For degree students (EN)

updated 4/9

From 12 April 2021, the following exceptions on ban of the in person teaching and exams still apply:

  • in person exams can take place, with the participation of a maximum of 10 persons,
  • it is possible to carry out educational internships in kindergartens, primary and secondary schools or in school facilities for the performance of institutional and protective education,
  • it is possible to hold individual consultations (1 student and 1 academic staff).

Given the end of the ban on movement between districts, travel for the purpose of participating in education outside the district will no longer require a solemn declaration or a written proof of the reason for the trip.

updated 3/29

The newly issued Government Resolution No. 315 extends the effectiveness of the original Resolution No. 200 until 11 April 2021. The following exceptions on ban of the in person teaching and exams therefore continue to apply:

  • in person exams can take place, with the participation of a maximum of 10 persons,
  • it is possible to carry out educational internships in kindergartens, primary and secondary schools or in school facilities for the performance of institutional and protective education,
  • it is possible to hold individual consultations (1 student and 1 academic staff).

updated 3/19

According to Government Resolution No. 300, which extends the effectiveness of the original Resolution No. 200 until 28 March 2021, the following exceptions on ban of the in person teaching and exams still apply:

• in person exams can take place, with the participation of a maximum of 10 persons,

• it is possible to carry out educational internships in kindergartens, primary and secondary schools or in school facilities for the performance of institutional and protective education,

• it is possible to hold individual consultations (1 student and 1 academic staff).

updated 3/16

In view of current developments, the Rector’s Board decided on March 15, 2021 to cancel all graduation ceremonies until the end of May 2021. Graduates who originally planned to participate in the cancelled graduation ceremonies in October and December 2020, and now April 2021, will be notified about new graduation dates as soon as the circumstances allow to set a new date. Graduates may still, by prior arrangement, pick up a diploma at the Student Affairs Office / PhD and Academic Qualifications Office. (Graduates from the April term will be informed via e-mail regarding this matter.) If the graduates decide to pick up the diploma, they will still have the opportunity to participate in the alternative graduation ceremony term.

updated 3/3

Information on the possibilities of in-person visits to the Faculty of Arts, CU in order to participate in education, including internships and exams.

According to Government Resolution No. 200 of 26 February 2021, the following exceptions to the ban on the in-person presence of students at classes and examinations continue to apply from 27 February to 21 March 2021:

  • in-person examinations may take place with the participation of a maximum of 10 persons present,
  • it is possible to carry out internships in kindergartens, primary and secondary schools or school facilities for the performance of institutional and protective education,
  • it is possible to hold individual consultations (1 student and 1 academic staff).

In connection with the ban on leaving the territory of the district in whose territory the person has a permanent residence or domicile (see Government Resolution No. 216), an exception applies to students traveling in order to participate in education, including internships and examinations. Students must prove the validity of this trip by a written document or affidavit stating a specific reason. The Rectorate is working to ensure that a written document – a certificate of participation in an examination or internship – can be generated from the SIS.

The Student Affairs Office, the International Relations Office, the PhD and Academic Qualifications Office and the Student Admissions Office remain open for students during office hours (Tue 9–12, Thu 14–16). However, we ask that prior to your visit, you always consider whether your matter could be resolved by telephone or email.

updated 3/1

Information on State PhD exams and dissertation defences (state exams)

As part of extraordinary measures, from 1 March 2021, it is possible to hold state exams and dissertations defences in both distance and hybrid form. The chairman of the Subject-area Board decides on the form of the examination.

