Is the tap water drinkable?

Yes, the Czech Republic has one of the best tap waters in Europe. Even if the quality and taste may vary, it is always safe to drink the tap water.

Can I move into the residence during the night, after opening hours?

Yes, there is a reception working 24 hours a day.

Are there bed-clothes available in the dorms?

Yes, you receive them right after you move in.

Are there washing machines in the dorms?

Yes, there is a special on-line reservation system that you have to use if you want to utilize a washing machine.

What voltage is provided in an electrical socket?

It is 220 V.

What type of power plug should I use?

In Czech Republic, we use a standard CEE 7/5 (type E) plug. Please, check if you would need an adaptor or not before coming.

Is there internet connection provided at the residence?

Yes, there is Wi-fi connection in the dorms and on the university grounds.

Money exchange

Where is the best place to exchange money?

There are several exchanges in the city center and in the metro stations. Always ask for how much local currency do you get in exchange for your money. Always ask for a receipt from the exchange, you have the right to exchange the money back within 3 hours after the transaction. If the exchange office does not comply, do not hesitate to call the state police (158) and ask for help.

What to bring to Czech Republic

How many passport size photos do I have to bring to the Czech Republic?

If you decide to buy the ESNcard, you will need one. You do not need any for the transportation pass or the university ID.

ESN UCT Prague

What is the Erasmus Student Network University of Chemistry and Technology Prague (ESN UCT Prague)?

We are a group of students of University of Chemistry and Technology Prague. We organize trips and events for international students of our University.

Public Service

Is there a transport pass available?

Yes, we have a pass for students for 30 or 90 days.

Where can I get the pass?

You can download the PID Lítačka app and set up an account there. If you have a valid ISIC card (note that it is validated the next day after being issued), you can fill the number in your profile to qualify for the student discount.

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