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18 June 2020

Pupils and students entering the territory of the Czech Republic (16. 6. 2020)

From June 15th, 2020 the following rules do not apply to:

  • EU citizens of (green) Member States with a low risk of contracting COVID-19

  • EU citizens with issued temporary or permanent residence permit in (green) Member State with a low risk of contracting COVID-19

In order to enter the territory of the Czech Republic, these persons do not need:

  • to prove the purpose of travel (it is not necessary to have supporting documents),

  • to time limit their stay in the Czech territory or travel outside of the Czech territory,

  • to have a PCR testing results certificate with a negative result,

  • to undergo necessary quarantine measures upon entry,

  • if the entry to the Czech Republic is done after the stay only in a (green) country with a low risk of contracting COVID-19.

a) Entry of the EU citizens who resided in the Czech Republic prior to March 12th, 2020 (a return to the Czech Republic, not a so-called first-entry) and entry of third-country citizens, who hold permanent or temporary residence in the Czech Republic prior to March 12th, 2020 and already go to school in the Czech Republic

This applies to students who are EU citizens and have already lived and studied on the territory of the Czech Republic before the state of emergency was declared (as of March 12th, 2020). It therefore means a return to their usual place of residence. Furthermore, the third-country citizens, who already hold permanent or temporary residence permit (long-term visa, long-term residence permit) in the Czech Republic, may enter. This however does not mean a first entry.


If they do not have for the purpose of entry a medical testing results certificate, these students are obliged to report this fact immediately after their entry to the Czech Republic either via phone or any other remote access to the regional hygienic station respective according to their place of residence and comply with necessary quarantine measures. PCR test can be done likewise on the territory of the Czech Republic and the medical testing results certificate submitted to the regional hygienic station within 72 hours from the entry.


If they have for the purpose of entry a medical testing results certificate, and thus they are not subjected to necessary quarantine measures, the students are subject to a free movement limitation within the territory of the Czech Republic for 14 days after entering the Czech territory, with the exception of travel to school (possibly work), necessary travels for the provision of basic necessities, travel to the doctor, travel for the purpose of urgent official affairs, travel back to the place of residence, funerals. The PCR test is done on own expenses.


Documents for entry of the EU citizens:

  • permanent or temporary residence permit

OR

  • contract of purchase, lease or rent of property

PLUS

  • up-to-date confirmation from school / university proving the previous study on the Czech territory.

Documents for entry of the third-country citizens:

  • long-term visa, long-term residence permit, permanent residence permit


b) Entry of the EU citizens for the purpose of study at university on the Czech territory without previous stay or study on the territory of the Czech Republic exceeding 72 hours (new students)

This applies only to those EU citizens who are going to study at a university in the Czech Republic (so-called new students), in those cases where the study is considered as a systematic preparation for a future profession.


It therefore refers to moving to the Czech Republic for the purpose of study. However as most of the universities are currently closed or work on a restricted basis, and schooling does not normally start in spring, these students are not expected to enter the territory until the new university studies are launched in autumn this year - if they need to enter the Czech territory earlier due to the entrance exam, they are expected to enter within the regime not exceeding 24 hours.


As this is a so-called first entry into the territory of the Czech Republic of an EU citizen for the purpose of studying at a university, these students are obliged to have for the purpose of entry a medical testing results certificate. Exemption from the PCR testing results certificate may only be granted by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports and only in necessary cases (confirmed by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports). The PCR test is done on own expenses.


All these students are subjected to a free movement limitation within the territory of the Czech Republic for 14 days after entering the Czech territory, with the exception of travel to work, necessary travels for the provision of basic necessities, travel to the doctor, travel for the purpose of urgent official affairs, travel back to the place of residence, funerals.


  • Persons from this category, whose entry is considered necessary, can exceptionally be allowed to enter the territory of the Czech Rep. without submitting a confirmation of completion of the test. The necessity can only be confirmed by the Minister responsible for the given sector. These persons must undertake the RT-PCR test for the presence of SARS-CoV-2 within 72 hours after entering the territory of the Czech Republic and they must submit the certificate to the regional hygienic station.


