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Faculty of Science, Charles University, Prague

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About Faculty of Science, Charles University, Prague

Country Czech Republic (the)
City Prague
Number of courses 136

The Faculty of Science is part of Charles University in Prague, the oldest university in Central Europe. Charles University was founded by Charles IV in 1348 and initially consisted of four faculties – the Faculty of Liberal Arts, Faculty of Theology, Faculty of Medicine and Faculty of Arts. The Faculty of Science, one of the largest, was established as the fifth faculty of the University on 24 June 1920. The Faculty of Science of Charles University consists of four specialised sections – Biology, Chemistry, Geography and Geology – and one interdisciplinary institution – the Institute for Environmental Studies.

The individual sections incorporate departments and research centres committed to research and education in their respective scientific fields. The Faculty also has three museums – the palaeontological Chlupáč Museum of Earth History, the Mineralogical Museum and the Hrdlička Museum of Anthropology. The Faculty also has a unique collection of historical maps and a renowned botanical garden with a geological park. All these facilities are open to both experts and the general public.

Graduates of the Faculty of Science are well prepared to conduct independent scientific work and receive a superb background for a successful international career. Thus, graduates from the Faculty make up a large part of the personnel at a number of research institutes of the Academy of Sciences, have become top ranking scientists at Czech regional universities and many of them pursue successful careers in companies and foreign organisations. 

Become a STAR at science in Prague! 

Are you a talented, aspiring researcher with a passion for natural sciences? Look no further than the STARS programme at the Faculty of Science at Charles University!  Each year, we release multiple project calls (ranging from 30 to 50), bolstering our scholars' research endeavors throughout their doctoral studies. From day one, students become integral members of research teams, enabling them to fully immerse themselves in their projects. Thanks to this support, our students consistently graduate within the standard timeframe.

Financial stability is a core element of the STARS promise. Students can rely on a guaranteed monthly stipend of at least 20,500 CZK (equivalent to approximately 800 EUR). The actual amount may surpass this base level, depending on the specific funding available for individual projects.

The STARS program is open to master's degree holders in sciences, medicine, pharmacology, and related fields of study. Even those in their final year of studies, who anticipate receiving their degree diploma at the start of their PhD journey, are welcome to apply. While proficiency in English is important, there's no need for formal English exams.

Our vision is global, and we aim to attract the brightest minds from across the world. During the upcoming STARS 2024 call, prospective students can submit their applications for PhD research topics, which will be revealed on our website on January 8th, 2024. The application deadline is set for March 13, 2024.

Join the STARS program at Charles University's Faculty of Science and embark on an academic journey that nurtures your potential and ensures a solid foundation for your research aspirations.

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Courses at Faculty of Science, Charles University, Prague

There are 136 courses listed from Faculty of Science, Charles University, Prague. These are displayed below in alphabetical order:

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Fees, Funding and Scholarships at Faculty of Science, Charles University, Prague

This text facilitates quick navigation of the various types of scholarships but does not provide a full list of rules and policies regulating this field. The granting and payments of scholarships is governed primarily by the Scholarships and Bursaries Rules of Charles University (cuni.cz/UKEN-727.html), the Rules for Granting Scholarships at FSc, and the relevant measures issued by the Dean (natur.cuni.cz/fakulta/studium/bc-nmgr/predpisy-a-poplatky/stipendia; Czech only).

Students may obtain the following scholarships:

  • accommodation bursary;
  • bursary for a student in difficult social circumstances;
  • scholarship for outstanding academic achievement (“mark-based”);
  • bursary in a case worthy of special consideration;
  • bursary to support study abroad;
  • bursary for a CU student in an acutely difficult situation;
  • bursary to support study in the Czech Republic;
  • bursary for excellent research, development, innovation, artistic, or other creative achievements contributing to enhanced knowledge;
  • scholarship for RDI (research, development, and innovation) under special legislation;
  • motivation bursary for 1st year bachelor’s programme students;
  • motivation bursary for 1st year post-bachelor’s programme students;
  • sports bursary;
  • doctoral bursary.

Certain scholarships are granted to students automatically (without student applications), whereas others are granted further to an application (electronic or paper, depending on the type of scholarship). Bursaries are neither taxed nor included in stated income. You can find answers to frequently asked questions regarding scholarships on the Faculty website (natur.cuni.cz/fakulta/studium/helpdesk/faq-stipendia; Czech only).

For more information check our dedicated website.

Services Offered for International Students

  • Course and Career Counselling services
  • Special enrolment and orientation
  • International student clubs and associations
  • On-campus accommodation
  • Social Activities
  • Sporting facilities
  • Sporting facilities - variety of clubs
  • Sporting facilities - Gym
  • Sporting facilities - Swimming pool
  • Sporting facilities - Team sports

Accommodation Information for Students

Accommodation for students of Charles University in Prague is primarily provided by the Koleje a menzy UK (KaM). It is possible to apply for accommodation within the halls of residence of other universities, although in this case it is necessary to check the current application deadlines in the valid timetables of individual halls of residence, which may differ from each other. For a list of dormitories in Prague operated by KaM, please visit their website (kam.cuni.cz/KAM-321.html).

Students without accommodation and the future students of all tertiary schools in the Czech Republic can apply for accommodation directly to the CU dorm of their choice, subject to availability. Applications are submitted either to the dorms’ accommodation offices or online through a sales web portal accessible from the KaM website (rehos.cuni.cz/crpp/; Czech only). Detailed information on the procedure for applying for accommodation is provided in Director’s Measure No. 9/2015 (kam.cuni.cz/KAMEN-31.html).

The available dorm capacity can be used for accommodation at any time during the year. Large dorms outside the centre of Prague (Jižní Město, Hvězda, Větrník) almost always have vacant accommodation capacity, and even dorms in Prague’s centre (Budeč, Švehlova, Jednota) sometimes offer vacant rooms. You should always contact the dormitory’s office beforehand. Moving in is usually possible from September, which is also when the dorm boards open reservation apps on their websites for booking moving in dates and, sometimes, for booking specific rooms.

Additional detailed information for CU students is available on the KaM website. There, you will also find the deadlines you have to observe when submitting applications for accommodation in Charles University dormitories (Director’s Measure No.11/2020, kam.cuni.cz/KAMEN-214.html.

If you prefer to live privately, we recommend regularly checking offers in various Facebook groups and other sites. Although it is not very common for scams to occur, caution is always in order. Never pay before you see the apartment and always read the rental agreement carefully.

Study Abroad Information

The Faculty of Science of Charles University cooperates with a number of foreign universities from all over the world and supports study abroad internships within various exchange programmes. Most students go abroad under the Erasmus+ programme, but the faculty is also involved in a number of other projects that enable study and research internships abroad. Among the most visited are universities in the UK, Germany, Finland and Spain, followed by schools in Denmark, France and Norway. Students of the faculty also take advantage of inter-university agreements abroad, through which they participate in scholarship stays mainly at German universities, but also at other universities in European and non-European countries. In some fields of study, students also participate in foreign excursions and field courses. Last but not least, successful students go abroad on research projects, whether it be internships in the laboratories of cooperating institutions or field research in various parts of the world.

Check out our Eramus+ map.