FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

APPLICATION AND PROGRAM FEE

When is the application deadline?

The early bird deadline is January 31st, 2017. Students who apply by this date will be entitled to a reduced program fee.

The final deadline is March 30th.

Although there are application deadlines, students are accepted on rolling basis. Early bird applicants will receive preference in admission decisions. Late applicants run the risk of finding the program of their choice full.

Who can apply?

PSS are open to students (both undergraduate and graduate level) and recent graduates who wish to deepen or broaden their knowledge in a specific field.

How are participants selected?

Each application is individually assessed based on the information provided in the CV and cover letter. The Admissions Committee focuses on educational background, interests and motivation.

What is the program fee and what does it include?

The reduced program fee is 720 EUR (for early bird applications) and the full program fee is 790 (for standard applications). The fee includes:

  • Tuition and reading materials
  • Accommodation in double rooms for one week
  • Half board which includes breakfasts, dinners and coffee breaks
  • Prague public transportation tickets and maps
  • Site visits, social programs and special events (e.g. boat tour on the Moldau River, tours of Prague by a local homeless and a farewell dinner).

Students are responsible for their travel to Prague, lunches and personal expenses.

LANGUAGE

What is the language of Prague Summer Schools?

The language of instruction, as well as all related events, is English. Where necessary, the translation from/to English is provided.

Do I need to speak Czech?

No, all communication before and during the summer schools is in English.

ARRIVAL, REGISTRATION AND ACCOMMODATION

Where will I be staying during the summer school?

The accommodation cost included in the program fee is intended for a double room occupancy, from July 1st (check in day) to July 8th (check out day), at one of our partner hotels located in the beautiful Vinohrady area, Prague 2. The hotels are within a walking distance from the summer school venue and one metro stop or about a 15 minute walk from Vaclavske namesti (Prague’s main square).

Where is the summer school venue?

Both registration and classes will be held at Marianeum (address: Machova 7, Vinohrady, Prague 2). All hotels are located within walking distance from the venue.

Selected guest lectures may be held in a different location.

VISAS

Do I need a visa to travel to the Czech Republic?

Nationals of many countries do not need a visa for a stay shorter than 90 days. For details please consult http://www.mzv.cz/jnp/en/information_for_aliens/short_stay_visa/general_information.html

Will the organization arrange my visa?

The organization is not responsible for arranging visas for students but will be glad to provide students with a support/invitation letter if needed.

For any other specific inquiries about visas, we kindly ask you to re-direct your questions to the Czech Embassy in your country or related visa authorities, as visa policies and procedures vary from country to country.

SCHOLARSHIPS

Is it possible to get a scholarship for attending Prague Summer Schools?

Unfortunately, as a non-profit organization, we are not able to provide students with financial aid. Nonetheless, we do encourage students to explore funding opportunities available through their home universities, non-governmental organizations and government sources. A good place to start the search is www.scholarshipportal.com

Accepted students may ask for documents they need for their scholarship application(s).

CERTIFICATE & ECTS

Will I receive a certificate after completing the summer school?

Yes, students do receive a certificate of attendance and participation on the final day of the summer school, stating their successful completion of the program.

Will I be awarded ECTS for attending the summer school?

In the past, graduates of Prague Summer Schools received credits from their home Universities. Many students in the past have counted our summer schools towards their degrees, usually receiving 3-4 ECTS. However, it is a sole responsibility of the students to fulfill the requirements of their home university.

In order to have an idea of the summer school’s workload in terms of hours, we kindly invite you to visit the individual webpage of the program you wish to attend, and have a look at the preliminary schedule. We will be pleased to provide our alumni with any kind of supporting materials required by their home academic institution.

CANCELLATION

I have paid the program fee but I now want to cancel my participation. Can I get a refund?

We offer a 100% refund of received program fee, excluding international transfer fees, for any cancellation before the 1st of June.

Cancellations between the 1st of June and 15th of June are refunded for 90% of  the received program fee, as the hotels charge a booking cancellation fee.

No refund can be made for cancellations after the 15th of June.

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