  • Distance and hybrid examinations are held in the MS Teams program.
  • The guidelines for conducting the hybrid form of the state exam is similar to the remote form, except that the student and part of the committee will be present in person, the remaining members of the committee will be present remotely.
  • Guidelines for conducting the state final examinations remotely: Remote exam guidelines (distance form)  

updated 2/27

As of Monday, 1 March, 2021:  

  • In the built-up area of cities, it will be mandatory to wear at least a medical mask, respirator or other similarly effective protective device. Homemade/cloth masks are no longer sufficient.  
  • In the high-risk places, such as shops or public transport, it will no longer be possible to replace the respirator with two medical masks.  
  • Wearing respirators or a medical mask will be obligatory at work, with the exception of people working in one room alone. Employees will only be able to take off the protective equipment if they are alone in their workplace.  
  • The government has drastically tightened free movement. It will be forbidden to leave one’s district of permanent residence or domicile, without a fundamental reason, such as a trip to work or to a doctor. Prague counts as one district. A confirmation document from employer will be required for commuting to work in another district. People can do essential shopping within their districts only.  
  • The tightening also applies to daytime movement. Only necessary trips, such as shopping, and trips to nature and outdoor sports, will be allowed. Trips can only be with members of one household and in the municipality in which a person has a permanent residence or domicile, i. e. Prague in case of FA CU students.  
  • The night curfew between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. is to remain valid. Walking dogs is allowed within 500 meters of residence late in the evening.  
  • The government has also reduced exemptions for retail shops and services. Only food stores, drugstores, pharmacies, opticians, pet stores, newsstand and tobacco shops, housewares and florists are allowed to remain open. Regarding services, an exception is granted to gas stations, car washes, and towing services as well as places issuing goods ordered from e-shops, phone and computer services, and taxis.  
  • The rules for restaurants and other catering establishments will not change and they will still be allowed to provide take-away orders.  
  • Police will check the observance of the restrictions at random, including on trains and buses. Police forces will be reinforced by up to 5,000 soldiers for this purpose. 
  • Violating the crisis measures of the government could lead to a fine of up to CZK 20,000. 

updated 2/24

As of Wednesday 24 February 2021 at midnight, wearing FFP2 respirator, nano-mask, or two medical face masks will be compulsory in shops, services, at public transport stops, on public transport, airports, health facilities with outpatient care and social service facilities. They will also have to be worn in cars with members of more than one household. Children will have to wear at least a surgical face mask.

As of the end of February, at least a surgical face mask will be compulsory for all in other places inside buildings and outdoors in municipalities. Home-made face masks are only allowed till the end of February.

updated 2/15

Based on the Government Resolution No. 129 on the operation of school between February 15 and February 28, 2021, the following still apply:

  • in person examinations may take place with the participation of a maximum of 10 persons,
  • it is possible to carry out educational internships in kindergartens, primary and secondary schools or in school facilities for the performance of institutional and protective education,
  • it is possible to hold individual consultations (1 student and 1 academic staff).

As already announced, teaching in the summer semester will begin remotely and will continue in this form until further notice.

updated 2/4

Information regarding the start of teaching in the summer semester

Teaching in the summer semester will begin remotely. The decision on a possible transition to in-person teaching will be made depending on the development of the epidemic situation and we will inform you about it.

On Friday, February 5, at 2:00 pm, the registration of subjects in SIS begins. Should you have any questions regarding the registration, please contact sis@ff.cuni.cz.

updated 2/1

As of 30 January 2021 travelling to the Czech Republic for other than essential reasons is banned. The non-essential travel ban is based on Resolution of the Government of the Czech Republic on the Adoption of Crisis Measures. There is an exemption for those studying in the Czech Republic. Border checkpoints are not planned, but police will conduct random checks throughout the the border areas. In such case students have to present a reason for the their arrival – Confirmation of Study or Acceptance Letter.

updated 1/22

According to Government Resolution No. 56 of 22 January 2021, the following still applies:

  • face-to-face examinations may take place with the participation of a maximum of 10 persons present,
  • individual consultations can be held (1:1).

