For the 2017-2018 academic year there are limited exchange spaces available at CULS. As such, students may only have a direct enroll option, should they wish to participate. Since not all types of financial aid can be used for direct-enroll options, the good news is that the direct-enroll costs are affordable in comparison to SDSU tuition costs. Visit the SDSU Study Abroad office at the International Student Center after attending a CBA Study Abroad workshop and a study abroad advisor can clarify further.
The Czech University of Life Sciences Prague is connected with ancient economical activities - agriculture, hunting and forestry. In fact, life depends largely on agriculture and forestry. Human society, with its ever evolving economic systems of governance, cannot be dissociated from the environment, in all aspects of life. Life - society - environment: these three branches of knowledge have always been the focus of our university, since centuries.
Prague is the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic. It is the fourteenth-largest city in the European Union. It is also the historical capital of Bohemia. Situated in the north-west of the country on the Vltava River, the city is home to about 1.3 million people, while its larger urban zone is estimated to have a population of nearly 2 million. The city has a temperate oceanic climate, with warm summers and chilly winters.
It is important to note that you must enroll in at least 24 ECTS per semester
while you are abroad. Many of the courses offered at CULS are worth 5 ECTS or less. This means, in order to maintain full-time status, you will likely enroll in at least
5 courses in order to reach the 24 ECTS minimum.
Students are allowed to choose from all courses taught in English at the Czech University of Life Sciences.
- Faculty of Agrobiology, Food and Natural Resources
- Faculty of Tropical AgriSciences
- Faculty of Economics and Management
- Faculty of Engineering
- Faculty of Environmental Science
- Faculty of Forestry and Wood Sciences
The suggested areas of study for coursework in English are: Economics, Business, and IT. Taking coursework outside of Economics, Business, IT or similar fields will need special coordination by the International Coordinator at CULS.
**This location is not recommended for students wishing to fulfill GE Requirements.**
Regular subject courses are taught in English and Czech. Czech language classes are also offered to incoming exchange students.
Semester 1 (Winter/Autumn Semester): Late September to Early February*
Semester 2 (Spring/Summer Semester): Early February to Late June
*Note - Final exams occur via three cycles at the end of the term. Students needing to return to SDSU for spring term should plan to take exams during the first final exam session cycle to avoid missing classes at SDSU.
You can refer to the program fact sheet, website, and academic calendars for instruction dates. Your formal acceptance letter from the host campus will provide further details on your official start and end dates. Your expected arrival date will be prior to the start of classes and includes a mandatory orientation period.
You are expected to participate in the host campus final examination period as per their regular schedule. If your exam dates overlap with the start of the next SDSU term, you must coordinate with host campus staff and faculty for any potential allowance to take the exam a bit earlier.
Hints for Researching Program and Available Courses
Information about study programs in English can be found HERE
For a list of all Bachelor of Science and Master of Science programs and courses, including course descriptions, visit MSc. and BSc. programs
- Choose either BSc or MSc
- Click on the subject area that you are interested in
- Program information is at the top of the page; scroll down for a list of courses offered
- Click on the individual course for a course description and profile*; classes are either taught in Czech or English; language information is listed at the end of each individual course profile.
*Specific course information varies per program.
Business students should review the information on the CBA Study Abroad website
concerning course articulation.
Sample course syllabi in English can be found here:
Master's courses: msc.pef.czu.cz/data/msc_brochure.pdf
Bachelor's courses: msc.pef.czu.cz/data/bsc_brochure.pdf
PLEASE NOTE: The above links are for the 2014-2015 academic year. Confirm updated course availability with CULS during application process.
Housing and Meals
Information on campus accommodations, meals and other practical topics can be found on the International Students
Guide for international students
Cost of Living Guide
All participants must purchase the comprehensive SDSU Education Abroad Insurance upon acceptance. According to visa regulations, you may also be required to purchase Czech national insurance.