When does the application procedure start?

The application process begins once you submit the completed application form and pay the application fee! Erasmus and university exchange students are exempt from the application fee.

What if I don’t know what I want to study at AAU?

To choose a program of study at AAU, check out the options on our website.

Still unsure? No problem! Not knowing what to study is a completely normal situation for many students. AAU has great advising opportunities that help you best direct your course of study towards your passions, interests, and strengths. To receive advising, please contact our Admissions Department in order to schedule an appointment with one of our Admissions Specialists or with a representative of the School of Study to which you may be interested in applying.

If you’re still undecided on your path of study after meeting with an advisor (still completely normal), then don’t worry. Many of the classes you begin with at AAU are general education courses (Composition, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Intro. to Law, Computer Information Systems, etc.) so it is easy to transfer the majority of your credits and change your major after your first semester, should you decide your current program is not quite right for you. If you continue to struggle with finding the right path for your future career, AAU’s psychological counselling services which include career counselling are readily available to you.

I’m not sure if I want to start studying in fall. Can I apply to commence my studies in spring?

YES! Thanks the flexibility of the study programs, students commencing their studies in the spring semester will not be in any way behind their classmates who started in the fall. Many courses open in both fall and spring.

I have a summer internship or other engagement the duration of which will include September, but I still want to commence my studies in fall. What can I do?

Great news! AAU offers a late intake option during the fall semester. This option provides you with less breaks and shorter holidays, but you can commence your studies at the beginning of October and spend a whole extra month enjoying your summer. Please note that you may take the late intake semester only in the first year of your studies.

When should I submit my application to attend AAU (I DON’T NEED A VISA)?

AAU has a rolling admissions policy, which means we accept applications all day, every day. That being said, the application process does take time. Getting all your documents together can be an extensive process. Therefore, if you do not require a visa, AAU recommends applying no later than one week prior to the start date of the semester in which you want to commence your studies, and the sooner you apply the better.

It is important to note that, if accepted, you will still need to register for classes, which takes place on a first come, first serve basis. The sooner you get through the application process, the sooner you can secure a spot in your favorite classes so you won’t have to wait until the next semester to take them. The amount of students per class is capped at 25.

When should I submit my application to attend AAU (I NEED A VISA)?

AAU has a rolling admissions policy, which means we accept applications all day, every day. That being said, the application process does take time. Getting all your documents together and especially acquiring a visa and all of the paperwork for it can be an extensive process. Visas take a minimum of 60 days to process. Therefore, we recommend applying 10 weeks prior to the start date of the semester in which you want to commence your studies.

We recommend that you familiarize yourself with your personal visa requirements and deadlines by contacting the Czech embassy in your home country as conditions may vary depending on your country of origin!!!

It is important to note that, if accepted, you will still need to register for classes and this takes place on a first come first serve basis with the amount of students per class being capped at 25. The sooner you get through the application process, the sooner you can secure your spot in your favorite classes so you won’t have to wait until the next semester to take them.

When should I submit my application to attend AAU (I AM AN EXCHANGE STUDENT)?

If you are an Erasmus or university exchange student, your application deadline is May 31st for the fall semester and November 15th for the spring semester. If you are a study abroad student, you may apply under our rolling admissions policy.

What is the difference between study abroad and exchange students?

Short-term visiting students coming from AAU’s partner universities are called either Erasmus exchange students if they applied from a university with which AAU has an Erasmus+ agreement or university exchange students if their home university cooperates with AAU on a different type of bilateral agreement. Exchange students are the only group exempt from AAU’s tuition and the application fee.

Short-term visiting students who come from non-partner colleges/universities are called study abroad students. As no bilateral agreement is in place between AAU and the home university of study abroad students, they must submit documents proving sufficient academic preparedness during their application process as well as pay their tuition and fees.

Both types of applicant must submit a list of requested courses.

What if all of my documents are not ready to be submitted when they are requested after I submit my online application and pay my application fee?

