Excerpts from MU Statutes (full version only available in Czech)

(Effective as of 22 May 2009)

Part 1
Basic Provisions

Section 1
Introductory Provisions

(1) Masaryk University is a public institution of higher education which forms part of the university system of the Czech Republic.

(2) Masaryk University has been established by Act No. 50/1919 Coll. Pursuant to Act No. 111/1998 Coll. on Higher Education Institutions and on Modifications and Amendment of Other Acts (the Higher Education Act) as subsequently amended (hereinafter referred to as “Act”), its official name is “Masaryk University” (hereinafter referred to as “MU”); from 1 January 1999 to 31 December 2005 the designated university name was “Masaryk University in Brno”.

(3) The designated seat of MU is Brno, Žerotínovo nám. 9.

(4) The legal predecessor of MU is “Masaryk University” functioning pursuant to Act No. 172/1990 Coll. on Higher Education, as amended by Act No. 216/1993 Coll., as amended by Act No. 192/1994 Coll.

(5) The MU mission is set out in section 1 of the Act. Within the provisions of its mission, MU freely and independently carries out scholarly, scientific, research, developmental, artistic, cultural, publishing, sports and additional activities.

Part 4
Studies at MU

Section 13
Degree Programmes

(1) MU implements Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral degree programmes (sections 44 to 47a of the Act). With respect to degree programmes and their implementation, it is necessary take into consideration the effective utilization of resources as well as the extent of interconnection and mutual interrelationship of educational activities.

(2) A degree programme may be carried out:

a) independently at one faculty,

b) independently at each of several faculties,

c) conjointly at several faculties,

d) primarily at one faculty and partly at another faculty, possibly at other faculties.

With respect to degree programmes implemented under letters c) or d), it must be determined which faculty a student is enrolled at; moreover, it must also be specified which faculty directives he or she is under obligation to follow.

(3) A degree programme may be subdivided into fields of study.

(4) A degree programme may be outlined in detail in study plans.

(5) Study plans specify both temporal and content-related course succession, the relevant form of study and the manner of study results verification (subsection 44 (3) of the Act).

(6) Degree programmes are subject to accreditation awarded or suspended by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (hereinafter referred to as “Ministry”). The list of accredited degree programmes, including their type, field of study structure, form of instruction and standard length of studies, is published on the official MU notice board.

Section 14
Admission Requirements, Application Submission Procedure and Course of Studies

(1) Admission requirements for studies in Bachelor’s, Master’s and doctoral degree programmes as well the terms and conditions related to the admission procedure and course of studies are specified under sections 48 to 57 of the Act, Appendix No. 4, under Admission Requirements for Studies in Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree Programmes and the Application Submission Procedure, as well as in the MU Study and Examination Regulations.

(2) General regulations relevant to administrative proceedings do not apply to decisions regarding admission to studies.

((3) Requirements for the admission of international students to Bachelor’s, Master’s or doctoral degree programmes are specified in Section 17.

Section 15
Study related Fees

(1) MU assesses study related fees relevant to the admission procedure as well as actual studies according to Subsections 58 (1) and (3) to (5) of the Act.

The specification of various fees types, assessment of relevant amounts, payment terms and forms of payment as well as any other conditions relevant to the collection of such fees, are specified in Appendix No. 6 entitled Study related Fees which forms an integral part of these Statutes.

(3) Pursuant to subsections 58 (3) and (4) of the Act, the Rector may lower, waive, postpone the payment date of or authorize payment in instalments of any study-related fees with respect to special considerations, especially in view of:

a) excellent study results,

b) social and health conditions,

c) family reasons.

Under the provisions of this section, the Rector’s decision is final and cannot be reversed.

Section 16

Abolished.

Section 17
Admission Requirements for International Students

(1) Admission requirements for international students regarding degree programmes implemented at MU faculties must facilitate the fulfilment of obligations resulting from international treaties binding for the Czech Republic (subsection 49 (2) of the Act).

(2) Admission requirements and international students’ studies within the framework of international programmes and European Union programmes are determined by the relevant programme. The decision regarding admission to the faculty implementing such a programme is administered by the dean. Study requirements as well as recognition of studies adhere to the programme in question.

(3) Admission requirements as well as the course of studies of international students arriving to the Czech Republic under the provisions of interuniversity or interfaculty agreements as well as the conditions for such studies and their recognition follow from such agreements.