Documents for entry:

  • confirmation from school/university issued by the university in the Czech Republic


c) Entry of the cross-border pupils and students from a neighbouring states who study on the territory of the Czech Republic (children attending kindergartens in the Czech Republic are included in this category)

These are children, pupils and students who live on the territory of a neighboring state and regularly attend kindergarten, primary school, high school or university on a territory of the Czech Republic. The same rules apply analogically to children, pupils and students who live in the Czech Republic and attend kindergarten, primary school, high school or university in a neighbouring state.


These children, pupils and students are allowed to be accompanied by one family member, if absolutely necessary, for the purpose of transport. The escort is neither obliged to have the PCR testing results certificate upon entry, nor to comply with the ordered mandatory quarantine, if their stay on the territory of the Czech Republic will not exceed 24 hours (thus the same rules as for the university students are applied).


These children, pupils and students are not obliged to report the fact immediately after their entry to the Czech Republic either via phone or any other remote access to the regional respective hygienic station according to their place of residence and comply with necessary  quarantine measures, IF:

  • they have a medical test results certificate when entering the Czech territory for the first time,

  • and confirmation of cross-border employment),

  • then, when crossing the state border into the Czech Republic subsequently after 30 days after the submission of the first or following medical testing results certificate, they shall have a new confirmation of completion of medical testing conducted less than 4 days ago and done at own expenses,

  • PCR test can be done likewise on the territory of the Czech Republic and the medical testing results certificate submitted to the regional hygienic station within 72 hours from the entry.


In case of non-residents:

  • Upon first entry into the territory of the Czech Republic, they shall have a medical testing certificate (template is available at the MoI website) or to undergo testing on the Czech territory, otherwise another entry after 72 hours from the first entry cannot be allowed – however the test must not be older than 4 days, and a confirmation of cross-border study. 

Therefore, these persons are obliged to have a new PCR testing results certificate each 30 day.


The PCR test is done on own expenses.


Children, pupils and students, who stay on the territory of the Czech republic for longer period without undergoing the necessary quarantine measures, are subjected to a free movement limitation within the territory of the Czech Republic for 14 days after each entry to the Czech territory, with the exception of travel to school, necessary travels for the provision of basic necessities, travel to the doctor, travel for the purpose of urgent official affairs, travel back to the place of residence, funerals.


Documents for entry:


Source: Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic

State Final Exams (May 7, 2020)

Dear students,


I am writing to inform you of your options regarding the holding of state final exams, parts thereof, the defence of closing theses, state rigorosum exams that form part of study, state postgraduate exams and the defence of dissertations (“state final exams”)


Under Act no. 188/2020 Coll., on special rules for education and decision-making at higher education institutions in 2020 and the assessment of the study period for the purposes of other Acts (the “Special Rules Act”) and the related Special Rules for Study at Charles University, it is possible to hold state final exams by remote means. In such a case it is possible, for the purposes of maintaining the public nature of the exams, to hold exams in two ways – by providing a link to a virtual room in which the state final exam takes place, or by making a recording of it. Details on how state final exams are carried out remotely can be found in the University’s methodologies or on the websites of your faculties.


In relation to Government Resolution no. 491 of 30 April 2020, which permits the presence of a maximum of 15 students during teaching, state final exams can also be held with students present. However, faculties that decide to hold state final exams must also admit the public, and not just students, access to their buildings. Persons who wish to sit a state final exam as a member of the public must sign a statutory declaration on the absence of symptoms of viral infection (the same document as signed by students) on entry to the building. During state final exams, an adequate distance must be maintained between the exam committee, the candidate and the audience (members of the public. For detailed information on the holding of state final exams, please see your faculty’s website.

New changes in the Organisation of Study at Charles University (coming into effect May 11, 2020)


Published on May 5, 2020


The government in its resolution No. 491 from April 30, 2020, allows for university students who meet the criteria to gather in groups of a maximum of 15 students.


This limit on the number of students does not apply to clinical and practical training.


Please monitor your faculty’s webpage for full details.


On entry into university buildings, students are required to sign a statutory declaration they have not had symptoms of a viral infection.


