Students coming to MENDELU under Bilateral mobilities are students from non-EU countries, who can not come under Erasmus+ programme. There must be signed bilateral agreement between MENDELU and the sending institution.

 

 

WHAT ARE MY OBLIGATIONS AFTER MY ARRIVAL TO BRNO

Application procedure

Application procedure consists of two main steps:

  1. Incoming students must be nominated by their university coordinators
  2. Coordinator should send the following documents to katerina.brzokoupilova@mendelu.cz

Deadlines for submitting the documents:

  • for winter (autumn) semester starting in September:  15 June/ 15 May for non EU
  • for summer (spring) semester starting in February: 15 November/ 31 October for non EU

Contact person:  

Ing. Kateřina Brzokoupilová
E-mail: katerina.brzokoupilova@mendelu.cz
Phone: +420 545 135 150

Before your stay

To start application process, a coordinator has to send us a scanned confirmed copy of Learning Agreement (which is  part of the Application Form) by email. It must be duly completed and signed by International  Coordinator of sending university, and by students. As soon as Learning Agreement is confirmed by MENDELU coordinator, it will be sent back to the student together with the Letter of Acceptance and Accommodation confirmation. Each accepted student will also receive an informative email with their username and password for access to the Mendelu University Information System. 

To download the form please click on the link below:

Please, do not fill in the contact details of the responsible person in the receiving instiution in the Learning Agreement !

Deadlines for submitting the documents:   

  • for winter (autumn) semester:  15 May 
  • for summer (spring) semester:  31 October 

 

Please, respect the deadline! Visa application procedure can take up to 60 days!

WELCOME WEEK


International Relations Office together with ESN MENDELU organizes so-called Welcome Week for international students in order to help them find their feet. This event takes place usualy the week before the beginning of teaching part of the semester. For winter semester 2020 Welcome week will start 14th of September. Students obtain useful information about their stay, they are shown round the University Campus in Brno and they meet other international students. Welcome Week usually includes a short course of Czech language, all-day trips, visit to MENDELU Botanical Garden and Arboretum etc.

Detailed programme of Welcome Week will be sent to all participants via e-mail a few days before the beginning. There is also a Facebook event with all the necessary information. The fee for the whole Welcome Week is 1300 Czech crowns.

Video from the Welcome Week of summer semester 2020 is available here.

 OTHER

Visa and insurance

Students from non-EU countries are required to have a long-term VISA for the purpose of study or a long-term RESIDENCE PERMIT for the purpose of study in order to travel to the Czech Republic (or to other Member States of the European Union) to study. (Please note that citizens of the following countries are extempt from the visa requirement for coming to the Czech Republic as tourists for a period shorter than 90 days. However, students usually come for one semester that always lasts longer than three months, and therefore they need a long-term VISA for the purpose of study or a long-term RESIDENCE PERMIT for the purpose of study.

1. Where to apply for a long-term VISA or a long-term RESIDENCE PERMIT

  • At the Embassy or Consulate of the Czech Republic in your home country.
  • Please check the list of Czech embassies and consulates on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs: link

2. When to apply 

  • As soon as possible, after reading all the instructions properly and preparing all required documents.
  • The process of obtaining a long-term VISA or a long-term RESIDENCE PERMIT can take up to 60 days.

3. How to apply

  • The registration for a meeting for filling an application for a long-term VISA or a long-term RESIDENCE at the Embassy or Consulate is done by means of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs online system VISAPOINT, if this system is available in the country concerned. Contact the Embassy or Consulate of the Czech Republic in your home country to find out if they use the VISAPOINT system. In that case, register for a meeting for filling an application as soon as possible!

4. What to apply for - a long-term VISA or a long-term RESIDENCE PERMIT!!! Not a short-term VISA!!! 

a. Long-term VISA for the purpose of study

  • The form is available here
  • Students pay no consular fee for a long-term VISA for the purpose of study. (but please note that there is 2,500 CZK fee charged for a long-term visa for purpose other than study).
  • The required Emergency travel medical insurance is cheaper (around 100 Euro per 6 months for students under 26 years of age, depending on the insurance company) than the Comprehensive/complex travel medical insurance required in case of applying fo a residence permit. (please read the guidelines "Travel medical insurance for incoming students")
  • VISA must be picked up before your departure personally by the student at the Embassy or Consulate of the Czech Republic in your home country.
  • A long-term VISA is intended for exchange students whose period of stay lasts from 3 months to 1 year.
  • Detailed information on the requirements for an application for a long-term VISA can be found here: On the webpages of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and/or On the webpages of the Ministry for the Interior