You can submit your documents gradually as you obtain them. If you’re still polishing your CV, working on your personal statement, or waiting on a translation, just let our Admissions Specialists know that you will submit them a bit later. Please do note the recommended time frames for completing the admissions process in order to be able to begin your studies in the semester of your choice. After you submit all of your documents, the admissions process will still take some time as they need to be assessed and, if successful in this first stage, you will need to undergo an interview.

What if my required documents are in another language besides English?

All of your documents must be officially translated to English and these translations notarized to be properly accepted. If the original versions of your documents are already in English, they do not need to be notarized.

How do I get notarized English translations of my documents?

Document notarization means that an official translator must correctly translate and certify your documents which are not English. Once your documents are certified, you can then take it to a notary where they will recognize the certification and notarize it for your submission.

What if I don’t have my high school diploma (undergraduate level applicants) or bachelor’s diploma (graduate level applicants) yet?

No worries, you can still apply to AAU if your expected date of graduation precedes the start of the semester for which you wish to apply. If you meet all other requirements, you will be provisionally admitted pending the submission of proof of completion, which you must do before you commence your studies. A confirmation from your school that you are in your last year of semester of studies is welcome.

If you are a study abroad, Erasmus exchange, university exchange, or auditing applicant, no evidence of previous qualifications is required.  

What equivalents of a high school diploma does AAU accept?

If you are an undergraduate level applicant, you are required to submit a high school diploma, or its equivalent, as proof of previous academic qualification. We recognize GEDs, IB diplomas, and A-levels certificates. Qualifications sufficient to enter an undergraduate studies program in the country where your diploma was issued are generally accepted.

How do I submit my academic transcript?

If you are applying for an undergraduate program, you must submit your high school transcript, whereas if you are applying for a graduate program, you must submit your undergraduate transcript.

Transferring students need to request their previous school to send their transcript directly to AAU’s Admissions Department. You may also deliver the transcripts to us in sealed envelopes from your previous school.

If I am an EXCHANGE applicant, how do I provide a list of requested classes?

If you are an Erasmus exchange applicant, you are required to submit a completed Learning Agreement. This agreements should be completed in cooperation with your home university’s exchange department.

If you are a university exchange student, you must submit the list of courses you wish to study at AAU. This list must be approved by your home university.

How do I demonstrate sufficient academic preparedness as a STUDY ABROAD applicant?

As a study abroad applicant, you don't need to submit a previous high school or bachelor’s diploma. However, your transcript must have no less than 15 semester credits (30 ECTS credits) and you must have an overall GPA of 2.5 or higher from your home university. If you do not fulfill the GPA requirement, you may apply for a GPA waiver by submitting a personal statement and two references.

How should I provide references?

You must provide us with the contact information for two separate academic and/or professional references. After we receive their names, email addresses, and a specification of their relationship to you, we will contact them and ask them for a recommendation regarding your suitability to study at AAU. You should notify your two provided references that you have selected them as well as let them know to expect to be contacted as they are required to respond in order for your application process to proceed.

How do I write a CV/resumé?

A Curriculum Vitæ (CV) is an in-depth document usually 1–2 pages in length which outlines your academic and professional profile in chronological order. It typically includes major achievements, previous job duties, skills (language, computer, other) and any other accomplishments like awards, honors, etc. A resumé is typically shorter (1 page) and less in-depth. If you do not yet have a lot of work experience as a student, just include any leadership roles, community service, clubs, sports, and extracurricular activities that you have been and/or are involved in. When describing your work experience always include valuable, useful tasks and any achievements. Remember to keep all experiences in chronological order; with the most recent experience on top. See an example and potential template here!

What should my personal statement include?

To write your personal statement, select 3 questions to answer of the 10 provided to you by AAU (below). Format your answers by first stating the question you are choosing to answer and then write your response under the stated question. If you are an undergraduate level applicant, your responses must be a minimum of 200 words each. The required response length for graduate level applicants is 300 words.