Previous changes in the Organisation of Study at Charles University (April 20, 2020)

New emergency measures adopted by the Health Ministry of the Czech Republic in response to the covid-19 health crisis will go into effect on April 20, 2020. The measures will see an easing of some restrictions with regards to schools, school facilities, as well as businesses and other activities.


Students in their final year of studies at universities will be allowed to take part individually in activities in groups of a maximum of five people such as personal consultations, exams, final state examinations or state rigorosum examinations, which are a part of studies (only applies to MUDr.). Individually, students will be able to visit the library or study hall – but only with the aim of picking up or returning study materials.

Information for CU students

These changes are being implemented in accordance with the new bill “Special rules of study and decision-making at universities in 2020 and extending periods of study for the purposes of additional legislation” (Zákon o zvláštních pravidlech pro vzdělávání a rozhodování na vysokých školách v roce 2020 a o posuzování doby studia pro účely dalších zákonů) which has passed in the Chamber of Deputies of the Czech Parliament and in the Senate. When signed by the President of the Czech Republic and published in the Collection of Laws, university internal regulation entitled Special Rules of Study at Charles University will be registered by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports and will come into effect.


Period of Study

Among other changes, the bill will affect the maximum period of study: the law stipulates that the period between 1 March 2020 until 31 August 2020 when regular studies were disrupted will not count towards the maximum, effectively extending maximum period of study of all students (and persons with interrupted studies) by six months.


Charles University has decided to go even further with its own regulations entitled Special Rules of Study at Charles University students whose maximum period of study should expire between the beginning of the emergency and the end of the calendar year 2020 will have until the end of 2021 to complete their studies. This maximum extension is automatic. The measure also applies to students who interrupted their studies.

Studies, exams, and state finals

The Special Rules of Study at Charles University permit deans and guarantors of study programmes and subjects to modify the completion of study of a subject as appropriate, says CU’s Vice-Rector for Education Milena Králíčková.

  • Regular assessment of study of a subject (such as examinations, tests, course credit, grading) can be done remotely but depend on a decision of the dean as well as the study programme guarantor and subject guarantor.

  • It is expected that classes will be extended by a period of 1 to 4 weeks according to faculty and the type of study programme. The university schedule will be specified by the dean’s directive.

  • All faculties will see the exam period extended to last the full month of July; in September, the period will last at least until the 18th. The schedule at individual faculties will be specified in the dean’s directive.

  • Final dates to hand in final theses/final work can be modified or postponed based on an independent decision by the dean.

  • It will be possible to take State final examination, their parts, state doctoral examination, or to defend one’s dissertation remotely once the new education bill “Special rules of study and decision-making at universities in 2020 and extending periods of study for the purposes of additional legislation” comes into law, which should be by the end of April. Deans will then be able to decide after agreement with the guarantor of the study programme whether distance state final examinations can take place. It will be required to officially announce the period when the exams will be held remotely (eg. a two week bloc) at least a month in advance, and the exact dates 15 days beforehand.

  • State rigorosum examination which is NOT a part of studies that were schedules during the period of emergency measures have to be postponed until after the measures are lifted.

  • Once measures limiting free movement by the public are lifted, distance form of assessments and state final examinations will remain an option, mainly with regard to students located abroad.

“Students should – above all – check their faculty’s website and if they have any questions or are uncertain about any details, should send questions to the faculty’s student services,” Vice-Rector Milena Králíčková says.

Information for those applying to study at Charles University

  • Faculties will have the opportunity to modify requirements for admission to study – interested applicants can learn about the changes in the same information system where applications are put forward.

  • Possible changes moving application dates are within the competency of each individual faculty.

  • If they choose, faculties can hold distance entrance examination in distance form, allowing applicants the opportunity to not have them on site.

  • Entrance examination may be held in person (i. e. with physical presence of the applicant) at the earliest 15 days after the students’ presence ban at schools and universities is lifted.

  • Changes to entrance examinations can include not only scheduled dates but also the form exams take (for example, honours in high school may replace a written exam).

For more information, applicants are asked to monitor the information system in which they applied to Charles University.



