University of Economics Prague
Fall or Spring Semesters
Prague, Czech Republic
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.
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.
Students can choose to study abroad during
- 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
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
- Fall Semester (August to December)
- Spring Semester (January to June)
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).
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.
*Tuition & Fee rates vary depending on course load and residency status.
As soon as you decide to participate in a study abroad program, you will want to look into the funding available. Texas A&M Scholarships designated specifically for study abroad include: The Study Abroad Fellowship
and the International Education Fee Scholarship. Also, many academic colleges and departments offer scholarships for students studying abroad. Additional information can be found at the Study Abroad Programs Office Funding webpage
Funding is available in many forms. For complete information on funding opportunities, please visit the Study Abroad Programs Office website here:http://studyabroad.tamu.edu/funding
or visit for walk-in advising.
College Station Students Only: The Scholarships and Financial Aid office offers scholarship programs. These scholarships are based on merit and/or financial need. For more information and to access the application, visit: https://sfaid.tamu.edu/uwideapp/#Program13
Federal and state financial aid and some scholarships may often be used toward the cost of TAMU study abroad programs. Students can contact the program's respective study abroad advisor (listed above) to obtain a copy of the program-specific Financial Aid Request Form. Students should schedule a meeting with a financial aid advisor to discuss their award package and disbursement of financial aid as it relates to the courses and the program fee due dates. Link to the Scholarship & Financial Aid Office:http://financialaid.tamu.edu/
Thoughts from a Former Exchange Student
"I decided to study abroad as a means of diversifying my professional skills, not to mention my career opportunities. Studying abroad is one of the best ways to broaden one's awareness of the complex issues surrounding this new international/global era in which we live. It helped me perfect my language skills and gain knowledge of the political, social, and economic issues the world faces today. Furthermore, I believe the personal experiences I gained will help me to be a better leader to welcome challenges, and to challenge the status quo."
Former Texas A&M Exchange Student