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University of Ostrava

University of Ostrava

Ostrava , Czech Republic
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Ostrava , Czech Republic
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About University
University of Ostrava
University of Ostrava
The University of Ostrava (UO) is a public research university educating nearly 9,000 students in six faculties. Our Faculty of Science, Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts, Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Social Studies, and Faculty of Education offer a wide variety of disciplines and unconventional combinations of majors.


Student services

  • Centre for International Cooperation. 
  • University of Ostrava Library.
  • Centre for Information Technology.
  • Disability Resources. 
  • Fitness – Body, energy, movement.


Housing services

The University of Ostrava J. Opletal Halls of Residence may accommodate up to 564 students. The dormitories are located in the Silesian Ostrava city quarter. The centre of the city is approximately 5 minutes by trolleybus or 10 minutes on foot from the dormitories.

The J. Opletal Halls of residence offer double or quadruple rooms with shared bathrooms in the hallways. There is a buffet on the campus that offers a hot breakfast, lunch and dinner and small workout gym. 

Library services

Our main library is located in the heart of Ostrava offering students study rooms, books and periodicals, copying services and meeting rooms. Each of our faculties also has a study room available to students. 

ICT services

Our Centre for Information technology offers IT support to students. We also participate in the worldwide Eduroam project providing Wi-Fi in many spots throughout the campus and city. 

Medical services

Healthcare facilities are located off campus.

Student Life

Campus life

Our campus is the city of Ostrava; housed within recently renovated historical buildings or newly built structures our faculties, library and administrative buildings are spread throughout the city. Excellent public transportation or bike rental means you will be commuting with Czech office workers, school kids and others going about their daily routine. In-between your student commute are many cafes and restaurants in which to contemplate the arts and sciences. The city is at your disposal. 

Sports facilities

Body - Energy – Movement is the name of our student fitness program (in Czech, TEP: Tělo – Energie – Pohyb). Available to the entire academic community (students and employees) access to fitness facilities and sports are significantly less expensive and, in some cases, free of charge.

There are countless different sports in the TEP program and this offer is constantly updated according to both the interest and the season. For example, throughout the year you can play squash or improve on your yoga, in winter, ski and snowboard courses are available and water sports exist in the summer. 

Student clubs

The number one club for our international students is the Erasmus Student Network of Ostrava. This group of dedicated volunteers create weekly programs for you to get to know other students, learn about Czech culture and share your own. This community will be the first to embrace you as you get adjusted to your new environment. 

After some time, you might be looking for something else and want to make use of the Czech language you are learning; try reaching out to one of the following clubs: 

  • Student Union of Students of Ostrava (SUS)

The SUS is a non-profit student organization which develops and implement some of the biggest student events throughout the year. 

  • The Underground (Student Magazine)

A student magazine published for students whom are interested in; the cultural scene in Ostrava and beyond, science and technology, art, architecture, fashion, comics, and poetry. 

  • AIESEC (International Association of Students in Economic and Commercial Sciences)

The world's largest youth-run organization. It is an international non-governmental that provides young people with leadership development, cross-cultural global internships, and volunteer exchange experiences across the globe.

  • Czech Association of Students of Psychology (ČASP)

ČASP is a voluntary non-profit association with our Faculty of Arts. Its main objectives include promoting communication and collaboration among students of psychology, supporting student activities aimed at the general public, developing cooperation with professional organizations and promoting psychology and building its good name. The Association is a member of the European Federation of Psychological Student Associations and the Czech Councils of Children and Youth. 

  • Czechoslovak Medic Association (CSSM)

The Czechoslovak Medic Association (CSSM) is a non-profit organization within the Faculty of Medicine. Its members gain experience in organizing various events and communicating with professionals from different professions. 

  • International Federation of Medical Students' Associations Czech Republic (IFMSA CZ)

IFMSA is the largest organization bringing together medical students from 101 countries around the world. It was established in 2011 At the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Ostrava and it has participated in the World Aids Day project.

  • Geography Student Association (SSG)

The SSG is a student association within the Faculty of Science’s Department of Social Geography and Regional Development and the Department of Physical Geography and Geoecology.  The main idea is to create such activities so that students have a chance to get acquainted with each other across classes and disciplines, to organize actions that enhance the outlook and to create a platform for dealing with the leadership of the departments representing the students.

  • Student Organization of Scientific Activities (SOVA)

SOVA aims to popularize natural sciences for students and the public through a wide range of expert and popular science activities. As part of its activities, it helps students to process collected data into the final work, whether statistical or spatial data. Guests from different parts of the country are invited to lecture on their foreign scientific expeditions or discuss interesting topics from the biology and ecology environment. Last but not least, SOVA participates in the popularization of the university through interesting lectures on the soil of the secondary schools of the Moravian-Silesian Region.

  • Zebra

Zebra is student run association within the Faculty of Social Studies which aims to bring social work into practice. They screen movies with human-legal themes, organize interactive workshops, talks and various benefit events as well as supporting students during stressful learning times. 


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