Information for incoming students

ECTS coordinator:
  Mgr. Ivana KUTÁČOVÁ
Vice Dean for Internationalization and External Relations:
  RNDr. Jiří PREIS, Ph.D.

Faculty of Economics, University of West Bohemia
Univerzitní 22, 306 14 Plzen
Czech Republic
Office: UL401a
Phone: +420 377 633 409

Erasmus +

The Erasmus+ programme aims to boost skills and employability, as well as modernising Education, Training, and Youth work. Erasmus+ provides opportunities to study, train, gain work experience and volunteer abroad for students and employees.

The Erasmus+ programme encourages student and staff mobility throughout Europe and promotes multilateral cooperation between higher education institutions in Europe, and between higher education institutions and enterprises. Students from our Erasmus partner universities can study for a semester or the whole academic year, in selected courses at UWB without tuition fees.

The European Credit Transfer System (ECTS), which has been implemented at UWB, enables foreign students to obtain credits for these courses after return to their home university. Recommended workload for Erasmus students is 30 ECTS credits per semester. More information on the various activities can be found on the website of the National Agency for European Educational Programmes (NAEP).

The Erasmus+ programme at the Faculty of Economics UWB is offered only in Pilsen, not in Cheb.
Erasmus in Pilsen, Faculty of Economics UWB, Czech Republic (video)

Erasmus in Pilsen, Faculty of Economics UWB, Czech Republic (video)

How to apply

If you wish to study at the Faculty of Economics UWB in Pilsen within the Erasmus+ programme, you should follow this procedure:
  1. Check with your home university if it has an agreement with the Faculty of Economics in Pilsen, UWB Download: (list of Erasmus+ Bilateral Agreements)

  2. Ask your home university coordinator about the selection and nomination process at your home institution. Your home coordinator has to nominate you officially by an e-mail sent to the Erasmus+ institutional coordinator of UWB.

  3. Please complete the online application form here:

The offer of courses for all UWB faculties can be found at:

Courses of Faculty of Economics can be found at:

Please complete the application form (including the section „Courses“) :

For winter term: before May 15th
For summer term: before November 30th.

Students with VISA requirements, please submit the application form:

For winter term: before May 1st
For summer term: before November 1st.

Futher information about the application procedure can be found at:

Please fill in the Application form and Accommodation form as well within the deadlines mentioned above and send it to:

Bc. Eva Kotoučová - UWB Institutional Erasmus Coordinator, International Office UWB
E-mail: (, Tel: +420 377 635 799

Course catalogue

You can choose from the FEK UWB Course Catalogue for incoming mobility students

Czech for foreigners

For those of you who are interested in taking Czech language course (equals 5 ECTS credits) follow this link and add the abbreviation of the course to your Learning Agreement on Portal in section “Courses” as well:
  1. Basic Czech (for absolute beginners), code UJP/CZK1

  2. Basic Czech 2 (for false beginners), code UJP/CZK2

Description of the UWB institutional grading system:

PointsGrade (six-step classification scale)Examination (six-step classification scale)University of West Bohemia examination (“zkouška”) (four-step classification scale)University of West Bohemia subject pass (without examination (“zápočet”)
91-100A 11
“výborně” (i.e. “excellent”)
subject pass achieved (“započteno”)
81-90 B 1.52
“velmi dobře” (i.e. “very good”)
71-80 C 2
61-70 D 2.53
“dobře” (i.e. “good”)
51-60 E 3
0-50 F,FX 44
“nevyhověl” (i.e. “fail”).
subject pass not achieved (“nezapočteno”)

Academic calendar

The Academic Year is divided into two semesters:
Winter Semester: from 3rd week of September to 1st week of February
Summer Semester: from 2nd week of February to the end of June.

Buddy system

Buddy system - ESN (Erasmus Student Network) is a reception programme of the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen. Its aim is to provide help to foreign students with adapting to different conditions and reducing the culture shock. The foreign student is assigned a buddy, a local Czech student, who is to help in case the incoming student needs assistance. The "buddy" also becomes a guide helping the foreign student to get familiar with the city of Pilsen and the local student life. Students registered in the Buddy system also organize events, trips etc. for the foreign students in the cooperation with the international department of the University of West Bohemia.
You will find more info on:

Documents for incoming students

About Plzen (Pilsen)

Plzen (Pilsen) is the fourth largest city in the Czech Republic. It is located in western Bohemia. It is an important industrial, commercial, cultural, and administrative center.

Doplnit: Google Mapa ČR

The city was founded on the confluence of four rivers - Uhlava, Uslava, Radbuza and Mze - by the Czech king Wenceslas II in 1295. Situated on the crossroads of two important trade routes and close to Prague, Pilsen experienced an immediate rapid growth. Nowadays, the Pilsen metropolitan area covers 125 square kilometres. Its population is 165, 000 inhabitants.

Doplnit: Google Mapa Plzeň

The University of West Bohemia was founded in Pilsen in 1991. The array of secondary schools, grammar schools, and art schools is impressive. Several international institutions are also located here: Alliance Francaise, the British Library and the Austrian Library. Performances in the J. K. Tyl Theatre belong among the most valuable traditions of the Pilsen culture.

More information about Pilsen:
Pilsen - City of Life (video)

Pilsen - European Capital of Culture 2015 (video)

Faculty of Economics Erasmus+ Agreements

  • Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule (OTH) Amberg-Weiden
  • Technische Universität Chemnitz, Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät
  • Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften Hof University
  • TU Kaiserslautern
  • Hochschule der Bundesagentur für Arbeit
  • Georg-Simon-Ohm Hochschule Nürnberg
  • Hochschule Regensburg
  • Hochschule Harz–Wernigerode, Harz University of Applied Sciences
  • Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaften Würzburg-Schweinfurt
  • Technische Hochschule Deggendorf
  • Duale Hochschule Baden-Württenberg Stuttgart
  • Ecole Supérieure de Commerce d’Amiens - Amiens School of Business
  • Université de Limousin – Site de Limoges, Institut Universitaire de Technologie (IUT)
  • Université Montpellier 1, Faculté d‘économie
  • Université Montpellier 2, Institut d’Administration des Entreprises
  • Reims Management School
  • University of Strasbourg
  • Institut d'études politiques de Toulouse
  • Université Catholique de Lille, FLSEG
  • Radom Academy of Economics
  • Torun School of Banking
  • University of Zielona Góra
  • Bielska Wyższa Szkoła im. J. Tyszkiewicza
  • University of Applied Sciences in Nysa
  • Wyższa Szkoła Bankowa w Poznaniu
  • Universidad de A Coruña, Facultad de Economía y Empresa
  • Universidad de Sevilla, Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales
  • Universidad de Sevilla, Facultad de Turismo y Finanzas
  • Universidade deVigo, Facultade de Ciencias Economicas e Empresariais
  • TED University
  • Cukurova University
  • Fontys Internationale Hogeschool Economie
  • SAXION University of Applied Sciences, Hospitality Business School
  • Centria University of Applied Sciences
  • HAMK University of Applied Sciences
  • University of Rijeka, Faculty of Economics
  • Università degli Studi di Verona
  • University of Pécs
  • Instituto Superior Dom Afonso III
  • University of Graz
  • Harokopio University of Athens
  • Univerzita Komenského v Bratislavě
  • University of Maribor
Great Britain
  • University of Salford, Salford Business School
  • Copenhagen Business Academy