Short-term studies in English


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INTRODUCTION

The Faculty of Architecture (FA) welcomes students from abroad to enjoy a part of their degree studies in Brno within the short-term study programme. It is designed for exchange students coming to study at the FA for a period of up to 12 months within certain mobility programmes (Erasmus+, CEEPUS, Aktion, DAAD, Visegrad Fund, etc.); their study stay is based on an agreement between universities or they can be accepted as “freemovers”.
The academic year in Brno is divided in two semesters. Each semester, the FA hosts about 35 exchange students from both European and non-European countries.

Contact (FA International Office)

Dita Havlová
E-mail: havlovad@vut.cz
Phone: +420 54114 6620
Room: A108

Faculty of Architecture
Brno University of Technology
Poříčí 273/5
639 00 Brno, Czech Republic

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Erasmus+ and other EU programmes

Erasmus+ programme is a one- to two-semester programme for students from EU countries, non-EU countries (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland, Turkey, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia). For full list of Erasmus+ partner countries see following link: https://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/about_en#tab-1-1. Erasmus+ programme is offered on the basis of bilateral agreements between a foreign university and a particular faculty/department at Brno University of Technology (BUT). A student can participate in an Erasmus+ programme only if his/her university has signed a bilateral agreement with BUT. The minimum length of an Erasmus programme is 3 months, the maximum length being 12 months.

Conditions of participation in Erasmus+ programme
Students who want to participate in an Erasmus+ programme have to:

  • be at least in the 2nd year of a Bachelor's programme or pursuing Master's or Doctoral studies in any form – full-time, combined or part-time.
  • be a citizen of any of the EU countries, EFTA countries (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland) or candidate country (Turkey). An applicant can also be a citizen of a different country studying in any of the above-mentioned countries

How To Apply

Step 1 - Nomination

Short-term students from partner universities have to be officially nominated for the exchange.
By 30 April for winter semester or full academic year
By 15 October for summer semester
The mobility coordinator at the partner university is expected to inform us about the name, surname, study programme, year of studies and contact e-mail of the nominated student via e-mail sent to havlovad@vut.cz .

Step 2 - E-Application

Complete the E-application
by 31 May for winter semester or full academic year
by 15 November for summer semester
E-Application

Step 3 - Requested Documents

Deliver all the requested documents
by 15 June for winter semester or full academic year (for visa students the deadline is on 15 May)
by 30 November for summer semester (for visa students the deadline is on 31 October)
Once the learning agreement has been approved the students must print the E-application protocol and the Learning Agreement from their E-application, sign the forms and have them signed and stamped by their home school coordinator. Finally, they have to send them, together with the other requested documents mentioned below, to havlovad@vut.cz .
The list of requested documents:

  • Application form (E-application protocol including a motivation statement)
  • Learning Agreement (printed from the BUT E-application)
  • Transcript of records
  • Portfolio
No need to provide hard copies by post.
The documents are to be named in the following way: SURNAME_first name_name-of-the-document

Step 4 - Accommodation

Arrange your accommodation simultaneously with submission of the application.
Students can apply for accommodation in BUT dormitories by completing the on-line Request for Accommodation. Students who have to apply for a visa are strongly advised to arrange their accommodation well in advance, as confirmation of accommodation is an integral part of their visa application procedure.
More Information

Courses

Courses offered to exchange students (taught in English) in the current academic year 2023/24.
Courses offered to exchange students (taught in English) in the next academic year 2024/25.

Academic Calendar

WINTER / FIRST SEMESTER 2023/2024
31. 03. - 31. 05. 2023Submission period for electronic applications
15. 6. 2023Deadline for the delivery of signed and scanned documents to the FA
11. 09. - 17. 9. 2023Welcome week (winter semester)
12. 09. - 19.12. 2023Winter classes
20. 12. - 01.01. 2024Christmas break
02. 01. - 02. 02. 2024Winter exams
SUMMER / SECOND SEMESTER 2023/2024
15. 09. - 15. 11. 2023Submission period for electronic applications
30.11. 2023Deadline for the delivery of signed and scanned documents to the FA
29. 01. - 04. 02. 2024Welcome Week (Summer Semester)
12. 02. - 19. 05. 2024Summer classes
29. 03. - 01. 04. 2024Easter break
27. 05. - 30. 06. 2024Summer exams

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