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Univerzita Karlova

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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 školství, mládeže 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.

University Snapshot


Univerzita Karlova's Control Typepublic


Univerzita Karlova's Entity Typenon-profit


Univerzita Karlova' Size by Total Enrollmentvery large-sized


Univerzita Karlova's Selectivity by Acceptance Ratevery selective

University Identity

Name (English) Charles University
Acronym UK
Founded 1348
Colours Red and white
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University Location

Address Ovocný trh 560/5
116 36 Prague
Czech Republic
Univerzita Karlova's location map and satellite view Location Map and Satellite View
Univerzita Karlova Phone Number +420 224 491 111
Univerzita Karlova Fax Number +420
Other locations Hradec Kralove and Plzen

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Fields of Study / Degree Levels


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Fields of Study and Degree Levels Matrix

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.

Programs and Courses

Courses and Programs

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Tuition Fees


Yearly tuition fees refers to the amount of money that a student is charged by a University for one academic year of full-time study. Read our guide article about tuition fees and financial aid options to learn more.

Yearly Tuition Fees Range Matrix

This Univerzita Karlova's Tuition Fees Range Matrix is divided into 2 types of students, local and international students, and 2 degree levels, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, and aims to help students to have an approximate idea of the yearly tuition range they might expect to pay at Univerzita Karlova.

Univerzita Karlova: Tuition Fees Range Matrix

Undergraduate Postgraduate
0-999 US$
(0-910 Euro)
0-999 US$
(0-910 Euro)
2,500-4,999 US$
(2,280-4,555 Euro)
0-999 US$
(0-910 Euro)

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Admission Information

uniRank publishes below some basic Univerzita Karlova's admission information.

Univerzita Karlova's Gender Admission Policy Gender Admission

This institution admits Men and Women (coed).

Univerzita Karlova's Admission Selection Admission Selection

Has Univerzita Karlova a selective admission policy? Yes, based on entrance examinations.

Acceptance Rate Admission Rate

Univerzita Karlova's acceptance rate range is 30-39% making this institution a very selective higher education institution.

Univerzita Karlova's International Students Admission International Students Admission

International students are welcome to apply for admission at this institution.

Univerzita Karlova international students information:

  • From the total of over 50,000 students at Charles University, more than 20% are international students.
  • Charles University offers more than 200 degree programmes in English, in which almost 5,000 students from 130 countries are enrolled.

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Univerzita Karlova's Admission Office Admission Office

Ovocny trh 560/5
Prague 116 36
224 491 850

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Size and Profile


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Size and Profile

uniRank publishes below some major size and profile indicators for Univerzita Karlova.

Univerzita Karlova's Total Student Enrollment Student Enrollment

Univerzita Karlova has an enrollment range of over-50,000 students making it a very large-sized institution.

Univerzita Karlova's Total Faculty/Academic staff Academic Staff

This institution has a range of 4,000-4,499 academic employees (Faculty).

Univerzita Karlova's Control Type Control Type

Univerzita Karlova is a public higher education institution.

Univerzita Karlova's Entity Type Entity Type

Univerzita Karlova is a non-profit higher education institution.

Univerzita Karlova's Campus Setting Campus Setting

This institution's main campus is located in a Urban setting.

Univerzita Karlova's Academic Calendar Academic Calendar

This institution adopts a Semesters type of academic calendar.

Religious Affiliation

Univerzita Karlova does not have any religious affiliation.

Facilities and Services


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University Facilities

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Univerzita Karlova's Library University Library

This institution has a physical Library. Visit Univerzita Karlova's Library

Univerzita Karlova library offerings include:

  • Access to study literature and resources is provided through the system of libraries.
  • Students and academics can use the funds of all libraries on the basis of a single registration.
  • Currently, the library system records almost 45 thousand registered readers, with around 540 thousand library units borrowed per year.
  • Users can choose from more than 4.2 million library units, including paper books, printed magazines, maps, and three-dimensional anatomical models.
  • The study rooms are open to all students, providing a total of almost 2,000 available places.
  • Orientation in the library collections is provided by the UKAŽ central library system, which centrally searches the records of printed documents and databases of electronic information resources.

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Univerzita Karlova's Housing University Housing

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:

Univerzita Karlova's Sport Facilities/Activities Sport Facilities/Activities

This institution features sporting facilities and organizes sports activities for its students.

Univerzita Karlova sport activities and facilities include:

  • Sport is an inseparable part of university life at Charles University.
  • Sports facilities of Charles University offer a wide variety of activities, including:
    • Football
    • Tennis
    • Ice hockey
    • Ice skating
    • Softball
    • Squash
    • Volleyball
    • Floorball
    • Aerobics
    • Basketball
    • Badminton
    • Swimming
    • Canoeing
    • Yoga
  • For more information, refer to:

Univerzita Karlova's Institutional Hospital Institutional Hospital

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.

University Services

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Univerzita Karlova's Financial Aid Financial Aid

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:

  • All degree programs taught in Czech are tuition-free.
  • Degree programs taught in English, German, Russian, and French languages have accessible tuition fees.
  • Charles University offers a wide range of scholarships, including those for outstanding academic achievement, outstanding research, development and innovation, artistic or other creative achievement contributing to greater knowledge, support for students in difficult social situations, accommodation bursaries, and scholarships for studying abroad.

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Univerzita Karlova's Study Abroad Study Abroad

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

Univerzita Karlova's Distance Learning Distance Learning

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

Univerzita Karlova's Academic Counseling Academic Counseling

This institution offers students academic guidance and support to assist them in their academic pursuits.

Univerzita Karlova's Career Services Career Services

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.

Recognition and Accreditation


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Univerzita Karlova's Recognition or Accreditation Institutional Recognition or Accreditation

Univerzita Karlova is legally recognized and/or institutionally accredited by: Ministerstvo školství, mládeže a telovýchovy Ceské republiky

Year of first Recognition or Accreditation


Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important Univerzita Karlova's programmatic accreditations; feel free to submit any relevant missing specialized accreditations.

  • National Accreditation Bureau for Higher Education (NAB)

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Memberships and Affiliations


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Affiliations and Memberships

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important Univerzita Karlova's affiliations and memberships; feel free to submit any relevant missing higher education-related organizations this university is affiliated with.

  • 4EU+ European University Alliance
  • Central Europe Leuven Strategic Alliance
  • Central European Network for Teaching and Research in Academic Liaison
  • Coimbra Group
  • European University Association
  • European University Foundation
  • Europaeum
  • Forum for Education Abroad
  • International Association of Universities
  • League of European Research Universities
  • Central European Universities

Academic Structure


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Academic Structure

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Social Media


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Social Media

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Facebook Facebook

Univerzita Karlova's Facebook page Univerzita Karlova's official Facebook page

Twitter X (Twitter)

Univerzita Karlova's X (formerly Twitter) page Univerzita Karlova's official Twitter page

YouTube YouTube

Univerzita Karlova's YouTube channel Univerzita Karlova's official YouTube channel

Instagram Instagram

Univerzita Karlova's Instagram page Univerzita Karlova's official Instagram channel

LinkedIn LinkedIn

Univerzita Karlova's main LinkedIn profile

TikTok TikTok


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