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FAQ Regarding the Extraordinary Situation

Dear students, we have prepared for you answers to questions which are logically of great importance to you and which trouble you the most in the present exceptional circumstances. We will continuously add new questions and update the answers. Should you have any other questions, please contact us at faq@utb.cz. Thank you for your patience. We believe that we will be able to handle this difficult situation together.

Updated on 2 April 2020.

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How long will the University be closed?

We assume that the University will be closed as long as the extraordinary measures adopted by the Government of the Czech Republic are valid. We will keep you informed of any changes.

When about the end of classes in the summer semester?

The end date of the semester remains unchanged as yet. We expect that the regular examination period will be extended.

Will the deadlines for submission of academic qualification theses and dates of state examinations change?

The individual Faculties of TBU continuously update the relevant information on their websites. Other (new) dates of state examinations are in preparation, to be added and scheduled for autumn 2020.

What to do if the guarantor of a course unit (subject) did not send me instructions on self-study?

If the guarantor of a course unit (subject) has not responded to your question, please contact the Vice-Dean for the relevant type of degree programmes at your Faculty (or the TBU Vice-Rector for Pedagogical Activities), who will arrange for an immediate remedy.

Are admissions at risk of postponement?

Originally scheduled dates will certainly be postponed – the specific information will be available after the Act on Special Rules for Education and Decision-Making at Higher Education Institutions in 2020 has been approved, which will enable the dates to be set in a more flexible manner. We expect to be able to announce more details after Easter.

Is it possible to use the services of the Library?

At present, the Library is physically closed. Please follow the website of the Library. The Library continuously updates and extends the options of online resources (see We are online with you!).

Printing and binding of academic qualification theses is provided continuously, the opening hours of the TBU University Press are not restricted – see above.

Shall I prepare for examinations?

Yes, study hard and use your free time effectively for your self-study! Do not forget to study foreign languages, take care of your physical and mental condition!

How about the obligatory practical training?

As regards students in their final years of study, the matter has to be dealt with individually and discussed with the Vice-Dean for the relevant degree programme at the Faculty. For students in other years, nothing changes at the moment.

International students

Can I return to my home country?

Yes, you can. To be sure, please check the latest information concerning the return to your country. However, while the extraordinary measures adopted by the Government of the Czech Republic are valid, it is not possible (only exceptionally) to travel back to the Czech Republic – see the information available on the website of the Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic.

Can I complete my studies at TBU online?

Yes, you can. Online classes held during the summer semester will also be offered to students who remain in Zlín.

Student on mobility abroad

Can I return to the Czech Republic?

Yes, you can, but you must definitely expect be put in mandatory quarantine. More information is available on the website of the Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic.

Will I be allowed to finish my summer semester?

Yes, you can finish your summer semester (online) at a partner university or at TBU. Please inform the TBU International Office (Mrs. Toncrová) about your decision. However, if you prefer to study online at a partner university while staying in the Czech Republic, you are not eligible for a mobility grant, and the proportional part must be returned.

Will I have to return the mobility grant I have received?

If you end your mobility earlier than scheduled, you will have to return the part of the grant corresponding to the period of time remaining until the regular end of your mobility. However, you may be reimbursed for the costs associated with your return to the Czech Republic (air ticket, paid accommodation in the place of stay). Be sure to keep all your receipts and relevant documents. If you interrupt your mobility, you will have to return the part of the grant corresponding to the period of interruption (stay in the Czech Republic). In such case, you are not eligible for a reimbursement of the costs associated with your return to the Czech Republic (air ticket, paid accommodation in the place of stay, etc.).

For answers to frequently asked questions about matters concerning the individual Faculties of TBU, please visit the website of the relevant Faculty.

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