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Bachelor's programs offered entirely in English.
Master's programs offered entirely in English.

Why should I study here?

The University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague (UCT Prague) is the largest educational institution of its kind in Central Europe with a tradition spanning almost two centuries. With progressive fields of study and a prestigious international reputation, UCT Prague provides every student with education in advanced technologies and excellent preparation for lucrative careers worldwide. UCT Prague was founded in 1952 but its origins date back to 1807 when the first course in chemistry was delivered at Prague Polytechnic. Reorganization of the polytechnic in 1920 resulted in the transformation of the chemistry department into the School of Chemical Technology, one of the seven sections of the Czech Technical University.UCT Prague has produced a number of outstanding alumni, including Professor Otto Wichterle, inventor of soft contact lenses in the 1950s, and Vladimír Prelog, a professor at ETH Zürich who won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1975, graduated from the School of Chemical Technology in 1928. Prelog received his doctorate there  several years later. 

What are the admissions criteria?

The deadline for admissions is March 29th. Students receive a decision (including conditional acceptance) by mid April. The biggest admissions hoops happen after accept the acceptance. First US students must get an apostille for their diploma. Then, they need to start the process for nostrification. The International Student's Office lets students know what they need to do towards this before arriving in Prague and it ends with taking your educational credentials to City Hall for the Ministry of Education to validate. This piece of the process can wait until you arrive in Prague for orientation.

What is student life like?

The Erasmus Student Club (ESC) is a member of the international Erasmus Student Network(ESN). The main aim of this student group is to make international students' stay abroad more enjoyable—they organize Orientation week, trips, parties, and sports activities, but also assist students with administrative affairs and other similar matters and they are in charge of Tandem learning and the Buddy program. IAESTE UCT Prague organizes international internships and professional career growth opportunities. Maintained by the UCT Prague Career Center.

Scholarships & Funding

Housing options.

Students can choose to accept a room in the public student residences for the university.  These are quite basic with shared rooms and facilities but cost under 100 euros a month.  For just a bit more, between 220-260 euros a month, students can stay in the nicer private student residences.  Rooms in apartments generally cost around 370 euros per month.

Dining information

Meals in the student canteens can be found for under 2 euros.

Additional notes.

This school was a lot easier to get around than many of the other public universities I visited in the area.  It is a much smaller school than most public universities in Prague, with just over 3,000 students.  Everyone I spoke to (from the information desk to asking students for directions) spoke English, so I was surprised to learn that only 21 students out of 3100 were non-Czech!  Of course, there are additional students from other countries there on exchange each year that are not included in that number.

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