International projects and other activities are managed by the International Office. It promotes and implements the UCC internalisation strategy and works in close cooperation with respective departments and other organisational units to create a more internationally-minded academic environment. Our vision is to foster internalisation in its various forms as a key means of development and advancement of both students and staff/teachers.
Institutions wishing to cooperate with the University of Creative Communication are encouraged to contact the International Office.
Skype: UCC International
Current Projects and Activities
International Advertising Summer School at UCC
From 3 to 7 July 2017 UCC Prague will be hosting the 8th International Advertising Summer School, an annual event bringing together over 60 advertising and commercial agencies students and young professionals from all over the Europe. The school is organised by the European Association of Communications Agencies and edcom Institute. You can find more on the school’s programme here. The deadline for application is 15 May.
Cooperation with New York Film Academy
The International Office at UCC is pleased to announce that a framework agreement on cooperation has been signed between the University of Creative Communication and New York Film Academy. Founded in 1992, NYFA is a film and acting school based in New York City and Los Angeles and operating in many cities around the world, including Paris, Amsterdam, Rio de Janeiro, Moscow and Beijing. The agreement lays ground for various types of collaboration between the two schools, e.g. international workshops or student exchange.
International Cooperation and Studies at UCC
- The 2017-18 Course Catalogue is available for download here.
ECTS and Credits Allocation Procedure
All courses at the UCC have a number of credits allocated which reflects student’s workload necessary for achieving expected learning outcomes. The UCC uses a unified credit system which is compatible with ECTS and is used for a quantifiable assessment of the course of study. It follows these rules:
- One credit represents 1/30 of the average semestral student workload within the standard length of study (i.e. approximately 18 weeks).
- Each course unit is allocated a certain number of credits which is quantifiable representing of the student workload necessary for the successful completion of the given course unit.
- Upon the successful completion of a course unit, the student gains the number of credits allocated to the given course unit.
- A properly completed semester of study is defined as a successful completion of all enrolled course units worth at least 30 credits.
- In order to complete the Bachelor’s programme it is necessary to obtain 180 credits.
The UCC Language Policy
- The expected input level of English for the UCC students in the BA programme is B1 CEFR, the output level is B2. English language courses are compulsory for all UCC students and a portion of the curriculum is taught in English; it is therefore expected that the students who wish to participate in exchange mobility will not require additional language preparation. When applying for mobility, students must demonstrate English language proficiency at least at B1+ level (unless the partner institution declares otherwise) by presenting their project proposal in front of the selection committee and, if selected, by taking the initial OLS language assessment. Nominated students are offered a chance to attend an intensive intercultural communication course which aims to prepare the grantees for successful social integration in the host country and to improve their communication skills in various intercultural settings.
- For incoming students the Department of Foreign Languages organizes courses of Czech language in two formats: an intensive Survival Czech Course which will introduce the incoming students to the basic phrases and cultural and communicative specifics of the Czech society. For students wishing to further improve their Czech language proficiency, we offer a semester-long course of Czech for beginners.
Recognition of mobility activity abroad
The study period at a partner university abroad or the traineeship abroad is always recognised, if satisfactorily completed, in terms of ECTS awarded.
- Recognition of number of ECTS Credits
For a study period abroad as an outgoing student, the UCC will fully recognise the number of ECTS stated in the Learning Agreement. The ECTS of the components which were not completed successfully by the student, will not be recognised and as a consequence, the student has to complete other components at the home university in order to obtain a sufficient number of ECTS credits.
- Transcript of Records
Where applicable, the Student Administration will convert the grades received by the student during the outgoing mobility to the UCC institutional grading scale, taking into account the grade distribution information from the receiving institution. The converted grades will be entered into the UCC informational system no later than 4 weeks after receiving the Transcript of Records from the partner institution.
Erasmus ID code UCC: CZ PRAHA42