- 1.Obligations of the student and the universityStudents who study longer than the standard period of study increased by one year are obliged to pay the tuition fee according to Section 58(3) of the Higher Education Act. Annex 2 to the MU Statutes specifies how fees are set and assessed at the MU. It is the duty of a public higher education institution to assess fees to students who fulfil the conditions laid down by law. Students are obliged to disclose to the school information about their studies that contradicts the data recorded in the national register of studies. The school, in turn, shall disclose details of the algorithm and the specific calculation on which the fee is assessed.
- 2.Related background documents
- 3.Under what circumstances will I pay the tuition feeThe tuition fee is payable by a student who has exceeded his/her standard period of study by one year. It should be stressed here that the total duration of each study includes (and must include) the duration of any studies completed other than graduating, unless the student has completed (graduated) a study programme of the same type after the completion of such studies (the types of study programmes relevant for the fee obligation are Bachelor's and Master's degrees). A period of time when more than one "failed" field of study was underway concurrently is counted only once. The fact that a 'failed' field of study ran concurrently with another properly completed study does not prevent it from being counted towards the total period of study of the subsequent field of study. In the event that a student completes any of his/her studies graduating, previously completed studies of the same type shall cease to count towards the total period of study in any subsequent studies. Upon regular completion of a Bachelor's degree, periods of previous unsuccessful Bachelor's studies shall cease to be counted, and upon completion of a Master's degree (both non-continuing and continuing), periods of Master's studies previously completed other than by graduating (both non-continuing and continuing) shall cease to be counted. The period of interrupted study and the period of study during the recognised period of parenthood (Section 21(1)(f) of the Act) are not counted towards the total period of study.
- 4.Fee for study in a study programme conducted in a foreign languageA student studying in a study programme conducted in a foreign language is obliged to pay a fee pursuant to Section 58(4) of the Act.
- 5.Basic procedure for the assessment of tuition feesThe fee is assessed to the student by the Dean of the Faculty by written decision. The decision is delivered to the student's (or his/her proxy's) own hands at the contact address listed in the IS MU. If the student does not accept the delivery, the decision is delivered to him/her by an alternative method after the expiry of the storage period (the fiction of delivery is created) and the text of the decision is published in the IS MU. The tuition fee is always assessed for every six calendar months from the beginning of the fee obligation, regardless of the academic year schedule. The obligation to pay a particular fee assessed shall not be extinguished by termination or interruption of studies during the period for which the fee was assessed. In the event that the student fails to pay the assessed fee within the statutory time limit (90 days from the date of receipt of the decision, even in the case of a request for review of the decision if the decision is made before the 90 days have elapsed), he/she runs the risk of enforcement action.
- 6.How do I find out if and why I have been assessed a tuition fee?To find out if you have been/will be charged a fee and other information about your studies, please follow the linksThe Information system Student During studies History of my studies and fee calculationIf you have already been assessed a tuition fee, you can find out the amount in the applicationThe Information system Student During studies Calculated feeswhere you will find detailed information such as the assessment number, the type of charge, the amount of the charge and the period for which it was levied. It also shows the date of delivery of the assessment, the date of entry into force and the due date. Under the link 'Copy of the levy decision' you will find a copy of the text of the decision and the reasons for it. The application also offers the option to request a payment plan for a specific assessment. Use the option "Submit a request for a payment plan", fill in the text box with the reason for issuing a payment plan and submit the request by clicking on "I am submitting a request".
- 7.How do I find out the amount of tuition fees?You can find the amount of the fees in the table, which you can access on the wayThe Information system Student During studies View tuition fees
- 8.How do I pay the specific tuition fee?Pay the tuition fee by bank transfer. Each statement has its own variable symbol, which is important to fill in accurately on the payment order (otherwise the fee statement may be considered unpaid until the student proves otherwise). All information required for payment can be found on the assessment notice or in the IS among your assessments:The Information system Student During studies Calculated feesIf a student appeals a fee assessment decision, the student shall wait to pay the fee until after the appeal decision has been received. If the student's fee has been reduced, the reduced amount will appear in the IS only after the MU administrative worker has entered the final decision. The reduced fee may be paid even if the reduced amount is not yet in the IS.
- 9.How do I apply for a tuition fee reduction or waiver?
If a student has been assessed a tuition fee, he/she has the right to file an appeal (by mail or in person at the faculty's study department) within 30 days, which may include a request for a waiver or reduction of the tuition fee. The last day for filing an appeal is always the 30th day after the date of delivery of the decision. If this last day falls on a non-business day, the student may still submit the appeal on the first following business day.
