The Centre for International Cooperation and the ESN MUNI Brno (Erasmus Student Network) run an extensive Orientation Week prior to every semester. See the section documents (on the right) to find out what the programme is. The Orientation Week will help you organise your administrative and study duties, experience a little bit of Czech language and culture, and meet and have fun with both Czech and international students at various events.
This semester’s programme might change to reflect the current epidemiological situation in the Czech Republic.
Because the last two Orientation Weeks were affected by the pandemic, in the section documents, you can find the OW programme from Spring 2020. If the epidemiological situation allows that, this year’s programme will resemble that one.
Orientation Week for Autumn semester 2021:
- Sunday 5 to Saturday 11 September 2021
- See the Programme of Orientation Week in the section Documents
August 2021: BOOK AND PAY FOR YOUR PLACE IN THE ORIENTATION WEEK.
September 2021: REGISTER FOR ADMISSION AND ORIENTATION ACTIVITIES (even if you chose not to buy the Orientation Week package!). Don’t forget to print out the TICKET or download it to your mobile phone.
The Orientation Week is free of charge, except for the Survival Czech course (200 CZK).
Activities and Events
You may either buy the full Orientation Week package and get:
- access to events from the extended programme such as the Brno City Tour or the popular Pub Crawl
- three lessons of Survival Czech language course
- gift package from Masaryk University
- vouchers for free entrance or discounts to the most interesting cultural sites in Brno
- see more info below
or, alternatively, you may attend Orientation Week for free, without buying the OW package. This option will secure your access to all compulsory activities and free or pay-on-spot events (see more info below.)
MONDAY ADMISSION IS COMPULSORY FOR EVERYONE!
- Emergency & Safety presentation
- Introduction to Faculties
- MU System Training (IS, ISKaM, SUPO, etc.)
- Learning Agreement seminar (for Erasmus+ students)
FREE FOR EVERYONE:
- Practical Tour of Brno
- Second-hand Shop
- Student Activities Fair
- Tour de Dormitory
PAID ACTIVITIES/EVENTS (free for OW package buyers, the entry fee for non-payers):
- Movie Night
- ESN Welcome Party
ACTIVITIES/EVENTS ONLY FOR OW PACKAGE BUYERS:
- Pub Crawl & Café Crawl (limited)
- Brno City Tour (limited)
- Survival Czech
- Free entry vouchers + discounts
- MU gifts
PAID FOR EVERYONE (free if you bring food and beverages from your home country):
- International Dinner
Price and Booking
For students in the CESP, ISEP, ISEP-Direct and TESOL TE programmes, this is included in their programme costs.
Students coming to Masaryk University within the Erasmus+ programme, Erasmus+ ICM, GFPS, Utrecht Network (AEN, MAUI), bilateral exchanges and all new degree students can participate in the Orientation Week by paying 590 CZK.
If you decide to participate in this, just tick “yes” in the appropriate section of your online application for exchange study at MU. It is not binding, it is only for us to know how many of you are interested. Later, about 1-2 months before your arrival, you will be informed by a bulk e-mail of how to pay for Orientation Week online in the online IS Shopping Centre in order to book a place in orientation week. Only after that payment is your participation confirmed and reserved.
Can I participate in Orientation Week if I did not tick “yes” in my application online?
Although you did not tick “yes“, you can still apply. You just confirm your interest by paying the fee online in IS through the Shopping Centre.
I did not receive any instructions on how to pay for Orientation Week.
You should check your spam box - the instruction e-mail might have ended up there. If you still can’t find it, please contact your coordinator so that he or she can send you the e-mail again or see the instructions above.
I don’t have a payment card to pay the fee online in IS Shopping Centre.
You can use someone else’s payment card. Ask your parents or friends.
I will arrive in the middle of Orientation Week and did not pay. Can I participate in some events?
You can attend events and activities which are compulsory or free for everyone as well as activities where you can pay-on-the-spot (pay the entry fee). Just make sure you register for the activities in your online application and print out the ticket (or download it to your smartphone). Without a ticket, you will not be allowed to enter any activity!
I cannot come for the Orientation Week, not even the admission day.
It is not compulsory to participate in the Orientation Week, however, we highly recommend it. We will help you to arrange most of the important things during Orientation Week which is why it is useful to arrive on time. If it is not possible for you to attend the admission, please inform your coordinator.