WHAT TO DO WHEN:




The Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic has a website dedicated to the coronavirus crisis. The latest figures.


The website features information showing the overall number of people who have tested positive, how these numbers are represented across the country's 14 regions and more. Basic updates and guidelines are available in English here.



Charles University is closely monitoring developments regarding the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, following the latest reports and providing updates. CLASSES HAVED BEEN CANCELLED: SEE HERE.


If you have questions about the coronavirus epidemic, write to or call to +420 224 491 850 (Monday–Friday 8:00–16:00).


Questions and answers in relation to the coronavirus in the Czech Republic (Czech Ministry of Health)


Questions and answers in relation to the coronavirus in the Czech Republic (Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs)




General recommendations


The Czech Republic's Health Ministry has issued a set of basic guidelines in line with those set by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as well as the ECDC in Europe and the CDC in the United States.



  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water.

  • Use hand sanitiser as disinfectant if coming into contact with anyone with respiratory illness.

  • Avoid crowded areas.

  • Individuals suffering from respiratory illnesses should take care when blowing their nose, and cover their mouth when sneezing, using tissues and disposing of those in the wastebasket.

  • Healthcare workers need to be diligent and protect themselves when treating others.



Source: WHO, Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic, ČT24



Where to find information


Find the latest information in Czech and English about COVID-19 at the following websites:


In English:


Recommendations by the Ministry of Health for citizens of the Czech Republic and other persons returning from affected regions


Protective measures by the Ministry of Health cancel flights from South Korea and northern Italy due to the spread of the coronavirus


World Health Organisation (WHO):

https://www.who.int/news-room/q-a-detail/q-a-coronaviruses


Research information (WHO):

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/global-research-on-novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov


The newest study of the coronavirus (Nature):

https://www.springernature.com/gp/researchers/campaigns/coronavirus


Anti-hoax page (AFP):

https://factcheck.afp.com/


In Czech:


Aktuální informace k nemoci Covid-19


https://bezpecnost.praha.eu/udalosti/neco-se-deje_24_2_2020


Aktuální informace o epidemii COVID-19 způsobené koronavirem SARS-CoV-2


https://www.mzcr.cz/dokumenty/informace-pro-obcany-v-souvislosti-s-aktualnim-vyskytem-cinskeho-koronaviru-2019_18415_1.html


Mapa celosvětového výskytu


http://www.hygpraha.cz/dokumenty/praha--27-osob-testovanych-na-onemocneni-covid-19---situace-k-25-2-2020--8-30-hodin-4596_4596_161_1.html


Zasedání ústřední epidemiologické komise (Ministerstvo zdravotnictví)

https://bezpecnost.praha.eu/planovane-akce/aktualita-a-planovane-akce_28_2_2020


Česká televize (online ČT24):

https://ct24.ceskatelevize.cz/specialy/3037207-koronavirus


Česká televize (přehled ČT):

https://ct24.ceskatelevize.cz/veda/3036688-jak-moc-je-novy-koronavirus-z-ciny-smrtici-a-existuje-riziko-pro-cesko-nabizime


On-line zpravodajství o koronaviru (ČRo):

https://www.irozhlas.cz/zpravy-svet/rakousko-innsbruck-koronavirus-nakaza-karantena-pacienti-nemocnice_2002251345_tef



Text: Václav Hájek

Photo: Shutterstock


Certificate and confirmation form for traveling during the state of emergency for the international applicant or student. (4. 5. 2020)

The international applicant or student (citizen of the EU, Switzerland, Lichtenstein, Norway, Iceland or the United Kingdom) must take a test, state examination, defend a final thesis or have a consultation or entrance exam that requires a stay of less than 24 hours in the Czech Republic.

Documents required for entry:

  • confirmation from the higher education institution of participation in the test (download here)

Conditions of stay: The student is not required to undergo mandatory quarantine or present a negative Covid-19 test. They are subject to a restriction of free movement within the Czech Republic and must restrict their movements to those connected with the purpose of their visit. If their stay extends beyond 24 hours, they must contact the relevant regional public health office and request an exemption from the quarantine if they have not already presented a confirmation of a test on entry to the country.


