Palacký University


Erasmus at Palacký University

Palacký University has joined the Erasmus+ programme in 1997. At present we have bilateral agreements on student and staff exchanges with more than 200 universities in most EU countries and the number of partner institutions as well as UP departments involved is increasing.

If you need more information about Erasmus+ at Palacký University or want to start cooperation with Palacký University within Erasmus+ or any other EU programme, please contact the institutional coordinator:

Yvona Vyhnánková
International Relations Office
Křížkovského 8
771 47 Olomouc
tel: +420 585 631 041
fax: +420 585 22 140


Application process 2015/16

Nomination and application deadlines:

May 31, 2015 (for Winter semester and whole academic year 2015/2016)
October 31, 2015 (for Summer semester 2015/2016) 


If you wish to come to Olomouc as an Erasmus+ student, check with your home institutional coordinator, whether your university has a valid Erasmus+ Agreement with Palacký University. If yes, then your home university must officially nominate you for a study stay at Palacký University. This can be done via an official e-mail or a letter of nomination sent by post. The information provided should include:

  • Name and surname of a nominated student
  • Date of birth
  • E-mail address
  • Study area according to an agreement (make an additional note in case a student plans to study at a different  department /faculty than stated in the agreement )
  • Level of Study (Undergraduate, Master, Doctorate)
  • Period of mobility (Winter, Summer or whole year)


After receiving the official nomination sent by home university, a nominated student will receive an e-mail from Palacký University/International Relations Office with information on the application process. The required application documents are:

  • Application Form
  • ECTS Learning Agreement
  • Accommodation Request Form
  • Orientation Week Registration Form
  • Copy of a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) valid for the period of a study stay at Palacký University (if not available during the application process,  it can be delivered after the arrival)
  • English language proficiency (preferably level CEFR B2) must be stated in the Learning Agreement Form

The forms can be dowloaded in section DOCUMENTS.

All of them are accepted preferably by e-mail or by post:



post address:   

Palacký University

International Relations Office

Křížkovského 8

771 47 Olomouc

Czech Republic


Confirmation of Acceptance:

Both the student and their home university coordinators will receive the Letter of Acceptance sent by e-mail in July 2015 / January 2016 (upon agreement earlier).

Online Registration Form:

  • After receiving a letter of acceptance, the accepted student  is requested to fill in an online registration

See also the Academic calendar

Courses for Erasmus+ & Exchange students 2015/2016

Linguistic requirements
The language of instruction at Palacký University is Czech, however, the University offers a wide range of courses taught in other languages, such as English, German, French, Spanish, etc.

Palacký University requires the minimum level stated in the bilateral agreement. If students do not meet the required level, they should submit a proof of their English language competence along with their application form.

Nominated students can use the language assessment done before mobility within OLS (online linguistic support – see more at: or use any other official score report/assessment to prove their English language competence.

Financial matters:

All Erasmus+ students will be waived tuition fees, they are also eligible for the housing subsidy (approx. 660,- CZK/25 EUR/month valid for winter 2015).

More detailed information will be provided AFTER arrival.



University students can stay in one of the two Palacký University campuses, these include seven dormitories. Housing is guaranteed for students and teachers from abroad.

Most of the Erasmus+ students, who require accommodation, are staying in the Neředín Dormitory (the newest UP accommodation facility). This dormitory is located in Neředín campus max 15 min by tram to the University i.e. to the centre of Olomouc. There are just single or double rooms. Upon request single rooms can be arranged. They are, however, in great demand. Within the campus there also is a canteen, providing meals for good prices.

The dormitory provides suites consisting of four rooms (usually 2 single + 2 double). All suites are equipped with a bathroom and a toilet for every two rooms, and a kitchen area with a stove (no cooking utensils and dishes, though). Each room is equipped with beds, writing tables, book shelves and a refrigerator. Although there are no computers in the rooms, an access to the Internet is arranged and students possesing their own notebooks will not have problems to use them. Free wi-fi is available. The dormitory also provides laundry facilities, cleaning utensils (vacuum cleaner), iron etc. Bedding is provided and changed usually every two weeks. Students must bring their own towels. Each suite has an incoming telephone connection; to make outgoing calls, you need to use public telephones.


VŠK Neředín
tr. Míru 644/113
771 11 Olomouc

The Envelopa campus can also provide you with some other facilities you may be interested in: apart of students’ canteen providing lunches and dinners 7 days a week, there is a bookstore; hairdresser’s services; doctor’s office; students’ club (U-klub) etc. This dormitory area is easily accessible by the public transport system, the nearest tram and bus stops are only about 3-min walk, the train station is located about 15-min walk away (2 tram stops), to get to the bus station takes about 10 minutes by tram.


Unfortunately no university housing is available for students with families. Should you plan to come with your spouse and/or children, you will have to find a private housing. The Interantional Relations Office will assist you but cannot guarantee an adequate place for a reasonable price.

Official website on accommodation.


Czech language courses

There are several courses of Czech language offered at Palacký University. If you are an Erasmus programme student, you can attend following courses for free:


Orientation Programme

Orientation week programme is organised by the International Relations Office in cooperation with Erasmus Student Network (ESN UP) and introduces students to various services and system operation at Palacký University.

It is always preceeding the official beginning of classes in each semester. The orientation week starts with a welcome meeting, each participant will receive information materials including a printed programme of the week. Students are encouraged to take part in a sightseeing tour of the town and the town hall,  lectures on Czech history and culture, an information session with a police officer, meetings with Czech students (ESN UP) and  departmental coordinators, welcome parties, a trip and a course of Survival Czech for real beginners.

There are also practical information sessions to instruct incoming students how academic issues at Palacký University are organized, what documents to fill out and use, who the university coordinators are and where to find them, how to get a university ID, a pass for public transportation etc. Information on a Czech as a Foreign Language course is provided as well.

The ORIENTATION WEEK REGISTRATION FORM is available in the section Documents

Further details may be obtained from:

See also: Information for incoming Erasmus+ students 

Video: Erasmus+ & Exchange Orientation Week at Palacký University Olomouc


Erasmus Student Network

Erasmus Student Network is a volunteer student organisation in international higher education in Europe. The organisation offers opportunities for cultural understanding and self-development under the principle of SHS - "Students Helping Students."

One of the main activities of ESN at Palacký University is a "Buddy System". After your arrival you can feel totally lost, you may not know how to get to Olomouc, how to get to the dormitories. Maybe you have some doubts about what the Orientation week is.

That's why there is your Czech buddy – a friend who will make your arrival and first days in Olomouc easier and less stressful. 

Your buddy will:       

  • Tell you how to get from Prague's airport to Olomouc
  • Pick you up at the bus/train station here in Olomouc
  • Take you to the dormitories and help you to fill in the documents there
  • Take you to the school during Orientation Week
  • Give you basic orientation in the city, at school, explain public transportation system, shopping
  • Explain where to find the best places to have a fun 
  • Help you during the semester with anything you need

Very important part of ESN is the ESN Buddy System – a group of Czech students who will help you all through the semester.

In order to get a buddy to help you, register in the buddy system SectionBox here BEFORE YOUR ARRIVAL!!!

Visit ESN at or Facebook page – ESN UP Olomouc


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Last update: 25. 11. 2015, Štěpánka Bublíková