Dates and deadlines


Dates
  1. Course applications for the year-long intensive course can be submitted by July 31, 2024 or until the maximum number of applicants is reached. If you do not have a visa and request to book accommodation at TBU, it is necessary to apply no later than March 30, 2024 – after this date it will not be possible to book accommodation at TBU. Students who need to apply for a visa must allow at least 4 months for the visa to be processed.
    An A4-page handwritten cover letter written in English must be sent with the signed course application.
    Courses start on September 9th, 2024 and finish by the end of May 2025. Classes take place from Monday to Friday with 700 units. The final exam is organized in June 2025.
  2. Course applications for the summer semester intensive course can be submitted by November 31, 2024 or until the maximum number of applicants is reached. If you do not have a visa and request to book accommodation at TBU, it is necessary to apply no later than September 30, 2024 – after this date it will not be possible to book accommodation at TBU Students who need to apply for a visa must allow at least 4 months for the visa to be processed.
    An A4-page handwritten cover letter written in Czech must be sent with the signed application. You also need to pass the A2 entrance test in Czech language.
    Courses start on January 27th, 2025 and finish by the end of May, 2025. Classes take place from Monday to Friday with 410 units. A Czech language exam is organized in June 2025.

Price


Pricing
  1. The price for the year-long intensive course is EUR 3,100 + the non-refundable registration fee
  2. The price for the summer semester course is EUR 2,000 + the non-refundable registration fee

The price includes tuition and textbooks.

After registering for either of these courses, you will be 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 eventually 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 EMS Express or a similar service. You can order the EMS service at your own expense, and then pay EUR 150 registration fee 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 150/250
  • Summer semester intesive course—LS; VC: 601122, registration fee EUR 150/250

Reason for payment: surname and name of applicant

The payment of the course fee amount of EUR 3,100/2,000 will be realized before the start of the course following a call sent to the applicant by email.

  1. year-long intensive course: If a course participant requests a refund, TBU will retain a cancellation fee of EUR 250 from the course fee. This refund of the course fee is possible one month before the beginning of course, if less than 30 days before the start of the course a fee of EUR 350 is calculated, if later, a proportional fee of EUR 400 for each month of course run is calculated. After November 30th no cancelation is possible.
  2. summer semester intensive course: If a course participant requests a refund, TBU will retain a cancellation fee of EUR 250 from the course fee. This refund of the course fee is possible one month before the beginning of course, if less than 30 days before the start of the course a fee of EUR 450 is calculated, if later, a proportional fee of EUR 500 for each month of course run is calculated. After February 28th no cancelation is possible.

Content


Content

The Faculty of Humanities at the TBU in Zlín offers year‑long language and professional preparation for studies under accredited study programmes at the TBU in Zlín in accordance to section 64, letter b) of Act No. 326/1999 Sb., on the Residence of Foreign Nationals in the Territory of the Czech Republic (ARFN).

The language and professional preparation is intended for beginners (year-long intensive course) and intermediate (summer semester intensive course) (A0/A2 to B2 according to Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).

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.

Courses content units, which focus on Czech grammar, reading, 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 year-long course and the summer semester course also include specific professional preparation in:

  • general language of science + basics in economics, or
  • general language of science + basics in technology, or
  • general language of science + basics in informatics, or
  • general language of science + basics in philology.

    a) The year-long course is designed for beginners,
    b) The course in the summer semester starts at A2-B1 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
  1. The year-long course: previous knowledge or study of the Czech language is not required.

    An A2-page handwritten cover letter written in English must be sent with the signed course application.

    Students are required to attend at least 80 % of the classes and after the Christmas break must pass an A2 level test.
  2. The course in the summer semester: previous knowledge of the Czech language on the level A2 is required. The participation in this course is conditional on passing the A2 Level test.

    An A4-page handwritten cover letter written in Czech must be sent with the signed application.

    Students are required to attend at least 80 % of the classes.

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.


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 "studies" as the purpose of your visit and further specify it as „Participation in a language and professional preparation for studies under an accredited study programme of a higher educational institution organised by a public higher educational institution." 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 Enrolment, 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 visa, 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 3,900 to CZK 6,900 (EUR 164 to EUR 290) 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 3,900 (EUR 164). 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 4,000 (EUR 168) 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. Accommodation information is available at https://kmz.utb.cz.


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.