IEF students follow an extended form of the UPCES academic calendar - see note below.

The Fall Semester typically runs from early September through mid-December (up until the week before the holidays, i.e., as late as 22 December). The Spring Semester typically runs from early February through late-May (i.e., as late as 30 May). Please consult the academic calendar for the actual dates of each upcoming semester.

Spring 2019 Academic Calendar



Student Arrival in Prague

Sunday and Monday, 3 – 4  February

UPCES Orientation

Tuesday – Friday,  5 – 8 February

Intensive Czech Classes

Monday – Thursday, 11 – 14 February

CEE Introductory Lecture Series and Prague Tours

UPCES Opening Reception

Thursday, 14 February

Český Krumlov Day Trip

Friday, 15 February

Classes Begin UPCES /IEF

Monday, 18 February

Litoměřice Day Trip

Friday, 15 March

Midterm Exams Period

Monday – Thursday, 25 March – 4 April

Trip to Krakow, Poland

Thursday – Sunday, 11 – 14 April

Semester Break 

Monday – Friday, 22 – 26 April

Kutná Hora Day Trip

Friday, 3 May

Last Day of Classes and Evaluations Week

Monday –Thursday, 6 – 9 May

Final Exams UPCES

Monday – Thursday, 13 – 16 May

Farewell Reception

Friday, 17 May

Final Exams IEF (dates subject to change)

Monday – Thursday, 20 – 23 May

                              Dates subject to change



Interested in an upcoming semester?

See the Fall  2019 Academic Calendar

Please note: There could be a slight difference between the IEF calendar and the UPCES calendar. With IEF, your courses at the Institute of Economic Studies of Charles University may start one week later or sooner than your UPCES Humanities and Czech Language courses. Further, your final exam period at the Institute of Economic Studies may be extended beyond the UPCES final exam period by up to one week. Exam dates for your courses at IES might be negotiated to an earlier date. Contact IEF staff for more details.