Scholarships, Funding and Fees
Tuition fee is set by the Dean for the whole academic year. You can find the exact amount at the webpage of each particular programme of Bachelor studies and Master studies. You can pay the yearly tuition fee in two instalments – one instalment per semester. We send the invoices to our students after the start of each semester. Newly admitted students are asked to pay the tuition fee for the first semester in advance in order to confirm their interest to enrol for the particular programme. The deadline for payments are clearly stated on each invoice.
You can pay the tuition fees either in EUR or in CZK. If you wish to pay in another currency (e.g. USD) you are free to do so, but you have to make sure that you pay the equivalent value of the price in CZK, not the nominal price in EUR. There are several payment options: 1. via online payment by credit/debit card, 2. by bank transfer, 3. by personal check, or in cash in person at our Cash Office. Please be aware, the procedure of the termination of your study will be started if you fail to pay the tuition fee within the deadline stated on the invoice.
Please note that as the tuition fee assessment period is one academic year, the obligation to pay the yearly amount of tuition fee (i.e. both winter and summer semester installment) arises immediately once the student subscribes to the current academic year. Therefore, the student’s obligation to pay the full-year tuition fee does not cease to exist in the case of termination or graduation in the middle of the academic year neither in the case of interruption of studies for a part of the academic year.
TUITION FEES REDUCTION
Our Faculty administers complex set of discounts on tuition fees. There are several reasons for granting the relief:
- Excellent study results at the admission procedure,
- Excellent study results during studies,
- Fulfilment of most study obligations,
- Outgoings and incomings of students within double/joint degree programmes,
- Social situation,
- Reliefs in doctoral degree programmes offered at FSV in a foreign language.
Please note, not all fee reductions apply to all study programmes. Fee reductions are administered on yearly basis and are valid only for one particular year. We offer the fee reductions to our students on an automatic basis with the exception of Relief for fulfilment of most study obligations (4). I. e. we will inform all students who are eligible for the particular relief about the offer. These students have to submit the official application form to the hands of the Rector via the International Office. Please note that all reductions are non-demanding and they can be granted only through this official procedure. Student who will fail to submit the application form on time settled by the International Office cannot be granted with the relief and she/he will have to pay the full tuition fee. The exception from this rule is the Relief for the fulfilment of most study obligations where awarding of the relief is conditioned by on time submission of the application form from the initiative of a student. You can find more instruction to the Relief for fulfilment of most study obligation here.
SCHOLARSHIPS ADMINISTERED DIRECTLY BY THE FACULTY
Charles University directly administers this university scholarship to support students from developing and transition countries. The applications for this scholarship are to be sent directly to the International Office.
The Development Scholarships are available for any degree programme at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University. The scholarship is administered as a one-time lump-sum payment to selected students to support the student's basic living costs. Usually, we provide 6 to 8 scholarships per year across all of our fee-based programmes. The exact amount of scholarship can differ based on the number of supported students. Usually, it is about CZK 75 000 (approx. EUR 3 000). The scholarship is provided on a year-by-year basis. The deadline for applications is late April.
You can find details information and how to apply for the scholarship here.
Merits Based Scholarships
This scholarship (the Scholarship for Outstanding Academic Achievement) is offered to students with excellent study results each year, and it is administered automatically by the Faculty. Students are awarded this scholarship automatically on the basis of their eligibility. I.e. you do not have to apply for it.
The scholarship is paid out in November or December retrospectively for the previous academic year in the form of a one-time lump-sum payment. All students (Czech and English programmes together) who met the scholarship's criteria are considered for the scholarship awarding. The students are divided into five subgroups according to Institutes. The predefined percentage of students with the best study results within each of these sub-groups is awarded the scholarship. The entire sum of scholarship money for excellent study results will be distributed evenly among all the selected students within the sub-groups. The amount of scholarship can be determined linearly according to study results. The Dean will stipulate the minimum and maximum amount of scholarship and the percentage of students eligible for the scholarship upon the statement obtained from the academic senate.
You can read the basic information in this document.
The various scholarships administered at our Faculty are governed by these main documents:
SCHOLARSHIPS NOT ADMINISTERED BY THE FACULTY
We encourage all students to search and apply for any external scholarship or funding of their choice. The International Office can provide such students with supporting documents if needed once the student is accepted for the studies.
You can find useful list of scholarship opportunities on the website of the Centre for International Cooperation in Education here.
Further, we have good experience with the Visegrad scholarship administered by International Visegrad fund for students from the Visegrad group and partner countries. See more information here.
Special note for US applicants
Unfortunately, we are not currently registered with USDE, either as Faculty or at the central level as Charles University. We are also well aware that some of our Medical Faculties do have this registration, which causes much confusion among our applicants.
Charles University take steps towards registration with USDE. Nevertheless, we are very sorry, but we are not able to offer this service due to the extreme bureaucracy joint with the USDE registration at this moment. It is also not possible to use one of the Medical Faculty USDE codes to study at our Faculty. This would be a clear breach of the terms of their registration with USDE.