Information for International Applicants

TUITION FEES

There is no tuition fee for degree or non-degree studies in Czech language.

For degree studies in other languages, the tuition fee applies as follows:

Bachelor studies: 2200 Euro/academic year

Master studies: 3000 Euro/academic year

Doctoral studies: 1950 Euro/academic year  (7 800 Euro per the whole degree program)

For the Czech language courses tuition fee, please, see the websites of the Department of Czech Language for Foreigners.


Recognition of foreign higher education and qualifications


Validation of foreign diplomas

Recognition of your prior degree or education in the Czech Republic

In case you want to enroll in a degree program at any university in the Czech Republic, and your prior education was acquired in another country, you will need to have your prior degree/education formally recognized. Within the enrollment period, you must submit the documents that prove it (results of the recognition procedure).

The procedure of prior degree recognition is called a Recognition of Foreign Higher Education and Qualifications, commonly known as "general nostrification" or nostrifikace in Czech. As a result, you obtain an official certificate, which enables you to enroll at any Czech university. The Czech Republic has signed a number of international agreements enabling a simplified procedure in case of specific countries.

This recognition is valid for all graduates of foreign education institutions who need the recognition for the purpose of further study at any university in the Czech Republic or for the purpose of employment or other reasons.

For enrollment in Bachelor degree programs, you will have to apply for the Recognition of Secondary School Education at an regional authority (full details) - read also this basic file: Recognition of the Secondary School Education - Southern Moravian Region

If you want to enroll in a Master or Doctoral degree programs, please browse this page and read the detailed information: Recognition of Foreign Higher Education and Qualifications

Note! From 1 September 2016 on, MU (and other Czech public universities) must charge 3000 CZK for this procedure.

From the Fall semester 2018 it is possible to complete the recognition procedure of prior degree directly at the Faculty of Social Studies. This form of recognition is valid only for the enrollment into a specific study program at the faculty. The fee for the prior degree/education recognition at the Faculty of Social Studies is 750 CZK. Please use this link for the payment: https://is.muni.cz/obchod/baleni/147830

It´s necessary to submit required documents to the authorized person at the faculty:

Recognition of Foreign Secondary School Education - the notary-certified copy of the final secondary school certificate and the letter of eligibility are required. A certified translation of the certificate into Czech or English is required (documents issued in English or Slovak do not need to be translated)..

Recognition of Foreign Higher Educationthe notary-certified copy of the Bachelor/Master diploma and the transcript of records are required. A certified translation of the diploma and the transcript into Czech or English is required (documents issued in English or Slovak do not need to be translated).

A certified translation of the certificate/diploma into Czech or English is always required (documents issued in English do not need to be translated).

Please bring with you also the original of your certificate/diploma to be presented at the faculty upon your arrival.

Important! Masaryk University requires, in accordance with the section 90, subsection 3 of Act No. 111/1998 Coll., on Higher Education Institutions, authentication of signatures and stamps on the original of diplomas.

Means of authenticating the signatures and stamps occurring on the original of the diploma depend on the country that has issued it, i.e. where the applicant earned his/her education.

The following table contains a list of individual countries and requirements relating to the verification of diplomas gained in them.

The signatures and stamps authentication can be classified into three categories, depending on the (non)existence of an international agreement:

1 – No authentication required: There is a valid bilateral agreement between the country and the Czech Republic, concerning mutual legal assistance. Diplomas issued in these countries are valid in the Czech Republic without the need of any further authentication of stamps and signatures. Only a verified copy is required (made by Czech notary or made by CzechPoint), for countries that signed multilateral convention on judicial assistance

2 + 3 – Apostille is required: the respective country is a signatory to the multilateral treaty abolishing the requirement of legalisation for foreign public documents (The Hague Convention). The authenticity of signatures and stamps on a diploma earned in one of the signatory countries must be certified by a so-called Apostille, issued by a competent authority of the country. For the list of competent authorities in all signatory countries please visit the Hague Conference website.

4 - Superlegalization (Higher Authentication of Documents): Relates to other countries; the authenticity of signatures and stamps on diplomas issued in them has to be certified by means of a so-called superlegalization (Higher Authentication of Documents), i.e. verification of the diploma by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the state which is the seat of the higher education institution that has issued the document (or its authorized foreign body), followed by the verification of the respective Czech representative office (embassy) based in the foreign country.

