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Do you provide accommodation for your students?Yes, we have our own accommodation facilities where our students can stay. The price for a double room is approx. CZK 4,000 (EUR 160) per student / month. More information is available here. When you are admitted to study, your admissions officer will provide you with instructions on how to book your place there.
What is the cost of living in Zlín, Czech Republic?For more details on the cost of living in Zlín, check out our financial guide for international students and applicants.
Which English certificates do you accept?The list of English certificates that we accept is available here. The minimum required level is B2.
If the language of instruction during my previous study was English, do I need to submit an English Certificate?If your previous study was instructed in English, then it is enough to submit to us a confirmation issued by your previous school / university stating the fact.
What does "essay" mean?Some of our faculties (Faculty of Management and Economics, Faculty of Multimedia Communications) require an essay to be submitted as a part of the application process. Details on essay requirements and topic(s) are available via the link on the particular study program profile at this website (section "Admission Requirements").
Can I choose my own essay topic?Yes, some faculties allow this. However, if you apply for a doctoral course, be sure to discuss your own topic with your future supervisor. If you are applying for the Faculty of Management and Economics, you must also upload a PDF with Supervisor Statement, confirming your future supervisor's written consent with your choice of topic.
Is there any application fee?There is no application fee, but during the admission process, you must provide a document recognizing your previous level of foreign education or have your previous education recognized – this will cost you CZK 930–3,000 (depending on which type of recognition you choose in your application).
When do I have to pay the tuition fee?You are required to pay the tuition fee AFTER you enrol to study (within 30 days after your enrolment). The tuition fee is paid per each academic year and it differs based on a particular study program. Generally, it ranges from from CZK 45,000–67,500 (EUR 1,800 to EUR 2,700) per academic year. It is possible to pay the tuition fee in cash, by card, or by a bank transfer.
Can I pay in other currency?Apart from paying in CZK, you can also pay in euro (EUR). When paying in EUR, you will pay the equivalent of the fee amount according to the current exchange rate for the day on which your tuition fee letter was issued – as specified by the Czech National Bank (look for declared FX rates). The required amount of tuition fee in EUR will be specified in your tuition fee letter as well.
What are the payment details (university bank account number, variable and specific code, etc.)?You will find the payment details in your tuition fee letter which you receive after your enrolment to study.
What is the difference between part-time and full-time mode of study?Full-time students are required to attend courses daily. PhD students who study in a full time mode are eligible for a scholarship after they are admitted to study. Part-time mode of study is available only for doctoral students. Students who study in this mode of study are not eligible for a scholarship. With their supervisor, they agree on the dates of consultations, which must take place in the Czech Republic, but they can stay in their home country for the rest of the year. The tuition fee for a particular study program is the same for both modes of study.
After you submit your application, an automatically generated text "The application is pending" appears next to your application. All applications are processed manually, so please be patient. When the admission officer checks your application, the status will change. If there is something missing in your application, you will receive a notification.
All applicants to doctoral study programs must choose a particular dissertation topic and contact the corresponding supervisor BEFORE sending us their application. They are allowed to apply AFTER they receive a positive response from the chosen supervisor. The list of available topics and corresponding supervisors is available via the link on the particular study program profile at this website (section "Admission Requirements").
What is a Supervisor Consent?Applicants for doctoral study programmes at some faculties (e. g. the Faculty of Multimedia Communications) are required to upload a PDF file proving that the chosen supervisor has agreed to supervise the applicant's dissertation. This can be a PDF containing a copy of an e-mail communication between the applicant and the supervisor.
What is a Supervisor Statement?Applicants for doctoral programmes at the Faculty of Management and Economics are required to upload a PDF file with a so-called Supervisor Statement. The supervisor statement form is available for download here.
What is recognition of previous study?Recognition is the process of comparing your previous foreign education to the Czech education system. In order for you to be accepted for study in the Czech Republic, your previous level of education acquired abroad needs to be evaluated against the Czech standards and degree structure in order to assess if you are eligible for study at the level you are applying for at our university. In your application, you must choose which type recognition you prefer. Generally, you have 3 options:
1) I have a degree certificate certifying graduation from a foreign university recognized by a Czech university or by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic.If you already have the official recognition (nostrification) of your previous foreign education in the Czech Republic, then it will be enough to submit the document to your application. No fee is required for this type of recognition.
2) I would like to have my previous university education assessed and recognized for the purpose of study at Tomas Bata University (TBU).If you do not intend to apply to other Czech universities, we recommend you to choose this option. It is a faster process than nostrification and the assessment fee is only CZK 930 (EUR 39). It is also possible to pay this fee online by card in your application. More information on assessment of your previous education is available here. Please note that later in the admission process you will be asked to send us your documents of previous education with proper verification by post, so we could finalize the assessment.
3) I would like to have my previous university education recognized for the purpose of study at any university in the Czech Republic.If you intend to apply to more Czech universities, we recommend you choose this option. The recognition fee is CZK 3,000 (EUR 115). More information on the recognition process of your previous education (nostrification) is available here. Please note that you will be asked to send us your documents of previous education with proper verification by post, so we could finalize the nostrification.
Do you provide scholarships?We currently provide Rector's scholarships to all our PhD students for the first 12 months of their study in the total amount of CZK 96,000 (paid in the amount of CZK 8,000 per month). It is possible to apply for this type scholarship after you are admitted to study. Students will receive the first scholarship payment after they arrive in Zlín in person, enrol to study and pay the tuition fee. PhD students who study in a part-time mode of study are not eligible for this type of scholarship. You may consult other scholarship possibilities with the corresponding Faculty Coordinator after you are admitted to study. Our faculties usually provide a scholarship based on student's academic performance. More details on other scholarship possibilities for international students studying in the Czech Republic is available here.
Can I translate the required documents by myself or using an online translating service?No, such translations will not be accepted. All translations must be done by a certified translator. If your documents (required for application) have been issued in English, Czech, or Slovak, then you do not need to have them translated. Documents required for a visa application must be either issued in Czech or translated into Czech by a certified translator.
Students from EU countries, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Switzerland do not need visa. However, students from non-EU countries, must apply for a long-term residence permit for the purpose of study in the Czech Republic. You will find more details on visa process and required documents here.