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English-taught Bachelor Programmes

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. The application process for bachelors' programmes has changed as of June 2022.

Students can choose to start the program in September or February. Please see deadlines and more information below.

Application Deadlines

Application deadlines:

  • 1 June: Final deadline for September start
    • Applications are open starting September 1
  • 15 November: Final deadline for February start
    • Applications are open starting July 15

* 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.

In case you wish to apply for some kind of scholarship and you need to have the acceptance letter in advance, please consider that it´s necessary to submit and pay the online application one month before you need the admission documents. Additionally, you must inform the admission office about this request via email.

Tuition Fees

The tuition fees for English-taught Bachelor programs at the Faculty of Social Studies is 3000 EUR per year (1500 EUR per semester).

See the MU website for tuition fees for academic years (2021/22).

In case you wish to apply for some kind of scholarship and you need to have the acceptance letter in advance, please take into account that it´s necessary to submit and pay the online application one month before you need the admission documents. Additionally, you must inform the admission office about this request via email.

Application Procedure
  • Submitting an application

    Students can only apply to the programme 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 recommended 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 required 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. Secondary school certificate or proof of current studies
    2. Proof of English - B2 level minimum (if you do not have a certificate, you will pass a brief examination at our faculty’s Language center to proof your command of English)
    3. 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. Students who meet all the formal requirements will be invited to take an online proctored entrance test.

    English Proficiency Requirements

    Exemption: applicants meeting one of the conditions below are exempt from any further English proficiency requirements.

    • Citizens from Australia, Canada, Ireland, Malta, the New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States of America
    • High school graduates who have completed or are to complete study programs taught in English

     

    Recognized English certificates

    Tests must be within the last two years at time of submission to be considered valid.

    • B2 Cambridge English Certificate s celkovým skóre mezi 160 až 179
    • Cambridge English Certificate: B2 First (FCE)
    • Cambridge English Certificate: B2 First for Schools
    • B2 IELTS Academic stupeň 5,5–6,5
    • B2 IELTS General Training stupeň 5,5–6,5
    • TOEIC® Listening and Reading Test: Listening: 400 (B2); Reading: 385 (B2)
    • TOEIC® Speaking and Writing Test: Speaking: 160 (B2); Writing: 150 (B2)
    • TOEFL iBT®: 72 (B2): Reading: 18 (B2); Listening: 17 (B2); Speaking: 20 (B2); Writing: 17 (B2)
    • TOEFL® ITP Level 1: 543 (B2): TOEFL® ITP Section Scores: Listening Comprehension: 54 (B2); Structure and Written Expression: 53 (B2); Reading Comprehension: 56 (B2)
    • TOEFL Junior® Standard: Listening Comprehension: 290–300 (B2); Language Form and Meaning: 280–300 (B2); Reading Comprehension: 280–300 (B2)
    • ELSA – English Language Skills Assessment B2
    • JETSET ESOL International Qualifications B2
    • LanguageCert International ESOL (Listening, Reading, Writing) – Communicator B2 LanguageCert International ESOL Spoken Exam – Communicator B2 (pro prokázání všech jazykových dovedností třeba předložit oba certifikáty
    • IESOL – Communicator B2 LanguageCert ISESOL – Communicator B2
    • Pearson Tests of English General (Level 3)
    • telc English B2

    Other non-listed certificates will be evaluated on an individual basis. If not recognized, applicants will take the MUNI Language Centre Test

    MUNI Language Centre Test

    If students do not have a recognized English test, they can sign up for one by the Masaryk University Language Centre. 

    If interested in taking this test, please email admission@fss.muni.cz.

  • Entrance Exam - multiple choice

    Admissions to the bachelors' programmes is based on a multiple choice entrance exam.

    The multiple-choice entrance test will consist of 20 (a-e) closed questions covering areas of basics from social sciences and humanities (politics, international relations, sociology, history, basics of political geography) and general knowledge a good quality high school graduate is expected to have. Applicants will have 40 minutes to complete the test. 

    To be accepted to a program the applicants must achieve at least the threshold of 60% of correct answers.

    The test can only be taken once per application. Applicants who do not pass the required threshold will not be accepted and if interested for the bachelor's programme will have to reapply in the next admission period.

    It is advisable to secure a reliable and stable connection to the internet before taking the test. Requests of retaking the test for technical reasons will not be addressed.

    The following recommended texts on which the test questions are based are available in the online application under 'self study materials' after the application has been submitted, paid, and confirmed:

    • Lunt, Pat; Rebman, Peter: Social Studies. Oxford University Press, 2019, s. 6-37, 74-105, 106-141.
    • Richards, Michael, D.; Waibel, Paul R.: Twentieth Century Europe. A Brief History, 1900 to the Present. Wiley Blackwell, 2014, s. 345-378.
    • Colander, David C.; Hunt, Elgin H.: Social Science. An Introduction to the Study of Society. Routledge, 2022, kapitola 1.

    If you are not able to find the self study materials please email, please email Mgr. Klára Němečková at 217236@mail.muni.cz. 

    Terms of the entrance tests:

    The applicants can choose and register for a one of the following dates to take the test in the online application. Students will only get the link to the test once the application has been confirmed by the admissions office. 

    All tests will take place at 14:00 CEST/CET (local Brno time). To see what time it currently is in Brno, to know the time difference, please use this link. Please note, the time changes for on 30 October 2022 and 26 March 2023.

    There will be a test call, for students to practice the test platform prior to each testing session.

    2022

    • 22 September
    • 21 October 
      • Optional practice session 14 October at 14:00 CEST, information provided after 12 October.
      • To participate in the test session and this test, applications must be submitted and paid by 12 October.
    • 11 November 
    • 24 November (last date for Spring 2023 applicants)
    • 19 December (for Fall 2023 applicants only)

    2023

    • 26 January
    • 2 March 
    • 3 April 
    • 27 April 
    • 15 May 
    • 5 June 
    • 14 June
Application Fees

Fees associated with the admission procedure for Bachelor programs were 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.

In case you wish to apply for some kind of scholarship and you need to have the acceptance letter in advance, please consider that it´s necessary to submit and pay the online application one month before you need the admission documents. Additionally, you must inform the admission office about this request via email.

After Acceptance

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.

  1. Submit final transcript once graduated from secondary school (if applying while still enrolled).
  2. Students must submit their prior degrees (secondary school, BA, MA, etc) for recognition, this can be done once arriving in Brno, but steps must be taken in your home country. All accepted students receive detailed information from us regarding this process.
    • Please note: students who have studied in the Czech Republic and Slovakia do not need to go through this process. Always follow directions provided by the admissions office.
  3. Apply for a visa student if a non-EU citizen. More information about the visa process is available here.
  4. Apply for accommodation
    • Please note: applications for accommodation in MUNI dormitories open in January for the February start date.

Admission contact for programs in English

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