Admissions Requirements

Our ongoing enrollment process means that you can apply for any program all year round. Students can apply to complete one of our bachelor’s, master’s or MBA degree programs, or even just join us for a semester on our Study Abroad program.

The requirements listed here are the minimum requirements for students to be considered for one of our programs. Students will also need to successfully pass an interview with an academic advisor, and prove themselves to be suitable for admittance. Following the American philosophy of education, UNYP is pleased to give suitable candidates the opportunity to experience higher education, but all students who are admitted will be required to maintain a high grade point average to remain on the course. The entire admission process can be completed remotely.

Please note that any documents not originally in English must be submitted with a certified translation in English.

  • Admission requirements for UNYP undergraduate programs
    • Completed UNYP application form
      • you can submit this on Application Form
    • Certified copy of your high school diploma (if not ready at the time of application, this can be submitted as late as September)
      •  you can submit this on Application Form
    • Certified academic transcripts
      • you can submit this on Application Form
    • Personal statement (a letter of motivation describing how this program will assist you with your professional and personal goals)
      • you can submit this on Application Form
    • Letter of recommendation from a professor or supervisor who can attest to your ability and motivation for enrolling in this program
      • this must come to us directly from the writer by email or post
    • English language certificate – either sit the UNYP Entrance/English Test OR submit one of the following test scores:
      • TOEFL internet based test (ibt) 72 or above
      • IELTS Academic 6.0 or above
      • FCE A, B
      • CAE A, B, C
      • CPE A, B, C
      • ACT English Score of 23 or above
      • SAT Critical reading or verbal score of 550 or above
      • City & Guilds C1, C2
      • Czech / Slovak State Exam in English
      • Czech/Slovak Maturita English Leaving Exam score 1
      • IB Diploma A3
    • All UNYP students must write an English language entrance essay during orientation. If you score a grade of D or below, you will be required to take English Pre-Composition.
    • Copy of ID or Passport
      • you can submit this on Application Form
    • Application Fee of 2,000 CZK (non-refundable)
      • please pay online when you finish the online application, or pay in cash at the campus
    • After submitting the required documents, students are invited for an interview with the Head of Department.
      • This interview will decide your acceptance to the program, and can be carried out as a phone or video call for international applicants.
  • Admission requirements for all UNYP graduate programs
    • Completed UNYP application form
      • you can submit this on Application Form
    • Certified copy of undergraduate degree – bachelor’s diploma minimum (if not ready at the time of application, this can be submitted as late as September)
      • you can submit this on Application Form
    • Certified academic transcripts
      • you can submit this on Application Form
    • Personal statement (a letter of motivation describing how this program will assist you with your professional and personal goals)
      • you can submit this on Application Form
    • Two letters of recommendation from professors or supervisors who can address the candidate’s ability and motivation for enrolling in this program
      • this must come to us directly from the writer by email or post
    • English language certificate
      • please see below for details of each program
    • Copy of ID or Passport
      • you can submit this on Application Form
    • Application Fee of 2,000 CZK (non-refundable)
      • please pay online when you finish the online application or pay in cash at UNYP or contact us
    • After submitting the required documents, students are invited for an interview with the Head of Department.
      • This interview will decide your acceptance to the program, and can be carried out as a phone or video call for international applicants.
  • Specific requirements for individual UNYP graduate programs

    MBA

    • Relevant work experience
    • English language certificate
      • TOEFL internet based test (ibt) 79 or above
      • IELTS Academic 6.5 or above
      • CAE A, B, C
      • CPE A, B, C

    M.Sc. in International Management

    • English language certificate
      • TOEFL internet based test (ibt) 90 or above
      • IELTS Academic 6.5 or above
      • CAE A, B, C
      • CPE A, B, C

    Master of Laws (LL.M)

    • English language certificate
      • TOEFL internet based test (ibt) 90 or above
      • IELTS Academic 6.5 or above
      • CAE A, B, C
      • CPE A, B, C
  • Entrance English Test

    We run an Entrance English test every Tuesday from 1pm to 5 pm. You will be eligible to take the test as soon as you have submitted your Application Form. We will advise you accordingly once we can see the level of your English.

