The Faculty of Chemistry welcomes students and visitors from all over the world. Our aim is to maintain an inspiring international environment. Currently, we have almost 50 bilateral agreements with foreign institutions. We actively promote international exchange within the Erasmus+ framework, we are involved in the CEEPUS networks and also accept freemovers.
Each year, the faculty accepts many students for traineeships in its labs, supervised by our researchers. Has any of our research fields sparked your professional interest? Would you like to know more about the traineeship possibilities? Do not hesitate to contact our researchers directly or ask our International Office for assistance. Trainees are usually accepted all year round (it might be slightly more difficulty in July & August).
How to apply
Make sure that your university has a bilateral agreement with FCH BUT and that you were nominated by your faculty coordinator.
Semestral laboratory projects
Projects have gradually become the most attractive opportunity for many international students. Laboratory projects (30 ECTS / semester) focused on various areas of research are taught in English and offer the student to hone their laboratory skills in smaller groups and come up with their own research results. We offer them in both semesters, and they are available for both the bachelor’s and master’s degree students. For further details, do not hesitate to contact our coordinator.
Students are offered a number of theoretical courses and laboratory classes taught in English. Due to a smaller number of international students, some theoretical courses might take the form of individual consultations (= no lectures). Exchange students may also choose to study various courses offered by other faculties of BUT. The majority (approx. 70%) of courses/credits in your Learning Agreement must be from the Faculty of Chemistry.
Make sure that you are nominated by your home institution prior to the start of the application process.
- winter semester + academic year: 31 March – 31 May
- summer semester applications: 15 September – 15 November
- extension of your Erasmus+ study period: 30 November
Prospective students who require a visa to travel to the Czech Republic should place their BUT electronic application as soon as possible. Late applications may result in not obtaining your admission documents and visa on time.
Fill in the electronic application protocol and online Learning Agreement / Traineeship Agreement. Prospective students choose courses online, directly from our information system. It is vital to include correct contact information (address, phone number, email – please avoid Hotmail/Yahoo), especially if you will require a visa to travel to the Czech Republic.
Both documents must be printed out, signed and their scanned version sent by e-mail no later than on 31 May (winter semester or academic year) / 15 November (summer semester).
Besides the application protocol and Learning/Traineeship agreement, the following documents are submitted by e-mail:
- Photo for your student ID (in the format: SURNAME_Name.JPG)
- Medical certificate for work in the chemical laboratory as a proof that the student is able to work in the lab (they do not suffer from allergies, asthma, epilepsy etc.).
After the faculty receives all the necessary documents, the student/trainee will receive by e-mail, no later than on 30 June / 15 December:
- Letter of Acceptance
- Learning Agreement approved by both the sending and the receiving institution
+ Visa students will obtain:
- Confirmation of study (original, in Czech)
- Proof of accommodation (original)
Changes to LA/TA
Changes is Learning Agreement are made electronically. The deadline for submitting Changes: maximum 2 weeks after the beginning of the semester.
Accommodation & visa
The next step for prospective students is a request for accommodation at the BUT dormitories which is placed via an online platform. We cannot confirm the request for accommodation until we have all the necessary information about the student/trainee. Prospective students who require a visa to travel to the Czech Republic should place their BUT electronic application as soon as possible. Late applications may result in not obtaining your admission documents and visa on time. Students from some coutries might be enrolled by BUT to “Student Mode”, a visa facilitation procedure. In these cases, students do not apply for the visa themselves. Contact us for further details about the procedure.
Effective from 2 August 2021, foreign nationals entering the Czech Republic and staying in its territory for more than 90 days have to take out travel medical insurance covering comprehensive health care.
This obligation does not apply to foreign nationals covered by the Czech public health insurance scheme, or whose health care is covered under an international agreement, or who hold a valid EHIC and GHIC health insurance card. Also, this obligation does not apply to EU citizens and their close family members.
This type of insurance as required by the Act on the Residence of Foreign Nationals may be taken out exclusively with Pojišťovna VZP, a.s. (General Health Insurance Company). More about the changes on the website of the Ministry of Interior.
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