Brno - city in the heart of Europe 

  • Brno is the second largest city in the Czech Republic
  • the 6th safest city in the world according to the Global Peace Index 2016
  • a rich cultural life
  • a city of students with 6 public and 8 private universities
  • a modern and rapidly developing centre of industry, trade, science, information technology, research and innovation



Cost of living in Brno/Czech Republic


The cost of living in the Czech Republic is quite low in comparison with some other EU countries.

The average monthly cost of living is about 320 – 680 EUR (it depends on the individual student’s lifestyle) including accommodation, food, transport and entertainment.

E.g. one loaf of bread costs approximately 1 EUR, one half-litre of beer also costs 1 EUR, the soup in the canteen starts at 0,2 EUR and the main course in the canteen costs about 1,5 EUR.

See some examples of prices.


Accommodation in Brno


Students can choose between two types of accommodation in Brno – student halls of residence or private housing.

Halls of residence

MENDELU halls of residence in Brno and in Lednice offer accommodation in 1 to 4-bed rooms. There are 588 beds located directly on campus, while the others can be reached within 15 minutes by public transport.


Price: After your arrival the accommodation contract has to be signed in the Accommodation Office. Please, be aware that there is a one-month notice period in the contract!   The price for a bed is approximately 3500 CZK per month. A list of prices (in Czech language) may be found here.


ParkingThere is parking in front of the halls.


Internet: All rooms are equipped with Internet connections. In the entrance hall of block D there are 2 Internet kiosks for quick information searching and Wifi connection.You need to have Internet patch cable RJ-45!


Communal facilities which can be used:

  • Washing machines
  • Dryers
  • Irons and ironing boards
  • Clotheshorses
  • The storage room for bicycles in block A
  • Gym in block B
  • Billiard room in block B
  • Snack counter in block D
  • Sports grounds between block B and D

Every room is equiped with bedding (pillow, blanket), table, chair, lamp and wardrobe (without coat hangers). There is no equipment (like knives, plates or pots and towels) in the kitchen; these things have to be provided by the students. You can borrow bed linen that you can change at the beginning of each month.

John Amos Comenius Hall

You can find more information here

  • JAK - Block D - main reception

The great majority of international students stay at JAK halls. The hall is 1.5 km far from the university (two stops by trolleybus 25 or 26).

Address: Kohoutova street, number 3-11, district Černá Pole, Brno 613 00. The hall consists of 4 blocks A, B, C and D and the canteen.

Blok A: newly renovated, two double rooms share bathroom, toilet and kitchenette with a fridge and hot places.

Block B and C: double rooms with washbasin, there is communal kitchen and sanitary facilities on each floor and there are fridges in the kitchen.

Block D: triple bedrooms with bathroom, toilet and kitchenette including a fridge and hot plates.

Joseph Taufer Hall

The second part of the Mendel University halls of residence in Brno is 3 km far from the university grounds (you can get there by tram number 12 and you have to change for trolleybus number 25 or 26).

Address: J. Babáka street, number 1861/3, district Královo Pole, Brno 612 00.


The Academy Hall

The Academy Hall is situated in the university building “Z”, in the city district called Černá Pole. The hall is 1 km far from the university grounds (2 tram stops) and offers the accommodation for 283 students. The Faculty of Regional Development and International Studies is also located in the building “Z” and you can easily get from the main campus to the Academy Hall through the arboretum.

Address: Tř. Generála Píky, number 7, district Černá Pole, 613 00 Brno.


Private living

There are a lot of places to live in shared rooms or private flats in Brno. The cost of a single room in a student flat ranges from 160 to 240 EUR per month. A private flat costs about 400 EUR per month or more.

The following links can be helpful when looking for private accommodation:


Young Space


Some Facebook groups: Flats BrnoFlats for rent Brno