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  • Contact

    Ms. Markéta Salamánková
    Erasmus and International Programs Coordinator

    Office: Londýnská 41, 4th floor (to the left (Rector's Office))
    Office Hours: By appointment

    • Content

      1. Your Guide to Going Abroad ... Before, During, After
      2. List of Exchange Partners
      3. Eligibility Requirements
      4. How to Apply
      5. Documents
      6. Transfer Credit
      7. Student Exchange Program Report
      8. Short-term Programs
      • 1. Your Guide to Going Abroad ... Before, During, After

        Getting started

        Step 1:   Research study abroad opportunities

        Step 2:   Consider priorities

        Step 3:   Meet the Student Exchange Programs Coordinator

        Step 4:   Determine your eligibility

        Step 5:   Meet with your Academic Advisor

        Step 6:   Consider carefully all the ramifications

        Step 7:   Apply

        After your application for an exchange has been considered and the nomination accepted by the host institution ...

        Step 8:   Start the application process with the host institution

        Step 9:   Submit the Course Selection Form

        Step 10: Get ready for your semester abroad

        While abroad

        Step 11: Get settled

        Step 12: Attend the orientation session at the host institution

        Step 13: Get in touch with your Academic Advisor to pre-register for courses

        Step 14: Request official transcript

        Coming home

        Step 15: Complete the study abroad report

        Step 16: Become the student exchange ambassador

        • 3. 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 45 US credits (4-year bachelor students) or 75 ECTS credits (3-year bachelor students) prior 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 current or pending probationary status due to academic dishonesty or misconduct.

          • 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 a full-time enrollment at the host institution and comply with the rules and regulations (academic, codes of conduct, financial) of the host institution.

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            4. How to Apply

            Before starting your application, make sure that:

            • You fulfill the eligibility requirements
            • You meet with the Student Exchange Program Coordinator


            To apply for an exchange placement, you must hand in the following documents:

            1. UNYP Student Exchange Program Application

            The application form is available in the "Documents" section below. The form is .word document, so you can complete it electronically, print it out and sign it. Half completed forms will not be considered.

            2. 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:

            • Where you want to go (first preference institution)
            • Why you want to go there (academic reasons, personal interest, career prospects, etc.)
            • How will this program benefit you (personally, academically, and/or for your career pursuits)
            • Any relevant experience(s) you have had

            Submit the completed and signed application along with the statement of purpose to Zuzana Halkova, Student Exchange Program Coordinator. Be sure to pay attention to the application deadlines. Note: Only completed applications will be accepted.

            Application deadlines

            Fall Semester: March 1
            Spring Semester: September 15

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

            What happens after the application has been submitted?

            Students, who have submitted their application by the deadline above, will be notified of the outcome within one week of the deadline.

            Decisions are NOT based on first-come-first-served, but primarily on the suitability of the institution to the student's degree. 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 allocate you to any of the universities you have listed. Therefore, we ask student to have an equal interest in all of them.

            • 6. Transfer Credit

              Credit from the exchange partner university will be evaluated and granted on a course equivalency basis only upon receipt of an official transcript.

              To transfer credit from UNYP's exchange partners, students need to request one (1) official transcript in a sealed (unopened) university envelope to be mailed to UNYP (see mailing addresses below).

              Mailing address:

              University of New York in Prague
              Attn.: Marketa Salamankova
              Londynska 41
              120 00 Prague 2 - Vinohrady
              Czech Republic

              • 7. Exchange Program Report

                UNYP Exchange Program Report



                You must submit a written report of your exchange experience (to be posted on our website and other publications).

                Additionally, UNYP Exchange Program may call you from time to time to speak to prospective exchange students informally or in seminars and in other ways help to promote the student exchange programme.

                Please note: Please send the report as an attachment to


                Content of the report

                The report should be a summary of your exchange experience of around 400 words. You may want to include some or all of the following in your report:

                •  How did you find out about the UNYP exchange programme?
                •  Your feelings/first impressions when you arrived at your host university/city/country.
                • Your accommodation.
                •   Orientation at the host university.
                •   What did you think of the courses/professors at the home university?
                •   What was the host city/country like?
                •   What was the cost of living compared to Prague?
                • What extracurricular activities did you do? (Travelling, clubs, sports...)
                •   Life on campus.
                •   Food.
                •   Highlights of your exchange.
                •   Challenges of your exchange.
                •   Any advice you would give to students thinking about the exchange programme.


                Photos of your experience

                We would appreciate it if you would also supply us with some photos of your exchange experience, to be used for promotional purposes.

                • 8. Short-Term Programs

                  Cannot commit to an entire semester abroad? Short-term programs might be a great option for you.

                  Short-term programs offer you the opportunity to earn credit towards your degree while traveling and experiencing another culture. Plus, having international experience is always an excellent addition to your CV!

                  Academic Year 2016-2017:
                  Country University Program Application Deadline
                  Argentina: Universidad de San AndrésIntensive Summer Program April 15
                  France: Groupe EDH (EFAP, ICART, EFJ)EFAP Summer Program May 15

                  Telecom Ecole de ManagementTEM Summer School April 28
                  Germany: ISM International School of Management Summer Camp ISM Cologne April 15
                  South Korea: Sookmyung Women's UniversityInternational Summer School April 30, May 30
                  Spain: ESIC Business and Marketing SchoolShort-Term Summer ProgramsApril 28


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