For exchange students (EN)

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.

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 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


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.

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 map

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:

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: 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: It is also possibleto get tested directly at the airport: There are various places in the center of Prague that also do tests,the following location is intended to serve visitors: Send the results of your test to your Faculty of Artscoordinator, or to

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:

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 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.