FAMU International AMU = DAMU + FAMU + HAMU

FILM AND TV SCHOOL OF ACADEMY OF PERFORMING ARTS IN PRAGUE

For arriving students

IMMIGRATION / VISA:
International students are responsible for their legal status while in the Czech Republic. In case of being accepted, please start with handling your legal status IMMEDIATELY. It may take even several months to gain long term visa or other necessary status.

Complete information including providing forms for most cases is given by the Ministery of Interior of the Czech republic.

In case you have any doubt regarding visa issues for your specific case, please contact Czech Embassy in your country.
The list of Czech Embassies and consular missions you can find here.

Many other detailed information for Czech visa policy and requirements you find also at the page of the Ministery of Foreing Affairs of the Czech republic.

Once a student is accepted, FAMU provides a set of documents needed for visa purposes.

Once students arrive they are obliged to follow required procedures.

Students may forget about prolonging their stay in Czech Republic. Please note that an application for extending the stay on a long-term visa/long-term residence permit can be filed at earliest 90 days and at latest 14 days before the period of the permitted stay expires.


ACCOMMODATION:
FAMU provides only short (temporary) accommodation in the Student´s Residence Halls, usually for about two weeks, for those who need to find permanent accommodation during their stay here. This offer is given to students as part of the information when they get accepted. (This information doesn´t apply to Erasmus and Free Mover students.)

What are the prices of accommodation?
Prices differ a lot, depending on location and type of accommodation. In 2012 approximate prize for three room flat shared by a group of student varies between 13 and 17 thousands CZK per month including other fees. Price for 1bed apartment is app: 9.000 CZK plus fees. It is usual here, that the price is being presented separately – fixed rent price and a bit variable fees for gas, electricity and housekeeping, which is based on monthly advance, with final surplus or back payment. If you find apartment thru agency it is common that you pay a deposit of 2 rents in advance.

Is it difficult to find housing?
So far all of our students have found suitable housing in time.

Bellow are some real estate websites that provides short and long term apartment rentals:
Accommodation in Czech Republic
Rentals.cz
Prague real estate
Bez realitky – on this website are announcements placed directly by apartment owners. This website is in CZ only.
Flatshare Prague

Bellow websites offer accommodation for expats and prices given here might be slightly higher then on links above.
Rentego
Home Sweet Home
Happy House Rentals

For rentals offered by students themselves also check info boards placed at FAMU staircase and hallways. You can also announce your requirements on FAMU International FB profile, where FI students share their needs and observations from Prague´s life.

For more information about how to find accommodation please visit this link: Finding-accommodation-in-the-CZ


MEDICAL INSURANCE AND CARE

Each student is supposed to arrange Student Health Insurance in his/her country. The Czech Republic normally recognizes all health insurances valid within EU. Nevertheless, you should check with your insurance office whether this is the case of your particular health insurance – please make sure your insurance is valid in the Czech Republic.
For health insurance circumstances within Czech republic consult here.

An outline of medical care in Czech republic you can find here.


HOW TO GET CONVENIENTLY FROM PRAGUE RUZYNĚ AIRPORT TO CITY CENTRE?

By BUS 119
Leaves from Ruzyně Airport Terminal 1 and Terminal 2
Route: From Ruzyně Airport to Dejvická (metro A), which is the terminal station of this bus line.
Interval: 5 to 20 minutes
Travel time: 22 minutes
Fare: per PIT tariff, 90 minute ticket: 32 CZK, all-day ticket (24 hours): 110 CZK, three-day ticket (72 hours): 310 CZK, purchase tickets from the vending machines at the airport or from the info centre at Terminal 1 or Terminal 2

By BUS 100
Leaves from Ruzyně Airport Terminal 1 and Terminal 2
Route: From Ruzyně Airport to Zličín station (metro B), which is the terminal station of this bus line.
Interval: 7,5 to 30 minutes
Travel time: 16 minutes
Fare: per PIT tariff, 90 minute ticket: 32 CZK, all-day ticket (24 hours): 110 CZK, three-day ticket (72 hours): 310 CZK, purchase tickets from the vending machines at the airport or from the info centre at Terminal 1 or Terminal 2.

By BUS 179
Leaves from Ruzyně Airport Terminal 1 and Terminal 2
Route: From Ruzyně Airport to Nové Butovice station (metro B),which is the terminal station of this bus line.
Interval: 12 to 30 minutes,
Travel time: 38 minutes
Fare: per PIT tariff, 90 minute ticket: 32 CZK, all-day ticket (24 hours): 110 CZK, three-day ticket (72 hours): 310 CZK, purchase tickets from the vending machines at the airport or from the info centre at Terminal 1 or Terminal 2

By BUS AE (Airport Express)
Leaves from Ruzyně Airport Terminal 1 and Terminal 2
Route: From Ruzyně Airport -Dejvická station (metro A)- Náměstí republiky (on request) – Masarykovo nádraží (on request) – Hlavní nádraží ( Main train station – metro C), which is the terminal station of this bus line.
Interval: 30 minutes
Travel time: 33 minutes
Fare: the regular PIT tariff is not valid, ticket from Ruzyně Airport to Hlavní nádraží: 60 CZK; ticket from Ruzyně Airport to Dejvická: 40 CZK, purchase tickets from the driver only!!!

Info centres of the Prague Public Transit at Prague Airport offer all the relevant information on the operation of public transport in Prague, its routes, timetables and fares. In addition to information, Info centers offer in particular:

- single-trip and short-term time tickets valid for 24 hours or for 1, 3 days respectively,
- timetables for trams and buses (from whatever stop),
- a map of Prague complete with its public transport network.

Ruzyně Airport Info centre, Terminal 1, arrivals hall
open daily from 7.00 a. m. to 9.00 p. m.
Ruzyně Airport Info centre, Terminal 2, arrivals hall
open daily from 7.00 a. m. to 9.00 p. m.

Find timetable of connections from airport here.
More information about connection from Ruzyně Airport to Prague centre find here.
*Prague Metro runs from 5.00 to 24.00.


ELECTRIC DEVICES AND ADAPTERS FOR CZECH REPUBLIC
As in most of continental Europe, the electricity supply in Prague is 220v. Electrical sockets take standard European two-pin plugs. British, North American and other non-European students are advised to bring adaptors with them. Thus, electric power converters are usually necessary if you want to use American – bought products in Prague. Adapters or converters can usually be purchased at your departure airport. If you arrive in Prague without one, try Tesco store or you can go to: Datart Electro. Both stores are on Národní street, Prague 1.


CLIMATE AND WEATHER IN PRAGUE AND CZECH REPUBLIC
CClimate in the Czech republic is quite diverse during the year. During the Winter (December – February) temperature may fall even lower than minus 20 degrees Celsius (-4 F) in some places, while in the Summer (June – August) may reach over 30 degrees Celsius (86 F). There are rainy or snowy day as well as sunny days without a cloud, you have to count with it. More detailed information you can findhere.


EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBERS
The quickest way of calling help is to use the 24 hour free-phone emergency numbers.
Police of the Czech Republic 158
City Police 156
Medical emergency, Ambulance 155
Fire department 150
Breakdown Service – Yellow Angels 1230
Universal European emergency number 112

More information about Czech Republic can be found here, more information about Prague can be found here here