Studying in English

Master´s Degree Studies in English won´t be open in the academic year 2016/2017.

English-speaking Foreign Students

Exchange Students
English-speaking students of foreign art schools of university level are accepted as exchange students under ERASMUS+ programme (see the list of ERASMUS partners of the Faculty of Fine Arts (FFA) at www.ffa.vutbr.cz/studium/zahranicni-oddeleni/partnerske-skoly). Selection is carried out by the home university, students are admitted on sending their ERASMUS Applications and Learning Agreements. See detailed instructions here.

Full-time Students
English-speaking applicants cannot be accepted as full-time students of Bachelor’s Degree Studies or Doctoral Studies as the FFA is not accredited by the Czech Ministry of Education to teach Bachelor or Doctoral Courses in English. However, foreign English-speaking applicants, holders of Bachelor Degree, can be accepted as full-time students of Master’s Degree Studies. For details see The Regulations of the FFA of BUT for the admissions procedure in the MA degree programme in the "Fine Art" discipline taught in the English language for the academic year 201x/201x (see below).
The annual tuition fee for the academic year 201x/201x is CZK 180,000.

Czech-speaking Foreign Students

Foreign applicants who are able to study in Czech can be accepted as full-time students under the same terms as Czech students, i.e. no tuition fee is required – see information for Czech students.

Foreign students of foreign art schools of university level who are able to study in Czech can be accepted for non-degree study periods. No tuition fee is required. The applications (accompanied by CV and portfolio) are considered by dean’s advisory board.


The Regulations of the Faculty of Fine Arts of the Brno University of Technology for the admission procedure in the MA degree program in “Fine Art” taught in English for the academic year 201x/1x

 
Fundamental provisions – eligibility

Applicants must be in a state of health sufficient for the conduct of their studies and must meet the basic conditions defined by the Higher Education Act.
If applicant is not a Czech citizen, he or she is subject to the Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sports of the Czech Republic enactment regarding foreigners, Section 49 of the Higher Education Act, and the Statutes of BUT, Section 12.
This admission procedure is open to applicants who have successfully completed a degree program at a higher education institution or a tertiary professional school compliant comparable with the degree programs provided at the FFA BUT.

Submitting the application form

Forms must be submitted by July 31, 201x.
Forms may be submitted on the standard paper version of the “Application for admission (foreign full-time students)“ form or electronically at http://www.vutbr.cz/eprihlaska/eprihlaska/phtml.


If applicants submit the paper version, they must enclose the following documents: the “Application for admission (foreign full-time students)” form, a document recognizing their diploma issued by a Czech university, a detailed CV (bio), a statement of motivation (both printed), a certificate providing evidence of sufficient knowledge of English (TOEFL  score at least 550,  an IELTS grade of 6.0 , CAE grade of C, or CPE  grade of C), a copy of receipt proving payment of the admission fee sent to the FFA account.
The fee is 600 CZK if the paper form is submitted. The fee must be paid in Czech crowns through the Czech Post Office or by bank transfer. The FFA account number is 111043273, the bank code is 0300, the constant symbol is 0379, the variable symbol is 6499901190, the specific symbol is the applicant’s birth date in the DDMMYYYY format.

Applicants must provide their email address in the “contacts” section of the form.

If submitting the electronic form, applicants must mail the following documents in paper form to the faculty address alongside the e-form:
a signed printed application summary, a document recognizing their diploma issued by a Czech university, a detailed CV (bio) and a motivation statement (both printed), a certificate providing evidence of  sufficient knowledge of English (a TOEFL score of  at least 550,  an IELTS grade of 6.0 , CAE grade of C, or CPE  grade of C). If submitting the e-application form in the Czech Republic, the applicant will pay 600 CZK transferred to account number 27-7495740247, bank code 0100. If submitting the application from the Slovak Republic or other countries, the fee is 23 EUR. The account number and other necessary data are stated in the e-application form.

General provisions

Apart from the aforementioned documents, the applicants must also enclose their MA project proposal printed on a form which can be downloaded from the faculty website. Applicants who have not paid the application fee (see Section 58 par. 1 of the Higher Education Act and Section 13 of the BUT Statutes) by the date and in the format  as given by the faculty have not met the basic conditions of eligibility for the admission procedure. The application fee is not refundable. Incomplete, incorrectly filled in, or late application forms or other supplementary documents will not be considered.

The invitation for entrance exams will be emailed and sent by mail by the 17th August 201x to those applicants who have fulfilled all conditions stated above.

The entrance exam

The entrance exam will take place on the 6th and 7th September 201x. The exam consists of two parts, both conducted in English, and both assessed separately.
All applicants are invited by mail to take the first, review part of the exam, which starts at 9 a.m. Applicants who obtain a sufficient score will be invited to take the second part of the exam in the afternoon – the interview. The interview usually starts at 2 p.m.

The first part: review.  Applicants will present their work or its documentation to the committee. The committee will recommend the selected applicants to a further interview, which will take place later during the same day. Results of the first part of the exam will be posted by 2 p.m. on the official notice board of the faculty.
Assessment criteria: the review part of the exam is assessed separately; the score is not added up to the score obtained at the interview. If the applicant obtains score of 0 – 4 points, s/he has failed. Obtaining 5 – 10 points secures the applicant’s eligibility for the interview.

