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About

The Geopolitical Studies (GPS) programme at Charles University in Prague analyses and explores various and often inter-related processes that shape global geopolitics and geoeconomics, particularly in geostrategic regions. It focuses on cutting-edge theoretical concepts. It cultivates students’ analytical skills.

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Overview

The Geopolitical Studies (GPS) programme offered by Charles University  is deliberately structured to take advantage of the multidisciplinary nature of the Institute of Political Studies (IPS) and the Faculty. Students are encouraged to connect different fields of study and combine a global perspective with attention to detail and local interests. Therefore, the programme is an excellent stepping stone for both future academic and professional career.

The GPS programme is part of the double degree scheme in collaboration with National Taiwan University (NTU). It offers a limited number of places to the students of both institutions. Based on the selection process organized during the first year, several GPS students will have a chance to get the second diploma in East Asian Studies at NTU during the second year.

Key facts:

Main aim of the Geopolitical Studies Research Centre is a study of territoriality in its many aspects. Territory as the main dimension of geopolitical thinking is probably the most important organizational principle of society. As geopolitics and political geography themselves incorporate many perspectives on the development of the world politics they are very important tool for understanding contemporary global developments.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Methods in Geopolitics 
  • Geopolitics and Political Geography of World Regions
  •  Geopolitics and Geostrategy 
  • Geopolitical Thought
  • Geopolitics of sovereignty, state failure and unrecognized states
  •  Theories of International Relations (GPS)

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • 28 February 2023 - early bird deadline 
    • 30 April 2023 - regular deadline

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6.5
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
83

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6.5
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
83

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

The programme is open to students who have completed a Bachelor's degree (or equivalent). Prior study of political science, international relations or geopolitics is not required. However, excellent background in political science is an advantage.

In addition to the application form, every applicant needs to provide the following documents:

a) Copy of a diploma to show completed Bachelor (or higher) studies or confirmation that ongoing Bachelor studies will be completed in the current academic year;

b) Transcript of records and academic results from previous studies;

c) Structured CV

d) Motivation letter

e) Document showing the level of English proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    7000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7000 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7000 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Prague

15441 - 26241 CZK /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

The International Visegrad Fund (IVF) is a joint initiative of the governments of the four Visegrad Group countries (Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Poland and Hungary). It offers scholarships for study abroad, both to students from within the Visegrad group, and to neighbouring countries like Belarus and Ukraine.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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