Study at USB
The following instructions apply to all foreigners who are new incoming students or who have been abroad more than 12 hours and are returning back to the Czech Republic. An exception is for EU citizens with a certificate of temporary residence and foreigners with a permanent residence permit. These students must follow the same rules like Czech citizens (see website of the Ministry of Interior).
By the law, any USB student or employee who have been abroad in a medium, high or very high risk country for more than 12 hours and is going back to USB must inform its study department / superior and respect all legal obligations.
ARRIVAL to the CZECH REPUBLIC
For most of the students, it is compulsory to fill-in a form before arrival (www.prijezdovyformular.cz) and submit a negative PCR test to Covid-19 undergone no later than 72 hours before the start of the journey and enter "self-isolation".
Follow the instructions depending on what country you are travelling from here: Entry to the Czech Republic_sum up and the web of the Ministry of Interior with a visual Conditions for entry to the Czech Republic
The rules for entering the territory of the Czech Republic and quarantine measures are defined by the Protective measure issued by the Ministry of Health.
List of countries according to the level of risk: https://koronavirus.mzcr.cz/en/list-of-countries-according-to-the-level-of-risk/
With effect from from 27th April 2021 until 31th May 2021, based on Protective measure issued by the Ministry of Health, Czech citizens and foreigners with residence in the Czech Republic are banned to enter countries with an extreme risk transmission of COVID19 which are: Botswana, Brazil, Eswatini (Swaziland), the Republic of India, the Republic of South Africa, Kenya, Colombia, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Peru, Tanzania (including Zanzibar and Pemba islands), Zambia and Zimbabwe. This does not apply to citizens of these countries and to travels, which cannot be postponed due to their nature and which were announced beforehand to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic.
More information about USB dormitories: https://www.jcu.cz/study-at-usb/practical-info/accommodation/university-dormitories or http://kam.jcu.cz/cs/ (webpages mostly in Czech – you can use automatic google translate)
According to the Decision n°04/2021 of the Director of Dormitories, shortly, students arriving from abroad have to:
1. arriving from low risk green countries: no obligations; just check in at the reception of your assigned dormitory
2. arriving from medium risk orange countries: submit a negative PCR test undergone no more than 72 hours before the start of the journey immediately at the reception when checking in
3. arriving from high risk red countries:
4. arriving from very high risk dark red countries:
In case that your first PCR test undergone before your departure or the second one undergone in the Czech Republic is positive, contact immediately your Faculty International office coordinator (in usual working hours) or Emergency call line available 24/7 at +420 702 027 176.
PCR TEST CENTRES NEAR THE CAMPUS IN ČESKÉ BUDĚJOVICE
Faculty of Science: https://www.prf.jcu.cz/en/invitations/sars-cov-2-informations.html
Next clinics: https://www.next-clinics.cz/en/testovani/ceske-budejovice
STUDIES at USB
Please follow the instructions given by your faculty coordinator, consult with them your learning agreement and your registration to courses.
Contacts to Faculty coordinators: www.jcu.cz/study-at-usb/contacts
Due to current restrictions linked with epidemiological situation, the studies at USB are currently running mainly online (distance learning). We expect, that the situation will be the same for the whole summer semester 2021. Distance learning will go on until the Czech government would allow on-site learning (in classrooms). You should always be prepared for both form of studies (distance – online and on-site)
It is needed to have your own IT equipment (notebook) in order to be able to follow classes. Most of teachers are using MS Teams, Moodle, Zoom.
HEALTH INSURANCE – Declaration of honour
Each student has the responsibility to arrange his/her own insurance for medical purposes and in case of medical repatriation need.
Information at USB practical info page.
Before leaving home, please check that you have valid insurance.
- Students from EU countries: It is necessary to have a European Health Insurance Card, that entitles you to the provision of necessary and urgent health care free-of-charge. It is highly recommended to have a supplementary travel health insurance, especially in case you would need a medical repatriation.
- Students with visa obligation: according to visa requirements, you need to purchase a comprehensive health insurance coverage.
Declaration of honour
Before your first arrival to the Czech Republic, please fill-in and sign the Declaration of honour , confirming that you are insured, including Covid-19 risks, during your stay at USB. Send the scanned copy of the Declaration of honour to your Study department, and bring the original document with you. It will be requested on the first days after your arrival.
ESN USB Budweis and BUDDY SYSTEM
ESN USB Budweis is a student organisation that helps international students. They are prepared to welcome you and help you enjoy your stay at USB.
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/esnusb/
Instagram profile: https://www.instagram.com/esnusb/
You can also contact them by email at email@example.com and visit their webpage www.esnusb.cz
BUDDIES: A buddy is a local student who helps the international student with arrival and integration in the life of the University of South Bohemia. You can request a buddy by filling-in this form.
Please be aware that this year the buddies may not be able to pick you up in person at the train/bus station. Anyway they can keep in touch with you by phone, whatsapp, messenger to support you during your arrival.
ESN USB Budweis and Rectorate International Office operate Whatsapp communication group for international students, if you are interested to join it, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
USB has a 24/7 service for international students: an emergency phone number that you can contact in case you need to provide support in English in emergency situation.