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Palacký University Olomouc

Palacký University Olomouc is one of the most important Central European centres of education and research. In 2020, more than 21,000 students studied in accredited study programmes, exchange programmes and lifelong learning programmes at eight faculties. It is one of the very top Czech universities, and ranks among the best universities in the world, according to international rankings.

History

Palacký University Olomouc is the oldest university in Moravia and the second oldest in the Czech Republic. Its history goes back to 1573. The development of Olomouc's university throughout four centuries has reflected the milestones in European and Czech history.  

Education

In 2020, 21,824 students studied in 840 accredited study programmes at eight faculties that offer 840 Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral study programmes. Applicants may choose from a broad variety of programmes, ranging from theology, education, physical culture and sports, through humanities, social sciences and arts, to natural, medical, and health sciences. The credit system at UP is fully compatible with ECTS – The European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System. The prestigious status of the university in Olomouc is confirmed each year by the vast numbers of young applicants, as well as mature students such as seniors and other interested persons.

Research

The doctoral study programmes are organized by the Olomouc University Social Health Institute (OUSHI) and the Faculty of Theology. Some of the research areas are as follows: qualitative research in the field of health, certified DIPEx methodology, cultural psychology and ethnic minority research, spirituality, public health, health and personality, Church history and applied ethics, Christian philosophy and others.

OUSHI is currently a partner in a Horizon 2020 project called SHAPES, researching age friendliness and the use of technology to improve the life of senior citizens.

Career

The aim of the social and spiritual determinants of the health programme is to prepare graduates for independent research in selected specializations with the use of the bio-psycho-socio-spiritual model of health, who should be able to critically examine, develop and place the information into the current and international specialized context. Prospective employers include academia, public health organizations, governmental bodies, NGOs.  

Students of the theology programmes will find employment in academic, research, administrative or pastoral positions within the entire Catholic Church.  

Palacký University Olomouc Scholarships

Below you will find scholarships related to Palacký University Olomouc. Distinction can be made between scholarships provided by the University and those provided by independent providers.

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Grant
Various benefits
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Summer courses of Lectures for Institutes of Languages from the University
Merit-based

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OeAD, Austria's Agency for Education and Internationalisation
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Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
CEEPUS (Central European Exchange Program for University Studies)
Merit-based Need-based

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OeAD, Austria's Agency for Education and Internationalisation
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Independent provider
Grant
9000 CZK
Deadline
Not specified
Scholarship Awards Under Bilateral International Agreements
Merit-based Need-based

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Government of the Czech Republic
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Independent provider
Grant
3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
ACES Scholarships
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ACES Education Fund
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Grant
2400 EUR
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
Literary Residency Program
Merit-based Need-based

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International Visegrad Fund
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Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
ServiceScape Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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ServiceScape
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Independent provider
Grant
300 EUR
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
CEEPUS (Central European Exchange Program for University Studies)
Merit-based

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OeAD, Austria's Agency for Education and Internationalisation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
14 Oct 2024
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Merit-based Need-based

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U.S. government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
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Erasmus+ - Grants for study mobility
Merit-based

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OeAD, Austria's Agency for Education and Internationalisation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
5000 USD
Deadline
25 Aug 2024
Women Scholarship for International Students
Merit-based

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educations.com
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
90000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
World Universities Ramsay Postgraduate Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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The Ramsay Centre
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
31 Dec 2025
Scholarship for students with disabilities
Need-based

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Anonymous Hope Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
12000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Merit-based Need-based

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The Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
Not specified
AAPG Foundation Grants-in-Aid
Merit-based Need-based

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American Association of Petroleum Geologists Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
31 Oct 2024
$1,500 Annual Video Contest Scholarship
Merit-based

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IvyPanda
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Anytime
Summer courses of Lectures for Institutes of Languages from the University
Merit-based

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OeAD, Austria's Agency for Education and Internationalisation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
CEEPUS (Central European Exchange Program for University Studies)
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

OeAD, Austria's Agency for Education and Internationalisation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
9000 CZK
Deadline
Not specified
Scholarship Awards Under Bilateral International Agreements
Merit-based Need-based

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Government of the Czech Republic
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
ACES Scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

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ACES Education Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
2400 EUR
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
Literary Residency Program
Merit-based Need-based

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International Visegrad Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
ServiceScape Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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ServiceScape
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
300 EUR
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
CEEPUS (Central European Exchange Program for University Studies)
Merit-based

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OeAD, Austria's Agency for Education and Internationalisation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
14 Oct 2024
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Merit-based Need-based

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U.S. government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Not specified
Erasmus+ - Grants for study mobility
Merit-based

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OeAD, Austria's Agency for Education and Internationalisation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
5000 USD
Deadline
25 Aug 2024
Women Scholarship for International Students
Merit-based

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educations.com
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
90000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
World Universities Ramsay Postgraduate Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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The Ramsay Centre
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
31 Dec 2025
Scholarship for students with disabilities
Need-based

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Anonymous Hope Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
12000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Merit-based Need-based

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The Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
Not specified
AAPG Foundation Grants-in-Aid
Merit-based Need-based

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American Association of Petroleum Geologists Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
31 Oct 2024
$1,500 Annual Video Contest Scholarship
Merit-based

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IvyPanda
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Anytime
Summer courses of Lectures for Institutes of Languages from the University
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

OeAD, Austria's Agency for Education and Internationalisation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
CEEPUS (Central European Exchange Program for University Studies)
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

