Charles University Student Cards
In order to have access to libraries, computer rooms, cafeterias, reading rooms and so on you need the Charles University Student Card.
The issue centre at Information and Advisory Centre of Charles University is one of the university centre where you can buy an International Student Identity Card (ISIC). The price is Kč 190.
Accommodation and Catering
Charles University provides for its students self-catering accommodation in halls of residence; the capacity is app. 11,000 beds available in 20 halls or residence (in Prague, Pilsen, Hradec Králové and Brandýs nad Labem). Facilities range from traditional halls with shared bathrooms and kitchens to modern flats where two bedrooms share bathroom and kitchen area.
The preliminary cost of accommodation for 1 bed and 1 night is approximately 4.3 - 5 USD (according to the room and location). Students who prefer to live in private accommodation are free to do so, but CU cannot arrange it.
Meals in the refectories are provided on a self-service basis, with a choice of menu at reasonable prices. The breakfast represents 1.3 USD per meal (buffet); lunch or dinner cost approximately 1.5 USD.
Students with Disabilities
We are continually improving our facilities for students with disabilities.
The Office for Students with Special Needs (part of IAC of CU) offers the students to discuss their needs and requirements and provides ongoing support through their time at Charles University. Currently, there are 120 enrolled students with visual and hearing impairment, mobility difficulties and other disabilities. The Office may be reached via e-mail at: . The office co-operates with other specialized centers both within and outside the university.
A limited number of rooms in the halls of residence are designed for students with disabilities.
Flyer: Assisting Charles University Students with Special Needs
If our students encounter problems while studying, concerns about coursework, or personal or emotional difficulties they can consult our professional counselor from the:
Psychological Counseling Center for International Students
Counsellor: Mg. Kateřina Beerová
Opening hours: Monday: 3 PM - 4 PM
Address: 13 Školská St., Prague 1
To make an appointment, contact the counsellor by e-mail.
for students with social problems as well as to better understand the regulations concerning studies at the university.
Religion and Faculty Worship Services
The Student Chaplain provides pastoral care and support for students and staff. The Student Chaplain (Protestant Theological Faculty) may be reached at tel. 221 988 205 or via email: . Further information at the web site: http://web.etf.cuni.cz/ETF-42.html.
Protestant Theological Faculty
Faculty worship – every Wednesday at 10 a.m. More information is available here (CZ only).
Catholic Theological Faculty
Faculty worship is held every work day at 6.30 a.m. and 12.00 p.m. at the School Chapel.
Hussite Theological Faculty
There are various religious groups within the Hussite Theological Faculty such as the Evangelical Church of Czech Brethren, Jewish Community, etc.
Each religious group holds its own meetings. A complete list of these groups as well as further information can be obtained by contacting Doc. ThDr. Jan Blahoslav Lášek via email:
Church services in English
St. Clement's Anglican Episcopal Church - the meetings take place every Sunday morning at 11 am at St. Clement's Church in Klimentská St, Prague 1.
Library and Information Services
Information and Advisory Center of CU (IAC of CU) was established in 1996. IAC is responsible for collecting, processing and publishing information on studies and lifelong education; providing information on study abroad and international exchange programs. The Center also offers advisory services to its students (e.g. careers, social and legal, psychological, for students with special needs).
The University has 19 central libraries and approximately 400 libraries in the faculties, departments and institutes.
The Karolinum Press, the publishing house of Charles University, annually publishes app. 250 books for the use of students. It specializes in the publication of teaching texts, academic monographs, learned journals and conference proceedings.
The university also offers a wide range of computer facilities including e-mail and internet access to its students.
International Student Clubs at the CUFaculties
You can find new friends in some of the clubs for international students, offer on this faculties of CU:
Sports Facilities and Activities
Student sports activities are organized at the faculty level.
The Departments of Physical Education and Sport at the faculties offer a wide range of sporting activities and courses like swimming, skiing, self-defense, tennis, basketball, volleyball, aerobics, gymnastics, cycling, softball, running, rowing, rafting, canoeing, windsurfing, hiking, yoga, fitness. You can also use the University s and public sports facilities (fitness centers, swimming pools, tennis courts, saunas, squash and golf centers) in your leisure time.