BA Programs: At a Glance

University: University of New York in Prague/Empire State College
Fields of Study: Psychology, Business, English, Media, International Relations, IT Management
Dates: September 11, 2019 to May 31, 2020
Credit: 24-30 per year
Deadlines: June 15, 2018
Price: $25,000 per year
Housing: Apartment
Minimum Age: 18

Program Highlights:

Earn an American BA degree in Prague! Along with the process of globalization, education has become more global. Now there are so many opportunities to earn your degree abroad. That is why we have developed our full-degree options so that you can study abroad AND still get an American degree. This program takes place at the University of New York in Prague (UNYP), which offers fully accredited American BA degrees awarded by the State University of New York, Empire State College (SUNY/ESC). UNYP/ESC offers degrees in the following majors:

  • Psychology
  • Business Administration
  • English Language & Literature
  • Communications & Mass Media
  • International Relations
  • IT Management

The University:

The University of New York in Prague (UNYP) is a fully accredited university that offers American BA and MA degrees. Its BA degrees are awarded by the State University of New York, Empire State College (SUNY/ESC). UNYP/ESC is one of the top ranking English-language higher education institutions in Central Europe. At UNYP/ESC you can major in psychology, business administration, communications & mass media, international economic relations, English language and literature, and IT management.

The City:

Prague is the perfect place to study abroad! It has been often described as one of the jewels of Europe due to its beauty, charm, and rich history. Every visitor falls in love with the city. With over 1.3 million inhabitants it’s is the Czech Republic’s largest city and also its capital. The heart of the city is the Old Town, which once served as the medieval marketplace and now hosts a variety of shops and outdoor cafes. The city is overflowing with culture and history. When you’re enjoying a cappuccino on the Old Town Square you can see a unique blend of Gothic, Baroque, Renaissance and Art Nouveau architecture. From the Charles Bridge on the Vltava River, you can admire the Prague skyline with Hradcany Castle, whose 100 spires sparkle like stars at night. In addition to the breathtaking sights, Prague also offers a variety of cultural attractions such as concerts, museums, theatres, clubs, and restaurants. Since it is home to many of the Czech Republic’s best universities, there will be lots of students for you to meet and socialize with. Prague is a safe, affordable and friendly city, so you’re sure to have the time of your life!

Courses & Descriptions:

The BA programs are 4 years long. Students can choose from a wide variety of courses in their major. Transfer students are welcome!

Sample Course Listing

UNYP/BUS International Business - Credits: 3

UNYP/BUS Principles of Management - Credits: 3

UNYP/PSY History and Systems of Psychology - Credits: 3

UNYP/COM Communication Theories - Credits: 3

UNYP/COM Media and Society - Credits: 3

UNYP/IR European Integration - Credits: 3

UNYP/LIT Contemporary Issues in Literature - Credits: 3

UNYP/LIT Shakespeare: Power & Justice - Credits: 3

UNYP/PSY Theories of Personality - Credits: 3

UNYP/PSY Social Psychology - Credits: 3

UNYP/IT Databases in the Enterprise - Credits: 3

UNYP/IT Principals of Software Development - Credits: 3

Transfer Credit:

All BA degrees are awarded by the State University of New York, Empire State College (SUNY/ESC), which is part of the State University of New York system (the largest public university system in the US) and is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Higher Education. Empire State College maintains an office on campus, so you will receive academic support and advising during your studies. There is no better place to get an American degree but in the beautiful setting of Prague!

Financial Aid:

There are many opportunities to finance your studies at UNYP/ESC! American students can apply for U.S. federal financial aid through ESC as well as other prestigious scholarships. The GI Bill can also be used for our programs.

Both American and Canadian students are invited to apply for the numerous scholarships provided by UNYP/ESC such as the Academic Achievement Awards, Housing Stipends, Social Stipends, and the DDB Scholarship in Advertising & Communications. Please contact our office for more details.

Application Deadline(s):

June 15, 2018

Late applications will be considered on an individual basis.

