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|Who Can Apply?||TTU applicants only|
|Term||Year||TTU Application Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
** Application acceptance decisions are made on a rolling basis.
|Language of Instruction:||English|
|Field of Study:||Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering|
|Program Type:||Reciprocal Exchange|
|Additional Requirements:||Restricted to College of Engineering students|
|Study Abroad Advisor:||Monica Hopkins|
|Scholarships Available:||Study Abroad Competitive Scholarship|
Prague is a remarkably preserved city that combines medieval, baroque, and modern influences. Located on the river Vltava, Prague's thousand years of architectural and artistic history are reflected in its stone facades and cobblestone streets. Standing in the middle of the Charles Bridge above the rippling reflections of turrets and domes and glimpsing the spires, steeples, and the great Prague Castle rising above the city, you sense at once the spirit of this remarkable site. Walk across the bridge and you discover the legacy of three cultures of Europe-Czech, German, and Jewish. Prague stands at the crossroads of Europe, where East meets West and the past meets the present: a city of current-day political excitement and historical imagery.
The Czech capital was first established over 1000 years ago on the river Vltava, at the crossing of ancient trade routes. Medieval Prague originally grew up as four separate towns, which were united into a single city in 1784. In the mid-14th century, Bohemia's Golden Age, the Czech King and Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV made Prague his Imperial capital after adding the New Town, which transformed Prague into one of Europe's largest cities. Prague flourished during this time, as Gothic churches and monasteries were built, the first university in Central Europe was established in its capital and monuments such as the Charles Bridge were erected. Since this Golden Age, Prague has endured a turbulent history fraught with religious wars and cultural and economic decline. It was under the rule of the Hapsburgs on and off from 1526 to 1620 and then continuously from 1620 to1918. During World War II, the Nazis occupied Prague and after the war, until 1989, it endured Soviet occupation.
Czech Technical University in Prague has undergone several reorganizations: After 1960, CTU had four faculties: civil engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and a forerunner of the present faculty of nuclear science and physical engineering. The faculty of architecture was founded in 1976, the faculty of transportation science in 1993, and faculty of biomedical engineering in 2005. Czech Tech is one of the largest universities in the Czech Republic and the oldest technical university in Central Europe tracing its history back hundreds of years.
The Czech Republic is a landlocked country in Central Europe and a member state of the European Union. The country has borders with Poland to the north, Germany to the northwest and west, Austria to the south, and Slovakia to the east. The Czech Republic is very centrally located and it only takes a few hours to travel to Germany, Austria and other parts of Central and Eastern Europe. The Czech Republic has a rich history that includes time as part of the Holy Roman Empire and then of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The Czech Republic is a dynamic country with a future full of possibilities. The Czech Republic is an outdoors paradise! People who like to hike, climb, and mountain bike find the Czech Republic a fabulous destination as it is a great place to be able to take in the nature of Central Europe.
Czech Technical University in Prague is an exchange program targeting students in engineering and architecture. Texas Tech students will pay Texas Tech tuition, fees, and housing before they participate in the exchange program. Grades earned during this program will be factored into a student's GPA.
Classes are offered in English for the following fields of engineering: civil, mechanical, electrical, nuclear sciences and physical, transportation sciences, biomedical. Students from the College of Architecture may participate in the exchange program. To find classes offered in English please go to the following website: http://www.cvut.cz/incomers/programmes-in-english
Students pay for housing at Texas Tech before they study abroad. Most students will live in one of the dorms that are close to the campus, students will be responsible for their meals while in Prague through a meal plan or by cooking for themselves in one of the kitchen areas.
Financial Aid is available to all eligible TTU students studying in a TTU approved program. Budgets for the approved programs are sent directly to the Study Abroad Financial Aid Advisor. Students are encouraged to meet with the Study Abroad Financial Aid Advisor in the Office of Financial Aid, West Hall room 301.
Study Abroad Competitive Scholarship (SACS)
This scholarship is funded from monies collected through a four-dollar international education fees paid by all regularly enrolled students at Texas Tech University. Students attending TTU the semester before participating in international exchange and study abroad programs through Texas Tech or its affiliates, and International students enrolled in a degree program at TTU are eligible to apply.
There are two award periods: apply during the fall semester for the following spring or apply in the spring semester for summer/fall study. Complete applications will be reviewed by the SACS committee, who determines the recipients and amount of award. For more information, please attend one of the information sessions held several times a week prior to the scholarship deadline.
Students are required to attend a pre-departure orientation before they leave