Study Abroad

Study abroad is the best way of widening both your educational and your cultural horizons. This unique experience will help you gain transferrable skills, open up a lot of surprising new opportunities and, last but not least, be a major plus in your CV.

The Second Faculty offers students a wide range of opportunities to study, do research, undergo practical training, or serve in humanitarian missions abroad. Students usually study abroad from their third year of study. If they plan to spend a semester or academic year abroad, they will follow an individual study programme.

You can see a list of options below. We will remind you regularly about the main deadlines and notice of new or special opportunities at our website. We recommend, however, that you also keep an eye on websites of other study abroad organisations and agencies.

For guidance and help with choosing an internship feel free to contact Stanislava Palowská at , tel. 224435810.

The Erasmus+ programme is financed by the EU and was created to support mutual relations and cooperation of universities within the EU space. The competition for Erasmus+ internships takes place in spring, in March.

Find more information about this programme in a separate presentation.
The Institutional Plan
A subsidy from the Faculty's part of the Institutional Plan (cz) for the support of the Second Faculty Students' international mobility for the years 2016–2018 may be used for internships or international scientific research activities or activities within approved projects and programmes at the Second Faculty of Medicine or whole Charles University.
Wakayama Medical University, Wakayama, Japan
A four-week practical internship at a Japanese medical university for two students in the fourth and fifth years at the Second Faculty. Students are chosen by competition in the spring period. Chosen students can obtaion a funding from the Second Faculty's Institutional Plan (cz).
IFMSA Internships
The International Federation of Medical Students Associations Czech Republic arranges a very attractive exchange programme of clinical and research internships abroad.

See a separate presentation.
The Mobility Fund
The Mobility Fund supports international study and scientific activities of both Czech and international students and teachers.

See a separate presentation.
École des Neurosciences Paris Ile-de-France
École des Neurosciences Paris Ile-de-France (ENP) offers PhD and pre-PhD programmes in Neurosciences, regardless of the students's original course. There are two annual deadlines for applications: 30 September and 30 March. More on the École des Neurosciences Paris Ile-de-France website, the form can be downloaded here and a brochure with basic information here.
The Human Frontier Science Program
The Human Frontier Science Programme supports interdisciplinary and innovative basic research focused on the complex mechanisms of living organisms. Both biologists and scientists from the fields of Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry and IT can participate. The programme offers research grants and internships.

More on the HFSP website.
The Ph.D. programme in Natural Sciences, Lussanne, Švýcarsko
A joint project of the Swiss Institute for Experimental Cancer Research (ISREC-EPFL), Lausanne University (Biochemistry Department) and the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research allows students to study key fields of modern biology. The programme is intended for Natural Science Master's study graduates. The study duration is conceived as being from four to five years, depending on the discipline. There are two annual deadlines for applications: 1 June and 1 December.

More on the International PhD Programmes – Lausanne – Switzerland website. The working language is English, or a combination of English and French.
Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes, Bonn

The Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes in Bonn offers funding opportunities in Germany for Czech students and PhD students upon proposal of a university lecturer.

More in Czech or on the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes website.

Dr. Peter Antes, Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes, Ahrstrasse 41, 53175 Bonn,
tel.: ++49/228/82096-336, fax: ++49/228/82096-303, .
Academic mobility

Charles University's researchers and lecturers may apply for short-term and long-term research, study and lecturing stays at universities abroad.

More in Czech and on the Charles University website.

The Fulbright program

The main work of the Fulbright Commission consists of administering fellowships and grants for study, research and teaching in the U.S. for Czech citizens and in the Czech Republic for U.S. citizens. Programme administration includes activities concerning both the selection process and assistance during a stay in the other country.

More in Czech or on the website.


Dr. Hana Rambousková
Fulbrightova komise
Táboritská 23
130 87 Praha 3
tel. 222 729 987, l. 22

The KMD Foundation
The Kristyna M. Driehaus Foundation within the Regina's Hope Medical Program supports research and clinical internships of Czech medical students in excellent hospitals in Chicago, USA.

More on the KMD Foundation website.
AKTION Czech Republic – Austria is a programme supporting bilateral cooperation in Education and Science in the tertiary sector. The AKTION programme was established in 1992 as a joint programme of the Czech and Austrian Ministries of Education.

More on the Aktion website.
The Network
The academic network associates more than 400 notable universities and scientific centres from 26 countries on five continents. Charles University and other academic institutions in the Czech Republic are able to utilise this non-profit network and insert, free of charge, offers of vacant academic positions in their faculties and departments.

The offer of academic positions covers the range of disciplines taught at Charles University: Medicine, Natural Sciences, Mathematics, Nanotechnology, Sociology, Philosophy, Law, Pedagogy and the Arts. Among the most prestigious universities in this network, we can mention e.g. Stanford, Yale, Alberta, Australian National University, Oxford, ETH Zürich and many others.

More on the website.
Bayerisches Hochschulzentrum für Mittel-, Ost- und Südosteuropa (BAYHOST)
The Bavarian University Centre for Middle, East and South-East Europe (BAYHOST/Bayerisches Hochschulzentrum für Mittel-, Ost- und Südosteuropa) is connected to the University of Regensburg. It was established by all the Bavarian universities. It counsels on questions regarding collaboration in research and education, supports academic mobility and the exchange of students and scientists among Bavarian universities and Central European, Eastern and Southeastern European universities. It offers opportunities for obtaining funding for research internships, for annual stipend internships, summer language courses for advanced students and PhD students, and for the support of multilateral academic projects.

More on the BAYHOST website.
Published: 13. 5. 2014 / Last update: 3. 10. 2017 / Responsible person: Mgr. Adam Zabloudil