OeAD, Austria's Agency for Education and Internationalisation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
9000 CZK
Deadline
Not specified
Scholarship Awards Under Bilateral International Agreements
Merit-based Need-based

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Government of the Czech Republic
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
ACES Scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

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ACES Education Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
2400 EUR
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
Literary Residency Program
Merit-based Need-based

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International Visegrad Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
ServiceScape Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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ServiceScape
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
300 EUR
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
CEEPUS (Central European Exchange Program for University Studies)
Merit-based

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OeAD, Austria's Agency for Education and Internationalisation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
14 Oct 2024
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Merit-based Need-based

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U.S. government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Not specified
Erasmus+ - Grants for study mobility
Merit-based

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OeAD, Austria's Agency for Education and Internationalisation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
5000 USD
Deadline
25 Aug 2024
Women Scholarship for International Students
Merit-based

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educations.com
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
90000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
World Universities Ramsay Postgraduate Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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The Ramsay Centre
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
31 Dec 2025
Scholarship for students with disabilities
Need-based

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Anonymous Hope Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
12000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Merit-based Need-based

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The Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
Not specified
AAPG Foundation Grants-in-Aid
Merit-based Need-based

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American Association of Petroleum Geologists Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
31 Oct 2024
$1,500 Annual Video Contest Scholarship
Merit-based

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IvyPanda
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Anytime
Summer courses of Lectures for Institutes of Languages from the University
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

OeAD, Austria's Agency for Education and Internationalisation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
CEEPUS (Central European Exchange Program for University Studies)
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

OeAD, Austria's Agency for Education and Internationalisation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
9000 CZK
Deadline
Not specified
Scholarship Awards Under Bilateral International Agreements
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

Government of the Czech Republic
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
ACES Scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

ACES Education Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
2400 EUR
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
Literary Residency Program
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

International Visegrad Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
ServiceScape Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

ServiceScape
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
300 EUR
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
CEEPUS (Central European Exchange Program for University Studies)
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

OeAD, Austria's Agency for Education and Internationalisation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
14 Oct 2024
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

U.S. government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Not specified
Erasmus+ - Grants for study mobility
Merit-based

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OeAD, Austria's Agency for Education and Internationalisation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
5000 USD
Deadline
25 Aug 2024
Women Scholarship for International Students
Merit-based

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educations.com
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
90000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
World Universities Ramsay Postgraduate Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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The Ramsay Centre
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
31 Dec 2025
Scholarship for students with disabilities
Need-based

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Anonymous Hope Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
12000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

The Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
Not specified
AAPG Foundation Grants-in-Aid
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

American Association of Petroleum Geologists Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
31 Oct 2024
$1,500 Annual Video Contest Scholarship
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

IvyPanda
Location not available

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University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2025
651 -20
2024
631 20
2023
651
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2025
-
2024
801 200
2023
1001
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2024
-
2023
601 100
2022
701
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2025
-
2024
-
2023
611
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Student services

Students are supported by the student office at the Faculty of Theology as well as the international relations office. Thanks to their extensive experience with the Erasmus programme our staff is happy to address any issues and challenges that may arise during your stay and study in the Czech Republic. In addition, the Institute of Social Health has established a dedicated position of a Foreign PhD Coordinator, assisting the applicants and students during the entire application, acceptance and studying process.

Housing services

The university provides accommodation to students if required. The dormitories are situated either a 10-minute walk or a 15-minute tram ride from the main building of the university. There are several single-rooms available, however, most students share rooms with another student.

Library services

The university library provides in-house use for studying in the library and also loan services for studying outside of the library. Charge out services are limited to students and employees of the university. Students are free to use the internet connections for their notebooks, Wi-Fi, computer rooms and clubrooms.  

ICT services

Wi-Fi access is provided free of charge at all university areas. Computers are available to use in the university library. All information and services are accessible via a university app called UP Portal.

Medical services

The university has its own contracted GP who provides medical care to foreign students. Students coming to the Czech Republic to stay are advised to take out a temporary medical insurance offered by the General Health Insurance Company of the Czech Republic (VZP). In urgent cases, students are advised to go to the Accidents and Emergencies Department of the Olomouc University Hospital.

Campus life

Just like other European universities with a long history, Palacký University does not have a “university campus” as known from overseas. However, all the university buildings accommodating classrooms, library, dormitories, sports facilities are located in or around the historical centre of Olomouc, most of them within walking distance. Olomouc is a beautiful, vibrant university city compared to British Oxford, loved by many and praised by Lonely Planet. The downtown offers all necessary shops, restaurants, cafes, cinemas, theatres, clubs and everything else a student needs.

Sports facilities

Sport activities are organized by the UP Academic Sport Centre. Palacký University students and employees can choose from a wide range of sport activities. You can use playing fields located in close proximity to the dormitories or take part in various contests in the UP Sports Hall. In addition, facilities such as tennis courts, a minigolf course, a laser arena, a go-cart track, and a paintball field are available.

Student clubs

There are about thirty student organisations and associations at Palacký University, uniting hundreds of active students, such as ESN, Christian Fellowship, film club, Japanese club, association of psychology students, choir, etc. In February 2018, the UP Student Club was opened for these organisations, in a space housed within the UP Central Library. The Club room is primarily intended for organising meetings and training sessions for members, screenings, workshops and thematic lectures. The Student Club is constantly accessible, based on a shared calendar of room use.

All Palacký University programmes are accredited by the National Accreditation Bureau for Higher Education. The offered PhD programmes are credited in line with the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation system.

Olomouc, Olomoucký Kraj, Czech Republic

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