Metropolitan University Prague (MUP) ranks among the oldest and largest private universities in the Czech Republic . The steady influx of applicants interested in studying at Metropolitan University Prague attests to its reputation of a first-rate educational institution. As of the 2010/2011 academic year, MUP provides education to approximately 5500 students. Since its establishment in 2001, the University offers study programmes in the area of international territorial relations, legal specialisations and international economic relations in both full-time and part-time forms of study in Czech as well as English. MUP operates in Prague and in three regional centres in Pilsen, Liberec and Hradec Králové.
Metropolitan University Prague provides education in Bachelors Degree (Bc.), Masters Degree (Mgr., Ing.) and Doctoral Degree (Ph.D. and PhDr.) study programmes; consequently, MUP ranks among the few private higher education institutions with a university status in the Czech Republic .Bachelors Degree Specialisations (awarded with the title of Bc. upon completion)
Metropolitan University Prague established a Sports Centre that functions in close cooperation with MUP Sports Club, a member of the Czech University Sports Association and of the Prague Sports Union. MUP Sports Centre offers students a wide variety of leisure activities (including students with disabilities) and prepares activities during the semester, in which students can participate. The Sports Centre also organises tournaments and weeklong trips (skiing and cycling trips), offers students discounts in selected sports centres in Prague , and selects and supports students participating in academic competitions.
Metropolitan University Prague is a non-profit organisation that significantly contributes toward the efforts to achieve equal opportunities for people with physical disabilities. The university offers young people with physical disabilities the opportunity to achieve university education within the framework of a complex programme named School without Barriers, which is being implemented at MUP since the 2003/2004 academic year.
Between January and September, MUP regularly holds Days of Open Doors once per month. During these days, prospective applicants have an opportunity to receive detailed information about the University.
The academic year commences in the beginning of October and is divided into Winter and Summer semesters. Each semester consists of 13 weeks of instruction (lecture period), and is followed by a 5-week examination period, where the 5th week is reserved for potential retake examinations if necessary.
All study requirements for each semester are customarily completed during the relevant examination period. Students have one regular examination date and one regular retake examination to attempt to receive a credit/pass an examination during the examination period for the relevant semester. At the end of every examination period, students must submit their study results to the Student Services office in order to be able to continue with their studies in the following semester.
Students who fail to complete their study requirements during the regular examination dates and the regular retake examinations may apply for extraordinary retakes according to the rules and conditions stipulated by the Study and Examination Code of Metropolitan University Prague.