Discounts and benefits for employees

We appreciate you working for us. We’d like to create the conditions which would make you glad to work for us. We believe that we can contribute to your satisfaction via offers of discounts and benefits which we can provide ourselves and from our external partners.

For more information on the benefits on offer, contact:

What we offer

What can we offer as an employer?

Palacký University Olomouc provides its employees various benefits, paid for by its social fund. Individual sections of Palacký University decide upon the form of the individual benefits. Please contact the person responsible for the offer at your individual Personnel Office.

Meal vouchers

Employees have the possibility to pay for their lunches with meal vouchers at restaurants. The amount of the voucher and its issuer are decided upon by the management of the individual facilities of the university.

University dining facilities

You will find quick and quality food for reasonable prices at university dining facilities. Ordering complete meals on-line, including soup and salad, will save you time. For more information, see the UP Dining and Accommodation webpages.

Accommodation in university-owned flats

You can take advantage of the possibility of favourable rental rates of several university-owned flats. These are flats in housing estates and brick flats of different dispositions in various locales throughout Olomouc (Nové Sady, Neředín, Jiřího z Poděbrad Street, etc.). This offer applies to employees who are permanently employed at UP; upon cessation of employment at UP, the lease agreement is automatically terminated. For information about the application procedure or availability of flats, please contact Eva Stehlíková - or Aneta Stonová -

Accommodation at UP dormitories

You can take advantage of interesting and suitable short- and long-term accommodation at reduced prices in the dormitory on Vančurova Street. We offer accommodation in single and double rooms, equipped with sanitary facilities. For more information, see the UP Dining and Accommodation webpages.

UP Sporting Days

Twice a year, you can spend your workday actively, sporting. A rich and varied offer of sporting activities has been prepared for you by the UP Academic Sport Centre.

You can get the programme in advance via e-mail.

Microsoft Office 365 – Free download

UP employees have the possibility of installing up to five packages of Office for free. More information is available at the UP WIKI.

Benefits for employees of the UP Rector’s Office from the social fund

Contribution to one’s pension fund

We provide a contribution to employees’ pension funds for those whom have worked for UP for at least two years and have a contract greater than 0.7 of full-time. The amount of the monthly contribution is up to 400 CZK (depending on the possibilities of the sectors of UP in the creation of the social fund). The employee’s own contribution must be at least 200 CZK monthly. In case the employee pays into both a pension fund and private life insurance, the aggregate contribution cannot be more than 400 CZK. For more information, see the Rector’s directive.

Contribution to life insurance

We provide a contribution to employees’ life insurance for those whom have worked for UP for at least two years and have a contract greater than 0.7 of full-time. The amount of the monthly contribution is up to 400 CZK (depending on the possibilities of the sectors of UP in the creation of the social fund). The employee’s own contribution must be at least 100 CZK monthly. In case the employee pays into both a pension fund and private life insurance, the aggregate contribution cannot be more than 400 CZK. For more information, see the Rector’s directive.

Donations to life and work jubilees

Palacký University provides donations to its employees in cases where

  • The employee celebrates his/her 50th birthday
  • The employee receives a full disability pension
  • The employee goes on retirement pension

Interest-free loans to bridge employees’ difficult financial situations

For employees who have a contract of 0.7 of full-time or more and who find themselves in a difficult situation, UP can loan them up to 10,000 CZK interest-free. The amount of the loan is decided on the basis of a written request to the UP Bursar.

