|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 living in the 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). If you are a holder of a long-term residence permit in an E.U. country you can submit your visa application in one of the Czech regional visa centres (see the section Documents).|
- Visas, residence permits and travel information
- Travel medical insurance exceptions (always double-check with your MU coordinator)
- Foreign embassies/general consulates in the Czech Republic
- Czech embassies/general consulates abroad
- Czech regional visa centres
- Translations and interpreting
|Students with a long-term visa / residence permit||application requirements HERE|
|Students coming from the EU
(plus Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Switzerland)
|no need for a visa|
You can double-check your application status at Czech Ministry of Interior web pages at https://frs.gov.cz/en
Due to a change in law, all foreigners (staying more than 90 days in the Czech Republic) are required to purchase Czech medical travel insurance only with the Czech insurance company, VZP Insurance. It complies with Czech legal requirements. See more details at Travel medical insurance overview.
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.
CHECK YOUR VISA OBLIGATIONS AFTER ARRIVAL IN THE CHART BELOW:
Students are obligated to register with one of the Ministry of Interior units based on the type of visa/residence permit student has.
- For arrival registration in case the landlord does not inform the foreign police and the student does it on his/her own: Foreign Police (Cizinecká policie): Cejl 62b (Brno, Zábrdovice); Tel.: +420 974 628 131 to 135; Office hours: Mon and Wed: 8-10AM, 2PM – 5PM., Tue and Thu: 8AM – 2PM.
- For arrival registration for students who got the residence permit approval/need to extend the visa/long term residence permit in the country/live on a different address than they submitted in the visa/residence permit application: Ministry of the Interior — Dept. for Asylum and Migration Policy (Ministerstvo vnitra—OAMP): Tuřanka 1554/115b (Brno Slatina); appointments must be arranged online at https://frs.gov.cz/en
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 above (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.
Extension of Stay and Visa
If you want to extend your stay in the Czech Republic, you will have to apply for a visa extension (if you have a long term visa and will stay up to a year) or a long-term residence permit extension in case you have a long term residence permit in Brno at the Ministry of the Interior — Dept. for Asylum and Migration Policy (Ministerstvo vnitra—OAMP).
Please note that you need to extend the travel medical insurance you will need for this purpose as well.