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About University of New York in Prague

The University of New York in Prague (UNYP) was established in April 1998 in cooperation with the State University of New York, New Paltz, and the State University of New York Empire State College. This cooperation enables UNYP to offer students the opportunity to obtain an internationally recognized American bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York. UNYP also works closely with its European sister college, New York College, in Athens, Greece. New York College has more than 20 years’ experience in offering international bachelor’s degree and master’s degree programs, including international MBA programs, in partnership with accredited American and European universities.

What we do

Our undergraduate programs are based on the teaching styles used in American colleges and universities. Our programs are designed to introduce students to a range of academic disciplines, to prepare them to master the techniques of critical thinking, effective communication, analysis and research, and acquire the knowledge necessary for professional specialization in a major field. All of our classes are taught in English.

Who we are

Today, UNYP is the largest and most prominent English-language higher education institution in the Czech Republic. Over 800 students from over 60 countries form a lively educational community with an international group of instructors. Our faculty currently numbers 100 teaching staff (the majority of whom are native English speakers) from over 30 countries. UNYP is proud of its accomplishments and its ability to blend the rich academic history of the Czech Republic with the best traditions of American and European higher education. Our team of educators and professionals at UNYP are looking forward to a bright future of continual development and success over the years to come.

Who we work with

UNYP has received support from public universities in Prague and continues to maintain a close relationship with Charles University, the University of Economics in Prague and the Czech Technical University in Prague. Many of UNYP’s instructors are also members of the teaching faculties at these universities. UNYP also works closely with large multinational firms located in Prague establishing internships that will give students the opportunity to apply their skills in a business setting.

About Prague

Prague is an ancient crossroads of culture, one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, and still a little off the beaten path for many.  Prague’s cobblestoned streets, lined with colorful and ornate 19th-century buildings, will lead you to countless cafés, museums, galleries, shops, parks, and monuments. In Prague, you will find an incredible blend of old and new, a rich history that is right before your eyes. 

Not only is Prague famously beautiful, but it is also very safe. The Global Peace Index ranked the Czech Republic as the 6th safest country in the world in their 2016 report.

The city of Prague provides an excellent environment to live in, to learn in, and to expand your horizons in.  Best of all, UNYP is located right in the heart of this wonderful city!

About UNYP

At UNYP, all of the classes are taught in English. Study alongside other UNYP and study abroad students in courses within Business Administration, Communication & Mass Media, International & Economic Relations, Psychology, and a wide range of courses in the social sciences, humanities, economics, finance, and arts.  UNYP’s courses and degrees are accredited by American, Czech and British accreditation authorities.

UNYP’s internationally diverse faculty is made up of 100 members from 30 different countries.  With an overall student population of more than 800 students from over 60 different countries, UNYP also boasts a very international student body.  In addition, a 1:9 faculty to student ratio offers small class sizes to emphasize dynamic and engaged learning. Student clubs offer the opportunity to get involved outside of the classroom and to make an impact on the Czech community.

UNYP’s campus is situated in Vinohrady - a quiet, upscale neighbourhood in central Prague.  Our facilities combine 19th-century architectural charm with 21st-century teaching and technology, and a full university administration is dedicated to supporting its students to the highest possible standard.

Students who study abroad at UNYP jump right into this vibrant community and the UNYP community welcomes them warmly.

Open Days at UNYP

UNYP´s Virtual Open Days allow you to experience our Open House events from anywhere in the world.

These events are here to help you in case you are not sure what you want to study – or even where you want to study. The admissions team will be there to answer all your questions, and students and other special guests will contribute too.   

  • Learn all about student activities, student life, and student services
  • Get information on scholarships that are available
  • Talk to current students and alumni about the UNYP experience
  • Learn more about our accommodation partners, and where you can live while you study
  • Find out about the internship, careers events, and opportunities available through our Career Office, and the visa and relocation help available through our International Office

Find out more about the upcoming virtual open days here.

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What students think about University of New York in Prague

    You Hyun Kim, South Korea

    Testimonial from You Hyun Kim, South Korea, student at University of New York in Prague

    "The University of New York in Prague is an international school which has really widened my view of world. I came to Prague with great expectations for a beautiful city where the past coexists with the present. As an exchange student at the University of New York in Prague, I was able to take various types of courses that interested me, and communicate with students from many different countries. It was a great opportunity for me to understand a different and unique culture, especially when doing team projects. I visited many new places in Prague with the friends I made working on the team project, and I will never forget my experiences. I would like to thank Sook-Myung University in Korea and the University of New York in Prague. I hope more students will choose the great education and international experience of the University of New York in Prague."

    Sara Crutcher, USA

    Testimonial from Sara Crutcher, USA, student at University of New York in Prague

    "When choosing a city in which to study abroad, there were many options, but one was a clear cut above the rest – Prague. Not only would I get a chance to immerse myself in one of the richest cultures in Europe, but I would be provided with an opportunity to continue my classes at a top-notch school, the University of New York in Prague. If anyone is considering an exchange program, without question, I recommend making your way to the Czech Republic."

    Justin Punzalan, Philippines

    Testimonial from Justin Punzalan, Philippines, student at University of New York in Prague

    "Prague is one of Europe’s great cultural centers. Experiencing the city for a semester was really magical. UNYP helped me see the academic scene in a more international setting. Going to Prague and studying at UNYP were definitely decisions I won‘t regret."

Location of University of New York in Prague

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Fees, Funding and Scholarships at University of New York in Prague

UNYP is keen for as many students as possible to have the opportunity to study in Europe in English. For this reason, we offer a number of scholarships, tuition fee reductions and financial incentives for students on our bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, MBA and Ph.D programs.

Read more here.

Accommodation Information for Students

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 centre of Prague.

Belgicka Apartments consists of two freshly-renovated buildings located at Belgická 24 and 26 with a single entrance. The residence is centrally located in Prague’s Vinohrady neighbourhood 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.

Belgicka Apartments gives 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 varies as well as the size and the number of the single and double bedrooms (2 beds). In particular, it ranges for apartments from approx. 65 sq.m. to 130 sq.m and for the individual bedrooms from 10-12 sq.m (single rooms) to 13-27 sq.m. (double rooms) or 35-37 sq.m. (superior double rooms).

Study Abroad Information

The UNYP Center for Global Engagement (CGE) serves as the central hub for international education programs, initiatives, and mobilities. Through its work, the UNYP CGE supports students in engaging with a transformative education which allows them to discover their potential and become reflective, responsible, tolerant and resourceful citizens of the world. 

Areas of responsibility include:

Facts about University of New York in Prague

  • Year institution founded: 1998
  • Total enrolled: 850
  • Number of Full-time students: 850
  • Men to women ratio: 40/60
  • Number of academic staff: 100

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