Charles University, known also as Charles University in Prague is the oldest and largest university in Czechia. Founded in 1348, it was the first university in Central Europe. It is one of the oldest universities in Europe in continuous operation and ranks in the upper 1.5 percent of the world’s best universities.
Its seal shows its protector Emperor Charles IV, with his coats of arms as King of the Romans and King of Bohemia, kneeling in front of St. Wenceslas, the patron saint of Bohemia. It is surrounded by the inscription, Sigillum Universitatis Scolarium Studii Pragensis (English: Seal of the Prague academia).
The establishment of a medieval university in Prague was inspired by Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV. He asked his friend and ally, Pope Clement VI, to do so. On 26 January 1347 the pope issued the bull establishing a university in Prague, modeled on the University of Paris, with the full (4) number of faculties, that is including theological. On 7 April 1348 Charles, the king of Bohemia, gave to the established university privileges and immunities from the secular power in a Golden Bull and on 14 January 1349 he repeated that as the King of the Romans. Most Czech sources since the 19th century—encyclopedias, general histories, materials of the University itself—prefer to give 1348 as the year of the founding of the university, rather than 1347 or 1349. This was caused by an anticlerical shift in the 19th century, shared by both Czechs and Germans.
The university was opened in 1349. The university was sectioned into parts called nations: the Bohemian, Bavarian, Polish and Saxon. The Bohemian natio included Bohemians, Moravians, southern Slavs, and Hungarians; the Bavarian included Austrians, Swabians, natives of Franconia and of the Rhine provinces; the Polish included Silesians, Poles, Ruthenians; the Saxon included inhabitants of the Margravate of Meissen, Thuringia, Upper and Lower Saxony, Denmark, and Sweden. Ethnically Czech students made 16–20% of all students. Archbishop Arnošt of Pardubice took an active part in the foundation by obliging the clergy to contribute and became a chancellor of the university.
- Citizens of Czech Republic are eligible to apply.
- The Scholarship is open to candidates applying for the Bachelor’s or Master’s Programme in Computer Science, any study branch, at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University, the language of instruction English, for the academic years beginning 2018/2019, and who have not studied in the programme earlier. Candidates must meet the Entry Requirements for the corresponding programme.
- All applicants must have an adequate command of English in order to enrol in an English-taught programme at Charles University.
- Curriculum vitae.
- Motivation letter.
- List of publications (if applicable).
- Transcript(s) of records.
- Application for the CSTFS (no prescribed form).
- Two letters of recommendation from academic supervisors or employer.
The scholarship includes direct coverage of tuition fees for academic years 2018/19, 2019/20, 2020/21 in the case of Bachelor’s students, and 2019/20 and 2020/21 in the case of Master’s students, which amounts to 84 000 CZK (around 3 240 EUR) per academic year for students from the EU, and 140 000 CZK (around 5 400 EUR) per academic year for students outside the EU.
How to Apply:
To apply for the CSTFS, students must apply for the Bachelor’s or Master’s Programme in Computer Science, using the Student Information System of Charles University.
Or, all of the documents, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 31, 2018