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Summer School of Slavonic Studies

  • The Summer School of Slavonic Studies is hosted by the Department of Czech Studies, Faculty of Arts, University of South Bohemia, in a three-week period between late August and mid-September. The courses are designed for international students, professionals (teachers, translators, interpreters) and academic staff members in the field of Czech Studies and Slavic Studies who are over 18 years of age. However, the wide scope of the courses offers something for all those interested in Czech language, literature, history and culture. 
  • SSSS graduates receive a certificate of attendance and a report card. 

SCHOLARSHIP HOLDERS

  • Scholarships are only awarded to candidates nominated by the competent authorities of the contracted partner countries or embassies of the Czech Republic. Applications with all relevant attachments must be submitted to the appropriate receiving institution (it may be a local agency or ministry; in some countries, the Czech Embassy is responsible for selection of eligible candidates); to receive more information contact the Czech embassy for the given country
  • Information MEYS

SELF-PAYERS

  • Applicants can apply as self-payers, paying all the costs themselves. Information on applying as a self-payer is available in the section Entrance criteria.

Course description

The programme consists of language course, lectures, excursions, cultural events and weekend trips.


  • LANGUAGE COURSE

Teaching takes place on the premises of the Faculty of Arts of the University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice

The course consists of 25 teaching units per week (teaching unit = 45 minutes)

A Beginners attend an intensive language course of five lessons a day (three in the morning and two in the afternoon) based either on English, or German.

The course graduates will understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type.


B Intermediate students attend a three-lesson language course in the morning and a two-lesson seminar of their choice (reading literature, conversation, and grammar) in the afternoon.

Course participants will develop communication skills. They will learn to respond to various communication situations and acquire more complex grammatical phenomena.


C Advanced students attend a five-lesson conversation course and seminars in phonetics and grammar.

Course participants develop communication skills. They will expand their vocabulary to be able to communicate on interesting topics, learn to express their opinion on the given topics and extend their knowledge of selected grammatical phenomena. Emphasis is placed on developing productive skills, especially speaking.


Lectures are given in Czech and cover various subjects in linguistics, literary history, Czech cultural history, and ethnography.


  • EXCURSIONS AND CULTURAL EVENTS

The programme also includes visits to museums, libraries and galleries. The contemporary cultural life is presented through cinema and theatre performances, concerts, exhibitions, etc. For sport-loving participants there is a variety of sports events.


  • WEEKEND TRIPS

Hluboká na Vltavou

Český Krumlov (UNESCO world heritage list)

Terčino údolí Nové Hrady

Jindřichův Hradec

Tábor


❕ Scholarship holders are always fully reimbursed for two trips.

Participants of the Summer School are assisted by our two charming hostesses - who are available to help with any problems that might arise and who also accompany the students to afternoon/evening events around the city.

Entrance criteria

The number of participants at the Summer School is limited (approx. 80). Some of the places are reserved for scholarship holders of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic based on international cultural agreements. International candidates apply for these scholarships through the competent authorities (usually the Ministry of Education) in their country. Other places are intended for self-paying participants.


❕ If an applicant does not reach 18 years of age on the first day of the Summer School at the latest, their application cannot be accepted.

  • REGISTRATION

Application form (self-payers) can be downloaded → HERE.


Summer School applicants (self-payers) send their completed application form upon which receipt they are issued an invoice. Upon receipt of the payment, they receive a letter of acceptance. The letter of acceptance also serves as a basis for visa applications.

The tuition fee payment is due by July 31st.


The scholarship includes:

  • Accommodation and full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
  • Tuition, enrolment fee
  • Selected two trips and excursions included in the tuition

The payment includes:

  • Accommodation and full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
  • Tuition, enrolment fee
  • selected excursions

The scholarship does not include:

  • International transport costs
  • Insurance costs
  • Visa processing costs

The payment does not include:

  • International transport costs
  • Insurance costs
  • Visa processing costs
  • trips

HEALTH INSURANCE

Health insurance is NOT included in the price. Candidates are advised to arrange travel medical insurance for the entire period of their stay in the Czech Republic.

Neither the MEYS nor the higher education institutions organizing the SSSS accept any responsibility for any health care costs that may arise during the participants' stay in the Czech Republic or for any possible repatriation costs.

The EU/EEA health insurance system is described on the Health Insurance Office website.


VISAS

The conditions of entry and residence on the territory of the Czech Republic for foreigners from countries with visa obligation can be found on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic:

https://www.jcu.cz/international/admissions/practical-info/visa/general-information-about-visa

We recommend that participants from countries with visa obligation apply for their visa well in advance.

Payment information

Full price of the SSSS (including a four-week language course, selected excursions, selected cultural programme, accommodation, meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner)) is 1.300 EUR.


After filing the application, the stipulated amount is to be paid to the account stated in the invoiceUpon receipt of the payment, applicants receive a letter of acceptance. The letter of acceptance also serves as a basis for visa applications.

The payment can be made in Czech crowns or in EUR corresponding to the given amount.

When transferring a foreign currency payment to CZK, the exchange rate for that day is used. Please note that the price does not include bank charges; please check with your bank what fee they charge and include it in the transaction.

Accommodation, meals

The SSSS students will be accommodated at university dormitories. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided as a buffet in the University refectory.

Both the dormitories and refectory are located near the Faculty of Arts, in the campus of the University of South Bohemia.


ACCOMMODATION

The SSSS students will be accommodated at university dormitories in single or double rooms. There are shared washroom facilities for two or three rooms. Bedding, towels and all hygiene equipment is provided. There is a kitchen available on each floor / in the shared room cell. If the SSSS participant chooses single room accommodation, they do not share their room with anybody, but the washroom facilities are shared with the neighbouring room. Please do not forget to clearly indicate in the application if you wish to be accommodated in a single room. The scholarship provided by the Ministry of Education of the Czech Republic covers accommodation in double rooms; if a scholarship holder wishes to be accommodated in a single room, they need to state it in their application form and pay the difference in the fee in cash at the Dormitories and Refectories Reception.

All dormitories provide Internet access.

  • K1 dormitory provides Wi-Fi Internet access.
  • Dormitories enable Internet connection via Ethernet cable. A limited amount of cables can be hired but we recommend bringing your own.

MEALS

Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided as a buffet in the University refectory.

SSSS 2022

Please note that the Summer School in České Budějovice highly recommends the vaccination against covid-19.


 DATE 


 14 August – 5 September 2022


 Arrival of participants


 Sunday, 14 August 2022 – registration, accommodation


 Official opening                          


 Monday, 15 August 2022, opening ceremony, placement test                


 Start of tuition


 Monday, 15 August 2022


 End of tuition


 Friday, 2 September 2022


 Closing ceremony


 afternoon, Thursday 1 September 2021, certificate ceremony


 Departure of participants


 Monday 5 September 2022



❕ Application deadline (self-payers): July 15th 2022

  • Summer School applicants (self-payers) send their completed application form upon which receipt they are issued an invoice.
  • Upon receipt of the payment, they receive a letter of acceptance. The letter of acceptance also serves as a basis for visa applications.
  • Application forms must be sent via e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..cz or a postal address:
     

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370 05 České Budějovice
Czech Republic

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