(4) Admission requirements for international students, apart from cases specified in Subsections (2) and (3), are determined by the faculty responsible for the degree programme elected by such international students. The course of studies and its recognition adheres to internal study-related MU regulations.

Section 18
Advanced Master’s Proceedings and Payment of Associated Fees

(1) Graduates of Master’s degree programmes who have acquired the academic degree of “Magistr” (“Master”) may advance in the same field of study and, under conditions stipulated by the Act (subsection 46 (5), subsection 98 (2) and subsection 99 (5) of the Act) and the advanced Master’s regulations of the relevant MU faculties, may undergo an advanced Master’s state examination including an advanced Master’s thesis defence. Statutory academic degrees are awarded on successful completion.

(2) MU Study and Examination Regulations determine the manner and course of the admission procedure during the course of registration for the advanced Master’s state examination, which is not considered a form of study under any degree programme, as well as any details relevant to the implementation of said examination, its proceedings and evaluation. Rules determining the amount of expenses resulting from the opportunity to use the equipment and information technology necessary for the preparation of said advanced Master’s state examination according to Subsection (1) are established by the dean of the pertinent faculty. The form and terms of payment are to be made public at least one month before the beginning of the academic year.

(3) The provisions of Subsections (1) and (2) do not apply to studies concluded by an advanced Master’s state examination in the Master’s degree programme in the General Medicine study field (the second sentence of Subsection 46 (3) of the Act).

Section 19
Lifelong Learning

(1) Within the scope of its educational activities, MU and the faculties, institutes and units listed in subsection 28 (4), functioning under the auspices of MU, offer either at no cost or in return for payment studies in lifelong learning programmes pursuant to section 60 of the Act..

(2) The MU Lifelong Learning Regulations further detail the specifications of lifelong learning. Participants shall be informed of its contents at the outset of their studies.

(3) Participants of the lifelong learning programme are not considered to constitute students by law.

Part 5
Students and Employees

Section 20
Students

(1) Applicants for studies in degree programmes implemented at MU faculties become students on enrolment at a given faculty in a time limit set out by that faculty (section 51 of the Act). Under section 54 of the Act, a person interrupting their studies may regain student status on the date of repeated enrolment.

(2) A person ceases to be a student on the day of termination of studies according to subsection 55 (1) and subsections 56 (1) and (2) of the Act or following interruption of studies according to section 54 of the Act.

(3) MU student rights and duties are specified in sections 62 and 63 of the Act.

(4) Consequences resulting from a breach of discipline due to obligation infringement on the part of a student are defined by sections 64 to 67 of the Act.

(5) Student rights and duties are not subject to general administrative regulations.

(6) A decision regarding student rights and duties, enumerated in subsection 68 (3) of the Act, must be drawn up in writing, list the necessary justification as well as advise on the possibility of submitting an appeal for review, and must be delivered to the student concerned only.

(7) Following proper delivery of a decision on matters listed in subsection 68 (3) of the Act, a student has 30 days in which to appeal for a review of that decision; failure to comply with said term may be pardoned only under serious circumstances. The appeal is to be submitted to the dean responsible for issuing the decision. The dean may comply with the request, amend or cancel the decision; in all other cases, the decision is referred to the Rector.

(8) The Rector may either amend or cancel a decision issued in conflict with the law, internal MU regulations, internal regulation of an MU faculty, or internal regulations of a constituent part of MU. The Rector shall cancel a decision on disciplinary misconduct and on exclusion from further studies pursuant to section 67 of the Act even in case of a subsequent introduction of facts potentially justifying a suspension of the procedure.

(9) If necessary, MU authorities and the relevant MU faculty authorities will, further to the Rector’s decision under the provisions of Subsection (8), provide for a restoration of the student’s rights as well as for any compensation or reduction of consequences arising from an incorrect decision.

(10) The appeal for review always carries a dilatory effect (subsections 69 (3) and (4) of the Act).

Section 21
Decision Delivery

(1) In case it is necessary to deliver a decision in compliance with the law, i.e. to the applicant or student concerned only (subsection 50 (5) and subsection 68 (3), letter f) to i) of the Act), it shall be delivered to their listed address, or – following agreement – directly to the applicant or student concerned; the relevant office for studies is in charge of the delivery.

