Information concerning teaching at the Faculty of Science related to the emergency state – updated May 12, 2020

Although as of 11 May regular classes and exams can resume with the attendance of up to 15 students + the teacher/examiner, we recommend that that possibility be used only in those subjects which cannot be held on-line. Regular classes still not taking place.

Teaching

Teaching and exams

Although as of 11 May regular classes and exams can resume with the attendance of up to 15 students + the teacher/examiner, we recommend that that possibility be used only in those subjects which cannot be held on-line.

Subjects which are already taught on-line will be concluded for the most part on-line. This also applies to exams – including final Bachelor’s exams, thesis defences, and final Master’s exams – which are already planned to be held on-line.

As of 11 May 2020, these will be the new measures in effect at UP:

  1. State degree exams, state doctoral exams, thesis defenses and consultations will still take place from 20 April 2020:
    • on-line, especially when it is not possible to conduct the exams in person (when it would threaten the health of the examiner(s) or students, due to the limited movement within and to and from the Czech Republic, etc.);
    • in person, while respecting all safety measures connected with the state of emergency (max. 15 students, two-metres’ physical distance, breathing passages covered, etc.), and the rules of Emergency Law No. 188/2020; organisation of Bachelor’s exams, defenses, Master’s exams and consultations will take place on the faculty and department levels.
  2. Consultations and classes for students of all class-years are possible from 11 May 2020:
    • on-line, as is being done;
    • in person, up to max. 15 students, especially in subjects whose character does not make on-line teaching possible, while respecting all safety measures (max. 15 students, two-metres’ physical distance, breathing passages covered, etc.), the organisation of which will take place on the faculty and department levels.
  3. Clinical and practical classes and internships are still possible, without any changes since the announcement of 27 April 2020
  4. Mass lectures for all class-years will continue to take place only on-line (on-line), until further notice.
  5. Final exams, class credit exams, and fulfilment of other study requirements for all class years will similarly take place according to the announcement of 27 April 2020:
    • on-line, especially when it is not possible to conduct the exams in person (when it would threaten the health of the examiner(s) or students, limited movement within and to and from the Czech Republic, etc.);
    • in person, with a maximum of 15 students, while respecting all safety measures connected with the state of emergency (two-metres’ physical distance, breathing passages covered, etc.), and the rules of Special Law No. 188/2020; organisation will take place on the faculty and department levels.
  6. Entrance exams will take place on-line at faculties where possible.

Furthermore it is valid that students can take part in classes, exams, and/or other activities at the university as long as they obey the following conditions:

  • they are without acute health problems associated with the viral infection (e.g. fever, cough, shortness of breath, sudden loss of appetite or smell, etc.),
  • they disinfect their hands at the entrance to the examination room; disinfectant supplies will be provided by the university,
  • they are not at that time themselves under quarantine,
  • they provide a signed, written oath that they do not exhibit any symptoms of the viral infection (available here in both Czech and English version).

 

Further information for students in the final year of their study

  • The May state examinations were cancelled; the alternative dates were set as follows: June 15 - July 10, 2020 and August 17 - September 15, 2020.
  • The deadline for fulfilling student responsibilities for graduate years remains three weeks before the state examinations.

UP Library

Since April 14 the UP Library has started to lend books again. Books can be borrowed only through the Library in the Armoury (Zbrojnice). Faculty libraries are still closed. More information here.

On this website, the library provides information on which resources can be studied online. The site is continuously updated as the library gains access to new resources for you.

Student Affairs Office operation

From May 18, the Student Affairs Office is reopened during standard office hours, however, we ask students to handle all matters preferably by email.

Information on student arrivals to the Czech Republic and travelling abroad

Czech citizens and foreigners with permission to enter our territory, as of April 27, 2020 have two options after arriving to the Czech Republic: a 14-day quarantine or submission of a certificate of undergoing a test issued by a doctor or public health authority confirming that they have been tested for the presence of COVID-19 with a negative result. The test must not be older than four days and is provided by the person at his/her own expense. The form for the medical certificate of the PCR test result for SARS-CoV-2 can be downloaded here.

Czech students can travel from the territory of the Czech Republic for the purpose of proper completion of studies abroad, i.e. especially for the purpose of passing exams. If the travel time does not exceed 24 hours, the above measures do not apply to them.

Details on possibilites for foreign students to travel to Olomouc to fulfill their student requirements can be found here.

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