Univerzita Karlova

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world rank  216

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University Overview

Founded in 1348, Univerzita Karlova (Charles University) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large city of Prague (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants). This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Hradec Kralove, Plzen. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministerstvo školství, mládeže a telovýchovy (Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, Czech Republic), Univerzita Karlova (UK) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: over-45,000 students) coeducational higher education institution. Univerzita Karlova (UK) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), 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 670 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name Charles University
Acronym UK
Founded 1348
Colours Red and white

University Location

Address Ovocný trh 3-5
Prague (population range: 1,000,000-5,000,000)
116 36 Prague
Czech Republic
T +420 224 491 302
F +420 224 229 487
Other locations Hradec Kralove, Plzen

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student Not reported Not reported
Int'l student Not reported Not reported

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 Not reported
Admission Office Ovocný trh 3-5
Praha 116 36
+420 224 491 302

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range over-45,000
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 4,500-4,999
Control Type Control Type Public
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to Univerzita Karlova's Library
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Distance Learning and Online Courses Yes


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition

Ministerstvo školství, mládeže a telovýchovy

Memberships and Affiliations

  • European University Association (EUA)
  • Coimbra Group
  • International Forum of Public Universities (IFPU)

Academic Structure


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Site last updated: Thursday, 7 March 2019