• Terms and conditions of participation

    Application procedure

    Applications are filled in via the e-application on the BUT website.

    Applicants are contacted by the organisers and if needed, asked for additional information before being accepted to the chosen course.

    The official registration deadline is 30 April – late applications are accepted in case there are vacancies.

    By submitting the application form the participant declares to have read and agreed to the Terms and Conditions.

    Terms of payment

    After the applicant has been accepted to the course, BUT Summer School issues an electronic invoice including the invoice payment deadline and University’s bank details. The invoice will be sent to the participant’s e-mail address stated in the e-application.

    The course fee should be paid by the deadline stated on the invoice. Requests for due date extensions should be sent to suchy@vutbr.cz before the payment deadline.

    If the course fee is not paid on time, BUT Summer School has the right to cancel the registration. The invoice shall be considered paid when the payment has reached the University’s bank account by the set deadline and in full amount.

    Cancellation conditions

    The conditions for cancellation of participation in the course are as follows:

    • 1) The participation in the selected course can only be cancelled in writing, via an e-mail sent by the participant to the e-mail address of the organizer suchy@vutbr.cz. It is always necessary to confirm the delivery of the e-mail from the responsible person of the organizer. If the participant does not receive such confirmation within 3 working days, he/she will contact the organizer again. The day of withdrawal from the contract is considered to be the day when the participant's e-mail about withdrawal from the contract was delivered to the e-mail address of the organizer.
    • 2) In case of withdrawal from the contract by the participant:
    • - if the participant withdraws from the contract for a serious reason earlier than 1 month before the start of the course, the course fee will be refunded in the amount of 75% of the course price reduced by the amount of bank fees incurred by the organizer in connection with the return of part of the course fee,
    • - if the participant withdraws from the contract, albeit for a serious reason, less than 1 month before or during the course, the course fee will not be refunded.
    • 3) If the participant, even for a serious reason, does not attend the course or part of it, the course fee will not be refunded.
    • 4) The participant is obliged to prove a serious reason according to point 2) no later than 7 days from the date of withdrawal from the contract in the manner under point 1). Serious health problems, for example, documented by a doctor's statement, are considered to be a serious reason. A change in time dispositions in the personal or work life of a participant is not considered to be a serious reason.
    • 5) The organizer reserves the right to change the courses (a change of lecturer, a change of classroom, a change of teaching material).
    • 6) In case of cancellation of the course or its part due to reasons on the part of the organizer, the participant is entitled to a refund of all or a proportional part of the paid course fee. Instead of returning the course fee, the participant also has the right to choose another course from the organizer's offer, if the capacity of the course allows it. Overpayment or arrears on the course fee will be duly settled between the organizer and the participant. The participant will be immediately informed about the method of settlement.
    • 7) The participant will be immediately informed about the change and cancellation of the course.
    • 8) In case of refund of the course fee, its part, or overpayment of the course fee, the relevant amount will be transferred to the participant's account within 30 days from the date of withdrawal from the contract or cancellation of the course, or its parts.

    Visa for a stay of up to 90 days (short-term visa)

    A short-term stay is a stay of a maximum of 90 days during any 180-day period, which means a period of 180 immediately preceding each day of stay (note: the length of stay is calculated according to the entry and exit stamps entered into the relevant travel document at the border-crossing point).

    List of states whose Citizens are required to have visa (short stays up to 90 days)

    List of states whose citizens are exempt from visa requirement (short stays up to 90 days)


    You can also find all documents here.

    When to file the application?

    The application can be filed three months before the trip. The maximum processing time is 15 days (longer processing time is possible but exceptional). The application filed less than 15 days before the trip may not be processed in time.

    More information can be found at this links: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic or the Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic.


    Based on a protective measure of the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic is required that the third-country nationals have to submit the confirmation (Confirmation of an entity receiving in the territory of the Czech Republic a third country citizen for the purpose of economic activity or educational activity) along with an application for a Schengen visa at the respective Embassy or Consulate of the Czech Republic. For more information please contact directly your faculty coordinator (short-term studies, degree studies in English, degree studies in Czech).


    The participants are responsible for their own insurance. The insurance should cover health insurance, liabilities, and accidents that may occur. BUT Summer School shall not accept responsibility for injuries, illnesses, loss or damage to property, accidents, etc.

    Privacy policy

    BUT Summer School follows the personal data processing rules of Brno University of Technology.

    If a participant chooses accommodation organised by BUT Summer School, he/she agrees that his/her name and other data that the hostel/hotel requires for making a booking, are sent to the accommodation establishment.

    During BUT Summer School there will be some events open to all the participants and an official photographer will be taking photographs/videos for use by BUT University for publicity uses on our website and in social media. Please contact a member of staff if you wish to be exempted from this activity.

    Payment menthods

    There are two stages in the registration procedure. The first stage involves submitting an e-application and the second stage involves paying the fees.

    Please note that in order to pay for your course you need to register using the e-application. After that you will receive an electronic invoice.

    The following payment method is accepted:

    Transfer to the BUT University bank account


    BUT Summer school has different requirements for each course. Some courses are design only for Bachelor and some courses are available for every level of studies. You will find information about requirements of specific programmes in concrete course information.

    ECTS, the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System, was developed by the European Commission in order to provide common procedures to guarantee academic recognition of studies abroad. It provides a way of measuring and comparing learning achievements and transferring them from one institution to another. This is achieved through the use of common ECTS credit units and a common ECTS grading scale. ECTS also improves access to information on foreign curricula.

    A Brno University of Technology Certificate of Participation is also awarded to students for any courses they complete.


