FAQ Online education

FAQ Online education

Will the Winter semester 2021 be online?

Our intention is to provide in-person teaching in the whole academic year 2021/2022. Nevertheless, the uncertain pandemic situation in the world requires us to be prepared strategically for various restrictions that might have an impact on your travel plans, and the form of education (incl. the complete ban of in-person education).

Therefore, we - the Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University - have decided to guarantee the hybrid form of teaching to our students for the whole winter semester. The hybrid form of teaching means simultaneously in-person education (to an extent allowed by the governmental restrictions) and the possibility of online education to everyone affected by the COVID situation (quarantine, late visa issuance, etc.). You can rely on our main goal to secure your safety, the continuity of your studies and the highest quality education.

Is the quality of the online education different from on-site education?

Of course, it is of great importance that you can also rely on good education in these difficult circumstances. Our programmes do everything to ensure that both the education and the examinations meet the quality requirements that normally also apply. There is a code of conduct for teachers (and students) that establishes guidelines for teaching and learning through remote environments, or any form of education that primarily relies on IT services.

Will the different time-zone be taken into account with online teaching?

Unfortunately, this will not be possible because students from countries in all parts of the world may have to start their studies online. However, many online courses can be accessed whenever it suits you and there are often opportunities to ask any questions you may have by mail or chats.

Will I be able to get in touch with other students?

You can get in touch with other students by taking part in an Orientation week. The Faculty of Social Sciences cooperates with Erasmus Student Network which provides besides buddy programme various activities for international students at Charles University. The faculty and its student's communities will also organise othe social activites if the pandemic situation allows. The information will be published at the faculty website, social media and via emails.  

Is there a reduction in tuition fees if I study online?

No, because online education remains on the same level of quality as on-campus education and you will receive the same diploma as on-campus education, the tuition fees will not be reduced.

I AM ADMITTED TO YOUR FACULTY, BUT CAN I DEFER MY STUDIES?

Unfortunately, the University rules do not allow to defer the studies for next year. If you want to defer your studies e.g. due to the COVID restrictions, you will have to submit a new complete application of the at least same quality for the next academic year. You can state in your motivation letter that you have been already excepted last year, but due to external circumstances you were not able to register for the programme. This will most certainly help you to be accepted again.  

How do I sign in MS TEAMS?

For using MS TEAMS application you need to distinguish if you sign in via the rectorate licence using yourIDnumber@cuni.cz or via the Faculty licence using yourIDnumber@fsv.cuni.cz.

It is strongly recommended to students as well as professors to use signing in via the rectorate web cuni.cz.

In order to sign in by means of the rectorate licence you need to use the link https://dl.cuni.cz/ms-teams/ or http://elearning.lfp.cuni.cz/?page_id=48 and sign in under yourIDnumber@cuni.cz. You will then be registered into the rectorate databasis.  

Should an academic use the cuni.cz licence and want to create teams the students must be registered at cuni.cz licence as well. If they are registered only at the fsv.cuni.cz licence they will not access the team created by an academic. 

For using video call only it is possible even for non-registered users.

The fsv.cuni.cz licence of 365office will still be available to use, however we suggest to use the cuni.cz licence in order to avoid misconnection between the faculty and university domain in MS TEAMS. Please find manuals and links at the university website.

What are the options of registration into the programme

There are two possibilities to register yourself for the programme. Online registration and in-person registration. At this moment we are preparing the exact procedures of particular registration strategies. We will inform our students about the procedures well in advance and we will publish them here as well. In general, the online registration will allow you to prepare the majority of the paperwork in advance and finish the rest of it in our office once you get into Czechia. During the in-person registration, you can finish all the paperwork at one time at the Hollar building.

You can watch the Welcome Presentation on our Youtube channel for degree students here, for exchange students here.

WHAT DO I NEED FOR IN-PERSON REGISTRATION?

Information from last year registration 

Degree students from low-risk countries (see the list attached), and students who are already in Czechia for at least two weeks and who are not in quarantine can come to the Hollar Building (Smetanovo nabrezi 6, Praha 1) room 216 upon arranged meeting. The in-person registration for degree students is possible until October 22, 2020.

Please make sure you bring:

a) some ID (passport or EU national identity card)

b) any documentation relating to nostrifikace/degree recognition process (notarized diplomas, transcripts) 

c) signed documents concerning the tuition fee we sent you in the welcome package (Decision and Agreement on payment of the fee for studies)

WHAT IS A PROCEDURE FOR ONLINE REGISTRATION?

Information from last year registration

Online registration concerns ONLY new students of degree programmes who will not be able to attend the in-person registration.

Online registration is open from 17. 09. 2020 till 08. 10. 2020.

Online registration strictly requires the submission of the notarized copy of the previous study diploma/certificate - send the scanned copy to degreeprograms@fsv.cuni.cz (without this document we cannot register you!).

Online registration is carried out through your online application.

You can watch detailed instructions video on how to register here.

You can find the pdf instruction guide here.

You can find instructions on how to register for the courses here.