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

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 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)