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Bachelor's programs offered entirely in English.
Master's programs offered entirely in English.

Why should I study here?

Mendel University in Brno is the oldest independent specialized university in the Czech Republic. Its founding was preceded, from 1864 onwards, by efforts to establish an agricultural university in Moravia which, however, failed because of obstacles of a political, economic and ethnic character.

What are the admissions criteria?

The admissions criteria and such vary from program to program.  Broadly speaking, most have an application deadline in March and a motivation letter.  Applicants will need to get an apostille for their diploma before arriving in Brno and will need to get this nostrified when they arrive as a student.

What is student life like?

The modern university campus is based in Brno, the second largest city in the Czech Republic - the heart of Europe. Brno is considered one of the best student cities as it is listed in the 2018 Top 10 QS Best Student Cities as rated by students. Students register the sports activities in the same way as any other subjects after logging in to the university information system (UIS).

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Housing options.

Accommodation Facilities: John Amos Comenius Hall ("JAC") - The John Amos Comenius Hall („JAC“) is located in the city district called Cerná Pole, street Kohoutova 3 – 11. The hall is 1,5km far from the university grounds (two trolley bus stops) and it offers accommodation in four independent buildings. Joseph Taufer Hall ("TH") - It offers accommodation in three interconnected buildings with 781 beds altogether. The Academy Hall - The hall is 1 km far from the university grounds (2 tram stops) and offers accommodation for 283 students.Hall on Lednice -It consists of 2 independent buildings with one entrance hall and offers accommodation for 304 students.

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Additional notes.

There are so many things about this university that impressed me, that I don’t even know where to start!  Let’s start with the educational approach.  Though many countries in eastern Europe still primarily use frontal instruction, Mendel University takes a more progressive approach.  Most courses include a seminar component and incorporate hands-on and practical work in addition to theoretical knowledge. The school has large agriculture and horticulture faculties, with a focus on sustainability. They have their own vineyard, brewery, and forest that students in the different master’s degree programs use as labs of sorts. There is talk of adding an English-taught agrobiology bachelor’s program in the future, but nothing official yet. Each faculty (department) has its own culture of sorts.  The Faculty of Development and International Studies, which provides two of the three English-taught bachelor’s,  is known for being especially dynamic, and progressive. Professors are accessible to students outside of class and are even known to socialize with groups of students from time to time, like their counterparts in Northern Europe. The other benefit to studying in this faculty is that the building has its own dorm (with guaranteed housing) and canteen, along with classrooms.  This building is less than a ten-minute walk from the other parts of campus. Students take this walk through the university’s botanical garden, which is only accessible to those connected with the school.  I saw these gardens in February when nothing was in bloom outside of the greenhouses, but they were very peaceful and I imagine that they are breathtaking in the spring. Equally impressive are the resources Mendel University offers international students They provide fairly standard offerings, but take them up a notch. For instance, like many schools, they offer a buddy program for international students.  They make this more successful by matching students to the buddy intentionally as opposed to randomly.  Of course, they offer a separate orientation for international students as well. In addition to the centralized international relations office, each faculty has at least one international student advisor. Further, the international relations office staffs a 24/7 helpline for international students. This is something I have not heard about from any of the other schools I visited in Europe and really speaks to the level of care given to international students. Excursions and events are organized by the international relations office, different faculties, and the very active ESN chapter. <a href="<https://beyondthestates.com/brno/>"><https://beyondthestates.com/brno/></a>

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