Student facilities and accommodation

Accommodation

Masaryk University has ten student accommodation sites where it can accommodate students during their studies:

University residenceCapacity
at link to a new windowKlácelova street 313 
at link to a new windowKomárov district 1083
at link to a new windowKounicova street 580
at link to a new windowMánesova street 346
at link to a new windownám. Míru square 249
at link to a new windowTvrdého street 358
at link to a new windowVeveří street 70
at link to a new windowVinařská street 1115

 

Student halls of residence provide e.g. sportsground, gym, study rooms, TV rooms, common lounge areas, table tennis, and internet access.

The price differs according to the university residence, starting from 1500 CZK per month (at nám. Míru and Tvrdého street) to over 3000 CZK per month at the best university residences (at Vinařská street). Full information about the MU residences can be found at: link to a new windowhttp://www.skm.muni.cz/.

Student cafeterias

Most Masaryk University students take advantage of one of the university cafeterias, which offer inexpensive meals, at lunchtime (when Czechs eat their main meal of the day). Some also make use of the facilities in the evening. At both times a choice of meals is offered.

Lunches can be reserved at least one day in advance link to a new windowhttp://kredit.skm.muni.cz or you can choose from a more limited selection that is available without reservation.

The main student cafeteria (menza in Czech) is situated at the university Rectorate, Žerotinovo náměstí 9 (entrance from Brandlova street). Additional student cafeterias are found at the Vinařská residence and the Faculty of Law. Lunches are served from 11:00 to 14:00; dinner times vary at each cafeteria. The student cafeterias are not open on Saturdays, Sundays or holidays, or on Fridays for dinners. Full information about student cafeterias can be found at:link to a new windowhttp://www.skm.muni.cz/.

Libraries

Two kinds of libraries are available for use by students: Moravian Library and Masaryk University Libraries.
The Moravian Library is the second-largest library in the Czech Republic; it receives by law a copy of every book, magazine and sound recording issued in the country. It has extensive holdings in foreign languages, and a number of specialized collections, including ones in music, in education and in technology, as well as the German and Austrian libraries. Most of its catalogues can be accessed via the Internet.

Moravská zemská knihovna-Moravian Library

Kounicova 65a
601 87  Brno
Phone: + 420 541 646 111
Fax: + 420 541 646 100
Email:mzk@mzkdotcz
Web: link to a new windowwww.mzk.cz

Opening hours:

Library: Monday – Friday 9:00 – 22:00; Saturday 9:00 – 16:30
Reading room:   Monday – Friday 9:00 – 22:00; Saturday 9:00 – 16:30
Foreign Libraries: Monday – Friday 9:00 – 22:00; Saturday 9:00 – 16:30
Music and multimedia: Monday – Friday 9:00 – 19:00    

Masaryk University Libraries

Masaryk University Libraries operate as an integrated system. There is no central library at MU. Each of nine faculties of MU runs its own central library, which provides the library and information services for the faculty. Concurrently a special library of the Support Centre for Student with Special Needs operates at the university. The aim of this special library is to provide support for students with sense-impairment or other handicaps. There are more than 1.6 million of documents in the libraries of MU, one third of them is available in open access collections. There are also more than 10 000 journals accessible there.

More information about the MU Libraries can be found at: link to a new windowhttp://library.muni.cz/

University Computer Centre

Besides computer rooms for students at the individual faculties (http://www.muni.cz/ics/services/ups/), there is a large non-stop computer centre at the Faculty of Medicine, with more than one hundred terminals. It is situated in the entrance building of the faculty, on the ground floor at the right rear, and is open to all Masaryk University students 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Access is with the card issued by the university.

University Computer Centre
Komenského nám. 2
602 00 Brno
E-mail: info@studovnadotmunidotcz
Web: link to a new windowhttp://studovna.muni.cz

The Language Centre-University self access centre

The Language Centre provides Czech and international students, teachers and staff with the possibility of improving their knowledge of English, German, French, Spanish, Russian and Czech at its language self-access centre (“Jazyková studovna”), which is situated in the same building as the Rectorate (5th floor, room 555; enter from the main entrance to the Rectorate). A great variety of materials is there to help with developing language skills. Educational programmes and CD-ROM encyclopedias on medicine, the sciences and the humanities are also available.

The Language Centre-University self access centre
Žerotínovo nám. 9
601 77 Brno
Phone: + 420 542 128 376
Fax: + 420 542 128 330
E-mail: schuller@rectdotmunidotcz
Web: link to a new windowhttp://lingua.muni.cz/en/studovna/zakladni-informace/
Opening hours:    Tuesday and Wednesday      12:00 – 15:30

Sports activities

International students may participate in the wide variety of sports activities offered by the Faculty of Sports Studies. These include various kinds of aerobics, aikido, athletics, badminton, basketball, bodybuilding, canoeing, climbing wall, dance, fitness yoga, floorball, football (soccer) golf, jogging, karate, modern gymnastics, mountain biking, Schwinn cycling, self-defence training, skiing, squash, swimming, table tennis, tennis and volleyball. International students may also participate in some week-long sports courses under the same conditions as Czech students (prices are announced during the semester).
The Faculty of Sports Studies has a separate University Sport Centre  which offers sports courses and activities for all students from the different faculties.

International Student Club

The international Student Club plays a key role in the lives of international students at Masaryk University. Run by Czech students at the university, its main activities include helping the Centre for International Cooperation with orientation activities for international students when they first come to Masaryk University, running a tutor system and arranging for special language classes, and organising cultural and social events, sports activities and short excursions for Czech and international students. Further information about the club can be found at its official website.

International Student Club
Komenského nám. 2
Room no. S109
602 00 Brno
Phone: +420 549 49 3010
E-mail: isc@iscdotmunidotcz
Web: link to a new windowhttp://isc.muni.cz

The opening hours:

Monday 16:00 - 20:00
Tuesday   16:00 - 20:00
Wednesday     16:00 - 19:00
Thursday    16:00 - 20:00

The office hours may change according the time of the year e.g. there are no fixed opening hours during the exams period. If you need to contact somebody from the International Student Club meanwhile, please use an e-mail correspondence.