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Bachelor's programs offered entirely in English.
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Why should I study here?

The school says: Masaryk University, located in Brno, is the second-largest public university in the Czech Republic. It consists of 9 faculties and over 200 departments, institutes and clinics. The university is offering Bachelor’s, Master’s and doctoral accredited programmes available in both full-time and combined form. It is currently educating over 38,000 students in a total of 1,300 fields of study. With more than 90 years of experience, Masaryk University is recognized as one of the most important teaching and research institutions in the Czech Republic and a highly-regarded Central European university. Masaryk University is a research university where research and teaching are closely linked. Its research activities are not limited to the Czech Republic: University scholars work on every continent including Antarctica where the University operates the first Czech Antarctic station. The key role in the research activities is played by CEITEC – The Central European Institute of Technology. I tis a consortium of partners that include the most prominent universities and research institutes in Brno. Its laboratories for nearly 600 scientists and more than 1,200 students are equipped with first-class technology and facilities that create optimal conditions for both basic and applied research in the fields of life sciences, advanced materials, and technologies.Studies at Masaryk University are truly international. In the past years, the number of international students has doubled and makes up for about 18% of all students. Quality of education, unique, ultra-modern university campus in Brno-Bohunice, affordable tuition, low costs of living, and the convenient location in the heart of Europe are only a few reasons why students from all over the world choose Masaryk University.

What are the admissions criteria?

The online information regarding what one has to do to validate their high school studies is incredibly confusing. The schools I contacted directly were very helpful and it seems to be a more flexible system than indicated by the online information. I suggest first contacting the school when applying to inquire about specific processes that need to occur. Applicants also need to include a photocopy of their passport. Applicants to the dentistry and medicine program: Applicants require a high school diploma (with apostille stamp)with strong math and science grades recommended.  Entrance exams in Chemistry, Biology, and either Physics or Math are required as is an interview. Exams are conducted in a number of global locations.

What is student life like?

The University has student clubs.

Scholarships & Funding

Housing options.

Masaryk University has ten student accommodation sites where it can accommodate students during their studies. These facilities can accommodate up to 5000 students. Student halls of residence provide e.g. sports ground, gym, study rooms, TV rooms, common lounge areas, table tennis, and internet access. The price differs according to the university residence, starting from 55 per month (at nám. Míru and Tvrdého street) to over 110 CZK per month at the best university residences (at Vinařská street). 

Dining information

From the school: Students are the soul of Brno city! You will notice while waiting for a tram or walking up the streets: that it is easy to come under the impression that it is only young people who live in Brno because every fifth person in Brno is a student. Students are an inherent part of the city, bringing along a number of festivals, cultural events, city parades or marches, and many other happenings. If you feel like becoming actively involved in the Brno student life, try approaching one of the many university clubs. During your first days or weeks, you might appreciate the help of the International Student Club which takes care of incoming international students.

Additional notes.

This university was founded in 1919 and is the second largest university in the country. 22% of their 35,000 students are international, but this number is misleading. My recent blog discussed how large numbers of Slovak students come to the Czech Republic for their studies. In fact, about 16% of Masaryk students are Slovak, meaning that non-Slovak international students account for only about 6%.  Certainly, the needs of international students who are less than an hour from home and are familiar with the language and culture are different from international students from further away.  Despite the lower number of non-Slovak international students, the school has very strong resources for international students.  They guarantee first-year housing for international students and start the year with international student orientation and a buddy program. Each faculty (department) has its own international student office as well as an advice dean for international students and another advice dean to work with all students around academic planning. 

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