Inbound Exchange Student Information

Incoming Exchange Students — Welcome!

The University of New York in Prague (UNYP) is a diverse institution with students from over 65 countries and instructors from over 30 countries. This diversity fosters an open environment for the exchange of ideas and perspectives through small class sizes.

To further enhance its global outlook, UNYP has established partnerships with over 70 institutions worldwide, welcoming exchange students from these partner institutions to join and enrich the community.

To participate in the Exchange program, students must come from a home university with a valid Exchange agreement with UNYP. A list of these partner institutions can be found below.

If your home university does not have an Exchange agreement with UNYP, you may still be able to study at UNYP as a Study Abroad student on a fee-paying basis.

For more information on the application and pre-arrival procedures, please refer to the resources that you will find below:

Europe

Albania

France

Greece

United Kingdom

North America

Canada

Mexico

USA

South America

Argentina

Chile

Ecuador

Peru

Asia

China

Georgia

Iraq

Japan

Kyrgyzstan

Malaysia

Republicof Korea

Philippines

Thailand

Turkey

Uzbekistan

Vietnam

  • Eligibility
    • Cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 with at least 1 completed semester of college
    • Nomination from home university
  • Application Requirements
    • A UNYP Online Application https://application.unyp.cz/
    • A motivation letter (written in English – max. 400 words)
    • Name of high school and year graduated
    • Official University Transcript
    • Letter from your home University confirming English language ability (waived for native speakers of English). If students are enrolled in non-English speaking degree program with partner university, they are requested to submit an English language proficiency test: https://www.unyp.cz/admissions-requirements/
    • Copy of ID or passport (plus digital passport photo)
      • Passport must be valid for at least the duration of program +3 months.
    • Course Selection Sheet

Spring 2024

​Dates: January 21 – May 11, 2024

Deadline: October 14, 2023

Fall 2024

Dates: September 1 — December 21, 2024

Deadline: April 19, 2024

Spring 2025

Dates: January 26 — May 17, 2025

Deadline: October 18, 2024

After being Accepted to study at UNYP you will need to follow with these steps:

  1. Review and sign exchange program contract
    • Once you receive email notification sign the contract via Signi
  2. Submit the Course Selection form to UNYP
    1. Be sure that your home university has approved each of the courses that you list on the Course Selection sheet.  This will ensure that the courses you enroll in at UNYP will transfer back towards your degree at your home university.
  3. Provide UNYP with your preferred mailing address (cge@unyp.czONLY IF YOU WILL APPLY FOR A VISA
    1. UNYP must ship to you a UNYP acceptance letter for your visa application.  The address that you provide to UNYP as your preferred mailing address is the address where we will send your visa document.
  4. Provide UNYP with a passport-style photo of yourself (cge@unyp.cz)
    1. We will use this photo for your UNYP Student ID Card. The photo must be taken according to passport-photo requirements (https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports/how-apply/photos.html)
  5. Prepare the necessary visa documents (see your Czech Embassy’s website for full details on properly submitting these documents) ONLY IF YOU ARE NON-EU CITIZEN.
    1. Application Form 
    2. Passport – style photo (3.5cm x 4.5cm)
    3. Passport
    4. Proof of Funds
    5. Criminal History Form
      1. US citizens can submit affidavit instead
    6. Visa application fee
    7. Postage fees (for US citizens only)
    8. Proof of Acceptance (UNYP SENDS THIS TO YOU BY MAIL)
    9. Proof of Accommodation 
      1. IF YOU ARE ENROLLED IN THE HOUSING & SERVICES PROGRAM UNYP WILL PROVIDE THIS FOR YOU
    10. Proof of Insurance 
      1. ​IF YOU ARE ENROLLED IN THE HOUSING & SERVICES PROGRAM UNYP WILL PROVIDE THIS FOR YOU
    11. Consent of parent/legal guardian incase applicant is underage
  6. Obtain UNYP Login Credentials for: Email, E-Learning, E-GNOMON
  7. Join UNYP Visiting Students Facebook Group and WhatsApp chat
  8. Send UNYP a scan of your approved student visa – if applicable (cge@unyp.cz)
  9. Arrive in Prague on Arrival Day
  10. Check in to orientation at UNYP for Day 1 of orientation week

Course Catalogue

Access current course catalogue via this link: https://airtable.com/app4hWCbWWQhroQBd/shrh4px9YFuxm5mqS/tbll1WHZRcfJw53fV

Fall Course Offerings

Please note that the following list is not official list of courses for the following semester. Rather, these are the course offerings from the latest semesters and can serve as a reference for what to expect in future semesters. The official set of course will be published one month before the start of classes.