CountryVerification

 

Country Verification Country Verification Country Verification
Afghanistan 1 Gabon 4 North Korea 1
Albania 1 Gambia 4 Norway 3
Algeria 1 Georgia 1 Oman 2
Andorra 2 Germany 3 Pakistan 4
Angola 4 Ghana 4 Palau 4
Antigua and Barbuda 2 Greece 1 Palestine 4
Argentina 2 Grenada 2 Panama 2
Armenia 2 Guatemala 2 Papua New Guinea 4
Australia 3 Guinea 4 Paraguay 2
Austria 1 Guinea-Bissau 4 Peru 2
Azerbaijan 2 Guyana 4 Philippines 4
Bahamas 2 Haiti 4 Poland 1
Bahrain 2 Honduras 2 Portugal 3
Bangladesh 4 Hungary 1 Qatar 4
Barbados 2 Iceland 2 Romania 1
Belarus 1 India 2 Russia 1
Belgium 1 Indonesia 4 Rwanda 4
Belize 2 Iran 4 Saint Kitts and Nevis 2
Benin 4 Iraq 4 Saint Lucia 2
Bhutan 4 Ireland 3 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 2
Bolivia 2 Israel 2 Samoa 2
Bosnia and Herzegovina 1 Italy 3 San Marino 2
Botswana 2 Ivory Coast 4 Sao Tome and Principe 2
Brazil  2 Jamaica 4 Saudi Arabia 4
Brunei 2 Japan 2 Senegal 4
Bulgaria 1 Jordan 4 Serbia 1
Burkina Faso 4 Kazakhstan 2 Seychelles 2
Burundi 4 Kenya 4 Sierra Leone 4
Cambodia 4 Kiribati 4 Singapore 4
Cameroon 4 Kosovo  2 Slovakia 1
Canada 3 Kuwait 4 Slovenia 1
Cape Verde 2 Kyrgyzstan 1 Solomon Islands 4
Central African Republic 4 Laos 4 Somalia 4
Chad 4 Latvia 3 South Africa 2
Chile 2 Lebanon 4 South Korea 2
China 4 Lesotho 2 South Sudan 4
China – Hong Kong 2 Liberia 2 Spain 1
China – Macao 2 Libya 4 Sri Lanka 4
Colombia 2 Liechtenstein 2 Sudan 4
Comoros 4 Lithuania 3 Suriname 2
Congo (Brazzaville) 4 Luxembourg 3 Swaziland 2
Congo (Kinshasa) 4 Macedonia 1 Sweden 3
Cook Islands 2 Madagascar 4 Switzerland 1
Costa Rica 2 Malawi 2 Syria 1
Croatia 1 Malaysia 4 Taiwan 4
Cuba 1 Maldives 4 Tajikistan 2
Cyprus 1 Mali 4 Tanzania 4
Denmark 3 Malta 2 Thailand 4
Denmark – Faroe Islands 4 Marshall Islands 2 Timor-Leste (East Timor) 4
Denmark – Greenland 4 Mauritania 4 Togo 4
Djibouti 4 Mauritius 2 Tonga 2
Dominica 2 Mexico 2 Trinidad and Tobago 2
Dominican Republic 2 Micronesia 4 Tunisia 2
Ecuador 2 Moldova 1 Turkey 2
Egypt 4 Monaco 2 Turkmenistan 4
El Salvador 2 Mongolia 1 Tuvalu 4
Equatorial Guinea 4 Montenegro 1 Uganda 4
Eritrea 4 Morocco 2 Ukraine 1
Estonia 3 Mozambique 4 United Arab Emirates 4
Ethiopia 4 Myanmar 4 United Kingdom 3
Fiji 2 Namibia 2 USA 3
Finland 3 Nauru 4 Uruguay 2
France 1 Nepal 4 Uzbekistan 1
France – French Guiana 2 Netherlands 3 Vanuatu 2
France – French Polynesia 2 New Zealand 3 Vatican City 4
France – Guadeloupe 2 Nicaragua 2 Venezuela 2
France – Martinique 2 Niger 4 Vietnam 1
France – New Caledonia 2 Nigeria 4 Yemen 1
France – Réunion 2 Niue 2 Zambia 4
        Zimbabwe 4

 

In case of doubt the faculty may request additional documents.

