Discounts and benefits for employees
We appreciate you are working for us. We would like to create the best conditions for you. We believe that we can contribute to your satisfaction by offering discounts and benefits which are provided by ourselves or by our external partners.
For more information on the benefits on offer, please write to: firstname.lastname@example.org or call +420 585 631 162.
- Meal vouchers
- University dining facilities
- Accommodation at UP dormitories
- Accommodation in university-owned flats
- Sports and recreation
- Academic Sport Centre
- BALUO Application Centre
- UP Archery Range
- Pastviny Recreational Complex
- Faculty of Science facility in Karlov
- Palacký University Sports Days
- British Centre
- UPLift Language School
- Confucius Institute at UP
- IT Assistance
- Microsoft Office 365 – free download
- Assistance with software
- Family and children
- UP Kindergarten
- Fort Science
- Books, souvenirs, fashion, stationery...
- UPoint Shop
- UP Press and Bookshop
- Science and Technology Park
- Social Fund
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 website.
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 website.
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 Vojtěch Gren, e-mail: email@example.com, tel.: 585631037.
Academic Sport Centre
UP Academic Sport Centre offers you sports activities as part of sports programmes. You can choose from a list of sports or purchase a special package of sports - which enables you to attend all the lessons in the schedule (about 35 kinds of sports, motion and dance activities). When buying a sports card, you choose the preferred sport on a specific day and time. This means that at least once a week you may enjoy your preferred sporting activity. Your other participation depends on which hours you find spare capacity and decide to use it for yourself. The UP Academic Sport Centre also provides discounts on sports stays and courses that it organizes several times a year.
You can also apply benefit vouchers here (Unišek, Unišek +, Edenred Benefits - MULTI or Sport&Kultura, SODEXO - Gift Pass, Bonus Pass, Relax Pass, Flexi Pass and Fokus Pass). Follow what’s on offer on www.akademikolomouc.cz.
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: www.acbaluo.cz.
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.
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
Palacký University Sports 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.
The British Centre of Palacký University Library offers specialised services in English language teaching and learning, and international Cambridge English Exams cetificates. These exams are organized in cooperation with the British Council. Those interested in preparing for the Cambridge Exams can take advantage of our English courses, or check their level of knowledge in regularly organized pre-tests. The BC library also offers a rich selection of children's books and films in English.
Discounts provided for UP employees:
- Annual membership: 100% (i.e. no charge)
- Fee for English Preparatory Course: 5% (in the case of the A2 children's course, the discount also applies to the child of a UP employee)
- Pre-test fee (Cambridge Mock-Test): 30%.
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 website.
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 www.konfucius.upol.cz.
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.
Assistance with software
UP Computer Centre will help you with selection and downloading of various types of software. Under the limited licence, Statistica and other applications can be freely installed. For more information, visit the UP Computer Centre website.
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 www.ms.upol.cz.
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: www.pevnostpoznani.cz/english.
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: www.upoint.upol.cz.
UP 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: www.e-shop.upol.cz, or the UP Press webpages: www.vydavatelstvi.upol.cz.
Palacký University Olomouc provides its employees various contributions from the Social Fund. Individual faculties and facilities decide on the form and the amount of the contribution.
Types of contributions from the Social Fund:
- Contributions to the pension and private life insurance
- Culture and sport
- Rehabilitation, vitamins and vaccinacions
- Catering allowance
- Jubilee presents
- Interest-free repayable loans to bridge the difficult financial situation
- HELP CZ fitness centre
- OMEGA Sport and Health Centre
- Lion Sport
- Tempish Sport
- 2Seasons ski & bike
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, or Poštovní spořitelna, where your monthly pay will be sent, and identify yourself by the UP employee card.
Among the products available in the ČSOB Motivační (Incentive) programme are:
For detailed information, please contact Ms. Lada Kaderková (734 166 326) or at ČSOB Bank branch, Horní nám. 6, Olomouc.
- 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 www.csobpremium.cz
- State-supported products - supplemental retirement savings and life insurance.
- Loan for anything - unspecified purpose; no service or maintenance fees, repayment of the loan within 30 days if you decide against it, 4.9% a.p.r.
- Loan for better housing - loan for purchase or modernisation of housing, only 4.9% a.p.r.
- Loan for a car - fixed rate 3.99% a.p.r., financing the purchase of new or used cars (up to 7 years old).
- Mortgage with a lowered interest rate of 0.2%
- Insurance Náš domov (Our Home), Insurance Naše auto (Our Car) – 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 signal or without mobile data services.
- The World of Rewards - a loyalty programme, the gained points (by card payments, permanent orders, or agreement on a new product) are exchanged for catalogue gifts and discounts at partners. More at svetodmen.cz.
UP employees can take advantage of discounted KB bank services and set up the “MůjÚčet Plus” (My Account Plus) account free of charge. The offer is valid also for a spouse of the employee.
Other preferential services:
• Processing of a mortgage or a loan free of charge
• 30% discount on property insurance
• Taking out the building society account Blue Pyramids for free
• Assistance with complete bank transfer from another bank
More information about the offer you can find in the information leaflet (in Czech) or at KB's branches. These preferential KB banking services are offered to UP employees who have a Contract of Employment with UP. Please, submit your Confirmation of Employment.
