Visa and Accommodation

Visa and International Protection

Information about visa process for students is avalaible:

a) at the website of the Czech Ministry of the Interior,

b) at new Immigration Portal of the Ministry of the Interior,

c) in the presentation for foreign students - Quick'n'Simple (brief introduction of main residence obligations of the students).

For the information on International Protection (Asylum or Subsidiary protection) please visit the specialised section of the website of the Czech Ministry of the Interior.

You can also find some useful information in our brochures for international students.

Guide for International Students

PDF, 1,14 MB

Supplements to the Guide for International Students

(maps and plans)



All Charles University students can live at Charles University Dormitories (approx. CZK 80 - 180 per night, CZK 290 per night for high standard rooms). For reservation you can contact directly the Reservation department at: .

Average Living costs per year

Food (2,000 – 3,000 €)

Accommodation (dormitory - 1,770 €)

Books (university libraries for free) (158 €)

Public transportation (135 €)

+ Health insurance

+ Visa, admin fee, student ID card, recognition of secondary education

+ Entertainment, winter clothes etc.


Total (average): 5,100 € per year

Private housing

The prices of accommodation vary considerably according to size, occupancy, quality and location. It is not difficult to find private accommodation in our university cities. For a 2-bedroom flat (two rooms and kitchen) situated in the centre of Prague you can pay about CZK 12,000 – 20,000. It can be half as expensive in Pilsen and Hradec Králové.

However, please take into account that it is not so easy to find short-term rentals. Not all landlords are willing to sign tenancy agreements for less than 12 months, but many agencies are providing living units for a short stay (renting a room - pronájem pokoje / renting an apartment - pronájem bytu).

Find some commercial websites in English below:

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