Frequently Asked Questions related to the current situation

Find questions and answers relating to COVID-19, teaching, study matters and financial issues.

3 Nov 2020

COVID-19

1. What are the current measures regarding teaching?

In the autumn semester 2021, classes take place in a contact form. In order to attend in-person classes from 22 November 2021 on, students need to show proof of O-N-T (Vaccinated – Recovered – Tested).

Current measures at the Faculty of Medicine

FFP2/KN95 respirators or surgical masks (following the government regulations) must be worn inside MU buildings. 

MUNI covid FAQs 

The current epidemiological situation at MU 

2. Information on compulsory testing for covid:

From 22 November 2021, in order to attend in-person classes, students of the Medical Faculty need to provide confirmation of the O-N-T:(a) recognized certificate of vaccination against COVID-19 (at least two weeks after the completed vaccination cycle)(b) positive test for covid in last 180 days (POC antigen/RT-PCR confirmed)(c) negative test (not older than 7 days), valid tests are: PCR or RAT (antigen from a medical institution), free RAT tests available at Faculty Hospital Bohunice

Upload your confirmation into the IS (use the section WITH THE QR CODE).

RAT Testing at the Faculty Hospital Bohunice
Mon and Thur: 07:00-09:00
Tues, Wed and Fri: 07:00-08:00

  1. First, you need to register at the Central Patient Register (CEP) on the 2nd floor of pav. L, where you will be issued an e-application and a label for the test tube.
  2. With the request and the label, you will go to the Testing Room, where you will receive the testing set, and you will conduct the test by yourself.
  3. The testing room is on the 3rd floor next to the Legal Affairs Department (open only on working days; Mon and Thur: 07:00-09:00;
    Tues, Wed and Fri: 07:00-08:00)
  4. After the test, the tubes are handed over to the responsible person, who ensures the handover to the laboratory of the Department of Clinical Microbiology and Immunology (OKMI).
  5. You can leave the department, and you will receive the result electronically.

You can convert your result into a document with a QR code at: ocko.uzis.cz; and you are obliged to upload the document with the QR code into the IS (select the record WITH the QR code).

Carry with you also a printout or a digital confirmation. You can use a mobile application TECKA  see https://ockodoc.mzcr.cz/en/support/tecka/how-to-use-the-application-tecka/

3. Vaccination

Newly adopted Decree No. 466/2021 Coll. introduces compulsory vaccination against COVID-19 for certain groups of persons, including, among other, persons who prepare for the healthcare professions in clinical training or practice at healthcare providers.All the students in clinical education and training must comply with thecomplete vaccination (at least 14 days after your second dose) requirement by 28 February 2022.From the 1st of March, it will not be possible to attend the practices andclinical training in hospitals without the completed vaccination. Students whoare not vaccinated should therefore do so as soon as possible.The vaccination requirement cannot be substituted with a certificate of havingrecovered from COVID-19 within the last 180 days. It is likely that it will notbe possible to substitute lack of vaccination with negative covid tests (here weare still waiting for the clarification of rules from the government).The list of vaccines recognized in the EU.

Upload your vaccination certificate with QR code to the IS.

MU students can get vaccinated directly at the university.

See if you are eligible to get a free vaccine.


If you have any questions, please contact ockovanicovid@muni.cz

Czech Ministry of Health provides further details on the recognition of vaccination from other countries



4. How to convert your vaccination certificate to the one with QR code?

If you need to convert your vaccination certificate from abroad to the one with a QR code, you can do so at the vaccination centre in Bohunice Faculty Hospital on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. 

Conversion is available also at the St. Anna Faculty Hospital, however, they are not able to convert Moderna certificate.

You need to bring your original vaccination certificate and your passport.

5. How is the teaching organized during the autumn 2021?

In-person. The tuition can be alternated depending on the epidemiological situation. 

6. Positive/Quarantined/With Symptoms: When to report to the IS?

In case of a positive test for Covid or quarantine (due to symptoms or risk contact), you are obliged to make a record in the IS and you are also prohibited from entering the MU buildings.

Vaccinated students do not have to quarantine unless they are experiencing symptoms.

If you were in touch with a positive person or experiencing symptoms or your test turned positive, contact your GP in Brno, or the Hygiene station (tel. 1221). 

Need a GP in Brno? See the list of available English-speaking doctors.

