Outbound Exchange Student Information

Opportunities for UNYP Students to Expand Their Horizons

The University of New York in Prague cooperates in student exchange programs with other universities and colleges across four continents. UNYP students understand the value of international education, and spending a semester at a partner institution is an excellent way for students to develop an increased sense of perspective. 

We encourage all UNYP students to consider spending a semester abroad, and CGE is here to support you with any questions you may have.

Europe

Albania

France

Germany

Greece

Netherlands

United Kingdom

North America

Canada

Mexico

USA

South America

Argentina

Chile

Ecuador

Peru

Asia

China

Georgia

Iraq

Japan

Malaysia

Republicof Korea

Philippines

Thailand

Turkey

Uzbekistan

Vietnam

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

All applicants are expected to meet the following requirements:

  • You must be a full-time degree-seeking bachelor student.
  • You must have completed 20 US credits prior to commencing your first semester on exchange.
  • You must have a cumulative GPA of 2.80 or above. (Note — Some host institutions may place even higher GPA.)
  • You must have no incomplete grades from previous semesters.
  • You must have no outstanding financial obligations to UNYP.
  • You must be considered a good ambassador for UNYP.
  • You must meet the requirements of the host institution.
  • You must complete and submit the UNYP Student Exchange Program Application by the deadline.

During your exchange, you are expected to maintain full-time enrollment at the host institution and comply with the rules and regulations (academic, codes of conduct, financial) of the host institution.

Application

The Center for Global Engagement will evaluate each Outbound Erasmus/Exchange application according to the criteria below.  Upon submission, your application will be evaluated and, based on your preferences and on the points you earn, we will place you to one of the universities from your preference list.

As there are limited spots at each partner university every year, and as many students are applying to the same universities, spots at preferred universities will be awarded to students who score the highest on the scale below.

Once you are placed at a university from your preference list, the CGE department will contact you to confirm that you would like to move forward with your placement.

This procedure will be valid from the selection process for Fall 2023 semester. We will be accepting applications from the beginning of the Spring 2023 semester.

Application Evaluation Rubric

  • Larger weight to students who submit their applications early (6 weeks prior to deadline at the earliest)
  • Larger weight to students who are in their 2nd and 3rd year at UNYP
  • Larger weight to students who are applying to a school that has courses in their program
  • Larger weight to strong motivation statement
  • Extra point for students with a contribution to UNYP (leading a student club, Gaudeamus/TEDx/Orientation week help, etc.)

How to Apply

Before starting your application, make sure that:

  • Fill in the UNYP Exchange Program Application. Half completed forms will not be considered.
  • Write a statement of purpose – A 300-word statement about why you want to go on exchange. Think of the statement as a written interview. Tell us why UNYP should choose you over other applicants. You should outline 1. Where you want to go (first preference institution). 2. Why you want to go there (academic reasons, personal interest, career prospects, etc.). 3. How will this program benefit you (personally, academically, and/or for your career pursuits). 4. Any relevant experience(s) you have had
  • Get your transcript of records
  • Submit documents to cge@unyp.cz
  • Consult your plans with your Academic Advisor
  • Be sure to pay attention to the application deadlines: 
  • Spring 2024: 13 October 2023
  • Fall 2024: 23 February 2024

*Please note that some programs may have earlier deadline requirements of 22 September. See the Student Exchange Program Coordinator for details.

After applying

  • Students, who have submitted their application by the deadline above, will go through a selection process and will be notified of the outcome within one week of the deadline.

We ask students to list three universities they would be happy to study abroad at. This is recommended as we have limited places at each partner university. When processing your application we will aim to give you the first university listed, however, depending on demand, we may have to allocate you to any of the universities you have listed. Therefore, we ask students to have an equal interest in all of them.

After being selected

  • Fill in the course selection form – must be approved by your Academic Advisor and the ESU office (if applicable); minimum number of credits is: 12 US credits (24 ECTS) per semester
  • You will be nominated to the host school by the CGE team
  • Start looking for housing
  • Start applying for a visa (if applicable)

Before you go

  • Request Letter of Acceptance from your host institution
  • Complete the first part of the Exchange program report Exchange program report
  • Sign Agreement
  • Get health Insurance

During your stay

  • You must inform us about any changes 
  • Fill in the During mobility section in the Exchange program report from above

Before you return

  • Ask for your Transcript of Record

After you return

All questions can be directed to the UNYP Center for Global Engagement (cge@unyp.cz).

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