Military students: Support and Allowances


Applicants accepted to the full-time military studies are enlisted into a service relationship as a professional soldier on August 1. On the date of enlistment the applicants receive the rank of private. Before starting their studies, the applicants are allocated to the ACR training base for a two-month basic training.

They become military administration employees and pay tax, social and health insurance. They are fully supported by the state. Their parents can lay a claim neither to tax advantage nor social benefits.

On October 1, having finished their basic training, they are promoted to the rank of lance corporal. At the University of Defence they are appointed to their service systematized post of a student of a military university – preliminary studies (candidate).

The students receive their salary according to the Act no. 143/1992 of the Collection of Laws on salaries and operating emergency remuneration. Students-candidates are assigned the fifth salary grade.  

After the 1st term students can be awarded a personal bonus (scholarship) of 500 – 1500 CZK per month on the basis of their study results – achieved weighted average. 

Students holding the posts of platoon commanders receive 500 CZK per month leadership allowance.

Based on presented travelling receipts, unmarried students are entitled to fare compensation to visit their families in their permanent residence once a month. Married students or those living with one family member at least are entitled to fare compensation to visit their families in their permanent residence five times a month at maximum.

Students can take advantage of drawing financial resources from the Cultural and Social Fund, e.g. boarding and holiday allowances, sports and cultural events allowances; they can also draw on interest-free loans for residential and reconstruction purposes.



Military Housing Administration, Prague is responsible for accommodation facilities.

Students are provided with free accommodation (that is why they are not entitled to housing compensation when being at their students-candidates posts). Mainly twin-bedded rooms are equipped with day-beds with storage clearance underneath, bed-side tables, shelves, PC table, chairs, and fitted wardrobes placed in the antechamber. A dwelling unit (4 beds) consists of two rooms. Each dwelling unit has a bathroom with a WC, 2 washbasins, and a shower.  

In the student residence students can use kitchenettes available to all students. Students need permission to use electrical appliances in their rooms (PC, TV). The use of the appliances is free. The rooms are equipped with internet connection; the use of the internet is free.

In all accommodation facilities, where the Military Housing Administration is the provider, the University of Defence students must follow the Accommodation Facilities Inner Set of Rules for the UoD students.



In the town of Brno students have four catering facilities at their disposal. These are “Šumavská 4”, “Tučkova 23”, “Černá Pole” barracks, and “Dobrovského 27B” mess halls. In the town of Hradec Králové students can use the mess hall situated in the faculty area in “Třebešská 1575”. Students pay a reduced price for the food; the price has been pre-set for the military administration employees; e.g. lunch costs 28 CZK. At the beginning of their studies students are issued with activated chip cards which can be used, apart from other things, to order food in advance via the electronic order system. To order food in advance students can also use the “Stravování” (Catering) application available on the study portal.



At the beginning of their studies at the University of Defence students are issued (free of charge) with uniform components according to the norms valid for professional soldiers. The outfit components can be replenished and exchanged free of charge via purchase coupons which can be used at the Clothing Issue Centre.



Students can, for free throughout their studies, borrow textbooks, technical literature, and other study material from the University of Defence Library. Students are supposed to follow the University of Defence Library Code. Students also have access to electronic information databases.  

The University of Defence students can use the following libraries: Textbook library, technical and scientific literature library, socio-scientific literature library, and fiction literature library. Besides these libraries the University of Defence students can use the services of the Moravian Library, Brno. This service is free of charge for the UoD students until 2016. Students are issued with the Moravian Library member card once they present their UoD identification card.



Students can deepen their foreign language skills throughout their university studies. Besides English, which is obligatory, students can optionally study Arabic, French, Italian, Russian, or Spanish. Besides general language, students also study professional language related to their branch of study. They can use the help of native speakers, Self-Access Centre, videoconference with Canadian partners, as well as other study material placed on the study portal, which can help them improve their language skills.



During their course of studies, chosen students of military study programmes can attend a monthly intensive course of English (free of charge), providing that they meet pre-set criteria. The course takes place in English speaking countries (Great Britain, Ireland). It is focused on communication. Its aim is to prepare the students to pass the STANAG 6001 SLP 3 examination.

The students attend a 120-hour course of general English at upper-intermediate and advanced level at private language schools which are either internationally certified by the British Council or are members of the Quality English Association.  



Students have their physical education (PE) lessons at least four times a week along the year. According to the PE curriculum students take part in sport courses focused on water tourism, cyclo tourism, downhill and cross-country skiing, survival skills, and special physical training.

In their free time, students can use the UoD sports facilities, for example gymnasiums, playgrounds, tennis courts, outdoor swimming pool, modern fitness centre, etc.  They can join 9 sport clubs and teams.

The most successful sportsmen represent the University of Defence at many military and academic competitions. Futsal, squash, cross-country running, beach volleyball, indoor soccer, tennis, floorball, basketball, and volleyball UoD championships provide the choice of the best sportsmen to represent the UoD at both military and non-military competitions.



As for culture, students can become members of several art clubs and groups run by the UoD Club. 

The UoD Club offers good opportunities to live a cultural life; various cultural and social events are hosted there. Students can get tickets for cultural events taking place in the towns of Brno and Hradec Králové for reduced prices from the Cultural and Social Fund.