Faculty of Arts and East and Central European Studies Alumna Awarded Prestigious Rhodes Scholarship

Faculty of Arts, Charles University (CUFA) and the East and Central European Studies program (ECES) are pleased to announce that Kristiana Yao, UPrague (part of the ECES international program) alumna, has been awarded the highly regarded Rhodes Scholarship.  Ms. Yao studied in the ECES program during the fall semester of 2017.

The Rhodes Scholarship is the oldest (first awarded in 1902) and perhaps most prestigious international scholarship programme, enabling outstanding young people from around the world to study at the University of Oxford.

“We are so proud of Kristiana and know that this incredible honor is very well-deserved,“ said Katherine Ford, director of international programs at Charles University. “We value the academic achievements of all of our alumni and it is especially exciting to see students being recognized with highly selective awards and scholarships such as the Rhodes.“

ECES is an interdisciplinary program at Charles University, Faculty of Arts, offering courses in six academic fields during the fall, spring, and summer terms. Since 1992, ECES has provided a dynamic learning environment for international undergraduate students in the heart of Europe. Beyond the academic portion of the program, ECES provides the unparalleled opportunity for English-speaking students to immerse themselves within the Charles University academic community, creating a comprehensive cultural and academic program.