You have decided to spend your exchange period in Brno. Awesome choice. We will make sure your stay is pleasant and interesting.
Being in a new city for the first is always an amazing feeling. Little nervous and very excited? Not sure what to do but want to explore everything? Here’s what to do:
First things first
First of all please fill a registration form for our internal system:
What for? This saves you a lot of time in the future and what is most important, we can pick you up from the place of your arrival in Brno (just choose the option in the form) and assign you a buddy (a local student who will help you during your stay) as well as give you a sweet welcome pack. Later on, registration is also helpful when you want to participate in our events.
Make sure you have all the fresh and up-to-date information! Like our FB page and have a look at the pictures and for videos take a look on our YouTube channel
Join our FB group Erasmus VUT Winter 2018 to talk to your fellow travellers and to get all the news. If you want some more information check also web page International students of BUT.
So, let's sum it up
- Register in our system
- Like our FB page (check our videos/photos)
- Join the FB group
- Check web and FB page for BUT international students
- smile :)
The drop point
You will show up in three of these places: The airport, the bus station near to "Grand hotel"/train station (these are very close to each other) or the bus station "Zvonařka". With a lot of luggage and you’ll want to get to the dorms as quickly as possible. Remember the registration in the system? You will get a person to pick you up and help you with this final journey. If you decide to do it on your own, here’s the way how to get to the PPV dorms:
If you will come by train to the main train station, use tram number 12 from “Hlavní nádraží” (tram stop directly in front of the train station), direction “Technologický park”. Go all the way to the last stop.
At the airport get on a bus number 76 (or N89 during the night) all the way to “Hlavní nádraží” (main train station). There locate the tram number 12, direction “Technologický park”. Go all the way to the last stop.
If you arrive with Student Agency bus (the yellow one) to the bus station near to "Grand Hotel", walk towards the “Hlavní nádraží”, it’s only 500 meters away. There locate the tram number 12, direction “Technologický park”. Go all the way to the last stop.
If you arrive by a regular bus, walk through the Vaňkovka shopping mall, continue in the same direction in a train station underpass and you’ll come to “Hlavní nádraží” tram stop. There locate the tram number 12, direction “Technologický park”. Go all the way to the last stop.
As you get off from the tram number 12 at the last stop "Technologický park", follow the road to the buildings on your left and here we go - your future home!
Should you want to take a taxi, ask them to take you to “Kolejní 2”. The regular price from the “Hlavní nádraží” is 250 CZK, from the airport it is 500 CZK. We don’t negotiate about the price but you can ask in advance how much it will cost. In the end, the cheapest way to travel is by our amazing public transport.
The public transport
Brno is very well covered by a network of trams and buses, which is especially helpful during the night. The basic ticket costs 25 CZK for 60 minutes, which should cover most of your travels in the city. However, it’s better to buy a pre-paid card for your daily trips. The schedule can be found on this website: link
You’ll be given a key to your room and bed sheet at the reception of the dorms. Drop off your luggage, have a shower, chill. When you feel like going back to action, stop by in our office (link will be added). We’ll tell you that you look great, give you a welcome pack (full of gifts), brew you a coffee or tea.
One of the first things which you should do immediately after your arrival is to visit the Accommodation office (it's located at PPV dorms, block A06, 2nd floor, room 028, entrance through reception in block A03). At the office, you have to sign the contract and pay the deposit and first rent. One important note: your internet connection works only after you sign the contract (you will get the login information and password), so we recommend you to do that as soon as possible. Unfortunately for you, the office it's not open during the weekend, so in that case plan the visit on the first working day: opening hours and more info (link will be added).
The foreign police
Are you an incoming student from any of the EU countries (or from Norway, Lichtenstein, Iceland, Switzerland) and do you stay in a dormitory owned by the university? If yes, you don’t need to worry. The residence will take care of your registration. In other cases see our page about foreign police (link will be added).