Summer Lab Research Internships at MU
>> CANCELLED FOR SUMMER 2020 DUE TO CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK. WE ARE SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE. <<
Masaryk University, in collaboration with CEITEC - one of the strongest research institutions in Central Europe, stands apart from other universities as a place to learn. Drawing on these achievements and also enhancing its dynamic place, it opens up its research facilities to undergraduate or graduate foreign students for an intensive summer research internship.
Incoming students will be required to work at least 250 hours (8 hours a day, 4 days a week, 8 weeks in total) on a specific project assigned and supervised by local faculty members.
View the list of projects for 2020 here.
In addition to this, there will be an accompanying cultural program that will introduce the Czech Republic and the Central Europe to the participating students. The program will consist of lectures and seminars on the given topic, movie screening, concerts, shows, museum and historical sites visit, as well as in-town and out-of-town excursions. Finally, there will be three-day trips to the regional capitals (Prague, Vienna and Budapest) where students will be able to understand the Central European context to the Czech identity. Each trip will be organized by Masaryk University, and transportation, 2-nights accommodation as well as the professional tours and cultural program will be arranged.
There will be an Orientation, 24/7 on-site assistance, local student assistant at the residence, as well as access to the libraries, cafeterias, PC labs, and available gym facilities for the whole duration of the program.
Why this program: Students do not need to choose between a fulfilling internship in their field and a study abroad opportunity. Students will be able to learn and experience Brno, while traveling to Prague, Budapest, and Vienna.
Learning outcomes: Learning outcomes will depend on the project they apply for, however each project is designed to enhance the students research experience.
Requirements: some lab experience may be required, specific requirements are listed in the individual program descriptions.
Credits: Students will receive 20 ECTS upon successful completion of this course.
Eligibility: Students enrolling in this program must be 18 years or older at the time of enrollment and be affiliated with a university.
Dates and Fees
Dates: May 24-July 19
Cost: The cost of this program is €2800, with a €500 discount for partner universities.
- Tuition for the summer school
- Transportation for the weekend trips (Prague, Vienna, Budapest)
- Accommodation on weekend trips
- Academic trips
- Breakfast on weekend trips (at the hotel only)
- Opening and Closing receptions
- Culture activities around Brno
- Accommodation in Brno
Students should budget an additional €1500-2000 depending on their spending habits for food in Brno (breakfast, lunch, dinner), weekend trips (lunch and dinner) and fun "optional" activities in Brno, Prague, Vienna, and Budapest (the underground labyrinth in Brno, Budapest baths, bars, etc.) in addition to the cost of accommodation.
This is a sample schedule for the course. Culture activities and specific weekends for the trips are subject to change, but destinations will stay the same.
Students are expected to work in the labs 4 days a week, 8 hours a day for 8 weeks. Apart from the organized weekend trips (which will be Friday-Sunday) students and their supervisors will choose which days they should be in the office. Culture/social activities will take place in the afternoons/nights.
Students are expected to arrive in Brno on Sunday, May 24. The program ends in Brno on Sunday, July 19. For information on getting to Brno, see our Practical Information.
Students are expected to pay separately for their accommodation. They can either find accommodation for themselves, or we can assist them in reserving space in a student residence hall. Accommodation on arranged trips will be provided, students share a room with two other students on trips.
More information on student residence halls:
Our Residence Halls house both international and Czech students live during the school year. This is a great opportunity to see how student housing is different all around the world (or is similar, depending on what country you are from!). Students share a room with one other student.
Bedding is provided; however, students should bring their own towels. Students will have an opportunity to cook their own meals, some cooking supplies will be provided, as supplies last.
The approximate cost is €15/night in student residence halls.
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Life in Brno
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!