Study Information

Online Application/Deadlines

Online nominations and applications of the Exchange students must reach our faculty by:

Winter semester (or the whole AY)

May 15 (application visa students)

May 31 (application non-visa students)

Summer semester

October 15 (nomination, application visa students)

October 31 (application non-visa students)


Application Procedure at the Faculty of Arts UP:

  • For Erasmus+ student nominations and applications, please follow the Palacký University Mobility Office website here.
  • Concerning nominations and applications of students coming in the framework of bilateral cooperation between universities please follow the Palacký University Mobility Office website here.
  • For information on nominations and applications for students involved in other exchange programmes such as CEEPUS, bilateral cooperation between faculties, AKTION, DAAD, internships etc., please contact Mrs Simona Černá The information is also on this website.

Application procedure at the Faculty of Arts


Students have to be nominated by programme coordinators/partner universities/Czech National Agency for International Education and Research etc.


After being nominated students are asked to register online in the Palacký University information system STAG. Students can register here. After filling in the online registration form, applicants receive an automatic message as a confirmation of their registration.


Exchange students do not pay a tuition fee and are eligible for the accommodation at dormitories. The interest of the accommodation is included in the online registration form.

Learning Agreement

Each incoming student must submit a learning agreement. The agreement is included in the online registration form, section Courses. The application is not considered complete if the section Courses is not filled out.

This does not apply to students coming for a traineeship mobility!

Courses offered to exchange students are listed here.

Academic Calendar

Academic year

The academic year is divided into two semesters. Each semester is 13 weeks long. Winter semester starts in late September; in the last week before Christmas there are no classes because it is a “credit week”, which is one week of mostly written tests which are either a completion of the courses themselves or a prerequisite of registering for an oral exam in the exam period. The exam period goes on through January until mid-February. The summer semester runs from mid-February to mid-May. The last week is again a credit week, with the exam period lasting until the end of June.

The academic years start on September 1 and end on August 31. The winter semester classes end before Christmas. Exams are scheduled throughout January. The summer semester begins in the middle of February and classes end in the middle of May with exams continuing until the end of June.

Academic calendar 2024/25

Semester 1

Arrival at the dormitories  September 14 - 15, 2024
Orientation week Semester 1
(Exchange Students)
September 16 - 20, 2024
Beginning of classes September 23, 2024
End of classes December 20, 2024
Examination period beginning* January 2, 2024
Examination period end


February 7, 2025

Semester 2

Arrival at the dormitories  February 1-2, 2025
Orientation week Semester 2
(for Exchange students)
February 3-7, 2025
Beginning of classes February 10, 2025
End of classes May 9, 2025
Examination period beginning  May 12, 2025
Examination period end June 30, 2025

The academic calendar for the following academic year is usually published in April.

Courses Information

Many different programmes can be studied at the faculty, e.g. Languages and literature (English, Spanish, French, German, Dutch, Russian, Chinese, Korean, Polish Philology), Arts (History of Art, Musicology, Theatre and Film Studies, Media Studies), Humanities (History, Philosophy) and Social Sciences (Journalism, Psychology, Sociology, Andragogy, Cultural Anthropology, Politics and European Studies).

The language of instructions is Czech, but courses in English or other foreign languages are offered to exchange students.

1. Courses designed for exchange students:

  • CJV/ECEX - English Communication for Exchange Students
  • CJV/GCEX - German Communication for Exchange Students
  • KAA/ERAS - Czech Culture and History
  • KPE/BCEU - Central Europe and the European Union (first semester only)
  • KBH/CJPC 1 and 2 - Czech for Foreigners courses are offered by the Department of Czech StudiesThe Czech for Foreigners course is also available for beginners. Students who study Czech already (i.e. other than beginners) are asked to sit for a placement test. The course last for one semester and is worth 4 ECTS credits. Taking an exam is optional and is not recommended to beginners. Students register for KBH/CJPZ1 or KBH/CJPZ2 to sit for such exam (1 ECTS credit).

2. A list of courses intended for exchange students

the list of courses offered for exchange students in 2024/2025 

3. Faculty of Arts courses

Theoretically, an applicant can choose any course from the faculty‘s offer. However, they should always respect the study programme they are enrolled in and the language in which a course is taught (mostly in Czech). Information about courses and their syllabi can be found here.

Click on Courses and enter both the department and the course abbreviation. If the course information is not sufficient, please contact the teacher of such course (contact details of the teacher should be provided). (without log in) → STAG → Browse IS/STAG → Courses


Course requirements

  • The standard number of credits per semester is 30 ECTS. In case a student does not need the full number of credits, the minimum number of credits at the faculty is 20 ECTS per semester. In justified cases students can apply for an approval of a learning agreement with a lower number of credits.
  • Students must choose most of the courses at the Faculty of ArtsAt the same time, students must enroll in at least half of their courses at the department where they would study. This condition should be observed provided that such department offers enough courses in English/foreign language.
  • Exchange students must register for their courses in the information system STAG.
  • Students may register for courses at another faculty (one to three courses maximum).

