Welcome to Anglo-American University!
Congratulations on your admission to Anglo-American University. We are delighted to welcome you to our international community.
Our goal is to help new students with their transition into the AAU community. We empower students and families with the skills, knowledge, and resources to be successful at AAU socially and academically from day one.
New Student Checklist
- Pay tuition for your first semester
- Apply for visa
- Contact the Nostrification Specialist for assistance
- Reserve your space in AAU Housing (or make your local housing arrangements)
- Activate and access your AAU accounts (email, NEO, Microsoft Teams)
- Complete the Entry Level Assessments
- Meet with your academic advisor and register for classes
- Electronically sign the University-Student Agreement (it will be sent to you at your personal email)
- Submit a verified copy of your diploma(s) and transcript(s) to the Student Services Center
- Participate in New Student Orientation
- Get to know Prague
- Start classes!
- Pay tuition for your first semester. Questions? Contact Admissions Office at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Review the visa information sent by the Admissions Office. Questions? Contact Admissions Office at email@example.com
- Contact Nostrification Specialist, if you plan on pursuing Czech accreditation path
- Apply for housing and pay the housing deposit. For more see here.
Get Ready for Classes
Accessing your AAU Accounts
Once you are admitted and complete tuition payment for the first semester, you will get email from our IT department with login information:
- how to log in to your University email (Gmail)
- how to access NEO LMS (e-learning system)
- how to log in to your Office 365 account, which you will need to access Microsoft Teams (used for online classes)
- how to connect to wifi on AAU campus
Entry Level Assessments
All new AAU students must take the Entry Level Assessment of Written Communication (Students in the School of Business Administration must also take a Mathematics Placement test). The assessment has two primary goals:
(1) to conduct an analysis of skills in areas of language, reading comprehension and writing skills and
(2) placement in the appropriate Composition course level (COM 099, COM 101, COM 102).
The assessment is ungraded, meaning it does not affect your GPA. However, as it is used for placement, it should be taken seriously. You can find the assessment under your courses in NEO. The assessment must be completed no later than August 9th.
Select and register for your classes
The Assistant Dean of your School of Study will be your academic advisor during your time at AAU. Based on the study program you have selected, you will select classes at the times and dates that fit you best. For details about advising and registration, check the email that you got from the Admissions Office. For more questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- For Fall semester registration begins in May
- For Spring semester registration begins in November
You can find each term’s class schedule/ timetable here.
Plan for arrival
You can find the overview of our Academic Calendar here.
Electronically sign the University-Student Agreement (it will be sent to you at your personal email).
Submit a verified copy of your diploma(s) and transcript(s) to the Student Services Center as indicated in the Admissions Policy.
Cash is Key
The currency of the Czech Republic is the Czech crown (or koruna). Make sure to have some crowns on hand for the first few days! To take out the money in the city it is recommended to use bank ATMs (Raifeissen, Fio, etc.) versus the Euronet ATMs (marked with yellow/ blue stripes) which charge high transaction fees. If you are planning to convert money from your home currency, AAU suggests eXChange LTC located in Kaprova 14/13, 110 00 Josefov, which offers good exchange rates and is located in Prague 1, close to AAU. Before you leave your home country do not forget to contact your bank and inform them that you will be travelling to the Czech Republic. This will help to prevent charges made here from being flagged and ensure that your card continues to work as usual.
AAU Student ID Card
Your student card, also known as ISIC, will be ready for pick up at AAU’s Student Services Center once classes start. With the student card, you will receive various discounts around the city, including discounts on phone plans and transportation, and for printing on campus. You can contact Student Services at email@example.com once classes start to see if it is ready for pickup.
Prague public transportation is one of the best in the world operating on metro, tram and bus lines. The Metro has three lines, the green, yellow and red, with AAU being located on the green line. Several trams serve AAU as well. Your ISIC allows for the purchase of discounted monthly/yearly transportation tickets. Learn more at https://www.dpp.cz/en
AAU recommends the Vodafone student plan. You will be able to utilize this plan in all European countries without roaming charges. Once you arrive in Prague you can head to a Vodafone retailer to purchase, with most associates being able to assist in English.
Move to Prague
Welcome! The Czech Republic, along with the city of Prague, consistently rank among the top ten safest countries/cities in the world. You will find that many Czechs speak at least a bit of English, which will help you to get around and feel welcome in the city.
Arriving in Prague
When you arrive at Prague airport, you can take an Uber, Bolt, or public transportation to your dormitory or apartment. An Uber from the airport should cost between 300-500 Czech Koruna ($15-$25). AAU recommends taking caution if opting to use a taxi as rates tend to be inflated.
Moving into AAU Housing
Check-in for Fall 2021 starts on August 18, 2021 and for Spring 2022 on January 28, 2022. If you need to make special arrangements for a different check-in date, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Approximately two weeks before the official check-in date, you will receive an email from AAU Housing and you will be asked to fill in your check-in information. Please do not forget to fill in this information as it ensures a smooth check-in.
Approximately one week before your arrival, you will receive all necessary information for your arrival, such as “how to get from the airport,” “how to check-in,” “updates on COVID,” and more.
On the day of your arrival, our partners from Zeitraum Student Housing will help you with your check-in.
Check-in starts at 3 p.m. If you come before 3 p.m and your room is ready for move-in by the time of your arrival, you may check-in earlier. On the other hand, if you arrive after 7 p.m, do not worry, your key and everything you need will be given to you by the security guard.
If you are staying at AAU housing you will also be registered at the Czech Foreign Police so you do not have to do it yourself. One more thing to cross off your “to-do list.” :)
Please take a look at our Housing FAQs which cover everything from what to bring, what is included, roommate information, and more. If you find out there is something missing and you have any questions, please contact email@example.com.
Once you have received your AAU login and password information, you will be able to visit the New Student Orientation channel on Microsoft Teams.
In-person Orientation on the AAU Campus
Our in-person orientation new and continuing students to learn about AAU and meet not only each other but also several experienced students and AAU staff. Students will learn the expectations of their specific study program, how to prepare for and participate in their classes, where to go for academic and career preparation support, how to get involved in student life, and much more. For those students coming from abroad, we offer special assistance in getting settled and an orientation to the Czech culture and the Prague lifestyle. You will have a good time and learn how to navigate university life. We look forward to meeting you!
New Student Mentors
Our New Student Mentors are experienced AAU students that welcome new students and help them adjust to both AAU and Prague by answering questions and offering advice based on their previous experiences at AAU. In other words, they help new students to develop into successful AAU students. If you are interested in having a New Student Mentor or becoming one, please contact Student Life Specialist Dan Padolsky (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Getting to Know AAU and Prague
Check out our tips in the New Student Guide linked below or on our Life in Prague page.
Follow the AAU Student Council Instagram for weekly takeovers to get an idea of what your future student life will be like.
You are also encouraged to explore events hosted by AAU as you get to know us better. Check out what’s coming up at AAU.