International Summer School
Erasmus Intensive Programme


Theme 2012:
Borders Of Europe: The Old and New Europe

Hosting institution:
Masaryk University, Brno

Local Organizing Committee

Academic Director:
Katerina Uhlirova


Project Coordinator:
Eva Koleckova


Frequently Asked Questions

1.     Financial issues

·         Is there a fee?

There is no tuition fee to be paid.  Many of the costs are covered by the Erasmus grant but students will have to make a contribution of 600 €. The EU funds + student contributions cover accommodation, full board for teaching staff and students, lecture notes, study material, excursion and organisational costs.

Students from the Host University pay a non-residential rate as they do not require accommodation.


·         Is there financial support for travel?

Students belonging to the Erasmus Intensive Programme Project, i.e. Antwerp, Aarhus, Belfast, Bologna, Bratislava, Budapest (Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem), Brno, Cork, Graz, Iasi, Krakow, Leipzig, Ljubljana, Madrid, Utrecht and Vilnius are entitled to receive a partial reimbursement of their travel costs, provided they comply with the requirements of the School and provide required documentation. Students from the host university cannot receive any reimbursement for travel.


·         Conditions for travel refund

IP rules state “Partners are requested to use the cheapest means of travel and to take advantage of reduced fares”.  So students are requested to book their ticket well in advance in order to get the lowest fare possible and to use low cost carriers where available.  The budget is allocated on travel estimates which are based on these advantage rates.


·         How much is the travel refund ?

In principle the IP provides a budget for students’ travel up to 75% of the costs. So the school disposes of a fixed budget calculated on estimates and based on economy class, low-cost carriers, well-in-advance purchases. The budget can only be divided once we have received all invoices.  For students coming from the same university the average will be applied.


·         How to apply for travel refund ?

You do not need to apply separately for the reimbursement.  All students entitled for travel refund will receive from the organisers before departure a set of forms to be completed and returned to the university of Antwerp immediately after return home together with the original travel documents.

Please bring already all travel related documents with you in order to have them copied.


IMPORTANT! Due to auditing requirements, it is essential that you keep all original invoices, receipts, used travel tickets, photocopy of the visa, boarding passes, proofs of payment and send them to us.

As the final report is due two months after the school you are urged to turn in the requested documents well in time! Otherwise we will not be in a position to offer you the (partial) reimbursement.


2.     Accommodation during the summer school

·         Where will I stay ?

Please see the Practical information page.  


·         If I want to arrive earlier or stay longer ?


3.     Meals during the summer school




4.     When do have I to arrive?

 You should arrive the day before teaching starts.


5. How do I get there?

See the Practical Info page and the links there.


6.     Social programme

 By visiting the server of the city of Brnoyou can easily get lots of tips how to spent your free time in Brno.


Brno has lots of interesting and beautiful places, visit following links to learn more or you

 can visit the capital city of Czech Republic - Prague one of the most beautiful cities in

 the world:



A recently launched web will introduce you the 1918 –

 1945 architecture of Brno.


Forthcoming...The Archive page has links to the Facebook pages of previous cohorts. 



7.     Miscellaneous


What clothes should I bring?

The ambience of the Summer School is informal.

8.     How safe is the city?


9.     Codes of conduct