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 at parties, workshops, etc.
Orientation Week for Autumn semester 2020:
- Date of Orientation Week: Sunday 28 September to Saturday 3 October 2020
- See the Programme of Orientation Week and Student Activities Fair Programme in the section Documents
August 2020: BOOK AND PAY FOR YOUR PLACE IN THE ORIENTATION WEEK.
September 2020: REGISTER FOR ADMISSION AND ORIENTATION ACTIVITIES (even if you choose 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
- three lessons of Survival Czech language course
- gift package from the Masaryk University
- vouchers for free entrance or discounts for the entrance fee 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 all compulsory activities and free or pay-on-spot events (see more info below.)
MONDAY ADMISSION IS COMPULSORY FOR EVERYONE!
Activities and Events
The Orientation Week package is limited to 500 people, so do not hesitate for long. By paying the OW fee you will have free entry to all the activities mentioned below. As a non-payer, you will be allowed to attend only some.
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, 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
- Culture Day
PAID FOR EVERYONE (free if you bring food and beverages from your home country):
- International Dinner & Ratejna Afterparty
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.
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 smart phone). 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.