Charles University (Prague)

Charles University is an exchange destination for bachelor and master students of Utrecht University School of ECONOMICS.

Student experiences

Student experiences Prague 


General website
Faculty of Social Sciences
General information for exchange students

Academic calendar

Semester I (winter): Beginning of October – Mid February
Semester II (summer): Mid February – Beginning of July

Academic calendar

Areas of study open to exchange students

All nominated students will receive a list of courses taught in English available for the academic year. According to the rules of Charles University, Erasmus students should take at least 51 % of their courses (or earn the same number of credits) at the Faculty where they were nominated to.

Courses from other Faculties can be searched also via our online system SIS: here

It is not possible to include sports courses on your learning agreement because the Board of Examiners will not approve these courses.

Please keep this in mind, as we will not be able to sign your learning agreement if you do.

Language requirements

Language requirement: a minimum of a B2 language level (CEFR) in English/language of instruction is required. You have to submit proof of this language proficiency upon your application at the host university.

Language of instructions: Mainly English; each faculty also offers a variety of courses and seminars in other foreign languages, e.g. Czech, German and French.

Housing assistance

There is a reservation department to help you arrange accommodation. More information found here

Estimated living costs per month

The cost of living in the Czech Republic is on average comparable to that of other Central and East European countries. For 2015-2016 a single student is advised to have available approximately Kč 8 500 – 9 000 (app. 312 – 340) per month to cover food, basic transport and accommodation.

  • Rent CZK 3,000–7,000
  • Food CZK 3,800–4,200
  • Transport CZK 250–300
  • Leisure Time CZK 700–2,000
    Total CZK 7,750–13,500

Be aware that the level of rent varies depending on which city you live in, whether you use the University dormitory or private place and if you share the flat or not. The final cost of living, of course, depends on your personal spending habits. 


Normal study load per semester: 30 ECTS
More information about the grading system.

Number of places available

2 semester places per year.


Information can be found here

Health insurance

Information can be found here


This will be arranged. Students receive a detailed information sheet before the orientation.

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Do you have any questions about this partner university or would you like to know more?

Contact the International Exchange Office of the Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance.

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