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Univerzita Karlova v Praze Charles

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Description Univerzita Karlova v Praze Charles

Univerzita Karlova v Praze (UK) - one of the largest and oldest educational institutions in Europe. His activities began in 1348 on the initiative of King Charles IV. By its structure, Charles University (or Prague University) - resembles the French Sorbonne. This is because the King attended classes there and was familiar with the internal structure of the university.

Over the entire period of its existence, the university is full of interesting facts:

  • The first diploma was issued to the graduate in 1359.
  • The symbol of the faculty of liberal arts was the globe, and the faculty of law - scales.
  • At the beginning of the school, the students lived together with the teachers, since there was no possibility of a separate placement. And only in 1366 the first hostel was built. It could accommodate students and professors who took the vow of celibacy.
  • University students developed medications for the plague, built a wooden observatory to observe the stars, opened the corpses for research.
  • In the early 18th century, the building was reconstructed, which significantly changed the appearance of buildings.
  • In 1726, the library was formed and opened.
  • In 1881 there was a division of the university into two: German and Czech.
  • Since 1890, women have received the right to study here.

At the moment, the university teaches a large number of disciplines of different directions.

Rating positions of Charles University

Univerzita Karlova v Praze is the undisputed leader among the educational institutions of the country. In the international rating at the moment is at 235 positions. The university is famous for its high quality of teaching. Thanks to this, graduates are in demand all over the world. The humanitarian direction and medicine are especially popular. The institution constantly conducts research activity, which is the leading in its level in the Czech Republic.

Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Univerzita Karlova v Praze Charles

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Information on the training program can be found on the official website of the school.

Information on the training program can be found on the official website of the school.


Among the famous graduates of Charles University it is worth noting the following:

  • Nikola Tesla (physicist, inventor);
  • Franz Kafka (famous writer);
  • Bernard Bolzano (mathematician, philosopher);
  • Jan Hus (preacher);
  • Yaroslav Geirovsky (Czech chemist);
  • Karel Capek (writer, prose writer, playwright);
  • Edward Beneš (statesman and politician);
  • Gertie Teresa Corey (American biochemist);
  • Karl Wolfgang Deutsch (sociologist, political scientist);
  • Max Wertheimer (founder of Gestalt psychology).

Among the teachers you can also meet outstanding personalities. For example, Albert Einstein, Tomas Garrigue Masaryk, Milan Kundera, Gerhard Gentzen and others.

Equipment Univerzita Karlova v Praze Charles

The University is a member of the European University Association, Coimbra Group, International Forum of Public Universities. In its possession has several libraries, numbering a large number of rare specimens. Foreign citizens are offered a comfortable hostel. All educational buildings are designed in the style of Baroque architecture. The main campus is territorially located in Prague. Sports complexes, research centers and cultural sections create a favorable atmosphere for students to study and live.


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- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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