The second part: interview. This part consists of applicant defending their master’s degree project proposal and an interview with the applicants about the discipline which they have studied. The committee will consider the applicants’ theoretical knowledge of the discipline, their artistic practice and its reception (bibliography), and their project proposal.
Assessment criteria: this part of the exam is assessed independently; the score is not added to the first part of the exam (the review). The applicants have not passed if they obtain a score of 0 – 4 points. They are recommended for enrolling the studies if they obtain a score of 5 – 10 points.

If the applicant is unable to attend the interviews due to health or other serious reasons which can be confirmed in a written form by the relevant authority, the dean can set another date for the exam. The applicant must send a written request   for a make-up  date on the day in which the regular interviews are held at the latest. The final results of the entrance exams will be published in the e-application within five workdays. The results published on the internet are not binding. Applicants will receive official notification letters approved by the dean by mail within two weeks after the day the exam was held.

Applicants are entitled to see the relevant materials which were decisive for their admissions procedure within the appeal period on the condition they send a  request; the materials will be at the applicant’s disposal at the Office for Studies during regular opening hours.
The dean nominates the committee; members are heads of the department and theory department teachers.  Each department head has one vote; the Department of Theory collectively have two votes, irrespective of the number of members of their department present. In case the votes in favor and against the applicant are even, the vote of the department head where the applicant is applying will be decisive. It is the Dean of the FFA who decides on the admission of the applicant.

How to Ask for Recognition of Previous Studies Abroad
If you apply for the Master Course your previous studies abroad have to be validated by a comparable Czech school. You have to submit a notary-certified copy of your original diploma and its Czech or English translation by a court-certified translator, and the list of the university courses you attended incl. grades (or a Diploma Supplement) to a Czech university or to another tertiary-education institute of art, along with an application in which you ask your studies to be recognized.
You will receive a document of study recognition. The original of this document or a notary-certified copy of it has to be submitted along with your application for admission.
As this is a process that might take several months, you should apply for recognition several months before the admission application deadline in August.

 If you want to ask Brno University of Technology for this recognition of your studies read detailed instructions at  https://www.vutbr.cz/en/studies/recognition-of-foreign-education 

Contact

For more information write to external@ffa.vutbr.cz

Practical Matters

Visa

International students coming from EU countries do not need visa. Other international students can get information about the visa application at the Czech embassy or consulate in their home country. The basic information can also be obtained from the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic www.mzv.cz ; the information for foreign citizens see athttp://www.mzv.cz/jnp/en/information_for_aliens/index.html.

Since December 21, 2007, the Czech Republic has become a fully participating member of the Schengen area that enables visitors to travel free among 24 member countries - more information athttp://www.euroskop.cz/8427/1390/clanek/the-czech-republic-joins-the-schengen-area/.

Citizens of the USA and other more than 50 countries (see their list athttp://www.mzv.cz/jnp/en/information_for_aliens/list_of_states_whose_citizens_are_exempt/index.html) do not need visas to visit the Czech Republic for a limited period of time, usually 90 days. Other foreign visitors are required to have a visa. No visa can be obtained at the border or at airports.

For more information on Entry, Stay, Permanent Residence and International Protection in the Czech Republic see the website of the Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic at http://www.mvcr.cz/mvcren/article/changes-in-conditions-for-the-entry-and-stay-on-the-territory-of-the-czech-republic-from-2011.aspx.

Health Insurance

All international students must have health insurance covering their entire stay in the Czech Republic.

Students from the EU should bring either the E 111 form or their European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) which they need to submit when seeing a doctor. Other international students are advised to take out an insurance policy covering medical care in their home country. If necessary, it may be arranged in the CR with a local insurance company. More information can be found at the following websites - www.cmu.cz and www.mzcr.cz.

Health Problems

If you need to see a doctor you can contact one of the members of the International Student Club and ask for assistance or you can visit the practitioner at the Student Halls of Residence Pod Palackeho vrchem, building A03/A06, door no. 138 and 139 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri 8:00–11:30, Thu 13.00-16.00). If you need immediate help at a time when doctors' offices are not open or you are confined to bed, call the first-aid service at 155; a doctor will come to see you if necessary.

Medical help 24 hours a day 7 days a week is available at St. Anne's University Hospital, 53, Pekarska Street, telephone: +420 543 181 111, +420 543 182 096.

Most of the medicines available in other countries can be obtained in Brno, though not in every pharmacy. In case you need some kind of medicine in the evening, at night or over the weekend, you can visit a non-stop pharmacy located in the centre of the city at 7, Koblizna Street, telephone: +420 542 212 110.

Orientation week at Brno University of Technology

All international students are invited to take part in the Orientation week, organized by International Students Club VUT (ISC) at the beginning of each semester. All students will be contacted with more information by the club. For more details please visit the web of ISC. During the orientation week students are introduced to the basics of the Czech language and culture and meet other foreign students. ISC will also help the incoming students when they first arrive in Brno.