Global Education

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.

Quick Facts

Location: Prague (population: 1.3 million)

University: Charles University (50,000 students)

Terms available: 

  • Fall (early September to mid-December)
  • Spring (early January to late May)

Minimum application requirements: 3.0 GPA and Sophomore status

Application deadlines: 

  • Fall Term Abroad: March 15
  • Spring Term Abroad: May 15, the year prior

Visa Information: See the Visa Information: Czech Republic page for detailed information.


Academic Program

Founded in 1348, Charles University became the first university in Central Europe, also making it the oldest and largest university in the Czech Republic. Charles University is no stranger to international students. In fact, its students enjoy interacting with and practicing language skills with the international students.

After participating in an 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.

To view current course offerings at Charles University, take a look at their course catalog.

For more information about life at Charles University, visit the Charles University website.


Credit for Semester Study Abroad

For High Point University to recognize the credits you complete abroad, you must earn 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 foreign 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.

For More Information…

For more information, visit the Charles University website or email a study abroad representative. To schedule an appointment with a study abroad advisor, contact the Office of Study Abroad at (336) 841-9280.

Office of Global Education

Location: Cottrell Hall, Suite 142
Phone: +1 (336) 841-9280
Mailing Address:
High Point University
Office of Global Education
One University Parkway, Drawer 24
High Point, NC 27268  USA

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