Information for Students

Teaching and the exam period

The operation of the university follows a university traffic-light system. Please find more details on the websites of MU faculties.

Vaccination
Vaccination at Masaryk University
  • Due to the changes in government measures and the evolving epidemic, the vaccination dates at Masaryk University have been cancelled. SurGal Clinic has also stopped giving jabs; it will still be possible to get a shot without registering at OC Bohéma.
Vaccination at national centres
  • Masaryk University kindly asks students to fill in information about vaccination status in IS.
  • International students interested in getting vaccinated in the Czech Republic can register through the Ministry of Health’s Central Reservation System (also available in English).
  • As of 15 February 2022, the validity of vaccination certificates was shortened to 9 months. At this moment, the validity of the booster (third) dose is not limited.
  • As of 15 November 2021, foreigners without insurance only pay for the application of the vaccination – please find more details here.
  • Instructions for vaccination for foreign nationals with public EU insurance
    • Please find more details here. 
    • If you are a holder of the European Health Insurance Card – EHIC (e., you are a resident of the EU, EEA or Switzerland), you may file an application with the Czech General Health Insurance Company (Všeobecná zdravotní pojišťovna, VZP) for the registration of your card. You may do so at VZP offices in Brno. You will be asked to submit evidence in the form of your EHIC and an ID document. The registration will provide you with a certificate issued by VZP, which substitutes for the European Health Insurance Card and contains your personal identification number valid within the Czech Republic. This certificate and personal identification number can be used for vaccination in the Czech Republic.  
  • Instructions for vaccination for self-payers without public insurance: see details here
  • If you have any questions, write to ockovanicovid@muni.cz.

Self-payers registration guideline for the COVID-19 vaccination in the Czech Republic:
Masaryk University is not a provider of this vaccination process, however, we prepared for you the registration guideline below.

  • Go to https://registrace.mzcr.cz/samoplatci and switch to English.
  • Enter your phone number (non-Czech numbers can now be used) and check the box for your GDPR consent.
  • Enter the PIN that comes to your phone on the webpage that pops up (less than 1 minute).
  • Fill out the form, including selecting a vacation centre. Brno is in the region 'Jihomoravský'.
  • When choosing your vaccination centre keep in mind the availability of vaccination spots. You can check site capacity and approximate waiting times here.
  • Click 'send request'.
  • Wait for your second PIN (this may take up to a week).
  • Once you receive your second PIN, log in and select your date and time. Keep in mind that you must come for a second jab at the scheduled time.  Make sure that you show up to receive your second dose at the scheduled time.

Further details: 

If you have any questions, please contact ockovanicovid@muni.cz.

Entry to the Czech Republic and recognition of vaccination abroad

Rules for foreign nationals who have been vaccinated against Covid-19 abroad:

  • EU citizens who have received a complete course of vaccination against Covid-19 in a country outside the EU using a vaccine approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) are subject to the same rules as citizens who have received their vaccination in the Czech Republic (i.e., they may travel to Czechia without a test, participate in education activities, use services or go to restaurants without mandatory testing, etc.).
  • Beginning on 23 August, the Czech Republic will accept Covid-19 vaccinations administered to people from outside the European Union, on the condition the vaccine has been approved for emergency use by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) or the World Health Organization (WHO). Standard visas will be issued to family members, with the exception of countries with an extremely high risk of infection.
MU testing point

Testing spot at Bohunice Campus:

  • As of Monday 20 December, 2021, a testing centre has been operating on the premises of the Bohunice Campus, which MU employees and MU students can be tested (antigen and PCR tests).
  • Test site operation:
    • Mon to Sun from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.; reservation slot only for MU employees and students is Mon to Fri 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.
    • The reservation is made via the Covid Spot website: antigen testing at Covid-19, Brno, where a special link for MU employees and students is created.
    • For the public (with the possibility of testing also MU employees and students), testing is open Mon to Fri 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sat 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Testing of persons with insurance, i.e., MU employees and students as well as the public, is followed by the rules for the payment of tests from public health insurance.
  • Self-payers can pay at the MU spot as well.
Travelling and visa information
Entering the Czech Republic

As of 9 April 2022, the protective measures regarding the conditions of entry into the Czech Republic in relation to the epidemic of covid-19 have been suspended. Entry into the Czech Republic is no longer subject to any special epidemiological conditions to prevent the spread of the disease. The entry ban for foreigners from third countries and the obligation to prove infection-free status have been lifted.

 

See also:

Visa information

For details on the issuing of visas and residence permits, please see the information from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic.

Travelling outside the Czech Republic

Masaryk University full-degree students going for placements abroad: please find more information on the website of MU's Centre for International Cooperation.

COVID-19 disease – What to do: prevention, symptoms, high-risk contacts or testing

Are you currently a MU international student in Brno and you need help with any COVID-19 related issue? This tool was created to guide you in case you do not know what to do in your situation. Please read carefully and follow the steps that apply to your case. If you still have a specific question or anything is unclear to you, contact your coordinator.

Helplines and contacts: 

  • +420 724 810 106, +420 725 191 367 or +420 725 191 370: nonstop helpline of the National Institute of Public Health 
  • 112: medical and rescue service (as well as fire and police service) 
  • +420 777 44 86 86: Centre for International Cooperation, Masaryk University 
  • list of English-speaking doctors in Brno

If you have trouble that operators of Czech helplines do not speak English, please contact the helpline of Centre of International Cooperation at Masaryk University.

Libraries and computer laboratories

Before visiting the library, check the information about the entry at your faculty or economic unit. See more details at the websites of MU libraries and faculties.

The e-loan service allows members of the MU community to read study materials from MU’s library collections online, although downloading and saving them is not possible.

Canteens

The operation of canteens is regulated by the director of MU Accommodation and Catering Services (SKM MU) and the MU Crisis Board based on the current epidemic situation.

It is compulsory to wear FFP2/KN95 respirators in canteens and seating arrangements in are adjusted so that social distancing can be ensured. Please find more details here: https://www.skm.muni.cz/menza?en.

Ready-made meals must be ordered two days in advance (via WebKredit or MobilKredit), but when you come to canteens without food ordering, you can choose from at least five meals.

Dormitories

The operation of dormitories is regulated by the director of MU Accommodation and Catering Services (SKM MU) and the MU Crisis Staff based on the current epidemic situation. For more information, please see the Accommodation and Catering Services website.

It is mandatory to wear FFP2/KN95 respirators indoors. 

Academic ceremonies

Academic ceremonies and large events can be held if current legislation is followed.

Psychological counselling

The coronavirus epidemic affects not only the physical but also the mental health of humans. If you need the help of a psychologist in the current crisis, you can use the online consultation offer.

Students of Masaryk University can make use of psychological counselling, which is provided by the Masaryk University Students’ Advisory Services. Currently, the psychological counselling could be done only online due to government regulations. In the current crisis situation, MU Students’ Advisory Services has established a special emergency psychological counselling service with a shortened online consultation regime (Skype, e-mail) for coronavirus pandemic related topics. The request must be sent to the e-mail address koronavirus@muni.cz. Include in the subject of the report: Psychologist - student help.

You can also read this recommendation for the public written by Miroslav Světlák, Head of the Department of Psychology and Psychosomatics (Masaryk University) and or special website of the Department of Psychology of FSS MU. 

Covid-19 testing locations in Brno

Please find the details here

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