(2) MU fulfils its duty to deliver the decision to the applicant or student concerned once the applicant or student receives the decision or once the post office returns said decision as undeliverable due to the applicant or student rendering its delivery impossible due to misconduct or neglect. The effects of the delivery shall occur even in case the applicant or student refuses to accept the decision.

(3) In cases where no statutory form of notification of the decision to the applicant or student concerned is set out and said decision becomes undeliverable to the reported address for any reason, in particular in case:

a) the applicant or student fails to collect the decision or

b) the delivery of the decision to the applicant or student becomes impossible even via a representative or

c) the applicant or student fails to list an address,

the decision will be posted on the official notice board. The decision is considered delivered on the eighth day following its posting.

(4) In case a representative has been granted full powers by the applicant or student, the decision is delivered to that representative only.

Section 22
Disciplinary Proceedings

(1) Disciplinary proceedings handle students’ disciplinary misdemeanours as well as cases which may justify exclusion from studies according to section 67 of the Act.

(2) The character and manner of proceedings relevant to disciplinary misdemeanours and the penalties imposed under subsection 65 (1) of the Act, are determined by the Disciplinary Rules for Students as the internal regulations of each MU faculty (subsection 33 (2), letter f) of the Act).

Section 23
Academic Staff

(1) Academic staff is represented by MU employees performing pedagogical, scholarly, research, developmental or artistic activity. Academic staff consists of professors, associate professors, senior assistants, assistants, lecturers as well as scientific, research and development workers involved in pedagogical activities. A more detailed outline of the official positions of academic employees is specified in internal regulations.

(2) Members of academic staff listed in Subsection (1) perform the duties of teachers. Additional specialists may take part in lecturing on the basis of work contracts outside the scope of regular employment.

(3) Academic employees appear in labour relations with MU; according to subsection 24 (1), letter c) of the Act, authorities of pertinent MU faculties are entitled to make decisions or act in the name of MU within the scope of labour relations concerning academic employees including employees listed in Subsection (2) herein.

(4) The labour issues of an academic employee performing his or her work at more than one faculty are, according to subsection 24 (1), letter c) of the Act, resolved by the dean of the faculty where such an employee performs the greater part of his or her duties. In case such an employee works has an equal workload at all faculties concerned, his or her labour matters are resolved by the dean of the faculty listed first in the faculty list (subsection 28 (2)) unless otherwise specified.

(5) Remuneration of work performed by academic employees is subject to internal MU salary regulations.

(6) A sabbatical is provided to academic staff under the terms defined in section 76 of the Act.

Section 24
Procedure for the Appointment of Professors and Associate Professors

(1) An associate professor in the pertinent field is appointed by the Rector on the basis of a habilitation procedure. The habilitation procedure is to prove scientific or artistic qualifications of an applicant, particularly on the basis of a habilitation thesis and its defence, other scholarly, special or artistic work as well as applicant’s competence based on evaluation of his or her habilitation paper and previous lecturing experience. The habilitation procedure, initialized by a request on the part of the applicant, is governed by section 72 and 75 of the Act.

(2) A professor in a specific field is appointed by the president of the Czech Republic upon a proposal of the MU Scientific Council presented via the Minister. The professorship appointment procedures are governed by section 74 and 75 of the Act.

(3) Habilitation procedures or procedures for the appointment of professors are not subject to general regulations on administration proceedings.

(4) The authority of MU to perform habilitation procedures or procedures for the appointment of professors in the pertinent field is subject to accreditation awarded by the Ministry according to section 82 of the Act. A list of fields accredited for habilitation procedures or procedures for the appointment of professors at MU is published on the MU official notice board.

Section 25
Visiting Professors

(1) Visiting professors may work at MU in positions comparable to those of academic staff.

(2) A visiting professor engages in work at MU either within a limited time period (particularly during a sabbatical) or in a predetermined capacity over a longer time period, taking part in academic activities at MU while primarily associated with his or her home institution.

(3) The labour relations of a visiting professor to MU are determined in an employment contract arranged by the appropriate authority (Rector or dean).

(4) Visiting professors may be appointed members of examining committees only if they meet all legal requirements (section 53 of the Act).

Section 26
Tenders at MU

(1) Academic employee posts at MU are filled on the basis of tenders. Tender organization must be made public on the MU official notice board or on a faculty notice board as well as in public mass media covering the whole republic at least thirty days prior to the deadline for submitting an application. It is possible to refrain from a tender under conditions specified in section 77 of the Act.