b. Long-term STAY (RESIDENCE PERMIT) for the purpose of study

  • The form is available here
  • The consular fee is 500 CZK. Additional 2,500 CZK is charged after arrival, for the residence permit card.
  • The required Comprehensive/complex travel medical insurance is more expensive (around 200 Euro per 6 months for students under 26 years of age, depending on the insurance company) than the Emergency travel medical insurance required in case of applying for a long-term visa. (please read the guidelines "Travel medical insurance for incoming students")
  • The RESIDENCE PERMIT must be picked up within 3 working days after your arrival in the Czech Republic personally by the student at the Department for Asylum and Migration Policy of the Ministry of the Interior. Biometric data are taken during the visit, and within further 30 days the student is invited to pick up the biometric residence card.
  • A long-term RESIDENCE PERMIT is intended for exchange students whose period of stay lastsfrom 6 months up to 1 year.
  • Detailed information on the requirements for an application for a long-term RESIDENCE PERMIT for the purpose of study can be found: on the webpages of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and/or on the webpages of the Ministry for the Interior

After your arrival in the Czech Republic

a) Students from non-EU countries with a long-term VISA:

  • stay in the university halls of residence - do not need to register at the Foreign Police, the registration will be made by the halls of residence
  • stay in a private accommodation - need to register at the Foreign Police within working days after arrival

Foreign Police (Cizinecká policie)

Address: Cejl 62b, 602 00 Brno

Public transport:

  • from JAK: tram 5 to Jugoslavska stop and change for tram 11 and go to Tkalcovska stop
  • from TAUFER: tram 12 to Ceska stop and change for tram 11 and go to Tkalcovska stop

Please note that it is recommended to ask a Czech student (your buddy) for assistance and help with translations and interpretation.

 

b) Students from non-EU countries with a long-term STAY (RESIDENCE PERMIT):

  • stay in the university halls of residence - need to register at the Ministry for the Interior (Department of Asylum and Migration Policy) within 3 working days after arrival
  • who stay in a private accommodation, need to register at the Ministry for the Interior (Department of Asylum and Migration Policy) within 3 working days after arrival.

Ministry for the Interior - Department for Asylum and Migration Policy (Ministerstvo vnitra-odbor azylové a migrační politiky)

Address: Hněvkovského 30/65, 617 00 Brno

Public transport:

  • from JAK: tram 5 to Moravskeho namesti stop and change for bus 67 and go to Hnevkovskeho stop
  • from TAUFER: tram 12 to Komarov stop and change for bus 40 or 63 and go to Hnevkovskeho stop

Please note that it is recommended to ask a Czech student (your buddy) for assistance and help with translations and interpretation.


Students from non-EU countries

  • All students applying for a long-term VISA for the purpose of study need to arrange and purchase the EMERGENCY travel medical insurance. For detailed information, please read POINT 2 on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairslink
    and/or ask at the embassy/consulate of the Czech Republic in your home country.
  • All students applying for a long-term RESIDENCE PERMIT for the purpose of study need to arrange and purchase COMPREHENSIVE/COMPLEX travel medical insurance. For detailed information, please read POINT 3 on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs: link   and/or ask at the embassy/consulate of the Czech Republic in your home country.
  • Concerning EXCEPTIONS mentioned under POINT 2, please check the following list of countries and exchange programmes to find out whether you are extempt from the travel medical insurance that meets the conditions required for applicants for a Czech long-term visa or a long-term residence permit: link and/or ask at the embassy/consulate of the Czech Republic in your home country.

Please notethat although you might be extempt from arranging and purchasing the travel medical insurance meeting the conditions required for applicants for a Czech long-term visa or a long-term residence permit, it is highly advisable to arrange and purchase an additional commercial travel medical insurance with the coverage that suits your needs, unless it is provided by the Exchange programme.

  • Concerning the INSURANCE COMPANIES licensed to provide the required medical travel insurance in the Czech Republic mentioned under POINT 2, please note that their up-to-date list can be found at the Czech National Bank webpages

(Choose "Order by sectors" from the pull-down menu. The relevant categories in the listing of the types of subjects are: "Insurance companies and branches of foreign insurance companies" and "Foreign insurance companies and branches of insurance companies providing cross-border services in the Czech Republic.")


 After your arrival

Students from non-EU countries

The registration at the General Health Insurance Company is NOT necessary.


Please carry your medical travel insurance card (and your passport or a national identification card) with you all the time. 
You may be asked to pay in cash when you visit the doctor, all costs will be reimbursed from your health insurance

company on your return (please make sure to ask the doctor for the receipt for the reimbursement purposes).

The reason is that not all doctors have an agreement with all insurance companies.

Accomodation

Every foreign student who arrives to study at Mendel University in Brno is provided with accommodation at MENDELU halls of residence. Accommodation should be booked in advance by student, it is neccessary to get the "Confirmation about accommodation" which is a document needed for getting visa.  

Every student should book room in advance and pay deposit 3000 CZK on this webpage: https://webiskam.mendelu.cz/

 

Log in information will be send to every student together with signed Learning Agreement and Letter of Acceptance. 

