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Pursuant to the Decision of the Rector No. 9/2020 students who have tested positive for COVID-19 or been required to go into quarantine must report their status in the Information System. People with symptoms of infectious viral infections (shortness of breath, fever, dry cough, sudden loss of taste and smell) are prohibited from entering MU buildings.
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:
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.
As of 2 September, the operation of the university follows a university traffic-light system. Please find more details at the websites of MU faculties.
The autumn semester has started on 5 October 2020 and end 17 January 2021 (see the approved 2020/21 academic year schedule).
Face masks are compulsory in all MU buildings and during in-person classes.
Teaching follows the updated guideline no. 2/2020 (English version will follow soon).
International students can also use this application in order to find out under which conditions they can enter the Czech Republic:
Foreigners from EU countries:
Foreigners from non-EU countries:
See also information for incoming exchange students (autumn 2020).
For details on the issuing of visas and residence permits, please see the information from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic.
Masaryk University full-degree students going for placements abroad in autumn 2020: please find more information on the website of MU's Centre for International Cooperation.
Libraries are recommended to close and to loan books remotely. See more details at the websites of MU libraries and faculties.
Computer laboratories are closed, a maximum of 10 people can be in study rooms. Indoor sports facilities are closed except for practical classes following current legislation.
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 are closed to the public. The operation of canteens is regulated by the director of MU Accommodation and Catering Services (SKM MU) and the MU Crisis Staff based on current epidemic situation.
It is compulsory to wear facemasks 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.
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.
Visits, social events, and using common areas (gyms, common rooms) are prohibited in the dormitories. It is mandatory to wear facemasks indoors.
Academic ceremonies do not take place at MU.
Czech Law allows for all MU collective bodies to operate remotely. If it is not necessary to have a face-to-face meeting, the MU Crisis Staff recommends using electronic tools to hold meetings. These tools must enable secret and public voting.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Further detailed information and measures are also issued by individual faculties of Masaryk University, the Centre for International Cooperation and the Teiresias Centre:
On Tuesday 22 December, the Czech Parliament approved an extension of the State of Emergency until 22 January. The government has also decided to tighten the emergency measures taken in view of the transition to level 5 of the PES anti-epidemic system from Sunday 27 December.
On Monday, 28 December 2020, Masaryk University will move from the yellow level to the stricter red level. Considering the fact that classes are not currently being held, this change will have only a minor impact on the university and its faculties and institutes. The MU Crisis Board and the Legal Office of the Rector's Office will continue to follow changes in government measures and will keep affected parties informed.
As of Friday 18 December, the Czech Republic will move from the third to the fourth level of the governmental anti-epidemic system PES and stricter measures will come into effect.
As of Friday 18 December, the Czech Republic will move from the third to the fourth level of the governmental anti-epidemic system PES. Although the Masaryk University traffic-light system remains at the yellow light risk rating, some government measures will affect MU operation.