(2) A tender may likewise be performed in the process of hiring experts and other MU employees.

(3) Tender particulars are specified in the MU rules and regulations under Selection procedure regulations for filling academic employees’ working positions. The Selection procedure regulations also apply to tenders organized according to Subsection (2).

Section 27
Additional MU Employees

(1) Apart from members of the MU academic community (section 3), MU also employs additional staff involved in scientific, research, developmental or other creative activities as well as staff performing additional professional, administrative, executive, economic and technical duties necessary for fulfilling the MU mission.

(2) Employees listed in Subsection (1) appear in labour relations with MU. According to subsection 24 (1), letter c) of the Act, the authorities of pertinent MU faculties are entitled to make decisions or act in the name of MU within the scope of labour relations associated with such employees.

(3) Remuneration of employees mentioned in Subsection (1) is subject to MU internal salary regulations.

Part 8
Dokuments

Section 34
Register of Students

(1) MU keeps a register of students for record-keeping, budgetary and statistical purposes. The contents of the register of students, matters relevant to the process of keeping records on students, the updating of such records and associated extract and duplicate issuance are stipulated by subsections 88 (2) to (4) of the Act.

(2) The register of students is kept at the individual faculties and as a rule managed by the employees of a unit specifically entrusted with the keeping of such records by the dean. The register of students is likewise kept at the Rector’s Office and as a rule managed by the employees of a unit specifically entrusted with the keeping of such records by the Rector.

Section 35
Recognition of Higher Education and Qualifications Acquired Abroad

(1) Upon the request of a graduate of a foreign higher education institution, a certificate of recognition of higher education or its part in the Czech Republic shall be issued.

(2) Conditions relevant to the issuing of certification or recognition of higher education or its part in the Czech Republic are specified in sections 89 and 90 of the Act.

(3) In case a decision pertaining to the issuing of certification or recognition of higher education or its part in the Czech Republic is to be made by the Rector, then the dean of the faculty running a degree programme similar in content shall, on receiving a request issued by the Rector, provide the relevant data for such a decision.

Section 36
Scholarships

(1) MU students may be eligible for scholarships.

(2) Conditions for awarding scholarships, funded from subsidies or contributions, to MU students as well as to any additional persons, are specified in subsections 91 (2) to (4) and (6) of the Act.

(3) Principles for awarding scholarships to students in accordance with the law are specified in a university regulation entitled MU Scholarship and Bursary Regulations (subsection (1), letter g) of the Act). Particular information relevant to awarding scholarships is specified in faculty regulations under the Scholarship and Bursary Regulations of individual faculties.

 

Appendix No. 4 to Masaryk University Statutes

Part 1
Studies in Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree Programmes

Section 1
Basic Conditions of Admission to Studies

(1) MU higher education is earned by means of studies within the framework of accredited degree programmes implemented at MU as published on the MU electronic official notice board specifying type, subdivision into fields of study, study mode and standard length of studies.

(2) Conditions of admission to studies in Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes (sections 44 to 46 of the Act) for the upcoming academic year are presented by the dean to the faculty Academic Senate for approval.

(3) Admission to studies in Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes is conditioned by completing comprehensive secondary education or comprehensive vocational secondary education. Students in the field of arts may also be admitted upon completion of higher vocational education provided by conservatories.

(4) Admission to studies in a Master’s degree programme following a Bachelor’s degree programme is conditioned by completion of studies in a Bachelor’s degree programme. Graduates of Bachelor’s degree programmes at other institutions of higher education wishing to continue their studies in a follow-up Master’s degree programme at an MU faculty adhere to the conditions for admission to studies in such a degree programme as stipulated by the internal regulations of that faculty.

Section 2
Additional Conditions of Admission to Studies

(1) Faculties are at liberty to specify additional conditions of admission to studies pertaining to particular knowledge required, abilities, talent, or results achieved at secondary schools, higher vocational schools or higher education institutions. They may also specify the maximum number of admitted students who have met the requirements; should there be more applicants that have met these requirements, their admission is based on the order of the best applicants. Fulfilment of the conditions for admission to studies is subject to verification by means of an entrance examination, generally comprising a written test or a written and oral or talent examination.

(2) Faculties are at liberty to specify conditions waiving a part or parts of an entrance examination.