The deposit will be used to cover any possible damage that might be caused by a student and it is usually returned after checking out of the halls of residence at the end of student's stay.

DORMITORY IS OPEN NONSTOP, 7 DAYS IN A WEEK, 24 HOURS A DAY, YOU CAN ARRIVE ANY TIME, ALSO DURING THE NIGHT. 

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.

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.

A) John Amos Comenius Hall (JAK)

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.

B) 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.

Private accommodation

If you would like to find the accommodation on your own the following links can be useful for you:

Courses

Students have option to choose the courses from all faculties. The list of the courses taught in English can be found below. 

    • Faculty of AgriSciences: courses in English
    • Faculty of Business and Economics: courses in English
    • Faculty of Forestry and Wood Technology: courses in English
    • Faculty of Horticulture: courses in English
    • Faculty of Regional Development and International Studies: comming soon...
    • Institute of Lifelong Learning: courses in English
    • International Relations Office: Czech language course (3 ECTS). More info will be announced during the first days at MENDELU.

Sports at MENDELU

 Centre of Sport Activities at Mendel University in Brno offers the opportunity to do sports to all Mendel University students. If you would like to attend any of the offered courses please contact the responsible person. 

Contact for Sport Centrum of MENDELU: http://csa.mendelu.cz/26228-sportovni-aktivity-a-kurzy 

Every year ESN MENDELU organises Ski trip only for international students. If you want to learn skiing or snowboarding just wait for that and apply for the Ski trip. The ski and snowboard instructors are provided for free.  

 

FACULTIES - contacts

 

During your stay

CHANGES TO THE LEARNING AGREEMENT

If you want to change your courses, add or delete, please download this form: Changes to Learning Agreement for bilateral mobilities, fill it in, sign it and hand it in at International Relations Office. After one week you can pick it up in the same office. 

EXTENSION OF THE STAY

If you want to extend your stay here, please download Application of Extension. After that fill it in, sign it and hand it in at International Relations Office. After receiving an email, you can pick the document up in the same office. 

Please also prepare new Learning Agreement which can be downloaded here: Learning Agreement. After that fill it in and hand it in at your faculty coordinator and after +-2 weeks you can pick it up at International Relations Office. The deadline for Changes is 1 month since the beggining of semester. 

BEFORE LEAVING MENDELU

After passing all exams students come to the International Relations Office to take two needed documents: 

1. Transcript of Records  - the list of all passed exams with the grades and ECTS credits

2. Confirmation of the Study Period - the confirmation with the dates of your arrival and departure, maximum is the first day and last day of the semester

Documents

BEFORE AND DURING STUDY STAY

Application form for incoming exchange students (non Erasmus)

Changes to the Learning Agreement

Application of Extension 

COURSES IN ENGLISH

Students have option to choose the courses from all faculties. The list of the courses taught in English can be found below. 

Guide for international students

Erasmus Student Network of Mendel University

 

 

Erasmus Student Network of Mendel University (former ISC MENDELU) is a non-profit association run by volunteers. The mission of ESN is to represent international students, thus provide opportunities for cultural understanding and self-development under the principle of Students Helping Students.

Buddy system (pick-up service for new incoming students) is one of the essential activity. The aim is to offer hand to the incoming students in the situations when they need it the most, it means after their arrival – when they face the first obstacles in foreign country. Czech student as a voluntary buddy helps to a partner foreign student with accommodation, necessary documents and papers and tries to make him/her feel good in our city.

ESN MENDELU tries to make their stay here more interesting and organizes a lot of events such as trips, excursions and sport, social and charity events and much more.

Check out their Facebook and keep in touch!

 

Contacts

International Relations Office - Incoming exchange students 

Ms. Katerina Brzokoupilova
E-mail: incoming@mendelu.cz 
Tel.: +420 545 135 150 
Emergency phone 24/7: +420 731 683 342 
Mendel University in Brno - International Relations Office 
Zemědělská 1, 613 00 Brno, Czech Republic

Faculty coordinators  

Other  

    • J. A. Komenského Hall (JAK): Mrs. Šárka Tomanová, tel. +420 545 128 318, sarka.tomanova@mendelu.cz
    • J. Taufera Hall: Mrs. Jitka Chebenová, tel. +420 541 422 055, jitka.chebenova@mendelu.cz
    • Hall of Lednice: tel. +420 519 340 161, skm.koleje.led@mendelu.cz
    • University doctor: MUDr. Ladislava Cechová
      • tel. +420 545 211 556
      • address: Trávníky 1566/10, 613 00 Brno-Černá Pole
    • Ministry for the Interior - Department for Asylum and Migration Policy: tel. +420 543 213 313
    • Emergency: 112
    • Police: 158
    • Firemen: 150