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 around 50 bilateral agreements and memoranda with institutions abroad. We actively promote international exchange within the Erasmus+ framework, we are involved in the CEEPUS networks, we also accept freemovers, IASTE trainees and other.
Each year, the faculty accepts many students for traineeships in its labs, supervised by our academics. 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 (however, it might be more difficult 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 with English as a language of instruction. Due to a smaller number of international students, some theoretical courses might take the form of individual consultations (= no scheduled 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.
Before the application deadline, students must fill in the online application, including Learning Agreement / Traineeship Agreement. Please include precise contact information (postal address, phone number, email – please avoid Hotmail/Yahoo), it is especially crucial when you require a visa for your stay in the Czech Republic.
The application protocol and LA/TA must be confirmed by your home university, and their electronic version sent by e-mail no later than 31 May (winter semester or academic year) / 15 November (summer semester).
Besides the application protocol and LA/TA, the following documents are submitted by e-mail:
- Your photo for your student ID (in the format: SURNAME_Name.JPG)
- Medical certificate of fitness for work in a laboratory (a proof that they do not suffer from allergies, asthma, epilepsy etc.).
Documents from BUT
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:
- Proof of acceptance to 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.
If you wish to stay in the Czech Republic for a period exceeding 90 days from the date of your entry into the Czech Republic, you must ensure that you have a travel insurance covering a comprehensive medical care. From September 20, 2023, such insurance can be arranged with any insurance company authorised to provide it in the Czech Republic.
If you applied for long-term visa at an office of the Diplomatic Mission of the Czech Republic, you have to submit a certificate proving your travel medical insurance, before you can collect your long-term visa, meeting the following criteria:
- Travel and medical insurance covering necessary and urgent medical care for the initial 90 days of your stay, and at the same time another agreement concluded with an insurance company authorised to provide comprehensive medical insurance in the Czech Republic.
- You may also submit a Certificate of Agreement with insurance company on a comprehensive medical insurance for the entire period of your stay.
Winter semester 2023/2024
Lectures in the winter semester
Statehood Day – St Wenceslas (public holiday)
Struggle for Freedom and Democracy Day, International Students’ Day (public holiday)
Summer semester 2023/2024
Lectures in the summer semester
Labour Day (public holiday)
Liberation Day (public holiday)
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