FSV UK has one of the highest international mobility participation rates of all the faculties of Charles University. Each year we welcome around 500 exchange students from all over the world.
The international mobility at the FSV UK is mainly based on the European Higher Education Area which is coordinated by the Bologna Process. Its most visible demonstration is the ERASMUS+ Programme. In 2014, 329 students traveled to partner universities abroad and 563 international students came to study at FSV UK within the framework of the ERASMUS+ Programme. Compared to the preceding years, the numbers of exchange students are continually rising.
In addition to the ERASMUS+ Programme, FSV UK participates in other smaller international student exchange programmes, such as ERASMUS MUNDUS, CEEPUS or AKTION.
See detailed statistics for international mobility participation rates.
FSV UK is also intensively developing international cooperation beyond the framework of the European programmes. This includes the maintenance of or entering into new cooperation with partner universities in North America, Asia and the Middle East. The Faculty is also part of a long-term cooperation with Austrian and German universities beyond the framework of the ERASMUS+ Programme. This includes international study and academic exchange programmes or lecture exchange programmes, the principal partner universities being Konstanz, Regensburg, Düsseldorf, Vienna (Institut für Geschichte) and Humboldt University in Berlin.
The forms of international cooperation in the last few years are becoming more diversified due to the increasing number of international student exchange programmes, research projects and international conferences. Throughout the academic year FSV UK is organising in cooperation with its partners several guest lectures, seminars, workshops and conferences in English, which enables international students to get involved.
We invite international students to apply for its English language Bachelor’s, Master’s and Ph.D. degree programmes in international area studies, economics, political science, sociology and social policy, too. As of 2014, more than 200 international students were admitted to our Faculty.
Currently, the International Office has announced a call for applications in ERASMUS+ Practical Placements for students of the partner universities. The details and deadlines of the call can be found here.