IEF Tuition

Spring 2020



Fall 2020


IEF program
not available
during this semester

Full Year 2019-2020


 IEF program
not available
during full year

*Tuition refunds will be judged on a case-by-case basis. 
For more details on expenses, view the UPCES Estimated Expenses Sheet

The UPCES Experience

  • Enrollment at Charles University, Faculty of Humanities
  • 5 courses for a total of 16 academic credits
  • 2-week UPCES Orientation Session
  • Four Program Trips
    • Weekend Trip to Krakow, Poland
    • Day Trip to Litoměřice, Czech Republic
    • Day Trip to Karlovy Vary or Kutna Hora, Czech Republic
    • Day Trip to Český Krumlov, Czech Republic
  • Prague Transport Pass
  • Assistance obtaining a Czech cell phone and SIM card
  • Airport reception and taxi service to hotel
  • Four nights at hotel upon arrival in Prague
  • Cultural activities throughout the semester
  • Course packs and Czech language guides
  • Charles University ID card, 24-hour building access pass, and personal computer account
  • Full 24-hour UPCES staff support including access to our emergency response system, Safey
  • Welcome and Farewell Receptions
  • Transcript assistance
  • Internship opportunities
  • Comprehensive pre-departure advising
  • Guides for living and traveling
  • Basic Czech health Insurance required for the visa application (not intended to replace a student’s health insurance with family and/or university)
  • Counseling services provided by The City Practice

UPCES Tuition does not include:

  • Housing in Prague. UPCES students stay in apartments with other students and pay rent independently. Housing costs vary among options, but the average is $2,800 per student for a full semester (single occupancy). Please see the Housing page for more information.
  • Airfare to and from Prague.


Fall Semester typically runs from early September through mid-December. The Spring Semester typically runs from early February through mid-May, with a one-week semester break. Please check our Academic Calendar for the actual dates of each upcoming semester. UPCES will send a tuition invoice approximately 3 months before the start of the semester. All tuition payments will be made to the CERGE-EI Foundation in New Jersey at this address:

CERGE-EI Foundation
PO Box 780350
Philadelphia, PA 19178

Tuition can be paid individually or arranged with each university in accordance with their payment standards. Please contact the UPCES Office for more information. Tuition fees are set yearly by the CERGE-EI Executive and Supervisory Committee.