University of Economics, Prague

Prague
Czech Republic

Language of instruction

English
Czech

The University of Economics, Prague (VŠE) is the biggest public university of economics in the Czech Republic. The Faculty of Business Administration is EQUIS accredited, placing it within the top 1% of business schools worldwide.

VŠE Žižkov campus is situated in the Czech Republic’s capital – the City of a Hundred Spires, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Explore all of Prague’s neighbourhoods, each with its own characteristic atmosphere and unique charm.

Semester dates

UQ Semester Host Semester Dates
Semester 1 Spring Semester February–June
Semester 2 Autumn Semester September–December

View the VŠE academic calendar.

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Student testimonials

Full-time study load

30 ECTS credits per semester at VŠE is equivalent to 8 UQ units.

Minimum academic requirements

You will need a minimum cumulative GPA of 4.5 to study at VŠE.

Find courses

Search the Credit Precedent Database to find courses offered by your host university that have been previously approved for credit at UQ. The database should be used as a general guide only. 

Search the VŠE course catalogue if courses do not appear in the database.

List of courses open for exchange students.

Study areas taught in English

Undergraduate
Business administration
Economics
Event, hospitality, hotel and tourism management
Finance
Human resources
International business
Marketing
Postgraduate
Business administration
Business information systems
Economics
Event, hospitality, hotel and tourism management
Finance
Human resources
International business
Marketing

Additional academic information

VŠE has online resources to help navigate their academic policies:

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Accommodation

Every student that applies for on-campus accommodation is provided with a place in a dormitory at University of Economics, Prague. If you are wanting to live outside of the University, VŠE cannot help with searching for or arranging off-campus accommodation.

Cost of living

Prague is a relatively inexpensive city for students. The city has a highly integrated and connected public transport system, making it very easy to get around town. VŠE has detailed information about living in Prague, including the average cost of daily expenses. Page 4 of the Exchange program guide also provides an estimated cost of living for students in Prague.

Financial support

A range of funding for student exchange including scholarships, grants and loans are available to UQ students.  

Insurance

Students approved to participate in the Student Exchange Program are automatically covered by UQ’s Travel Insurance for the country of their host university only.

For more information, read the Student Travel Insurance Policy Summary on UQ’s Travel Insurance web page (login required).

If you plan to travel outside of your host country, you should purchase additional insurance.

Students from non-EU countries, staying in the Czech Republic longer than 3 months, must acquire an insurance policy with a company licensed to operate the insurance in the territory of the Czech Republic. 

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Organise your visa

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As UQ Abroad is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

Study in Prague provides visa and immigration information for incoming exchange students.

Contact the Consulate General of the Czech Republic for more visa information.

Travel risk levels

The University of Queensland cannot and does not allow UQ Abroad students to travel to any country with a risk level of 3 (Reconsider your need to travel) or above, as assessed by the Australian Government.

If a country's risk level changes to 3 or above, UQ Abroad programs to that country are suspended until the risk level improves.

Find out the risk level and travel advice for your host country on the Smartraveller website.

Register your travel plans

We recommend that you register your travel plans on the Smartraveller website so that the Australian Government can contact you or your family in an emergency.

Non-Australian citizens should register with their closest consulate.

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.