What UP facilities offer employees


In our stylish information centre on Olomouc’s Upper Square, we offer discounts of 10% on in-shop purchases. Simply show your employee card, or we will look you up in the employee database. More information is available on the UPoint webpages:

Academic Sport Centre

Thanks to the Academic Sport Centre, you have the opportunity to play sports at the reduced prices of 400 CZK per semester. After getting your membership card, you can choose up to five available sports. The Academic Sport Centre also offers discounts on sport accommodation and courses which take place several times a year. You can also use benefit vouchers (Sodexo, Flexipass, Edenred etc.). Follow what’s on offer on the webpages

BALUO Application Centre

The one-of-a-kind science and technology park, aimed at promoting a healthy lifestyle, the prevention of civilisational diseases and optimisation of physical activity, offers employees a discount on annual club membership! Membership costs 950 CZK. For more information, go to:

UP Kindergarten

Employees can take advantage of the option to entrust their children to the care of professionals while they work. For more information on the operation of the kindergarten, requirements for enrolment and capacity, see the webpages at

Palacký University Archery Range

UP employees and their family members can get a 30% discount upon showing their UP ID cards. For more information, see the UP Archery Range webpages.

Active recreation and accommodation

We offer active and attractive holidays in facilities which UP operates or closely cooperates. Choose a holiday according to your desires and draw strength from an active break in natural surroundings!

•  Pastviny recreational complex

•  UP Faculty of Science facility in Karlov

UPlift Language School

Learn languages from trained professionals in the inspiring environment of the Faculty of Arts. The UPlift language school offers a 10% discount for all courses on offer. More information is available at the UPlift webpages:

Fort Science

Fort Science is the first interactive museum which popularises science for the entire family. Fort Science is located in Olomouc’s Crown Fortress complex. Employees who present their UP ID cards will get a 20% discount on admission. For more information, see the Fort Science webpages:

Palacký University Press and Bookshop

In the UP Bookshop, we offer a 10% discount when presenting your UP ID card. The discount even applies to publications from other publishing houses. The discount is limited to 1 copy of each title per purchase. For more information, go to the UP Press e-shop:, or the UP Press webpages:

Confucius Institute at UP

Employees can take advantage of learning Chinese for free. One can choose from courses of various levels of advancement. Detailed information on courses, deadlines and course organisation can be found at

UP Science and Technology Park

We offer UP employees and students consultations on transfer technology, intellectual property protection and business plans. We offer help in starting a business.

What our external partners offer


UP employees have a 10% discount on purchases at OBI upon showing one’s UP ID card at the register (not applicable to special sales events nor items already discounted). 



Slatinice Spa

The Slatinice Spa is located just 12 km from Olomouc. Here you can experience the magic of a family spa, in modern comfort. Its therapeutic spring, with water containing hydrogen sulphide, is used in treating disorders of the locomotor system, nervous system, skin, and some oncological and circulatory system diseases.
On producing your UP ID card, you can take advantage of a number of sales and benefits.

What do we offer?

Private payer stays (weekly stays, stays for senior citizens, wellness stays, stays with computer kinesiology, special stays)

Upon presenting your UP ID card, you will receive a 10% discount on the current price of the stay. Discounts do not apply to Last Minute discount stays.

Therapeutic procedures

After presenting your UP ID card, you can order spa treatments with a 10% discount. The discount does not apply to already discounted treatment packages.

Private hire of baths with whirlpool

Hire of the entire baths with whirlpool for hourly rates in the Balnea**** spa. Daily from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm for the discount price of 1000 CZK (max. 10 persons).

2-hour entrance to the Majorka sauna inc. towel service and a pitcher with shungite or crystal water, according to your own choice. On presenting your UP ID card, the discount price is 220 CZK/person/2 hours.

The current offer of stays and spa treatments can be found at:

Orders are taken and accepted by:

Ing. Hana Concepcionová, tel. 734 572 022, e-mail:

Premiere Cinemas

Each employee has a 40 CZK discount on basic admission; i.e. for 2D films, the price is 125 CZK as opposed to the normal 165 CZK, and for 3D films the price is 155 CZK as opposed to the normal 195 CZK. During one transaction, employees after showing their UP ID card can order any number of tickets. There is no time limit for buying discount tickets. One can also pay with food vouchers and gift certificates from the firms Sodexo, Edenred, and Chéque Déjeuner at the cinema box office. More information is available at:

Tempish Sport

Upon presenting your UP ID card, you will get a 33% discount on all items in the shop in Šantovka. You can also get a 33% discount when purchasing through their e-shop, via entering the discount code: LNO812QV.


