Bachelor’s Program

The admission process is closed. The next round of applications will be in April 2021 with enrollment in September 2021.

Select “B-ID International and Diplomatic Studies” in the e-Application, fill in all required information and upload documents by TBA. The application is complete only once all sections of the e-Application are fulfilled (Personal information; Applicant’s addresses; Payment; Additional information; Documents). When unsure, please email the coordinator – Eva Grebe at eva.grebe@vse.cz.

The admission process is entirely online and doesn’t require physical attendance. 

Additionally, the Faculty of International Relations decided to offer online courses in the upcoming semester for those admitted students that will face severe issues with obtaining a visa or entering the country. The situation will be handled individually.

Questions about our IDS Bachelor’s program? You may want to view our Online Webinar video.

We look forward to having you as our student!

Step-by-Step How to Apply

  1. e-Application  (“B-ID International and Diplomatic Studies”)
  2. Passport (copy)
  3. Confirmation of Eligibility to Apply for a Bachelor Programme (document issued by a particular secondary school abroad (or by any other authorised body in the respective country) that the secondary school leaver is in the given country entitled to attend a bachelor’s degree programme – see bottom of the page
  4. Additional information (such as language certificates, awards, etc.)
  5. Cover letter (Letter of motivation)
  6. Secondary School Leaving Certificate (e.g. “Maturitní Vysvědčení” if from the Czech Republic)
  7. Essay (on a selected topic from a given list of topics listed below)
  8. Document certifying graduation from a previous level of study (Maturita certificate, etc.)
  9. CV in English (with a photo)
  10. Application fee (paid based on instructions received upon filling in an online e-Application)

What we will assess

  1. Essay (1.200 words; max. 150 points, min. 75)

  2. Cover letter (Letter of motivation; max. 50 points, min. 25)

  3. English language skills (Skype or in-person interview; max. 50 points, min. 25)

Admission exam (long-distance)

Written part:

  • an ESSAY (in English, on a chosen topic, 1,200 words) verifies the ability to deal with an essay topic and the knowledge of English in writing; select one topic for your essay:
    1. How migration affects the contemporary European Union?
    2. What is the role of social media in diplomacy?
    3. Which countries are the most powerful in the contemporary world and why?
    4. What is the role of international organizations in securing peace?
    5. What are the positives and negatives of economic globalization?
  • Max. 150 points (min. 75 points).

Aptitude for study:

  • the assessment of aptitude for study is based on the provided COVER LETTER (Letter of motivation);
  • Max. 50 points (min. 25 points).

ENGLISH language skills:

  • Only those candidates who receive at least 50% of points from the essay and at least 50% of points from the letter of motivation will be invited to the in-person or via Skype interview.
  • Knowledge of spoken English is assessed by a Skype or an in-person INTERVIEW.
  • Max. 50 points (min. 25 points).

English language skills

Knowledge of spoken English is assessed by a Skype or an in-person interview. Up to 50 points can be reached. The written exam essay also verifies the ability to deal with an essay topic and the knowledge of English in writing.

Application fee

Once the application has been filled in, the applicant will receive (to their e-mail address they provide) instructions about the account number and variable symbol that they need to use to pay the fee for the admission procedure; the 50 EUR fee can be paid according to these instructions, or directly in the e-application system via a credit card. An application is considered as filed when it is filled in properly and the application fee in the required amount, according to the emailed instructions, is paid and properly received at the university’s respective account.

Secondary education

Complete secondary education with a high school leaving exam („maturitní zkouška“) by September the latest.

How to prove your secondary education:

Completion of secondary education is proved by presenting a notarized copy of a secondary school leaving certificate. Applicants who gained secondary education by completing a secondary education program at a foreign secondary education institution, an international secondary education institution, a European secondary education institution in compliance with the Convention defining the Statute of the European Schools, or at a school which is allowed by the Czech Ministry to provide compulsory education in compliance with the Education Act, must file an application trough http://edu.vse.cz and present a notarized copy of their secondary school leaving certificate, its notarized translation into Czech or English language, and confirmation of the particular foreign secondary school or another foreign body that a participant in the secondary education program of the given foreign secondary school is, in the specific foreign country, entitled to attend a bachelor’s degree program. Result of the assessment of the previous education will be transferred to the faculty.

A document proving general recognition of the equivalence or validity of a foreign document concerning receiving secondary education in the Czech Republic (nostrification clause) is required only when the Faculty of International Relations expresses doubts about sufficient level, scope, or content of the previous foreign education of an applicant, and the applicant will be asked to present the nostrification clause.

Tuition Fee

1.900 EUR/semester (3.800 EUR/academic year)

What is the confirmation of eligibility to apply for a bachelor programme?

The confirmation of eligibility to apply for a bachelor programme is a document issued by a particular secondary school abroad (or by any other authorised body in the respective country) that the secondary school leaver is in the given country entitled to attend a bachelor’s degree programme.

The confirmation needs to be accompanied by official e-request for a recognition of education received abroad.

It is required only from the applicants who received their secondary education abroad (outside of the Czech Republic). BUT, there are few exceptions – the confirmation is NOT required from applicants who received or are about to receive:

a Czech secondary school leaving certificate called “Maturitní Vysvědčení”,

OR, from applicants who received / are about to receive a secondary school leaving certificates that are automatically equivalent to the Czech secondary school leaving certificate due to certain international agreements. It applies to the secondary school leaving certificates:

from Slovakia called “Maturitné Vysvedčenie”,
from Poland called “Swiadectwo Dojrzalosci”,
from Hungary called “Érettségi Bizonyítvány”,
from Slovenia (certificates issued by the state schools)
the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB Diploma),

Additionally, applicants who already have a Nostrification Clause (a certificate issued by the Czech state authorities that recognises applicant’s previous education received abroad) are also NOT required to submit the confirmation of eligibility to apply for a bachelor programme.

The applicants with a secondary school leaving certificate from Germany called “Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife” are required to submit the confirmation issued by their secondary school. BUT, when assessing the previous education, the University will always give a positive result of such assessment.

Should the Prague University of Economics and Business express doubts about sufficient level, scope, or content of a previous foreign education of an applicant, the applicant will be asked to present the nostrification clause. For more information on gaining nostrification clause, please, follow the link.

The scanned copies of the documents proving previous education have to be uploaded to InSIS as soon as possible and the HARD copies delivered to our Legal Department at the latest by 1st August.