Czech Republic's oldest university Czech Republic's oldest university

Why choose Charles University?

  1. The university has a very long history –since 1348
  2. There is an emphasis on a positive relationship with the broader European public
  3. Charles University is a leading research institution that combines high-quality science, research and education on both a global and national scale


Quick Facts:

Location: Prague, Czech Republic

City Population: 1.9 million

University Population: 50,000

Climate: Prague has a mild to cold climate with rainfall throughout the year

Nearest airport: Ruzyne International Airport



Karlova v Praze is the oldest and largest university in the Czech Republic and considered the leading university in the country. Founded in 1348, it was the first university in Central Europe. It ranks in the upper 1.5 percent of the world's best universities. Charles University does not have a single site campus - the academic facilties rather occupy many locations throughout the city of Prague. Three of the faculties are located in other cities (two of them in Hradec Králové and one in Pilsen).