Czech Republic

Quick Facts

Language of instruction: English

GPA requirement: 3.0 cumulative

Class standing requirement: Must be a junior at UW to enter CTU as an international study abroad student.

Application deadline:

  • March 1 for Fall or Academic Year
  • October 1 for Spring

Approximate Academic Calendar:

Fall: early Septemer to early February

Spring: early February to late June

Duration: spring or academic year; fall semester only is not available unless you do not plan to study at UW-Madison during the spring semester.

Program

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.

Academics

You must carry the equivalent of 12-18 UW credits while abroad, as determined through a scale for credit equivalency. 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.

The course equivalency table shows all CTU courses that have been equated and their UW equivalents.

Consult CTU's course information page.

Finances

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.

Housing

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 may decline those accommodations and look for a prive apartment or arrange to live with a host family.You can learn more on CTU's housing web page.

Application

Application guidelines are online. You must have a valid passport at time of applying, please turn in a photocopy with application materials. Details on how to apply and forms can be found on the CTU website.

1) Contact IESP and request to be nominated. This is a step required by CTU before you can begin the application process. In order to be nominated, you need to provide IESP with your full name (as it appears on your passport if you have one), your date of birth, your major, and your student academic record/unofficial transcript. Nominations must be completed at least two weeks before the application deadline.

2) Carefully follow application instructions outlined by CTU on their application web page.

3) Complete the IESP Application Cover Sheet (PDF or Word).

4) Turn in all documents to IESP; 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. The cost for either option is $10. Please note transcripts ordered online may take up to 10 business days to arrive.

If you have any questions, contact IESP.