Travel & internships

On the basis of a government order, a stay or internship abroad with a duration of at least one month (may consist of several shorter stays) in total is a mandatory part of doctoral studies.  This obligation may alternatively be fulfilled (after approval of doctoral board) by participation in an international creative project with results published or presented abroad, or direct participation in international cooperation.

This is fully applicable to students enrolled since the academic year 2019/2020; and adequately applicable to previously enrolled students (on the individual basis of approval by the doctoral committee).

In addition to the internship abroad, students can also complete an internship in a frame of CEITEC laboratories or at the other domestic workplace outside the institute (recommended extend - ten working days).

A mandatory part of each internship is an elaboration of the internship report as described below.

You can use existing networks of partner institutions or establish contact with a new lab of your choosing. Don't hesitate to contact big names in your particular area of interest - you may be surprised how open they are to collaborate. Alternatively, ask your supervisor or group leader for the list of current options in your lab. 

Administrating an internship

The internship has to be included in the Semestral Content of study plan and approved by your supervisor.

Internship abroad - prior to your leave, you have to register the internship in the application Internship and stays in IS, upload all the necessary documents after the end of the stay and then apply for recognition of the course XD110 Placement Abroad (students of Life Sciences program) OR DSZ01 Study Attachment Abroad (students of Molecular Medicine).  Detail information on the process.

Internship in the Czech Republic - you enroll the subject S5011 Internship (can be enrolled in the semester when the placement took place or in the following semester) and provide the final report on the specified form.

Other than that, pay attention to all the requirements of your chosen funding scheme. Failure to do so may result in the obligation to return all the financial support you received. 

Financing the stay abroad

Multiple options of financing offer the MU Centre for international cooperation.
To find out about exchange programs running at CEITEC, ask your supervisor, the head of your lab, or contact the Grant Office (grants@ceitec.muni.cz)

Currently open calls for mobility scholarships
ERASMUS+ placements
Erasmus+ program enables students to undertake an internship in their field in the countries involved in this program. There are four calls per year.  Detail information on ERASMUS+

Fulbright Scholarships
Czech students, scholars and professionals may apply for scholarships in the frame of Fulbright Program. Detail information at https://www.fulbright.cz 

Study and research visits  announced by House of International Cooperation
Academic Information Agency (House of International Cooperation,) AIA – DZS announces regularly calls  for study visits for doctoral students and study and research visits for researchers. Detail information on https://www.dzs.cz