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. 


Fall 2019 Academic Calendar



Students Arrive in Prague

Sunday –Monday, 8 - 9 September

UPCES Orientation

Tuesday - Friday, 10 - 13 September

Intensive Czech Classes

Monday - Thursday, 16 - 19 September

CEE Introductory Lecture Series and Prague Tours

Opening Reception

Thursday, 19 September

Day Trip – Český Krumlov

Friday, 20 September

Classes Begin

Monday, 23 September

Classes Start at the Institute of Economic Studies

Monday 30 September

Weekend Trip – Krakow, Poland

Thursday - Sunday, 17 - 20 October

Midterm Exams

Monday, 28 October - Thursday, 7 November

Day Trip – Litoměřice

Friday, 8 November

Day Trip – Karlovy Vary

Friday, 29 November

Last Week of Classes and Evaluation Week

Monday – Thursday, 2 - 5 December

Final Exams

Monday – Thursday, 9 -12 December

Farewell Reception for UPCES

Friday, 13 December

Final Exams for  courses at the Institute of Economic Studies

Monday –Friday, 16 – 20 December




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.