Study Abroad

Palacky University Olomouc

Located in Olomouc, Czech Republic, Palacký University Olomouc is nestled into a historically and culturally rich community that has a strong emphasis on education. In fact, Olomouc is the top student city in the Czech Republic with every fifth person in the city being a student. With over 23,000 students from all over the world, Olomouc is often referred to the Czech Oxford.

Offering courses taught in English, you will be able to accumulate credits that are applicable to all degrees in the Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation at the UofA.  Courses include Physical Education/Kinesiology and Recreation with a strong focus in Adapted Physical Activity. Opportunity to take Czech Language courses is also available.

Applications and Deadlines

  • Applicable Courses

    Palacky University Olomouc, Faculty of Physical Culture offers a variety of courses in english. Each semester is divided into Autumn (September-February) and Spring (February-June). It is the individual's responsibility to research the programs and courses, and to contact an advisor when program planning.

    Courses include: Physical Education/Kinesiology and Recreation with a strong focus in Adapted Physical Activity courses. There is also an opportunity to take Czech Language courses.

    For a full list of courses offered in English at Palacky University Olomouc please click here.

  • Eligibility

    - Applicants must be registered as a full-time University of Alberta student in the Faculty of Kinesiology, Sports, and Recreation.

    - Applications may be submitted during the first year, but students will not be allowed to depart on exchange until at least 12 credits have been completed by the KSR exchange application deadline. (March of each year)

    - Candidates should have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 and a GPA of 2.7 in your most recently completed term at University of Alberta.

    - Students in the practicum program are eligible to also participate on an exchange that is modified to be an international practicum placement. These must be coordinated at least 1 - 1.5 years in advance, as the paperwork for international practicums will be more complicated. Please talk to your practicum advisor (Stacey Laing) for your information.

  • Estimated Cost of Living
    University of Alberta tuition and fees for a single exchange term will be based on a standard 15-credit semester for undergraduate students. This will not change regardless of the number of courses taken at the host institution or the number of credits transferred back to the UofA after an exchange. Please calculate tuition at the UofA on a 15-credit per term basis.

    This applies to Fall and/or Winter term exchanges only. Costs for summer programs will vary. Please consult the coordinator for further information for summer exchanges

     Accommodation **Palacky Student Housing**                  $1,000.00 - $1,800.00
     Food                    $800.00 - $1,400.00
     Airfare                 $1,000.00 - $2,000.00
     Books and Supplies                                     $300.00
     Public Transportation                                     $400.00
     Total without tuition**              $3,500.00 - $5,900.00

    *This does not include entertainment, travel outside of Oslo, visa fees, insurance, etc.

    See website here for updated deadlines - usually January or February

    *In past years UAI has opened up a second deadline. Please check back on their website for more information.

    Visa: You will need a study permit for the duration of your stay in Olomouc. Visa requirements can be found here.

    Housing: University students can stay in one of the two Palacký University Olomouc campuses, these include seven dormitories. Housing is guaranteed for students and teachers from abroad.