Recommendation and tips
for freshmen

Dear students,

Welcome to the ECON MUNI family. We are proud that you have chosen this faculty for your studies. We do not promise you "an easy study time "and a "diploma for free". However, we will not leave you alone; we will be here for you and believe that you will become successful economists who will not get lost in practice.

Under the usual circumstances, in addition to your study duties at the faculty, you would experience a lot of fun, making new friends, contacts and lifelong friendships. All this will come later, and soon you will meet people with the same interests. To make it easier for you to get started, we have prepared a brief overview and instructions for you.

Be in touch!


Starting with the IS

Information system of MUNI (IS) – you will use it throughout your studies. The sooner you master it, the better for you.

After you were accepted to studies at MUNI, you have received a list with your UCO (Personal number) and Primary password. Use them to enter the IS:

The IS contains detailed explanatory help for each operation. If you have any problems, read the help first and then ask.

The most important topics for you at the beginning are:

You can also watch the introductory videos here and here where we show you step by step guide how to orient in the IS. Or watch full IS-training on course registration, SUPO and libraries which is held at the beginning of each semester.

The faculty building

The faculty building will be open so that you can visit the library, your study department, consult with teachers individually. Its operation is governed by the university traffic light system which you can find after logging in to the IS and it is also posted at the main entrance door of the faculty.

The obligation to wear the face masks in the faculty building applies. You also have to observe the 2 meters distance from each other and increased hygiene measures, especially the use of disinfection.

To know where you are heading when entering the building, check the faculty scheme first. Here are also some important websites that you should see before you decide to visit the faculty since the opening/office hours may change accordingly to the situation.

Office for International Relations


ICTC (Information and Communication Technologies Centre)

How to manage the online tuition

How to start?

Starting the 1st semester at a university can be very difficult for everyone, especially in the online mode. We will not leave you alone and will try to help you as much as possible, but at the same time, we expect you to respect the rules and fulfil your obligations.

We have prepared a basic overview of what awaits you in the coming days:

An important web page for students in programmes instructed in English can be found here:

Important deadlines of the academic year can be found in the Academic year schedule:

Information system (IS) – your studies will not work without mastering it!

  • Certainly, almost all of you have already become acquainted with the Information System (IS MU). In the following period, it will be the main source of information for you, both from teachers and from the International Department. You will find all the information about the subjects in it, you will submit your homework through it, register for exams and also take exams.

Register for courses in the IS and do not forget to enrol for the seminar groups of courses that have seminars as well.

Download the timetable of all your courses and seminars from the IS.

How many ECTS do you have to complete in one semester?

It is necessary to obtain 120 credits during the whole programme. You can find your study plan here. To understand the rules for creating a Study Plan, we have prepared a manual with instructions that every student has to read before creating it. You can find the manual here.

To be allowed to pass to the next semester, you need 20 credits, but we recommend you to enrol at least 30 credits to have a reserve in case you don't pass some of the courses.

How will be the tuition organized in the spring semester 2021?

All tuition in the spring semester 2021 will take place according to the planned schedule in distance mode, i.e. synchronous with the schedule, the lectures or seminars will be online through the applications Study Online, MS Teams, or other suitable platforms.

What are the rules of the online tuition?

The same rules apply to online tuition and contact teaching.

Attendance (monitoring/watching) of lectures is not mandatory; but seminars have online compulsory participation. Failure to meet the required attendance may lead to unsuccessful completion of the course.

In the syllabus of the courses you have enrolled, you will find detailed conditions for the organization of teaching and requirements for the completion of courses. At the same time, teachers will notify you by email about any changes.

During online tuition, you are obliged to follow the instructions of teachers, fulfil the set tasks and other study obligations within the deadlines set by them.

How will the teachers communicate with you and what platforms they will use?

Teachers will communicate with you via some of the online communication platforms such as Microsoft Teams (MS Teams), Study Online, ZOOM, etc.

Seminars will take place mainly through MS TEAMS. It's a tool for communication and team collaboration using instant messaging, video conferencing, desktop sharing, shared documents, task management, and more. How to install MS Teams and detailed instructions for them are here.

To sign to MS TEAMS go to and enter "UCO" You will be redirected to the single sign-on page, where you enter UCO and primary password.

The teacher should provide you with a link to the online course or include you in the team so you can join the online streaming (more information in the Study materials of each course).

Lectures will usually take place through the Study Online application. It is an application that allows online and offline monitoring of lectures from selected classrooms.

To sing to Study online platform, go to, enter your UCO and faculty password (it was sent together with your primary password by Karel during the admission). Then choose the course you want to watch online (it starts on time so you might need to refresh the page if you open the link too early).

If you encounter any troubles with the platform, contact

Some of the lectures may also take place through MS Teams, the teachers will inform you about the specific way of helding lectures.

It is your responsibility to find out how the teacher of each course organizes the tuition and be prepared for each lecture/seminar!

Study materials will be shared by teachers with you through the IS in the interactive course syllabus.

In the same way, you will submit the completed assignments via the IS.

The tests will also take place online. You will learn details during the semester from the guarantors of individual subjects.

If you turn to cheat in an online environment and the teacher discovers such an action, he/she cannot just pass it on, regardless of the fact that your study in this semester is not easy. In the case of a minor offence, you will receive an F, in the case of a more serious offence, the teacher may initiate disciplinary proceedings.

If a lecture is recorded, it is possible to watch it later via Study online. Playback of the recording is possible even in the case of a poorer connection, which may not be suitable for video conferencing. The video is recorded and stored either in the Study materials/Interactive Syllabus (for MS TEAMS) or in the Study online application (when the teacher uses Study online).

Where to ask when you are lost?

If you are lost, before you contact someone with a question, try to see if you can’t find the answer yourself on the web. For study-related matters, use the Student section on our web pages. Another important source of information is the MU Information System, which has its own help section.

If you do not find the answer to your question, the easiest way is to ask. However, it is important to ask at the right place, where they will be able to advise you. There are basically several options:

One tip at the end:

How to address the academic staff? You can find an article here.

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