STUDY@FIT

„Future is in IT,
the way on top is FIT“

Why to study at FIT BUT?

  • The best technologies – supercomputing, modern labs, flight simulator
  • Practical orientation – industry, research, projects
  • Safe region - 6th safest country in the world
  • Low living costs - cca 300-600 EUR per month
  • Campus – old monastery full of modern facilities
  • Graduates – high demand, 99% in 3 month, 120% salary
  • Brno – Silicon Valley of Europe
  • Learn from the best – lecturers are research leaders
  • International cooperation
  • Become the elite in IT at FIT BUT

About us

„Be the part of one of the leading European institutions“

Located in the unique, former Carthusian monastery, interconnected with a new modern building near the city centre, the Faculty of Information Technology (FIT) is one of the leading European educational and research institutions providing top quality degrees in information and computer technologies. Students are encouraged to work on their own projects in the Faculty’s Computer Centre and to join teams pursuing national and international research in state-of-the-art laboratories, including, but not limited to, multimedia, biometrics, optics and robotics.
FIT’s most recent achievement is becoming one of the 15 world‑class research teams across nine European countries to join Facebook’s GPU Partnership Programme, which allows FIT to make faster progress in the field of artificial intelligence.

Laboratories

  • Computer Network Lab
  • Printed Circuits Lab
  • Biometric Lab
  • Multimedia Lab of Advanced Integrated Systems (Flight Simulators)
  • Robotic and Human-Robot Interaction Lab
  • Microscopic Analysis Lab
  • Optical Lab

Research & Development

„We know that first hand experience is irreplaceable“

IT4Innovations (FIT)

IT4Innovations is a unique project building a national center of excellent research in the area of information technology including the acquisition of a very powerful supercomputer. IT4Innovations Centre of Excellence, the faculty’s Research Centre of Information Technology, is connected to the national Supercomputer Salomon - ranked 78th in the TOP500 List of the world’s top supercomputers (June 2017). The Brno center supervises two of the eight research programs focusing on

  • the recognition and presentation of the information from multimedia data, and
  • safe and reliable architectures, networks and protocols.
These are the leading research domains of the academic and research staff. Its recognized position in world-wide research enabled FIT to create e.g. Speech@FIT, one of the most famous speech data mining research and development groups.

Key R&D Areas


    Key areas of research and development at FIT in Security and Industry 4.0 are:

  • analysis, monitoring and security of high-speed computer networks
  • evolutionary algorithms and evolvable hardware, fault tolerant systems
  • formal verification, modeling and simulation, highly demanding calculations
  • intelligent systems, information systems and their security, data mining
  • hardware / software co-design, acceleration and optimization methods for embedded systems (including GPU and FPGA systems)
  • computer graphics, virtual and augmented reality
  • image, video, speech and natural language processing
  • human-computer / human-robot interaction

Industry cooperation and Grants

  • 40 industry R&D partners
  • Contract research (38 projects running, 1.61 mil EUR in total)
  • Joint research projects of the Center and the companies (co-)financed by the European Union or grant agencies (60 projects running, 4.32 mil EUR in total)
  • Students’ projects and internships
  • Seminars, Conferences, Hackatons

Gold partners

International Study & Social

„The IT world meets in Brno“

International

FIT enjoys international recognition and the quality of top graduates and has long been collaborating with foreign universities and research entities in mobility (ca last 5 years):

  • 130 academics and scientists visited FIT BUT,
  • 150 academics went abroad,
  • 340/320 outgoing/incoming students,
  • 30 academics and researchers participated in foreign placements.

Brno & Czech republic

Life in the heart of Europe

You will find it very difficult to get bored in Brno or at FIT. Student conferences, lectures by the world's leading experts, music festivals, as well as other events are happening throughout the whole year at the faculty. It is a vibrant and dynamic place close to the city centre of Brno - with over 80,000 students, it is a city with a young and inspiring spirit, as well as a great place to live, study and do research.

The Czech Republic is the 6th safest country in the planet, world newspapers such as New York Times put Brno into the list of top places to live and according to recent well-known rankings of best student cities of the world by QS, Brno is in top five! Brno has developed into a dynamic knowledge hub and innovation centre in Central Europe in recent years. It gives you a unique chance to cooperate with local world-class institutions, teams as well as companies and get a great experience. Also the location of the city is very strategic, especially if you are a keen traveller. You can reach four different capitals (Prague, Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest) within max. 3 hours by car as well as get to/from Brno easily by coach, train or plane. Or you can just explore the Czech Republic - mountains, forests, lakes, historical sites or vineyards are close enough.

Find out more about Brno:

Study programmes in English

„Become an IT expert at FIT!“

Master’s Study Programmes (2 years)




Computer Graphics and Multimedia

Image and sound are the cornerstone of human-to-machine communication

You learn how to process data from cameras and microphones, get information from video and audio, rendering using advanced computer graphics, and use graphic cards to accelerate graphics or accelerate computational algorithms, design user interfaces, photo processing, or native language. In laboratories, you can experiment with powerful computers, graphic cards, camera systems, robot sensors, microphones, virtual and augmented reality, air-plane simulators.

Graduate profile


Graduates develop computer vision, speech and natural language methods and systems, program graphics in the gaming industry, or advanced user interfaces.

