On this webpage you can find general information about the Masaryk University located in Brno in the Czech Republic.
“We believe that education is not just a matter of age or social status. We actively support research. We are open-minded and dedicated to influencing the lives of people around us.”
Masaryk University is the second largest university in Czech Republic. The university is one of the most prestigious and respected institutions of higher education in Central Europe with more than 35,000 students located in Brno.
Every year about a thousand of exchange students come to study at Masaryk University. In 2016, Masaryk University won the StudyPortals Award for Outstanding International Student Satisfaction in Europe with a score of 9,5+ out of 10!
In 2010 Masaryk University became the first Czech institution to hold the European Credit Transfer System Label, a certificate issued by the European Commission as proof of the university’s high educational standards and a guarantee of the correct implementation of the credit system in all Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes. Adoption of this system helped support the internationalization efforts, which resulted in an increase in the number of international students, who now make up about 20 % of all students.
Moreover, Masaryk University has a brand-new campus, which was officially opened in 2010. It consists of 24 teaching and research buildings which also include a library, auditorium, gyms and other sports facilities, halls of residence, restaurants and cafés.
All of the university buildings in the historical centre of Brno have also undergone extensive renovation and modernization to meet world-class standards.
If you are a student from a non-EU country, you will need a student visa which can be obtained by going to your local Czech embassy or consulate to make sure you can study at the university. The same goes for students from an EU country but who are originally from outside the EU.
Students from another EU member state (plus Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Switzerland) do not need to fulfil the visa requirements.
Language and additional requirements (such as the TOEFL test):
Masaryk University – Centre for International Cooperation has announced that as of academic year 2013/2014 all incoming students whose first language is not English must present evidence of proficiency in English which must correspond to B2 level of CEFR or higher.
One of the following tests or their alternatives will be accepted:
If a student has none of these certificates, the home university shall provide written notification in the form of a Language Proficiency Report stating that the selected student has the required proficiency in English, i.e. equivalent to B2 level or above.
- English native speakers
- Students coming to study Czech language
- Slovakian students who decide to study in Czech courses
- Students coming to study other foreign languages (however they are obliged to meet the language requirements of the particular Department at Masaryk University in which they are nominated, i.e. Department of English and American Studies requires C1–C2 level of English).
The above-mentioned students are not obliged to provide a certificate proving their English skills, however they should have at least B1. As the official language in the Centre for International Cooperation is English, the administrative issues and instructions will be given in English.
Masaryk University also has a Language Centre which provides education in foreign languages and testing language proficiency of students of all individual faculties of Masaryk University with the exception of the arts disciplines. It is comprised of eight departments and a common coordination workplace. For students of all forms of study (i.e. Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral study programmes in presentational and combined form), five foreign languages can be learned on the academic or technical level – English, German, French, Spanish and Russian.
The cost of living is very low in the Czech Republic compared to other EU countries, so you will be able to live very comfortably without spending large sums.
Accommodation and Catering Services of Masaryk University (SKM MU) is a purpose-built facility of the university that provides operation of canteens and accommodation facilities at Masaryk University.
If you want to stay in the halls of residence of Masaryk University, you have to apply in their online application and answer "yes" and mention approximate date of your arrival and departure, whereafter a room will be pre-booked for you and you will be informed in the late July (autumn semester) or the late November (spring semester) about further steps.
International exchange students are usually accommodated in "Vinařská", "Komárov-Sladkého" or "Kounicova" halls of residence.
- World University Rankings in 2018: 501-600th
- BRICS & Emerging Economies 2017: 96th
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