Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to speak Czech to study at Masaryk University?
No. We offer whole English-taught social science programs at graduate level. And at Bachelor level, there are many courses in English for local and visiting students. If you want to study a whole Bachelor degree in English, check other faculties of MU.
Do I need to present any certificates for English language?
Except for native speakers and holders of a prior degree taught in English, English proficiency must be certified: e.g. by TOEFL – 577 for paper-based, 233 for computer-based, or 90 for Internet-based tests; Cambridge IELTS written version – 6.5, CAE – B grade, CPE – C grade; or other internationally recognized certificates.
When and how do I apply?
We have two admission rounds per year for Master and Doctoral programs (with the exception of joint and double degrees). You apply via the online application form and send us relevant documents as your application pack. See the How to apply section in our menu.
What are the other requirements for admission?
For Master degrees, you must hold a Bachelor degree, and for PhD, you must already have a Master. Definitely, read the Prior Degrees section, as your education must be recognized in the Czech Republic. Otherwise, we seek for motivated students with strong interest in the social sciences. Look at the respective sections or at How to Apply.
What are my chances at admission?
If you are highly motivated and you can prove it in your application documents or your doctoral project, and if you desire to research into the complexities of modern globalized societies, your chances are very high.
Are there any scholarships for international students?
English-taught programs are not subsidized by the Czech Ministry of Education, students are advised to seek support from sponsors and foundations. From among scholarship programs, we recommend Erasmus Mundus Action II program (some consortia still have degree-seeking scholarships), or International Visegrad Fund (specified countries). Besides, Masaryk University is accredited in the system of US Federal Student Loans (more information).
As a student of Masaryk University, you will have access to all stipends and scholarships of the university and the faculty. Some tips for funding the studies in general (tuition fees) are also given, which include departmental scholarships and external programs and foundations.
What are my prospects after graduations?
Social science education can open you a varied choice of jobs from the academia and research through government and political organizations, NGOs to work in media and consulting. The employment rates are high (95% of our graduates find work soon) and the careers multiple.
Can I use English in my Brno daily life?
Most young people speak English, so you should not face any problems at the university and in most daily situations. Still, in some shops and restaurants, survival Czech is a must.