We are pleased that you have chosen the Second Faculty of Medicine to spend your Erasmus+ internship.
A Guide for Incoming Erasmus+ Students
This guide is designed to deal with relevant issues for all incoming students and to eliminate every obstacle on your way to the Second Faculty. It provides you with faculty-specific tips and links to information that varies every academic year.
ESN Charles University Prague (ESN CU Prague) represents a tradition of student associations from several faculties of the Charles University in Prague going back to as far as 2001. ESN is a student club which organises various social, cultural and sport events or trips for both international and Czech students, and generally helps international students to handle their stay in Prague.
For further information, please use email below or visit the website.
You can gain a friend and guide, a ‘buddy’, for the period of your study in Prague, who will help you with your first steps at the faculty and daily tasks. Just ask the Erasmus+ officer, and your buddy, a student of the Second Faculty, will contact you.
Or you can connect to other faculty students via Facebook.
The Charles University European Office organises accommodation for incoming students.
Accommodation is provided in Charles University Halls of Residence. Students are housed in double-occupancy rooms. Single rooms are not available. The unit system consists of twin rooms sharing bathroom facilities. A small kitchenette is usually located at the end of each hall. Bedding and bed linen are provided; towels and kitchen utensils are not.
The allocation of rooms is the responsibility of the management of the residence hall – if you wish to share a room with a colleague (schoolmate) of yours, please request this at the Accommodation Office (Reception) on your arrival.
Accommodation will be provided for the period corresponding to your study stay at Charles University. It is always available starting approximately one week before the beginning of the semester/study period – orientation week included (see Academic Calendar, appropriate faculty websites or contact your faculty or department coordinator at Charles University directly in case of any doubt about your study schedule), and students need not make any special request to move in during this week.
We recommend you to accommodate in halls of residence till 29th September! After this date no rooms can be guaranteed for you.
The costs of accommodation will be available from the University Office.
Please be sure to always confirm the above-mentioned conditions on the Charles University web page or at the European Office as they can change!
As to the location, you have three main options in Prague:
- Student dormitory Hostivař
- Dormitories near to the campus of the 2nd Faculty of Medicine (Kajetánka, Hvězda)
- Private accommodation
Most students use the accommodation in the Student Dormitory in Hostivař. The main advantage is that you are there with all Erasmus students from all over the Europe, so the social life is thriving. The equipment of this dormitory is also considered to be of higher standard. On the other side, this facility located rather far from University Hospital Motol, main teaching base of the Faculty. You must bargain for more than an hour when travelling through Prague from Hostivař to Motol. Tram number 22 offers the most convenient connection – from station Hostivař to station Vypich (63 minutes, there you have to change for bus No 174 or 180 to the station Nemocnice Motol, 10 minutes).
Staying at dormitory Kajetánka or Hvězda could be a more convenient choice, both these dormitories are located only a few bus stations from Motol hospital (bus No 174 or 180 to the station Nemocnice Motol, 15 minutes), but you must be aware, that you will meet only few foreign students there. If you desire to have more contacts with Czech students from our Faculty, you should register at one of these places.
Private accommodation depends on your own arrangement, but useful tips could be found in the Erasmus brochure and at web page of our Faculty and Charles University.
Please, choose your accommodation carefully, using the above information and let us know your decision in time!
The first person to be informed is Mrs. Dvořáková at European Office (), who takes care of the incoming students.
You can ask staff of the Erasmus office of the 2nd Faculty of Medicine, as well.
Legend to the map below: Motol Hospital = marked by ellipse, Kajetánka, Hvězda = marked by X, Hostivař = mark ‘B’