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.

  • Completed UNYP application form;
  • Certified copy of the high school diploma (if not ready at the time of application, this can be submitted as late as September);
  • Certified copy of the academic transcripts;
  • Personal statement;
    A letter of motivation describing how this program will assist you with your professional and personal goals.
  • Letter of recommendation from a professor or supervisor who can attest to your ability and motivation for enrolling in this program;
  • English language certificate:
    • UNYP institutional English language test with a score of 72 or above.
    • TOEFL internet based test (ibt) with a score of 72 or above.
    • IELTS Academic 6.0 or above.
    • FCE A, B.
    • CAE A, B, C.
    • CPE A, B, C.
    • Duolingo score of 105 or above.
    • City & Guilds ESOL (IESOL) (Reading, Writing, and Listening) Expert C1, Mastery C2.
    • Czech or Slovak State Exam in English.
    • Czech or Slovak Maturita English Leaving Exam with score 1.
    • International Baccalaureate Higher Level (HL): score of 4 in English (as Language A or B)
    • International Baccalaureate Standard Level (SL): score of 5 in English (as Language A or B)
    • SAT Reasoning Test, Writing section: Score of 560 or higher.
    • European Baccalaureate: score of 70% in English.
    • Advanced Placement (AP) Exam in English Language and Composition, or English Literature and Composition: Score of 3 or above.
    • IGCSE English or O Level English with a Grade of C or above.
  • Copy of ID or Passport;
  • Application Fee of 2,000 CZK (non-refundable);

    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 ZOOM call for international applicants.

English Diagnostic Essay

Please note that all UNYP freshman students must submit an English Diagnostic Essay during their orientation week. Students who score a grade of NP (Not Pass) will be required to take English Composition Skills in their first semester at UNYP. This will strengthen the foundation for success in their university studies.

Math Aptitude Test

The Math Aptitude Test is mandatory for Business Administration and IT majors.
The test covers pre-algebra and college algebra skills, and ensures that students are placed in the courses appropriate for their skills, which is essential for their success.

Students can take the Math Aptitude Test only once and it must be before starting their studies at UNYP. The Math Aptitude Test has up to two parts depending upon performance and is up to two hours long. Each part contains 25 questions.

Students are encouraged to take this test seriously as it will determine placement in their first math class (Algebra Skills or College Algebra).

Students who score less than 18 points (out of 25) on Part 1 are placed in the Algebra Skills foundation course, and the Math Aptitude Test will end at that point. Students who score a minimum of 18 points (out of 25) on Part 1 will be invited to continue to Part 2.

Students who score less than 18 points (out of 25) on Part 2 take College Algebra according to their program requirements for math. Students who score a minimum of 18 points (out of 25) on Part 2 will be exempt from College Algebra and take the upper lever course, Calculus.

To see and practice all of the skills appropriate for the Math Aptitude Test, please follow the links below:
https://www.khanacademy.org/math/pre-algebra
https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra

Students in all majors who are applying for a merit scholarship take the Math Aptitude Test as part of their application. For more information about merit scholarships, please click here.

Master in Business Administration

  • Completed UNYP 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);
  • Certified copy of academic transcripts;
  • Personal statement (a letter of motivation describing how this program will assist you with your professional and personal goals);
  • Two letters of recommendation from professors or supervisors who can address the candidate’s ability and motivation for enrolling in this program;
  • Curriculum Vitae / Resume;
  • 3+ years of 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
    • Duolingo 110 +
  • Copy of ID or passport;
  • Application fee of 2,000 CZK (non-refundable) ≅ 80 EUR;
  • Motivation interview — after submitting the required documents students are invited for an interview with the MBA Director (in person or by ZOOM).

Master in Psychology

  • Completed UNYP 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);
  • Certified copy of academic transcripts;
  • Recognition of a foreign Bachelor’s degree diploma in the Czech Republic if applicable;
  • Personal statement (a letter of motivation describing how this program will assist you with your professional and personal goals);
  • Two letters of recommendation from professors or supervisors who can address the candidate’s ability and motivation for enrolling in this program;
  • Relevant Bachelor degree;
  • English language certificate
    • TOEFL internet based test (ibt) 79 or above
    • IELTS Academic 6.5 or above
    • English Composition Skills
    • CAE A, B, C
    • CPE A, B, C
    • Duolingo 110 +
  • Copy of ID or passport;
  • Application fee of 2,000 CZK (non-refundable) ≅ 80 EUR;
  • Motivation interview — after submitting the required documents students are invited for an interview with the the Program Director (in person or by ZOOM).

