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.
Orientation Week for Spring semester semester 2023:
- Sunday 5 to Saturday 11 February 2023
- See the Programme of Orientation Week in the section Documents
- Price for the Orientation Week Package: 500 CZK
Early January 2023: BOOK AND PAY FOR YOUR PLACE IN THE ORIENTATION WEEK.
Mid January 2023: 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.
Activities and Events
You may either buy the full Orientation Week package and get:
- access to events from the extended programme
- gift package from Masaryk University
- vouchers for free entrance or discounts to some interesting cultural sites in Brno
or, alternatively, you may attend Orientation Week for free, without buying the OW package. See the activities and more info below.
ACTIVITIES FREE FOR EVERYONE:
- Compulsory activities:
- Admission - in-person admission is compulsory!
- Online Orientation (online)
- Introduction to Faculties
- Learning Agreement seminar (for Erasmus+ students, online)
- MU systems training
- Fun activities:
- Second-hand Shop
- ESN + trips registration
- Student Activities Fair
- Czech Sign Language Course organized by Teiresiás
- Workshop day
EXTRA ACTIVITIES/EVENTS ONLY FOR OW PACKAGE BUYERS:
- Brno City Tour
- Movie Night
- Pub Crawl
- Priority at Second-hand Shop
- ESN Welcome Party (free for ESNcard holders and OW package buyers)
- Karaoke (free for ESNcard holders and OW package buyers)
PAID ACTIVITIES FOR NON-BUYERS OF THE OW PACKAGE
- Movie night
- ESN Welcome Party
EXTRA ACTIVITIES OUTSIDE THE OW PACKAGE
- International Dinner – free if you bring your national dish
- Survival Czech - See more information here
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 500 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. 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, although we highly recommend it. If you miss the admission (Monday, 6 February 2023), do not worry. It is possible to schedule an appointment with your coordinator after your arrival. Also, there will be another admission for Erasmus students who miss the admission.