Brno is a top student city
Not too big and not too small, affordable, full of exciting opportunities, lively events, cafés and most importantly – full of students. That´s Brno!
- World-class education
- Affordable cost of living
- Overall safety
- 65,000 university students
Cost of living
The cost of living in the Czech Republic is much lower than in the older EU member states, and you will be able to live comfortably without spending a small fortune.
The Czech crown (in Czech “koruna”), abbreviated as Kč (CZK), is the official currency of the Czech Republic. The crown is formally divided into hellers (haléř), which are no longer in use, but are shown in prices and rounded off to the nearest crown. The approximate conversion rate is 100 CZK = 3.80 EUR or 26 CZK = 1 EUR. Coins come in several denominations (1 Kč, 2 Kč, 5 Kč, 10 Kč, 20 Kč and 50 Kč) as do banknotes (100 Kč, 200 Kč, 500 Kč, 1,000 Kč, 2,000 Kč and 5,000 Kč). Most supermarkets, shops, restaurants and institutions accept payment cards.
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Public transport in Brno – 17 EUR per month (student fare), lunch at the university canteen – 2.70 EUR, pizza at a restaurant – 7 EUR, beer at a pub – 2 EUR, cinema ticket – 8 EUR
Every foreign student who studies at MENDELU is provided with accommodation at MENDELU halls of residence. It is up to students if they take advantage of this opportunity.
The MENDELU halls of residence in Brno and Lednice offer more than 3,000 beds in both shared and private rooms located close to campus. Prices start at roughly 350 EUR per month. Students can apply for an accommodation grant through the university system.
Communal facilities that can be used: gym, billiards room, sports grounds, snack counters or student canteen, washing machines, dryers and irons.
You can also rent a flat or house if you do not wish to stay in the dormitories. You can find vacant rooms and flats on your own usually via Facebook groups or you can use the following links: bezrealitky, Flatio.
There is an excellent public transport system in Brno with bus, tram and trolleybus lines including night bus lines. Students are entitled to a reduced transport fare based on the confirmation of study issued by Brno Public Transport Company. In the case of one-off trips, you can simply tap your payment card on the reader in each vehicle.
Timetables can be found at each stop and online at idos.idsjmk.cz.
You can use BrnoiD to pay for municipal services, including public transport. More info at brnoid.cz. For more information about the public transport system, travelling by car or by bike, and about intercity transport, visit gotobrno.cz.
The Brno area and the entire country are serviced by a large bus and train network. You can travel for a reduced price if you show your International Student Identity Card. Information about bus and train timetables can be found here.
Regiojet – trains and buses for trips around the Czech Republic and abroad
Flixbus – buses for trips around the Czech Republic and abroad
České dráhy – trains for trips around the Czech Republic and abroad