Teaching in English Study Programmes Fall 2021
The Faculty of Social Studies recognizes that international students face more challenges related to their summer travels, living in high-risk countries, complicated or disrupted travels. That is why the faculty has prepared a set of rules which will enable us to navigate through these dire straits and to allow students to study despite all difficulties.
The following outlines the study expectations of international students in the English taught full degree programmes.
All students who can come without any problems are expected and required to arrive in Brno and to attend classes physically.
If a student is in quarantine, he or she will have the opportunity to participate in courses – either through their streaming or recording, respectively can attend seminars online). Since they will have all study materials available electronically in the IS, they will be required to complete all homework and other course requirements within set deadlines. The student must inform the Study Office about their quarantine, who will then upload the information in the IS.
A similar approach will be adopted towards those students whose international travels will be seriously complicated or disrupted by the covid pandemic.
Students with severe and objective reasons for their delayed arrival will also be provided these opportunities to participate in courses from abroad. This will be guaranteed from the beginning of the semester through October 31, 2021.
Late arrival and delayed attendance on contact education will also be guaranteed to new undergraduate and graduate students. They will participate via online education if they confirm (by September 20) that they had arranged an appointment at the Czech embassy or Czech consular office. They will be allowed to continue attending courses online until October 31, 2021. After this date, the continuation of online access to classes will be considered individually, always only if all requirements as mentioned earlier have been met and with the agreement of the vice dean for study and the vice dean for internationalization and student affairs. Students should keep in mind this is not guaranteed.
If by September 20, 2021, the perspective of a quick attaining of visa and prompt arrival in the Czech Republic remains unclear, or if a student is unable to confirm an appointment at the embassy, they will be redelegated into admissions for spring 2022 (acceptance will remain unchained). Other procedures (interviews) will be recognized from the previous semester as well.
At the end of the fall semester of 2021, students will be required to attend exams and state exams in person, not online.
Students of graduate programs – the students enrolled in the fourth semester can be in a distant study provided they are only writing their final thesis or at maximum one additional course. This will not affect the tuition fee, which remains unchanged.
In other cases, physical presence in courses is expected. The same rules outline above apply to online ways of teaching for MA students in other semesters of study.