|Students from EU countries||Students from the EU (plus Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Switzerland) are exempt from student visa requirements|
|Students from countries outside the EU||Once you have been accepted for studies at Masaryk University, you will have to turn to the local Czech embassy or consulate: the Czech Republic, like most other countries, requires foreign students studying in the country to have a student visa. Possession of a student visa is a condition for studying at Masaryk University.|
|Students from EU countries but originally from outside the EU||The same procedure as for students from countries outside the EU. You are obliged to apply for a visa to study in the Czech Republic (even though you have a residence permit in one of the European countries).|
- Visa requirement countries
- Visas, residence permits and travel information
- Travel medical insurance
- Foreign embassies/general consulates in the Czech Republic
- Czech embassies/general consulates abroad
|Students with a long-term visa||application requirements HERE|
|Students with a long-term residence permit||application requirements HERE|
|Students coming from the EU
(plus Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Switzerland)
|no need for a visa|
CHECK YOUR VISA OBLIGATIONS AFTER ARRIVAL IN THE CHART BELOW:
- Foreign Police (Cizinecká policie): Cejl 62b (Brno, Zábrdovice); Tel.: +420 974 628 131 to 135; Office hours: Mon and Wed: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Tue and Thu: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
- Ministry of the Interior — Dept. for Asylum and Migration Policy (Ministerstvo vnitra—OAMP): Hněvkovského 30/65 (Brno, Komárov); Tel: +420 543 213 313 or +420 543 214 316, Office hours: Mon, Wed 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Tue, Thu 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
For registration, bring your national identity card or a passport (and visa) and your travel health insurance contract and confirmation of its payment to the address below (EU students bring their national health insurance card).
If you need assistance with the registration, you might either ask your student buddy to accompany you to the Foreign Policy or OAMP, or use the services of CELSUZ.
Due to a change in the law, it is obligatory for all foreigners (staying more than 90 days in the Czech Republic), to have arranged health insurance, which complies with Czech legal requirements. See more details at: Changes in conditions for entry and stay on the territory of the Czech Republic from 2011 and Travel medical insurance.
You might be asked to submit an insurance contract and a confirmation of payment before the visa sticker/stamp is added to your passport. Please read more information about travel medical insurance.
Please also read the information in the Documents section:
- Information for students with a long-term residence permit after arrival
- How do I do this? Report your arrival! – information for students with a long-term residence permit (from the Ministry of Interior)
Extension of Stay and Visa
If you want to extend your stay in the Czech Republic, you will have to apply for a long-term residence permit in Brno (no earlier than 3 months and no later than 14 days before the end of the validity of your visa) at the Ministry of the Interior.
Please note the different (complex) travel medical insurance you will need for this purpose – see here. After applying for the long-term residence permit, you will receive a temporary visa. As soon as the permit is approved, you will be invited to pick it up and pay the fee (2500 CZK).