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.
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!
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.