accommodation during university studies.
This contribution - about 500 CZK/month - will be paid out in cash to students on the Erasmus Programme at any major branch of the Komerční banka a.s. in the last 2 months of each semester on production of their travel document (ID card or passport). All Erasmus students will be informed via e-mail once the scholarship is available, only then they can go to the bank.
The document number must correspond with the one you filled in when registering on-line. If you have a different document number, please send an e-mail with the new number + expiry date to our Erasmus Office:
Please note that it is not possible to transfer the amount to your bank account.
If, on the other hand, you cannot pick up the cash in person, you may authorise another person to do so on your behalf. This person must have:
1) your travel document (original not copy)
2) a letter of attorney, i.e. a document containing:
- your name, surname, and number of your travel document
- name, surname and travel document no. of person authorised
- statement of transaction authorised (withdrawal of money paid by Charles University through a branch of the Komerční banka a.s.)
- your notarised signature
All this must be in Czech.
Should you have any troubles with expired documents you can send the updated information (number of your travel document and its validity period) to the e-mail address .