Masaryk university and Office for International Studies

Accommodation

 

 

1. General Information

• on the website of the Accommodation & Catering Services
• comprehensive brochure Housing in the Czech Republic

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2. Halls of residence for international exchange students

 

a) International exchange students are usually accommodated in "Vinařská", "Komárov-Sladkého" or "Kounicova" halls of residence.

 

Vinařská (street Vinařská 5, Brno 603 00)

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10 minutes by trolleybus or tram from the city centre, very international atmosphere, busy and quite loud, almost all exchange students live in the block A1, limited number of places will be available also in the block A2. There are small flats with a double room, a toilette, bathroom and a small kitchen (and most of them have a balcony). An average price per person/day is 115 CZK (= 4,6 €/person/day) or 123 CZK (=4,9 €/person/day, for several refurbished rooms only).
More details: Click here

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Information on postal service here.

Accommodation assistant: Ms Anna Jánská (block A3, office no. 12, Office hours: Mon-Fri - 9:00-14:00)
+420 549 49 4442, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Komarov-Sladkého (street Sladkého 13, Brno 617 00)

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15 minutes by tram from the city centre, mostly Czech students, rather quiet, cheaper. There are small units with a double and a single room, and a basin. A shower, toilets and a big kitchen are in the corridor. An average price per person/day in a double room is 82 CZK (= 95 Euro/person/month), 86-89 CZK (100 Euro/person/month) in a single room. Apart from the units there are separate double bed rooms with a basin in the room.
More details: Click here

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Information on postal service here.

Accommodation assistant: Ms Jitka Syslová (her office is in Bratří Žurků 5, next to Sladkého)
+420 549 49 7535, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Kounicova (street Kounicova 50, Brno 602 00)

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Kounicova is almost in the city centre, 5 minutes by tram or trolley bus. There are mostly Czech students. Accommodation is in studios with two twin rooms, a toilet and a shower. Shared kitchens are in the corridor. Residents can use a study room, a TV room and pizzerie PIZZA NOSTRA (MU canteen with student discounts!). An average price per person/day is 120 CZK (= 4,8 €/person/day).

More details, click here.

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Information on postal service here.

Accommodation assistant: Ms Naděžda Markusíková
+420 549 49 7151, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

 

 

b) Interested in MU halls of residence (pre-booking)?

If you want to stay in the halls of residence of Masaryk University, you have to firstly apply in our online application and answer "yes" and mention exact date of your arrival and departure:

application accommodation

The room will then be pre-booked for you. Read the Terms and Conditions at the end of the online application properly!

After that, in the late July (autumn semester) or the late November (spring semester), we allocate the students according to the faculty distance (students from the Faculty of Medicine, Sports Studies, Economics, Science will be primarily in Vinařská) and the date of application (the earlier applicants get Vinařská primarily), and according your wishes (some students prefer Komárov). There are unfortunately not enough places in Vinařská for all students, although it is the popular place with international atmosphere, some of you might prefer calmer place. If you wish to stay in Komárov-Sladkého, please let us know in advance.

After allocation, you will receive from us an information email with instructions how to book your room and how to pay the booking deposit. If you do not pay until the deadline, the reservation of your room will be cancelled.

When booking the room online in ISKaM, you will find out where you have been allocated.

 

c) Booking halls of residence – for exchange students

After the deadline for online applications, students will be informed by e-mail:
• how to activate a SUPO (The System of Settlement of Individuals' Claims at Masaryk University) and obtain a personal variable symbol
• how to pay the accommodation booking deposit online by a bank card (prior to arrival), the booking deposit is 1000 CZK
• how to book a pre-booked room in the ISKaM system – see the detailed ISKaM guideline

  • choose a room number (it is possible to book a room with a friend)
  • choose the date of arrival and departure
  • sign the accommodation contract electronically

To reach and log in the SUPO account and ISKaM system, click here.

 

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d) Arrival to the halls of residence

How to get to Vinařská (block A1, A2, A3) - more details here.

How to get to Komárov - more details here.

How to get to Kounicova - more details here.

You can arrive there at any time, there will be always someone at the reception 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. At the reception, they will have your name there and will give you the key to your room.
If you arrive during the weekend or late in the evening, you might be asked to show/sign the accommodation contract (signed online and printed out from the ISKaM before your arrival) directly at the reception. If you arrive during working days (until 14:00), go to fill in and sign the accommodation contract to the accommodation assistant's office (see contacts above).

It is highly recommended to arrive before the orientation week or the semester begins. Please note we can book the accommodation for you only within the academic year. The earliest day of arrival for the academic year 2013/2014 can be Wednesday 4 September 2013, the latest date of departure Thursday 6 February 2014 (students who would have exams after this date, can extend the accommodation contract during the semester).

See maps showing how to get to the halls of residence from the tram stop.

 

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e) Paying the rent in the halls of residence

You have paid the deposit and booked a room. Now you need to be aware of the following payments for your booked accommodation in the halls of residence.

1. After arrival to Brno - within 10 days after arrival, every student is obliged to pay the first month rent plus an accommodation security deposit (cca 2300 CZK = cca 90 EUR - it depends on the halls of residence and room you will stay in). The booking deposit 1000 CZK whicih you paid prior to your arrival through Shopping Centre + the accommodation security deposit cca 2300 CZK = cca 3300 CZK is DEPOSIT (= rent for one month). This deposit of 3300 CZK will be used for the payment of the last month of your accommodation, providing there is no damage or debt.

