Short Exchange Programmes

 

One of the key activities of the Faculty of Arts is internationalization.  Lot of students are coming to our faculty with exchange programmes as ERASMUS+, CEEPUS, Visegrad Fund, and within the academic and institutional agreements. The Faculty of Arts cooperates with foreign universities and scientific institutes on the basis of partnership agreements. At present, Palacký University has established substantial academic and institutional collaborations with almost 200 universities all over the world. The Erasmus+ programme is the most popular exchange programme for both Czech and international students. Palacký University joined the programme in 1997 and since then the Faculty of Arts has established more than 400 long-term partnerships within this programme, with European and also with non-European countries.

Incoming students could receive for  their mobility a financial support from different programmes for exchange mobilities. The following list gives links to some of the best-known mobility programmes in which the Faculty of Arts participates:

  1. ERASMUS + (EU countries)
  2. ERASMUS + International Credit Mobility (Non-EU countries)
  3. University/Faculty Partnership Agreements
  4. CEEPUS
  5. Bilateral International Agreements (Government Exchange Programmes)
  6. Freemovers
  7. Other Mobility Programmes (Visegrad Fund, ASEM-DUO Scholarships, AKTION, DAAD...)
  8. Traineeships

 

Information about admission and application process, about deadlines, courses etc. is avilable on website https://www.ff.upol.cz/en/exchange-students-and-guests/study-information/ 

1. ERASMUS+ (EU countries)

The Erasmus+ Programme is the most popular exchange programme. The Faculty of Arts collaborate with hudge number of EU universities and has established more than 400 long-term partnerships. 

At the Palacký University, nomination and application process is in charge of the central International Relations Office (IRO UP). General information, instructions, application procedure, documents can be found on central IRO website: http://www.upol.cz/en/menu/erasmus-exchange/.

  • Officer for incoming Erasmus+ students → nomination and application: Mrs Zuzana Hamdanieh, zuzana.hamdanieh@upol.cz
  • Officer for incoming Erasmus+ students →  UP Information system STAG: Mrs Simona Černá, simona.cerna@upol.cz
  • Coordinator/advisor for the study plan → Learning Agreement: departmental coordinators

2. ERASMUS+ ICM (Non-EU countries)

Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility for non-EU students: At the Palacký University, nomination and application procedur is in charge of the central International Relations Office (IRO UP). General information, instructions, application procedure, documents can be found on central IRO website: https://www.upol.cz/en/students/exchange-students/erasmus-international-credit-mobility/ .

  • Officer for incoming ICM Erasmus+ students → nomination and application: Mrs Eva Ohnisková,  eva.ohniskova@upol.cz, Tereza Kalousková, tereza.kalouskova@upol.cz
  • Officer for incoming ICM Erasmus+ students for the traineeship: Mrs Marie Raková, marie.rakova@upol.cz 
  • Officer for incoming ICM Erasmus+ students →  UP Information system STAG: Mrs Simona Černá, simona.cerna@upol.cz
  • Coordinator/advisor for the study plan → Learning Agreement: departmental coordinators

At the moment, the Faculty cooperates with the following non-EU partner institutions:

Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Israel, Morocco, Mosambik, Russia, Ukraine, the Republic of Cape Verde, the Republic of Indonesia

3. University/Faculty Partnership Agreements

Some bilateral exchanges are implemented under an agreement between the Faculty of Arts and a partner university (Faculty Cooperation Agreements). The faculty IRO is responsible for such stays. At the moment, such Faculty Partnership Agreements are in place with Osaka University (School of Letters) and Tomsk State University.

Contact person for incoming students and teachers: Mrs Simona Černá, International Office, simona.cerna@upol.cz

Application process:

Students are nominated by partner universities. After being nominated, students are invited to register online in the UP portal. Students will not be admitted without registration. For the application and registration, see: https://stag.upol.cz/portal/studium/uchazec/ects-prijezdy.html?pc_lang=en

After filling in the online registration form, you will receive an automated confirmation of your registration. The confirmation email will also include login details for the UP portal; you must keep the email in case you need to go back to the application (registration form) to amend or modify it and in case of registering of courses in the UP IS STAG.

The conditions of the stay are similar to those of Erasmus+ programmes; students need not pay tuition fees, and are eligible for pre-booked dormitory accommodation. If students come for a whole semester/academic year, they must draw up the online Learning Agreement before their arrival.

