Fall 2024


Spring 2025


Full Academic Year (2024/2025)


Tuition is paid in two instalments: a $500 deposit due shortly after the application deadline, and the remainder of the tuition due two months prior to the start of the semester. Tuition deposits and fees are generally non-refundable, except in extenuating circumstances, to be determined by the program director on a case-by-case basis.  

For more details on
 Fall 2024 Semester expenses view 

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 or Pilsen, 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 SIM card
  • Airport reception and taxi service to apartment
  • 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
  • Comprehensive pre-departure advising
  • Guides for living and traveling
  • Comprehensive 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. 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 York at this address:

CERGE-EI Foundation
26 Broadway 8th Fl
New York, NY 10004

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.