Charles University has around 200 international agreements with institutions from all over the world – Europe, Asia, Americas, Africa and Oceania.

Faculty of Law of Charles University (CU Faculty of Law) participates in a number of these agreements, offering students from partner universities to study at CU Faculty of Law either for one semester or for the whole academic year. 

If you are a student at one of the institutions that Charles University has a partnership with, and you are considering studying at the CU Faculty of Law in Prague, please get more details about the exchange options from the international office of your home university/faculty or from the Charles University International Relations Office. Look for the coordinator responsible for your region!

Important deadlines




Winter semester

March 10

March 31

Summer semester September 10 October 15

If you need an entry visa, we advise you to send us your nomination/application as soon as possible.

Please note that for students arriving from Germany and Switzerland, there is a later application deadline: April 30 for winter semester/full year and October 30 for summer semester.

  • Nomination and Application Process

    Interested to come as an Exchange Student? Please follow the steps below to apply:

    1. Check with your home university/faculty of law the selection rules and nomination process in the framework of inter-faculty agreements and apply accordingly.
    2. Win the nomination to CU Faculty of Law by your home university/faculty of law for one or two semesters.
    3. Make sure your home university/faculty of law nominates you within our nomination deadlines.
    4. You will receive the Application link and instructions once CU Faculty of Law receives the nomination. Please fill out your online application and upload the following documents (in English):
      • cover letter;
      • letter of recommendation by a home faculty member;
      • transcript of records;
      • CV;
      • certificate of English proficiency on B2 level according to the Common EU Framework for Languages or equivalent (IELTS 5.5, TOEFL IBT 72, TOEFL ITP 543 - does not apply for native English speakers);
      • copy of your passport.
        No hard copies are required, please upload all documents online in pdf (other forms will not be accepted).
    5. Get ready for your trip:
      • Apply for your entry visa (if applicable) ASAP;

        Please note that the visa application process may be quite lengthy. We strongly recommend starting the visa application process as soon as you receive all the necessary documents. Unfortunately, CU Faculty of Law cannot be of any assistance when it comes to the length and outcome of the visa application process.

      • Find accommodation in Prague (unless your accommodation in CU dormitories has been confirmed).
      • Get your local “buddy”. You can apply for assignment of your friend (a Czech student at CU Faculty of Law) online through Buddy Programme.
      • Get information about Prague and the Czech Republic; knowing as much as possible before arrival will make you feel much more relaxed about the whole trip. We believe this might help.
  • After Arrival
    1. Registration and welcome meeting for all arriving foreign students takes place at the beginning of every semester (usually one week before classes start) - invitation will be sent out well in advance. You will get detailed on-site information about the exchange programme and you will have the chance to meet your fellow international students. Local Student Associations might organize extracurricular events around the date of this meeting.
    2. Register for your courses in the first week of each semester through our online Student Information System. Courses indicated in your Application Form/Learning Agreement are subject to this online registration (usually the capacity of the courses is not limited, but there may be exceptions to this general rule). How to register your courses online can be found here.
    3. Exchange students may also attend LL.M. courses in English if the class capacity allows. Registration takes place in the first week of each semester.

      Exchange students get credits for their LL.M. courses, but are not eligible for the degree. Shall you decide to return to Prague to get your LL.M. degree after your graduation from your home university, the LL.M. courses you have passed successfully during your exchange stay will be recognized.

    4. Exams are held at the end of each semester. The form of the final assessment (written/oral exams, take-home essays) is to be found in the course information in the Student Information System and you will also receive this information at the introductory session of each course. During the winter semester exams are generally held before the Christmas holidays, during the summer semester in May/June, except for alternative or re-sit exams that may be scheduled for another time. Transcript of Records and Confirmation of the Exchange Study Period will be sent to your home university upon completion of your exchange stay. Grading system can be found here.

      Check with your home university/faculty of law the rules on recognition of credits earned at the CU Faculty of Law for successful completion of the courses.


      CU Faculty of Law is dedicated to supporting students with special needs. Check our counselling services in advance! Individual arrangements may be facilitated with respect to participation in classes and final assessments (in such case your home university should consult with us in advance before sending the nomination).

    You can find all the important dates and further information in the Charles University Factsheet.


  • Course Enrollment for Incoming Students

    Enroll for the courses online through the Student’s Information System (SIS) of the Faculty of Law in the first week of each semester. The exact dates of the registration period will be communicated to you at the welcome meeting after your arrival.

    You will get your Charles University Card and your SIS login information at one of the UK Points (locations and opening hours can be found here) after your arrival to Prague. 

    Quick steps:

    1. Log in to SIS, switch to English.
    2. Click on Subjects and schedule registration.
    3. Click on Enrollment (my own).
    4. Make sure the correct semester is selected.
    5. Choose International Office (22-ZO) and click on Search.
    6. From the listing of potential courses select the course you want to take.
    7. Scroll down and click on Enroll.
    8. Click on Search to verify that the enrollment in the selected course was succesfull.

    Detailed enrollment for courses can be found here.