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Featured Programs

Music in Prague

Prague is a center for symphonic and ensemble music performance, opera, theatre, jazz, composition, film scoring, music business, and music technology. Adding a global perspective to your studies is a key ingredient in your education and preparation for the professional world.

Journalism in Prague

From one of the finest Journalism Departments in the U.S. comes a chance to report from a crossroads of the New Europe. NYU Prague offers a wide range of courses for Journalism students who want international reporting experience while staying on-track toward their degree.

The NYU Prague program takes advantage of the historic transformations of contemporary Central Europe and the rich cultural tradition of Prague.  

From Politics to Culture

The curriculum includes courses on the economic and political transformations of post-Communist society taught by former dissidents. Students discover the extraordinary tradition of art and architecture in Central Europe, much of which is still preserved in Prague. Classes explore the cultural legacy of music, film, photography, literature; they teach about human rights, the history of Jews in Central Europe, the Roma (gypsy) minority; they explore the role of journalism and media today.  

All courses are taught in English except for language courses.

Foreign Languages

Students are not required to enroll in a language course, but all take an intensive Czech course during orientation.  Students have the option to take language courses in Czech, German, Polish, and Russian.

Global Encounters: The Czech Republic in a Global Context

During orientation, all students are required to take a 0-credit foundation class taught by NYU faculty which gives them an overview of Czech history.  The course includes basic Czech language instruction.

Beyond the Classroom

Classes frequently take students on field trips around Prague, using the city as a classroom.  Trips around the Czech Republic and to neighboring countries are included in the program. Internships feature prominently in the academic curricula of NYU Prague students.


Academic Facilities

The NYU Center is situated on Male Namesti in two 15th-century buildings only steps away from the Old Town Square.  One of the buildings, originally called the "White Lion," once housed one of the earliest print shops in Central Europe, where the Czech Bible was printed. The buildings have been restored to their original detail with painted wooden beams and arched entryways, an ideal place for study and reflection.

Courses all meet at the NYU Centers, which have reading rooms, computer rooms with high-speed Internet access, student lounges, and classrooms. The English-language library provides a quiet place to read and conduct research. The NYU center also has music practice spaces and photography darkrooms.

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Areas of Study

  • Anthropology
  • Art History
  • Business
  • Cinema Studies
  • Comparative Literature
  • Cultures & Contexts
  • Czech Language
  • Economics
  • European Studies
  • Film and Television
  • Gallatin
  • German Language
  • Hebrew and Judaic Studies
  • History
  • Journalism
  • Law and Society
  • Morse Academic Plan
  • Media, Culture, and Communication
  • Music
  • Photography
  • Polish Language
  • Politics
  • Religious Studies
  • Russian Language
  • Russian and Slavic Studies
  • Sociology
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Upcoming Application Deadlines

Spring Semester

Priority: September 15

Regular: October 15

Applications received after October 15 will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Admission will be granted only when space is available and time allows for required travel documents to be attained.   

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