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Study Politics!

  • Politicians redistribute approximately 40% of all the economic output of developed democratic countries. How are these means handled?

  • Authoritarian and totalitarian regimes seem to be on the rise. Will we still live in democratic states in the next quarter of a century?

  • Global problems are limitless; they concern each one of us, right here and right now. Is it possible to solve them? How?

  • Upon the centuries of wars, Europe seems to be united nowadays. However, for how long? Will we experience new borders dividing Europe?

  • At least according to the media, the world is a dangerous place to live. Is a new Cold War looming? What serious threat does terrorism represent for us?

Politics shifts the world; therefore, it should be studied and understood.

High-quality and widely applicable education at Charles University | the FSV | the IPS

  • Based on international rankings, Charles University is placed among the best universities in Central and Eastern Europe.

  • Study centres on the enhancement of analytical capabilities of students and their skills in independent work with information.

  • Almost every student, when interested, spends part of his/her studies at a university abroad.

  • University programmes are demanding and the diploma from us is a certificate of student capabilities and dedication.

Charles University | the FSV | Institute of Political Studies is the best place for those intending to study politics in the Czech Republic and Central and Eastern Europe.

Great students = Great alumni

The quality of an educational institution depends not only on the school itself, but also - and primarily- on its students.

  • Studies at the FSV as well as the IPS are prestigious. Your would-be classmates will be extraordinarily intelligent and educated people.

  • Motivated and inspiring classmates create a motivating and inspiring environment.

  • The IPS as well as the entire Faculty are genuinely international – and students themselves are international as well.

  • A student’s self-government Political Science Club regularly holds scholarly as well as social events.

  • In the course of their studies, the students build a network of contacts of their prospective employers – via our alumni or the programme of work placement.

  • The IPS prepares its students not only for a job, but for a great job which they will excel in.

Our alumni successfully hold interesting and prestigious positions in a wide range of areas of a political, social, and economic life. Our students are excellent and, therefore, our alumni are excellent and successful as well.

Important dates


  • Open day: 11. 12. 2015 (Master) and 19. 1. 2016 (Bachelor study programmes)

  • Applications open: November 2015

  • Applications for Czech Bachelor and Master study programmes: February 2016

  • Applications for Master study programmes in English: April 2016

  • Applications for Doctoral programmes: April 2016

  • Admission proceedings: June 2016

  • Outcomes of admission proceedings: July 2016


Institute of Political Studies

U Kříže 8

158 00 Praha 5

Faculty of Social Sciences

Smetanovo nábřeží 6

110 01 Praha 1

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