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The Prague Film School

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Sponsor: Prague Film School

Location: Prague, Czech Republic


Founded in 2003 and located in the heart of the city, the Prague Film School (PFS) provides professional, practical training for experienced students in film production, documentary, and acting for film from all over the world. Students have access to the school's fleet of cameras, including RED, Arri, Canon and Sony high definition cameras as well as high-end lighting, sound and grip.  They also have access to the Barradov Studio, one of the oldest functioning film studios in Europe. Productions come from all over the globe to capitalize on Prague's beauty and film resources, making it a dream city for film students.

Program Type: Affiliated


  • Full Year
  • Fall
  • Winter/Spring


Read Credit Enrollment requirements for information about maintaining a full-time course load while abroad.

Admission Info:
To apply, Northwestern students must: 

  1. Complete an NU Study Abroad Application by the appropriate deadline
  2. Complete a Prague Film School application by the program's deadline

Languages: English, Czech


Self-catered shared apartments, residence halls, or privately rented rooms in houses or flats. Private apartments may be available at additional cost.
NOTE: the PFS makes every effort to help secure comfortable housing for its students but cautions that flats are not luxurious, and private or shared accommodations genereally do not have internet. The school provides only basic furnishings such as a bed, pillow, linens, dresser, writing table, and minimal kitchen equipment.

Program Costs: 

Fall 2015: approx. $21,300

Billed by Northwestern:

Estimated additional costs: $8,722

  • Housing: $2,900
  • Meals: $1,850
  • Airfare: $1,200
  • Local transportation: $50
  • Books & supplies: $100
  • Personal expenses: $2,200
  • Czech visa & insurance: $270
  • HTH: $152

*Note: Northwestern will send the payment for your tuition and equipment fee to PFS via wire transfer. The exact dollar-amount you are charged by NU will depend on the exchange rate when the wire transfer is processed. All other estimates above are in U.S. Dollars.

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