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Foreign students

Welcome to the Alfons Counselling Centre!  

Our Centre supports all students at Brno University of Technology (BUT) who have any study or learning needs resulting from their health conditions.

Service is available for students with:

  1.  specific learning difficulties
  2.  hearing impairment
  3.  visual impairment
  4.  physical impairment
  5.  mental health issues
  6.  autistic spectrum disorders
  7.  chronic somatic diseases

Our basic service is to define the impact of each student’s disability on his or her studies, state their needs in a ‘Study Agreement’ and pass the information on to relevant academic staff.

We also provide students with a wide range of other services such as:

  • psychological testing
  • study skills training
  • speech to text transcription
  • interpreting into Czech Sign language
  • study note taking
  • help with physical obstacles on university premises
  • the digitalization of study literature
  • providing various types of supportive technology tools (software), etc.
  • making studies accessible to all students

International student applications

All international students wishing to study at BUT must submit an ‘e-application’. If you have any health issues, please specify the type of your needs in the appropriate part of the electronic application.

You will receive an e-mail from us with further information. Please do not ignore our message – you may lose the entitlement to our support services.

Students applications – acceptable evidence

Medical evidence of health disability related to employment 

In some countries, job centres provide people with disabilities with a letter stating the impact of the relevant disability on various types of employment. You should provide this letter as evidence of your disability. The letter must include the following information:

  • details of your disability or medical condition and its symptoms – if it causes fatigue, loss of concentration, anxiety, etc.
  • when the diagnosis was made
  • whether or not it is on-going or long-term condition
  • how the conditions affects your day-to-day life

The letter must be translated into English by an authorised translator and be provided with the translator’s signature and official stamp. The letter must not be more than 2 years old.

Disability pension or benefits documentation

You may use your medical documentation connected with disability benefit or allowance as evidence of your disability. Again the document must contain information regarding:

  • details of your disability or medical condition and its symptoms – if it causes fatigue, loss of concentration, anxiety, etc.
  • when the diagnosis was made
  • whether or not it is on-going or long-term condition
  • how the conditions affects your day-to-day life

The letter must be translated into English by an authorised translator and be provided with the translator’s signature and official stamp. The documentation must not be more than 2 years old.

Disability identity card

In some countries, people with disabilities are given an official card which entitles them to various discounts (public transport, admissions to events etc.) and benefits. You should present this card as evidence of your disability; however, we will also need another document from the options in this section.

Evidence of specific learning difficulties

By the term ´student with specific learning difficulties´ we refer to a student diagnosed with Dyslexia, Dysortographia, Dysgraphia or Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorders – ADD/ADHD.  We require a diagnostic assessment report which meets the following criteria:

  • the assessment report must be completed and signed by a psychologist
  • the assessment must have been carried out using tests for adults
  • the assessment should be of a recent date (e.g. usually completed within the last 2 years)

The assessment must be translated into English by an authorised translator and provided with the translator’s signature and official stamp.

A letter from a medical professional

A recent letter or documentation, issued within the last 2 years, from a medical professional who has been responsible for your treatment. The letter or documents must include the following information:

  • details of your disability or medical condition and its symptoms – if it causes fatigue, loss of concentration, anxiety etc.
  • when the diagnosis was made
  • whether or not it is on-going or long-term condition
  • how the conditions affects your day-to-day life

The letter must be translated into English by an authorised translator and provided with the translator’s signature and official stamp.

Contact us

Do not hesitate to contact us. Please send an e-mail with your inquiry to an appropriate person.

MUDr. Zdeňka Zigalová zdenka.zigalova@vutbr.cz

  • Student Service Coordinator – students with Physical Impairment and Chronic Somatic Diseases
  • Centre Manager

Mgr. Eva Viktorinová – eva.viktorinova@vutbr.cz

  • Student Services Coordinator – students with Specific Learning Difficulties and Visual Impairment

Mgr. Tereza Hrušková – tereza.hruskovat@vutbr.cz

  • Student Services Coordinator – students with Mental Health Issues and Autistic Spectrum Disorders

Mgr. Jitka Hořanská – jitka.horanska@vutbr.cz

  • Student Services Coordinator – students with Hearing Impairment