The Centre for International Cooperation and the ESN MUNI Brno (Erasmus Student Network) run an extensive Orientation Week prior to every semester. You have an opportunity to participate in Orientation Week with its colourful programme (see the Documents section) which will help you organise your administrative and study duties and further experience a little bit of Czech culture and Czech language and meet and have fun with both the Czech and other international students.
This semester’s programme might change to reflect the current epidemiological situation in the Czech Republic.
Orientation Week for Autumn semester 2020:
- Date of Orientation Week: Monday 28 September to Saturday 3 October 2020
- See the Programme of Orientation Week
Early September 2020: BOOK AND PAY FOR YOUR PLACE IN THE ORIENTATION WEEK.
Second half of September 2020: 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.
You may either buy the full Orientation Week package and get:
- access to events from the extended programme such as Brno City Tour or popular Pub Crawl
- two lessons of Survival Czech language course
- gift package from Masaryk University
- vouchers for free entrance to the most interesting cultural sites in Brno
- see more info below
or, alternatively, you may attend the Orientation Week for free, without buying the OW package. This option will secure you access to compulsory activities (two online, two in person).
MONDAY ONLINE ADMISSION AND PRACTICAL TOUR IS COMPULSORY FOR EVERYONE!
Activities and Events
The Orientation Week package is limited to 300 people, so do not hesitate for long. By paying the OW fee you will have free entry to all the activities mentioned below.
COMPULSORY FOR EVERYONE:
- Admission (online)
- Online orientation: includes Safety and Security, MUNI systems training, LA Seminar (for Erasmus+) and others (online)
- Introduction to Faculties
- Practical Tour
ACTIVITIES/EVENTS ONLY FOR OW PACKAGE BUYERS:
- Pub Crawl
- Brno City Tour
- Movie Night
- Second-hand shop
- Tour de Dormitory
- Survival Czech
- Chill-out Day
- Free entry vouchers + discounts
- MUNI gifts
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 the 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, after the deadline for online applications, 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.
Orientation Week and COVID-19
The Orientation Week programme has been modified in a way to prevent large gatherings and minimize the risk of spreading a potential infection in between participants. Students are required to find out if they have to observe a ban of free movement after their arrival and the level of the ban. In case of the less strict ban, they can go to activities that take place at the university, but not to others. In the case of the stricter ban, they cannot participate in any in-person activities.
Please keep in mind that we cannot return you money for the Orientation Week package in case you buy it and later find out you cannot attend it due to having to observe a ban of free movement or being quarantined, as the expenses for your participation will have already been made. If that happens, you can still use the vouchers and get the MUNI gits.
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. 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.