Details of the appeal can be obtained by each student from the study department of the relevant faculty. The student is required to explain and document the reasons for his/her request. When considering a student's request for a fee waiver or reduction, the student's academic performance, social situation of the family, health reasons, participation in a study abroad or representation of Masaryk University are taken into account. It is not necessary to document the data that can be found in the IS MU.The obligation to pay the assessed fee does not cease even if the student ceases to study at MU during the period for which the fee was assessed. If the student wishes to have this circumstance taken into account, he or she must also apply for a fee reduction or waiver within the statutory time limit, even if it is uncertain at the time of the application whether the termination or interruption of studies will take place at all. In such a case, the proceedings will be stayed after the appeal has been lodged until the student has actually completed or interrupted his/her studies (or until it is clear that he/she will not). If a student misses the 30-day deadline, this delay may be excused for very serious and documented reasons, that objectively prevented the student from submitting the application on time. In such a case, the appeal shall be submitted together with the request for waiver of the missed deadline and the reasons therefor.
- 10.How do I request to spread my tuition fee into smaller instalments?It is possible to apply for a repayment plan directly to the Dean of the Faculty electronically via the applicationThe Information system Student During studies Calculated feesHowever, the application will only be processed after the actual decision to assess the tuition fee has become final, so that if the amount is reduced by the Rector, the instalments will be set with regard to the final amount of fees. To make the application process easier, you can apply for a so-called standard instalment plan, which automatically divides the final fee amount into six equal monthly instalments. The condition is that the final amount of the fee must be divisible by six and at least CZK 6 000. The decision to allocate a standard instalment plan is simpler and quicker. The student can also request an individual repayment plan,to allow for any exceptions and individual entitlements. It is therefore assessed for each student individually on the basis of the text included in the application, which duly justifies the request.
- 11.Data entering into the calculation of the fee determinationInformation from two sources is entered into the calculation: the MU Information System and the so-called Combined Information of Student Records (hereinafter referred to as "student records"). The MU Information System takes into account information about the person and the person's studies at MU. Information on a person's studies at other universities in the Czech Republic is taken from the student register. The subject of the examination are studies covered by the above-mentioned Higher Education Act. These are studies which took place at least one day after 1 January 1999. This means that the period of studies (successfully, unsuccessfully) concluded before 1999 is not included in the calculation. The duration of studies that started before 1999 and continued afterwards are included in the calculation in full. Only bachelor's and master's degrees are included in the calculation. Doctoral studies shall not be assessed a fee, nor shall the time spent therein be taken into account when calculating the fee for other studies. Data from the student register is taken twice a year. The study departments of individual MU faculties have the option of adding so-called correction records, to the student record records, which have higher validity and replace the original student record records when calculating fees. In the same way, the study department can also add other studies of a foreign school. However, the corrective record is deleted the next time the data is collected from the national student record, so it is always better to resolve discrepancies in the data at another university at that university, which is the only one that can also correct its data for the national student record. Only information from the MU Information System is used to evaluate the course of study at MU. In these cases, the information obtained from the registry is ignored.
- 12.What should I do if I find discrepancies in my data?Faculties, typically faculty study departments, are responsible for the accuracy of information about studies at MU. Please report any discrepancies in the data to them immediately. It is the responsibility of the relevant staff at other universities in the Czech Republic to ensure that the information about studies at other universities is correct. In the event of discrepancies, it is best to contact the designated staff member of the university concerned.
- 13.Important terms
- Standard study period
- The standard period of study (according to § 44(2)(f)) always refers to the study programme and is stated in years.
- Period studied in the study
- It is calculated as the number of days studied in the study(s) for which the calculation is made.
- Total study period for the study fee
- shall be calculated as the number of days actively studied (i.e., days on which study has not been interrupted) in the field of study for which the fee is being assessed and in all unsuccessfully completed fields of study up to the date on which the calculation is made, unless the student does not complete a field of study of the same type after completing such filed of study. Studies which have been completed by successful completion of a national examination shall not be counted. Interrupted studies and any other studies in progress at the date of calculation shall not be counted. If a student is (was) studying more than one study at the same time on the same day, this day is counted once. The period of study during the recognised period of parenthood (§ 21(1)(f)) does not count towards the total period of study.
A student may end his/her studies by transferring to another school, faculty or study programme. If the algorithm has found a follow-up study to the study terminated by transfer, then these studies are treated as one. This means that if the study to which the student transferred is successfully completed, then the study from which the student transferred is not included in the total time completed. The transfers found are on the page
The Information system Student During studies History of my studies and fee calculationmarked with red arrows. You can transfer from one study to a maximum of one other study. The study to which a student has transferred is the one with the closest enrolment date to the end date of the study from which the student has transferred.
- Type of study programme
- The type of study programme is listed in
The Information system Studium Programmes, fields and specializationsTuition fees are assessed for Bachelor's, Master's and post-master's degree programmes. If it is a doctoral programme, no fees are set. Fees within the meaning of the above mechanism shall also not apply to advanced Master's state examination and lifelong learning. The type of study programme relevant for the assessment of which studies should be counted towards the total study period is the bachelor's and master's type (follow-up and non-follow-up).
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