Charles University, Czech Republic Housing

Here are some general rules, tips and expectations to help you become accustomed to your new home!

  • You will be living in the off-campus dorms of Charles University. The dorms are a 10-minute walk from the Prague Castle and a 30-minute walk from the university.
  • Students who would like to request a friend as a roommate should contact their Program Coordinator as early as possible so that they can communicate your request to the university. Requests made too late cannot be guaranteed.
  • You will be living in a shared suite-style dorm. Each room will house one-two students, and 3-4 rooms in each suite, with a shared bathroom and kitchen area. The kitchen is very basic, with a hot plate, sink, and small refrigerator. Most students eat out in Prague because food is very inexpensive, however, breakfast is provided to you on weekdays from 7-10 am.
  • Your exact room will not be given to you until you arrive, but you will be living at:
    Komenského kolej Parlerova 6, Prague 6
  • Dining: For lunch and dinner you may take advantage of the student cafeterias located at the University or in the dormitory area. Hot meals usually include soup, main dish and a drink.
  • Pack a towel, as this is not provided as part of the linen service in the student residence. You may also want to bring a pair of flip-flops for the shower/bathroom.
  • If you are taking any medications (regularly), please bring a 3-month supply. The brand may NOT be available in the Czech Republic.


  • Each dormitory building has TV rooms and a gym/fitness center. Quilts, pillows and bed linens are provided for each student.


Every housing placement is different with different pros and cons. Your accommodations will be different than what you’ve come to expect in your home country. In general, be prepared for a relatively small living space in an older building with very basic amenities. Now is the time to open your mind and get ready to experience something different; this attitude is in the spirit of your decision to study abroad. Please remember that when you are abroad, you will be representing your home institution and your home country; behave appropriately.

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Helpful tips for living with other people:

  • Respect your flatmates and the other people who live in the building.
  • Remember that you are not in your own home. Respect the property.
  • Talk to your roommates if they do something that bothers you. Talking it through is the easiest way to solve a small problem before it gets bigger.
  • Talk to the staff if a problem arises and you cannot work it out with your roommates.