The Faculty of Arts offers education in the fields of History and Philology and in the fields of Aesthetics and Art History, both in Bachelor's, Master's and Doctoral degrees. A high level of education is guaranteed by high-quality research background and extensive publishing activities of the teachers. Due to its size, the Faculty can offer the advantage of an individual and friendly approach to students. The Faculty has a very rich programme of international cooperation, even in the field of double degrees and it is recognized as an important research institution in the field of humanities. Teaching provided at FAR USB thus reflects the latest knowledge of individual disciplines.
Each USB faculty offers courses in English and other foreign languages for exchange students as well.
Admission and entrance exams
The application process usually runs during Spring for programmes beginning in October. Most faculties accept applications until the end of March or April (some even until mid-May). Check faculty websites for specific dates. You need to apply in time to be able to take part in admission exams and provide documents proving your prior education.
The concrete requirements and conditions of admission depend on the faculty and the particular degree programme. Detailed application procedures are published on the faculty websites.
Degree studies pursued in the Czech language are free of charge. Tuition fees may apply to foreign-language programmes (see programme descriptions in the section Study at USB). There is an application fee of 500 CZK (approx. EUR 20). The students of the University of South Bohemia may benefit from various scholarships and bursaries.
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The Faculty of Arts was established on 1 January 2006. It grew out of the USB Institute of History and it now consists of the Institute of Archaeology, Institute of History, Institute of Archival Studies and Auxiliary Sciences of History, Institute of Czech Studies, Institute of Art and Culture Studies, Institute of Romance Studies, Institute of Czech-German Area Studies and German Studies and Institute of English Studies.
The faculty prides itself in three excellent scientific teams focusing on the history of the newer Czech literature in transnational contexts, the history of society in Czech countries in early modern times and the theory methods and model in contemporary language research. The staff of the Faculty of Arts regularly publish their studies in prestigious domestic and foreign journals and collections and are authors of a number of monographs. The Institute of History publishes its own editions of Opera Historica, Monographia Historica, and Sources for Czech History in the 16th - 18th centuries.
The rich scientific and pedagogical contacts established mainly within the Central European area, but also France, Italy or the USA, allow a large number of students to complete part of their studies abroad.