University of Hradec Králové, Philosophical Faculty


Discover the University of Hradec Králové


Meet the dynamic and youthful environment of the University of Hradec Králové – an institution founded in 1959 that has borne its present name since 2000. At present, the Alma Mater of more than 7300 students, the University of Hradec Králové provides high-quality tertiary education within a large scope of study fields that comprise Social Sciences, Humanities, Educational Studies, Natural Sciences, Economics and Information Technology Studies. A large number of applications submitted to the University every year demonstrates the high demand for the studies at the University, and it confirms its excellent name.

The University of Hradec Králové is a vibrant institution, and its constant development is reflected both in academic and construction activities: new faculties and institutes are being established, new study programmes are being accredited, and the construction of the University campus is in unremitting progress. The University campus is situated conveniently in the town centre within walking distance of the other university buildings, the Educational and Scientific Library, and the old town.


The University of Hradec Králové prepares qualified specialists that succeed on the local labour market as well as abroad. In 2010, the University received the Diploma Supplement Label, a certificate issued by the European Commission confirming that the University meets all standards of European tertiary education institutions. The document is given automatically to all graduates, and it guarantees worldwide recognition of the diploma from the University of Hradec Králové.

The university consists of four parts: Faculty of Education, Faculty of Informatics and Management, Philosophical Faculty and Faculty of Science.


university building

The Philosophical Faculty UHK offers BA, MA and PhD study programmes in Czech language in full-time and, in several study disciplines, a part-time form of study. It provides education in the fields of history, archaeology, archival science, political science (with specialization in the regions of Africa and Latin America in MA and PhD study programmes), sociology, philosophy and several interdisciplinary study fields (focused on informatics and multimedia in archival science and archaeology).

Students of the faculty can yield from the contacts with foreign universities and spend a segment of their studies abroad at one of the partner institutions all over the world. The Philosophical Faculty provides instruction in history and social sciences for the students of teaching study programmes at the Faculty of Education. Graduates of the faculty acquire first-rate knowledge in humanities and social sciences and find a broad range of job opportunities in public institutions, non-governmental organizations, commercial agencies, media, or in research and development.

The Philosophical Faculty offers also full-time MA and PhD study programmes in English, i.e. MA study programme Central European Studies and two PhD study programmes Latin American Studies and African Studies. Apart from these study programmes, it offers a Preparatory course of Czech language and specialized university training for international students.


The academic year is organized into 2 semesters. The winter semester usually starts the third week of September and ends in December; the summer semester begins in February and ends in July. The semester is always followed by a 6 week period of exams.

Our university has very well established Buddy System. The mission of ESN Buddy System HK is to help with the integration of Erasmus and other foreign students into the local environment.

Students of the University of Hradec Králové are provided with accommodation at the university dormitory Palachova.

VISA (Non-EU citizens): Foreign citizens who are subject to visa requirement are obliged to apply for a visa prior to their entry into the Czech Republic at the authorized Czech embassy. Visa is not required for EU citizens. It can take 2 months to get a visa, so don’t forget to apply on time!

A residence permit for the purpose of studying is mandatory for all foreign students staying here for more than 90 days. Non-EU countries: It is obligatory for students from non-EU countries to have a residence permit/visa before coming to the Czech Republic - it doesn’t matter how long they will study here. Students must apply for a temporary residence permit at the Czech embassy, consular or diplomatic mission at home or in the nearest country. The international offices at the respective faculties provide assistance for incoming foreign students.


  1. Because it offers free education at public universities! Education in the Czech Republic has a significant advantage - it can be free of charge, for those wishing to get a diploma from the University in Czech, i.e. for those who study in the Czech language.

  2. Because of the high quality of education. Today, diplomas from the Czech universities are highly rated around the world, along with English and American, and are recognized in every country of the European Union.

  3. Because of the ability to travel throughout the European Union. The Czech Republic is a member of the EU, and in 2007 joined the Schengen area, which allows students to move around without a visa to all countries of the Schengen agreement.

  4. Because of the prospect of a successful career! Foreign students after graduation can get a job in Czech or European public as well as in private institutions and companies equally as the Czech citizens.

  5. Because of the high quality of European life and low prices. Due to its political and economic openness, the Czech Republic today is one of the most developed countries of Central Europe. Living standard is comparable to Western Europe but prices of food, accommodation and goods are much lower.

  6. Fast adaptation of our students in the Czech environment. Nowadays the Czech Republic is a multicultural and open country where the majority of citizens can speak at least English.


Hradec Kralove

University of Hradec Králové – Philosophical Faculty
Náměstí Svobody 331
(building B)

50003 Hradec Kralove, Hradec Králové Region, Czech Republic

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