Prague, Czech Republic

Understanding Europe in an Age of Uncertainty

when 8 April 2018 - 19 April 2018
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 8 EC
fee EUR 860

The objective of the “Spring University Prague 2018: Understanding Europe in an Age of Uncertainty” (offered by the reputable Charles University) is to provide students with a broad understanding of the most significant political and social issues in contemporary Europe.
We will, together, analyse and discuss the current development of Europe in an inspiring environment made up of students coming from countries all over the world.
The course provides an interdisciplinary approach and combines multiple learning methods, such as lectures, workshops, round-table discussions, field work, group-work and student presentations.
Moreover, there will be numerous free-time activities that will provide participants with a chance to enjoy the wide range of attractions that Prague has to offer.

Course leader

Charles University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute of International Studies (Prague, Czech Republic).
Charles University (founded in 1348) is the oldest and largest university in the country, one of the best universities in Central Europe.

Target group

The programme is intended for students who are currently enrolled in a college or university or have recently graduated. Advanced bachelorʼs programme students and masterʼs programme students of social sciences and humanities have the best chances to be admitted.

Course aim

- to provide students with a broad understanding of the most significant recent political and social issues in Europe
- to analyse the current challenges and risks for the future of European development

Credits info

8 EC
Students will receive 8 ECTS credits for their active participation in the programme (including the final group presentations). They will be expected to prepare for the workshops (by reading the required materials in advance) and to write a seminar paper (15 - 20 pages) after the spring school finishes.
In addition to official transcripts (with 8 ECTS credits and a grade), students will get official certificates on the last day of the course for their active participation. This official certificate (which does not have any grade or number of credits stated on it) may be sufficient for some students – if this is the case, you can choose not to write a seminar paper.

Fee info

EUR 860: The programme fee of 860 EUR is the total price and it includes:
- Tuition (all lectures, workshops, discussions, excursions etc. as mentioned on our website)
- Cultural and social events (as mentioned on our website)
- Reading materials (an on-line version will be at your disposal after enrolling)
- Accommodation in the dormitory
- 2 meals per day (breakfast and lunch)
- advice and help of our team during whole your stay in Prague


Please note that we cannot provide students of such a short time programmes with a scholarship. We support our students by looking for funding opportunities available through their university or non-governmental organizations.