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

"Olmouc is a nice historic, picturesque city with a laid back vibe. There are lots of restaurants and bars to go to and the local ESN also organizes events every week" - experience from a former exchange student

Student experiences
Academic calendar

Semester I (Winter Semester): September - early February
Semester II (Summer Semester): early February - June

Academic Calendar


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

Areas of study open to exchange students
  • History: for History students: a majority of the courses should be taken at the Department of History, but courses can also be taken in other faculties within the university as long as there are still places available in the course. 
  • Foreign Languages
  • Music and Performing Arts: courses should be taken at the Department of Theater and Film Studies. Students are allowed to take up to 60 percent of their courses outside the department but within the Faculty of Arts. 


Courses at Master’s level


Language of instruction

Mainly English and Czech. Some courses in German, French, Spanish, etc.

There are several courses of Czech language offered at Palacký University. If you are an Erasmus programme student, you can attend certain courses for free.

Housing assistance

University students can stay in one of the two Palacký University campuses, these include seven dormitories. Housing is guaranteed for students and teachers from abroad.

Accommodation information


Estimated living costs per month

This information is subject to change. It is meant to be an indication. Costs may differ due to personal circumstances.

Generally, as a student you can live here comfortably for as little as 8,000 CZK (approximately 300 EUR) per month. 


Normal study load per semester: 30 ECTS 

Number of places available
  • History: 1 place per year
  • Foreign Languages: 2 places per year
  • Music and Performing Arts: 2 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 see stories of students who have been abroad on Instagram!

International Office Humanities

Our front desk is currently closed until further notice. This means that there are no walk-in hours and it is not possible to make an appointment.  

You can reach us in the following ways:

Please mention your student number in all correspondence!


We are unable to sign physical documents. If you need to have a document signed, please send it to us via email.

Mailing address

Drift 10, 3512 BS Utrecht
+31 (0)30 253 6046

  • Sanne Boomsma - Head International Office Humanities;
  • Pooi Ji Hang - Exchange Coordinator (South and East Europe, Asia, Central and South America);
  • Monique Hanrath - Exchange Coordinator (North and West Europe, Africa, Oceania and North America);
  • Nelline Bogerd - Support Officer;
  • Agaath Sluijters - Support Officer.
Walk-in office hours

Our front desk is currently closed.

Making an appointment

You can make an appointment via this online form or send an email to

Handing in and picking up documents

Send an email to