For students

7. 10. 2021

Dear students,

The situation around coronavirus infection has been gradually worsening in recent days and although no significant restrictive measures are in force at the moment, we should place all the more emphasis on prevention.

We can still remember what it was like to lecture and learn online, and I believe that none of us wants to experience that again. Each of us can do our part to minimise the risk of coronavirus infection and make the next few weeks and months of full-time teaching as smooth as possible by taking personal responsibility and behaving safely. 

We would like to remind you to follow the measures issued by Rector´s Order No. 21/2020. Students who are found to be infected with coronavirus/test positive or who are under quarantine are required to report this fact immediately to sekretariat@fel.cvut.cz. Students are required to provide additional supporting information in the email:  

  1. Which other CTU individuals they have met with (e.g., using their course schedule),  
  2. which faculties of CTU they are studying at,  
  3. in case of dormitory accommodation, indicate the dormitory, block, room,  
  4. any request for quarantine accommodation. 

Let me take this opportunity to reiterate the basic rules of preventive behaviour:

  • Wear a respirator at all times while in CTU buildings. Exceptions to the wearing of respirators are made for staff or students when they are alone in an office or laboratory or when they are more than one and a half metres apart. In addition, students in education who are seated at a desk or otherwise seated, and teaching staff when delivering education. However, respiratory protection precautions are important here too.Try to maintain spacing not only when moving in corridors and common areas, but also when sitting in classrooms, wherever the situation allows.
  • Ensure adequate ventilation in rooms.
  • If you feel possible symptoms on yourself or if you have had a “risky” contact, go for a PCR test.
  • Follow the information regarding coronavirus and management guidelines in the section of the faculty website: https://fel.cvut.cz/cz/covid/.

Last but not least, let me make a personal recommendation. I believe, along with my colleagues in the faculty administration and in agreement with the professional scientific community, that the most effective tool in the fight against coronavirus is vaccination, which after three-quarters of a year of practice has already proven its efficacy and safety in convincing statistics. That is why we prefer our students to be vaccinated. 

I am confident that together we can make it through another semester at risk of the virus, and I thank all those who respect the above rules. Let us work together to preserve the contact teaching that is so important to us.

I wish you all the best and much energy for the next days of the winter semester,

Prof. Petr Páta,
your dean

15. 9. 2021

Important Updates for Newcomers

Dear newcomers,

please, don’t forget about the following steps to get ready for your trip to the Czech Republic:

  • Check out the actual rules and obligations of foreigners when entering the Czech Republic. We would like to pay your attention, that during the pandemic, the access to the Czech Republic is limited and restrictions may vary for each country you are traveling from. This is based on the level of risk of infection for each country.
  • Check out if you must remain in quarantine. Check out if you must remain in quarantine and if you have a reservation of CTU dormitory, please, contact the dormitory Manager (ubytovani@suz.cvut.cz) to arrange your quarantine/isolation in the special block. More information can be found here.
  • Do not forget to fill in and submit the Public Health Passenger Locator Form. All those who have stayed abroad for more than 12 hours in the last 14 days must fill in the entry form before entering the Czech Republic. The obligation applies to those arriving from European and non-European countries with low, medium, high, very high, and the extreme risk of infection. More information about the Public Health Passenger Locator Form see here.

We would like to pay your attention that requirements for the Travel Medical Insurance for Non-EU citizens applying for a long-term visa / long term residence permit have changed from August 2nd, 2021. For more information please visit the website of the Ministry of Interior of the Czech Republic.

For those, who were not able to attend the Orientation Week meeting, we have uploaded the full video of the event on our YouTube channel.

Feel free to check out our Before & After Arrival Guide before your trip.

