History and Area Studies (HAS)

History and Area Studies (HAS)

The programme focuses on modern history, culture, and politics with respect to Czechia in Central European and global context. It combines education in history and area studies with active training of the Czech language. It is organized and executed by the Institute of International Studies (IMS) in cooperation with the Institute for Language and Preparatory Studies of the Charles University. 

The programme is designed to equip students with Czech language fluency, cultural competence, historical knowledge and social understanding of Central Europe. It greatly enhances the student’s ability to consider issues from an interdisciplinary perspective and to conduct research and communicate effectively both orally and in writing.


Application submission deadlines

Preliminary application deadline: 30. 06. 2024

Extended application deadline: 31. 08. 2024

Applications fully submitted by June 30, 2024 will already be evaluated during July.

Important note for visa-seeking students: Please read about the visa process carefully before applying. You are responsible for organizing your legal stay in Czechia and the visa application process can get quite lengthy. We cannot guarantee that you will be able to obtain the visa in time because the June and August deadlines are fairly close to the start of the academic year on September 30, 2024. The extended deadlines are therefore strongly recommended to students who already possess the legal right to long-term stay in Czechia.

Basic Information

Programme Duration: 3 years

Language of Instruction: English

Programme Director: doc. PhDr. Jiri Vykoukal, CSc. (jiri.vykoukal@fsv.cuni.cz)

Programme Coordinator: PhDr. Petra Baštová, Ph.D. (study.ims@fsv.cuni.cz)

Admission Administration: admissions@fsv.cuni.cz

Tuition Fee: 5 000 EUR per year

Reduction or Waiving the Fee: The Faculty of Social Sciences offers a set of scholarships and fee reductions. Conditions and terms can be found here.

Admission Requirements: See the full list here

Programme Structure: For the preliminary course structure of the programme, please see the detailed information above or see the programme guidebook Karolinka

Other materials: HAS leaflet.

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