Dates and deadlines


Dates
  1. Course applications for the year-long intensive course can be submitted by July 31, 2022. If the applicant does not have a visa and requests to book accommodation at TBU, it is necessary to apply no later than April 30, 2022 – after this date it will not be possible to book accommodation at TBU. Students who have not applied for visa have to apply at least 3 months in advance before the beginning of the course. An A2-page handwritten cover letter written in English must be sent with the signed application. Courses start on September 5, 2022 and finish by the end of May 2023. Classes take place from Monday to Friday with a total of 700 units. A Czech language exam is organized in June 2023.
  2. Course applications for the summer semester intensive course can be submitted by November 31, 2022. If the applicant does not have a visa and requests to book accommodation at TBU, it is necessary to apply no later than September 30, 2022 – after this date it will not be possible to book accommodation at TBU. Students who have not applied for visa have to apply at least 3 months in advance before the beginning of the course. An A2-page handwritten cover letter written in Czech must be sent with the signed application. Courses start on January 30th, 2023 and finish by the end of May, 2023. Classes take place from Monday to Friday with a total of 410 units. A Czech language exam is organized in June 2022.
  3. Course applications for the one-week intensive course in January 2023/June 2023 can be submitted by January 2/May 31, 2023. A visa application for this course is not possible. Classes take place from Monday to Friday with a total of 30 units.
  4. For information about individual courses please contact us at czech@utb.cz.

Price


Pricing
  1. The price for the year-long intensive course is EUR 3,000.
  2. The price for the summer semester course is EUR 1,900.

    The price includes tuition and textbooks.

    After registering for either of these courses, the applicant is asked by email to pay a non-refundable registration fee of EUR 150. Subsequently, documents are sent containing confirmation of admission to the course and accommodation contract. In the case of sending to non-European countries with limited postal services, the applicant is asked to pay EUR 250 and the documents are sent through the DHL Express service. The applicant can order the DHL service at his/her own expense, and then pay EUR 150 only.

    Bank details for payment in Euros are as follows:
    Beneficiary's account name: Tomas Bata University in Zlin
    Name of the bank: Komercni banka, a. s. Zlin
    Bank account number: 43-7565040247/0100
    IBAN: CZ29 0100 0000 4375 6504 0247
    SWIFT (BIC): KOMBCZPPXXX
    Variable codes:

    • Year-long intesive course—AR; VC: 601123, registration fee EUR 150
    • Summer semester intesive course—LS; VC: 601122, registration fee EUR 150

    Reason for payment: surname and name of applicant

    The payment of the remaining amount of EUR 2,850/1,750 will be realized before the start of the course following a call sent to the applicant by email.

    If a course participant requests a refund, TBU will retain a cancellation fee of EUR 250. A refund of the course fee is only possible one month before the beginning of course, if later a proportional fee of EUR 250 for each month of course run is calculated.

  3. The price for the intensive one-week course is EUR 278/CZK 7,000.

    The price includes tuition and course material. After registration, the applicant is asked by email to pay a non-refundable registration fee of EUR 50. Subsequently, documents are sent containing confirmation of admission to the course.

    Bank details for payment in Euros are as follows:
    Beneficiary's account name: Tomas Bata University in Zlin
    Name of the bank: Komercni banka, a. s. Zlin
    Bank account number: 43-7565040247/0100
    IBAN: CZ29 0100 0000 4375 6504 0247
    SWIFT (BIC): KOMBCZPPXXX
    Variable code:one-week intesive course; VC: 601121, registration fee EUR 50
    Reason for payment: surname and name of applicant

    The payment of the remaining amount of 225 Euro will be realized before the start of the course following a call sent to the applicant by email. Cancellations and refunds are not possible for this type of course.

  4. For information about prices of individual courses, please contact us at czech@utb.cz.

Content


Content

Courses focus on Czech grammar, written and oral proficiency, and conversation. You will become familiar with the life in the Czech Republic (geography, everyday life, culture, and politics). We have prepared over 30 different topics for you. The aim of the courses is to prepare the participants for studying in Czech study programmes at universities in the Czech Republic, most probably at TBU in Zlín. The year-long course and the summer semester course also include specific language training in: general language of science, economics, technology, informatics or humanities.

  1. The year-long course is designed for beginners,
  2. the course in the summer semester starts at A2-B1 level,
  3. the intensive week-long course focuses on B1-B2 level.

Location


Location

Tuition takes place in modern buildings of Tomas Bata University (most buildings of the university were built or reconstructed in the last ten years). Students can use the services of a large and modern library, they have access to electronic sources and quality wi-fi is available everywhere. All university buildings are within walking distance, which means that you will save on public transport. There are cafés, tearooms and numerous shops right in the city centre.


Requirements


Requirements

Tuition takes place in modern buildings of Tomas Bata University (most buildings of the university were built or reconstructed in the last ten years). Students can use the services of a large and modern library, they have access to electronic sources and quality wi-fi is available everywhere. All university buildings are within walking distance, which means that you will save on public transport. There are cafés, tearooms and numerous shops right in the city centre.


Certificates


Certificates

After finishing the course, students will be able to pass the Czech language exam for study programmes at the TBU. The price of the exam is included in the course fee.

After finishing the course, successful students will be able to get the international ECL level B2 (upper-intermediate) certificate, which entitles them to study free of charge in the Czech language at any Czech state institution of tertiary education. The price of the exam (approx. 100 Euro) is not included in the course fee. For more information, see http://eclexam.eu.


Tuition


Classes

Classes take place at the university in the centre of Zlín, within walking distance from accommodation facilities and cafeterias. The maximum number of students in the group is 15.


Lecturers


Lecturers

Teaching is provided by three lecturers, who have long-time experience with teaching Czech to foreigners and can communicate in English.


Visa & Insurance


Visa

If you are required to have a visa when entering the country, you must apply for a long-term visa. State "other" as the purpose of your visit and further specify it as "education – preparation for further studies in the Czech Republic". If you state in our online application that you are planning to apply for a visa, we will, after you have made the fee payment, issue a Proof of Enrollment, which you will then attach to your visa application.
Please keep in mind that during your stay in the Czech Republic, you are required to have valid medical insurance. For more information on visas please visit this page.


Accommodation & Board


Accommodation

Course participants can choose to stay at a student dorm. The price varies depending on the number of persons sharing a room, from CZK 2,900 to CZK 3,300 (EUR 116 to EUR 132) per month. Single rooms are not available, only 2-bed or 3-bed rooms are available. There is an initial returnable deposit payment of CZK 2,500 (EUR 100). If you indicate your interest in staying at the dorm in your application, we will send you all necessary information. Private accommodation starts at CZK 3,000 (EUR 120) per month (again, depending on how many people share a flat). You can also eat at the university cafeteria. Meals start at EUR 4.00.


The town of Zlín


Zlín

Zlín (http://www.zlin.eu) is a regional capital with a population of 70,000, located in the east of the Czech Republic, about 70 km from the border with Slovakia. It is known not only thanks to Tomáš Baťa, nicknamed "shoemaker to the world", but also as a city with a unique functionalist architecture and a town in gardens. The closest international airports are Prague and Vienna. Present-day Zlín is above all a student town - the local Tomas Bata University (http://www.utb.cz) is the youngest government-funded university in the Czech Republic, and with its 6 faculties and 9,000 students ranks as a medium-sized institution of higher education.