Admissions

For the 2020/2021 academic year, the PRIGO University admits applicants for the following study programmes realized in English:

  • Bachelor’s degree programme Economic Policy and Public Administration,
  • follow-up Master’s degree programme Economic Policy and Public Administration.

The standard length of bachelor study is 3 years. Upon successful completion of the bachelor study, the graduates are conferred the title of “bakalář,” (Bachelor) abbreviated as “Bc.” before the name. The standard length of master’s degree study is 3 years, and upon successful completion of the study, the graduates are conferred the title of “inženýr,” (Master of Science) abbreviated as “Ing.” before the name. Both programmes are accredited and realized as full-time and part-time studies. In bachelor study programme, we offer applicants the opportunity to participate in the unique Competencies for Master‘s Degree programme.

Admission conditions for Bachelor’s degree

  • completed secondary education with Czech maturita exam or IB (it is possible to be documented during enrolment),
  • registration to studies via Study Dpt.,
  • passing successfully the entrance examination.

Admission conditions for Master’s degree

  • completed college or university programme (it is possible to be documented during enrolment),
  • registration to studies via Study Dpt.,
  • passing successfully the entrance examination.

Entrance examination

A condition for being admitted to studies in any of study programmes at the PRIGO University is to successfully pass the entrance examination. Students may be exempt from the entrance examination under the conditions described below. It is possible to pass the entrance examination according to the options listed in following articles 1 to 3; whereas it is necessary that the applicant meet the requirements listed in at least one of the articles. If the applicant meets the conditions according to more articles, the best standardised result is taken into account during decision-making.

The entrance examination is composed of the following alternatives:

  1. passing the written school entrance examination in the form of general studies requirement test (bachelor degree), or in the form of a test of expertise in economics, economic policy and economics and administration (master’s degree),
  2. passing the school oral professional and motivational interview,
  3. passing the National comparative test (SCIO test) from general studies requirements (bachelor degree), or in the form of a test for a follow-up master’s degree in economics (master’s degree) on any date for the current academic year.

If applicants do not specify in the application form whether they ask for taking the alternatives listed in articles 2) and 3) into account, they will be automatically invited to attend the written school entrance examination, which is compulsory. If applicants ask for taking the test according to the article 3) into account, they are obliged to document it with the test evaluation no later than on the day set for the school entrance examination as per article 1). Along with the application form, applicants may ask for the coincident passing of the written school entrance examination according to article 1) and passing of the professional and motivational interview according to article 2), allowing for that option with which they reach a better standardised result. If applicants do not ask for the option according to article 2), they cannot pass the entrance examination according to article 2) and remedy, for example, an unsuccessful result of the school entrance examination.

Exemption from the entrance examination

The Rector of the PRIGO University may exempt applicants from taking the entrance examination if at least one of the following criteria is met:

  • school results criterion, (all programmes)
  • qualified competency criterion (bachelor degree programme only).

The school results criterion for exempting an applicant from the entrance examination is established for individual programmes and fields of study as follows:

a) bachelor’s degree programmes: up to an average of 1.5 (the average of all subjects from the last four years of secondary school on the basis of annual reports; if the annual report for the last year is not available, the biannual report is considered),
b) follow-up Master’s degree programme: up to 1.5 points (weighted average for the entire study in the last completed college or university degree programme in the field of Economics or similar, confirmed by the college or university where the applicant completed it).

If a listed criterion for a given programme has been met, that applicant then meets the school result criterion, being admitted to studies by the Rector’s decision in accordance with the capacity of the given field of study. Only those applicants who are placed at the top according to the average school results are admitted, if the number of applicants meeting the school result criterion exceeds the capacity of a given field of study. In the event of identical average school results, the moment of delivering the application form is deciding.

The qualified competency criterion for exempting an applicant from the entrance examination is considered fulfilled if at least one of the following conditions is met:

a) participating in a foreign studying or working visit in the field that the applicant applies for and which lasts for at least one month and which is confirmed by the receiving institution,
b) passing a language exam from English or German on level B2 or higher, substantiated with the relevant certificate,
c) current and documented membership in Mensa Czech Republic,
d) Rector’s decision based on the administrative discretion of acknowledging the achievements whose types are equivalent to those listed under letters a) to c).

In the case of full capacity, the school result criterion is given preference to the qualified competency criterion in all respects.

Documents demonstrating the fulfillment of the criteria must be sent to the address of the school no later than one month before the date for the entrance exam.

Application for studies

Foreign students may apply for studies in English with the beginning of the winter semester of the academic year 2020/2021 via email to International Office until May 31, 2020.

The International Office will contact you and inform you about the next admission and payment process, and possibilities of exchange programmes.