ERASMUS+

Incoming Erasmus+ Students - Welcome!

Thank you for your interest in studying at the University of New York in Prague under the Erasmus+ exchange programme. The University of New York in Prague will welcome its first Erasmus+ students from Universities throughout Europe in fall 2018. You can read our Erasmus Policy Statement and see our Erasmus Charter for Higher Education 2014-2020 below.

You can only study under the Erasmus+ programme if your home University has a valid Erasmus+ agreement with us. You can find list of our Erasmus+ partners below. If we do not hold an Erasmus+ agreement with your home University, you may be able to come to the University of New York in Prague on a fee-paying basis, as a Study Abroad student.

 

Institutional Erasmus+ details:

  • Name of the institution: University of New York in Prague, s.r.o.
  • Erasmus ID code: CZ PRAHA40
  • Address: Londýnská 41, Praha 3, 130 00, Czech Republic
  • ECHE Number: 271562-EPP-1-2017-1-CZ-EPPKA3-ECHE
  • PIC Number: 930932281

 

  • How to apply

    1. Interested in studies at UNYP as an Erasmus+ student?

    If you wish to study at the University of New York in Prague under the Erasmus+ programme firstly check with your home university if it has an agreement with particular faculty at the University of New York in Prague. Ask your home coordinators about the selection and nomination process at your home institution.

    2. Nomination

    Your home coordinator has to nominate you officially by an e-mail sent to the Erasmus+ coordinator erasmus@unyp.cz (without nomination you cannot reach the online application).

    3. Online Application

    Click on the web link which you will receive in the information e-mail and fill in the application.  After submitting the on-line application you will have to send the application documents listed below by e-mail to the UNYP Erasmus+ coordinator erasmus@unyp.cz

    4. Application Documents

    Here is a list of application documents which you need to arrange and send by e-mail after submitting the online application:

    • learning agreement (LA) 
    • your photo in a passport size
    • scan of your passport
    • scan of your Health Insurance European Card or other Health Insurance Certificate

    Those application documents have to be scanned and sent by e-mail to the UNYP Erasmus+ coordinator erasmus@unyp.cz no later than the set deadlines (see below).

    We DO NOT require originals sent by post.

    5. Confirmaton of Acceptance

    When your learning agreement (LA) is approved and signed by your coordinator, we will send you an acceptance email.

    6. Dealines for submission of application documents

    • Fall (Winter) semester:               30th May  
    • Spring (Summer) semester:      15th November 

  • UNYP Erasmus+ partners

    A list of our Eramus+ partners with their Erasmus+ codes:

    Denmark

    • Roskilde University, code: DK ROSKILD 01 (pending)

    England

    • Plymouth University, code: UK PLYMOUTH 01

    France

    • GROUPE EDH (EFAP/ICART), code: F PARIS 326
    • Télécom Ecole de Management (TEM), code: F EVRY 12
    • ESCE International Business School, code: FR PARIS 213

    Germany

    • ISM International School of Management, code: D DORTMUN 04

    Italy

    • Universita per Starnieri "dante Aligieri" Calabria, code; I REGGIO 06 (pending)

    The Netherlands

    • Fontys University of Applied Science, code: NL EINDHOV 03
    • Fontys Academy for Creative Industries (ACI), code; NL EINDHOVEN 03

    Poland

    • Warsaw School of Economics (SGH), code: PL WARSZAW 03

    Portugal

    • Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, code: P LISBOA 03
    • Universidade de Evora, code: P EVORA 01

    Spain

    • Madrid ESIC BUSINESS & MARKETING SCHOOL, code: E MADRID 114
    • Valencia ESIC Universidad Miguel Hernandez de Elche, code: E ELCHE 01
    • UNIVERSIDAD DE SEVILLA, code: E  SEVILLA 01
    • UNIVERSITAT INTERNACIONAL DE CATALUNYA (UIC), code: E BARCELO 24
    • Universitat de Valencia, code: E VALENCI 01
  • Erasmus+ Policy Statement

    International education has been at the core of UNYP’s existence since its founding in 1998. Established in 1998 in partnership with two American universities to offer foreign degree programs in English in the Czech Republic, and currently one of only three higher education institutions in the Czech Republic offering Czech-accredited programs entirely in English, UNYP has long been at the forefront of international education in the Central European region. Currently, UNYP not only offers Bachelor’s and Master’s programs in its own right as a recognized higher education institution, but also partners with universities in the UK, US, and Germany to offer the degree programs of the partner schools, and has 41 degree or exchange partners in 17 countries on four continents.

    UNYP’s international outlook is embedded in its mission to provide students with the “multi-cultural perspectives” that “will allow them to explore, learn, question, create, and thrive as productive members of the international community.” Its international character is seen not only in its degree offerings; it is apparent in the highly internationally diverse student population it serves and the academic staff who teach on the programs. While Czech students remain the largest group of UNYP’s students, they represented 26% of the student population in 2015, with the remaining students coming from over 60 different countries worldwide.