Students may be accompanied by one family member for the purpose of taking them home. This family member does not have to submit confirmation of a negative PCR test or undergo mandatory quarantine if the time they spend in the Czech Republic does not exceed 24 hours.


Special note for students from Slovakia: From 1 May 2020 Slovak students travelling to the Czech Republic for the purpose of sitting entrance or final exams have an exemption from mandatory quarantine following their return to Slovakia. For further information, please see the website of the Slovak Ministry of the interior.

The international applicant or student (citizen of the EU, Switzerland, Lichtenstein, Norway, Iceland or the United Kingdom) wishes to travel to and study at Charles University for a period exceeding 24 hours under the following specific circumstances:

1. Student has temporary residence and a lease contract for accommodation in the Czech Republic (commenced before the declaration of the state of emergency) or a long-term visa or temporary/long-term/permanent residency.


Conditions of stay: The student has two options. If their stay, contrary to expectations, does not last longer than 24 hours, we recommend contacting a regional public health office and requesting an exemption from quarantine.


The student must present confirmation, issued by a doctor or public health body, of a negative COVID-19 test (the test must not be older than four days and procured by the student at their own cost). All such persons are subject to the restriction of movement within the Czech Republic for a period of 14 days from their entry to the Czech Republic, with the exception of journeys for the purpose of study, essential journeys for the procurement of basic necessities, journeys to the doctor, journeys for the purpose of urgent official matters, and journeys back to their place of residence.


or


following arrival they must immediately contact the relevant regional public health office and enter mandatory 14-day quarantine following entry to the country.


Documents required for entry:

  • confirmation of taking of PCR test, and then follow-up PCR test between the 10th and 14th day following entry to the country (download here) –first variant, without quarantine

  • copy of rental contract / long-term visa / residency permit

  • up-to-date confirmation of study issued by a higher education institution

  • advance notification of travel to the Czech Republic using the online form of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

2. The student does not have temporary residence and a rental contract for accommodation in the Czech Republic, a long-term visa, or temporary / long-term / permanent residence. This usually applies to new students at the start of the academic year.


Documents required for entry:

  • confirmation of taking of PCR test, and then follow-up PCR test between the 10th and 14th day following entry to the country (download here) – first variant, without quarantine

  • confirmation of start of study, issued by a higher education institution

  • advance notification of travel to the Czech Republic using the online form of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

3. The student wishes to regularly commute to study from a neighbouring country (i.e. citizen of the Czech Republic or EU citizen in the Czech Republic, Germany, Austria, Poland or Slovakia; further information here)


Conditions of stay: The student has two options, both of which require procurement of confirmation for cross-border school pupils and students. The student is also entitled to accompaniment by one family member for the purpose of taking them home. The family member is not required to present confirmation of a PCR test or undergo mandatory quarantine if the time they spend in the Czech Republic does not exceed 24 hours.


On first crossing of the border and every 30 days thereafter the student must present confirmation, issued by a doctor or public health body, of a negative COVID-19 test (the test must not be older than four days and procured by the student at their own cost). All such persons are subject to the restriction of movement within the Czech Republic for a period of 14 days from their entry to the Czech Republic, with the exception of journeys for the purpose of study, essential journeys for the procurement of basic necessities, journeys to the doctor, journeys for the purpose of urgent official matters, and journeys back to their place of residence.


or


following arrival they must immediately contact the relevant regional public health office and enter mandatory 14-day quarantine following entry to the country.


Documents required for entry:

  • confirmation of taking of PCR test and then further confirmation every 30 days (download here) – for first variant, without quarantine

  • confirmation for cross-border school pupils and students (download here)


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (11. 5. 2020)

Will exam dates be rescheduled?

Regular assessments of study of a subject (such as examinations, tests, course credit, grading) can be done remotely but depend on a decision of the dean as well as the study programme guarantor and subject guarantor.


It is expected that classes will be extended by a period of 1 to 4 weeks according to faculty and the type of study programme. The university schedule will be specified by the dean’s directive.


All faculties will see the exam period extended to last the full month of July; in September, the period will last at least until the 18th. The schedule at individual faculties will be specified in the dean’s directive.


