International education programmes and emergency measures concerning coronavirus
The Czech government has on March 12, 2020 declared a state of emergency in response to the current coronavirus situation. New emergency measures will be enforced from 14:00 on March 12, 2020 onwards.
In light of this decision and under the advisement of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport, the Czech National Agency for International Education (DZS) implements the following measures:
• All new international mobilities financed by programmes administered by DZS will be put on hold. This concerns all types of mobilities, e.g. for pupils, students, academic and non-academic staff as well as other professionals working in the education field.
• We highly recommend that all participants of international mobilities who are currently abroad suspend their stay and return to the Czech Republic. This concerns all types of mobilities, e.g. for pupils, students, academic and non-academic staff as well as other professionals working in the education field.
• Foreign students who are currently staying in the Czech Republic are advised to contact the sending institution or embassy.
For more information, please contact Study the Czech Republic, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, tel: +420 778 481 983.
Information on measures of the Ministry of Health for higher education institutions
For all current students in the Czech Republic: classes at Czech universities will be interrupted as of Wednesday 11 March 2020. This is a precautionary measure introduced by the Czech government to contain the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19).
As regards university studies, the measure concerns students of public, private and state universities as well as students studying in foreign higher education programs carried out under the Higher Education Act in the Czech Republic by foreign higher education providers (foreign higher education institutions and domestic legal entities working with them).
Prohibition of personal presence of students in the university premises includes both teaching (eg. in the form of lectures, seminars or consultations) and taking examinations. Higher education institutions can use the tools of distance education. In the case of state tests, it is recommended to assess the situation individually.
You can find more information on the websites of the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports.