ACCOMMODATION GUIDE – HOW TO REQUEST ACCOMMODATION AT CTU

To check-in you need: your passport, one photograph, and to fill in some forms (e.g.housing contract). You’ll have to pay insurance against breakages and losses. So make sure that you have enough Czech money (CZK11000 should be sufficient if you have to pay for accommodation in advance in cash). You can pay by credit card in Masarykova dormitory and at Block 1, Strahov. But not at other dormitories.

Sample of the accommodation contract – please read it carefully.

  • Student accommodation and student canteens at CTU are administered by SUZ, which is a semi-autonomous part of the university
  • Erasmus and Exchange students apply directly to SUZ for university accommodation
  • The International Office and the International Student Club are able to cooperate quite successfully with SUZ, but are not responsible for student accommodation
  • Before you sign an agreement with SUZ, read it carefully. In particular, not what it says about moving out of the dormitory and about night-time peace and quiet
  • If you fail to comply with the terms of the agreement that you have signed with SUZ, and SUZ has honoured its side of the agreement, it is not easy for the International Office to intervene
  • If you seriously or persistently break the rules of the dormitory, the International Office will support any action taken by SUZ
  • Note that the university offers accommodation only in shared rooms, normally in two-bed rooms. The accommodation is inexpensive and conveniently located, with excellent internet access, but is not luxurious. The International Office does not administer the university’s accommodation.

Masaryk Dormitory (Masarykova kolej)
Address: Thákurova (street) 550/1, Prague 6
Phone: (+420) 23305 1111
Accommodation office hours: Mon – Fri 7:30 – 14:30
Students arriving after office hours will be accommodated, and will register on the next day.
The Masarykova dorm is quite newly reconstructed and offers a good standard of accommodation, where 3 double rooms share a kitchen and bathroom. There are also TV rooms.
Services and Facilities: the student is provided with a sheet, pillow, and duvet (changed once every 3 weeks). A laundry room and an iron are available on each floor free of charge, ask the residential assistant for the keys.
Meals are served in the student canteen and in the restaurant: breakfast, lunch and dinner from Monday till Friday
Student pub downstairs

Sinkule hostel (Sinkuleho kolej)
Address: Zikova 13, Prague 6
Phone: (+420) 22431 1446
Accommodation Office Hours: Mon – Fri 8 p.m. – 12 p.m. 13 – 15 p.m.
Services and Facilities: the student is provided with a pillow, duvet and sheet (changed once a month). The washing machine and iron are free of charge. A kitchen and a bathroom are shared by all the rooms on one floor.
There is no canteen – breakfast and other meals are served at the nearby Masaryk hostel, lunches also in the student canteens in the Student House.

Strahov Dormitories, block 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
Address: Vaníčkova 7, Prague 6
Phone: (+420) 225722 4235
Accommodation Office Hours:
Mon – Fri 7:00 – 15:00
Students arriving after office hours will be accommodated, and will register on the next day.
Block 8 is newly reconstructed and offers a high standard of accommodation, where 2 rooms share a kitchen and bathroom.
Service facilities
: the student is provided with a sheet, pillow, and duvet (changed once every 3 weeks). A laundry room and an iron are available on each floor free of charge, ask the residential assistant for the keys. A communal kitchen and communal showers are shared by all the rooms on one floor.
The canteen serves breakfasts, lunches and dinners (also during weekends).

Computer facilities: All dormitories have high-speed direct internet connections in every room. It costs about CZK 800 to get hooked up and have access to the Internet for one semester through a fast Internet line. You will need a network card, which you can buy here. Then you can use e-mail and browse the net from your room.

Non-EU citizens need to give an accommodation address with their visa application. Accommodation in a student dormitory is normally the easiest way to meet this requirement.

Insurance for personal property
Students are recommended to take out insurance on their personal property. International students are, regrettably, sometimes targeted by pickpockets and thieves inside and outside the dormitories.
Students in dormitories sign an insurance agreement. Note, however, that
–  the insurance agreement covers only the most basic items. Any major items, e.g., laptops, smartphones, must be specified in writing in the agreement
– if windows are left open or doors are left unlocked, or if the owner of the property is negligent, the insurance company will not pay out.

The university does not accept liability for loss of students’ property.


Private

The rents for private apartments are considerably higher than those of student dorms. However, it is possible to rent a modest flat for 2 or 3 students for 15 000 crowns/month. You can begin your apartment search on the web at: http://realestate.expats.cz/, http://www.centrumpronajmu.cz/en/, http://www.homesweethome.cz/en/, http://www.youreality.cz/eng/, http://www.hostel.cz/, http://www.czechhostel.cz/ , GIA reality – gia-reality@volny.cz

You might consider renting a room in a Czech family flat. This arrangement can have its drawbacks in terms of freedom or privacy, but it can sometimes work out surprisingly well, and is cheaper than renting your own flat.

If you have the money you might invest in a real estate agent who finds flats and arranges leases. Accommodation services can act as the middleman between a Czech landlord and a foreign client. The rents will be higher and you will probably pay a commission to the rental agent. But if you can afford to pay for this service it can save you a lot of headaches and frustration.



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