Short Research Visit Programme

Short Research Visit Programme

  • for post-Masters, PhD students and junior researchers
  • an opportunity to visit the Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University (FSV UK) as independent researchers or to participate in a shared, international project. 
  • available at all five of the Faculty Institutes
  • any length of time from a minimum of four weeks to a maximum of two semesters

The main benefit of the programme is for the researcher to get to know the Faculty´s functioning, consult his or her work with a chosen supervisor and other scholars, and even attend classes offered at any of the Institutes, since a large number of courses are taught in English, French or German.

You may find an optimal supervisor at one of the Institutes’ websites or we are happy to assist you in this search based on your research project and field of interest.

For further information and assistance please contact the International Office:

Conditions of stay and benefits

  • a temporary full-time student status at Charles University
  • personal consultations with your supervisor
  • access to all Charles University libraries
  • a working place/desk at the receiving Institute
  • registration for any course offered by the Faculty, up to a total of 30 ECTS credits per semester
  • reception of a Transcript of Records, if your visit lasts at least one full semester
  • access to ad-hoc courses for students, social and other academic events


Applications can be submitted during the whole academic year, preferably at least one month prior to the intended stay.

Students from non-EU or non-EFTA countries should apply in advance in order to start the visa application process in time.

To start in the Winter Semester - by 30th June

In the Summer Semester - by 31st October

Required documents: application form, academic CV, research project or proposal relevant diplomas or Transcript of Records, proof of English proficiency, motivation letter, plan of research stay

Application Form

please, download and fill in relevant items

Tuition fees

The cost of tuition differs if you wish to enrol in courses. Also, none of the fees covers accommodation nor living expenses (food, insurance). We can help the students arrange a room at university dormitories upon request.*

  excl. courses incl. courses
1 month 300 euros 500 euros
1 semester 1,500 euros 2,500 euros

Researchers from Central and Eastern Europe can apply for a 5- or 10-month scholarship from the International Visegrad Fund covering both the school fee and providing a stipend for the scholar. Please, check other funding possibilities here.

* Although we do not have any immediate plans to raise school fees, we reserve the right to increase prices in the future, in response to rising overheads.