The courses offered at the Faculty of Arts in a foreign language are  listed here.

4. CEEPUS

This abbreviation means Central European Exchange Programme for University Studies. The CEEPUS programme supports cooperation between Central Europe countries through university networks.

The Faculty of Arts participates in 7 networks:

1) Language and Literature in a Central European Context 
Coordinator/advisor: Mr Bas Hamers, Department of Dutch Studies, bas.hamers@upol.cz

2) Idea of Europe in European Culture, History and Politics
Coordinator/advisor: Mrs Radmila Švaříčková Slabáková, Dept. of History,  radmila.svarickova@upol.cz

3) Slavic Philology and its Cultural Context
Coordinator/advisor: Mrs. Martina Pálušová, Dept. of Slavonics Studies, martina.palusova@upol.cz

4) E-Bologna for Translation Studies Programmes in Central and Eastern European Countries 
Coordinator/advisor: Mrs Veronika Sejkorová, Dept. of British and American Studies, veronika.sejkorova@upol.cz

5) Inter-American Studies
Coordinator/advisor: Mr David Livingstone, Dept. of English and American Studies, david.livingstone@upol.cz

6) Korean Studies in Central and Eastern Europe
Coordinator/advisor: Mr Andreas Schirmer, Dept. of Asian Studies, andreas.schirmer@upol.cz

7) Red de Hispanistas de Europa Central
Coordinator/advisor: Mr Jakub Hromada, Dept. of Roman Studies, jakub.hromada@upol.cz

For information about the programme see: www.ceepus.info

Contact person for incoming students and teachers: Mrs Simona Černá, International Office, simona.cerna@upol.cz

Application process:

The application filed by the student must be approved by the National CEEPUS Office (NCO). If the scholarship has been awarded, the NCO will inform the student and the CEEPUS coordinator of Palacký University.

If you have been selected for the CEEPUS programme, you must register in the UP portal online.
For the application and registration, see: https://stag.upol.cz/portal/studium/uchazec/ects-prijezdy.html?pc_lang=en

The conditions of the stay are similar to those of Erasmus+ programmes; students need not pay tuition fees, and are eligible for pre-booked dormitory accommodation. If students come for a whole semester/academic year, they must draw up the online Learning Agreement before their arrival. To choose your courses, consult the contact persons of the CEEPUS network (see above).

The courses offered at the Faculty of Arts in a foreign language are listed here.

To check the CEEPUS scholarship rates,  see: https://www.ceepus.info/public/nco/ncoinformation_main.aspx?Country=CZ#nbb. Any costs of the stay that exceed the scholarship will be borne by the student.

5. Bilateral International Agreements

Government Exchange Programmes

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport of the Czech Republic annually offers scholarships to foreign nationals. Such scholarships are awarded to applicants nominated by the competent authorities of eligible countries. Scholarships of this type are designed for university/college students or graduates and Ph.D. candidates (exceptionally also for university researchers/teachers) who wish to do a study or research stay at one of the Czech public institutions of higher education. Its length usually ranges from 2 to 10 months depending on the agreement made by the Czech government and the government of the respective country; the agreement also defines the categories of eligible recipients.

Contact person for incoming students and teachers: Mrs Simona Černá, simona.cerna@upol.cz

For more information see: http://www.msmt.cz/eu-and-international-affairs/scholarships

Application process:

Students are nominated by partner universities/national governments. After being nominated, students are invited to register online in the UP portal. Students will not be admitted without registration. For the application and registration, see: https://stag.upol.cz/portal/studium/uchazec/ects-prijezdy.html?pc_lang=en

After filling in the registration form, you will receive an automated confirmation of your registration. The confirmation email will also include login details for the UP portal; you must keep the email in case you need to go back to the application (registration form) to amend or modify it and in case of the registering of courses.

The conditions of the stay are similar to those of Erasmus+ programmes; students need not pay tuition fees, and are eligible for pre-booked dormitory accommodation. If students come for a whole semester/academic year, they must draw up the online Learning Agreement before their arrival.

The courses offered at the Faculty of Arts in a foreign language are  listed here.

6. Freemovers

If you wish to study at our Faculty for one semester or academic year without a cooperation agreement in place, you will be required to pay tuition fees. The tuition fees must be paid by students who wish to register for courses taught in a language other than Czech. Please contact the IRO of the Faculty of Arts to discuss your study plans and ask any questions.

