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The figures and graphs on this page present basic data on Charles University. They show that Charles University is a multi-disciplinary, research-oriented and outward-looking institution, a successful member of the European higher education area, and one of the top two per cent of universities worldwide according to prestigious world league tables.

The University strives to be open to talented students, accomplished teachers and researchers from both the Czech Republic and abroad, and to society in its entirety. Besides its achievements in science and research, the facts presented here show that Charles University is a much sought-after institution for students from all parts of the Czech Republic as well as from abroad, and that the University’s main focus is on Master’s and PhD degree programmes. It offers its students a diverse spectrum of options for studies and international stays. Aware of the importance of a lifelong commitment to learning, the University also runs an extensive range of short- and long-term lifelong learning programmes.

The facts and figures presented here also demonstrate how Charles University fulfils its historical mission, as embedded in its Foundation Charter by Charles IV – to elevate the nation’s erudition and to offer its citizens education of the highest quality, which they do not need to seek abroad, but which instead makes the University an institution sought after by foreigners.

In the year 2017, the study at the Charles University in Prague took place in 64 Bachelor’s, 66 Master’s, 34 long-cycle Master’s study programmes and 222 doctoral study programmes altogether (data to October 31, 2017). More than half of all study programmes are accredited in a foreign language as well, above all in English. This offer of studies is quite stable, although continually up-dated. The majority of study programmes further split into study branches. A variety of studies offered at the CU encompasses most fields and areas in humanities, social sciences, natural science and medicine. The participation of foreign students in the overall number of students at the CU amounted to 14 % in the year 2017.

Basic Information on Charles University

Organizational structure:

17 faculties

4 university institutes

6 other units

5 service facilities


49 236

  • in Bachelor's degree programmes:

17 577

  • in long-cycle Master's degree programmes:

14 943

  • in follow-on Master’s degree programmes:

9 288

  • in PhD degree programmes:

7 428


8 083

  • academic and research staff:

4 057

  • other staff:

4 026


8.9 billion CZK

Source: Charles University, Annual Report 2016 and Annual Financial Report 2016

Charles University: an Overview in Data and Charts

World University Rankings

Source: Academic Ranking of World Universities 2017, QS World University Rankings 2017, Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2017

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