Schedule – Master’s programmes

Winter semester (WS)
E-registration to WS3–10/ 9/ 2021 (Changes finalised by 26/9/2021)
Courses begin20/9/ 2021
Thesis theme assigned by15/10/2021
Courses end17/12/2021
Enrollment in courses3–31/12/2021
Examinations27/12/2021 – 6/2/2022
Summer semester (SS)
E-registration to SS4–11/2/2022 (Changes finalized by 27/2/2022)
Summer courses begin8/2/2022
Scheduled14/2/2022
Compulsory practice assigned by30/4/2022
Courses end13/5/2022
Examinations16/5 – 10/7/2022
Enrollment in courses27/5 – 26/6/2022

Study plan – Master’s programmes

Accurately describe all courses you need to complete to attain the qualification. You can then see which exams you need to pass in which semester, how many credits will you obtain and which optional courses you may take. Please get fully acquainted with your study plan and subjects.

Successful graduates need to pass:
All compulsory subjects, a minimum of 20 ECTS for elective subjects, and obtain a total minimum of 120 ECTS.

Final state exam:
Defence of the Master’s thesis
Examination consisting of 4 subjects:
Agricultural Production
Farm Management
Technology in Agriculture
Plant Breeding or Breeding Programmes of Farm Animals

Everything pertaining to study, registration, examinations, etc. is regulated by the Study Regulations.

Study plan (download)

Management

Vice-dean for external relations and internationalisation
Assoc. Prof. Daniel Falta, Ph.D.

Student Affairs Office

Study affairs administrator
Martina Sobolová
Office hours for international students:
WEDNESDAYS 9:45–12:00
Exchange students, enrollment
Hana Kališová
Office hours for international students:
WEDNESDAYS 9:45–12:00

Student’s guide

https://is.mendelu.cz/enhttps://is.mendelu.cz/en
Upon registering in degree programmes, you will receive a document containing your username and password. You can change the password any time after your initial login.

The primary means of communication at the university is by email. You can look up contacts to all students and staff in the UIS. You will also use the UIS for performing e-registration, registering for courses, logging in for examinations, filling in applications, etc. Everything pertaining to your studies can be found in the personal administration and student portals.

System integrator – Martin Prokeš
E-mail: martin.prokes@mendelu.cz
Phone: +420 545 133 007

You can log into the UIS using the local Faro-free Wi-Fi network and then download a certificate for accessing the wireless EDUROAM network. You can then use this access throughout the campus and in the dormitories. Instructions can be found in UIS under Technology and Its Management.

Enrolment in the enlisted courses takes place at the end of instruction in the current semester. The purpose is to obtain an accurate number of students taking a specific course in that semester.
As you will be enrolling in courses in English as your optional courses outside the set curriculum, you need to contact your study assistant, who will insert the selected courses into the system for you!

During the time of registration – see the Schedule above – you need to register for the upcoming semester. Prior to registration, you need to ensure that you have attained the minimum number of credits during the two preceding semesters in accordance with the regulations. If not, the system will not allow you to register, and you will have to file an application for registration for the next semester without the requisite credits. It then becomes the sole prerogative of the vice-dean whether or not to grant approval.

Registration takes place in the Student Portal of the UIS in the registration section.

After confirming that you have registered for all the required courses in the system, do not forget to confirm your registration! By doing so, you will be registered for the next semester at FA MENDELU. You have 14 days to make changes to your selected courses. After this term, there is no opportunity to make any changes, and you will be obliged to follow what you had originally chosen. During registration for the next Winter Semester, you will need to pay the required amount and provide confirmation of the money transfer or payment to your study administrator.

You may need to provide the Dean or study Vice-Deans with an application for registration in the courses, for a scholarship or similar. Please follow the instructions given by your study officer and use the application form that you will find in the student portal in the UIS → Contact centre.

The course of study and its due completion are assessed using a system of credits known as the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). This means every course has a certain number of credits you will need to obtain to successfully pass a course, possibly with an examination. You will need to obtain a minimum of 120 ECTS – in the case of Master’s studies.

In the first semester of your Master’s studies, you will be required to make a binding choice regarding your diploma thesis topic. This will happen within the deadline set by the academic year schedule. The possible topics will be offered to you by the head of the General Agriculture programme, Prof. Skládanka.

Once you choose a topic, you will be assigned a thesis supervisor. You will consult your supervisor regularly to discuss your study progress. There are certain administrative steps to be adhered to and your study administrator will give you these instructions.

Upon completion, you will be required to submit two bound copies of your thesis in bookbinding for assessment to the department from where the thesis was assigned. There are rules for writing the thesis that you will have to comply with. Once you have completed your thesis and it has been approved, you will have to submit two copies bound in hardback. One copy will be kept in the university library.

