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Before arrival (incoming exchanges)

The Department of International Relations will send to students an informative e-mail regarding their study stay 2 weeks before the Enrollment/Administrative day. Please remember that Enrollment day is mandatory and might be excused only exceptionally.  


Confirmation of Acceptance

A Letter of Acceptance will be sent to the International Relations Office at your university upon request.

If you decide not to accept your place for any reason, please inform the UCT Prague Department of International Relations as soon as possible.


 Medical assessment

Work in the laboratories involves direct contact with chemicals that might endanger the health of the student as well as put into danger the health of other persons. For this reason, the Medical assessment of fitness to study at UCT Prague is requested. 

Students taking a project A, B or C and trainees have to submit the confirmed form together with their application. This does not apply to students coming just for courses.


Confirmation of Accommodation

If you have applied for a room in the UCT Residence Halls, you will be informed via emmail about the status of your application approximately 2-4 weeks before your arrival.


Notice of Arrival

The UCT Prague Department of International Relations asks you to confirm the exact date of your arrival, especially if it is after the Enrollment day of the respective semester.

  • Note: We reserve the right not to register you for studies if you arrive more than 14 days after the official beginning of the semester.


Travel Insurance

International students need to have health and accident insurance which is valid in the Czech Republic. 

EU Countries

If you are from an EU country, you can use your EHIC (European Health Insurance Card). This entitles you to have a free emergency healthcare here in Prague.

We advise you to ask your health insurance company which medical care is covered by your insurance and if it is necessary to take out an additional policy in case of injury, serious illness, etc.

Non-EU Countries

Students from non-EU countries will submit proof of health/travel medical insurance as a part of their visa application to the respective Czech Embassy/Consulate.


Visa (Non-EU Students)

Non-EU students will have to apply for a student visa.

Applications must be submitted to the Czech Embassy or Consulate in the respective country (it is not possible to apply for the visa in the Czech Republic).

More information available here.


Contact your Supervisor

If you have been accepted for project work under the supervision of one of UCT professors, you are expected to get in touch with them before you arrive. You will inform him/her about your arrival and arrange your first meeting.  For more information please visit the Course Catalogue section.


 Learn about Erasmus Student Network club

ESN UCT Prague is a student club that is run by students studying at UCT Prague. Its main purpose is to take care of international students who come to study at UCT Prague. Check their webpage for more information, including useful tips what you should do before arrival and also about the student life in the Czech Republic:


Buddy Request

You might be interested in having a "buddy" (i.e. student volunteer acting as a contact person). Buddies can help you get settled in your new hometown and can assist you in a number of different situations; for example, s/he can pick you up at the airport, accompany you to your residence, show you around the city, and more.

The Buddy Program is very popular among our international students, so please do not hesitate to apply for your "buddy"  at least three weeks prior to your arrival.


Medical History

We recommend you to prefill the Medical History form before your arrival in the Czech Republic and have it with you in case you will need to visit the UCT Prague doctor during your study stay at the UCT Prague.


Student's guide

We reccomed to check the guides below as you fnd there many useful tips and information for your upcoming stud stay here in Prague. 

⇓ download the student's guide

⇓ download the Housing and canteens guide

⇓ download Arrival guide


 Learn about the Czech Republic

Prague is going to be your new home for some time. Here are useful links to information booklets, videos and figures.

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Download their booklet here.

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Honest guide is a YouTube channel that will make your stay in the Czech Republic easier.

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Updated: 24.8.2022 12:52, Author: Adéla Habartová

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