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  • Locations: Prague, Czech Republic
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Restrictions: UMass Boston/Dartmouth/Lowell applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2021 10/15/2020 ** 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: 2-sophomore, 3-junior, 4-senior, 5-grad student Housing Options: Student responsibility
Program Category: Study abroad Minimum GPA: 2.5
Program Type: Exchange
Program Description:
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About University of New York in Prague:
The University of New York in Prague's reputation is growing rapidly among international students, and multinational employers. Highly qualified international students from around the world choose UNYP for the best in international, English-language university education. The University of New York in Prague offers international students a wonderful opportunity to experience one of the world's best kept medieval cities in the heart of Europe, and earn transfer credits towards their degree. Join the multinational group of professors and students in an intimate educational environment, and explore the rich history, the rapidly evolving present, and the dynamic future of this critical region.
  • With over 800 International students from 60 countries, it is a truly global university.
  • The University has a strong emphasis on courses in Business and Economics as well as Music and the Performing Arts.
  • Students can also fins courses in departments of Humanities and Culture Studies, Journalism and Media, Political Science, Sociology, as well as various Languages, such as Czech, German, Polish, and Russian.  
  • All students take a 1 credit pass/fail course on Czech culture. 
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.

Watch a video about UNYP here.

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 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:
The campus and student residence buildings are located in the lovely central district of Vinohrady, and combine historical charm with cutting-edge technology. Prague is one of the top ten safest cities in the world Prague is well-known for being a beautiful and historical city, but it is also a safe and clean city. Highly walkable and with excellent public transport, you’ll never have any problems getting where you need to go.
  • Cultural sites, sporting events, clubs, and cafes are all within easy reach.
  • UNYP has students with more than 60 nationalities from the EU, North and South America, Russia, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. University professors from around the world More than 100 professors from more than 30 countries UNYP has 125 professors coming from more than 25 countries (of whom a majority are native English speakers).
  • This multicultural background makes UNYP the most diverse university in the Czech Republic, and offers students an amazing advantage in preparing for the globalized world where they will be working.
  • UNYP graduates are in high demand all over the world.
  • The university has a very active student population. Whether you’re an aspiring Messi, a budding debate champion, a star of the small screen or you prefer the life of the mind, you’ll find friends at UNYP with similar tastes.
  • Student run activities are a big party of the UNYP experience with clubs focused on running, Model United Nations, UNYP TV, Film Club, Humans of UNYP, there is something for everyone.
Learn more about Student Life at the University of New York in Prague.

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The University of New York in Prague has partnered with prominent real estate company Amres to be the very first private university in Prague to offer accommodation for its own students in the center of Prague, from March 2016. Belgická Residences by UNYP consist of two freshly-renovated buildings located at Belgická 24 and 26 with a single entrance. The residences are centrally located in Prague’s Vinohrady neighborhood and only 100 meters from UNYP’s main campus on Londýnská, making it the most convenient housing option for our students. Each building has five floors with five apartments on each floor.
  • There are 25 apartments on offer with a total capacity of more than 120 beds. Most of the apartments have their own balcony or small terrace. 
  • Belgická Residences by UNYP give students flexibility and choice in their living arrangements, including options to rent single or double rooms or even whole apartments. Each apartment is unique, enabling students to make their study and stay in Prague even more pleasant and comfortable.
  • The area of the apartments ranges from 65 sq. m. to 130 sq. m.
  • All the apartments will have a kitchen fully equipped with modern appliances.
  • Belgická Residences by UNYP also include a restaurant and a café where students can relax and meet together.
  • Students will have the use of a peaceful inner courtyard, and 32 parking spaces will be available for UNYP students and the residents of the buildings.
  • The prices range from 8.900 CZK to 13.000 CZK per month.
Learn more about Accommodation at the University of New York in Prague.

Belgicka Apartments
A major strength of the University of New York in Prague is its highly qualified international teaching faculty, who are committed to teaching, research, academic advising, and continued intellectual growth. UNYP's internationally diverse lecturers bring a broad range of experience and expertise into the classrooms. All emphasize a dynamic, interactive teaching style.
  • Today over 120 faculty are with UNYP.  The majority of faculty have a Ph.D or are a Ph.D. candidate, and the majority are native English speakers.
  • UNYP's faculty come from over 30 countries. Most are from the U.S. (38%), Czech Republic (35%) and the U.K. (16%). They have experience in living, working, and teaching around the world. 
  • UNYP uses ECTS and the American semester credit system in parallel, with one semester credit equal to two ECTS. UNYP uses an American system due to its history and current provision of multiple-degree programs in cooperation with State University of New York, Empire State College.
  • The credit system is grounded in the ECTS system, with 60 ECTS per semester as the standard allocation. One semester credit (2 ECTS) corresponds to 50 to 60 hours of work. This represents the typical workload; the actual time each student requires to achieve the course’s outcomes may vary.
  • UNYP currently has six programs for American Bachelor's students: Business Administration, Communication & Mass Media, International & Economic Relations, Psychology, IT Management, and English Language and Literature.
Learn more about Academics at the University of New York in Prague.

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Department Links:
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 UNYP 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 Fall semester starts at the beginning of September and finishes in December and December is the exam period, with make-up exams in January. The Spring semester starts at the end of January, finishes in May, and May is the exam period. Official information can be found at their website

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