AAU was founded in 1990, shortly after the collapse of communism. Founders Jansen Raichl and Dr. Vlasta Raichlová envisioned an educational institution that would combine the best of American and British academic principles with Central European traditions.
Since then, AAU has enjoyed unprecedented academic and economic growth, and has become the leading private university in the Czech Republic by opening a wide range of graduate programs, attracting many high-caliber professors, and substantially broadening its own research activities. Student enrollment has multiplied without compromising the strict academic study and admission requirements.
The university offers a wide variety of options for prospective students, both undergraduate and graduate, from its 5 schools of Business Administration, International Relations and Diplomacy, Humanities and Social Sciences, Journalism, and the John H. Carey II School of Law. AAU has also worked to develop cooperation with several foreign universities. The University of Wales has cooperated with our Law school since 2004; our Law students are awarded diplomas bearing their prestigious emblem. Chapman University, home of 2002 Nobel Prize winner for Economy Dr. Vernon Smith, has cooperated with AAU since 2008 by providing a prestigious and highly-accredited weekend MBA program located on the AAU premises. Students from hundreds of universities around the world have come to AAU as study abroad students, exchange students or degree-seeking students. Many AAU alumni have continued their studies as graduate students at famous universities like Stanford, Berkeley, or Oxford.
With a lucrative combination of beauty, educational prowess, and a desire to constantly better itself for the benefit of its students, AAU continues to steadily grow and succeed, and looks forward to what the future will bring.
Most of our programs are accredited by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic. Exceptions are the Certificate of Higher Education in Common Law (CertHE Common Law), LLB, LLM, and the Chapman MBA program, which are offered in cooperation with international partners.
The universitys key priority currently is the advancement of the WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges) Senior College and University Commission accreditation process. WASC is one of the six regional accreditation agencies that accredit public and private educational institutions in the United States. The voluntary accreditation process is based on rigorous standards covering all aspects of the university's operations, including the quality of its academic programs and institutional structures, processes, and resources. Prominent universities accredited by WASC include Chapman University, the University of California, Stanford University, and the California Institute of Technology.
Anglo-American University has been recognized as a Candidate for Accreditation by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501, 510.748.9001. This status is a preliminary affiliation with the Commission awarded for a maximum period of five years. Candidacy is an indication that the institution is progressing toward Accreditation. Candidacy is not Accreditation and does not ensure eventual Accreditation.
It is the goal of Anglo-American University to expeditiously achieve accreditation by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, whereupon graduating students will receive a university diploma that is recognized as meeting the rigorous academic standards that leading universities in the United States are subject to.
The Prague MBA program offered in cooperation with Chapman University, California is globally accredited by AACSB (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), the gold standard of business school accreditation.
The Certificate of Higher Education in Common Law (CertHE Common Law) and the LLB and LLM programs are offered in cooperation with the University of London.
Although housing is not provided directly by AAU, housing support is offered and AAU students can select from a variety of convenient and affordable housing options including dormitories and apartments. AAU recommends ApartmanStudent, DC Rezidence, Student Reality, CzechUniversities andFiftyFive; the aforementioned agencies can help you find the housing that is right for you. All of the agencies that AAU cooperates with can provide the necessary housing documents needed for your visa application. For more information regarding housing, please contact the Admissions Office at email@example.com
AAU offers its students a full-service cafeteria, where they can order hot meals, fresh salads and sandwiches, snacks, coffee, and other drinks.
AAU students are also entitled to use the students dining hall at the Law Faculty of Charles University, located just a short walk from the AAU campus. For more information about using the Law Faculty Cafeteria, please contact the Admissions Office.
Discounted Dining for AAU Students
Subway sandwiches - offers a 20 % discount for AAU students, ISIC card needed
Le Bistrot Kampa - located in Letenská street, offers a 20% discount for AAU students, ISIC card needed
112 is the general emergency line throughout the European Union (similar to 911 in the U.S.) Operators will speak English and German as well as Czech. The number can be dialed from any phone, and the call is free.
155 Medical Emergency (Ambulance/First Aid)
156 Prague City Police
First Aid and Hospitals
In case of a non-urgent emergency, doctors/hospitals can be contacted directly.
Student Services Center
The Student Services Center offers students and prospective students a variety of information and assistance. The Admissions, Student Services, and Financial Specialists can all be found in this office.
The Admissions Specialist offers information and guidance about how to gain admission to any of our university programs.
Our Student Services Specialists are available to help all registering students understand what courses are available, and to provide any necessary official school forms and documents. They should also be contacted if any applicant is interested in AAU housing options.
The Financial Specialist advises students in regard to all tuition costs, scholarships, payment details, and other transactions.
AAUs new and modern computer lab is open to students every week day from 7:30-22:00 throughout the year, but is closed during the month of August. Students may use the lab for writing assignments, working on homework, or accessing the Internet.
With over 19,000 books, journals, and student theses, the AAU library, located in Letenska 1, is the largest English-language library of any private university in the Prague. The library has a vibrant program of cultural events such as poetry and fiction readings and discussions, music concerts and performances. The participants are usually local and visiting artists and authors, as well as AAU faculty.
Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a Bachelor at Anglo-American University!