Applying for our programs is simple! Fill out the on-line application form and wait for more information from us.

Why Study Here

Affordable American Degrees

Tuition and living costs are much more affordable than studying in the U.S. or Canada – you’ll save thousands on student loans.

No Standardized Tests

No SATs required! The application process is easy, and we’ll help you every step of the way.

Be in the Center of It All

Your campus will be located in the heart of Europe, so you’ll have plenty of opportunities to travel and learn outside of the classroom to other European cities such as Paris, Rome, Budapest, Berlin, etc.

Meet a Diverse Student Body

At UNYP there are over 700 students from over 60 different countries along with over 90 instructors from 16 countries.

Internationalize Your Resume

In the age of globalization, future employers will be looking for employees with international experience and language skills – this is the perfect way to make your resume stand out!


  • $25,000 per year

What's Included

Tuition and Fees

The program includes full tuition and fees for one academic year (approx. 9.250USD per year) at the University of New York in Prague/Empire State College.


During the program you’ll share an apartment with other students. All apartment locations are chosen with careful consideration given to students’ needs. These include cleanliness, proximity to the school, public transportation access and convenience of the location with regards to stores.

Airport Transfers

In order to make your arrival go smoothly, your Program Director will meet you at Prague International Airport. He/she will take you in a taxi to your apartment and help you move in. At the end of the program, the Director will also take you to the airport before departure.

In-Country Orientation

You’ll take part in a 2-day orientation session at the beginning of the program. The Program Director will provide you with helpful advice and tips for living in Prague, review the schedule of activities for the program, distribute cell phones, and teach a survival Czech class.

Use of a Pre-Paid Cell Phone

During the orientation session you’ll be provided with a cell phone and a number of initial minutes. You’ll be responsible for recharging your phone with minutes. A cell phone is a great way to keep in touch with your friends and family back home. Also, text messaging is a popular and economical way to communicate with your friends in Prague.

Transportation Pass

To help you travel smoothly around Prague, we’ll provide you with a transportation pass that can be used on all buses, trams, and the subway.

Activities & Excursions

Activities and excursions will be planned throughout the program. These activities are designed to help you get to know Prague and the Czech culture better. Some sample activities include: a tour of Prague, museum trips, art galleries, bowling, films, concerts, and many more. There will also be weekend trips to Dresden, Germany. The university also organizes student activities, such as a debating club, psychological society, and sports activities. So there will be plenty of opportunities to get involved in student life.

Health Insurance

You’ll be provided with a short-term accident and sickness medical plan that is designed especially for students studying abroad.

On-site Program Director

Throughout the program, you’ll receive on-site support from the Program Director. The director will meet you at the airport, lead the orientation session, organize activities, and be available 24-hours a day.

Fitness Club Membership

The university provides free access to designated local gyms for a variety of fitness activities, including weight lifting, aerobics, spinning, and swimming.

International Student Identity Card

All students are issued a complimentary International Student Identity Card (ISIC), which gives you great student discounts on airfare, rail passes, accommodation, sightseeing, food, shopping and more. Over 40,000 discounts are available around the world!

What You'll Need


Meals are not included, but you will have a kitchen available in your apartment so that you can cook your own meals. Food is very affordable in Prague. Many students also like to eat out. There are small cafes and quaint restaurants close to UNYP/ESC for you to enjoy.

Spending Money

Prague is an affordable European city to live in. You will need to bring spending money for food, personal items, additional travel, and entertainment.

Round-trip Airfare to Prague

Student travel agencies provide great deals on airfare to Prague. The average round-trip ticket costs around $800.


Generally textbooks are much cheaper in the Czech Republic and professors use a lot of readers and photo copies rather than expensive books. You should plan on bringing $100 per term for books.

Pre-paid Phone Cards for Your Cell

At the beginning of the program you will be provided with a Czech cell phone and an initial amount of minutes (ca. $30). During the program you will need to purchase your own phone cards to refill your minutes. Your Program Director will show you where to buy these.