Final dates to hand in final theses/final work can be modified or postponed based on an independent decision by the dean.


From 11 May 2020, it is possible to take state final examinations, state PhD examinations and defences both in person and remotely. Please see your faculty’s webpage for full details.


It is a requirement that the period of the final state exams must be announced at least one month in advance. The exact date and time of the exam must be announced at least 15 days beforehand. The period for final state exams may last longer than two weeks.


While entering university buildings, students are required to sign a statutory declaration stating that they have not had symptoms of a viral infection.


Will the semester be extended?

At this time, we are not considering extending the academic year but certain modifications were made to the academic schedule for 2019/20. Faculties have permission to make changes to the exam period as well as to prolong classes. The end of current academic year, however, remains unchanged: 30 September 2020. We hope to complete the current academic year on time and to start the new academic year according to standard procedure.


When will students learn exact new exam dates?

It is a requirement that the period of the final state exams must be announced at least one month in advance. The exact date and time of the exam must be announced at least 15 days beforehand. The period for final state exams may last longer than two weeks.


How long will classes remain cancelled?

The physical presence of students at mass (full) forms of teaching and examinations (lectures, mass written examinations in the lecture hall) is still prohibited.


The government in its resolution No. 491 from April 30, 2020, allows for university students who meet the criteria to gather in groups of a maximum of 15 students from 11 May.


This limit on 15 students does not apply to clinical and practical training.


Please monitor your faculty’s webpage for full details.


On entry into university buildings, students are required to sign a statutory declaration stating that they have not had symptoms of a viral infection.


As of 27 April 2020, students of all years can:


  • participate in consultation or examination with the presence of not more than five persons

  • perform laboratory, experimental or artistic work, in particular for the implementation of final theses within the framework of study in a bachelor's, master's or doctoral study programme in the presence of no more than five persons

  • participate in clinical and practical teaching and praxis.

  • The physical presence of students at mass forms of teaching and examinations (lectures, mass written examinations in the lecture hall) is still prohibited.


As of 11 May 2020, students of all years can:


  • participate in consultation or examination with the presence of not more than fifteen persons (this limit on the number of students does not apply to clinical and practical training)

  • entry into university buildings, students are required to sign a statutory declaration they have not had symptoms of a viral infection (students are advised to monitor their faculty´s website to stay updated)


Are there any changes in the academic year schedule?

The teaching period will be extended by 1 to 4 weeks depending on the faculty and the type of the degree programme. At all faculties, the examination period will be modified so that it will last throughout the month of July, and then in September at least until 18 September. All faculties can adjust (change or postpone) deadlines independently.


As for the submission of final theses, all faculties can adjust (change or postpone) deadlines independently. The end of current academic year, however, remains unchanged: 30 September 2020. We hope to complete the current academic year on time and to start the new academic year according to standard procedure.


For more information for students, see here.


Taking exams remotely

Exams and other course assessments outside the last year of study may also be taken in distance form. Starting 11 May 2020, exams and other course assessments are allowed to be taken in person (limit of 15 students in a group).


The faculty decides which form of assessment applies for exams and other course assessment as it is still possible for the course assessment to be taken in distance form as well.


The distance form of state final examinations is permitted by the Act on Special Rules for education and decision-making at universities in 2020 and on assessing the period of study for the purposes of additional acts (Zákon o zvláštních pravidlech pro vzdělávání a rozhodování na vysokých školách v roce 2020 a o posuzování doby studia pro účely dalších zákonů). Distance examinations will be possible particularly when it is not possible to hold an exam in person (risk to the health of the examiner or students, restricted movement in and upon entry to the Czech Republic, etc.).


Final exams

State final examinations, state PhD examinations, defences, and consultation of final theses, etc. may be held in person starting on 20 April 2020 while respecting all measures that pertain to the emergency situation (maximum of five persons, a distance of two metres, face covering, etc.).


