Have you just arrived to Prague and feel a bit worried? This section is designed to help you to get around. Here you will find tips how to get your student card, public transportation card, etc., as well as answers to the frequently asked questions by your colleagues. Hope it helps!
One of the first things to do is to get an ISIC card. Not only can you benefit from student discounts all over the world, but it also helps you access Charles University libraries (ISIC thus functions as a library card) and serves as a proof that you indeed are a student in order to get a student discount for the public transport in Prague.
First you need a coupon for the current academic year that serves as a confirmation you enrolled in your studies for the given academic year. To get the coupon you need to visit Student Administration Office in Jinonice, floor 6, room no. 6014.
Please, keep the coupon for the whole duration of the academic year. With this coupon you need to go to the Card Service Centre of Charles University which is in Opletalova 38, Prague 1, 110 00. It is to be found within the building of Jednota dormitory. A photo of you will be taken there and an ISIC card will be issued for you. You can either get a student card for Charles University which is for free (and is sufficient to get to the library and obtain the public transportation card) or you can get ISIC card for 250,-Czk (has the additional benefits of other student discounts). A payment by card is accepted. For more info, please visit the ISIC website.
The website of Prague puiblic transportation company is fairly clear and well-arranged, all the information is to be found there.
Just to sum it up, first you create your account at the website, fill an online application and either opt for collecting the card at the public transportation company office in the city centre or have it delivered to your home for a small fee.
The registration page: https://www.pidlitacka.cz/registration
The student card/ISIC card and a coupon (remember you should keep it?) should be sufficient for you to get a student discount.
All the classes are taught within the building of the Department in Veleslavín (sometimes also called Vokovice), which is in a different place than the building of the Faculty is.
To know the exact classroom number, please see the timeschedule in the Courses section, or consult the schedule in your account in SIS.
If you are looking for a quiet space to sit down and do some reading,
The Central Library of Charles University is 10 minutes walk away from the Department buiding.
Charles University, however, has many more libraries scattered all around Prague and you can use all of them - all you need is your student card. The Municipal Library of Prague also has a vast net of libraries and you can get acces to its books for a small fee.
We also recommend you to have a look at the study room of the National Library of Technology which is much fancied by students coming from all areas of science and other disciplines.The library and its study rooms are in Dejvice, which is 15 mins by public transport from the Department building.