State final exams in the bachelor’s and master’s degree will take place in the hybrid form, as planned.

updated 1/20

With regard to current developments, the Rector’s Board decided on 18 January 2021 to cancel all graduation ceremonies until the end of March 2021. Graduates who were supposed to attend the March graduation ceremony (ie those whose original date of graduation was cancelled already in October or December 2020) will be informed of the alternative date as soon as circumstances permit and the date can be set. Graduates can also pick up a diploma at the study department. If they decide to pick up a diploma, they still have the opportunity to attend an alternate graduation ceremony.

updated 1/8

Based on the government resolution from 7 January 2021, individual consultations (ie one student and one academic staff member) may take place from Monday 11 January, after prior agreement with the teacher.

updated 1/4

Even after the tightening of some of the rules formulated by the Government Resolution from December 23, 2020 and the subsequent transition to the 5th level of the Anti-epidemic system (PES), it still applies that exams in the winter examination period can take place in two ways:

  • In person with the participation of a maximum of 10 people (incl. teacher) in compliance with generally applicable hygiene regulations (social distancing, wearing face masks, etc.),
  • Remotely (or hybrid) using one of the electronic platforms and tools. You can find more at https://elearning.ff.cuni.cz/.

The choice of the form of exam is up to the guarantor of each course.

State doctoral examinations and dissertation defences can still be held only in remote (distance) forms. The information in the update from 25 October remains valid.

updated 12/1

Despite the current relaxation of some measures formulated by the government resolution on 30 November 2020, all teaching at the Faculty of Arts, Charles University will continue in a remote format until the end of the semester.

According to the current rules, examinations in the winter period can take place in two ways:

  • In-person with the participation of a maximum of 10 people (incl. teacher) in compliance with generally applicable hygiene regulations (distancing, masks, etc.).

The choice of the form of examination is up to the guarantor of each subject.

updated 11/25

All teaching at the Faculty of Arts, Charles University continues in the remote format. Because of the nature of teaching, exceptions defined by the last government regulation do not apply to the Faculty of Arts.

updated 11/6 Information about the coming to the Czech Republic

updated 10/30

  • Please know that the whole winter semester will take place in a remote format.
  • Exams, including final exams can (and most likely will) take place remotely, or in a hybrid form. We are preparing to run the Bachelor’s final exams and State exams in a remote format. More information will follow.
  • The university’s s academic year calendar is likely to change. It will be possible to extend the semester and the examination period as in the previous year. According to the situation, we will consider extending the summer semester.
  • The new government measures have no impact on the exemptions still in force. It is still possible to run exams in groups of up to 10 people and have practice as part of teacher training programs. We remind you to observe all hygienic measures!
  • We ask for cooperation and understanding towards students employed as part of their work duties, as well as students who are involved in various volunteer activities.

updated 10/25

Update on state doctoral examinations and dissertation defences

  • In accordance with Government Resolution No. 1022 of 12 October 2020 (issued under No. 408/2020 Sb.), the physical presence of students in higher education degree courses and life-long education courses is prohibited from 14 October to 1 November 2020. Exemptions from this ban include, among other things, the possibility to hold on-site examinations with no more than 10 people at a time. However, given the fact that state examinations must be public, only remote (distance) forms of examinations will be allowed for state doctoral exams and dissertation defences (vivas) at the CU FA. 
  • Remote exams are held via MS Teams and are recorded. The recording will not be made public but will be stored in Charles University’s Records Management System for 5 years and discarded after this time.
  • Students need to give their consent to the remote form of examination. If no consent is given by the student, the examination will be rescheduled to a date when it can be held on-site.
  • Remote Exam Guidelines, updated 16 October 2020

updated 10/9

According to the new regulation from the Czech government, the exemption from the prohibition of in-person participation in teaching only applies to medical faculties. Therefore, from Monday 12 October, until 25 October 2020 all teaching must take place remotely.

Teachers of classes exempted based on the previous regulation must inform students how the teaching will be organised during this period of tighter measures.

updated 10/5

Cancellation of graduation ceremonies

Due to the current development of the epidemic situation, all graduation ceremonies scheduled in October, including Bachelor’s (October 13 and 14), Master’s (October 16 and 20) and Doctoral (October 20) have been cancelled. Graduates will be informed by e-mail about the possibilities of collecting their diploma in the following days. They will also be informed of the alternative graduation ceremony date, which will be set as soon as the situation allows.

Issuance of CU ID cards

CU card issuing centers are operating without restrictions.

Please note that while waiting for the card to be issued, it is possible to pick up a serial ticket at the main card issuing center in Celetná 13 and monitor the order of numbers on the website https://cuni.cz/UK-3249.html outside the building.