(3) Faculties are at liberty to waive an entrance examination in case an applicant has obtained a minimum of 45 credits in a lifelong learning course during the previous year or has obtained a minimum of 30 credits during the preceding semester and has obtained a minimum of 60 credits in total, namely for completed courses corresponding to courses within a field of study analogous to the field where he or she has submitted an application for admission procedure.

(4) Conditions pertaining to admission of foreign citizens to studies in degree programmes must allow for the fulfilment of obligations resulting from international contracts binding for the Czech Republic. In the event that a relevant degree programme is not conducted in a foreign language, faculties are at liberty to determine that admission to studies be conditioned by passing an examination in the Czech language.

Section 3
Publication of Terms and Conditions for Admission to Studies

(1) The deadline for submitting applications for admission to study, conditions of admission as well as the term and method of verification of meeting these conditions must be made public by a faculty in advance, but no less than four month ahead of time. Should an entrance examination represent a part of such verification, it is also necessary to publish information regarding the form, an outline of the contents and criteria used for evaluation.

(2) All information specified in Subsection (1) including information relevant to application for admission to study (hereinafter “application”) shall be published on the official faculty notice board. In addition, faculties are at liberty to make use of any other means to inform the public about entrance examination terms and conditions (in particular: faculty websites, information brochures, expert press). This arrangement does affect the provisions set out in subsection 40 (3) of the Statutes.

Section 4
Admission Procedures

(1) The applicant shall send (or deliver in person) the application form to the faculty in charge of a given degree programme.

(2) An application must be submitted before the term specified by MU (generally by the end of February). In exceptional cases the dean may accept an application submitted at a later date.

(3) An application is submitted either in electronic or in standardized paper form unless otherwise specified by internal faculty regulations. Internal faculty regulations likewise specify any relevant application supplements, document amendment, application defect elimination procedures and admission procedure payment method.

(4) An application must be evidenced by the faculty on submission. An application will be returned to the applicant by registered mail in case of incorrect delivery.

Section 5
Entrance Examination

(1) Entrance examinations proceed according to a timetable established by the dean.

(2) The form of entrance examinations is determined by the faculty.

(3) Entrance examinations take place on a specific date. Faculties are at liberty to set an alternate examination date at the discretion of the dean. An applicant’s participation in entrance examinations for studies in a degree programme at another institution of higher education does not constitute sufficient grounds for setting an alternate date.

(4) Applicants taking part in secondary education in a foreign country may apply to the dean for a special entrance examination date.

(5) In valid cases the dean may arrange a so called second entrance examination round. Information is provided via mass communication as well as published on the official faculty notice board and website.

(6) The actual proceedings of an entrance examination are governed by internal faculty regulations.

Section 6
Decision on Admission to Studies

(1) Decisions regarding admission to studies are made by the dean. The Admission Committee, appointed by the dean, functions as an advisory body.

(2) Materials relevant to the entrance examination are submitted to the Admission Committee. Based on the submitted materials, the Admission Committee makes a proposal to the dean regarding a decision on the applicant’s admission or non admission to studies.

(3) The resolution must be made in writing no later than 30 days upon verifying conditions of admission to studies. The resolution must contain substantiation as well as information on the possibility of making an application for review. The resolution must take the form of personal delivery. The method of alternate delivery is stipulated in the internal regulations of individual faculties. The delivery of a resolution to applicants whose domicile is not officially known takes the form of posting on the official notice board.

(4) Applicants are entitled to examine all their materials that have an impact on making a decision on their admission to studies. Applicants are notified of this possibility at the latest before starting the written part of the entrance examination. Only the applicants themselves are entitled to examine the above mentioned materials; the proceedings of the above are stipulated in internal faculty regulations.

(5) Decision-making on admission to studies is not subject to general regulations on administration proceedings.

Section 7
Review Procedure

(1) An applicant may submit a request for a review of the resolution to the dean no later than 30 days after its delivery. In very exceptional cases the Rector may extend the term.

(2) The dean may accord the request independently and change the resolution; otherwise, the dean shall pass the request to the Rector who will then make the decision.

(3) The Rector appoints a committee placed in charge of the review procedure.

(4) According to a timetable established and approved by the Rector, a faculty will submit all of an applicant’s materials necessary in order to launch a review procedure to this committee.

