Высшая школа экономики в Праге

The University of Economics in Prague (Czech: Vysoká škola ekonomická v Praze) was founded in 1953, and since then it has been the largest and one of the most prestigious economic universities in the Czech Republic.

The university is often referred to as the Higher School of Economics, which is also a correct name.

The VSE has more than 20,000 students, 9% of whom are international students.

The Higher School of Economics in Prague is one of the most prestigious universities in the Czech Republic


Official name:
Vysoká Škola Ekonomická v Praze

Website: www.vse.cz

Type of university: state

Language of instruction: Czech

Faculties: 6

Specialties: 30+

Number of years of study: 4-9 years

Program of study:
Bachelor's degree, Master's degree, Doctoral degree

The University provides a high standard of quality education combined with innovative approaches. It is the only state university dealing exclusively with economic and management issues. The University is 100 years old in 2019, and over the century of its existence it has proven its importance in the educational and research system not only in the Czech Republic, but throughout Europe.

HSE cooperates with many world universities, including the famous Sorbonne, Harvard, Princeton, Cambridge, Michigan and many other universities. The university is also a member of such strategic alliances as CEMS (Global Alliance in Management Education) and PIM (Partnership in International Management). The Financial Times praised the quality of education at HSE and included the university in the rating of the best business schools in Europe.

The quality of education provided at the Higher School of Economics in Prague is best illustrated by prestigious rankings in Europe and around the world. In 2017, the main economic university in Prague took the 2nd place in the ranking of "Best Business Schools in Eastern Europe" according to the French consulting agency Eduniversal, and once again made it to the TOP-300 of the best economic universities in the world according to the prestigious QS ranking.

The university is focused on the development of scientific potential of its students. For this purpose, a central library, a special student information portal, a number of computer classes with the latest technology and access to the network, and conditions for comfortable accommodation for students have been created. The dormitory of the Higher School of Economics in Prague is considered to be one of the most comfortable among other universities in the Czech Republic. Moreover, the university administration pays much attention to the sports development of students. For this purpose, special sections are created and new gym equipment is bought.

University faculties

  • Faculty of International Relations
  • International Trade;
  • International Studies and Diplomacy;
  • Tourism;
  • International Business;
  • International and Diplomatic Studies;
  • Store Manager /joint/.

Start of applications : November 2022.

Open Day Faculty : January 21, 2023.

Taking an entrance examination, consisting of:

  • of a test in mathematics;
  • one foreign language test;
  • a second foreign language test.

Faculty of Informatics and Statistics

  • Applied computer science;
  • Data Analytics;
  • Information Media and Services;
  • Mathematical methods in economics;
  • Multimedia in economic practice.

The application period is from 11.01.2022 to 30.04.2023.

The Faculty of Informatics and Statistics accepts applicants on the test results of the National Comparative Examinations (NCE) organized by SCIO - General Prerequisites for Study (OSP)/General Requirements for Study (VŠP) .

Faculty of Business Economics

  • Enterprise economics and management;
  • Management in Culture.

Start of applications : November 2022.

NF Open Day : January 20, 2023 (online)

Entrance examinations: OSP/VŠP enterprise test and Scio (place and date chosen by the applicant).

Faculty of Finance and Accounting

  • Finance;
  • Accounting and financial management;
  • Banking and Insurance;
  • Taxation and tax policy.

Faculty of National Economy

  • Economics
  • National Economy
  • Public Administration and Regional Development

Faculty of Management

  • Management;
  • Procedural Management.

Entrance exams: Students take the Management Decision Making Prerequisite Test.

VŠE: everything you need to know about the university and a tour of the Higher School of Economics in Prague:

Entry conditions

Graduates of HSE have truly grandiose prospects. The university is known as the alma mater of most representatives of the modern government of the Czech Republic. The former and current presidents of the Czech Republic, Václav Klaus and Milos Zeman, are no exception. Large international companies have a special interest in graduates of this university, most of HSE students are employed during their studies. About 10% of graduates continue their career abroad. The salaries of graduates range from 20,000 to 40,000 CZK already in the first years after graduation (detailed overview of Czech graduates' salaries).

Kazbek, a graduate of the Prague Education Center, shares his success story and impressions of studying at HSE. Kazbek is originally from Nalchik and has been living in Prague since 2014. After completing the Prague Education Center preparatory course, he entered the prestigious economic university VŠE.

Entry requirements for foreign applicants: foreigners additionally take a 4-part Czech language test. The test contains 50 tasks (2 points for each task) and lasts 60 minutes. In order to be admitted to the main examinations, the applicant must score at least 60 points.

The list of basic documents for admission to any faculty is standard:

  • Certificate or diploma of secondary/higher education. The certificate must be nostrified, similarly the diploma.
  • CV and motivation letter - in case of studying in English.
  • Application for study. There is an application form on the university website, which you need to fill out, print, sign, and then mail along with the rest of the documents.
  • Proof of identity (passport).
  • Receipts for payment for the opportunity to take the entrance test. The receipt must be attached to the application for training.

Entrance exams are usually held in June, applications are accepted until the end of April. In addition to the entrance examinations, foreigners will have to pass a Czech language proficiency test. The Prague Education Center offers a program of comprehensive preparation for the entrance exams to the Higher School of Economics (1170 ac. hours), which includes the study of core subjects, terminology and intensive Czech language course.

Study and accommodation for students

Higher education institution provides students with comfortable dormitories. There are 8 dormitories (koleje VŠE) on the territory of the university. There are rooms for different number of people: single, double and triple rooms. The dormitories have kitchens, laundry rooms for washing personal belongings, sports rooms equipped with fitness equipment. Student housing is located close to public transportation and metro stops.


VŠE offers several types of scholarships: academic, living and social scholarships.

The scholarship for academic excellence is awarded only to the best students. In order to receive this scholarship, you need to submit an application to the academic department of the faculty, which must be accompanied by the results of exams for the last semester. The grade point average can vary between 1 and 1.5.

A living stipend is available to all students who are not registered in Prague. Its purpose is to partially cover living expenses. The scholarship is paid only for full-time study and amounts to about 2,000 CZK, which is deposited in the student's bank account every three months.

Useful resources

Official HSE website

Unofficial portal created by students for students. Here you will find not only all lectures, tests from previous years, but also characterization of subjects and teachers.

This site is not directly related to the Higher School of Economics, but it will come in handy in the study of all those who pass economics. The site contains video lessons on micro- and macroeconomics, with graphs under each video.

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