University students and foreign students can stay in one of the 12 halls of residence. Housing is guaranteed for students and teachers from abroad. No university housing is available for students with families. Should you plan to come with your spouse and/or family, you will have to find a private housing, which is more expensive. The International Liaison Office will assist you, but cannot guarantee an adequate place for a reasonable price.
Most of the halls of residence are located in the Envelopa area ( near the city centre) and in the Neředín campus (located at the outskirts of Olomouc aprox. 10 minutes from the city centre ). Although residence halls vary in size, all rooms are equipped at least with a desk, a bed and closet space for each student. Normally, two students (in some cases three students) share a room and two rooms share a bathroom. Each suite is equipped with a refrigerator and an incoming telephone and internet connection; to make outgoing calls, you need to use public telephones, located in the reception area. All resident buildings contain recreation areas, TV and study rooms and cooking facilities (no cooking utensils and dishes, though). Bedding is changed usually every two weeks. Cleaning facilities, iron, ironing board, key to launderette are available for a low fee at the reception.
What is not allowed in Palacky University Halls of Residence
A list of dormitory rules is given to each student when registered in halls of residence, some of the most important issues are mentioned below:
- smoking, alcohol, drugs are not allowed in any Palacký University Halls of Residence.
- any disturbing noise is strictly prohibited between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.
- no pets are allowed
- do not attempt to make any repairs on your own, always inform the reception
Students who repeatedly break the dormitory rules, will be expelled from the dorms and their home institution will be immediately informed about their offence behaviour.
International students (Erasmus programme), who request accommodation, stay in Neředín Halls of Residence. Current price (2011) for accommodation is between 80 to 100 Kč per day per person including utilities and services.
In Neředín dormitory, a limited number of single and double rooms is available. Students suffering from any physical disability or under medical treatment have priority in assigning a single room, others are served on a first-come, first-served basis. A request for accommodation should be sent to the International Relations Office in due time (see the deadlines).
Incoming mail for international students is delivered to the reception:
tř. Míru 113 - reception
771 11 Olomouc
Upon the arrival
You will need a passport size photograph for a dormitory card.
At the registration, you will be charged a deposit of 1500 Kč (approximately 60 Euro), which will be given back to you at the time of your leaving, after you return the key.
You will be asked to sign a housing contract for the planned length of stay. However, you will need to pay the rent for the whole month even if you leave before the end of the month. In case you need to leave the Hall of Residence earlier than originally planned, you must give a written notice to the Hall of Residence administration in advance - by the 15th day of the month at the latest. Along with the housing contract the student receives a list of dormitory rules and practical information overview. All materials are in English and students are recommended to read them carefully.
The Halls of Residence are open over Christmas holidays.
Upon the arrival the rent is due by the end of the month and the rent for the following month is always paid in advance by the end of the previous month in the main Housing Office or at the reception at the Hall of Residence in cash or by an international credit card. A fee for late payment is automatically added to your rent if you don´t meet the due date of payment.
When assigned a room, check if anything is not in order (broken, missing etc.) and inform the reception immediately.
When leaving the room, always remember to lock the door, even if it is for a short time.
When you change your place of residence, please inform the International Liaison Office or your contact person at your department, and the Immigration Police (visa students ).
Off –campus accommodation
Students are advised to check the flat or the room and ask for detailed information on electricity, heating and water charges (which are additional to rent) before signing a housing contract. Students who arrange off-campus accommodation are requested to inform PU International Relations Office.