Come and grasp the unique opportunity to participate in top research and development
The Faculty of Chemistry welcomes students and visitors from all over the world. Our aim is to maintain inspiring international environment that is why the faculty has currently almost 50 bilateral agreements with institutions around the world. We actively promote international exchange within the Erasmus+ framework. Among our partner institutions are University of Pierre and Marie Curie in Paris, Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim or University of Applied Sciences in Dresden.
An attractive part of the study at FCH are the laboratory projects that are led by our scholars in English in various areas of research. They are offered in both winter and summer semester and are open to both bachelor’s and master’s degree students.
Examples of current project topics open for students and trainees: Characterization of organic compounds, Research and development of modern hydrogel materials, Plasma chemistry, Environmental analysis, Photochemistry and photocatalysis, Biocolloids, Scrubber absorption, Physical microbiology and Organic electronics and photovoltaics.
FCH also participates in the successful International Staff Week organized by Brno University of Technology as well as encourages its students and academics to gain foreign experience and participate in international activities at FCH BUT.
- Doctoral applications deadline: 30 April, 15 September, 15 January
- Erasmus+ application period (winter semester + academic year): 31 March – 31 May
- Erasmus+ summer semester applications: 15 September – 15 November
Studies in English
The faculty employs credit system (ECTS). The academic year is divided into two semesters: winter semester (September–January) and summer semester (February–June).
We offer a wide range of courses in English in the following areas: chemistry of foodstuffs, chemistry and technology of environmental protection, material chemistry, physical and consumer chemistry, biotechnology and many others. Exchange students may also choose from courses offered by other faculties, as well as sports (BUT has its own excellent sporting facilities). However, a minimum 70% of courses need to be from FCH.
1) Degree studies
- Environmental Sciences and Engineering – master’s double degree programme in collaboration with University Koblenz-Landau (Germany)
- Doctoral study programmes 2 000 EUR/year Physical Chemistry, Macromolecular Chemistry, Chemistry, Technology and Properties of Materials, Food Chemistry and Technology Information how to apply can be found at www.fch.vut.cz/en/applicant/degree-phd/hta.
- In progress: Biophysical Chemistry joint doctoral degree with University of Huelva (Spain)
2) Short-term studies
Erasmus+ Application period:
Winter semester + academic year: 31 March to 31 May
Summer semester: 15 September to 15 November
Make sure that your university has a bilateral agreement with FCH BUT and that you were nominated by your faculty coordinator. A student sends a scanned copy of the Learning Agreement signed by student and home university by e-mail.
– for both bachelor and master students/trainees; the current offer available at fch.vut.cz/en/students/courses
3) Winter and Summer Laboratory Projects
All applications are submitted online at www.vutbr.cz/eprihlaska/en/z/. Students applying to FCH BUT must submit a medical certificate proving that they are able to work in the chemical laboratory and their photo for the BUT student card (for free). Degree students prove their previous academic qualification by submitting a verified copy of their diploma and diploma supplement.
New study programme: Environmental science and engineering
The new study programme is a result of the faculty’s long‑term cooperation with the University of Koblenz Landau (UKL) in Germany. It is a double degree study; the language of instruction at both institutions is English, and the graduates get two academic degrees: MSc. (UKL) and Ing. (FCH BUT). Courses at UKL are focused on the processes in various parts of the environment, advanced statistical data processing and environmental economy. At FCH courses specialize primarily on advanced technologies of environmental protection, mostly concerning water, soil and waste processing. The study programme offers several specializations from which students choose according to their preferences: environmental analysis, applied ecology, socioeconomics and environmental management or environmental modelling.
The Faculty of Chemistry BUT is located in the very heart of Europe, in South Moravian Region capital Brno. Its location makes it easy to travel to Austria, Slovakia, Poland and Germany. The city of Brno is a seat of 12 universities with more than 70 000 students which make the city attractive to companies and start-ups oriented to new technologies hiring new talents. The prestigious status of the city is the reason why The NY Times referred to Brno as to “new Cambridge”. The faculty is situated in Czech Technology Park, an area of 120 hectares integrating education, research, business, industry and even leisure, close to the city centre, with many direct routes of public transport.
The faculty is located on BUT campus. Therefore, the students are close to lecture halls, study rooms and the library. A single location concentrates everything from dormitories to cultural and sporting activities. Sports enthusiasts can choose from 42 specializations on 5 different levels, also from a number of courses, seminars and trainings.
One of the greatest advantages of FCH is the possibility of accommodation in the dormitory Pod Palackého vrchem, directly on campus. With newly refurbished rooms, it was named the most beautiful student accommodation in the Czech Republic. The dormitory offers a washing machine, dryer, study room, bicycle storage and music room with a piano.
BUT has a detailed practical information guide available at the English website www.vutbr.cz/en/life/guide. The faculty’s specific instructions (locker and keys, lab coats, work safety, login and password to the information system) are provided by the International Office of the Faculty of Chemistry which organizes Orientation Day at the beginning of every semester.
Students are advised to join Welcome Week organized by the International Relations Office of the BUT rectorate. International students and trainees can also use the assistance of ESN VUT Brno. You can register in the online system and apply for a buddy on the website but.esnbrno.cz/.
Responsibility: Ing. Jan Brada