Regarding your absence, you will be apologized in the IS based on your record. Please note that from 11 January 2022 the period of quarantine/isolation has been shortened to 5 days.

Any necessary substitutions need to be arranged directly with your teachers or follow the instructions of the course.

Symptoms, prevention, high-risk, contacts and testing.

7. Roommate is COVID positive, can I attend classes?

If you are not vaccinated or excepted from vaccination, stay quarantined and immediately contact your GP, who determines the length of your quarantine and order a PCR test; report quarantine/PCR into the IS, and contact your teachers to arrange for a substitution of your in-person classes.

 

8. A classmate from the group is COVID positive, what now?

If you are not vaccinated or excepted from vaccination, try to objectively assess how close you have been in touch. You are all required to wear respirators, keep spacing, disinfect your hands, and avoid closer contact with each other.

If you are in the same group, but you talk only with the mouth and nose protection, there is no reason to panic, you can keep attending in-person classes.

If you were in close contact without masks, contact your GP and stay isolated. Your GP will advise you regarding the next steps. Record your quarantine in the IS. (See point 5)

9. What about the absence in case of quarantine or a positive test?

In case of quarantine or a positive test (recorded in the IS - see the point 6), you can be excused by the study department on the basis of your record.

You have to individually arrange a substitution for your missed in-person classes, either directly with your teachers or by following the steps from the syllabus/study materials – conditions depend on each department.

10. Where can I get updated university information on COVID?

To keep yourself updated about the current epidemiological situation at MUNI check web MUNI.

11. Entering the Czech Republic

See the latest information on regulations regarding entering the country at: https://www.mvcr.cz/mvcren/article/coronavirus-information-of-moi.aspx

See also the latest update by the Centre for International Cooperation at MUNI: https://czs.muni.cz/en/coronavirus

Please note that you are supposed to report your arrival from abroad into the IS (see the "Coronavirus" section on the main IS page next to the Traffic light marker). 

Teaching

2. How can I find the correct pavilion on campus?

Due to new teaching in SIMU, the pavilion numbers on campus have been changed. Unfortunately, due to technical issues, it has not yet been converted to the timetable in IS. Therefore, look at the plans before going to the lesson:

The new plan of UKB and SIMU here.

3. How to arrange an apology in the IS?

Go to the IS -> Student -> During studies -> Document Office -> Submit a new application -> :

Select  "Absence excuse - bachelor and master study programmes"

In the next step, you will be asked to fill in the required information - please explain the reason of your absence properly in the application. You also need to scan some sort of confirmation of your absence (such as an official document from a doctor or other institution). The decision of acceptance is sent electronically to your email. The absence has to be submitted up to 5 days after the absence.

Do not forget to contact your teachers to arrange for substitution of the classes you missed (or follow the guideline in the syllabus/study materials of that particular course).

In case you are covid positive or in quarantine, do not forget to report your situation into the IS.

4. Where can I get information on IT tools?

You will find an overview of the most used IT services and computer classrooms (MS Office download, WIFI, storage and data sharing, SUPO account, etc.) There is a new tool for E-Loans – Books Available Online.

5. Where can I get more information about MS teams?

Instructions on how to work with the online communication tool MS TEAMS, which is mostly used for online teaching at LF MU, you can find here.

In the case of online teaching, you will receive an e-mail from the teacher with an invitation to connect to the given team (seminar group) in the current semester. In the case of the state exam, you are called individually.

6. Can I borrow books online?

We have launched an e-loans for students to access books online.

More information here.

Library Information can be found here

7. Who can get a locker?

The following students are entitled to lockers: Dentistry 1st - 5th year, General Medicine 1st - 2nd year, Physiotherapy. If you didn't receive an email with the assigned code, first check if it has not fallen into spam. When you are entitled to have a locker and you did not receive an e-mail, contact Ms Lenka Grycova - lenka.grycova@med.muni.cz.

Study matters

1. How can I interrupt my studies?

You can submit the application for interruption of studies online. Please go to the IS -> Student -> During studies -> Document Office -> Submit a new application -> 

-  "Request for interruption of Studies"

In the next step, you will be asked to fill in the required information and state reasons. The decision of acceptance is sent electronically to your email.

The conditions for the interruption are in accordance with the study and Examination regulations, section 13, par. 1a).

See the full information here.

