Accommodation at the Halls of Residence
The accommodation at the University Halls of Residence is available only for enrolled students and trainees at Tomas Bata University in Zlín. The accommodation at the University Halls of Residence is available only for enrolled students and trainees at Tomas Bata University in Zlín. Most of the international students are accommodated in T. G. M. Hall of Residence – U12 or at the MSI building. Both of these buildings are located in the width city center of Zlín within the walking distance to all TBU faculties in Zlín. The only exception is the Faculty of Logistics and Crisis Management which has its own Halls of Residence, located in Uherské Hradiště within the walking distance from the faculty building. Many restaurants, coffee bars, shops, parks, art galleries, sports centers, cinemas, or the congress center with philharmonic orchestra are situated close to the TBU Halls of Residence.
If you would have any questions regarding the TBU’s Halls of Residence, you can use the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
BEFORE THE ARRIVAL
Applications and booking for the TBU Halls of Residence are submitted exclusively online via the ISKAM platform. International students are always informed in advance before the start of the registration window for the particular semester, or academic year by the TBU International Office.
Students who are about to arrive at the university for the first time shall register in the ISKAM system first and only then submit their booking application. It is also required to pay a booking deposit in the amount of 3 000 CZK (EUR 118; USD 138). Without completing of above-mentioned two steps – booking and deposit payment, it is not possible to assign the room and reserve the bed. The status of the application is available in the ISKAM, after login into the student’s account.
A detailed step-by-step manual for application is available here. In the case, of any problems regarding the application or booking, please contact your coordinator from the International Office.
AFTER THE ARRIVAL
The price of accommodation is approximately CZK 3,500 (EUR 138; USD 167.00) per month per person. The exact price depends on the particular building of HoR. The energy expenses and Internet connection are included. The full price list can be found here.
The rent for the first month of the accommodation must be paid in ISKAM on the starting date of the reservation at the latest. The first rent can be paid upon your arrival at the HoR (on the booking date) and it can be paid either in cash or bank card directly to the receptionist or via bank transfer (Direct Debit Payment). The confirmation about allowing the direct debit payment to be made from your Czech bank account and credited to the account of the Halls of Residence has to be delivered to the Accommodation Officer without undue delay. In the case, that student is not going to arrive on the first date of booking, (s)he is obliged to pay the rent via ISKAM, so the money is on the account at the beginning of the reservation.
The rent for the following months must be paid until the 10th day of the particular month. In the case of payment after the 10th day of the particular month, the student is automatically charged with a fine – 300 CZK. In the case, that the rent is not paid after the 15th day of the particular month, the student will obtain termination of the accommodation contract and the booking deposit will be used for settling the debt.
Please keep in mind, that logins and passwords for the Wi-Fi connection are provided by the International Office during the registration. The cable connection at the Halls of Residence is available only after the check-in procedure is done with the particular accommodation assistant.
HoR ID card
After checking in, the resident receives the paper HoR ID card which serves as a temporary accommodation identification card. This card will be replaced by a TBU student card. Residents in HoR are obliged to show the card automatically to the receptionist when they are entering the building. In case of loss of the paper HoR ID card or of their keys, residents are obliged to inform the receptionist or the Accommodation Assistant and eventually pay the penalty fee for issuing a new pair of keys.
The Accommodation Contract has to be signed without undue delay, during the first working day after the checking-in at the HoR. A resident has to visit the Accommodation Officer during office hours. Along with the Accommodation Contract the resident receives the Halls of Residence Rules and Regulations.
The accommodation contract is concluded for the whole duration of a semester or academic year, i.e.:
- winter semester: from the beginning of September to the end of January of particular years
- summer semester: from the beginning of February to the end of June of a particular year
- whole academic year: from the beginning of September to the end of June of particular years
As soon as the student knows the date of departure, (s)he has to inform the Accommodation Officer about it. If the Accommodation Contract has to be terminated before the agreed date, mutual agreement in writing has to be concluded at least 2 months before the student’s departure. Otherwise, the deposit will not be returned to the student.
A cleaned room has to be shown to the cleaning lady before 13:00 on working days and then handover to the Accommodation Assistant or receptionist.
The check-out from the Residence Hall can be done only during office hours on working days. A confirmation on the Pre-Departure List is given only after the student has returned his/her room in a clean and tidy condition and paid any outstanding amount.
On departure, the student has to return the room key, TBU student card, and all borrowed bed linen and other things to the reception.
If all the requirements set have been fulfilled, the deposit will be returned to the student.
The deposit will not be refunded to the student if the student fails to hand over the assigned room in a clean and tidy condition, damages the Halls of Residence equipment, and/or fails to observe any provision of the Accommodation Contract.
Accommodation in private
If you as a student would like to arrange the accommodation out of the Halls of Residence, you can contact the Zlín real-estate agencies, or try your luck in the Facebook group here. Eventually, you can check the list of accommodation providers on this website. Unfortunately, the communication regarding the private accommodation would most probably require knowledge of the Czech language. In the case of private accommodation, the students are advised to ask for detailed information on the billing of energies (electricity, water, heating, internet, etc. since these costs are usually added to the rent) or canceling conditions.
The TBU and its International Office are not and cannot be responsible for searching the private accommodation for international students. Bear in mind that living in TBU´s accommodation is a great way to meet other students and get integrated into student life.