English Language Requirements

Unless otherwise agreed, we require B2 competence in the respective language (as defined by the Common European Framework of Reference).

Students interested in enrolling in courses offered by the Department of English and American Studies must submit an official international certificate of language proficiency corresponding to the minimum level of CEFR B2 (e.g. TOEFL, Cambridge, Duolingo; any other official certificates to be approved by department coordinator). The required certificate must be uploaded to the online application in IS STAG by the application deadline!

UP Portal and IS STAG

UP Portal

Students can access information not only about their studies through the portal.

Information available on the portal:

  • staff and student directory
  • complete information about studies
  • canteen meals/meal orders
  • access to the university email account
  • computer technology centre information (network connection, etc.)
  • location of the university buildings



UP information system STAG is used to administer the study at different levels throughout the entire mobility/study.

The main use of STAG for students:

  • registration for courses, preparation of the course timetable
  • data browsing (timetable, information about courses and study programmes, study results, teachers, departments)

Exchange students must register for their courses in STAG. Registration for courses is possible under the following conditions:

1. the student is already officially admitted/has been assigned a student personal number

2. the enrolment period is open


Instructions on when and how to enrol for courses are sent to the exchange students’s email boxes upon acceptance to study with the STAG assignment of a personal number. Course registration instructions are sent by the Faculty Incoming Students Coordinator well in advance of course registration.


What grading system is used at UP?

All the results are recorded in information system STAG. It is teachers′s responsibility. Transcripts of records are generated by the information system Stag. The following marks may appear in the transcripts.

The grade is given as matter of course (A - F). The local grades are A - F. No other grades

What are my login details for the portal?

The login name/Portal ID is generated in STAG after the applicant's official enrollment at the university. A password must be changed by the student.

For password setting start here. The instructions on this page are are in Czech, please choose English if you need, see the picture below.

In the box at the end of the text enter the email address you provided in the online registration form and click Send. You will receive an email with a temporary link to find out your portal username and set your password. Since the link is temporary, be sure to note your Portal ID first.Your login name is usually a combination of the first 4 letters of your last name (surname) + the first 2 letters of your first (given) name + a two-digit number.

If you are still unable to log into the portal, please contact our colleagues from the Welcome Office, .

What should I do if I forgot my portal password?

The procedure is the same as for the password setting, see above.

How to start the Palacký University email box?

To start using the university email box, please check the instructions here:

Your email address is visible in the portal after you log in (click on your name in the right upper corner).

How do I get an identification card?

Information on how to apply for an ID card can be found here.

Do I need an ISIC or is the Palacký University identification card sufficient?

If you do not have an ISIC card yet, we recommend applying for an ISIC. With the ISIC card you can take advantage of various student discounts outside the university.

If you already have an ISIC, apply for a standard Palacký University card, which is completely sufficient for getting around the university.

What does R in the transcript mean?

R means that the student successfully completed the course. Students are not graded, they only receive credit for completing the course. However, it is important for exchange students to know what grade they would receive. Therefore, lecturers provide the grade R with the number of points which equals the number of percent received.

How it is with the course completion?

Some courses may be completed through good attendance and the fulfilment of continuous tasks throughout the semester or by submitting a semestral project or paper, without the need for another exam. However, completion of the majority of courses requires first the acquisition of a “credit” and then passing an exam.

The “credit” is usually a written test. It may consist of an essay, but mostly it is a classic test with open- or closed-ended questions. Credit tests are mostly held in the last week of the semester. By acquiring the “credit” you either complete the entire course or qualify for an exam.

Exams are held in the exam period. They may be written, but are very often oral. Prior to the exam, students receive relevant topics or questions and need to revise the contents of the course in the semester. At the oral exam you discuss the selected topic with the instructor; the test can take anywhere from 15 minutes to 1 hour or more, again depending on the discipline, instructor, and logically on how you are performing in the exam. If you fail your “credit” or exam, you can do up to two retakes. Note that many courses are concluded only with a credit or “kolokvium” (oral assessment through discussion), i.e. only the pass/fail evaluation, without a grade (A, B, C, D, E, F).

When do I get my Transcript of Records?

You will receive the Transcript of Records within 4 - 5 weeks days of your departure, after completion of all your courses and after recording of your results in the IS STAG by your teachers. The transcript will be uploaded in the IS STAG - ECTS arrivals, Incoming Study Visit section.

How do I get my password if I forgot it? Internet connection problems / Trouble logging in

If you have problems with the connection, try asking Czech colleagues for help or consult the faculty/dormitory network administrator. Accurate and updated contact details of the administrator are available at the UP Portal, section: Helpdesk.

If you forgot your password or if you have problem logging in UP Portal, use this CVT (IT service of UP) help-line at

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