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Fact Sheet:
Duration: Academic Year, Semester Minimum GPA: 2.75
Language Requirement: 0 no minimum language requirement Language of Instruction: English
Class Standing: Graduate, Junior, Senior, Sophomore NC State Students Only: Yes
Program Type: Exchange Provider: NC State
Additional Requirements: None Program Coordinator: Anna Hayes
Program Description:

The University of Economics is located in the center of Prague, the capital and largest city in the Czech Republic. Prague boasts a population of about 1.3 million and is the home to many famous attractions like the Prague Castle, the Charles Bridge, Old Town Square, and the Jewish Quarter. Prague is located centrally in Europe and provides easy access to other European cities.  


Currently, the University of Economics, Prague (VSE) has about 20,000 students, which makes it the largest higher education institution in the Czech Republic in the field of Economics and Management. It has three campuses and six faculties (one of the campuses/faculties is located outside Prague, in the town of Jindrichuv Hradec in South Bohemia). The faculties are specialized in Finance and Accounting, International Relations, Business Administration, Statistics and Informatics, Economics & Public Administration and Management: see course information


The Transfer Credit Database lists courses that have been previously approved at VSE.  Please note: their applicability to a specific degree program varies by department.  This list is not inclusive.  Additional courses can be approved for credit by using the course approval form and process, which is a part of the application for study abroad.  Please refer to the academic information on the host university website for all courses available to study abroad students.

NC State students may only take courses within the department of 
International and Diplomatic Studies at VSE. 

Unless otherwise noted, all courses are taught in English. VSE uses the ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) to measure student workload. 30 ECTS credits is a full-time load for a semester and is equivalent to approximately 15 credits in the US. Students are required to take 30 ECTS while studying at VSE. 


Students can apply to live in university dorms. The dorms for international students are located in Jarov district, Praha 3, which is about 20 minutes from the university by a direct tram line. The dorms are apartment style with 2 double bedrooms, with a shared kitchenette and a shared bathroom. For more information, visit the VSE accommodation website.

Travel Docs
Students need a long-term visa in order to study in the Czech Republic for the duration of the semester. More information can be found on VSE's visa page



Cost information is shown in the budget link, above. Financial aid is generally available to help qualified NC State students to meet the expenses of study abroad. For additional funding, NC State students should consider applying for a study abroad scholarship, and check out other ideas for funding study abroad. 


The academic calendar runs from September-December and February-May. Students are expected to arrive a week before classes start for an orientation week.

The University reserves the right to alter the program format and/or costs in case of conditions beyond its control. If the program is canceled or a student withdraws, a refund of program costs may not be available in all cases. Please refer to the Study Abroad Office Refund Policy for details. Contact us:


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2018-2019 02/08/2018
02/15/2018 TBA TBA
Fall 2018 02/08/2018
02/15/2018 TBA TBA
Spring 2019 09/15/2018 09/28/2018 TBA TBA

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