    Upcoming Entrance English tests

    We will run an Entrance English test every Tuesday. The list above only shows the next 4-5 tests.

    Please note that all UNYP students must submit an English language entrance essay during orientation. If you score a grade of D or below, you will be required to take English Pre-Composition.

    Please contact our admissions office for any questions about the Entrance English test or any other aspect of the application process.

     

  • International Students at UNYP

    The University of New York in Prague is proud of our growing reputation among international students and multinational employers. Highly-qualified international students from around the world choose UNYP for the best in international, English-language university education. Our International Student Office is dedicated to helping international students settle in Prague, and can assist with any challenge that you may run into.

    The University of New York in Prague offers international students a wonderful opportunity to study in one of the world's finest medieval cities in the heart of Europe, and earn transfer credits towards their degree. Join our multinational group of professors and students in an intimate educational environment, and explore the rich history, the rapidly evolving present, and the dynamic future of this critical region.

    Deadlines for international applicants (non-EU students who need visas)

    • Bachelor’s degree (undergraduate) applicants: end-July for the Fall semester and end-November for the Spring semester
    • Master’s degree (graduate) applicants: end-July
    • MBA students: mid-October

    Application process

    1. The prospective student must complete the application.
    2. The admissions coordinator reviews the student’s file. If it is in good order, a phone interview is scheduled with the relevant Head of Department.
    3. If the prospective student is accepted by the Head of Department, they will receive a contract.
    4. The prospective student sends back the signed contract and pays for the tuition and fees via bank transfer:
    1. American Bachelor’s program: 1 year’s tuition and fees
    2. European Bachelor’s program: 1 year’s tuition and fees
    3. Master’s programs: 50% of total program tuition
    1. If the student decides for recommended accommodation options the contract will be arranged directly with the dormitory.
    2. Once the tuition payment has been received, UNYP will issue the Official Acceptance Letter. UNYP will coordinate the accommodation and the contract, if necessary, as these documents are required for the visa application.
    3. The student will apply for a long term study visa (up to 1 year) or long term study residence permit (up to 1 year) (please see below for visa requirements and information).
    4. Students must inform the International Office as soon as they receive the final status of their visa application. If the application is denied, the tuition fee (excluding bank charges and nonrefundable fees) is refunded based on the official written statement issued by the Czech Ministry of the Interior.

    If the long term visa/long term residence permit application is denied, the Ministry will inform you in writing and in detail about the reasons for rejection. You are entitled to request a new assessment of the reasons for rejection within 15 days of the delivery of the relevant information.

    Please note that the University of New York in Prague is obliged by law to report to the Czech Interior Ministry any international student who was granted their visa/residence permit on the basis of being enrolled at UNYP and who does not commence their studies on the stipulated start date of their study program.

  • Visa Requirements

    Please note that international students from outside the EU, EEA and Switzerland will need a visa or residence permit to study in the Czech Republic.

    Students of programs accredited by the Czech Ministry of Education can apply for either for a long-term study visa or a long term residence permit for study.

    Both types of visa are issued with the validity of up to 1 year.

    The supporting documentation must show that you have funds in your bank account, accommodation and health insurance secured for the entire period (12 months)

    The waiting period for the visa or permit is usually 2-3 months. Either document can be extended in the Czech Republic shortly before expiration.

    Study abroad students and exchange students who are coming for a single semester should apply for the long term visa.

    Students of programs that are not accredited by the Czech Ministry of Education are required to apply for a long term visa for other purposes (with “Education” specified in the long term visa application form). This is not a study visa, but an “educational” visa granted for up to 12 months with the possibility to be extended in the Czech Republic.

    Visa/residence permit application requirements

    Before submitting your application, please read the information below very carefully.

    In general, applicants must submit their applications in person at the Czech Embassy/Consulate in their country of origin or a country in which they have a residence permit. The Embassy is entitled to request that foreign nationals submit their applications a specific period in advance, and may also require an interview.

