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Charles University
Prague, Czech Republic (Exchange Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
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Restrictions: UM applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Language Requirement: None
Minimum GPA: 2.8
Program Description:
Charles University

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Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic, was founded in 1348 by the Czech King and Roman Emperor Charles IV.  Distinguished alumni of Charles University include Albert Einstein and Johannes Kepler.  Today, the University has over 42,000 students and is regarded as one of the Czech Republic’s oldest and finest institutions.

The language of instruction at Charles University is Czech, however courses are taught in English in the following faculties:  Law, Arts, Social Sciences, Humanities, Economics, Education, and Theology.  Visit CU’s Information system to search for the course listings:

Housing & Meals
Accommodation arrangements are determined by the individual academic faculties at Charles. Some faculties provide UM students with a stipend to cover housing and meal costs. Other faculties arrange university housing and provide meal stipends for exchange students.  Students typically live in double-occupancy rooms with a shared kitchen and bathroom.  Single rooms are not available.  Bed linens are provided but cooking utensils and towels are not. 

Cost Information
Exchange students pay their tuition, room, and board to UM.  Students are charged for a double room and all-campus meal plan at UM.  UM financial aid can be applied towards tuition, living and travel expenses while on this program.     
Credit Transfer
Students will register for their classes upon arrival at Charles University.  Charles University uses the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).  Students should enroll in 30 ECTS credits per semester which is equivalent to 15 UM credits.  The minimum full-time load at Charles University is 24 ECTS. 
Program Dates
Semester 1: late September to late February; 
Semester 2: late February to July

Fast Facts
Exchange levels: undergraduate, graduate
Language of      instruction: English, Czech
Language Requirement:  none
University website:
Length of  exchange: semester or year

Prague at a Glance

Warm summers, mild winters;  moderate precipitation

Proximity to
Berlin: 215 miles
Vienna: 190 miles
Munich: 240 miles
Budapest: 330 miles

Prague, Czech Republic
The City

Prague, often called Golden Prague, is a city that doesn’t require an introduction.  One of the world's most famous cities, it is regarded as the ‘Architectural Jewel’ of Europe, and some say it is the continent’s most beautiful city.
Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, is situated in Central Bohemia on the Vltava River in the heart of Europe.  The city is steeped in history and the architecture of Prague reflects this.  The city is famous for it’s architectural gems, which have remained intact for over 600 years despite enduring World War II, and 40 years under communist power.     
In addition to it’s period architecture, Prague boasts gourmet restaurants,  numerous museums, boutiques and shopping centers, and a thriving night life. 
Prague is also a cultural and artistic epicenter and it attracts tourists, artists, and writers, who come to Golden Prague to witness the city’s beauty, and it’s numerous events and festivals.  Students are also drawn here, because of Charles University and it’s reputation as one of the region’s finest institutions.
Prague truly lives up
to its reputation of one of Europe’s best cities.

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2015 09/12/2014 10/01/2014 02/15/2015 06/30/2015
 NOTE: Program dates are approximate. Official program dates are provided by the host institution upon acceptance.