Charles University students enrolled in accredited degree programmes, including programmes taught in a foreign language.
The card is normally valid throughout the length of your studies at Charles University; however, maximum validity is nine years from the beginning of the calendar year following the date of issue. Switching to another degree programme or faculty does not affect the validity of your card. When you finish or interrupt your studies, you must return your card to the University; when the period of interruption has elapsed, the card will be returned to you free of charge.
- CU Student Card
- CU-ISIC Student Card (CU card merged with the International Student Identity Card format)
Any student can only be issued with one CU Student Card.
The holders of CU Student Cards (both simple CU cards and CU-ISIC cards – below referred to simply as “cards”) receive vouchers confirming the validity of the card in the given academic year and the student's enrolment at a particular faculty. The vouchers are normally distributed free of charge by the study departments of the faculties where the students register for the given academic year. The voucher is valid from 1 July before the beginning of the academic year printed on it to 31 October following the end of that academic year. Without a valid voucher, the card cannot be used as proof of CU student status. Some CU faculties may require not only a valid CU student card, but also a voucher confirming the student's enrolment at the given faculty to enable the student to access certain buildings and facilities or to use equipment, IT technology and services.
Free of charge - CU Student Card
Free of charge - A voucher confirming the validity of the card in the given academic year and the student's enrolment at a particular faculty
CZK 230 - CU-ISIC Student Card
Extending the validity of your CU card as an International Student Identity Card (indicated by a hologram sticker on its reverse side) also costs CZK 230 (this sum is used to cover the overhead costs of the ISIC scheme). If you ask for a replacement of your simple CU card with a CU-ISIC card, the replacement will cost the same as the issue of a duplicate card e.g. in case of loss.
Transparent card holder free of charge
Where to get your CU card (card service centres):
Prague, CU Information and Advisory Centre, Opletalova 38
Prague, CU Faculty of Law, nám. Curieových 7
Prague, CU Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Ke Karlovu 3
Hradec Králové, Na Kotli Dormitory, Na Kotli 1147
Plzeň, Study Department, CU Faculty of Medicine in Plzeň, Husova 3
Subject to agreement with the given faculty or other part of the University, the cards may also be temporarily distributed by a mobile card service.