    In some countries (e.g. Russia, Kazakhstan, Albania, Belarus, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, China, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Georgia) applicants must register for an appointment through the online VisaPoint Registration System to submit the long-stay visa or long-term residence permit application at the Embassy. You can find more details here.

    The Czech Ministry of the Interior will usually decide whether to accept or reject visa/residence permit applications for study purposes within 2-3 months, and visa applications for other purposes within 3-4 months.

    All supporting documents must be submitted in original or as certified photocopies. Documents in languages other than Czech must be officially translated into Czech. No document should be more than 180 days old. For more details please contact the International Office at internationaloffice@unyp.cz.

    Required documentation:

    • Completed and signed application form with two passport-sized photographs
      • Application Forms for a Long Term Visa (over 90 days) and for a Long term Residence Permit (Green Form) can be downloaded here.
    • Travel document
      • Passport valid for at least 90 days after the expected end of stay in the Czech Republic
    • Evidence of purpose of stay
      • Confirmation of Acceptance to Study/Education from UNYP
    • Consent of your parent or another legal representative or guardian to your stay in the Czech Republic if you are a minor
    • Evidence of sufficient funds
      • Bank account in your name or original credit card statements
    • Confirmation of accommodation
      • Document confirming your accommodation for the required period of stay in the Czech Republic. More details can be found here.
    • Criminal Record check
      • Evidence that the applicant has no record in the Criminal Register of the country that issued her/his passport and any other country/countries where s/he has resided during the last 3 years for more than 6 months.
    • Health/Medical Insurance contract covering the cost of comprehensive health care (with coverage for at least 60,000 EUR in medical costs).
      • It is recommended though not necessary to have a contract concluded with a Czech insurance company. You will be required to submit a notarized Czech translation of your insurance contract and its general conditions, if these documents are in another language. You may also be requested to submit proof that you have paid the insurance premium for the entire period of the requested stay. This proof is issued by the insurance company.

    The Health/Medical Insurance contract is presented after the application is approved and before the visa is affixed to your passport. You do not need to present the health insurance when you apply.

    Czech health insurance

    We recommend that your insurance provider is officially registered on the list of authorized companies maintained by the Czech National Bank providers:

    Most providers will allow you to arrange your insurance contract online. You will be asked to provide them the exact dates for the insurance coverage and your Czech residence address (use the address which is on the accommodation document you used when you applied for your visa).

    Your insurance contract should be arranged with an eligible provider of your own choice. Nevertheless, having considered the advantages of ONLINE arrangements, current health insurance RATES and available DISCOUNTS, we recommend that you arrange your insurance with the UNIQA INSURANCE by clicking here

    Need advice on your insurance and which company to choose? CZECHINSURE offers a choice of Czech insurance companies and polices for students and provides their services in English. 

    Useful links:

    Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic

    Applications and relevant information

    List of Czech Embassies and Consulates

    Online Visapoint registration

    Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Czech Republic

    General immigration information

    Specific information for schools and students (including all the visa/permit application requirements)

    Please note that the University of New York in Prague is obliged by law to report to the Czech Ministry of the Interior any international student granted a long term visa/residence permit who does not commence their studies on the stipulated start date of their study program.

  • Transfer Students

    UNYP welcomes qualified candidates from accredited two and four-year colleges and universities to study in the Czech Republic. Transfer candidates must present a competitive grade point average for all previously completed and accredited college work in order to be considered for admission. Transfer candidates in good academic standing with fewer than 24 credits must submit, in addition to official college transcripts, their official high school transcripts, diploma and an official TOEFL test score above 197 (CBT)) or 530 (PBT) or 72 Internet Based (IBT).

    English-medium university/college students are exempted from TOEFL requirements.

    Transcript deadlines

    Please note that your official transcript(s) must be received by the Registrar’s Office by August 1st for Fall intake and January 2nd for Spring intake.

    Please contact the Admissions Office for any questions.

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