When booking a counter for larger groups of foreign students, it is necessary to follow a pre-arranged procedure (eg division of the group into several smaller ones, Czech-speaking assistant, etc.).

Canteens

This week, a decision will be made, based on the number of meals served and the expected occupancy of individual canteens, to close some kitchens and to deliver meals instead.

Dormitories

The required check-in date at the dormitories in Prague has been postponed to 1 November, 2020.

Students can move in at any time before then, as the reservation will remain valid until 1 November, 2020.

The accommodated person will start paying dormitory fees only after checking-in at the dormitory and signing the Accommodation Agreement.

Students who have already booked the date of checking-in can also postpone moving in. The reservation system for booking term of check-in will be restarted.

Students who moved into the dormitories after 14 September, 2020 and are not attending classes due to restrictions on in-person teaching in Prague and/or Pilsen, can terminate their stay, ie terminate the Accommodation Agreement without notice and penalties. A new reservation will be made for the student, valid from 1 November 2020 at the current dormitory. The deposit or dormitory fee paid will be transferred to the new valid reservation.

All outstanding payments to KaM UK have to be paid in order to terminate the Accommodation Agreement.

In case of further questions, please contact koleje.bounce@kam.cuni.cz.

updated 9/23

Enrolment possibilities for first-year bachelor and master students

In light of the rapid development and new measures related to coronavirus, the alternative enrolment date for first-year bachelor and master students, which was to take place on 30 September, 2020 is cancelled. It will be, however, possible to enrol on the 30th during the extended office hours of the study department, while following increased hygienic measures. Potential participants will receive detailed information via email by the end of this week. Future students who, for serious reasons (illness, quarantine, stay abroad) will not be able to enrol during extended office hours, will have the possibility of remote enrolment. More information on remote enrolment will be provided via e-mail, during the first half of next week.

updated 9/21

Following the Regulation of the Hygiene Station of City of Prague No. 12/2020, which prohibits the in-person participation of students in university teaching with effect from 21 September, 2020, we add the following instructions:

  • The beginning of distance learning requires an increase in communication between students and teachers, or Faculty, therefore we ask all students for active cooperation.
  • Students are required to check their contact e-mail address in the Study Information System (SIS), to which they will continuously receive information on the organization of studies in the winter semester. Keep this address up-to-date and check your incoming messages regularly.
  • Follow the information on the website https://koronavirus.ff.cuni.cz/ and the websites of the individual departments regularly.
  • The academic year schedule remains valid. SIS will open for registration of winter semester subjects on 25 September, 2020 at 2.00 pm. The academic year will start on 1 October, 2020.
  • Unless otherwise stated in the course syllabus, the course will be taught remotely in the winter semester. The in-person form is possible only for courses which are exempted from the prohibition of physical presence in class (see the news from 18 September, 2020). This information will be clearly marked in the syllabus no later than 24 September before the opening of SIS for registration.
  • During the first week of the semester, students enrolled in the course will receive an e-mail with the introductory information for organization of the course and an electronic platform through which the teacher will communicate with them using the e-mail address specified in SIS.
  • Students will receive information about teachers‘ consultation hours and the options via which they can conduct consultations – electronic platform, by phone, etc.
  • Please note that the faculty has the obligation to register sick students and employees with covid-19, therefore we ask for your cooperation. If you become ill, report it immediately to the contact e-mail address koronavirus@ff.cuni.cz.

Coming to the Czech Republic

Rules for entry to the Czech Republic are currently basedthe risk designation of the country you are coming from – you can see your country’s designation and further detailsabout the entry rules on this maphttps://koronavirus.mzcr.cz/en/list-of-countries-according-to-the-level-of-risk/

General information about entering the Czech Republic and a link to the current list of countries with a low risk of Covid-19 transmission can be found here: https://www.mvcr.cz/mvcren/article/coronavirus-information-of-moi.aspx

If coming from a country marked red on the map above, or if your country is not on the Czech Republic’s list of„low-risk“ countries, you must fill in the following formto announce your arrival: www.prijezdovyformular.cz You must do this before you arrive. It is also necessaryto submit a PCR test result upon arrival – you may eitheruse a test done in another EU country less than 72 hoursbefore your arrival, or you must do a test within 5 days ofarriving to the Czech Republic (at your own expense). You must submit a negative test result to the universitybefore you can come to any university buildings.