 

 

Please note. Degree Recognition is only needed by students wishing to register at a Czech university for an entire degree program, but not by visiting or exchange students. We strongly recommend that all degree applicants start to solve the verification (apostille/superlegalization) of their certificates/diplomas in advance because it can take longer time to get the stamp.

Country Verification

Country Verification
Afghanistan 1
Albania 1
Algeria 1
Andorra 2
Angola 4
Antigua and Barbuda 2
Argentina 2
Armenia 2
Australia 3
Austria 1
Azerbaijan 2
Bahamas 2
Bahrain 2
Bangladesh 4
Barbados 2
Belarus 1
Belgium 1
Belize 2
Benin 4
Bhutan 4
Bolivia 2
Bosnia and Herzegovina 1
Botswana 2
Brazil  2
Brunei 2
Bulgaria 1
Burkina Faso 4
Burundi 4
Cambodia 4
Cameroon 4
Canada 3
Cape Verde 2
Central African Republic 4
Chad 4
Chile 2
China 4
China – Hong Kong 2
China - Macao 2
Colombia 2
Comoros 4
Congo (Brazzaville) 4
Congo (Kinshasa) 4
Cook Islands 2
Costa Rica 2
Croatia 1
Cuba 1
Cyprus 1
Denmark 3
Denmark – Faroe Islands 4
Denmark – Greenland 4
Djibouti 4
Dominica 2
Dominican Republic 2
Ecuador 2
Egypt 4
The Savior 2
Equatorial Guinea 4
Eritrea 4
Estonia 3
Ethiopia 4
Fiji 2
Finland 3
France 1
France – French Guiana 2
France – French Polynesia 2
France - Guadeloupe 2
France - Martinique 2
France – New Caledonia 2
France - Reunion 2
Gabon 4
Gambia 4
Georgia 1
Germany 3
Ghana 4
Greece 1
Grenada 2
Guatemala 2
Guinea 4
Guinea-Bissau 4
Guyana 4
Haiti 4
Honduras 2
Hungary 1
Iceland 2
India 2
Indonesia 4
Iran 4
Iraq 4
Ireland 3
Israel 2
Italy 3
Ivory Coast 4
Jamaica 4
Japan 2
Jordan 4
Kazakhstan 2
Kenya 4
Kiribati 4
Kosovo  2
Kuwait 4
Kyrgyzstan 1
Laos 4
Latvia 3
Lebanon 4
Lesotho 2
Liberia 2
Libya 4
Liechtenstein 2
Lithuania 3
Luxembourg 3
Macedonia 1
Madagascar 4
Malawi 2
Malaysia 4
Maldives 4
Mali 4
Malta 2
Marshall Islands 2
Mauritania 4
Mauritius 2
Mexico 2
Micronesia 4
Moldova 1
Monaco 2
Mongolia 1
Montenegro 1
Morocco 2
Mozambique 4
Myanmar 4
Namibia 2
Nauru 4
Nepal 4
Netherlands 3
New Zealand 3
Nicaragua 2
Niger 4
Nigeria 4
Niue 2
North Korea 1
Norway 3
Oman 2
Pakistan 4
Palau 4
Palestine 4
Panama 2
Papua New Guinea 4
Paraguay 2
Peru 2
Philippines 4
Poland 1
Portugal 3
Qatar 4
Romania 1
Russia 1
Rwanda 4
Saint Kitts and Nevis 2
Saint Lucia 2
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 2
Samoa 2
San Marino 2
Sao Tome and Principe 2
Saudi Arabia 4
Senegal 4
Serbia 1
Seychelles 2
Sierra Leone 4
Singapore 4
Slovakia 1
Slovenia 1
Solomon Islands 4
Somalia 4
South Africa 2
South Korea 2
South Sudan 4
Spain 1
Sri Lanka 4
Sudan 4
Suriname 2
Swaziland 2
Sweden 3
Switzerland 1
Syria 1
Taiwan 4
Tajikistan 2
Tanzania 4
Thailand 4
Timor-Leste (East Timor) 4
Togo 4
Tonga 2
Trinidad and Tobago 2
Tunisia 2
Turkey 2
Turkmenistan 4
Tuvalu 4
Uganda 4
Ukraine 1
United Arab Emirates 4
United Kingdom 3
USA 3
Uruguay 2
Uzbekistan 1
Vanuatu 2
Vatican City 4
Venezuela 2
Vietnam 1
Yemen 1
Zambia 4
Zimbabwe 4