Master in Digital Marketing and Analytics

  • Completed UNYP application form;
  • A minimum Second Class Level 8 Honours Degree (H22) in a cognate discipline from a recognized third-level institution (cognate disciplines are defined as marketing, business, finance, IT with a component of marketing or related discipline) or an equivalent professional qualification such as MMII;
    or
  • Applicants who do not have a Level 8 qualification but who have at least 3 years of relevant work experience may also be considered through the College’s normal RPL procedures. Relevant professional experience will be taken into account and individuals will be assessed on a case-by-case basis through DBS RPL procedures;  
  • Personal statement (a letter of motivation describing how this program will assist you with your professional and personal goals);
  • Two letters of recommendation from professors or supervisors who can address the candidate’s ability and motivation for enrolling in this program;
  • English language certificate;
    For applicants whose first language is not English and who have not undertaken their undergraduate degree through English the following is required: The minimum requirement for a non-native English speaker is greater or equal to B2+ in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages for admission.
  • Curriculum Vitae / Resume;
  • Copy of ID or passport;
  • Application fee of 2,000 CZK (non-refundable) ≅ 80 EUR;
  • Motivation interview — after submitting the required documents students are invited for an interview with the the Program Director (in person or by ZOOM).

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)

UNYP has rolling admissions and students can start in the Fall or Spring semester. However students that require a visa to study in the Czech Republic will find it well advised to complete the application process as soon as possible. Applying for a visa can be timely depending on the workflow of the Czech embassy in your country of residence.  For more information on when your deadline should be please contact our Admissions Team as soon as possible at admissions@unyp.cz 

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.

International students from outside the EU, EEA and Switzerland will need a Long-stay Visa or Long-term Residence Permit to study in the Czech Republic. Please note that:

  • Students of programs that that are not officially accredited by the Ministry of Education in the Czech Republic (American Degree programs), are required to apply for a Long-stay Visa for the purpose of “Other” (with “Education” specified in the long-stay visa application form). This is not a study visa, but an “educational” visa. The waiting period for this type of visa is from 3 up to 4 months.
  • Students of programs that are officially accredited by the Ministry of Education in the Czech Republic (Dual Degree programs), can apply for either for a Long-stay Visa or a Long-term Residence Permit for the purpose of “Study”. The waiting period for the visa or residence permit for study is usually 2 – 3 months.
  • Both types of visa (purpose of “Study” and “Other”) can be issued for the period up to 12 months with the possibility to be extended in the Czech Republic, according to the duration of the study program.
  • Visiting (Study Abroad and Exchange) students who are coming for a single semester should apply for the Long-stay visa for the purpose of study.

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 students submit their applications a specific period in advance, and may also require an interview.

All supporting documents must be submitted in original or as certified photocopies. Documents in languages other than Czech must be officially translated into Czech. Please note that in some countries only translations from the Czech Republic are acceptable and it is very important to clarify with the Embassy.
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 plus 3 additional months
  • Evidence of purpose of stay
    • Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies/Education from UNYP
  • Evidence of sufficient funds
    • Bank account in your name or original credit card statements, the requirement is minimum 130.000 CZK for long term residence permit and for long term visa
  • 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.
  • Consent of your parent or another legal representative or guardian to your stay in the Czech Republic if you are a minor (under 18)
  • Health/Medical Insurance contract covering the cost of comprehensive health care. The insurance has to be valid not only in the Czech Republic but also in Schengen area.
    • You will be required to submit a notarized Czech translation of your insurance contract and its general conditions. 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.

When you purchase insurance with Red Panda or Pexpats, you will also receive free visa consultation and assistance.

UNYP students who purchase UNIQA insurance using their ISIC card, will receive a CZK 500 discount.

Please find some of the other possible medical health insurance providers below. They all offer the comprehensive insurance required for the long-stay visa and residence permit applications.

You can compare the providers and their offers here.

Useful links:

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic

Applications and relevant information

List of Czech Embassies and Consulates

Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Czech Republic

General immigration information

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

IMPORTANT: 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-stay visa/long-term residence permit who does not commence their studies on the stipulated start date of their study program!

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.

Downloads

Pursuant to Czech law (Act. No. 111/1998 Coll. on Higher Education Institutions and on Amendment to Other Acts, as amended — § 89, § 90, § 106, and the Act No. 500/2004 Coll. on Administrative Procedure) and international agreements on the recognition of documents in education and the authentication of public documents, all prospective international students wishing to study at the University of New York in Prague are required to provide a certificate of official recognition of diplomas and degrees from foreign educational institutions (a “nostrification”) issued by the Czech authorities.

For more information please contact sogurtsova@unyp.cz

Content Disclaimer:
The content of this website is provided for information purposes only. No legal liability or other responsibility is accepted by or on behalf of UNYP for any errors, omissions, or statements on this site, or any site to which these pages connect. UNYP cannot control the content or take responsibility for pages maintained by external providers. Where we provide links to sites, we do not by doing so endorse any information or opinions appearing in them. We accept no liability whatsoever over the availability of linked pages.

UNYP Chronicle Newsletter

The e-mail address you provide will be used only to send you the newsletter. Your privacy is important to us.

For more information download our UNYP Brochure.


UNYP logo

Contacts

University of New York in Prague
Londýnská 41, 120 00 Praha


ID no: 25676598
Phone: +420 224 221 261   Skype
Email: unyp@unyp.cz

Back to top
https://www.unyp.cz/ru/admissions-requirements/