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Anglo-American University

Program Terms:

Fall Semester, Spring Semester, & Academic Year

Overview:

Founded in Prague in 1990, AAU is the oldest private university in the Czech Republic. Combining the best of American and British academic traditions, AAU prides itself on the innovative quality of their teaching and offers a personalized, discourse-lead education in the English language to students drawn from over 70 countries across the world. AAU is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), 1 of 6 official regional accrediting associations in the United States. WSCUC has accredited 12 select foreign universities, including AAU – the only university in Europe to receive this prestigious accreditation.

AAU aspires to be a leading university in the Czech Republic, recognized for innovation and quality in teaching and learning with a commitment to societal excellence in a globalized world. Freedom of speech, learning and teaching, freedom of thought and research, and a right to express or to challenge one’s opinion represent the fundamental components of AAU’s academic freedom for faculty, staff, and students. The academic, ethical, and moral responsibility of AAU educators and researchers towards students, AAU’s academic community, and AAU as an institution represent an integral part of the concept and conduct of academic freedom at Anglo-American University. Although AAU doesn’t directly provide housing, students can select from a variety of housing options, including dormitories and apartments. AAU can recommend a wide variety of local rental agencies, private dormitories, flat sharing housing forums, and other options to help you find the right housing. Many of these also provide the housing documents you may need for your visa application. (Source: Anglo-American University website)

Academic Details:

AAU offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs in journalismhumanities & social sciencesinternational relations & diplomacybusiness administration, and law. AAU currently offers 12 BA and 3 MA programs in its 5 schools. In addition, the School of Business Administration offers an MBA program in cooperation with Chapman University, CA, USA, and John H. Carey II School of Law offers LLM by University of London International Programs. All courses are taught in English due to the diverse student body. In principle, all classes offered at AAU are available to Erasmus/exchange students, except for a small range of LLB and MBA classes, which are open only to degree-seeking students. Students who are interested in exploring the culture of the Czech Republic may also take optional classes of Czech as a foreign language.

The standard class load at AAU is 30 ECTS-credits (15 US credits) per semester, which normally means 5 classes. The school is happy to allow incoming Erasmus/exchange students to take up to 30 ECTS credits per semester, but if your home university recommends a lower class load, AAU does not insist on your taking a full 30 ECTS credits. It is not possible for Erasmus/exchange students to take more than 30 ECTS credits (15 US credits). (Source: Anglo-American University website)

Housing Details:

Housing is through AAU’s established network of landlords and agencies that provides secure, affordable and comfortable apartments in the city. Although AAU doesn’t directly provide housing, students can select from a variety of housing options including dormitories and apartments. AAU can recommend a wide variety of local rental agencies, private dormitories, flat sharing housing forums, and other options to help you find the right housing. Many of these also provide the housing documents you may need for your visa application.

What students typically do is find accommodation with a recommended dormitory or rental agency for their 1st semester and then rent an apartment with their schoolmates for the remaining time of their studies. The cost of rent varies throughout the city and also depends on how many flat mates you have and your preferred living standards. Fortunately, travel times to AAU are never more than 15–25 minutes. In addition, students are eligible for housing support from the Czech Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports in order to cover part of their housing expenses (Source: Anglo-American University website)

Eligibility:

  • Sophomore standing
  • 2.5 cumulative GPA

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