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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.
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.
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 result of the test must be uploaded into IS.
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.
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):
Please see the details at the website of Ministry of Interior.
Use this application and find out under which conditions you can enter the country:
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 spring 2021: 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:
As the state of emergency ends in the Czech Republic on Sunday, 11 April, some restrictions will be eased.
Testing is still mandatory to enter MU buildings. Beginning 19 April 2021, the non-profit organization Helping Hands (Podané ruce) will be responsible for testing at MU and testing sites will be open two days a week. You can go for a test on Mondays and Wednesdays, from 7 am till 1 pm. You can register for a test in INET. Tests may not be more than seven day old.
According to information from the Government of the Czech Republic and instructions from the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, university students in their final year of study will be allowed to return to school within weeks.