Information for Students

  • Pursuant to the Decision of the Rector No. 2/2021 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.

Teaching and the exam period

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 spring semester starts 1 March 2021 and ends 30 May 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

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.

Testing

Students in their final year of study will be allowed to be present in in-person classes whitin weeks.

This will affect active students of bachelor’s programmes enrolled in at least their fifth semester, students of follow-up master’s programmes enrolled in at least their third semester, and students of master’s programmes enrolled in at least their ninth semester. The dean of each faculty will make the final decision about which programmes and study fields will open for in-person teaching. For students to return, they must be regularly tested.

Tests may not be more than seven days old.
Certain people are exempt from testing: people who have recovered from COVID-19 in the past 90 days, whose self-isolation period has already passed and who have no symptoms of COVID-19. 

The student may get an RT-PCR test on their own.

There are several options for antigen testing:

  • the student will get the test on their own
  • the student can go to the Brno Exhibition Centre, where MU in cooperation with the non-profit organization Helping Hands (Podané ruce) is performing tests on Mondays, Wednesdays, or Fridays, between 8 am and 12 pm
    Students will have to register for a test using a system that will be available in the Information System. Testing will begin several days before in-class teaching starts.

The result of the test must be uploaded into IS.

Vaccination

Currently, anyone (student and non-student) who wish to obtain the vaccination in the Czech Republic must meet the government-set criteria and have Czech public health insurance (not commercial insurance).

Information for students with commercial insurance: The commercial insurance companies providing travel health insurance for international students in the Czech Republic will respond as soon as the vaccine is released for free sale (i.e. to non-citizens of the Czech Republic) according to the agreed insurance contracts, i.e. mainly according to the limit of medical expenses. The commercial insurance companies must provide further details about the vaccination steps and the costs for the insured person.

Travelling and visa information

Entering the Czech Republic
  • use Masaryk University arrival app and find out more about rules of your entry
  • New requirements to enter the Czech Republic as of Friday 5 February:
    Starting 5 February, the rules for entry of all persons to the Czech Republic changed. The rules differ depending on if the country you are arriving from is listed as “dark”, “green”, “orange”, or “dark red”. Please see below rules that apply to you:

Rules for residents, Czech citizens and their family members

Rules for foreigners (no residents):

The list of countries for entry measures to the Czech Republic with effect from Friday, 5 February 2021 (last update: Wed, 7 April):

  • Green countries (countries with a low risk of infection according to point III. 1 of the Protective Measure): Australia, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, Republic of Singapore, Thailand, Vatican
  • Orange countries (countries with a medium risk of infection according to point III. 1 protective measure): Balearic Islands, Iceland, Portugal (with the exception of Madeira)
  • Red countries (countries with a high risk of infection according to point III. 1 protective measure): Austria, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Latvia, Lichtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madeira, Malta, Monaco, Norway, Romania, Slovakia, Spain (incl. Canary Islands), Swiss Confederation
  • Dark-red countries (countries with a very high risk of infection according to point III. 1 protective measure): All other countries not listed above

Please see the details at the website of Ministry of Interior.

Masaryk University arrival app

Use this application and find out under which conditions you can enter the country:

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 in spring 2021: please find more information on the website of MU's Centre for International Cooperation.

Libraries and computer laboratories

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

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.

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.

Visits, social events, and using common areas (gyms, common rooms) are prohibited in the dormitories. It is mandatory to wear facemasks indoors. 

Academic ceremonies

Academic ceremonies do not take place at MU.

Management and MU bodies

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.

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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