Category Archives: Orientation Week 2012
MIMSA is proud to present Orientation week 2012. With a broad range of social, educational and integrating events planned we ask that all freshers interested in joining us to check the Orientation week leaflet that was also enclosed in your acceptance bundle by clicking on the following link: Orientation week 2012 leaflet, further information on the events and all the relevant meeting points will be posted on this site in due course-
Campus Residential Area
Brand new lodging, in a modern complex, right on campus!
Address: Kamenice 5, 625 00 Brno
Contact: Bc. Eva Kašparovská (+420) 549 49 7739 Email: email@example.com
These new dormitories are available for the first time in September for the students accepted for the 2012/2013 school year. The complex is located right next to the Campus Square shopping center and the Masaryk medical faculty in Bohunice, a 5 min. walk to your classes!
This residential complex is an up-to-date and secure dwelling. Along with boarding you can find a restaurant, supermarket, laundromat, and other supplementary services.
The dormitories are divided into 2 blocks, B1 and B2. Rooms in block B2 will be available to rent starting in September. This includes a total of 64 rooms (1 bed + kitchen corner 33m2) and 6 rooms adjusted for disabled students (1bed+1 kitchen 55m2).
Each room includes a separate toilet and bath, kitchenette with a cooker and fridge. Bedroom with a bed (necessary to bring your own linen), desk and chair, wardrobes, wireless internet, and cable TV connection.
How to get there:
- Take bus No. 60 or 61 to “Univerzitní kampus” from the stop “Nové Sady” heading towards “Nemocnice Bohunice”.
- Trolley No.25, from “Mendolovo Náměstí” heading towards “Osová”, to the same stop.
The majority of foreign students live here.
Address: Vinarska 5, 603 00 BrnoContact:
Vackova Jana: (+420) 549 49 2705
Bookings: (+ 420) 549 49 4442
These dormitories are situated near Brno fairgrounds (10 minutes from the centre bytram/bus). The complex includes a gymnasium, snack bar, university canteen (callled“menza” in Czech) and faculty of economics and administration. The accommodationcapacity is 490 twin rooms, 5 triple rooms and 30 rooms for four people.The dormitories are divided into 3 blocks: A1, A2 and A3. Most foreign students live inA1 or A2. All blocks have the same layout and facilities.You are provided with bed linen (which can be changed once a month) and in yourbedroom you can find your own wardrobe, study table, chair, kitchenette (including afridge and doubled electric cooker), bathroom and toilet.No kitchen utensils are provided; you will need to bring (or buy) your own!Other facilities available at Vinarska include: internet (wired/LAN), photocopiers,washing machines (can be used for a small fee), table tennis table and music room(including a piano).To use the internet, you will be required to bring your ownETHERNET/LAN cable!
How to get there:
1) Tram no.1 from “Hlavní nádraží” (main station) heading towards “Ečerova”. The stop for Vinarska is called “Lipová”.
2) Buses 38 and 39, both from “Komenského náměstí” heading towards“Preslova”. If you take bus 38, the stop is called “Pavlíkova”, whereas for 39 it is“Vaňkovo náměstí
Address: Kounicoca 50, 602 00
Contact: The operating assistant of the hall (+420) 549 49 2718
The assistant for accommodation: (+ 420) 549 49 4570
These dormitories are situated near the centre, on the street “Kounicova”.There are 276 twin rooms and 7 rooms for four people. Accommodation isin studios with two twin rooms, a toilet and a shower. In the room you canfind a study table, bookshelf and chair.Every 2 rooms are connected by common hall, where common bathroomand toilet can be found. Shared kitchens are in the corridor. In thedormitory building you can find a study room, TV room, pizzeria PizzaNostra (with student discounts).Bed linen is provided, which can be changed by residents themselves,according to the schedule on the notice board.No kitchen utensils are provided; you will need to bring (or buy) your own!
How to get there:
1) Tram no. 12 or 13, from “Česká” heading towards, “TECHNOLOGICKÝPARK” and get off at the stop “Klusáčkova”.
2) Trolley buses no. 34 and 36 from “Česká” heading towards“Vychodilova”, and get off at the stop “Klusáčkova”.These connections run 7 days a week, from approximately 5:00-23:00.They are very frequent, i.e. every 10 minutes or so. Between 23:00-5:00,there are night buses, which can be caught from the same places, asmentioned above. They are less frequent, i.e. once every hour.
Brno has a wide variety of public transport across the entire City collectively known as šalinkarta. Students (after registration) will have the ability to get a three monthly pass at discount prices (so don’t get it before registration as you won’t get the discount) which enables you to get on any type of public transport day or night as much as you want or need meaning that you have no excuse to be late for your classes.
The passes can be bought at the ticket offices in the City and during the orientation week your group leader will show you where to get this from and how to fill it out.
Please see our “links” section at the top of this page for the link to the public transport website or follow the this link here
Dear First years of 2011,
Congratulations and welcome to all of you- We the MIMSA board look forward to meeting you during our orientation week in September.
We realise that with one month to go you are most likely organising your studies and accommodation for the following semester. As you can see the MIMSA website is geared towards providing students of all years with the information they require.