A minimum number of credits that you must register in one semester equals 15 ECTS credits (BA and MA programmes). Stays of Ph.D. students are dealt with on a case-by-case basis depending on the field of their dissertation. Approximate tuition fees: BA programme: EUR 1000 EUR/semester; MA programme (follow-up) EUR 1250 EUR/semester; Ph.D. programme EUR 1500/semester.

Contact person for incoming students: Mrs Simona Černá, simona.cerna@upol.cz

Application process:

Students are nominated by partner universities/national governments. After being nominated, students are invited to register online in the UP portal. Students will not be admitted without registration. For the application and registration, see: https://stag.upol.cz/portal/studium/uchazec/ects-prijezdy.html?pc_lang=en

After filling in the registration form, you will receive an automated confirmation of your registration. The confirmation email will also include login details for the UP portal; you must keep the email in case you need to go back to the application (registration form) to amend or modify it and in case of the registering of courses.

The conditions of the stay: students need pay tuition fees, then they are eligible for pre-booked dormitory accommodation. If students come for a whole semester/academic year, they must draw up the online Learning Agreement before their arrival.

The courses offered at the Faculty of Arts in a foreign language are  listed here.

7. Other Mobility Programmes

There are many other programmes supporting student mobility. These periods are organized by universities, research institutes, educational foundations, institutions attached to embassies, national governments, non-profit governmental organizations, etc.

Contact person for incoming students: Mrs Simona Černá, simona.cerna@upol.cz

Application process:

Students are nominated by partner universities/national governments. After being nominated, students are invited to register online in the UP portal. Students will not be admitted without registration. For the application and registration, see: https://stag.upol.cz/portal/studium/uchazec/ects-prijezdy.html?pc_lang=en

After filling in the registration form, you will receive an automated confirmation of your registration. The confirmation email will also include login details for the UP portal; you must keep the email in case you need to go back to the application (registration form) to amend or modify it and in case of the registering of courses.

The conditions of the stay are similar to those of Erasmus+ programmes; students need not pay tuition fees, and are eligible for pre-booked dormitory accommodation. If students come for a whole semester/academic year, they must draw up the online Learning Agreement before their arrival.

The courses offered at the Faculty of Arts in a foreign language are  listed here.

8. Traineeships

If you are interested in traineeship at Palacký University (Faculty of Arts), please follow these steps:

  1. According to your interest, check Palacký University website, if there is an institute/center/department fitting your plans. You are expected to communicate directly with such department/faculty. Indicate a scope of activities you plan to dowithin your prospective traineeship.
  2. Contact the prospective department by email in order to find out if there is a chance they would accept you. Introduce yourself, specify the period ou wish to do the traineeship. Describe your competencies and plans. Attach your CV and Motivation Letter.
  3. In case the department/faculty expresses interest in having you as a trainee, you will be reguired to submit some paperwork e.g. a proof of your language knowledge, a letter of recommendation; there may be a skype or a telephone interview requested.

Please inform appropriate department what documents you need for your home institution (both Letter of Acceptance and Learning Agreement for Traineeship or only Learning Agreement for Traineeship)

  1. Please note that there may be deadlines and additional requirements set by the receiving department you must respect.
  2. If you need visa to enter the Czech Republic, please note that the visa proces can také up to two month. Request the visa supporting documents from the department as soon as possible.
  3. Accommodation in the university dormitory can be requested, but it is not quaranteed. If the accommodation capacity is full, you must arrange accommodation yourself. UP do not provide any assistance in this regard.

Contact person for incoming students: Mrs Simona Černá, simona.cerna@upol.cz

Application process:

Students are nominated by partner universities. After being nominated, students are invited to register online in the UP portal. Students will not be admitted without registration. For the application and registration, see: https://stag.upol.cz/portal/studium/uchazec/ects-prijezdy.html?pc_lang=en

After filling in the registration form, you will receive an automated confirmation of your registration. The confirmation email will also include login details for the UP portal; you must keep the email in case you need to go back to the application (registration form) to amend or modify it.

The conditions of the stay: students do not need pay tuition fees (Erasmus, University/Faculty Partnership Agreements), then they are eligible for pre-booked dormitory accommodation. If students come for a whole semester/academic year, they must draw up the paper Learning Agreement for Traineeship before their arrival.