Business

  • Behavioral Economics
  • Calculus
  • College Algebra
  • Computers and Applications
  • Consumer Behavior
  • Corporate Finance
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • E-Commerce and Marketing Technologies
  • Econometrics
  • Entrepreneurship Essentials
  • Event Management
  • Financial Accounting
  • Financial Analysis
  • Human Resource Management
  • Information Management
  • Introduction to Python
  • Introduction to University Studies
  • Knowledge Management
  • Legal Environment of Business
  • Macroeconomics
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Math Tutoring
  • Microeconomics
  • Network Administration
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Principles of Management
  • Project Management
  • Reason and Argument
  • Sports Management
  • Student Competition
  • Systems Administration
  • Viral and Guerilla Marketing
  • Web Design

Communication and Media, English language and literature

  • Art of the Western World
  • Digital Photography
  • Global Communication
  • History and Theory of New Media
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Introduction to Advertising
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Media and Society
  • News Writing
  • Public Relations Principles
  • Public Speaking
  • Academic Writing
  • English Composition I
  • English Composition II
  • English Composition Skills
  • Great Books
  • Introduction to Literature

 
International Relations

  • American Government and Politics
  • Classics of Political Theory
  • Czech A1
  • Czech A2
  • European Integration
  • History of Religions
  • International Conflict and Security
  • Introduction to Philosophy
  • Principles of Ethics
  • Senior Project Defense
  • Spanish A1
  • US History since 1865

 
Psychology

  • Addiction and Dependency: An Introduction
  • Biological Psychology
  • Cognition
  • Comparative Psychology
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Educational Psychology 
  • Environmental Crisis and Global Sustainability
  • Evolutionary Psychology
  • General Psychology
  • Group Work Processes
  • History and Systems of Psychology
  • Human Biology
  • Introduction to Existential Psychology
  • Personnel and Work Psychology
  • Psychology of Adjustment
  • Psychology of Adolescence and Adulthood
  • Psychology of Infancy and Childhood
  • Social Psychology
  • Statistics I
  • Statistics II
  • Theories of Personality

Spring Course Offerings

Business

  • Algorithms
  • Calculus
  • College Algebra
  • Computers and Applications
  • Corporate Finance
  • Cross Cultural Management Skills
  • E-Commerce and Marketing Technologies
  • Emotions in Marketing
  • Facility Management
  • Final Project Proposal
  • Financial Accounting
  • Human Resource Management
  • Information Management
  • Information Security Implementation & Processing
  • International Business
  • International Marketing Strategies
  • International Money & Banking
  • Introduction to University Studies
  • Legal Environment of Business
  • Macroeconomics
  • Management Information Systems
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Math Tutoring
  • Microeconomics
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Pricing Strategies 
  • Principles of Management
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Professional Development
  • Project Management
  • Reason and Argument
  • Strategic Communication Skills for Business Leaders

Communication and Media, English language and literature

  • Advanced Public Relations
  • Art of the Western World
  • Digital Photography
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Introduction to Advertising
  • Introduction to Media Writing
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Media History
  • Mediation and Conflict Management
  • Psychology of Technology
  • Public Relations Principles
  • Public Speaking
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Visual Culture and Semiotics
  • Academic Writing
  • English Composition I
  • English Composition II
  • English Composition Skills
  • Foundation II: Grammar
  • Foundation II: Listening and Conversation
  • Foundation II: Reading and Writing
  • The Novel

International Relations

  • Classics of Political Theory
  • Czech A1
  • Czech A2
  • Democracy and Democratization
  • European Law
  • External Relations of the EU
  • History of Religions
  • International Organizations
  • International Political Economy
  • Introduction to Philosophy
  • Introduction to Political Science
  • Principles of Ethics
  • Social and Economic Aspects of Globalization
  • Spanish A1
  • Spanish A2
  • Theories of International Relations
  • US History and Civil Rights
  • US History since 1865
  • World Geography

Psychology

  • Animals in Human Society
  • Biological Psychology
  • Cognition
  • Comparative Psychology
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Educational Psychology 
  • General Psychology
  • Group Work Processes
  • Health Psychology
  • History and Systems of Psychology
  • Human Biology
  • Motivation and Emotion
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychology of Adjustment
  • Psychology of Adolescence and Adulthood
  • Psychology of Art
  • Psychology of Infancy and Childhood
  • Social Psychology
  • Sports Psychology
  • Statistics I
  • Statistics II
  • Theories of Personality

Summer Course Offerings

Business

  • College Algebra
  • Financial Accounting

 Communication and Media, English language and literature

  • Art and Architecture of Prague
  • Cinema and Society
  • Communication for Social Change
  • The World of Beer: Economic and Communications Context
  • The Power of Words: Creativity through Rap and Monologue

International relations

  • Czech A1
  • Introduction to Philosophy
  • Peace and Conflict in the Contemporary World
  • Principles of Ethics
  • Spanish A1
  • Terrorism
  • US History since 1865
  • Music and the Mind
  • Psychology of Religion
  • Statistics I

UNYP can offer Exchange students its Housing & Services program, in which UNYP guarantees a housing placement with other visiting students. More details on the UNYP Housing & Services program can be found in the «Costs» section.