31. 8. 2021

Dear newcomers,

the Academic year 2021/2022 is coming soon and I would like to invite you to participate in the Orientation Week for International Degree Students that will take place at the CTU Rectorate – CIIRC building (address: Jugoslavskych partyzanu 1580/3, Prague 6, 10th floor) on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at 9:30 am CEST. It would be a good opportunity to know more about the university, study process, sports and leisure activities, career opportunities, rights and obligations for you as a foreigner in the Czech Republic and many other interesting topics including “culture shock”:

09:30 am University information
10:40 am CTU Career Center
11:30 am prg.ai Initiative
12:30 am – 13:30 pm Lunch break
13:00 pm Integration Centre Prague – Rights and Obligations for International Students
14:00 pm Czech Culture Shock with Caleb

Please note that the program of the Orientation Week is dependent on the current health measures and might change due to Covid-19 restrictions. Please note that you will be required to wear FFP2 respirators in CTU buildings. Disinfection will be provided and the meeting room will be adjusted accordingly for your safety. If you have any questions or need any further information regarding the Orientation Week program, please, do not hesitate to contact Ms. Erika Lahka (erika.lahka@cvut.cz).

I would like to pay your attention that there will be also multiple guided tours for newcomers (registration is required).

I know that because of the pandemic situation and restrictions many of our newcoming students unfortunately are still waiting for their visas and can not come to Prague in time to attend the Orientation Week. That is why we have decided to stream it – the whole event on Tuesday, September 14 will be streamed via YouTube.

Exchange students can attend Orientation Week activities, prepared by the International Student Club CTU in Prague. For more information, please, visit ISC website.

I would like to present you with a branded new Before and After Arrival Guide. I hope that this guide will help and advise you with all questions before and during the first week after your arrival to Prague!

If you have any questions or need any further information and help, please, do not hesitate to contact our International Office: international@fel.cvut.cz.

Best regards,

doc. Ing. Jiří Jakovenko, Ph.D., vice-dean

7. 7. 2021

Dear students,

I hope you’re doing well, staying safe and you have successfully passed all exams. For most of you summer holidays have already started and in this respect I would like to let you know about some important instructions on a long-term residence permit extension. Don't miss to do that in time!

1. Application form and documents

First of all you should fill in the Application form of request for issuing or extending of the validity of long-term residence permit (so-called green application). Check out the example here. Еhe list of country codes you can find here.

Together with the application for an extension of validity of a long-term residence permit issued for the purpose of "studies" you must submit following documents valid for the whole period of your stay in the Czech Republic:

  • travel document – don’t forget to take with you your passport, ID card and residence permit card if you have,
  • photograph (35 mm x 45 mm),
  • document confirming the purpose of stay in the Czech Republic – conformation of study (in Czech: “Jednotné potvrzení o přijetí ke studiu / o studiu“); please, feel free to contact your study coordinator Ms. Býmová (study@fel.cvut.cz) – Bachelor and Master's students or Ms. Kroutilíková (kroutili@fel.cvut.cz) – Ph.D. students,
  • proof of accommodation – extended Accommodation Agreement from your dormitory or any other relevant document mentioned on MOI website,
  • proof of travel medical insurance – travel medical insurance contract, confirmation on payment (invoice) and a copy of your insurance card if you have it (more info on MOI website),
  • proof of funds – document confirming the availability of funds in the territory or document proving that all costs will be paid by state authority, by legal entity or by domestic host organization (more info on MOI website).

After your application will be submitted, you will get the confirmation with the reference number from the Officer (in Czech: “číslo jednací“, or “č. j.”). With this number you can check the status of your application, submit additional documents and communicate with the MOI.

In case of application by post, data mailbox or e-mail, we would like to recommend you apply with a cover letter and ask MOI to confirm acceptance of your application and provide you with the reference number. This letter should be written in Czech also. If you need assistance with that, feel free to contact our colleagues: international@fel.cvut.cz.

