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A&M Mays Only Exchange: University of Economics Prague
Prague, Czech Republic (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
Spring
Who Can Apply: Texas A&M University applicants only
Texas A&M Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year
Texas A&M
Application Deadline
Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 09/15/2017 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of approval to participate in this program and be able to complete post-decision (pre-departure) items prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
Texas A&M Reciprocal Educational Exchange Program
Academic Area:
Business
Academic College: Mays Business School Academic Department: Accounting, Business Administration, Business Honors, Finance, Management, Management Informations Systems, Marketing, Supply Chain Management
Minimum GPA:
3.0
Pre-requisites:
No
Language of instruction:
English
Program Advisor:
Bianca Cusimano, Jye Shafer
Housing: Apartment (alone), Apartment (shared), Dormitory
Open to non-majors:
No
Classification: Junior, Senior
REEP Program Type:
Departmental Exchange
Program Description:
University of Economics Prague

The University of Economics Prague (VŠE) was established in 1953, offering courses under several faculties: Economics, Politics and Diplomacy, and Social Sciences.  In 2008, the EDUNIVERSAL Project awarded VŠE as the 1st Business School in the Eastern European Zone, and was ranked among the 700 best universities in the world by QS World University Rankings in 2013. VŠE now offers courses under faculties such as Finance/Accounting, International Relations, Business Administration, Information/Statistics, Economics, and Management.



Location
University of Economics Prague is located in Prague, the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic. Once the capital of the kingdom Bohemia, Prague was founded during the 9th century and has now grown into the 15th largest city in the European Union. With a population of approximately 1.26 million people, Prague is  home to numerous famous cultural attractions, including the Prague Castle, the Charles Bridge, Old Town Square, the Prague astronomical clock, and Vyšehrad, as well as a plethora of museums and art galleries. Because of its age, the city boasts an extensive history, especially in architecture, with features of the Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque eras. Prague has one of the highest rates of public transportation usage in the world, and offers the Prague metro, Prague tram system, Prague buses, funiculars, and ferries to aid its inhabitants in navigating the city. Prague, because of its proximity to the remainder of the European Union is also easily accessible by other popular tourist destinations throughout Europe, and is home to the Vaclav Havel Airport, one of the biggest airports in Central and Eastern Europe.
 

Eligibility Requirements
  • This program is limited to students in the Mays Business School
  • Have upper-level classification or Graduate student by the beginning of exchange; can be a Sophomore at the time of application
  • Have a minimum 3.0 G.P.A.
  • Proficiency in English or Norwegian
  • Must obtain a student visa
  • Be a TAMU student for at least one semester prior to application
  • Attend TAMU for at least one full semester after the exchange
  • Provide official transcripts from all college-level institutions attended
Students can choose to study abroad during
  • Fall Semester (August to December)
  • Spring Semester (January to June)

Courses
 
Exchange students at the University of Economics Prague have the option between two types of courses: regular courses which are taught every week, and intensive courses that are taught only a few days during the semester on an intensive basis. Students can find a list of courses as well as a bank of the syllabi for the courses offered at VŠE at this link. For more information about registering for courses, students can visit the course registration page. Students are required to get all courses they plan to take at University of Economics Prague by their home university (Texas A&M University).


Housing
Exchange students at VŠE have the option of living in an on-campus dormitory or off-campus in the city of Prague. On campus, there are two different dormitory blocks for exchange students called Jarov III. F and Jarov III. G. They are both located about 15 minutes away from the University of Economics, and are easily accessible by a direct tram line, but they are located about 25 minutes away by tram from the city center of Prague. Blankets, pillows, and bed linens are provided, and there are laundry rooms in each dormitory. Internet access is available in most rooms. If students do not wish to be housed in a dormitory, they may visit this link to look at other housing options.

Costs

One of the benefits of participating in a reciprocal exchange is their affordability. Overall costs are comparable to studying in College Station with the main difference in costs coming from travel related expenses and the exchange rate. Please keep in mind that because you are enrolled at A&M, your regular tuition and fees will be paid at A&M just as if you were taking classes on campus. Additionally, students will be provided with the necessary information for them to make arrangements for all other expenses.
 
As soon as you decide to participate in a study abroad program, you will want to look into the funding available.
  • Scholarships
    • CIBS Reciprocal Exchange Scholarship
    • Mays Business School MBA Scholarships
    • ROTC and Corps Scholarships
    • The Study Abroad Fellowship
    • International Education Fee Scholarship
Additional information and applications can be found at the Mays Center for International Business “Scholarships & Financial Aid” page and the Study Abroad Programs Office “Funding Your Program” page. 

Helpful Links

University of Economics Prague Homepage
VŠE Exchange Program Page
VŠE Academic Calendar
VŠE List of Courses
VŠE On-Campus Housing
Off-Campus Housing Options
Mays Center for International Business Homepage
Mays Center for International Business REEP Webpage
Mays Center for International Business Scholarships and Financial Aid
Mays Center of International Business Certificate in International Business
Study Abroad Programs Office Scholarship and Funding webpage
Scholarship and Funding options
Currency Converter
 

Thoughts from a Former Exchange Student

"I would highly recommend studying abroad to anyone who has the opportunity to go. It has changed my life in so many different ways. I am much more independent, traveled, and cultured as a result of the fantastic experience. I wouldn’t trade it for anything.”
 
 Philip ’14 Finance, Spring 2013 Mays Reciprocal Exchange in Spain


Contacts

For detailed information about the exchange program at BI Norwegian Business School, students should contact Mr. Jye Shafer in the Mays School of Business. Students should contact the Mays Undergraduate Office or their departmental academic advisor for curriculum related issues.
 
For more information from the Study Abroad Programs Office, please contact Bianca Cusimano.