UPCES courses are designed to inspire, challenge, and motivate students to discover new topics and different perspectives.

UPCES students enroll in 5 courses (including Elementary Czech Language) for a total of 16 academic credits. UPCES courses are listed under the Charles University Faculty of Humanities.

Course Subjects

UPCES offers courses in a wide range of subjects. All courses are taught in English. Students of diverse majors will find courses at UPCES that meet their academic interests and requirements from the following subjects:


View the full UPCES Course Catalog


Course Schedule

UPCES courses are offered Monday-Thursday during the academic year. UPCES does not have Friday classes. View the following Course Schedule to see the Spring 2016 weekly schedule.


Course Numbering

All UPCES courses are designed specifically for Juniors and Seniors and correspond to the upper-level credit distinctions provided at most North American universities.UPCES courses are not assigned specific course numbers because this system is not used at Charles University. Please feel free to contact the UPCES staff to determine where UPCES courses would fall in your home university’s numbering system.

UPCES Faculty

UPCES professors are leading scholars in their fields and hold distinguised teaching credentials. Faculty members are drawn from the university and also include government leaders and industry specialist.

Independent Study

If a student is interested in a specific course that is not being offered during the semester, it is possible to arrange an Independent Study course with an UPCES professor. This requires the approval of the UPCES Director, the chosen professor, and the student’s home institution.

Czech Language

UPCES firmly believes that learning the Czech language is an integral part of the study abroad experience in Prague. UPCES students are required to take the course Elementary Czech Language for the duration of the semester. Students with a background in Czech language may be enrolled in an upper-level course.