Study Abroad in Prague

The University of Economics, Prague is the leading university in the field of management and economics in the Czech Republic. The university has six faculties - five in Prague and one in Jindřichův Hradec in South Bohemia. These include: the Faculty of Finance and Accounting, the Faculty of International Relations, the Faculty of Business Administration, the Faculty of Statistics and Informatics and the Faculty of Economics and Public Administration. The faculty based in Jindřichův Hradec is specialized in management. VŠE is composed of more than 19,000 students who are served by about 650 academic staff as well as about 500 non-academic staff.

Location

Prague is located on the banks of the Vltava River. The combination of historic bridge crossings and the site of Prague castle make it one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It was one of the only European cities left untouched during World War II. Architecture from several different eras are perfectly preserved, so it is possible to view a cathedral built during the middle ages and then turn the corner to view a court house built during the baroque era. Prague is home to several museums, the National Theatre, the world’s most famous astronomical clock, and a vibrant nightlife. Its vast public transportation system makes it easy to get around. The inexpensive cost of living makes it possible to fully experience all that Prague has to offer on a student budget.

Activities

Student’s will have no shortage of things to do in Prague. Students will be given a university of buddy who will help show them around and get them acclimated to life in Prague. Soon after students will find a plethora of affordable shopping, have the opportunity to view opera’s or ballets at the National theatre, check out the dance clubs, go to sporting events, or relax at one of the beautiful city parks.

Courses

The University of Economics (VSE) offers many courses taught in English for exchange students. Students can also register for courses in Czech language, economics, finance, accounting, business administration, international studies, political science, statistics, public administration, and management. The Monfort College of Business at UNC has approved VSE courses for transfer to UNC.

Eligibility and Availability

To be eligible, students must have at least a 2.75 GPA and have completed at least one semester of courses at UNC. The exchange is open to students in the Monfort College of Business. Students may apply for a semester.

UNC has 4 spaces each semester.

Application

Students must first complete the UNC General Application. Once nominated, students will complete an additional online application for VSE via their VSE student portal.

Please note that the Spring application deadline for VSE is earlier than most other UNC exchanges due to the visa process taking longer than for other countries.

Important Dates

Visa

Students will need to apply for a long-term resident visa to study in the Czech Republic. The processing time for a visa is 60- 90 days, thus as soon as students are accepted to the program they will need to begin working on their visa application. Students can mail completed visa applications to the Czech Consulate in Los Angeles.


Costs

Students participating in exchange will pay tuition and fees to UNC. They will pay all other expenses in the host country. The budget given in US dollars is an estimate and is subject to change dependent on exchange rates. Tuition and fees estimates below are based on in-state residency rates with COF. Students will be billed at their current tuition rate.

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  • Housing/Meals

    International students can apply for accommodation in the university dormitories. VSE offers two different blocks of dormitories for international students which are approximately 20 minutes away from the university and the city center. Rooms are shared with a roommate. Each room comes with linens, shared kitchenette (two hot plates and refrigerator), shared bathroom, and internet access. Common facilities include TV rooms, a laundry facility, and fitness center. 

    VSE has three canteens located on campus with various food options. The average meal price is 40 CZK ($1.88) per meal. Meals purchased off campus are approximately: budget meal 77-155 CZK ($3.61-$7.28); mid-range 155-258 CZK ($7.28-$12.12); top end restaurant 258 CZK and higher ($12.12+). 

  • Program Fees

    All programs fees are billed through UNC account:

    Tuition and Fees

    $4,500

    International Health Insurance

    $300

    Study Abroad/Exchange Admin Fee

    $330

    Total

    $5,130

  • (Estimated) Additional Costs

    The below estimated total expenses are used to help plan and prepare for the program, as well as calculate eligibility for financial aid.  Not all students will incur all the expenses above.  Note that the last line is not considered a necessary expense and is not included in the total for financial aid purposes.  All amounts listed are estimates and are subject to change depending on international economic factors, past participant reports, and on-site staff reports.  Student expenditures in-country depends greatly on personal spending habits, post- or during-program travel, and available funds.

     

    Additional expenses are not billed to student account:

    Housing

    $1,750

    Airfare

    $1,500

    Passport/Visa/Required Documents/Photos/Immunizations

    $250

    In-country Health Insurance (OSHC, visa requirement)
    $250
    Texts/Course Materials
    $120
    Essential Daily Living Expenses
    $700-1,500

    Total (without spending money)

    $4,520-5,620

    Additional Spending Money and Personal Travel (not included in financial aid calculation)

    $850-1,500