BOOKING DEPOSIT SECURITY DEPOSIT FIRST MONTH RENT
before arrival within 10 days after arrival within 10 days after arrival
cca 1000 CZK cca 2500 CZK cca 3500 CZK
through Shopping Centre in IS by payment card through chosen way of payment (see below) through chosen way of payment (see below)
BOOKING DEPOSIT + SECURITY DEPOSIT = LAST MONTH RENT

 

2. Ways of payments for accommodation:

  • Cash payment at the counters of any bank, towards the MU bank account (MU bank account details here).
  • Cashless transfer/payment order from your Czech account.
  • Cashless transfer/payment order from your home account (when transfering the money from a foreign account, the transfer fee is to be paid by you, otherwise it will be withdrawn from your SUPO or you will have to pay the transfer fee in cash to the accommodation assistant).
  • Cash payment through Credit Recharging Stations (see the photo below). You can find these devices at all faculties (except for the Faculty of Informatics) and all halls of residences. It accepts bank notes only.

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If you decide to open a Czech bank account, use a confirmation of study form that enables you to open the student account for free. You will be given that form after your arrival to Brno.

3. Rent payments - other rent month payments must be made until 10th day of the particular month (March rent - needs to be paid by 10th March at the latest), when making a rent payment through cashless transfer, it is necessary to send the payment at least 5 working days before the deadline, so that the money arrives to the MU account on time.

4. Delayed payments - in case of late payment, you will be charged a penalty of 5 CZK for each day of delay.

 

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f) How to check the amount on SUPO account

Check what amount is to be paid for the rent in the following months:

  • enter your SUPO website, log in, click on the link „SUPO client account" in the left menu and then on the sub-link „MU accounts balances"
  • you will see a small table - the 5th line shows the amount that is due to be paid in the particular month

Practical example:

SUPO 

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g) Accommodation identification sticker

After your registration with the International Student Club, you will get the ESN member card (Erasmus Student Network). Please bring it to your accommodation assistant, to get the dormitory identification sticker on the card. If you do not become a member of the ISC, then use your MU chip card.

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h) Leaving the halls of residence

You, as an international student staying in the halls of residence, may:

1. terminate the accommodation contract earlier - your residence accommodation contract states the following: "The occupant may terminate his residence accommodation contract as of the last calendar day of the month in which notice of termination has been delivered to the provider. In terminating his residence accommodation contract, the occupant is required to pay the provider, pursuant to Section 497 of the Civil Code, an indemnity equal in value to the residence fee for one calendar month as compensation to the provider for the financial loss suffered by the early termination of the contract." The notice must be given in writing. Should you leave earlier than the date stated in your residence accommodation contract without informing the accommodation assistant, you will be asked to pay your residence fee until this date.

2. lengthen the accommodation contract - you should then go to see the accommodation assistant to ask if possible. You can legthen your accommodation contract no later than one month before its expiration.

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i) Pre-departure steps

You will be informed about the pre-departure steps in detail by e-mail, when the end of the semester is approaching. You are however obliged before your departure to:

  • return all your borrowed books to library
  • arrange the leaving-room duties (tidy up, return the key, etc.)
  • get the signature from accommodation assistant to the "Check-out Confirmation" form that you are leaving and fill in the other parts of this form
  • submit the "Check-out Confirmation" form to OIS coordinator (personally or leave it in the post box in front of our doors or leave it at the reception)
  • check if you have got some money remain on your SUPO account
  • the check-out from the room is until 12 according to the contract conditions
  • etc.

Overpayment on your SUPO account - if there is an overpayment on your SUPO account before your departure, ask for the refund at https://inet.muni.cz/app/supo/vraceni (the money will be then return on your Czech bank yccount). If you do not have a Czech bank account, contact the accommodation assistant and you will be given the amount back in cash (after the checkout procedure with the accommodation assistant if you stay in the halls of residence). In case of high refund in cash (more than 1 000 CZK), please inform Ms Jánská in advance.

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j) Accommodation assistants contacts

 

VINAŘSKÁ

Accommodation assistant: Ms Anna Jánská (block A3, office no. 12, Office hours: Mon-Fri - 9:00-14:00)
+420 549 49 4442, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

KOMÁROV-SLADKÉHO

Accommodation assistant: Ms Jitka Syslová (her office is in Bratří Žurků 5, next to Sladkého)
+420 549 49 7535, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

KOUNICOVA

Accommodation assistant: Ms Naděžda Markusíková
+420 549 49 7151, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

3. Private Accommodation

Private agency FOREIGNERS.CZ (reliable, recommended, established by former active members of the Erasmus Student Network) They offer short-term and long-term accommodation, as well as many various other services to international exchange students. The direct link to the list of apartments available for short term period is here.
If you are interested, please contact them directly. The university is not responsible for the offers and arrangements.

Websites accessible for MU students only
As long as you have the login name and password that enables you to enter the Information System of Masaryk University (http://is.muni.cz) you can try to search among university advertisments. They are, however, mostly in Czech, so you might need a help from your student tutor.
Log in, then click on the „Invitations and Advertisements" in the right menu, and choose link „Bydleni: nabizim" (= Housing: Offers).

Accommodation offers in Facebook - on the profile of the Office for International Studies
Group „Accommodation for students seeking/offering"

More information on private accommodation may be found here.

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