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  • Locations: Prague, Czech Republic
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
  • Restrictions: UMass Boston/Dartmouth/Lowell applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2019 03/15/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Year 2019-2020 03/15/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Who can apply: UMass Lowell Students Language of Instruction: Czech, English
Class Status: 3-junior Housing Options: Dormitory
Areas of Study: Engineering Program Category: Internship abroad, Service Learning, Study abroad
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Program Type: Exchange
Program Description:
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View and download brochure: Czech Technical University Flyer

Gregory Ensom Photo"When studying abroad, I learned so much, not only from CTU (Czech Technical University) regarding my education in Electrical Engineering, but also of different cultures and history all over Europe. When you hear the cliche that people find themselves when studying abroad, it really is true. Through my experience I have really grown to be a more motivated and confident character. I have had the opportunity to meet a variety of different people around the world and  immerse myself in their culture first hand. I can't begin to express how rewarding this experience has been especially where I was able to get an internship here and stay an extra two months! I really can't imagine my life without it."

- Gregory Ensom '17


About the University:

The Czech Technical University in Prague (CTU) is one of the biggest and oldest technical universities in Europe. It was founded on the initiative of Josef Christian Willenberg on the basis of a decree issued on January 18th, 1707 by Emperor Josef I. 
  • CTU currently has eight faculties (Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Nuclear Science and Physical Engineering, Architecture, Transportation Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, Information Technology) and about 21,000 students. 
  • For the 2016/17 academic year, CTU offers its students 119 study programs and 442 fields of study within these programs.
  • CTU educates modern specialists, scientists and managers with knowledge of foreign languages, who are dynamic, flexible and able to adapt rapidly to the requirements of the market. 
  • In 2015, CTU was ranked between 451st and 460th place out of 4,200 universities worldwide in the QS World University Rankings, which is published in the Times Educational Supplement.
Tuition and fees are paid to UMass Lowell. Room and Board and other expenses will be paid to the host institution or other arrangement. The deadlines for student exchange applications are March 15 for the Fall semester and October 15 for the Spring semester.

Join CTU at Prague and learn about Study at CTU in Prague.

How to Apply:
The general entry requirement is a Cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a scale of 4.0.  Applicants should normally have completed at least one year of university study at the time of application. UMass Lowell students should first complete the UMass Lowell application process by clicking "Apply Now" on this site.  Once approved for participation, students will be guided through the necessary application to the host university, as well as all the other steps to complete the Pre-Depature and Post-Departure components of their application. 

If students ever have any questions, they can always reach us with their inquiries by email at studyabroad@uml.edu or by phone at 978-934-4660, and they can find us located on the third floor of University Crossing, Suite 370.


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Why Study in the Czech Republic?:
Czech Republic FlagThe Czech Republic is a landlocked country in Central Europe. From its capital Prague you can be in Berlin, Germany in four hours by train. It is a two-hour flight to London, UK and a ninety-minute flight to Paris, France. It takes about five hours to reach Vienna, Austria by car. So, why study in the Czech Republic?
  • The cost of living for a student in Prague, the capital of Czech Republic, is considerably lower than in western European capital cities or in cities in the United States.
  • The Czech Republic has a unique location, at the crossroads between eastern and western Europe. You can easily travel all round the continent.
  • The Czech Republic is a safe and pleasant part of the world. You can walk around and enjoy the city 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • There is very large international community in the Czech Republic, especially in Prague. People tend to be tolerant to foreigners and to different races.
  • The Czech Republic is a democratic country with a highly-developed economy and a rich cultural heritage.
  • Some of the finest Baroque, Art Nouveau and Cubist buildings in all Europe can be found in the Czech Republic.

Student Life:
Taking part of your degree abroad is, probably, the best you can do for your life and career. Studying abroad is a valuable life experience and the growing mobility of students makes it easier to start your career in another country or continent, if you wish to do so. The international experience is valued by employers everywhere around the world; moreover, studying abroad may help you find inspiration for your further specialization or even your theses.
  • Get a unique life experience, one only gets by living abroad.
  • Choose from many interesting courses taught in English and get new inspiration for your future career.
  • Meet new people and expand your business connections.
  • Enjoy Prague student life and the support of student organisations aimed at providing help to international students.
  • Travel around Europe from the best spot you can choose: the center.
  • Learn a new language or improve your current language skills.
  • Live independently at moderate costs that are still lower than in other Western European countries.
  • Enjoy a metropolis where the modern and well organized systems meet hundreds years of history and a magical atmosphere of the streets than Franz Kafka once walked and where Miloš Forman filmed in his Amadeus.
Learn more about Student Life at the Czech Technical University.

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Housing
Approximately 8,000 local and international students are accommodated each year in the CTU dormitories. Rule number one is that each new student shall be offered a place/bed. The accommodation is mainly in shared rooms, and it is not possible to apply for separate single room at the beginning of the year. University accommodation normally means a shared rooms, a two-bed rooms, in some cases even a three-bed room. In response to many requests for single accommodation, we have tried to find a solution. If you wish to live on your own and there is no single room available, there is an option of getting a double room in a university dormitory for 1½ times the price for a bed in a double room. 
  • DORMITORY FEES per day: MIN 56 CZK/ 2.1 EUR/ 2.2 USD; MAX 137 CZK/5.1 E­UR/5.5 USD
  • The university accommodation is inexpensive and conveniently located, with unlimited high-speed internet access.
  • Rooms are equipped with a bed, table, chair, wardrobe, shoe cabinet, table light – for each student.
  • Depending on the dormitory, there is one bathroom an one toilet shared by two or three rooms together. In some dormitories there is just one big bathroom and toilet facility on each floor.
  • There are typically one or two kitchen rooms equipped with a fridge, refrigerator, microwave, cooker, big table, chairs and cutlery. 
  • Internet is available at all dormitories in each room. For the internet connection you usually pay CZK 800/ USD 32 per semester.
  • Bed linen is changed every 2–3 weeks, without charge. 
  • Each dorm has a “laundromat” for washing personal items.
Learn more about Accommodation at the Czech Technical University.

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Academics:
  • CTU currently has eight faculties (Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Nuclear Science and Physical Engineering, Architecture, Transportation Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, Information Technology) and about 21,000 students.
  • For the 2016/17 academic year, CTU offers its students 119 study programmes and 442 fields of study within these programmes.
  • CTU educates modern specialists, scientists and managers with knowledge of foreign languages, who are dynamic, flexible and able to adapt rapidly to the requirements of the market.
  • Research is carried out at all eight faculties, and also at the university institutes: the Klokner Institute, the Masaryk Institute of Advanced Studies, and the Institute of Technical and Experimental Physics.
  • Academic faculties collaborate with companies such as Hewlett-Packard, Accenture, Ernst&Young, McKinsey, Škoda Auto, Linet, Skanska, CEPS, Tesco Stores, and many others.
Learn more about Academics at the Czech Technical University.

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Important: The courses should be chosen at one faculty only to which the application is consequently sent. It is also necessary to select primarily courses corresponding to the student‘s major at the home university so that the application could be forwarded to a specific department.Only a minor part of courses not corresponding to the major may be selected.
  • Only after the admission by the relative faculty, the student may apply to one or two courses at another CTU faculty.
  • Courses offered to the Erasmus program students are available for non-European exchange students.
  • It is better though to choose more courses in case some of them would be full.
Academic Year:
The Winter semester starts at the beginning of October and finishes before Christmas and January is the exam period. The Summer semester starts at the end of February, finishes at the end of May and June is the exam period. Official information can be found on their website.


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