University of Economics, Prague
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Students participating in exchange will pay tuition and fees to UNC, at their current tuition rate. They will pay all other expenses, such as housing, to the host university. The budget given in US dollars is an estimate and is subject to change dependent on exchange rates. Tuition and fees estimates below are based on in-state residency rates with COF. Students will be billed at their current tuition rate.
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Prague is located on the banks of the Vltava River. The combination of historic bridge crossings and the site of Prague castle make it one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It was one of the only European cities left untouched during World War II. Architecture from several different eras are perfectly preserved, so it is possible to view a cathedral built during the middle ages and then turn the corner to view a court house built during the baroque era. Prague is home to several museums, the National Theatre, the world’s most famous astronomical clock, and a vibrant nightlife. Its vast public transportation system makes it easy to get around. The inexpensive cost of living makes it possible to fully experience all that Prague has to offer on a student budget.
Use the following links to find out more about the Czech Republic and the city of Prague.
Student’s will have no shortage of things to do in Prague. Students will be given a university of buddy who will help show them around and get them acclimated to life in Prague. Soon after students will find a plethora of affordable shopping, have the opportunity to view opera’s or ballets at the National theatre, check out the dance clubs, go to sporting events, or relax at one of the beautiful city parks.
Read through VSE's Buddy System Handbook.
The University of Economics (VSE) offers many courses taught in English for exchange students. Students can register for courses in Czech language, economics, finance, accounting, business administration, international studies, political science, statistics, public administration, and management. The Monfort College of Business at UNC has approved VSE courses for transfer to UNC.
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To be eligible, students must have at least a 2.75 GPA and have completed at least one semester of courses at UNC. The exchange is open to students in the Monfort College of Business. Students may apply for a semester.
International students can apply for accommodation in the university dormitories. VSE offers two different blocks of dormitories for international students which are approximately 20 minutes away from the university and the city center. Rooms are shared with a roommate. Each room comes with linens, shared kitchenette (two hot plates and refrigerator), shared bathroom, and internet access. Common facilities include TV rooms, a laundry facility, and fitness center.
VSE has three canteens located on campus with various food options. The average meal price is 40 CZK ($1.88) per meal. Meals purchased off campus are approximately: budget meal 77-155 CZK ($3.61-$7.28); mid-range 155-258 CZK ($7.28-$12.12); top end restaurant 258 CZK and higher ($12.12+).
Students will need to apply for a long-term resident visa to study in the Czech Republic. The processing time for a visa is60- 90 days, thus as soon as students are accepted to the program they will need to begin working on their visa application. Students can mail completed visa applications to the Czech Consulate in Los Angeles.
Information from VSE: https://exchange.vse.cz/students/prospective-students/visa/#visa
Click here for student visa suggestions, as well as the Czech Republic's Ministry of Foreign Affairs's site and visa processes.