To write your statement, you should draw on your personal experiences, challenges, and successes to illustrate why you think you would be a good fit at AAU. Your personal statement must be written in your own words, using your own style – i.e. plagiarism is strictly forbidden. Plagiarism of any part of the personal statement is considered a serious violation of academic integrity and of AAU’s internal rules and will lead to the rejection of your application.

Questions:

  • Describe an example of your leadership experience in which you have positively influenced others, helped resolve disputes, or contributed to group efforts over time.
  • What would you say is your greatest talent? How have you developed and demonstrated that talent over time?
  • Describe the most significant challenge you have faced and the steps you have taken to overcome this challenge. What have you learned from the experience?
  • Describe your favorite academic subject and explain how it has influenced you.
  • What movie, poem, musical composition, or novel has most influenced your life and the way that you view the world?
  • Why have you chosen to spend the next years of your life in college?
  • Every person has a creative side and it can be expressed in many ways: problem solving, original and innovative thinking, and artistically, to name a few. Describe how you express your creative side.
  • If you were to have the chance to have a 30-minute conversation with any person in human history (either living or deceased), who would be the person of your choice? Why? What topics would you discuss with this person?
  • What is the one thing that you think sets you apart from other candidates applying to AAU?
  • There are thousands of universities around the world, why is AAU on your list?

What are the English proficiency requirements and/or English proficiency test results I need (UNDERGRADUATE LEVEL APPLICANTS)?

To prove English proficiency, you must score an equivalent to the level of B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages in one of our recognized English proficiency tests (below). If you are from an English-speaking country or have attended an English-speaking school, you may apply for an English proficiency test waiver (find out eligibility details further down in our FAQs).

  • TOEFL (iBT min. 71, PBT min. 525) IELTS (min. 6 – minimum of 5.5 in each subtest)
  • FCE (min. C) CAE (min. 160)
  • BULATS (min. 60) City & Guilds – IESOL (Communicator)
  • Pearson PTE (min. 59) IB (English A or B at HL/SL)
  • IGCSE First Language English (C or better) IGCSE English as a Second Language (B or better)

For your convenience, AAU holds a TOEFL exam multiple times throughout the year. If you are interested in taking your TOEFL exam at AAU, please contact one of our admissions specialists.

What are the English proficiency requirements and/or English proficiency test results I need (GRADUATE LEVEL APPLICANTS including MBA)?

To prove English proficiency, you must score an equivalent to the level of C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages in one of our recognized English proficiency tests (below). If you are from an English-speaking country or have attended an English-speaking school, you may apply for an English proficiency test waiver (find out eligibility details further down in our FAQs).

  • TOEFL (iBT min. 87, PBT min. 567) IELTS (min. 7)
  • CAE (min. C) CPE (min. C1)
  • BULATS (min. 75) City & Guilds – IESOL (expert)
  • Pearson PTE (min. 76)

For your convenience, AAU holds a TOEFL exam multiple times throughout the year. If you are interested in taking your TOEFL exam at AAU, please contact one of our admissions specialists.

What are the English proficiency requirements and/or English proficiency test results I need (LAW APPLICANTS)?

To prove English proficiency, you must obtain the required score in one of our recognized English proficiency tests (below). If you are from an English-speaking country or have attended an English-speaking school, you may apply for an English proficiency test waiver (find out eligibility details further down in our FAQs).

  • TOEFL iBT (iBT min. 87, PBT min. 567)
  • CAE (min. C) CPE (min. C)
  • City & Guilds – IESOL (expert)
  • IELTS (min. overall 6 with at least 5.5 in each subtest)

Students with an overall score of 5.5 may be considered for admission into the Certificate of Higher Education in Common Law program.

For your convenience, AAU holds a TOEFL exam multiple times throughout the year. If you are interested in taking your TOEFL exam at AAU, please contact one of our admissions specialists.

