The Faculty of Social Sciences (FSV UK) is a part of one of the oldest universities in the world which was founded in 1348 by Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV. Shortly after the establishment in 1990, FSV UK became a regional centre of teaching and research in economics, sociology, political science, international relations, area studies, media studies and journalism.
Studies at FSV UK are intended primarily to prepare students for a professional career in the private sector, public administration, national governments, European institutions, academic research or the media.
FSV UK fully supports the socio-scientific research. The Faculty integrates and co-ordinates the research plan it has acquired with several departments of the Faculty of Arts, Charles University.
Within this framework, FSV UK has made a commitment to provide the professional public with a critical and scientifically-based reflection on the development of Czech society from a long-term perspective.
Within this research project and a number of Czech and European grants, the members of individual institutes and faculties develop the theory, methodology and empirical research in all major areas of social sciences.
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Once your request for accommodation at Charles University’s halls of residence has been accepted, the applicant is required to pay an accommodation reservation fee. The reservation is subject to the payment of a CZK 1,800 deposit plus a monthly rent of CZK 3,800, i.e. the total amount will be CZK 5,600 (the fee may differ according to a given dormitory). This payment must be made by a certain deadline sent to you together with the accommodation contract.
FSV UK has three libraries of its own. The Hollar building houses the Central and Journalist Library. The Institute of Economic Studies houses the Economics collection. Charles University campus in Jinonice houses the Masaryk Social Sciences Library, which includes books on Political Science, Sociology and Area Studies.
All EU nationals should be able to cover the cost of standard medical treatment through their European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), through form E111, or through a Provisional Certificate. However, in order to obtain treatment under the provisions of European regulations, students must make sure to contact a medical institution that has a contract with the Czech public health insurance system.
FSV UK does not have its own department of sports and physical education; however students can participate in sport activities organized by the Faculty of Arts of the Faculty of Law. Among the most common sport classes are volleyball, basketball, floorball, squash, badminton and swimming but also yoga, tai-chi, table tennis, zumba, rowing or bouldering.
Members of the European Student Network Charles University Prague (ESN CU Prague) meet incoming students during the Welcome Week and guide them around not only through the necessary academic arrangements but also run the “buddy program”, excursions, and other social events.