Charles University (Prague) is an exchange destination for Utrecht University Bachelor and Master students of the faculty of Humanities in Prague, Czech Republic.

Student experiences
Academic calendar

Semester I (Winter semester): approximately October - mid-February
Semester II (Summer semester): mid-February - June 

Academic Calendar


Language requirement: a minimum language level of B2 (CEFR) in Dutch and/or Czech is required.

Areas of study open to exchange students

Students are required to have the majority of their courses/ECTS at the 'Faculty of Arts'. Other than that, students may select the rest of their courses at other faculties. It is, however, not recommended to choose your most important courses outside of the Faculty of Arts as your admission into these cannot be guaranteed. Note that the following departments are extremely restrictive as the capacity of their courses is limited: the two 'Departments of Anglophone Studies' (courses codes starting with AAA), the 'Department of Psychology' (course codes starting with APS), and the 'Department of Film Studies' (course codes starting with AFV). 

Courses at Master’s level


Language of instruction

Dutch, Czech, English

Housing assistance
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. A single student is advised to have available approximately Kč 8 500 – 9 000 (app. 312 – 340 EUR) 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

Number of places available

Languages: 2 places per year. 
Music, Performing Arts: 1 place per year.

Humanities: 4 places per year.

Additional information

More information

More information about studying abroad: in Dutch and in English.

Do you have any questions about this partner university or about studying abroad? Contact the International Office of the Faculty of Humanities (details below).

You can also follow students who are currently abroad on Instagram!

Contact details

​Drift 10, 3512 BS Utrecht

+31 (0)30 253 6046

Walk-in office hours

  • Monday and Thursday from 11.00h to 12.00h

By appointment

You can make an appointment with one of the exchange coordinators by filling out this web form.

Handing in and picking up documents

Monday to Friday from 11.00 to 15.00 at the Student Desk, Drift 10.


Gerdien Ramaker-Zijlstra (Exchange Coordinator for Southern and Eastern Europe, Asia, Central and South America)
Monique Hanrath (Exchange Coordinator for Western and Northern Europe, Africa, Oceania and North America)
Nelline Bogerd (Support Officer)
Sanne Boomsma (Head)