2. Where to apply

An application for an extension to the validity of a long-term residence permit can be submitted at the relevant Department for Asylum and Migration Policy of the Ministry of the Interior (MOI) inside the Czech Republic only! Our students can apply at the special students’ workplace (visits are by appointment only):

MOI office Prague III BIO
Address: Hládkov 682/9, Praha 6
Opening hours: Mo till Th: 8.00 – 16.00, Fr: 8.00 – 12.00

You can arrange an appointment by phone (appointment and information line: +420 974 820 680) as well as via an online reservation system (available also in English). In case you are not satisfied with the offered options, you can visit other MOI offices without the appointment:

MOI office Prague I BIO (for clients with residence address at Prague-Východ, Prague-Západ, Prague 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8 and 9)
Address: Žukovského 888/2, Praha 6
Opening hours: Mo and We: 8.00 – 17.00, Tu and Th: 8.00 – 15.00

MOI office Prague II BIO (for clients with residence address at Prague 4, 5 and 10)
Address: Cigánkova 1861/2, Praha 4
Opening hours: Mo and We: 8.00 – 17.00, Tu and Th: 8.00 – 15.00

We are recommending you to visit these offices in the early morning to register in the electronic queue and avoid long waiting!

Applications for a long-term residence permit extension, which are normally required to be delivered to MOI in person, for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic can be also accepted by post (see address below) as well as electronically via data mailbox (ID: 6bnaawp) or by e-mail (posta@mvcr.cz) electronically signed!

Ministry of the Interior
Department for Asylum and Migration Policy
Hládkov 682/9
Praha 6 – Střešovice

3. After application

After your application will be successfully submitted, you can stay legally in the territory of the Czech Republic as long as the decision on your application will be made. You can also travel around the Schengen area as well as abroad European Union, but for this purpose you will need to get a so-called “temporary visa” – bridging label. To get the bridging label you should visit MOI personally with a valid travel document, no other requirements are necessary. Sure, it is better to make an appointment to avoid long waiting in a queue.

Please, provide in your application the valid contact information. MOI can contact you any time! Check your post box, e-mail and data box regularly.

4. Visa supports, legal or social assistance

If you need any assistance with your visa, residence permit extension, looking for a free legal, social and therapeutic counseling or need any other help, support and advice, please, feel free to contact Mr. Oleg Fetisov from the International Office (fetisole@fel.cvut.cz).

If you need free interpretation services, legal or other assistance services for foreigners living in the Czech Republic, you can contact non-profit organisations defending rights of foreigners in the Czech Republic, e. g. Association for Integration and Migration, Integration Centre Prague, InBáze etc. The list of all organizations with a seat in Prague is available here.

5. Other important contacts

If you will need any help or assistance in administration of your study, please, feel free to contact your study coordinator Ms. Býmová (study@fel.cvut.cz) – Bachelor and Master's students or Ms. Kroutilíková (kroutili@fel.cvut.cz) – Ph.D. students.

If you need any help with emotional, personal, relationship or academic situations, our psychological counsellors for foreign students will help you on-line. To make an appointment, please, feel free to contact Ms. Katarína Širancová (katarina.sirancova@cvut.cz). More information is available here.

Good luck with your residence permit extension! Take care and stay safe!

P. S. I would like to invite you to join our International Student Community on Facebook to stay informed and communicate within the community.

Best regards,

doc. Ing. Jiří Jakovenko, Ph.D., vice-dean

14. 5. 2021

Dear students,

as you already noticed, the pandemic situation in the Czech Republic is much better than last month. Many restrictions were cancelled and every single day we are getting closer to our normal social lifestyle. Nevertheless, I would like to ask you to take care about your health and safety! In this order, I would like to inform you about some relevant updates.

1. All international CTU students can get health care services and assistance in English. CTU has initiated providing health care services and assistance in English for our international students at the Prague Municipal Outpatient Clinic (in Czech: Městská poliklinika Praha):

Prague Municipal Outpatient Clinic
address: Spálená 12, Praha 1
phone: +420 222 924 211
website: www.prahamp.cz (in Czech only)

In case you are not holder of the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) – e. g. you have regular Travel Medical Insurance, – please, contact your health insurance company before your visit to the clinic to get the guarantee that all medical services and fees will be refunded.

To get health care services and assistance in English for free, please, don't forget to take with you your health insurance card and your CTU student ID card!

For more information on health care services in Prague, check out the Survival Guide of the International Student Club CTU in Prague.

2. UNIQA Insurance for international students, researchers and employees. All our full-time and exchange students (with the exception of Erasmus+ students), interns, researchers and employees can apply for travel medical insurance from UNIQA Insurance company for special reduced prices. For more information, please, visit our website.

