There are CTU dormitories (in Czech ”Kolej”) all around Prague. They are shown on the map below.
Usually Erasmus+ students live in one of the two biggest, Masarykova kolej and Strahov. They are marked in red rectangles on the map.
Rooms in the dormitories are usually inexpensive, conveniently located and all have high-speed internet access. The price ranges they can be found here: https://www.suz.cvut.cz/files/financni_naklady_en.pdf.
You will share a room (single rooms are usually not available, and cannot be arranged by the international office). The allocation of rooms in dormitories is not the responsibility of the international office, but of an organization called SUZ (Service Facilities Administration).
The dorms usually provide a wide range of activities as they have their own gyms, pubs, clubs and hanging out rooms. This is especially true for Strahov, where the dorms form a student community of their own. For details, visit the dormitories student club website.
If you do not like the accommodation provided there is always the alternative of renting on the open market. Private accommodation is currently usually available at lower prices than in west European capital cities. However, once you occupy a place at a dormitory, note that your dormitory accommodation agreement includes a considerable penalty if you decide to move out without giving the required notice.
Important dates summary for Winter term 2018/2019
- Application possible
- 1 March – 13 August 2018
- Results of the application (room allocation)
- 17 August 2018
- Deadline for payment of the deposit (5.000 CZK) to confirm your reservation
- 24 August 2018
- Application cancellation possible
- 25 August – 27 September 2018
- Regular arrival period
- 17 – 27 September 2018
- Till 27 September you can send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org to move in before/after the regular arrival period. The email must include your name, date of birth, contact information and the date when you wanna move in.
More information at: https://www.suz.cvut.cz/en/dormitories.
Insurance agreement for your property
The insurance agreement covers only the most basic items. Any major items, e.g., laptops, must be SPECIFIED in writing in the agreement, otherwise they are not covered. This agreement is part of the paperwork given to you when you arrive for the first time to your dorm. If windows have been left open or doors have been left unlocked, or if the occupier of the property is negligent, the insurance company will not pay out. The university does not accept liability for loss of students’ property.
You must follow the dorm regulations, otherwise you risk serious disciplinary measures that can lead to exclusion from the dormitory!!!
- Observe silence between 22:00 and 6:00
- Do not use the FIRE EXTINGUISHER, except in an emergency
- Do not smoke in the dorm
- If you have a party, do not leave any mess in the communal areas, and observe the rules on silence!!!
- If you have personal overnight visits, they must be registered in the Visitors Book, which is normally at the reception desk. Overnight visitors have to pay a small fee.
The International Office will not appeal against the decision to exclude students from the dormitory for major or persistent infringements against the dorm regulations. It takes the view that dormitory residents should be protected from students who behave without due respect for other residents.
- The Internet access in the dormitories is in the hands of the Dormitories Student Clubs
- To get it you need to join this club and the membership fee serves as the payment.
- To connect you might need a data cable.In general, however, the internet access at the dorms should be the fastest in Prague.
- Wifi access is widely available, e.g. in the foyer of Masarykova dorm.