Information for Students
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:
- +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.
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).
Entering the Czech Republic
International students can also use this application in order to find out under which conditions they can enter the Czech Republic:
Foreigners from other EU countries:
- As of 15 June, there are updated rules for entering the Czech Republic. The Czech government has divided European countries into three categories based on the risk of infection. Foreigners from countries shown in green on the map may enter the Czech Republic without producing a negative test for COVID-19 or undergoing compulsory quarantine; foreigners from countries shown in orange or red must provide evidence of a negative test for coronavirus or go into quarantine for 14 days.
- The Ministry of Health evaluates the data once a week and updates the classification of countries based on the development of the epidemiological situation in each country. Please check this information regularly.
- For details on entering the country, see the website of the Ministry of the Interior.
Foreigners from non-EU countries:
- Foreigners from “green non-EU countries” can enter the Czech Republic without a negative test for COVID-19 or mandatory quarantine. Foreigners from these countries may enter the Czech Republic without any restrictions. Current information can be found here.
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.
Travelling outside 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.
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 currently 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 email@example.com. 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:
Have questions? Contact us.
Government has limited free movement of people, shops and services are closed till 3 November
The Czech government has announced new measures in response to epidemical situation in the Czech Republic. The new measures will be effective from Thursday 22 October and will be in place until Tuesday 3 November 2020.
Government orders Czech students to move out of dormitories, international students are allowed to stay
The government of the Czech Republic has decided that Czech students have to move out of dormitories except for students in medical programmes. This restriction does not apply to international students, who can stay in the dormitories.
Beginning Monday, MU will be on red alert
In light of the current epidemiological situation and the government’s declaring a red state of alert in the South Moravia Region, the MU Crisis Board has decided to move to the red phase of the university traffic-light system as of 12 October.
The government has banned the presence of students at universities due to the spread of coronavirus
Starting Monday, 12 October, the presence of students at all Czech universities will be prohibited, with the exception of clinical and practical teaching and internships of students in the study programmes of general medicine, dentistry, pharmacy and other medical study programs. These restrictions were announced as part of the new governmental measures announced on 8 October.