3. Free antigen testing for CTU international students. All CTU international students who are not holders of the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) can make an express COVID-19 antigen test at the testing site in the Student House in Dejvice Campus for free! The testing site is open every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 8.00 AM to 2.00 PM until further notice. So far, no reservation system is necessary. To get the testing site, please, go through the terrace to the Canteen, then to the right in the hall and up to the first floor – there are signs everywhere. Don't forget to take with you your health insurance card and CTU student ID card.

Stay updated:

If you have any questions or need any further information and help, please, do not hesitate to contact our International Office: international@fel.cvut.cz.

Best regards,

doc. Ing. Jiří Jakovenko, Ph.D., vice dean

23. 3. 2021

The rules for entering the territory of the Czech Republic

As of Friday March 19th the Minister of Health approved new protective measures and conditions of entry to the Czech Republic including ban on entry into the Czech Republic for third-country nationals from countries marked as risky and ban on free movement for people arriving from abroad. List of countries with a low, medium and high risk of COVID-19 transmission is here.

Conditions for entry of persons to the territory of the Czech Republic in accordance with the Ministry of Health Protective Measure valid from March 19th are available here. More information on the topic can be found on the Covid.gov.cz portal:

If you have any questions or need advice, do not hesitate to contact the International Office: international@fel.cvut.cz.

4. 3. 2021

Dear students,

I hope you’re doing well, your families are staying safe during the pandemic and you are continuing your studies in the summer semester.

We would like to inform you, that based on the current epidemiological situation teaching in the summer semester of the academic year 2020/21 is still continuing in so-called distance learning form. In case of any changes (e. g. in form of teaching, academic calendar and examination schedule) we will let you know as soon as possible. Please, follow the Coronavirus - summary information webpage to stay informed and get the latest updates on the current situation. Other relevant information, contacts and documents are available on the CTU official website.

Please, take into account that from today (March 1, 2021) and for the next three weeks are valid new restrictions:

  • It is forbidden to travel between districts of the Czech Republic:
    • the entire Prague is one district,
    • there are exceptions such as visiting a doctor, going to work and necessary visits to take care of your relatives.
  • Outdoor activities (e.g. jogging, hiking) is allowed only in the territory of your town/village.
  • Respiratory face mask (FFP2, KN95) is required in:
    • shops,
    • hospital,
    • public transportation, including stops or platforms,
    • other public places with high density of people,
    • in a car if traveling with people from other households.
  • Respiratory face mask (FFP2, KN95) or a surgical face mask is required:
    • anywhere indoors when it’s not your flat or room,
    • anywhere outdoors within town, no matter how far from other people you are,
    • outside of a town if two people are closer than 2 meters to each other:
      • with an exception for people from one household.
  • All day curfew with exceptions:
    • between 5:00 and 20:59:
      • essential shopping (food, health care products, body care products),
      • being outside in nature,
      • traveling to/from work,
      • traveling to take care of relatives.
    • between 21:00 and 4:59:
      • returning to your home,
      • traveling to/from work.

If you will need any help or assistance in administration of your study, please, feel free to contact your study coordinator Ms. Býmová (study@fel.cvut.cz). In case of any specific situation you can also contact your program manager. If you need any assistance with your visa, residence permit extension, looking for a free legal, social and therapeutic counseling or need any other help, support and advice, please, feel free to contact Mr. Oleg Fetisov from the International Office (fetisole@fel.cvut.cz).

If you need any help with the emotional, personal, relationship or academic situations, our psychological counsellors for foreign students will help you on-line. To make an appointment, please, feel free to contact Ms. Katarína Širancová (katarina.sirancova@cvut.cz). More information is available here. If you need free interpretation services, legal or social assistance, you can contact non-profit organisations defending rights of foreigners in the Czech Republic, e. g. Association for Integration and Migration, Integration Centre Prague, InBáze etc. The list of all organizations with a seat in Prague is available here.

Thank you for your patience and understanding. I am sure that we will overcome all challenges together. Take care and stay safe!