The distance form of state final examinations is permitted by the Act on Special Rules for education and decision-making at universities in 2020 and on assessing the period of study for the purposes of additional acts (Zákon o zvláštních pravidlech pro vzdělávání a rozhodování na vysokých školách v roce 2020 a o posuzování doby studia pro účely dalších zákonů). Distance examinations will be possible particularly when it is not possible to hold an exam in person (risk to the health of the examiner or students, restricted movement in and upon entry to the Czech Republic, etc.).

Credits

Due to distance learning that was introduced, we are not considering any changes to the number of credits needed to advance to the next year of studies. Credit numbers needed are outlined in the Rules of Organisation of Study at each individual faculty.


Will there be any alterations of entrance exam dates?

Entrance exams that were scheduled to take place before 10 May will be postponed and new dates for them will be announced in due course


Faculties will have the opportunity to modify requirements for admission to study – interested applicants can learn about the changes in the same information system where applications are put forward.


Possible changes moving application dates are within the competency of each individual faculty.


If they choose, faculties can hold distance entrance examination in distance form, allowing applicants the opportunity to not have them on site.


Entrance examination may be held in person (i. e. with physical presence of the applicant) at the earliest 15 days after the students’ presence ban at schools and universities is lifted.


Changes to entrance examinations can include not only scheduled dates but also the form exams take (for example, honours in high school may replace a written exam).


Following the postponements of school-leaving examinations under consideration, please note that you can take the entrance exams even if you do not hold a school-leaving diploma at that time. This must then be completed before you can enrol for study at Charles University.


For more information, applicants are asked to monitor the information system in which they applied to Charles University.


Where can I find the contact person at my faculty?

Persons to contact at the individual faculties and related offices at Charles University are listed here (scroll down).


Will Charles University libraries stay open?

CU libraries are open from 20 April 2020. The specific organisation of the work of libraries is subject to the decision of the faculty management. Specific conditions are listed by faculty libraries on their own websites.


For more information, please visit the websites of faculties/faculty libraries. More information on libraries, loans and online sources is also available here.


Can I have a consultation with a teacher?

Distance learning, e-mail or phone consultations are recommended.


From 27 April 2020, students of all years can participate in consultation or examination with the presence of not more than five persons. From 11 May 2020, students of all years can participate in consultation or examination with the presence of not more than fifteen persons. On entry into university buildings, students are required to sign a statutory declaration they have not had symptoms of a viral infection.


While entering university buildings, students are required to sign a statutory declaration stating that they have not had symptoms of a viral infection.


Are there any changes in the number of credits for progress to the next stage of study?

Due to ongoing distance learning we are not currently considering changing the rules on the number of credits that must be earned to advance to the next stage of study.


I would like to help as a volunteer. Where can I find more information?

Information on offers and requests for volunteer work is published here.


Will student residence halls and refectories remain open?

Student residences continue to operate. As of May 1 students will be charged the full price. For more information, see here


All students are asked not to gather, to comply with strict hygiene rules, and to behave in a responsible manner both to themselves and to others. On entry into university buildings, students are required to sign a statutory declaration they have not had symptoms of a viral infection.


These services provide meals/are in operation:


  • Refectory Albertov

  • Refectory Kajetánka

  • Canteen Jinonice – reduced opening hours 8:00 – 14:00

  • Canteen Hvězda

  • Refectory Sport

  • Canteen HTF

Students are recommended to follow the Charles University Dormitories and Refectories website for updated Information.

Food shall be delivered to cafeteria U Rotlevů. Other refectories are planned to be open again in May 2020.


Updated information here.


Will the graduation ceremonies take place?

All graduation ceremonies have been cancelled for the time being and will be rescheduled when appropriate. Students requiring their diploma before then will be able to pick it up from their faculty's student affairs office. Those who pick up their diplomas early will still be able to take part in the official ceremony later. For more information, please contact the Student Affairs Department at your faculty.


Will the preparatory courses continue?

These courses have been discontinued. For more information please contact the admissions office of the respective faculty.


Will the courses of Institute for Language and Preparatory Studies take place?

Online classes are taking place at the moment. Please stay in touch with your teachers and follow the ILPS website.


Can I travel during the State of Emergency?

For up-to-date information (as of 7 May 2020) on travelling during the State of Emergency, see the website of the Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic.