The offer is valid from November 1, 2018, to October 31, 2021.
Raiffeisen bank a.s. offers a package of advantageous banking services for UP employees. Open a SMART account with free administration. For a symbolic CZK 19 per month, you will get an ACTIVE account with an unlimited cash withdrawal from ATMs of all banks around the world. You can find more about the offer in the information leaflet or at the bank's branches.
The specialized ANAG Bookstore offers a wide range of specialist literature (from the field of law, taxes, economy, wages, management, marketing, social sciences, languages etc.) and textbooks for high schools and universities.
Every employee of Palacky University in Olomouc obtains the following discounts at ANAG bookstore:
- 20% discount on law books from C.H.Beck publisher,
- 15% discount on books from Anag and Leges,
- 10% discount on other publications.
Discount can be applied upon presentation of the employee's card only in the bookstore ANAG in Olomouc, Ostružnická 8, www.anag.cz.
Kosmas Bookstore offers a wide selection of Czech and world fiction, children's books, and professional literature. Currently there are 28 branches all over the country. Every employee of Palacký University Olomouc obtains a discount of 13% in the bookshops after the presentation of the employee's card.
Intellego - educational agency
The intellego.cz.educational agency, which organizes trainings and seminars focused on accounting, taxes, human resources, soft and managerial skills and much more, will provide all UP employees a 15% discount on all educational programs offered by the agency. To obtain a discount, order services via the work e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Information on currently planned educational events is available at
Moravian Philharmonics Olomouc
Since the new season 2020/2021, the Moravian Philharmonics Olomouc has provided all employees and graduates of UP with discounts on all concerts and specific concert series up to 20% of the basic ticket price.
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: www.olomouc.premierecinemas.cz.
Karlova Studánka Mountain Spa
Karlova Studánka Mountain Spa, a state-owned enterprise, offers a 15% discount for UP employees to enter the pool complex, whirlpool and salt caves, and a 10% discount for hotel-type accommodation. These discounts cannot be cumulated with other discounts. The discount does not apply to already discounted stays and other discounted offers.
Mariánské Lázně Spa
Mariánské Lázně, with its unique natural healing resources has been one of the most popular spa towns in the Czech Republic for more than 200 years. For UP employees, they offer reconditioning stays with a discount of up to 20%. This summer, family holidays are also available at discounted prices. Make orders for stays by e-mail email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Slatinice Spa is located just 12 km from Olomouc. Here you can experience the magic of a family spa, in the modern and comfortable facility. 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 these sales:
- Private payer stays in the Pension Majorka***
10% discount on the current price of the stay. Discounts do not apply to Last Minute discount stays.
- Therapeutic procedures
10% discount on therapeutic procedures. The discount does not apply to already discounted treatment packages.
- 2-hour entrance to the Majorka sauna
including towel service and a pitcher with shungite or crystal water, according to your own choice. The discount price is 220 CZK/person/2 hours.
The offer is valid from January 1st to December 31st, 2020.
Orders are taken and accepted by:
Ing. Hana Concepcionová, tel. 734 572 022, e-mail: email@example.com.
The current offer of stays and spa treatments can be found at www.lazneslatinice.cz.
HELP CZ Fitness Centre
HELP CZ Fitness Centre offers you a complex of sports and relaxation services in a pleasant environment of a modern fitness centre in Olomouc. UP employees can apply a 20% discount on entry to the fitness centre, to aerobics, spinning, solarium and other services (prices included in the“ student, senior ” tariff). The current workout schedule and price list can be found here.
The Lion Sport sportswear store network offers all UP employees discount of 30% of the valid retail price for goods purchased in the partner's network of stores. This discount applies to goods identified as ‘new item’ and goods for which a flat-rate discount is already granted during the season, and you can apply it in brick-and-mortar stores upon presenting your UP ID card, or in an e-shop via a discount code.
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 www.otosport.cz.
OMEGA Sport and Health Centre
UP employees have the option of discounts for various programmes and services. Annual membership for UP employees is 6,490 CZK (1,200 less than standard price). "Million Circle" programme is free of charge for one month, or for 18 % discount, for one year or 3 months on non-membership price. UP employees have a 10% discount on the diagnostic programme upon showing one's UP ID card.
Offer to UP employees
More information at www.omegasport.cz
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.
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 www.kola-lyze-olomouc.cz.
The company NejPřipojení.cz offers UP employees a digital television anywhere with a discount of up to 25%. An overview of packages can be found here. To apply for a discount when ordering online, enter the PROMO code. Present your employee card at the company branch to claim the discount.
From 1 January 2021, UP employees can use discounted voice and data tariffs within the T-Mobile Benefit programme. You may choose one of the tariffs from the current offer. Visit any T-Mobile branch, operator's website or make an appointment by phone via the T-Mobile customer line 800 73 73 73.
The original offer of tariffs valid until 31 December 2020.
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.
Exprespneu.cz garage offers UP employees the following discounts:
- 10% discount on car service (oil exchange, brakes, caps, dampers, air conditioning and other services);
- 10% discount on tyre repairs
Provided discounts on services can be applied exclusively at a branch in Olomouc (currently U Stadionu 4, 779 00 Olomouc).
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).