Dormitories/Halls of Residence
UCT Prague offers limited accommodation options in dormitories Volha and Sázava located in the southern part of Prague near the metro station Chodov.
- Sázava: Chemická (Ekonomická) 952, 148 28 Praha 4 – Kunratice
- Volha: K Verneráku 950, 148 28 Praha 4 – Kunratice
- Mainly apartments which include 2 rooms, each with 2–3 beds + kitchen + bathroom and toilet
- Limited number of single rooms with a bathroom
- The common laundry room is located on the ground floor of the dormitory
- Fitness center with a gym, fitness zone, and table tennis
- Mainly apartments which include 2 rooms, each with 2–3 beds + bathroom and toilet
- Limited number of single rooms with a bathroom
- Each floor is equipped with a shared kitchen
- Laundry rooms located on the 1., 4., 7. and 11. floor
Note that the kitchens are not equipped with any kitchen utensils, students shall bring their own pots and plates if they are going to cook in the kitchen.
The price for accommodation in the dormitories ranges from 3 780 to 6 400 CZK per month.
How to Apply for Accommodation in the Dormitories as a Freshman
When accepted to the studies at UCT Prague, an admission officer will provide you with an Accommodation Application by email. Once you fill in and sign the application, you have to scan it and send it back to the admission officer, who will forward it to the respective officer at the dormitories. The applications are assessed in July, and a dormitories officer will contact you in August.
Erasmus Mundus students (IMATEC, IMETE, MMESD) are automatically provided with accommodation in the dormitories (upon the confirmation of their interest to be accommodated there). Erasmus Mundus students will be approached by the admission officer regarding the accommodation in a timely manner.
In August, you will be contacted by a dormitories officer who will provide you with information about which room has been assigned to you. The earliest arrival to the dormitories is usually possible in the first week of September.
Please note that your request for a specific type of room might not be met because of the limited capacity of the dormitories.
Upon your arrival, you shall visit the reception of the assigned dormitory, identify yourself with your passport, and the receptionist will provide you with documents, a room key, and bed linen. The documents must be signed and handed over to a dormitory officer (in the Student Accommodation office). Should you arrive on a weekend, you will be given the documents, and you must visit the Student Accommodation office on Monday morning.
Kindly note that upon your arrival in the dormitory, you shall pay an administrative fee of 400 CZK and also a refundable deposit in the amount of 5000 CZK. The fee may be paid in cash in Czech currency, or by card (Visa or Mastercard).
On Enrollment Day, you will be provided with login information into the dormitories system ISKAM. In the ISKAM system, you will see your monthly expenses (accommodation fee, laundry fee, gym fee...), and you can also report any malfunctions in the room.
Each bed is equipped with a pillow and a duvet. Upon your registration, you will be provided with bed linen (1x pillowcase, 1x duvet cover) and with a fitted sheet. The fitted sheet shall be put on the mattress. The pillow shall be placed inside the pillowcase and the duvet shall be placed inside the duvet cover.
We advise changing the bed linen and the fitted sheet for hygiene reasons optimally once a week. You can get a clean bed lined in the bedding storeroom or in the manager's office of your dormitory.
How to Apply for Accommodation in the Dormitories for the Second Year of Your Studies
Please note that during the second semester of your first year, from April 1 until April 30, you have to submit an application for accommodation in the dormitories through the dormitories system ISKAM.
Find complete information here – search for a document called "Rules for accommodation of university students in residence halls of UCT Prague".
Wi-Fi in the Dormitories
Detailed information about the dormitories and a price list is to be found on the official website of the dormitories here.
How to Get to the Dormitories From the Airport
Prague airport for all international flights is the Vaclav Havel Airport. To get to the dormitories from the airport it is necessary to change a few means of transport.
Outside of the airport on Terminal 1, there is a bus stop. You need to use bus 119 which goes in the direction of Nadrazi Veleslavin. Ride until Nadrazi Veleslavin station (9 stops). After getting off the bus go inside the metro station, line A (green line), and catch a metro train in the direction of Depo Hostivar. Ride to station Muzeum. There is needed to change to line C (red line) and ride to station Chodov. After getting out of the metro, catch bus 177 and ride to the stop Volha. From there, dormitories are 3 minutes of walk away.
Don’t forget to buy a ticket for public transport. You can do so by purchasing the ticket in a machine at the bus stop at the airport, or by buying the ticket in the PID Litacka application (we recommend using this app as you can also find the timetables of the public transportation there).
If you wish to stay closer to the university and prefer privacy, you can search for a private flat. When looking for an apartment in Prague, be careful about fake offers. We highly suggest not paying anything before actually seeing the flat and signing a contract. We recommend reading articles about the issues, e.g. here or here.
Please note that you will have to register your place of residence at the Foreign Police (Non-EU nationals within 3 days from the arrival to the Czech Republic; EU nationals within 30 days). See the guide at the bottom of this page.
Note, that you have to take the accommodation contract with you to the Foreign Police office, therefore, make sure that the person who signed the accommodation contract is a legal owner of the apartment!
International students living in the dormitories do not need to register their arrival to the Czech Republic at the Foreign Police; the dormitories take care of this.
Students can have breakfast, lunch, and/or dinner in the Residence Volha canteen.
There are also two canteens on the university campus close to UCT Prague:
- Menza Studentský dům ("Red canteen"): Bílá 6, Praha 6
- Technická Menza ("Blue canteen"): Jugoslávských partyzánů 3, Praha 6
UCT Student Card holders can purchase meals in these canteens with a student discount.
Read more about canteens here.