If coming from a country marked orange on the map above, it is not necessary to fill in the arrival form, however, students coming from these countries must alsosubmit a negative test result to the university beforecoming to any university buildings (the test can be done in another EU country less than 72 hours before yourarrival, or you must do a test within 5 days of arriving to the Czech Republic at your own expense).

If your country is green on the map above, you do not need to submit a test upon arrival.

Testing – Tests can done at one of the medical faculties of Charles University, which offers a reduced price forCharles University students but has limited capacity – ifyou already have your student card, you can register here: https://uim.lf1.cuni.cz/en/coronavirus. It is also possibleto get tested directly at the airport: https://www.prg.aero/en/testing-covid-19. There are various places in the center of Prague that also do tests,the following location is intended to serve visitors: https://www.ghcgenetics.cz/covid/ws/o Send the results of your test to your Faculty of Artscoordinator, or to koronavirus@ff.cuni.cz

Accommodation at Charles University Dormitories

  • Measures taken to prevent the spread of the coronavirus and the rules for quarantine in the dormitories of Charles University are available here: https://kam.cuni.cz/KAMEN-211.html.

Rules at the Faculty of Arts

  • If you receive a positive test result for Covid-19, you are required to report it as soon as possible to the faculty by sending an e-mail to koronavirus@ff.cuni.cz along with the following personal details: first name, last name, your student identification number (i.e. the number that is located under the photo on your ISIC/ID card).
  • It is now necessary to wear a face mask inside all faculty buildings. For this reason, we strongly recommend that you come to the Czech Republic with masks (ideally several reusable ones, made out of a material that can be washed in hot water). If you are unable to buy these in advance in your home country, it is possible to buy fabric masks in many small shops in Prague – but in that case you should at least have some disposable ones available for when you arrive. If you are feeling creative, are also numerous tutorials for making face masks (with or without sewing) on the internet.

Hybernská Counselling Center

Despite the restrictions resulting from the state of emergency, we would like to draw your attention to the services offered for students of the Faculty of Arts, Charles University at the Hybernská Counselling Center. In addition to social and legal counselling, psychological, professional or academic advising, we will also open several self-awareness and interactivegroups in the summer semester, which, among other things, focus on self-development, communication and self-awareness. If you are interested, you can find more detailed information on our website https://poradenskecentrum.ff.cuni.cz, or the Facebook profile of the Hybernská Counselling Center https://www.facebook.com/poradenskecentrumHybernska/

Under the „services“ (“služby”) column you will find more detailed information and contacts.

The following groups are open for the WS 2020:

Interactive group using elements of art therapy 
Interactive group: Body and voice
Art therapy workshop
Workshop connecting art therapy and dance

In WS 2020, we will open new offerings including:

Supplemental academic skills course
Supplemental English language course


Support groups

Two support groups will open in WS 2020/2021. Both will run online.

– Support group for students who are parents

– Support group for those under 20 years old

Details and contact information for lecturers can be found on the PCH website under the “Services“ tab.

Supplemental academic skills course

The seminar is aimed at students of the Faculty of Arts, CU, who feel uncertainty as a result of the transition from high school to university and are having problems adapting to the new conditions and requirements. Primarily it focuses on new students at the Faculty, or onstudents in earlier years of study. The main goal of the course is to practice and master the basic skills and habits necessary for successful study at the university level.

Supplemental English language course

The supplemental A1 level English Language Course is one semester long and is divided into 13 blocks during the 13 weeks of semester teaching. It is intended for students with special educational needs who need to supplement knowledge of grammar or vocabulary in lower levels of A1. The course is not intended for complete beginners.

The conditions for the implementation of individual activities may change according to the development of the current situation and announced emergency measures.

In case of any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at poradenskecentrum@ff.cuni.cz.

We hope that our services will support you in your personal and academic life!