our home cities
Our 17 faculties are located in three university cities: Prague, Pilsen and Hradec Králové. Institute for Language and Preparatory studies runs its foundation programmes also in Poděbrady. Charles University does not have a central campus; instead, our faculties, dorms, canteens and other buildings are spread around the university cities. Prague, Pilsen, Hradec Králové and Poděbrady 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, Hradec Králové and Poděbrady 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. Pilsen, Hradec Králové and Poděbrady, 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, Hradec Králové and Poděbrady 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 four cities.