Do you have a plan for next summer? Not yet? Spending week(s) at a summer school in a foreign country is a great idea. You will meet new people from all over the world and on top of that also broaden knowledge in the field of your study and get credits!
Check out our list with summer schools and choose the one that suits you the most. And like us on our Facebook page Masaryk Summer.
- Why Muni summer schools?
- List of summer schools
- List of winter schools
- Brno in summer
- Practical Information
- Application & Contact
Why Muni summer schools?
Our summer schools are taught by enthusiastic lecturers who are experts in their fields. They love to share their knowledge with students and help them gain new perspectives.
Central Europe is a beautiful region with spectacular landscape and rich history. Why only sit in class when you can experience everything at first hand? We take advantage of Brno’s short distance from major European cities and go on multiple field trips during the course.
A historical city with a huge student population, Brno is a unique place to live and study. It has something to offer for everyone: rich history and architecture, wide selection of restaurants, cafés and bars, modern sport facilities, a lake just outside of town... You will be surprised how quickly this charming city will become your home away from home.
We have a small group of local students who are there for you after you finish class. They are there to help you discover Brno but they can also help you get acquainted with washing machines or public transportation. They will be your buddies to help you feel at home in Brno.
List of summer schools
- World in Transition and Central European Transformation
- International Relations and Threats to Global Security
- Global Perspectives: Media, Communication, Culture
- Energy Security Summer School
- Waves and Ebbs of Democracy: Lessons learnt from Central European 'There and Back Again'
- Communication internship
- Summer School of the Archaeological Training Excavation
- English for University Studies Summer School
- Study Skills in English Intensive Week
- Summer School of Slavonic (Czech) Studies
- Intensive Course of Czech for Foreigners
- Let´s Talk
- Academic English and Study Skills
- Spanish for Intercultural Dialogue
- Taste Europe (Intercultural Skills in English Summer School)
These programs have run in the past. If you are interested in the program, and would like to find a similar program, please email email@example.com.
- Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research Designs: From Designing to Publishing
- Summer School on Modern Methods to Study Biomolecular Interactions
- Summer School in New Approaches in Experimental Biology and Omics
- Theodor Herzl Joint Summer Seminar
- Team Psychology in Practice
- Behavior Approaches in Education
List of winter schools
Brno in summer
Brno is a great place to live, even if just for a short period of time. As a student city (1/5 of the population are students) and an international city there is always something to do, and the Czech language isn’t a barrier. This means that exploring cafes, teahouses, restaurants and the local sites is easy, even without our amazing assistants. However, because we want you to get the most out of your experience, we have a team of local Czech students to show you their favorite things in Brno!
Summer is a particularly beautiful season in Central Europe. Czechs love to take advantage of the warm and sunny weather and transform the city to enjoy it to the fullest.
Brno has a picturesque historical center which livens up with crowds of people in summer. There are food festivals, coffee stands, vegetable markets… People go social dancing, or watch movies in open-air theaters. On any night there are scores of concerts or shows to choose from.
And when you want to take a break from city life, you can go swimming in the Prýgl lake at the edge of the city or take a boat across the lake to the nearby castle of Veveří. To the north of Brno, the beautiful caves with the Macocha gorge are one of the most attractive natural wonders in the region. You are also within spitting distance from the best wine-producing region in the country so go and taste local wine and take a walk through the vineyards.
Arriving to Brno
It is possible to arrive to Brno by plane, bus, or train. It is recommended that you read the recommended travel information from your program coordinators about when to arrive, and any other recommendations.
Public transportation in Brno is very good, and is able to take you to your residence hall. We recommend you follow the instructions provided by your coordinator about which tram, bus, or trolleybus to take.
Do not forget to buy a ticket AND validate it in the bus/tram/trolleybus. If checked, there is no excuse for having an unvalidated ticket.
Brno has limited taxis, and it may be hard to find one, depending on the time of day you are arriving. You can try to download Liftago Taxi, a Brno specific app where you can order your taxi up to 15 minutes in advance.
Many countries do not require a visa for short term programs, however, it is important you confirm if you need a visa. You can find out more information about visa regulations here: https://czs.muni.cz/en/student-from-abroad/international-student-guide/visa-information
If you require a visa, please let your program coordinator know and they will issue you the appropriate documentation.
Currency and living costs
The Czech Republic uses Czech Koruna. If your program includes trips to Budapest, Vienna or Krakow you will also need Forient, Euro, and Zloty respectively. It is possible to exchange currency in Brno, once you have arrived we can provide you with recommendations of where to exchange your currency.
Euro, USD, CAD, AUD, and GBP are the easiest currencies to exchange and will get the best rate. If you are from a country with different currency, we strongly encourage you to exchange money into this currency before your arrival if you do not want to withdraw money from ATMs.
Brno is fairly inexpensive; however, students have been known to spend a lot of money in Prague, Budapest, and Vienna. A such, for a 3-week course, we recommend bringing €400-1000 EUR to cover meals, optional activities, souvenirs, etc. based on student feedback.
Application & Contact
+420 773 772 672
If you want to apply to World in Transition and Central European Transformation, International Relations and Threats to Global Security, or Summer Lab Research Internships follow this link, select your desired course in the section Summer/Winter schools and create an application. Do not forget to include all the necessary information (and documents if requested) including writing a short statement of purpose. We will contact you afterwards to tell you if your application was successful and to discuss the further steps with you.
For all other courses, contact the person or follow the link provided on the webpage of the respective program.
If you have any questions or need assistance, do not hesitate to write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are looking forward to welcoming you in Brno!