Language of instruction: English
GPA requirement: 3.0 cumulative
Class standing requirements:
- Must be a junior at UW to enter CTU as an international study abroad student.
- Must have met engineering progression requirements.
- March 1 for Fall or Academic Year
- October 1 for Spring
Approximate Academic Calendar:
Fall: late Septemer to early February
Spring: mid February to late June
Duration: Spring Semester or academic year; Fall Semester only is not available unless you do not plan to study at UW-Madison during the Spring Semester.
The program at the Czech Tech University in Prague is run through IESP. Please refer to CTU's website for more information.
You may also review Czech Tech's information for exchange students.
You must carry the equivalent of 15-18 UW credits while abroad on this program, as determined through a scale for credit equivalency. At least 50% of the courses you take abroad must be in engineering, science, or math. You can take any course abroad that you can get approved as equivalent to a UW course; learn how to get courses equated. You can also choose from a list of courses already approved as equivalent to UW courses.
To view all CTU courses that have been equated and their UW equivalents go to IESP's Existing Equivalencies page.
Consult CTU's course information page.
The following sample budgets will give you an idea of the costs involved. These amounts are approximate and will vary based on the actual program you attend, your own spending, and the current currency exchange rate. As you budget for your study abroad, make sure you plan for these contingencies. Check current exchange rates online at OANDA.com or XE.com.
Tuition and fees: University of Wisconsin-Madison tuition
UW program fee: $300
UW-mandated CISI health insurance: $34/month
Czech insurance (mandatory): to be determined
Housing and meals: $320/month (more if living off campus)
Miscellaneous expenses (laundry, books, supplies, etc.): $160/month
Roundtrip travel: $1,300
Local transportation: $38 for 3-month pass**
Student visa: $132
Entertainment, vacation and travel costs vary widely.
Host institutions may also require students to purchase their insurance policies in addition to CISI.
**CTU's BME department is located 30 minutes away from the main campus. If you will be taking BME courses, you may incur additional transportation costs.
On-campus accommodations are automatically booked for exchange students on a first-come first-serve basis. If you do not wish to live in a dormitory, you must secure off-campus accommodations prior to your arrival in order to obtain your visa. You can learn more on CTU's housing web page.
Application guidelines are online. You must have a valid passport at time of applying, please upload a photocopy with application materials. Details on how to apply and forms can be found on the CTU website.
1) Complete the IESP application.
2) In order to submit the IESP application you will need to carefully follow application instructions outlined by CTU on their application web page, but please note that IESP students are exempt from the nomination process, so you can skip "Step One" as it is listed on this CTU's application instructions and begin with registration. The Learning Agreement that is referred to throughout the application is the course list that is a part of the application form- you do not need an additional document.
3) Turn in all documents to IESP as directed in the application; do not mail them directly to CTU.
Transcripts can be obtained by either (1) visiting the Office of the Registrar at 333 East Campus Mall or by (2) ordering them online via MyUW. Either option is free. Please note transcripts ordered online may take up to 10 business days to arrive.
If you have any questions, contact IESP.