Global Challenges: Society, Politics, Environment
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Students who study at the Faculty of Social Studies for their bachelor's degree find themselves opened to the world of opportunities. Classes are taught by experts in their field, as well as visiting professors from well-known universities around the world. Masaryk University, as the second largest university in the Czech Republic is able to invite ambassadors and experts in their fields.
For more information on the program, please visit their website. Below is information regarding the application procedures.
Students can choose to start the program in September or February. Please see deadlines and more information below.
* For students from countries that require visa to study in the Czech Republic , we recommend applying at least one month earlier to give more time for the visa process, however we will accept applications from all students up to the deadlines listed. For students from non-OECD countries, please note that the visa process may take longer than expected.
Note: the admission documents from the university can´t be older than 180 days at the time you apply for visa otherwise your visa application will not be accepted at the embassy.
Please note Politics, Media, and Communication, and Global Challenges: Society, Politics, Environment are only available for Fall 2022 enrollment. International Relations and European Politics is possible to apply for both Spring and Fall 2022 enrollment.
Students can only apply to the program when the applications are open. To apply, go to the E-application - here you also find all details about the degree program and its admission requirements with the full list of literature for the entrance exam, if applicable
A complete application means: submit the e-application, cover the application fee of CZK 450 (via bank card or bank transfer), and send all documents for evaluation .
You can submit the following documents: via the e-application form (see 6 slots called Appendix 1 etc.). be scanned into one PDF document)
The documents we collect are:
1) Motivation letter (in English)
2) Essay - please see below for the topics and lengths (in English) for each programme
3) Secondary school certificate or proof of current studies
4) Transcripts of Grades from secondary school
5) Proof of English - B2 level minimum (if you do not have a certificate, submit an honest statement)
6) ID or passport copy
The next steps of the admission process and entrance conditions will be communicated to you through the online application and by letter / email from the University. You can track the status of your application by yourself through the online application system anytime.
Applications will be reviewed by the admission committee and students who pass the first round will be invited for a online video interview.
Each BA programme has specific instructions for writing the application essay. Please find the guidelines below.
Write an essay about one of the following topics:
Essay should be 1500 words long and should follow the standards of academic writing. Especially, make sure to cite all sources and avoid plagiarism.
Pick a topic in world politics or international relations. It does not matter whether the topic is something affecting the whole world (like climate change or malnutrition, for example) or whether it is something more regional (like religious radicalism in Sahel, for example).
In your 700-800 words essay, describe the topic and then imagine you are a political leader participating in solving an issue or a problem relevant to your topic. What would you, as a political leader, do? What solutions would you suggest and why? Explain and defend your reasoning.
If citing any sources, make sure you cite them properly and that you avoid any intended or unintended plagiarism.
If unsure about what plagiarism is, check out this website which has great explanations and illustrative examples:
Please note that the list of references is not included in the total word count.
An essay in English on a topic of the applicant’s choice dealing with the relationship of the media, the public, and politics (800 – 1,000 words). The applicants are supposed to narrow the focus of the essay and discuss one of the following questions or a particular aspect of it:
It is perfectly fine if you focus on just an aspect of the listed questions. Also, it does not matter if you discuss it in the context of a specific country (on the contrary, your personal experience may be helpful!) or in general. For instance, the topic “The impact of new media of political interest of the youth in Germany“ is a good one, as well as an essay “The new media and the decline of political parties in democracies”. What we are looking for are essays with a clearly structured question(s) and well-developed original arguments, possibly using and referring to secondary sources.
The admissions process may then include an online interview (usually conducted via Zoom) where the applicant should be able to present herself and discuss the content of her essay with the committee.
Successful applicants of the first round will be invited for an online video interview. Students will receive an email about next steps and how to set up the interview.
Fees associated with the admission procedure for Bachelor programs was set at 450 CZK.
You will find full instructions in the e-application and you will use your bank's exchange rate (card, as well as bank transfer payments are possible). The applicants are required to pay the fee for each application submitted. Payment information for each electronic application, including individually assigned identification code, is generated by the Information System following the submission of the online form. The system generates a bill after each individual e-application is filled out.
When submitting more than one application, the applicant can pay for all applications with a single payment. Payment is made through the MU online shop. It is not necessary to confirm payment by post. Applicants who fail to attend the entrance examinations will not be refunded.
After acceptance, students should follow all necessary information provided by the Department, the Program, and the International Office. For more information, please review the international student guide. Students who are accepted to the program will need to do the following.