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Semester Study Abroad Programs

Czech Republic: University of Economics

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  • Overview

    Kenan-Flagler Global Programs (KFBS semester exchanges, KFBS summer programs, and KFBS short-term immersions) are ONLY open to students who have been admitted to the major or minor Undergraduate Business Program. Pre-business students and non-business majors and minors are not eligible to apply to Kenan-Flagler Global Programs. Admission status to the Undergraduate Business Program will be verified for all applicants.

    The University of Economics (VSE) in Prague is one of the top universities for management and economics studies in the Czach Republic. It has a student population of over 19,000 graduate and undergraduate students. With roots dating back to 1919, the University of Economics has gained prominence in Central Europe for its research and extensive network of international partners.

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    Eligibility

    • GPA Requirement: 3.00 
    • Language Prerequisite: None
    • Class during program (min): Junior
    • Language of Instruction: English
    • Non-UNC may apply? No 

    Exchange Options
    • Undergraduate Exchange: Yes Exchange Only 
    • Graduate Exchange: No
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  • Program Terms and Dates

    This program is offered during the following terms: Fall, Spring

    Program dates are generally as follows:
    Fall - Mid September to Mid December
    Fall 2017 dates are September 18 – December 22
    Spring - Mid February to Late June
    Spring 2018 dates are February 12 - late May

    Application Dates

    Spring 2018 Program:

    • ​​​Application opens: August 1, 2017
    • Application deadline for Spring 2018: September 12, 2017
    • Notification begins: September 20, 2017
    Fall 2018 Program:
    •  ​​Application opens: November 1, 2017
    • Application deadline for Fall 2018: February 15, 2018
    • Notification begins: February 23, 2018
    Spring 2019 Program:
    • Application cycle opens: TBD
    • Application deadline for Spring 2019: March 22, 2018
    • Notification begins: April 6, 2018

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  • Academics

    Credit information for KFBS students

    Kenan-Flagler students studying at the University of Economics take a variety of business elective courses towards their undergraduate business major. This university does not offer equivalent courses to Kenan-Flagler's undergraduate core courses. The University of Economics offers courses in business administration and economics - to receive business elective credit, students must take business (and not economics) courses.

    Courses taken at the University of Economics will transfer back to UNC Pass/Fail. Achieving a grade of 3 or above will transfer back to UNC as a pass course, which will not affect UNC GPA. Students who receive any grade under 3 will fail the course and an F grade will transfer back to UNC, which will affect their UNC GPA. Though transfer credit for this program is Pass/Fail, future employers and graduate schools will also look at the VSE transcript, so grades are important.

    Students participating on this program will transfer back .6 UNC credits for every 1 ECTS credit (meaning that a 5 credit ECTS course transfers back as 3 UNC credits), and students are expected to take at least 20 ECTS credits (worth 12 UNC credits) total during the semester. A student who earns a 3 or above in all courses will receive a total of 12-18 UNC credits for their semester abroad, depending on how many ECTS credits they take (between 20-30 ECTS).

    This program also fulfills Experiential Education and you will earn 5 points towards the Kenan-Flagler Global Inclusive Leadership Initiative.« PrevNext »
  • Housing

    Students studying at the University of Economics stay in a student dormitory with other international students. This dormitory is old, inexpensive, and lacking the amenities many U.S. students have come to expect.

    Please see http://ozs.vse.cz/english/exchange-programme/housing/ for more information.


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  • Student Life

    Widely considered one of Europe's most beautiful cities, students enjoy life in Prague for its scenery, activities, affordability, and for its accessibility to other points of interest in Europe. Prague is a major cultural and economic center in the region. With a population of over 1.3 million, there are many historical and cultural sites to visit as well as galleries, museums, and shopping.

    Check out a day in the life of an exchange student at VSE here.

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  • Budget

    Disclaimer: These budget figures are subject to change for various reasons, including but not limited to bank fees, UNC tuition and exchange rate fluctuations. In this event, your student account will be amended accordingly.
    Last cost update: August 2017


    Out-of-State Exchange Fall 2017

    Cashier Billed Expenses

    Study Abroad Fee1 $ 700

    Tuition & Fees $ 17,294

    Insurance: Student Coverage $ 150



    Cashier Billed Subtotal $ 18,144


    Out of Pocket Estimates

    Room $ 2,000

    Board $ 1,000

    Visa Fee $ 150

    Course Material $ 150
      Local Transportation Expenses $ 50

    Personal Expenses $ 750

    Personal Travel $ 1,500

    Airfare $ 1,500



    Out of Pocket Subtotal $ 7,100
    Grand Total $ 25,244

    In-State Exchange Fall 2017

    Cashier Billed Expenses

    Study Abroad Fee1 $ 700

    Tuition & Fees $ 4,449

    Insurance: Student Coverage $ 150



    Cashier Billed Subtotal $ 5,299


    Out of Pocket Estimates

    Room $ 2,000

    Board $ 1,000

    Visa Fee $ 150

    Course Material $ 150
      Local Transportation Expenses
    $ 50

    Personal Expenses $ 750

    Personal Travel $ 1,500

    Airfare $ 1,500



    Out of Pocket Subtotal $ 7,100
    Grand Total $ 12,399

    Out-of-State Exchange Spring 2018

    Cashier Billed Expenses

    Study Abroad Fee1 $ 700

    Tuition & Fees $ 17,294

    Insurance: Student Coverage $ 150



    Cashier Billed Subtotal $ 18,144


    Out of Pocket Estimates

    Room $ 2,000

    Board $ 1,000

    Visa Fee $ 150

    Course Material $ 150
      Local Transportation Expenses $ 50

    Personal Expenses $ 750

    Personal Travel $ 1,500

    Airfare $ 1,500



    Out of Pocket Subtotal $ 7,100
    Grand Total $ 25,244

    In-State Exchange Spring 2018

    Cashier Billed Expenses

    Study Abroad Fee1 $ 700

    Tuition & Fees $ 4,449

    Insurance: Student Coverage $ 150



    Cashier Billed Subtotal $ 5,299


    Out of Pocket Estimates

    Room $ 2,000

    Board $ 1,000

    Visa Fee $ 150

    Course Material $ 150
      Local Transportation Expenses
    $ 50

    Personal Expenses $ 750

    Personal Travel $ 1,500

    Airfare $ 1,500



    Out of Pocket Subtotal $ 7,100
    Grand Total $ 12,399


    Special Notes

    1 The Study Abroad Administrative Fee will be billed to your student account only if you accept an offer from the Study Abroad Office to study abroad. In addition, Non-UNC Chapel Hill students will also be billed a $100 registration fee to register the student at UNC for the term of the study abroad program. Again, this $100 fee will be billed to the student account only if the Non-UNC student accepts an offer from the Study Abroad Office to study abroad.

    Funding your study abroad program

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  • Accessibility

    Please make an appointment with a Kenan-Flagler Global Programs Advisor via the Intranet if you would like to discuss this program. We work with students who are registered with the Accessibility Office or who may require certain accommodations for study abroad.



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