our home cities
Our 17 faculties are located in three university cities: Prague, Pilsen and Hradec Králové. Charles University does not have a central campus; instead, our faculties, dorms, canteens and other buildings are spread around the university cities. Prague, Pilsen and Hradec Králové each have something unique to offer: historical sights, cultural events, parks, work and sports opportunities, and much more. They all stand out as centres of education, research, business and culture.
Prague, Pilsen and Hradec Králové are student-friendly locations offering a pleasant study environment combined with access to a great social life and plenty of leisure opportunities.
At the same time, they are destinations where international students can feel safe. Public transportation is a very convenient and easy way of getting around in all of the cities. Both Pilsen and Hradec Králové, although smaller than the capital, Prague, are vibrant university cities - big enough, but still easy to find your way around. Living costs are lower in Pilsen and Hradec Králové than in Prague, making these cities a great base for your studies and for life in the Czech Republic. Charles has several dormitories in all three cities.