If you wish to secure your own housing, please see some options listed below:

Several accommodations in Prague could be options for Exchange students. As these are suitable housing options for many newcomers to Prague and availability may be limited, it is important to book a room early.

PLEASE NOTE: The student will be able to pick the type of room, but building management places the student into an available apartment. These accommodations are not student dormitories.

BELGICKA  APARTMENTS

4-minute walk from UNYP

Two completely renovated residential buildings, ideally located, just 100m from UNYP. Students can choose one of 73 single or double rooms. The area, size, and number of the single and double bedrooms (2 beds) apartments vary. The capacity of both buildings is 25 apartments totaling up to 120 beds. 

For detailed information, check their website: http://belgickaapartments.cz/

For reservations, please contact info@belgickaapartments.cz (current students) or admissions@unyp.cz(new students).

DC REZIDENCE

30-35 minutes from UNYP by public transport (metro line C and bus connection)

Accommodation in single rooms in a renovated building, located in a quiet environment and providing students with all the services necessary for study and relaxation. DC Rezidence is part of a sport relaxation and gastronomic complex, which provides a wide range of services (restaurant, sports academy, wellness, laundry, etc.).
 

More information can be found at http://www.dcrezidence.cz/en/

To receive a reservation form contact: internationaloffice@unyp.cz

STUDENT HOUSE BOTIC (SHB)
15 minutes from UNYP by public transport (with tram connections)

Located in a residential area of Prague 10, SHB is close to public transportation and close to the city center and I. P. Pavlova area. It is a renovated residential building designed to accommodate 160 students in 92 rooms total: single, twin, and double. There are double rooms available for disabled persons.

The price includes all utilities (heating, water, electricity), 24/7 reception, high-speed internet, fridge in each room and common areas cleaning. Students are responsible for their room cleaning, possibility to arrange an extra charged room cleaning service.

Available in the building: kitchen for every 12 rooms, study rooms, storage room (bicycles, skis, etc.), fitness, student club, laundry, mailbox. 


More information can be found at http://www.shbprague.com/

For reservations, please contact reception@shbprague.com



ZEITRAUM Student Housing

This provider offers dormitory style student housing that is easili accesible by public transportation. The housing is located in nice residential area of the city.

More information can be found at: https://students.zeitraum.re/en/locations/?city=prague 

The cost for Housing and services for Fall or Spring 2023/2024: $5,300

The cost for Housing and services for Fall or Spring 2024/2025: $5,600


Items included in Housing and Services fee:

  • Housing
    • Housing in one of the residences listed below included in Study Abroad Program fee
  • Health Insurance
    • Basic Czech health insurance coverage for students, valid for student visa purposes
  • Visa Support
    • The International Office will provide information on how to navigate the visa application process, and will also provide crucial documentation necessary for the visa application itself
  • Pre-Departure Orientation and Information
    • Once you’re a confirmed participant in the program we will provide you with all the information you need to help you get ready to study abroad in Prague. A brief online pre-arrival quiz helps make sure you’re ready to go. Our staff is always available to help answer your questions, and can even connect you with current students for their perspectives and insights.
  • Airport Pick Up and Transport to Housing
    • If you arrive at Prague’s Vaclav Havel International Airport (PRG) on the designated Arrival Day and tell us your arrival information in advance, our team of staff and student volunteers will meet you at the airport and take you directly to your housing in Prague. Then we will show you around the student residence and the local neighborhood so you begin to feel at home right away.
  • On-Site Orientation
    • The day after Arrival Day, orientation sessions at UNYP will introduce you to your university home for the semester, your fellow students and instructors, and the lovely Vinohrady neighborhood.
  • Transportation Pass
    • Prague has one of the best public transport systems in Europe. UNYP will provide you with a transportation pass for the duration of the program, giving you access to all city metro, trams, and buses.
  • Student Benefits Program
    • Take advantage of the many discounts and other benefits available through UNYP’s student benefits program, including discounts on gyms, swimming pools, local restaurants, retail outlets, and hotels. Check out UNYP’s Student Benefits page for more details.
    • The International Student Identity Card (ISIC) Card issued in your name, together with your UNYP ID card, will allow you to take advantage of student benefits across Europe.
  • Mailing of your Final Transcripts
    • Once your grades are finalized at the end of the semester/term, your official transcript will be sent by standard mail to the address you indicate on your application (usually your university’s registrar office).
      Grades are finalized about one month after the final exam period is over.
      If you need additional transcripts later, just email UNYP’s Registrar office.

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

If you are interested in earning a bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate degree at UNYP, please look at our range of Academic Programs or contact our Admissions Office.

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