Univerzita Karlova

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Founded in 1348, Univerzita Karlova (Charles University) is a non-profit public higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the metropolis of Prague (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants). This institution also has branch campuses in the following locations: Hradec Kralove, Plzen. Officially recognized by the Ministerstvo školství, mládeže a telovýchovy Ceské republiky (Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic), Univerzita Karlova (UK) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: over-45,000 students) coeducational Czech higher education institution. Univerzita Karlova (UK) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 674 years old Czech higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. The admission rate range is 30-40% making this Czech higher education organization a very selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. UK also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name Charles University
Acronym UK
Founded 1348
Colours Red and white

University Location

Address Ovocný trh 560/5
116 36 Prague
Czech Republic
Tel +420 224 491 111
Fax +420
Other locations Hradec Kralove, Plzen

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
Not reported 0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations
Admission Rate 30-40%
Admission Office Ovocny trh 560/5
Prague 116 36
224 491 850

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment over-45,000
Academic Staff over-5,000
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Univerzita Karlova's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Yes

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Institutional Accreditation

Ministerstvo školství, mládeže a telovýchovy Ceské republiky

Year of first Accreditation


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • National Accreditation Bureau for Higher Education (NAB)

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Memberships and Affiliations

  • 4EU+ Alliance
  • Central Europe Leuven Strategic Alliance (CELSA )
  • League of European Research Universities - Central-European Universities (LERU-CE7)
  • Central European Network for Teaching and Research in Academic Liaison (CENTRAL)
  • International Forum for Public Universities (IFPU)
  • European University Association (EUA)
  • European Association for International Education (EAIE)
  • International Association of Universities (IAU)
  • Network of UNIversities from the CApitals of Europe (UNICA)
  • Coimbra Group
  • Europaeum
  • Danube Rectors' Conference (DRC)
  • Programme on Institutional Management in Higher Education
  • The Magna Charta Observatory

Academic Structure


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Online Courses

Open Education Global

Not reported

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