The ISIC card is a university identity card for students under 26 years of age that entitles you to various discounts and deals at participating shops and outlets.
The normal Student Card is a university identity card for students over 26.

Without your ISIC or Student Card, you will not be able to gain access to some of the buildings and teaching rooms and facilities. It is also useful when you are in the dormitories or eating in the university canteen.

After your initial registration, you will go to have your photo taken from the AVC MENDELU photographer. You will receive an activated ISIC/Student Card at the study department within several days.
ISIC has a limited term of validity, between September 1st and December 31st of the following year. To extend it by one year, you can buy a validation token/sticker at the study department. Student Cards do not need to be extended; yours will be valid for the entire duration of your studies.

Some of the university premises and facilities are protected by an entry control system for which you need to present your card to an electronic reader at each respective entrance. The readers bear the instructions “zde přiložte kartu” (place your card here). Thus, you will need your ISIC/Student Card to access the Information Centre, university library, reading and study rooms as well as the Arboretum.
Besides your food purchases, you can also cover copying and printing costs in the Information Centre (IC) using the card – http://uvis.mendelu.cz/en/.

MENDELU has an active International Student Club that organizes events for exchange students. You may access additional details at http://iscmendelu.cz/.

Sport activities at MENDELU are managed by the Centre of Sport Activities. Sports are available to all students of all faculties and study levels. All sports are voluntary. Just like with other courses, you need to sign up for sports at the time of registration of courses via UIS. Two sports activities are free of charge (under Rector’s decision 18/2012). The Sports Centre can be found in “Tauferovy koleje” (TAK) at Jana Babáka 5. A complete overview of sports and other relevant information can be found both at http://www.csa.mendelu.cz and at facebook.com/CSA.MENDELU.

As a MENDELU student, you can eat in a total of 4 canteens, 2 buffets and 1 pizzeria. These facilities are located as follows:
Within the campus:
Building X – canteen, opening hours during the term
Mon – Thur 11:00 – 16:00, Fri 11:00 – 13:30.
Building O – pizza and buffet, opening hours during the term
Mon – Thur 8:00 – 18:00, Fri 11:00 – 13:30.
Building Q – buffet, opening hours during the term
Mon – Thur 7:00 – 17:00, Fri 7:00 – 16:00.
Opening times during examination periods are different.

Outside the campus:
The canteen at the J. A. Komenského (JAK) dormitories – about 20 minutes from the university,
Opening times: Mon – Thur 6:30 – 20:00, Fri 6:30 – 12:00.

At all the above facilities, you can pay for your meals with your ISIC / Student Card, which you will pay for with your own money already deposited on the card. The minimum deposit is CZK 200, and you can deposit money either via the payment gateway or in cash at the cash points located in canteens.

Payments can be made at http://skm.mendelu.cz/en/ .

• Building A – The Head Office
• Building C – The Deans’s Office, Study Department, FA MENDELU
• Buildinga A, B, C, D, E, F, H, J, M, N, P, Q, R, X – FA MENDELU teaching facilities
• Printers – the ground floor building Q for printing, copying and binding
• Computer teaching rooms – buildings A and Q, accessible to students during the semester
• THE DEPARTMENT OF PLANT BIOLOGY, 211, buildings C and M
• THE DEPARTMENT OF APPLIED AND LANDSCAPE ECOLOGY, 215, building Q
• THE DEPARTMENT OF AGROSYSTEMS AND BIOCLIMATOLOGY, 217, building A
• THE DEPARTMENT OF CROP SCIENCE, BREEDING AND PLANT MEDICINE 219, building A
• THE DEPARTMENT OF AGROCHEMISTRY, SOIL SCIENCE, MICROBIOLOGY AND PLANT NUTRITION, 221, buildings A, C and M
• THE DEPARTMENT OF ANIMAL NUTRITION, 222, buildings A and C
• THE DEPARTMENT OF MORPHOLOGY, PHYSIOLOGY AND ANIMAL GENETICS, 223, building A
• THE DEPARTMENT OF ZOOLOGY, FISHERIES, HYDROBIOLOGY AND APICULTURE, 224, buildings A and M
• THE DEPARTMENT OF MOLECULAR BIOLOGY AND RADIOBIOLOGY, 225, building C
• THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURAL, FOOD AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING, 227, building Q
• THE DEPARTMENT OF TECHNOLOGY AND AUTOMOBILE TRANSPORT, 228, buildings A, J and R
• THE DEPARTMENT OF FOOD TECHNOLOGY, 234, buildings N and M
• THE DEPARTMENT OF ANIMAL BREEDING, 235, buildings A and M
• THE DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY, 239, building D
• CEITEC MENDELU, 271, buildings C and B
• The botanical garden and arboretum (can be reached via the walkway between the R and P pavilions)