    Expences list

    • Course fee
    • Accommodation
    • Travel to Brno
    • Visa and Insurance
    • Living expenses (student meals: prices range from 2 to 4 EUR)
    • Public Transport

    Travel to Brno

    Historically significant, Brno is the second largest city of the Czech Republic. It is the capital of the South Moravian Region, located in Central Europe and easily accessible.

    By airplane

    The nearest airports are in Brno, Prague, Vienna or Bratislava. For the cheapest flights check: https://kiwi.com.

    International Airport Brno-Tuřany is regularly served by flights from London-Stansted. There are many seasonal flights to and from the Greek islands, Egypt, Spain, Turkey and Bulgaria. To get to Brno-Hlavní nádraží (central railway station) and Brno-Zvonařka (bus station) you can use lines E76 with buses running every 30 minutes, or N89 (night bus service, operating between 11:00pm and 05:00am and running every hour). The journey takes around 20 minutes. For more information go to: www.brno-airport.cz

    Other possible connections are via Vaclav Havel Airport in Prague, Wien-Schwechat Airport in Vienna or Bratislava Airport. Buses heading downtown to train and bus stations are available at the airport terminals.

    By train

    Brno is an important rail junction situated on the Balkans – Budapest – Prague – Berlin – Scandinavia rail route. All Euro city trains stop in Brno. The distance from Prague to Brno is 256 kilometres, from Vienna 155 kilometres, from Bratislava 132 kilometres, from Berlin 566 kilometres and from Wroclaw 312 kilometres. The central railway station is located in the centre of Brno. You can search for rail connections at the following address: https://jizdnirady.idnes.cz. You can buy your ticket online on the website of the České dráhy company: www.cd.cz. RegioJet and LEO express also operate trains from Prague and Vienna to Brno. How to get from Prague or Vienna to Brno? Prague First you need to get from the airport to the center by taking the city shuttle and then the metro (underground) to get to the train station (ask at the info desk at the airport about the details). There are two possible train stations: "Praha, hlavní nádraží", and "Praha-Holešovice" schedule online at https://jizdnirady.idnes.cz You will than get the list of all possible trains, make sure to choose only a direct train to Brno so that you do not have to change the train. The trip from Prague to Brno will take around 3 hours. You can buy your ticket online on the website of the České dráhy company: www.cd.cz or RegioJet: https://jizdenky.regiojet.cz and Leo Express: www.leoexpress.com Vienna If you are taking the train from Vienna to Brno, then you need to take a bus from Vienna airport to the train station. Take the bus that takes you to Wien Meidling (direction to Wien Westbahnhof but do not forget to get off the bus in the station "Wien Meidling", bus schedule can be found here: www.oebb.at). That´s the name of the train station from where you can take the direct train to Brno. When you get off the bus, you will find the train station right next to you, buy the ticket to get to Brno hlavní nadraží (main train station). To check the train schedule from Vienna to Brno, go to https://jizdnirady.idnes.cz and follow tha same steps as mentioned above. The trip takes around 1,5 hours. In both cases (bus or train) from either Prague or Vienna, you will reach the same destination in Brno, that is Brno hlavní nádraží (Brno main train station).

    By car/bus

    Brno can be reached via motorways heading from Prague (210 km), from Bratislava (130 km) or from Vienna (135 km). There are several bus service operators on these routes. Some of the buses depart directly from the airports (see above). The connections can be found at www.idos.cz or at the web pages of a particular transportation company.

    From Prague:

    RegioJet´s buses leave from Prague´s Václav Havel airport and from Praha-Florenc bus station. All buses arrive to Brno-Grand hotel bus station. To see the timetable and buy your ticket, go to: www.studentagency.eu

    Flixbus operates buses from Praha-Florence bus station only arriving at the same place as RegioJet. www.flixbus.com

    From Vienna:

    RegioJet and Flixbus operate direct buses from Vienna’s Schwechat airport and both of them stop at Brno-Grand hotel bus station. LEO Express (www.leoexpress.com) also leaves from the Vienna airport, but stops at Brno-Zvonařka bus station.

    The other option is to find the bus connection on following web pages: https://jizdnirady.idnes.cz

    Transportation guide

    There is an excellent public transport system in Brno with bus, tram and trolleybus lines including night bus lines. Students are entitled to a reduced transport fare based on the confirmation of study issued by Brno Public Transport Company and confirmed by the study department at the faculty. There is a possibility to arrange the online non-transferable ticket to public transport in Brno. We highly recommend you to buy the online ticket, since it is very easy and safe your time.

    Fares for Public Transport

    Ticket for 15 min costs 20 CZK Ticket for 60 min costs 25 CZK Ticket for 90 min costs 27 CZK The time tables can be found at each stop and on-line at: www.seznam.cz/jizdnirady

    For more information about the public transport system, going by car or by bike and about inter-city transport, visit: www.gotobrno.cz


    The Brno area and the entire country are equipped with a wide network of bus and train links. All bus tickets can be bought at the main Bus Station at Zvonařka. When travelling to Prague, bus connections are also available from Student Agency, opposite the Grand Hotel nearby the Main Railway Station. The bus to Prague leaves every half an hour, with student tickets costing about 210 Czech crowns. You can buy train tickets at the Main Railway Station - both intercity and international - at a reduced price if you show your International Student Identity Card. Information about bus and train timetables can be found at https://jizdnirady.idnes.cz.

    USEFUL LINKS www.dpmb.cz - Schedule of trams, buses, trolley-buses www.dpmb.cz - Timetable of transport in Brno


Responsibility: Mgr. Jan Suchý