Please note that we are also students and at the moment are on holidays- All information you should need is in the section of this website called “For New Students“, please search this and the FAQ section and read the “freshers handbook” before contacting us as almost all questions can be answered if you are looking in the correct place.
Please feel free to contact us if you cannot find any information you should need-
On arriving in Brno one of the first things you will want to do is get a Sim card for your mobile (cell) phone and obviously you will want to have the best deal around.
The MIMSA board in co-operation with the IFMSA have created a handbook for the first years to help answer any questions that they should have, the link to read the handbook is click here if there are any other questions you should have please check our FAQ section here and should there still be any more lingering questions please feel free to post on our Facebook fanpage or email us via any of the emails in the contact us page.
When should I arrive in Brno?
- Orientation week run by MIMSA in co-operation with Masaryk University starts on the 10th of September, with a Tour of the Campus (to show you where your lessons are) and then a Scavenger hunt around Brno to familiarize yourself with important places for students in the City.
When do I have to come to Registration?
- In your acceptance bundle that you received, there will be a notice which has the date you are supposed to come to registration. PLEASE come on that day and not on any day, as there are a large number of students to process and a limited amount of time each day.
How easy is it to get to campus (University) from the centre of Brno?
- It is very easy to get to Campus from the centre of Brno please see the following link here for details on how to get to registration or refer to our “Brno for the first time” section
How do I apply for the halls of Residence?
- The application is done online and there is a link on this website on the right hand side under “Useful links”.
Is it difficult finding an apartment in Brno, if you do not speak English?
- No, most of the agents in Brno speak English and are very pleased to help when looking for apartments. We suggest that you first check our partners here first to see if there is anything suitable for you. We would also recommend that you think about finding an apartment BEFORE Orientation Week and the first week of University, as you will have little time to hit Ikea, to find furniture.
- We recommend you to on arriving in Brno head for the Vodafone store, a vast majority of the students have Vodafone tariffs and if you also join it will make calling them much cheaper than if you are on another network provider. A link to Vodafone can be found here
- For internet connections your landlord might be able to get you one that is in your building already, if not then we suggest that you head for one of the O2 stores in Brno to sort out a reasonable deal.
Does not speaking Czech make it difficult living in Brno?
- There is no correct answer to this. It does make some things a bit tricky but, with a bit of pointing and a Czech phrase book you will be fine in a matter of weeks. The University insist on us attending Czech language lessons until the end of the 4th year, by which time you should have a good grip on the language and culture too.
Are there lots of people from my country in the University?
- The likely answer is yes, there will most likely be someone else from your country at the University. The main nationalities we currently have at the University, are Portuguese, British, Greek, Norwegian, Swedish, Israeli, Cypriot, Austrian, Polish, American, Canadian, Nigerian and French just to name but a few. During Orientation week, we encourage you to integrate with people of every nationality as it will make your life easier in your classes in which you may not be with someone of your own nationality.
Do I need to complete Nostrifikace immediately on arriving in Brno?
- No, the process is better done when you are settled in your studies and does not need to be done before the end of your 1st year. So do not panic if you don’t have all the documents completed for registration, you are not the only one. You will be given all the information about this at registration.
Where do I buy my books?
- The book list for first years is contained in the Education section of this website and all information on books for each year is contained here. There is a book sale run by MIMSA during the first week however, there are a limited number of the appropriate books available and there are also a limited number of books in the library for our students meaning that a lot of the time you are forced to buy the books from new-
- You can pre-order the books from the Faculty Book Shop by emailing them on firstname.lastname@example.org. Unfortunately their website is in Czech should you want to visit it then we suggest you use a program such as Google translator or Google Chrome to help you their website is here.
- It should be noted that the costs on websites such as amazon will likely be cheaper than those found in the bookshop at the campus, but that some faculty addition textbooks are only available at the faculty bookshop.
Where do I buy food, stationary or furniture?
- There are a number of supermarkets in Brno. Albert, Lidl, Tesco and Bila just to name a few. To buy stationary there is Vagner store on Česká street (2nd floor) and also Tesco Department store, on the 2nd floor are good places to start.
- Buying furniture is very easy- You can check the Ikea website here for instance to get an idea of the costs of things. There is a free bus to Ikea leaving outside Vankovka shopping centre and takes you directly there. There is a delivery service for furniture once you have bought it. Should you wish to hire a car, we recommend our partners who can be found at www.pujcovnaautbrno.cz.
- PLEASE NOTE: our current students may have items for sale, please refer to our for sale section here
- Furniture movers: http://www.stehovanistanek.eu/en/ they speak Czech only … but are very efficient.
Foreign police registration for people from NON-EU countries:
There are two types of registration:
- short term schengen visa basis
- long term czech visa basis
The set of documents is almost the same: if you have a short term visa, you bring your passport, insurance card and pozvani (czech official invitation letter you presented at the embassy), other wise bring your passport together with insurance and the rent contract / any other proof of accommodation. In the first case, your registration is electronic only (you will have no proof of the fact that your registered your stay) but in the second it is electronic plus a stamp in your passport.
Not registering at the FP may lead to rejects in future visa requests, or even a ban to enter Schengen space (esp. in case of long term visas).
Address: Hnevkovskeho 65 in Brno-Komarov
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