AAU is proud to offer students the opportunity to live with classmates from different countries and cultures in the heart of Prague, only 20 minutes from the AAU campus in a lively district full of art, parks, and restaurants.
About Zeitraum Student Housing
Located at U Průhonu 56, in Prague 7, in a newly refurbished building, Zeitraum offers housing for AAU students and other young professionals in Prague. The building is approximately 25 minutes to the AAU campus by public transport and offers facilities equipped for comfortable student living.
The building has 7 floors, 111 total rooms and the possibility to choose from double or single rooms.
It’s no mistake that Holešovice has been named one of the top 10 coolest neighborhoods in Europe according to TheGuardian.com. AAU students have the opportunity to live in Prague 7, the original industrial quarter, where factory buildings and abandoned warehouses have since turned into art galleries and breweries on the banks of the Vltava River. Thanks to the convenient location and recent surge in popularity Holešovice is home to an eclectic group of students, international expats, and locals alike. In this up-and-coming district, you can find:
Pricing & Payment
Accommodation is offered for the full Fall (September – December) or Spring (February – June) semester, as well as for the entire academic year. If capacity allows, students can also be accommodated in the Winter (January) and Summer (June/July/August) terms as well.
|Type of Room||Price per Semester|
- The price includes utilities, wi-fi, government fees and use of common spaces.
- The price does not include a refundable security deposit: CZK 12,000
- Additional costs include: Cleaning 650 CZK / bed / month (3,250 CZK / bed /semester)
Deposits & Payment Plans
It is possible to make payments in full or through our installment plan. Payment deadlines are as follows:
|Deadline Fall 2020||Deadline Spring 2021|
|50% installment (1st payment)||May 20||November 16|
|50% installment & security deposit (2nd payment||July 20||December 18|
Refunds & Cancellation
|Official government issued travel restrictions||100% refund|
|Cancellation of reservation 60 days prior to check-in date||100% refund of paid rent minus CZK 11,000 processing fee|
|Cancellation of reservation 30 days prior to check-in date||50% refund of paid rent minus CZK 11,000 processing fee|
|Cancellation of reservation 0–29 days prior to reservation date||no refund|
Cancellation or postponement due to visa problems
- Students must provide evidence of reasonable efforts to apply for the visa in a timely way, and notify AAU in writing of delays or denials.
- Visa delay: Students who have paid at least 50% of the rent and are unable to attend for the planned semester due to visa problems may ask to be placed on a wait list by notifying AAU Housing in writing at least 30 days prior to check-in date. Housing fees already paid will be fully refunded (including the deposit) if there is no capacity in AAU housing. In such an occasion AAU will help the student find alternative accommodation.
- Visa denial: Housing fees already paid will be refunded (minus the non-refundable deposit) should the visa be denied and AAU has been informed at least 30 days prior to check-in date. Letter from the embassy or consulate detailing the visa denial must be provided in order to consider a request.
- Students who do not receive their visas and do not notify AAU housing at least 30 days prior to the move-in date will receive no refund.
Check-in & Check-out Dates
Please note that all dates are subject to change.
|Fall 2020||Spring 2021|
|Check-in||September 14-20||January 28-29|
|Check-out||December 17 or by arrangement||June 18|
Once you are admitted, along with your acceptance letter, the Admissions Office will send you more information about student housing and our Housing Specialist will provide you with the link to Apply or you can start the process directly below!
AAU prices include all the utility bills as well as the wi-fi. The only additional fees apart from using the washing machine or the dryer (special tokens for these are sold at our reception, each costs 60 CZK) is cleaning fee 3.250,- CZK per semester which is invoiced after the check-in.
You can move in after 3 in the afternoon on the first day of your contract. The details for check-in days will be specified in advance. It doesn’t matter if that day falls on a public holiday or on the weekend – we are ready to accommodate you anytime! If you know you’re going to arrive at night, just drop us an e-mail and we will prepare an envelope with the keys and instructions, which will be handed over to you by the night security.
Once you are admitted, along with your acceptance letter, the Admissions Office will send you more information about student housing and our Housing Specialist will provide you with the link to apply for student housing. (This link is also above.)
As soon as you are admitted. Capacity is limited and rooms are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. Housing is not guaranteed.
You can rent a room for one semester or the full academic year.
Furniture (bed with mattress, pillow, and duvet, set of bed linen, desk, chair,wardrobe with the following dimensions 200x120x60 plus extra chest of drawers
Note:towels are not included.
wardrobe is 200x120x60 plus extra chest of drawers
Shared kitchen (plates, bowls, glasses, pans and pots, kitchen towel, kettle,glass stovetop)
General cleaning and maintenance of common areas
Cleaning of individual rooms and changing of sheets twice per month
The building is staffed 24 hours a day with a security guard and a receptionist
You will need to provide your own towels, bathroom rug, and any other decorations to make your room feel like home.
You will receive confirmation via email by the housing coordinator.
Yes, the confirmation will be sent to you via DHL unless otherwise requested as soon as the payment is processed. Please note that it is your responsibility to send us the payment and all the data for the housing confirmation in time to proceed your visa application on time.
You will sign the accommodation contract during check-in at the reception or at the Student Services Center. The accommodation contract will be issued in both Czech and English.
You can, but you must both request the other person. It is not guaranteed that you will live with your requested person, but we will do our best to accommodate your request.
Yes, you can stay in the dormitory during the break periods as long as it falls within the period that you have rented the room.
AAU does not offer pick-up service; however, Prague is very well connected and the airport has access to public transportation. Prague’s international airport Vaclav Havel Airport is located 12 km west of the city center.
Not at all! AAU Housing has a very convenient connection to the city center. Just hop on a tram and you’ll be in there in just 15 minutes. To find a connection to your destination, visit http://www.dpp.cz/en/
There is direct tram number 12 and it takes about only 20-25 minutes to get to AAU campus.
Yes, the high-speed wi-fi connection is available throughout the whole building. You’ll get the password at your arrival.
The bathroom as well as the fridge is shared between 3 people (one in single and 2 in double room).
Single room is 10 sqm and has a single bed, desk, chair, closet, bed table.
There is one shared kitchen on the floor but it’s never crowded. It’s big enough for everyone. In the shared kitchen on the floor you can find a kettle, cutting boards, glass stovetop, microwave and oven. Also there are small individual kitchen cabinets that you can lock with your card to store dry groceries there. Each tenant is provided by fork, knife, tbl and tea spoon, plate, bowl, kitchen towel, glass and cup, plastic fish slice and ladle, one pan and pot.
Vacuum cleaner, mop, broom as well as iron are available at reception for free.
There are few smaller common lounge areas in the building, studying room on the 2nd floor.
You cannot put holes in the wall, though posters and/or other lightweight wall hangings that are put up with tape or sticky tack are acceptable.
No, no changes can be made to the overall integrity of the building.
You will fill out a questionnaire and your answers will be used to match you with the most compatible person.
No, most buildings in the city do not have AC and instead rely on fans for the few months a year when heat is an issue.
You can visit the reception desk and they will make a new key for you for a small fee.
At the reception.
AAU will assume no legal responsibility for missing or stolen goods/items.Students are responsible for their personal belongings.
No, pets are not allowed.
No, the furniture must remain in the room; however, the arrangement of the furniture can be changed.
Blinds are included. You can bring curtains, however, you cannot drill holes in the wall or make any similar adjustments.
No, the beds are seperated.