Broaden your Horizons in the Ancient City of Prague!

Prague Jewish Studies (PJS) is an interdisciplinary educational program at the Faculty of Arts of Charles University in Prague (FACU). The program provides insight into the principal areas of Jewish Studies. Above all, the program offers the study of the history, language and literature, religion, fine arts and culture. Prague Jewish Studies is focused on the study of Jewish heritage, primarily on the Jewish features and specifics of the Central European region. Special attention is paid to Prague as a traditional center of Jewish learning and culture. The program is intended for both resident and international students.


Jewish Heritage in the Czech Republic

For more than 1000 years, Prague was home to a strong Jewish community. The city, rich in Jewish culture, religion, and intellect, thrived as a capital to one of the most prominent Jewish communities in Europe. But the 20th century brought with it Nazism and Communism, inciting tragedies that seemed to irrevocably destroy that once-flourishing community. Although the devastation wrought was certainly profound, it could not prove superior to a community so strong. Because of this irrepressible spirit, Prague is once again returning to its former position as a flourishing center of European Jewish culture.


Program Highlights
•        Study at the oldest university in Central Europe with leading academics
           in the field of Jewish Studies.
•        Experience 3 countries in 1 program: Czech Republic, Germany, and Austria.
•        Earn up to 18 U.S. credits or 36 ECTS.
•        Learn the basics of Czech in a two-week intensive language and culture course.
•        Classes are available to Czech and international students.



Program Dates
• Six week summer program, July - August
Spring semester program, February – May











Students can take courses in the following                                                             academic fields:

  • Literature
  • History
  • Religion
  • Art and Culture
  • Languages


The pursuit of knowledge for its own sake, an almost fanatical love of justice, and the desire for personal independence - these are features of the Jewish tradition which make me thank my lucky stars that I belong to it. Albert Einstein
Did you know that Albert Einstein became a full professor in 1911 at Prague University?


Now Accepting
for the Spring Semester 2013 and Summer Program 2013

Application Deadline

Priority given to applications received by October 15, 2012
for the Spring Semester.

Subsequently applications will be considered on a rolling basis until spaces are filled.