(5) The Rector shall alter a decision made in conflict with the Act, internal MU regulations, regulations of its constituent part or with conditions stipulated in subsections 49 (1) and (3) of the Act. Otherwise, the Rector shall reject the request and confirm the original resolution.

 

Appendix No. 6 to Masaryk University Statutes

Part 1
Object of Regulation

Section 1
Introductory Provisions

(1) This appendix specifies students’ and employees’ rights and duties relevant to the assessment, collection and evidence of MU study related fees.

(2) Under the provisions of this appendix, study related fees include the following:

a) fees associate with admission procedures pursuant to subsection 58 (1) of the Act (hereinafter referred to as “application fees”),

b) fees for studies pursuant to subsection 58 (3) and (4) of the Act, including:

  • studies prolongation fee (section 4),
  • additional degree fee (section 5),
  • studies prolongation fee in additional degree programme (section 6),

c) fees for studies in a degree programme conducted in a foreign language pursuant to subsection 58 (5) of the Act.

Section 2
Definition of Terms

(1) The standard length of studies for an accredited degree programme which a student is enrolled in comprises the standard length of studies; it is determined separately for each degree programme and begins on the day of enrolment.

(2) A degree programme constitutes a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree programme which a student is enrolled in and actively studying; such a student is not a graduate of a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree programme.

(3) A graduate of a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree programme is a person who has completed their studies in due form according to subsection 45 (3) or subsection 46 (3) of the Act following 1 January 1999.

(4) A previous Bachelor’s degree programme constitutes a Bachelor’s degree programme completed by a student and thus comprising grounds for his or her admission to studies in a follow-up Master’s degree programme.

Part 2
Fees Associated with Admission Procedures

Section 3

(1) Applicants for studies in Bachelor’s, Master’s and doctoral degree programmes accredited at MU are required to pay fees associated with admission procedures (application fee).

(2) Failure to settle the application fee on the part of the applicant will result in failure to comply with conditions for admission to studies unless otherwise stipulated by the dean.

(3) The application fee is paid for each submitted application unless otherwise stipulated by the dean.

(4) The application fee amounts to a maximum of 20% of the base as specified in subsection 58 (2) of the Act.

Part 3
Fees for Studies

Section 4
Studies Prolongation Fee

(1) Should a student’s length of studies in a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree programme exceed the standard length of studies (subsection 2 (1)) by more than one year, such a student is required to pay a studies prolongation fee.

(2) In assessing the duration of a student’s prolonged studies, all study periods such a student has spent in any Bachelor’s or Master’s degree programmes and terminated otherwise than in due form according to subsection 45 (3) or subsection 46 (3) of the Act, and which are not concurrent with his or her studies in the given degree programme, are added to the prolonged studies duration. In case such a student was simultaneously enrolled in several such degree programmes, the resulting period is added only once. Interrupted studies are not included in the assessment.

(3) A Studies prolongation fee for each commenced six-month period comprises a minimum of 150% of the base as specified in subsection 58 (2) of the Act but does not exceed one half of the normative sum as established by the Ministry for a given calendar year in the degree programme the student is enrolled in.

Section 5
Additional Degree Fee

(1) A graduate of a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree programme enrolled in another Bachelor’s or Master’s degree programme is required to pay an additional degree fee.

(2) The provisions established in Subsection (1) do not apply to:

a) such students who are graduates of previous Bachelor’s degree programmes (subsection 2 (4)) and are enrolled in a follow-up Master’s degree programme, or

b) students enrolled in a degree programme begun as a degree programme under the provisions of subsection 2 (2), who had simultaneously completed an additional degree programme in a time period not exceeding the standard length of studies allocated to this additional degree programme.

(3) An additional degree fee for each commenced year does not exceed the base as specified in subsection 58 (2) of the Act.

Section 6
Studies Prolongation Fee in Additional Degree Programme

(1) A graduate of a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree programme enrolled in another Bachelor’s or Master’s degree programme for a longer period than the allocated standard length of studies is required to pay a studies prolongation fee (subsection 58 (4) of the Act).

(2) The fee to be paid according to Subsection (1) is determined pursuant to subsection 58 (3) of the Act and subsections 4 (2) and (3).

Section 7
Input Data Required for Prescribing Study related Fees

(1) Input data required for establishing the obligation to pay study related fees include data:

a) derived directly from the MU register of students (hereinafter referred to as “academic records”),

b) obtained from registers of students at other Czech universities via the Ministry,

c) supplemented and amended on the basis of information provided by the student.