ČSOB (Československá obchodní banka / Czechoslovak Commercial Bank) has prepared a package of above-standard benefits for all UP employees. In order to take advantage of them, you must already have or start an account with ČSOB, Era or Poštovní spořitelna, where your monthly pay will be sent, and produce your UP employee card.

Among the products available in the ČSOB Motivační (Incentive) programme are:

  • Plus Konto - Plus Account, free account maintenance, incoming and outgoing domestic payments free of charge, two contactless payment cards and payment stickers free of charge, and more.
  • ČSOB Premium - Your personal banker and special Premium telephone hotline, prestige account and exclusive payment cards with the highest level of insurance, exclusive investment products, and more. More information is available at 
  • State-supported products - supplemental retirement savings and life insurance.
  • Loan for anything - unspecified purpose loan with fixed 5.9% a.p.r., until 31 March 2018 only 4.9% a.p.r.; no service or maintenance fees, repayment of the loan within 30 days if you decide against it, and more.
  • Loan for better housing - loan for purchase or modernisation of housing, fixed 5.9% a.p.r., until 31 March 2018, only 4.9% a.p.r
  • Insurance Náš domov (Our Home), Insurance Naše auto (Our Auto) – discount on insurance 15%.
  • Investment funds - discount on the initial fee of 50%.
  • ČSOB NaNákupy (GoShopping) - simple smartphone app for payments and storing loyalty cards; you can make payments even when there is no radio signal or without mobile data services.

An overview of all the benefits of the ČSOB Motivační (Incentive) programme is available at This offer is only available to UP employees after having furnished log-in information, which will be sent to you via email upon request. Contact Aneta Stonová ( 

More detailed information can be found by contacting:

Lada Kaderková (733 800 681), Petra Faldíková (733 801 488,, Petra Vašenková (PREMIUM programme, 733 800 656).

If you would be interested in a group presentation on the benefits and the most up-to-date information on products and services, please send a request via e-mail to

Komerční banka

UP employees can take advantage of discounted KB bank services and set up a “Můj Účet” (My Account) account free of charge.

If a UP employee sets up an account and actively fulfils one activity in the framework of the KB concept “Moje Odměny” (My Rewards), the bank will refund the monthly administrative bank fees.

Rewards accompanying the account:

  • Discount on mortgage processing fees or reduced interest
  • Other services in the “Můj Účet” package

- free embossed credit card for the first three years

- package of 100% bonus transactions for 3 years

  • Personal banking advice
  • Complete financial advice
  • Help with complete transfer of accounts from a different bank

Provision of discount KB banking services to employees who have a work contact with UP is available upon submitting the form “Confirmation of Employment Status”. The confirmation form is available at UP Personnel Offices.

More information is available at: Komerční banka.

Atlant taxi

Upon presenting your UP ID card, you will get a discount of 28% on the regular tariff for 1km and 57% from the normal starting rate in the current price list.


Get a MAKRO card and all the benefits that go with it! Just fill in a simple registration form.

OMEGA Sport and Health Centre

UP employees have the option of discounts (1100 CZK discount) for “Standard” annual membership. Annual membership will then cost 5,760 CZK. "Million Circle" programme is free of charge for up three months or for annual discount price. UP employees have 20 % discount for the OMEGA hairstylist.

2018 OMEGA offer for UP employees

More information is available at: 


Do you like cycling? Upon presenting an employee card, the UP staff can use a 5% discount on all the goods offered in Otosport shop which specializes on cycling equipment of all kinds. The shop is located in the UP Sports Hall. More info at

2Seasons ski & bike

Do you need a new bike or ski equipment? Take advantage of discounts at the newly opened 2Seasons ski & bike shop in Hodolany, which sells skis, bicycles and provides repairs of ski and bicycle equipment. Upon presenting the UP card, you are entitled to a 7% discount on goods and repairs and a 2% discount on special offers or discounted goods and services, and on Sporten cross-country ski sets. More information about the shop at