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.

The new academic year 2021/2022 will start on Monday 13 September 2021.

FFP2/KN95 respirators or surgical masks following the regulations must be worn in MU premises.

Vaccination

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.

Information for international students interested in getting vaccinated in the Czech Republic:

As of Friday 11 June, the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic has officially opened registration for COVID-19 vaccinations for everyone, including foreigners or people without public insurance. You can register through the Ministry of Health’s Central Reservation System (also available in English).

International students should follow the instructions below:
  • Information for students with European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), i.e. residents of EU, EEA or Switzerland: Those with EHIC who want to be vaccinated in the Czech Republic should register with the Czech public insurance to sign up. EHIC holders should follow the instructions below on how to file an application with the VZP to complete the ‘auxiliary registration’.
    • If you are a holder of the European Health Insurance Card– EHIC (i.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 in person at VZP offices in Brno or via e-mail at info@vzp.cz (you will be asked to submit evidence in the form of your EHIC and an ID document; the maximum size of attachments is limited to 5 MB). 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. 
  • Information for students without European Health Insurance Card (EHIC): You can register for a vaccine as a self-payer. The registration system will offer vaccination places usually situated in one of the large hospitals and foreigners will have to pay for vaccine right there. Self-payers should pay a maximum of 810 CZK for one dose (i.e. 1620 CZK for two-dose vaccines (Pfizer / BioNTech)). Payment will always be made on the spot, even if the foreigners have commercial insurance. Reimbursement can then be arranged with your insurance company following the rules of your insurance.
  • Information for students with private health insurance: Students should register using the information on the Government’s Covid Portal.

Masaryk University is not a provider of this vaccination process, however, we prepared for you the registration guideline below.

Self-payers registration guideline for the COVID-19 vaccination in the Czech Republic
  • 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
    • Fakultní nemocnice u sv. Anny 60 spots/week starting 19 June
    • Fakultní nemocnice Brno (exhibition centre) 400 spots/week starting 1 July
    • 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 exactly 42 days later. You cannot reschedule. 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.

Travelling and visa information

Entering the Czech Republic
  • use Masaryk University arrival app and find out more about rules of your entry
  • Requirements to enter the Czech Republic: The rules differ depending on if the country you are arriving from is listed as “dark”, “green”, “orange”, “dark red”, or "grey". Please see below rules that apply to you.
  • All people entering the Czech Republic, regardless of the destination country, will need to submit an arrival form for the country.
  • The arrival from a foreign country is to be entered in the IS system in the case of students or INET in the case of employees respectively.

Rules for entering the country:

Rules for Czech citizens, foreign nationals with a residence permit issued by Czechia;
Rules for citizens of EU+ and foreign nationals with long-term or permanent residence permit issued by EU+:

Rules for third-country nationals who do not have any residence permit issued by Czechia or long-term or permanent residence permit issued by other EU+ country;
Rules for third-country nationals who have a short term visa issued by Czechia before 11 May 2020 or short-term or long term-visa issued by other EU+ country

The list of countries for entry measures to the Czech Republic (last update: Mon, 27 September):

  • Green countries (countries with a low risk of infection): Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Hungary, Jordan, Macao, New Zealand, Poland, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, the Vatican
  • Orange countries (countries with a medium risk of infection): Andorra, Denmark, Finland, France, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, the Netherlands, Portugal (including Azores and Madeira), Slovakia, Spain (including the Balearic and Canary Islands), Sweden
  • Red countries (countries with a high risk of infection): Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Latvia, Lichtenstein, Norway, Romania, San Marino, Switzerland
  • Dark-red countries (countries with a very high risk of infection): Lithuania, Slovenia, and all countries not listed above or below (in grey countries)
  • Grey countries (countries with extreme risk of infection): currently no countries are listed as grey

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.

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

Libraries, computer labs, study rooms, and community rooms may open following the government measures and decision of the dean. 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.

Social events are prohibited in the dormitories. It is mandatory to wear FFP2/KN95 respirators indoors. 

All students living in MU dormitories are required to be tested once a week. Testing for these students follows the same structure as those in practical classes. Students can use the self-administrated test (you can buy them at the reception), but tests must be taken in front of the reception. See details in the section Testing.

Effective 31 August 2021, students will be asked to submit one of the following documents before checking in for accommodation:

  • proof of being fully vaccinated from an EMA or WHO approved vaccination (with at least 14 days having passed since the final dose);
  • a proof they have recovered from Covid-19, as documented by a laboratory certificate;
  • a negative RT-PCR test result for SARS-CoV-2 not older than 7 days, or a negative rapid antigen test (RAT) result for the presence of SARS-CoV-2 antigen not older than 72 hours; otherwise
  • the students will receive a rapid antigen test (RAT kit for non-specialists) on site for self-testing, or they will be asked to submit (using an online service) a negative result of an RAT test administered by a healthcare professional, where the test result must not be older than 24 hours.

The above documents must be re-submitted every 7 days (except for the proof of vaccination or recovery from Covid-19, which are submitted only once before the students check in for accommodation).

If a student fails to submit any of the above proofs, he or she will not be allowed to check in for accommodation in the dormitories.

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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