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ŽEROTÍNOVO NÁM. 617/9
601 77 BRNO
Accessibility information about the city of Brno
Special requirements are recognised as special needs based on student's official request. The application is available in the Masaryk University Information system. The request is approved by the vice-dean of the student's faculty. Following (or preceeding) the request, a meeting between the student and a Teiresias Centre staff member is arranged to discuss the requirements and available service provisions. The interview focuses on the actual impact of student's medical condition on his/her studies. It covers previous experience with services, study habits, behavior in stressful situations etc.
Upon approval by the vice-dean, the service provisions (description of the difficulties as well as a list of reasonable adjustments) are displayed in the Masaryk University Information system. This information is available only to student's teachers and study counsellors.
About the Teiresias Centre
The official name is the Support Centre for Students with Special Needs has been a central office of Masaryk University since the year 2000. The Centre's primary task is to provide maximum accessibility to all accredited degree programmes at the University for the visually impaired, the deaf and hearing impaired, people with limited or restricted mobility and people with other types of disabilities. In the University's organizational structure, the Centre is an independent body under the direct jurisdiction of rector and supervised by the vice-rector for studies.
Study related information
Communication with the (incoming) students
Adjustments can be made available for students under certain conditions, based on a needs assessment upon arrival at the University.
Send an email to the mobility coordinator at [email protected]
Depending on the arrangements, you'll meet with the Teiresias Centre staff, as well as, see the Centre's premises. You'll have the opportunity to visit the faculty and get a first glance at Brno.
The university as such has a number of scholarships available to a wide range of students (for more information see this website). As for students with special needs, we provide advice on the available resources, such as Erasmus+ special needs grant, which is granted by national agencies and incoming students should apply for it before their travels.
Several university dormitories are accessible for wheelchair users. For more information see our Virtual Guide, which will take you to the accessible rooms.
All the meassures directly or indirectly related to studies is provided by Teiresias Centre. For example, during any study-related activity the student with special needs has the right to a personal assistant, who will help him/her get to where he/she needs to be and ensure the accessibility of all materials needed. If necessary, this assistant can be available for activities that are not directly related to the disabled student’s studies and the university will share the costs with other subjects that provide personal assistance. For support not related to studies we give the student a list of NGOs that provide support for these purposes.