What are the English proficiency requirements and/or English proficiency test results I need (ERASMUS OR UNIVERSITY EXCHANGE STUDENTS)?

Because of AAU’s agreement with your home university, if you are an Erasmus or university exchange student, you are exempt from providing proof of sufficient English proficiency.

What are the English proficiency requirements and/or English proficiency test results I need (STUDY ABROAD STUDENT)?

Study abroad applicants must meet the same requirements as degree seeking students. If you do not qualify for a test waiver and you fall short of the required English proficiency test score, you may be allowed to demonstrate sufficient English proficiency in an interview with a designated AAU official.

Am I eligible for an English language proficiency test waiver?

If you completed high school or gained no less than 30 university credits in a country where English is the language of instruction, or are a national of a country listed below, the requirement to prove English proficiency may be waived by the respective dean of the School of Study to which you are applying.

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Australia
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Canada
  • Dominica
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Ireland
  • Jamaica
  • St. Kitts and Nevis
  • St. Lucia St. Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • USA
  • United Kingdom

What if I don’t fulfill the English proficiency requirements?

If you take one of our recognized English language proficiency tests (listed further on in the FAQs) but fall short of our score requirements, you can still be admitted on probation provided that you have submit, along with your English language proficiency test scores, all other necessary documents and that you fulfill all other requirements.

Once you have been admitted on probation, you will be informed about necessary steps you should take in order to improve your language skills as well as options AAU provides to help you achieve the required standards.

To fully enroll at AAU, it is necessary that you first submit the required English proficiency test results.

If I don’t live in Prague, how will I have an interview with the dean/assistant dean?

Most applicants do not live in Prague. In these cases, an interview is scheduled over Skype. You do not need to have an interview if you are an Erasmus or university exchange applicant.

If you are a study abroad applicant, you may need to have an interview to prove your English language proficiency in case you do not qualify for a test waiver and you do not demonstrate sufficient proficiency in your test score.

How long after the interview will I find out the decision about my application?

You will find out about the status of your admission to AAU within one week of your interview.

What if my application is rejected?

If your AAU application is rejected, you can always appeal this rejection within 30 days of the the receipt of the decision. Degree-seeking students may appeal to the dean of the School of Study to which they applied. All other students must appeal to the Vice President for Student Affairs.

What happens if my visa is denied?

If you are accepted to AAU but your visa to study in the Czech Republic is denied, AAU will fully refund the tuition you paid to receive your visa application documents. In order for your refund to be processed, you must provide proof of denial by no later than the last day of the add/drop period of the semester for which you are applying (you can always find this date in the current academic calendar). Don’t worry, this deadline provides you with ample time to do so, as it is two weeks after the start of the semester. The document you need to provide is the official letter from the embassy denying the visa. If you fail to present this document before the required deadline, AAU will no longer refund your tuition.

If you require a visa to study in the Czech Republic, it is recommended to apply sufficiently in advance (no less than 10 weeks) in order to avoid any possible complications and delays in the visa acquirement process. It takes a minimum of 60 days to process a visa.

How do I register for classes (I DON’T NEED A VISA)?

Once you have been accepted to AAU, you must pay at least 10% of your tuition for the upcoming semester in order to begin registering for classes. To begin registering, please contact your assistant dean.

How do I register for classes (I NEED A VISA)?

Once you have been accepted to AAU, you must pay all of your tuition and fees for the upcoming semester in order for AAU to issue the necessary document you need for your visa application. Once you pay your tuition, you may register for classes by contacting your assistant dean. In case your visa is rejected, AAU will fully refund your tuition upon your submission of the official rejection letter from the embassy.

How do I register for classes (I AM AN EXCHANGE STUDENT)?

If you are an exchange student, we will automatically register you for your classes based on the list of classes you are required to submit as part of your application. You are notified of your registration at the same time we inform your of your admittance to AAU.

I have a question that is missing in this list! What do I do?

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