Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What is the start of studies for the academic year 2020/21?
The winter semester 2020/21 starts on Monday September 21, the newly admitted students will be asked to arrive one week before, we plan to organize the Orientation Days, introductory presentations, Campus guides etc.
Do I need Visa for purpose of studying at VŠE?
In case you aren’t the EU citizen (or citizen from Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Switzerland) you have to apply for Visa before coming to the Czech Republic. The Visa procedure takes basically 1-2 months after the submission of the Visa application. How to apply for Visa look here.
Do I have enough time to apply for Visa?
Basically we recommend for non-EU students to apply for our programs within the first application round (deadline by the end of February) to have more time for the Visa procedure. But also in case you will apply within the second round (deadline by the end of April), you should be able to finish your Visa application in time, just need to submit the Visa application as soon as possible.
The third application round is recommended for EU citizens or students who live already in Czechia.
What is the situation nowadays in Prague according to the coronavirus situation?
In Czechia, as well as in whole Europe, we had also many cases of infected people with the illness called COVID-19, nevertheless Czechia didn’t belong to the countries with most announced cases.
However the government declared state of emergency in Middle of March, the universities and schools were closed two months for students, the lectures were running online (via shared video, online classrooms etc.). Just now the number of infected people is decreasing, the government measures are being released, many Czech Embassies have been already opened again.
Will the coronavirus situation in Europe influence the Visa procedure for the academic year 2020/21?
Unfortunately it can happen. Many Embassies have been already open (in USA, Canada, China, Australia, Brazil, Turkey, Vietnam, Ukraine, Japan, Croatia..), some Embassies are still closed. However, students, who will not receive their Visa till the begin of new semester, will be allowed start the studies in distance form. Look for more information here.
What is the tuition fee?
The tuition fee for the newly accepted students is 3.800 EUR/academic year. The payment for the first semester in amount of 1.900 EUR has to be done till 1st September 2020.
What is the length of a master study program at the University of Economics in Prague?
The standard length of study is two years. The maximum duration of master education is specified in Study and Examination Rules.
Is it possible to arrange accommodation in university dormitories?
Yes, we have enough space in our dormitories. Students have to fill in an application, which are open usually in June. Look for more information on the dormitories here.
How to apply for ISM/EDA program?
You will be asked to fill in an online application form, pay the application fee (50 EUR) and upload to the online form your CV, proof of English knowledge and one recommendation letter(EDA)/motivation letter (ISM). We also need the hard copies (official verified copies by a public notary office) of your bachelor’s diploma and final transcript of records for purpose of recongition of your previous education in the Czech republic (legal requirement).
What is the deadline for applications?
We opened three applications rounds, the first and second finished already. The last application round was opened in May, with the deadline by JUNE 30. This application round is only for students, who don’t need Visa for their stay in the Czech Republic (EU citizen) or live already in Czechia.
What is difference between the first, second and third application round?
There isn’t any difference. Just students who apply within the first round, will have more time to prepare and submit their Visa application. The Embassies in April and May have usually more available spots for student’s Visa application. The third application round is only for students, who don’t need Visa for their stay in the Czech Republic or live already in Czechia.