P. S. I would like to invite you to join our International Student Community on Facebook to stay informed and communicate within the community.

Best regards,

doc. Ing. Jiří Jakovenko, Ph.D., vice-dean

8. 2. 2021

Given the current epidemiological situation and the estimate of its future development, teaching in the first four weeks of the summer semester of the academic year 2020/21 will take place in a fully distance form. Any extension of the distance form will be specified based on the current situation.

11. 1. 2021

Accommodation of students to take an exam in January 2021

23. 9. 2020

Rector's letter to the students

23. 9. 2020

Public Health Passenger Locator Form

21. 9. 2020

Dean's letter for first-year students in bachelor's degree programs - welcome, matriculation

16. 9. 2020

Information for students quarantined in connection with COVID-19 and students with symptoms corresponding to COVID-19

  1. Quarantined students

    Students in quarantine will be excused for their absence from contact teaching during the quarantine period.  The student is obliged to apologize to all teachers by e-mail, which will be accompanied by an attachment of either a certificate from the hygienic station or an affidavit signed by him/her about the quarantine order.

    The student is also obliged to inform the Dean's Secretariat about the quarantine by email at sekretariat@fel.cvut.cz. Students are required to provide additional supporting information:

    • which other persons from CTU he/she has met with,
    • if they study at several CTU faculties at the same time then name the faculties,
    • if accommodated in a dormitory, they will indicate which dormitory, block, and room,
    • or eventual requirement to provide quarantine accommodation (this also applies to students who are not currently staying in the dormitories).

    Absences caused by quarantine are not counted in the total number of possible absences for individual lessons. Example: The head of the department, or a teachers permits two absences – see Art7 par 5 SZŘ. If the quarantine measure (10 days) causes the absence of two lectures, this absence will not be counted and the student may be absent 2 more times.

    Students will be allowed to study contactless or provided materials for self-study.

  2. Students with symptoms corresponding to COVID-19 (especially a body temperature of 37 °C or higher, cough, shortness of breath, digestive difficulties, loss of taste or smell, general weakness)

    These students may not participate in contact learning.

    The student is obliged to apologize to all teachers by e-mail, to be accompanied by an attachment which will be a signed affidavit of symptoms of illness or cold. An apology must be sent immediately, either in advance or at the latest on the day of the lesson, otherwise it will not be taken into account by the teacher.

    Students will be allowed to study contactless or provided materials for self-study.

All students are obliged to follow Rector's Order 2020/16 and other measures that will be continuously posted on the FEE website - http://www.fel.cvut.cz/en/education/, link Coronavirus – summary information.

6. 4. 2020

According to Article 36, Paragraph 3 of Study and Examination Code we declare the following measures:

  1. Possibility to cancel subject registration

    In case the student is not able to study any subject in the distant learning mode, he or she can cancel the subject registration until 4. 5. 2020 at the latest. Student ask his or her study assistant in the Study Office to cancel the registration. After the date above, cancelations cannot be accepted in any case. The third registration of the subject will also not be accepted.

  2. Change in the total number of credits in semester or Academic Year

    The mandatory number of credits to continue in the next Academic Year is set as follows:

    • First year of bachelor studies - 20 credits for Academic year,
    • Second and higher year of bachelor studies - 30 credits for Academic year,
    • First year of master studies - 30 credits for Academic year,
    • Second and higher year of master studies - 30 credits for Academic year.

Jiří Jakovenko, vice-dean

30. 3. 2020

Dear Students,

In the present extra-ordinary situation, you are no doubt asking questions about how your studies are going to proceed. Although these are very uncertain times, and practically anything can change, we would like to provide some basic information and some certainty for you. We are not able to provide a specific plan or scenario for your studies. The only certainty is that we have moved over to contactless teaching, and we urgently ask you to make use of this and to study. Despite all the uncertainty, we will create conditions for you to continue successfully with your studies, and we will help you in every situation. In justified cases caused by the extra-ordinary situation, the deans will make use of their right to take measures to waive inappropriately strict application of the Study and Examination Regulations. If any of you has any problems and needs help, do not hesitate to turn to me or to your dean. The “skills of an engineer” include dealing with problems. Therefore, take this period of contactless learning and teaching as a test of your and our abilities, which are not dictated by a study plan, but by life itself. Your success is our success, and we will do our very best. We wish you good fortune, success and, above all, good health.

