FAQ International students

FAQ International students

What general measures has FSV taken to combat COVID-19?

The health and safety of our students and staff is our prime concern. Charles University is adhering strictly to the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic.

We also keep our students and staff informed about the measures we are taking. You can find all updates here.

Please follow the general hygienic measures recommended by the state administration. 

  • Wear face masks according to the current governmental measures
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick or have symptoms of COVID-19
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water
  • Use hand sanitizer as a disinfectant as much as possible
  • Avoid crowded areas
  • Keep social distancing where possible

Is it possible to come to the International office in person?

We kindly ask our students to be considerate of other fellow students, academics and administrative staff and contact us via email or telephone if possible. In cases where the presence of students is necessary, we kindly ask you to adhere to the office hours, and moreover make an appointment in advance. Please, bring and wear face masks at the visits of the International Office. There are hand sanitizers at your disposal at the entrance of the buliding and in the office so please use it every time while entering. Likewise, we suggest keeping a distance between one another while waiting at the International Office (corridor).

For actual information, you can follow the Faculty website.

I have my housing arranged in a university dormitory but I will come to Prague after September 30, what should I do?

If you have arranged your housing agreement via International Office, you have been asked to pay the deposit fee before August 31. Once the deposit is paid, your place is reserved for you. Nevertheless, if you are not going to arrive on the check-in date according to the contract, you should inform the accommodation office of the dormitory you will be accommodated (see contacts here) about your planned check-in date. If you experience some delays in your travel plans due to the COVID restrictions or other reasons, please, be in touch with the accommodation office and let them know about your difficulties and expected arrival so that they can reserve the room for you.

You should also inform the accommodation office if you need to arrive for check-in outside their office hours (see details here). You will be accommodated for the night and the following working day checked-in to your permanent room.

Please, bear in mind that quarantine rooms are situated in a different hall of residence. After submitting a negative PCR test you will be accommodated in your standard room.

The payments of the rent should be made directly to the accommodation office, in cash, by bank transfer or by credit/debit card. Please see more information here.

May I change my dormitory to another place to live?

If you change your mind about living in the dorm, it is possible to move out at any time.  You will have to give the accommodation office for two months' notice.

You can find a lot of useful and important information at the official websites of the University's Halls of Residence.

Should you want to change your room within the halls of residence contact the accommodation office of your particular halls of residence.

Can I have a guest at university dormitory?

You can have a guest staying the night in dormitories according to the rules and fees stated. Please see more information here and contact the accommodation office of your dormitory to discuss details. 


Do university dormitories have parking spots available?

It depends on the dormitory you are accommodated in. The residences in the city center have no parking spots available and students need to use public parking possibilities. The dormitories (some of them) outside the city center offer parking spots for a fee. Please contact the accommodation office of your dormitory and ask for details.