    UNYP’s international strategy is designed to build upon this foundation and these strengths, and features prominently in the schools Strategic Goals 2016-2020, developed in consultation with UNYP students and academic staff. Among UNYP’s key goals was to earn the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education, and participation in the Erasmus+ program is a core component of UNYP’s internationalization strategy.

    In building on its international foundation, UNYP seeks to inter alia:

    • Enhance the recruitment of internationally diverse cohorts of students and staff.
    • Increase the number of UNYP students incorporating a study or work stage abroad as a part of their degree studies.
    • Provide a welcoming and supportive environment for international students and staff.
    • Engage with alumni located around the world to provide valuable feedback on the institution’s curricula and operations, and create mentoring and career opportunities for students.
    • Increase the employability of its students and further develop their intercultural competencies.

    A core part of achieving these goals is developing international partnerships. UNYP seeks to develop partnerships with international universities based primarily on curricular, linguistic, and geographic synergies, and in addition seeks input from students on the geographic regions that are of interest to them. UNYP looks for institutions abroad that have a similar approach to teaching, offer similar or cognate degree programs, and emphasize English as a medium of instruction and communication

    UNYP’s current exchange partners have extensive course offerings in English in the fields of study that UNYP offers, which facilitates student mobility. This general approach to selecting appropriate mobility partner universities is expected to continue, though as UNYP expands its provision of language instruction, more students are expected to take advantage of mobility stages to expand their language competencies and fulfill UNYP’s curricular requirements in the area of language.

    For 2016-2020, UNYP is focusing on developing exchange partnerships with European universities, as most current exchange partners (about three-quarters) are from outside the EU. This move was reinforced by input from students. Starting in 2015, UNYP began surveying incoming students as to their interest in incorporating mobility stages into their studies, and the geographic regions they are interested in, as a further source of input to the partner selection process.

    First-cycle student mobility will be the main focus of UNYP’s activities for 2016-2020, as the majority of UNYP’s students are Bachelor’s students. In particular, UNYP aims to increase the number of its outgoing students, as the school has historically received about twice as many students as it has sent out. Both an increase in outgoing student mobility and the development of curricular windows to support this have been formally set as part of the school’s strategic goals for 2016-2020.

    While student mobility is the most salient of UNYP’s objectives for 2016-2020, UNYP also plans efforts in the area of traineeships for first-cycle students, a goal that is also reflected in its strategic plan for 2016-2020. Staff mobility, in particular, engaging UNYP teaching and administrative staff more extensively with international education organizations and partner universities, is expected to further develop the institution’s repertoire of international competencies. Lastly, the recent accreditation of UNYP’s first Master’s-level programs opens the door to increased participation in research activities at the international level.

    UNYP has been an internationally oriented institution from its beginning, and its past and ongoing experience working with international partner universities has helped shaped the teaching, learning, and administrative processes it currently employs. Looking ahead, UNYP looks to the Erasmus+ program as a way to further expand, deepen, and diversity that set of international experiences and competencies.

    Participation in the Erasmus+ Programme will further UNYP’s modernisation agenda in each of its five key priority areas:

    1. Increasing the number of higher education graduates

    At the broadest level, Erasmus+ will help UNYP attract, retain, and graduate more students as the university provides more opportunities for the education, personal growth, and career development of students and staff through Erasmus+ and other initiatives.

    2. Improving the quality and relevance of teaching and learning

    The quality and relevance of teaching and learning will improve as UNYP further expands and deepens its ties to international education institutions and organizations, and public and private sector actors around the world.  UNYP’s mobility initiatives will help both students and staff become more engaged with the students and staff of other internationally oriented institutions, facilitating knowledge transfer and innovation. This sort of internationalization will mean increased visibility of the personal and professional benefits of international mobility, and a greater emphasis by UNYP on developing global competencies, including language skills.

    3. Promoting mobility of students and staff and cross-border cooperation

    Increased mobility will be the main focus of UNYP’s Erasmus+ activities, and the institution seeks to provide more diverse mobility options and more flexibility in incorporating a mobility stage into degree studies without extending the time to degree.

    4. Strengthening the "knowledge triangle", linking education, research, and innovation

    The intensified level of participation by internationally mobile students and staff, as well as the university’s more sustained cooperation with a wider range of international higher education institutions, is expected to contribute to the institution’s knowledge base and allow innovations in teaching, learning, and research to reach and infuse UNYP more quickly and thoroughly, thereby strengthening the “knowledge triangle.”

    At a more local level, UNYP also plans to strengthen the knowledge triangle by increased support for student participation in international student organizations and competitions, in which UNYP teams have had noted successes in the past; by incorporating traineeship and internship possibilities into the study programs; and by developing research collaborations, particularly in Master’s programs, with public and private sector bodies.

    5. Creating effective governance and funding mechanisms for higher education

    UNYP looks to further improve its governance and funding mechanisms through a number of initiatives and channels, including expanding and diversifying its funding sources, and by building closer ties to the worlds of public and private sector governance, commerce, and innovation.

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