Due to the State of Emergency, travelling to and from the Czech Republic is restricted. However, exceptions may apply and the situation with regard to travelling evolves every day.


From April 27, 2020 the possibilities for entry of the EU citizens to the Czech Republic have been extended. It is now possible to arrive to the Czech Republic for the purpose of educational activities (strict conditions apply). Please, follow the website of the Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic for conditions and updates. You might be specifically interested in information for students entering the territory of the Czech Republic. Also, stay in touch with the Czech embassies abroad.


I would like to have myself tested for the coronavirus just to be certain. What should I do?

Where can you be tested in Prague as self-paying patient:


  • Ústřední vojenská nemocnice Střešovice

  • Nemocnice na Bulovce

  • Fakultní nemocnice Královské Vinohrady


More information about coronavirus and testing can also be found here.


Persons to contact at individual faculties and related offices at Charles University



Faculty



Name



Email



Phone (+420)



KTF



Eva Procházková



prochazkova@ktf.cuni.cz



737 272 242



ETF



Eva Svobodová



tajemnice@etf.cuni.cz



604 535 193



HTF



Jiří Navrátil



jiri.navratil@htf.cuni.cz



773 791 542



PF



David Kohout



kohout@prf.cuni.cz



221 005 334



1.LF



Eva Žáková



eva.zakova@lf1.cuni.cz



606 248 810



2.LF



Milan Trojánek



milan.trojanek@lfmotol.cuni.cz



728 417 055



3.LF



Jiří Beneš



benes.infekce@seznam.cz



603 479 070



LF PL



Dana Müllerová



dana.mullerova@lfp.cuni.cz



606 369 999



LF HK



Jiří Manďák



MandakJ@lfhk.cuni.cz



777 602 677



FaF



Hana Krieglerová



krieglerova@faf.cuni.cz



495 067 429



FaF



Kateřina Duspivová



duspivok@faf.cuni.cz



495 067 641



FF



koronavirus@ff.cuni.cz


PřF



Karel Mozr



karel.mozr@natur.cuni.cz



602 740 635



MFF



Tomáš Jančák

Dana Macharová

Dana Lanková



jancak@dekanat.mff.cuni.cz

macharova@dekanat.mff.cuni.cz

lankova@dekant.mff.cuni.cz


951 551 298

951 551 254

951 551 414



PedF



Tomáš Bederka



tomas.bederka@pedf.cuni.cz



607 860 106



PedF



Ivana Kočová



ivana.kocova@pedf.cuni.cz



725 243 170



FSV



Ondřej Blažek


Lukáš Budín



ondrej.blazek@fsv.cuni.cz


lukas.budin@fsv.cuni.cz



222 112 136


222 112 254



FTVS



Radim Zelenka



rzelenka@ftvs.cuni.cz



603 170 774



FHS



Pavla Šínová



pavla.sinova@fhs.cuni.cz



251 080 212



ÚJOP



emergency@ujop.cuni.cz


N Karolinum



Petr Valo



petr.valo@ruk.cuni.cz



602 450 191



ÚDAUK



C Krystal



Ú knihovna



Radka Římanová



radka.rimanova@ruk.cuni.cz



603 912 002



CERGE



Ondřej Rydval



ondrej.rydval@cerge.cuni.cz



601 301 247



COVID-19 Student Well-being Study - how the pandemic affected you in the area of your studies, but also mental well-being and related topics.

Dear students.


Tell us how your life has changed since the onset of coronavirus! Charles University and the Institute of Sociology of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic have joined the international research initiative Antwerp University International COVID-19 Student Well-being Study, which in cooperation with a total of 26 countries focuses on you, the college students and how the pandemic affected you in the area of your studies, but also mental well-being and related topics. Our goal, except international comparison is that your university and faculty can also use the information from an anonymous questionnaire and better target help to you as students. Please click to the link below.


Thanks in advance of behalf of the Czech team,

Petr Soukup, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University


Thanks in advance on behalf of Charles University

Milena Králíčková, Vice Rector for Education.


https://uantwerpen.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_20v5EtSQe00GGFv


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Charles University

José Martího 31

Prague 6, 162 52

Czech Republic



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