Vojtěch Petráček, your rector
Jiří Máca, Michael Valášek, Petr Páta, Igor Jex, Ladislav Lábus, Pavel Hrubeš, Ivan Dylevský, Marcel Jiřina your deans
Vladimíra Dvořáková on behalf of MIAS

20. 3. 2020

Dear students,

As you know, the ongoing Covid-19 epidemic is leading to a prolonged closure of the faculty. By the begining of the next week, starting 23. 3. 2020, we are moving fully to remote (distance) teaching. We have worked intensively to make this form of teaching work. Great thanks goes not only to your teachers, but especially to the teams from the faculty departments of SVTI and CZM. They have prepared platforms for distance learning, hardware background, filming and streaming lectures on youtube and writing instructions for both teachers and students. Teachers of all their subjects have already given information about the forms of distance learning on Moodle and CourseWare. It is clear that remote teaching cannot replace the face to face teaching associated with the transfer of personal experience. Not to mention laboratory teaching. These forms will be flexibly included after the end of crisis measures.

We all take this difficult situation as a challenge, which can on the other hand lead to an improvement in all the teaching materials as well as a kick-start for some new forms of teaching which have so far been hard to imagine.

We are intensively dealing with the issue of shifting some dates in the academic year schedule. It is a relatively complicated task, because the shift of one term means a shift of many other follow-up terms. We would hate to draw hasty conclusions. We would like to assure you that we will do our utmost to accomodate you in all respects so that you can successfully perform all your study duties and to successfully complete not only this semester, but also your entire studies. However, everything depends on how long the contactless lessons will last. Unfortunately, this is difficult to predict at the moment.

CTU has now managed to get free access to the BOOKPORT service into operation. It is an online library that allows you to read thousands of titles from Czech publishers such as Publishing House GRADA, Publishing Portál, Galén, Publishing House Jota and others. Read completely without restrictions. You can use technical literature for study or fiction in your free time. Information on other free access to information resources can be found on the Central Library of CTU website.

We would like to assure you that we will do everything we can to ensure that the interruption of contact teaching has no adverse effects. To do this, we will do our utmost to provide you with all the support, information and study materials. I have a good feeling about how quickly we managed to fully transit to distance learning. Although I realize that much will still need to be replenished and tweaked. If you are not sure about anything, please do not hesitate to contact your teachers, guarantors, vice-deans or me. You can also find up-to-date information on the faculty website and http://www.fel.cvut.cz/cz/covid/.

The situation is difficult for everybody and places high demands on us all. Thank you for showing solidarity and willingness to help others. Together we can get through it.

I wish you success, not just in your studies.

prof. Mgr. Petr Páta, Ph.D., dean

18. 3. 2020

Dear students,

As of today it has been one week since our faculty closed in compliance with the Rector’s Order. For the past week, we have been working hard to prepare online teaching, which is currently in the test mode. I am truly pleased by your interest. The development of the situation in the Czech Republic determines a continuing closure of our faculty. For this reason, we are going to fully switch to online teaching. We are not able to foresee how long this situation will last. We ask you to be tolerant of your teachers and problems in online teaching that might occur. For each course, you should start seeing information in Moodle and CourseWare on how online teaching will be organized. Everything should be ready by this Friday.

We are also trying hard to work out whether certain deadlines in the FEE Academic Calendar will need to be postponed. We do not want to rush our decision; it is a complicated issue as postponing one deadline will in turn put off many other following deadlines/dates. We assure you that we are going to try our best to meet your needs so that you can complete your study obligations and finish this semester or your studies.

Let us take this situation as a challenge and let us make the FEE better through it.

doc. Ing. Jiří Jakovenko, Ph.D.
vice-dean

Responsible person: prof. Mgr. Petr Páta, Ph.D.