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May 04th, 2021

Charles University

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Semester Abroad
Charles University
Prague, Czech Republic
Prague has become the place for aspiring young American writers and artists to gather. Charles University (or Collegium Carolinum in Latin) is the oldest university in Central Europe, founded in 1348 by Charles IV. Its history runs deep with ties to Jan Hus in the 1400s, becoming a seminary in the 1770s, and connections to Franz Kafka in 1900s. After Nazi occupation, during which all universities were closed, typical university life began again in 1945. Following the Velvet Revolution of 1989, academic freedom and a high degree of autonomy from the state became goals of the new era. Founded in 1348, Charles University became the first university in Central Europe, also making it the oldest and largest university in the Czech Republic.
Program Fees
Tuition, Fees, Room & Board
Standard HPU rates to be paid to HPU.
Health & Safety Plan
At the time of publishing, the rate is estimated at $325 per semester, to be paid to HPU.
Additional Expenses
Students will be responsible for all travel, immigration, and personal and other expenses.
Charles University
Prague, Czech Republic
Applications are due during the spring semester prior to the study abroad term.
Fall Semester Study Abroad:
- August through December
- Application Deadline: March 1

Spring Semester Study Abroad:
- January through May
- Application Deadline: May 1
3.0 GPA & Sophomore Status
Office of Global Education, Cottrell Hall, Suite 142
Academic Program
Charles University is no stranger to international students. In fact, its students enjoy interacting with and practicing language skills with international students. After participating in orientation and brief visits to London and Munich, students will complete an intensive Czech language course in the first two weeks of the program. During the regular semester, students will enroll in 12-16 credits. View the list of available courses in the catalog.
Credit Transfer
For High Point University to recognize the credits you complete abroad, you must earn at least a grade equivalent to a C in the U.S. HPU will not accept credit for courses with grades of C– or below. Grades for all courses earned abroad are recorded on the international transcript. Credits are received by HPU as transfer credits, which means the credit is received but the grade is not. Your HPU grade point average will not be impacted positively or negatively by your study abroad courses.