2. How can I terminate my studies?

You can submit the application for termination of studies online. Please go to the IS -> Student -> During studies -> Document Office -> Submit a new application -> :

-  "Abandonment of studies - bachelor and master study programmes"

In the next step, you will be asked to fill in the required information and state the reasons.

The decision of acceptance is sent electronically to your email.

3. How to download an online confirmation of studies, transcript of records or syllabi?

You can download the current confirmation of studies and other documents online from the IS. Please go to the IS -> Student -> During studies -> E-Transcripts

4. Do I have to take physical education courses?

Yes, you need to complete 2 PE courses during your studies. The teaching of university PE courses is the responsibility of the Faculty of Sports Studies. Find here.

5. I lost my ISIC, what to do?

You need to buy a new one. You can pay in cash (380 CZK) at the Cash Desk, then bring the receipt into the International Studies Office during the Office Hours, and your study advisor will order a new ISIC.

If you need to order it online, contact the International Studies Office for instruction.

6. I need a confirmation that I have to attend an exam in the Czech Republic

Download it in the IS: 
IS main page - Coronavirus (next to the traffic light) - University Confirmation of Exam Participation

8. How to add elective courses?

Please, count the credits for the next semester and if you DO NOT have enoughcredits (at least 20), you must register for some elective courses; see the linkhttps://czs.muni.cz/en/student-from-abroad/international-student-guide/course-catalogue The list of subjects can be found in the faculty calendar athttps://www.med.muni.cz/en/students/faculty-calendars and elective courses are listed on page 109.

How to register for a course:https://is.muni.cz/auth/help/student/registrace?vysl=303349;lang=en#s_reg_jakWhile registering, do not forget to change the period to the spring 2022 in thetop right corner (a common mistake).

Financial issues

1. Where can I find my invoice?

First year students cannot see their invoice in the INET system - they obtain a physical invoice during admission. 

From second year on, you can see your invoice in the INET:

In the INET system

  • Log in (the same way as to the IS)
  • Search for Claims
  • Download your invoice

The invoice is always the same for the whole year. You can split the payment into two instalments (per semesters).

 

2. What is my variable symbol/reference/advance number?

You will find this number in your invoice as “Our reference”. This number will indicate your payment and it helps us to pair it with your account. Without the number the payment is not connected to your name and needs to be tracked down.

3. Can I get my invoice in other currency?

No, only in CZK. If possible, transfer the amount directly in CZK. If that is not available, please check your Inet once the payment arrives, and settle the difference in CZK at the Cash Desk.

4. I have paid, but there is no record in the Inet – what to do?

  1. Check if the payment really left your account.
  2. The transfer may take some time – within the country, it may take a couple of days (since the payment needs to be processed by our Economic Dpt.); international payments may arrive in a week or so.
  3. Maybe you did not use your Reference number/Variable symbol, in that case, please contact the International Studies Office with a confirmation of your payment.
  4. You may have accidentally sent your money to your SUPO account – please contact the International Studies Office.

5. Where can I find the deadline for my payment?

Deadlines are stated in your contract and in general, you need to pay before the semester starts (usually no later than 15th September for the autumn and 1st March for spring). From second year on, your deadline is stated in your invoice. 

6. Can I split the tuition fee and pay for each semester separately?

Yes, the invoice is always for the full year; however, you can split the payment and pay for each semester separately. You just transfer half of the full amount.

7. Where to check if my payment arrived?

In the INET system

  • Log in (the same way as to the IS)
  • Search for Claims
  • See if your payment arrived

(Your payments in the Inet is visible only for second-year students and higher, if you are a first-year, contact the International Studies Office)

9. Are there any scholarships available?

  • There is an accommodation grant – you can apply for it each semester. You will be notified by email, or you can check the Scholarships in the IS to find out when it is possible to apply, and if you are eligible. To get the grant you need to fill in your Czech bank account into the IS into the Scholarship section.
  • Students with excellent study results will be also rewarded financially. You do not need to apply for that, it is calculated automatically according to your results in the IS.

11. How to pay student fees with your home currency?

You can use the GlobalPay for Students platform to pay student fees by bank transfer, credit card, or by using a wide range of local online payment options including Alipay, UnionPay, India Bank Transfer and more without incurring any transaction charges.

The GlobalPay for Students platform allows students, their families or their sponsors to pay student fees in the currency of choice and provides a simple and secure way to initiate the payment.

https://www.med.muni.cz/en/students/bank-transfer-and-online-payments-platform


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