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Palacký University Olomouc

At present the Palacký University, Olomouc is formed by eight faculties: St. Cyril and Methodius Faculty of Theology, Faculty of Medicine, Philosophical Faculty, Pedagogical Faculty, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Physical Culture, Faculty of Law and Faculty of Health Sciences.

Master's Programmes



Olomouc is a prominent centre of education and culture. The history of higher education in Olomouc began in 1566, when a Jesuit college was established here. In 1573 this college was granted University rights, identical with those of other European institutions of higher education.


  • Palacký University offers degree programmes taught in multiple languages at three levels – Bachelor, Master and Doctoral. You can choose from degree programmes taught at the Faculties of Arts (Philology, Euroculture, Sociology, etc.), Medicine (General Medicine, Dentistry, etc.), Science (International Development Studies, Ph.D. in Geography, Chemistry, Biology, etc.), Physical Culture (Kinanthropology), Education (Special Education, Special Needs Counselling, etc.) and Law (European and International Law).
  • Erasmus+ & other exchange programmes
  • Language courses
  • J. L. Fischer Scholarship to foreign doctoral students


As part of the project of ”Promoting Research at Tertiary Education Institutions”, high quality research and scientific centres were established at faculties, serving as basic material and scientific springboards, which co-ordinate the scientific potential for research in which the faculty employees have achieved significant international success.

  • Institute of Molecular and Translational Medicine
  • Centre of the Region Haná for Biotechnical and Agricultural Research
  • Regional Centre of Advanced Technologies and Materials (RCPTM)
  • Centre for Patristic, Medieval and Renaissance Texts
  • Research Centre for Optics
  • Joint Laboratory of Optics
  • Laboratory of Growth Regulators
  • Centre for Kinanthropology Research

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University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
501 100
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
529 -10
519 -30
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QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
591 10
601 50
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Student services

Palacký University International Liaison Office provides information for its home students and staff about foreign universities and study/teaching opportunities abroad.

It also provides administrative support for mobility activities within the Erasmus programme and other EU educational programmes plus services for incoming exchange students.

Housing services

The university offers accommodation for students, teachers and visitors in its seven halls of residence in the town.

Recently the halls went through a thorough restroration and meet the highest quality standards of comfort and services, including internet connections, telephone and equipped kitchenettes, study rooms, TV rooms, laundrettes etc.

The housing capacity goes beyond 5300 beds.

Student cafeterias, restaurants, clubs and sports facilities are located on the campuses or in a close distance.

Library services

  • Electronic lending and information services. Library visitors are offered general information and advisory in a form of training sessions for groups of visitors or on continuous basis to individuals
  • Photocopying of library stock items
  • Bibliographical searches - these services include advisory and research services
  • Interlibrary loan service
  • Access to the UP network via VPN

Medical services

Olomouc provides high-quality health care services through public and private medical facilities. In the Envelopa area (J.L.Fischera Hall of Residence, Šmeralova street no. 10), students can use several medical specialists.

Other medical specialists and medical services (X-rays, laboratories, pharmacies) you can find in main Olomouc Health Centres and in Olomouc University Hospital.

Student Life

Sports facilities

Academic Sport Centre organizes recreational and sport activities at Palacký University. We prepare, offer and organize one-shot and regular activities of leisure, recreational and sporting character and seasonal courses for students and employees of Palacký University as well as some activities for general public.

Academic Sport Centre takes part in preparing sport teams representing Palacký University at academic championships and similar events. We co-ordinate our activity with the Czech University Sports Association, Czech Association of Sport for All and with similar institutions in the Czech Republic and abroad.

Student clubs

  • Erasmus Student Network

A network of European university students´ organizations established to promote and support student exchanges, support international and intercultural communication among students of different national and cultural background. It´s organized on local, national and international levels.

  • Palacký University Christian Fellowship (PUCF)

We are international students who meet together in small groups to read and study the Bible each week at venues including Faculty Hospital (Fakultní nemocnice), the dorms at Neredín and in the town centre.


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