  • 79% students gain practical experience
  • 99% graduates find work within 3 months
  • 120% of average salary is the starting salary for FIT graduates

Doctoral Study Programmes (4 years)

The degree program offers outstanding graduates of a Master's degree a prestigious university degree of the highest degree in computer science, computer science or information technology, which is specialized in the chosen dissertation topic. It ends with a PhD degree. (Philosophiae Doctor). A key part of doctoral studies is research, often also in international research teams, coupled with active participation in scientific conferences and internships at foreign universities.

Fields of study prepared individually:

  • Bioinformatics and Biocomputing
  • Computer-based and Embedded Systems
  • Computer Networks
  • Computer Graphics and Multimedia
  • Information Systems
  • Intelligent Systems
  • Safety and Security
  • Theoretical Computer Science

Tuition, fees, living expenses and financial aid

Tuition and fees are EUR 1500 EUR per semester, e.i. EUR 3000 per year.

BUT residential system can accommodate all of its foreign graduate students (cca EUR 120/month); also housing in the Brno area is possible (cca EUR 200/month). Graduate students’ costs for housing, food, books, medical insurance, and incidentals vary widely, depending on marital status, quality-of-life expectations, and housing arrangements. For example, the lunch is between EUR 5-10, so living cost per month varies between EUR 300-600.

The FIT BUT financial aid program ensures that an BUT education is accessible to all qualified candidates regardless of their financial circumstances. BUT provides financial aid to students for which the tuition and fees would exceed the financial resources of their family. Financial need is the difference between the price to attend FIT BUT and the family’s ability to finance that price, which is determined using the tax return of the parents from last 2 years provided together with the application documents as the part of application process. The remaining need, if any, is met with an FIT BUT scholarship, research assistance, benefit scholarship etc.

I want to study at FIT!

„How to apply?“

1) Sign up and pay the admission fee - till April 15

Applicants for degree programmes given in the English language are required simultaneously:

  • sign up using the application form,
  • submit to (Ms. Studena) the CV including the list of passed relevant IT courses with final marks, motivation letter and the best copyright project in IT (technical report + source codes*) - all in one archive file,
  • pay an admission fee in the amount of EUR 23.
The deadline for application and payment of the admission fee is April 15 of the year preceding the first academic year of the study (see general info).

The FIT BUT Study Office will contact applicants and provide them with detailed information on further steps within two weeks after the application deadline. The applicants might be asked to have up to 2 hours of Skype interviews as a part of the quality assessment procedure. The interview may include questions about prerequisites or programming skills.

Applicants will be informed about the results of the admission procedure until May 15. Successful candidates will be asked to pay the tuition fee per return on the basis of which they will be accepted for study.

* The copyright project in IT (technical report + source codes) will only be used for the purposes of evaluating the quality of the candidate for the MGMe study and will not be published anywhere else.

2) Pay the tutition fee - till May 31

Students studying the Masters´s degree study programme given in English have to pay a year tuition and fees in the amount of EUR 3000. The tuition fee is to be sent to the FIT BUT bank account: Beneficiary's bank: Komerční banka a.s., Brno-město, Nám. Svobody 21, CZ-63131 Brno

SWIFT code: KOMBCZPP
Account number: 27-8684040287/0100
IBAN: CZ 5701000000278684040287
Beneficiary: Vysoké učení technické v Brně, Božetěchova 2, CZ-61266
Details of payment: 14099 "your name"

The tuition fee is to be paid in two instalments. The deadline for payment of the first instalment is 31 May 2019.

3) Arrange for your accommodation - from April 25

Students who are not able to commute can apply for accommodation in BUT dormitories. The on-line Request for Accommodation for the ac. year 2018/2019 will be open starting from 25 April 2018. Students who have to apply for visa are strongly recommended to arrange for their accommodation well in advance. More information about BUT dormitories is available ON.
See more information about BUT dormitories

Other possibilities for private accommodation:

4) Submit request for recognition of education abroad - till September 12

The graduate of Bachelor’s degree programme at the foreign university submits a written application for recognition diploma to:

Brno University of Technology – Rectorate
Study Department
Antoninska 548/1
601 90 Brno
Czech Republic
Contact person: Mrs. Michaela Fojtova, fojtova@ro.vutbr.cz , phone: +420 541 145 243

The legalized original of the Bachelor´s diploma is to be delivered to the FIT BUT Study Office as soon as possible, upon the enrolment, 12 September 2019, at the latest.

5) Enroll for study - September 12

It is only through enrolment that you become a regular student of the FIT. The date of enrolment is indicated in the electronic application or in the news on the faculty’s homepage. The date of enrolment in the Master´s degree programme given in English is 12 September, 2019. If you cannot attend the enrolment in person, you can enrol by proxy on the basis of a power of attorney. More information about study enrollment.

Other useful links – Life on BUT

Don't forget the deadlines!

15th of April - Sign up and pay the admission fee

25th of April - Arrange for your accommodation

31st of May - Pay the tutition fee

12th of September - Submit request for recognition of education abroad and enroll for study

Links & Contact

Faculty of Information Technology
Brno University of Technology
Bozetechova 2
612 66 Brno, Czechia
+420 541 141 144
study@fit.vutbr.cz
https://www.facebook.com/FIT.VUT/
www.fit.vutbr.cz