All incoming students will be issued with a MU ISIC card. It serves as the MU chip card as well as a worldwide-recognised student card. You will need it among other things for your identification within MU, for borrowing books on campus and for rent payment with the SUPO system.
This card is issued for all students at Masaryk University and they can use it even outside the university to get some discounts. More information on the ISIC (International Student Identification Card) is available here.
The card costs 380 CZK, the payment is to be made online in the IS Shopping centre (instructions usually sent to students by e-mail). Students of the following programmes (CESP, TESOL TE, ISEP and ISEP-Direct) will be given the card for free. Students coming to Masaryk University through other programmes (e.g. CEEPUS, MIBP PECO, freemover, etc.) will receive this card at the international department of the particular faculty that has arranged their period of study here.
This card allows you to:
- buy meals in the student canteens (at the Rectorate, Vinařská and Veveří). You have to deposit money on your card first in the canteen that you want to have your meal in (see Catering Services).
- access to the Central Computer Centre in the building of the former Faculty of Medicine at Komenského nám. 2.
- print and make photocopies at faculties. You will have to deposit money on your card first, using devices called "Credit Recharging Stations”. The amount of money you deposit on your card for the photocopies is different to that you deposited for the canteens. The minimum amount that must be deposited at the beginning is 50 CZK.
- enter the faculty libraries (where the appropriate facilities have been installed)
- borrow the books
Make sure before you leave that there is little or no money deposited on the card. It is however possible to get the money back. Please note you cannot enter the university facilities (using your card) accompanied by a person who does not have his/her own card. If so, your card will be blocked.
ESN Card (Erasmus Student Network Card)
This is the membership card of the ESN MUNI Brno (Erasmus Student Network).
Everybody can get this card by becoming a member of the ESN. Membership costs 500 CZK, and with this card, you will have free access to most of events organised by the ESN MUNI Brno (some of them for a reduced fee), various discounts in Brno and a SIM card with credit.