Short Study Visit Programme ("Free movers")

Short Study Visit Programme ("Free movers")

The Short Study Visit Programme is designed to give international students an opportunity to visit FSV UK on an informal basis (as "freemovers"). Short Study Visits are available at all five of the Faculty's institutes. A large number of our courses are taught in English, French or German.

Visits may be arranged for one or two semesters, according to the applicant's own preferences.

You can get acquainted with our Institutes, find a suitable study programme or a supervisor here.

For further information please contact Ms Antonella Kopic Bernardon,

Information for students of Ukraine

The call for applications for Summer Semester 2022/2023 is over.

Should you be interested in the full-time study programmes in English please see here or here for the full-time study programmes in Czech.

You can also check the website of Charles University for more information.

! New information about the extension of your visa (visa of temporary protection, toleration visa) here (PDF file), full information from the Ministry of Interior here

The contact person is Veronika Šilhová, email:

Short study visit programme - Freemover

Should you be interested in the Freemover programme for the academic year 2023/2024, please scroll down for admission criteria and general conditions.

Conditions of study

As part of our Short Study Visit Programme you can:

  • register for any course offered by the Faculty, up to a total of 30 ECTS credits per semester
  • receive credits for those classes upon completion of the necessary curricular requirements
  • obtain a Transcript of Records, if your visit lasts at least one full semester
  • have personal consultations with an academic supervisor
  • prepare a piece of written work on a specific topic set by the supervisor, which will be assessed by a committee of independent examiners, and attested by a certificate from Charles University

Cost of tuition

From the academic year 2023/2024 the cost of tuition is 3000 EUR per semester.

The fee covers only the cost of tuition and examinations. Students are responsible for paying their own living expenses (food, lodging, insurance, etc.).

Accommodation: We can arrange a room at university dormitories upon request.


English proficiency

  •  a minimum of level B2  - internationally recognized certificate/ language certificate issued by your university

Diploma or Transcript of records

  • for a master's degree level, your application must include a bachelor's degree diploma plus a diploma supplement
  • for a bachelor degree level, high school diploma, or any university diploma as proof of your previous education

Application deadlines

Applications can be submitted during the whole academic year, preferably approx. one month before the start of semester.

Winter Semester starts in September 2023

Summer Semester starts in February 2024

We strongly suggest, however, that students from non-EU or non-EFTA countries apply by these dates:

for Winter Semester - by 30th June

for Summer Semester - by 31st October

in order to start the visa application process in time.

Application Form

Required documents: Application form, CV, diploma or Transcript of Records, proof of English proficiency, motivation letter, recommendation letter.

Further information

Access to Classes

You are welcome to attend any classes, even from our Bachelor or Master Degree programmes. However, you cannot enrol as degree student without undergoing a regular admission process and paying school fees.


Visa and Residence Permit

If you are a citizen of an EU or an EFTA country you do not need to apply for a visa. It is enough for you to register with the Czech Immigration Police within 30 days after your arrival (this is a legal requirement).

Students from non-EU or non-EFTA countries who wish to stay in the Czech Republic for more than 90 days, need a student visa. This includes students from EU candidate countries. In some cases, it may also include foreign nationals who are currently resident in another EU country.

For more details, see our Visa Information page.