(2) The right to submit data specified in Subsection (1), letters a) and c) pertains solely to persons authorized to administrate personal student data (hereinafter referred to as “academic records administrators”).

(3) Students are eligible for immediate access to data specified in Subsection (1), but are not eligible to change such data of their own accord.

(4) Students have a right to require academic records administrators to revise data specified in Subsection (1), letters a) and c) on the basis of materials evidencing the correctness of such data.

(5) Students are required to notify academic records administrators of mistakes in data specified in Subsection (1) without delay.

Section 8
Obligation to Pay Fees for Studies

(1) Fees for studies a student is obliged to pay are assessed separately for each of his or her studies in a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree programme.

Section 9
Assessment of Fees for Studies

(1) The fees for studies a student is under obligation to pay are assessed by the dean in accordance with subsections 58 (3) or (4) and subsection 68 (3) of the Act, pursuant to conditions stipulated in this appendix, no later than 30 days on establishing the fact that a student has come under obligation to pay fees for studies.

(2) Input data specified in subsection 7 (1), form the basis for a decision regarding the assessment of fees for studies; the academic records administrator is required to update such data at least once per month.

Section 10
Review of Decision on Assessment of Fees for Studies

(1) A student is entitled to request a review of the decision on assessment of fees for studies according to subsection 58 (3) or (4) of the Act, no later than 30 days upon its receipt.

(2) A request submitted according to Subsection (1) may also include a request for reduction, waiving or postponement of the payment term of fees for studies for reasons specified in subsection 15 (3) of the Statutes. A student must provide evidence documenting such reasons.

(3) Submitting an application for review of a decision on assessment of fees for studies always carries a dilatory effect regarding the date of payment relevant to such fees.

(4) A request for review of the decision on assessment of fees for studies is submitted to the dean. The dean may accord the request independently and change or cancel the resolution; otherwise, the dean shall pass the request to the Rector.

(5) The Rector may either amend or cancel a decision on assessment of fees for studies issued in conflict with the law, internal MU regulations, internal regulation of an MU faculty, or internal regulations of a constituent part of MU.

(6) In case the Rector fails to accord the student’s request and does not cancel the decision on assessment of fees for studies pursuant to Subsection (5), the Rector may waive or reduce fees for studies or postpone the term of payment thereof in accordance with principles established in subsection 15 (3) of the Statutes. In doing so the Rector may act regardless of the student’s request or the dean’s considerations.

Part 4
Fees for Studies in a Degree Programme Conducted in a Foreign Language

Section 11

(1) A student enrolled in a degree programme conducted in a foreign language is under obligation to pay fees according to subsection 58 (5) of the Act. The maximum amount of this fee shall not exceed CZK 350,000 per academic year.

Part 5
Common, Temporary and Concluding Provisions

Section 12
Assessment of Study related Fees

(1) The particular amount of study related fees for a given academic year is assessed by the dean by means of an arrangement following negotiation by the Academic Senate of a given faculty, before the date prescribed for submitting applications for the pertinent academic year.

(2) The amount of study related fee assessed according to Subsection (1) is published on the official notice boards of individual faculties and the Rector’s Office.

Section 13
Study related Fees Payment Term

(1) Fees related to admission procedures are due on the date of application submission at the latest.

(2) Fees for studies are due no later than 90 days upon receipt of decision on assessment of fees for studies.

Section 14
Study-related Fees Payment Form

(1) Study related fees are paid via bank transfer to the MU bank account.

Section 15
Disciplinary Misdemeanours

(1) A disciplinary misdemeanour according section 64 of the Act represents a caused infringement of one’s duties stipulated in subsection 7 (5), as well as failure to meet payment of assessed fees for studies.

(2) An academic records administrator is under obligation to submit a suggestion initiating disciplinary proceedings to the dean of the faculty implementing the degree programme for which such fees have been assessed, no later than 30 days upon expiration of the payment term specified in section 13.

Section 16
Temporary Provisions

(1) A graduate of a Bachelor’s degree programme proceeding to study in a Master’s degree programme which is not accredited as a follow-up Master’s degree programme but which – with respect to the faculty strategic plan – may be characterized as a follow-up Master’s degree programme, then for the purpose of this appendix the studies of such a student are consequently regarded as corresponding to studies in a follow-up Master’s degree programme.