Survival Guide

Orientation Week

Orientation Week is held by ISC one week before the semester starts and it provides you a lot of important information which will help you to settle in the Czech Republic. It is strongly recommended to attend this program. During this week you will get to know the main bureaucratic procedures at CTU.

In addition, we will help you to make new local and international friends through parties, games and a lot of trips. You shouldn’t miss this great opportunity!

DAY 1 – Monday (18 September)

Registration at faculties

Only for the Faculty of Architecture (FA) at 13:00 (presentation of atelier works) in the auditorium T9:155 (Gočár)

Initial information meeting

  • When: 13:30 – 16:30 (room opens at 13:10)
  • Where: Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, room T4:D2-256
  • Topics:
    • Official welcome
    • How to enroll in courses and sports at CTU
    • Czech language and Czech culture courses
    • Life in the Czech Republic and how to survive in Prague
    • ESN membership
    • ISC teams and activities
    • Health and property insurance
    • Visa regulations

Slides from the Initial information meeting

DAY 2 – Tuesday (19 September)

Registration at faculties

Note: This is only for Erasmus students and Exchange students. Degree students (those who are studying for a CTU degree), and also Erasmus Mundus students, please contact your Faculty coordinators at your study department.

Registration at your faculty is mandatory. If you can't attend this registration, you need to inform your faculty!

For the registration at faculties, you need to have the University ID username and password already. See KOS (Study information system).

Note: Even if you have courses at multiple faculties, you only need to attend the registration at the ‘main’ faculty you have in your learning agreement.

  • Slides with information about registration at faculties from Monday’s presentation (Autumn 2023)
  • In-person registration:
    • Faculty of Electrical Engineering (FEL / FEE) – 9:00, Room T2:C3-340
    • Faculty of Mechanical Engineering (FS / FME) – 9:00, T4:C2-136
    • Faculty of Transportation (FD / FT) – 9:00, building Konviktská 20, Prague 1; room 205
    • Faculty of Biomedical Engineering (FBMI / FBME) – 9:00 in Kladno building (náměstí Sítná 3105, Kladno), room KL:B-435
    • Masaryk Institute of Advanced Studies (MÚVS / MIAS) – 10:00, room 103 (at the ground floor)
  • On-line registration: (faculty coordinator have already contacted you via e-mail with instructions)
    • Faculty of Civil Engineering (FSv / FCE)
    • Faculty of Information Technology (FIT)
  • For Faculty of Architecture (FA) see Day 1 For other faculties see Day 3
  • You will need:
    • A government-issued ID (e.g. passport)
    • University ID username and password (a.k.a. KOS login information)
    • A pen
  • You will receive:
    • The list of your classes
    • Your schedule

Second information meeting

DAY 3 – Wednesday (20 September)

Registration at faculties

  • In-person registration:
    • Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering (FJFI / FNSPE) – 9:30, building Břehová 7, Prague 1; room B-111
  • See Registration on Tuesday for further information

Prague Discovery Game

A great treasure hunt across Prague organized by the ISC Activities team

inteGREATion party

Get to know each other at the very first ISC inteGREAT party and have fun!

DAY 4–7 – Thursday to Sunday (21–24 September)

Trips around the Czech Republic

One-day or two-day events introducing you to a lot of interesting places

  • When/Where: different times and places for each trip, further information on DAY 2 during the Second information meeting
  • Do not forget:
    • Cash
    • Small snacks and beverages
    • Comfortable clothes and appropriate shoes
    1. Thursday
    2. 21
    3. September
    4. 7:00

    Český Krumlov

    Join us as we embark on a journey to Český Krumlov, a picturesque town with rich history. 🇨🇿 We will explore a magnificent castle 🏰 there and savour delicious local cuisine in a cosy restaurant. 👨‍🍳 The adventure doesn't end there – we'll continue our excursion to České Budějovice, home to the famous Budweiser Budvar brewery, where you'll have the chance to taste renowned Czech beer. 🍻 Get ready for a day of cultural immersion and unforgettable memories! 🤗

    Facebook event!


    1. Friday
    2. 22
    3. September
    4. 7:30

    Kutná Hora

    On this trip we will take you to the old city Kutna Hora, one of the most important Czech royal cities, the city of silver, gothic architecture and a well-known church with the décor made of just human bones and skulls!

    On our visit list are a jewel of the Late Gothic period, the Cathedral of St. Barbara, 14th century Cathedral Sedlec, mentioned unique church, which is named Sedlec Ossuary, and mediaeval silver mines.

    Facebook event!


    1. Saturday
    2. 23
    3. September
    4. 8:00


    🌿 Embark on a Breath-taking Adventure to Adršpach! 🌿

    Attention all adventurous souls and nature lovers! Come join us on Saturday, 23 September for an unforgettable trip to Adršpach. On the way there we will visit a safari park where we can get close to the animals and nature itself. Afterwards we will experience the beautiful scenery of the Czech Republic in one of the largest natural reserves in the nation.

    >We will have a comfortable private bus for the adventure that will take us to the safari park where we can get a nice lunch.

    Afterwards we will head to Adršpach for a hike in this beautiful region.

    We recommend you to bring some snacks, cash, comfortable shoes that you don’t mind walking in and a lot of energy!

    Facebook event!


    1. Saturday
    2. 23
    3. September
    4. 0:00

    Bohemian Switzerland

    Did you know that Narnia movies were filmed in the Czech Republic?! Wanna see “Pravčická brána” and other stunning nature from the movie? Come to visit the Bohemian Switzerland National Park with us!

    We plan to do some hiking around Pravčická brána and to visit local stone formations and ruins. After that, we will do some more hiking so that you can enjoy Czech nature. In the meantime, we can play games, have fun and get to know each other!

    Transportation by private bus, dinner, 2 × lunch, snack, drinks in the evening, accommodation and entrance fees included in price.

    Warm clothes, hiking boots and some cash needed for this trip!

    Also, take some water and a towel with you.

    Facebook event!


    1. Sunday
    2. 24
    3. September
    4. 10:00


    Prague is not just about the Prague castle, the Charles bridge, and the Old town's square. It is called a city of hundred spires for a reason. 🏰 Come and discover a bit more than the usual tourist. Did you know there is Clementinum? Beautiful baroque library with a stunning view from astronomy tower. There will be a guided tour. We will also pass by a loose copy of the Eiffel Tower called “Petřínská rozhledna”. It is 58.7 meters tall. 🗼

    Come and discover Prague with fellow Erasmus & exchange students. Czech students will be your guides.

    We will meet Near Klementinum at Marianske Namesti.

    Facebook event!


    1. Saturday
    2. 30
    3. September
    4. 0:00


    Join us for the Karlštejn hike! Besides countryside we will see Czech Grand Canyon, impressive Karlštejn Castle and end up in Řevnice brewery for the dinner.

    Facebook event!


Please keep in mind there are four types of students: Erasmus students, Exchange students, Erasmus Mundus students and Private (self-paying) students. Private (self-paying) students and Erasmus Mundus students, please, contact their coordinators at their study department for information about visa issues, registration at faculties, etc.