Founded in 1348, the 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 a branch campus in Hradec Kralove and Plzen. Officially recognized by the Ministerstvo kolství, mládee a telovýchovy Ceské republiky (Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic), Univerzita Karlova (UK) is a very large-sized (uniRank enrollment range: over-50,000 students) coeducational Czech higher education institution. Univerzita Karlova (UK) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor's degrees, master's degrees and doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study table below for further details. This 675-year-old Czech higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. The acceptance rate range is 30-39% 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.
|Ovocný trh 560/5
116 36 Prague
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|Hradec Kralove and Plzen
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The following Univerzita Karlova's Fields of Study/Degree Levels Matrix is divided into 6 main fields of study and 4 levels of degrees, from the lowest undergraduate degree to the highest postgraduate degree. This matrix aims to help quickly identify Univerzita Karlova's academic range and degree level offering.
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This institution admits Men and Women (coed).
Has Univerzita Karlova a selective admission policy? Yes, based on entrance examinations.
Univerzita Karlova's acceptance rate range is 30-39% making this institution a very selective higher education institution.
International students are welcome to apply for admission at this institution.
Univerzita Karlova international students information:
For more information cf. https://www.studycharles.cz.
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uniRank publishes below some major size and profile indicators for Univerzita Karlova.
Univerzita Karlova has an enrollment range of over-50,000 students making it a very large-sized institution.
This institution has a range of 4,000-4,499 academic employees (Faculty).
Univerzita Karlova is a public higher education institution.
Univerzita Karlova is a non-profit higher education institution.
This institution's main campus is located in a Urban setting.
This institution adopts a Semesters type of academic calendar.
Univerzita Karlova does not have any religious affiliation.
uniRank provides below an overview of Univerzita Karlova's main facilities:
Univerzita Karlova library offerings include:
For more information, please refer to https://library.cuni.cz.
This institution provides housing services such as on-campus residences or dormitories.
Charles University's housing offerings include dormitories and refectories that provide affordable accommodation options for nearly 11,000 students, both Czech and international. If you'd like to learn more, you can visit their website at: https://kam.cuni.cz/KAMEN-1.html
This institution features sporting facilities and organizes sports activities for its students.
Univerzita Karlova sport activities and facilities include:
This institution has an institutional hospital that is owned and operated by the university. Institutional hospitals are typically affiliated with medical schools and provide a range of medical services to patients, while also serving as a teaching hospital for medical students and residents.
uniRank provides below an overview of Univerzita Karlova's main services:
This institution offers one or more of the following financial aid for eligible students: scholarships, grants, loans, tuition waivers, emergency financial aid etc.
Univerzita Karlova (Charles University) provides various financial aid options for students:
For more detailed information, please visit: https://cuni.cz/UKEN-1617.html.
This institution offers study abroad and exchange program opportunities for its students.
Charles University actively supports student and academic mobility, with individuals from both groups visiting approximately 100 countries annually. The most frequently visited countries include Germany, France, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Italy, and Austria. The majority of international student mobility occurs through the Erasmus+ programme. Charles University is renowned as one of the most active universities in Europe, boasting around 2,400 agreements with partner institutions. This facilitates more than 4,000 opportunities for study stays and practical internships across all countries participating in the Erasmus+ programme. Beyond university, faculty, and cultural agreements, as well as strategic partnerships or international exchange programmes, Charles University also offers its own initiatives, such as the Mobility Fund. For additional details, refer to https://cuni.cz/UKEN-3.html.
This institution provides a distance learning mode for certain programs or courses.
Univerzita Karlova offers distance learning options. For additional details, one can refer to https://dl.cuni.cz/english.
This institution offers students academic guidance and support to assist them in their academic pursuits.
This institution offers career counseling, career assessments, job and internship postings, career events, alumni networking or other career-related services to assist students transition successfully from academic life to professional life.
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Univerzita Karlova is legally recognized and/or institutionally accredited by: Ministerstvo kolství, mládee a telovýchovy Ceské republiky
Year of first Recognition or Accreditation
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Academic divisions can provide valuable insights into the range of fields of study and disciplines a University focuses on and the institution's level of specialization. Comprehensive or Generalist Universities typically offer a wide range of academic programs and have many academic divisions and subdivisions across different disciplines, while Specialized Universities tend to focus on a narrower range of programs within a specific field or industry and have fewer academic divisions and a simplified organizational structure. Read our guide article "Understanding Academic Divisions in Universities - Colleges, Faculties, Schools" to learn more about academic divisions and typical university organizational structures.
uniRank shows a structural diagram of the first-level academic divisions of the Univerzita Karlova 's organizational structure; feel free to submit any relevant missing division.
This higher education institution is not a member of the Open Education Global (OEGlobal) organization that is developing, implementing and supporting free open education and free online courses. View a list of Open Education Global members by country.
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