Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic

Masaryk University: Rankings, Courses, Admission Process, Fees & Scholarships for International Students

Masaryk University is the second-largest university in the Czech Republic. The university was founded in 1919 with four faculties: Law, Medicine, Science, and Arts. The university has the most accomplished alumni scientists, including former Prime Minister of the Czech Republic Petr Nečas, former Governor of South Moravian Region Michal Hašek, and former Minister of Health Tomáš Julínek.

Masaryk University operates and owns Mendel Polar Station in Antarctica which facilitates basic biological, geological, and climatological research. Not only that, the university together with other institutions participated in CEITEC. It is one of the most prestigious and respected universities to study medicine in the Czech Republic, with over 35,000 students.

Masaryk University- Highlights

Year of Establishment 1919
Type Public
Acceptance rate 35-40%
Total enrollment 35,115
International student population 5%
Student-faculty ratio 18:1
Number of academic faculties 10
Medicine course duration 6 years
Application deadline Varies depending on the program
Annual fees- general medicine program 14,050 USD
Scholarships for international students  Available

Why study at Masaryk University?

  • Esteemed focal European college: 

Masaryk University is quite possibly the most esteemed and regarded university in Central Europe. For almost 100 years, Masaryk University has prevailed with regard to educating more than 170,000 alumni, who have dominated in many fields and numerous nations throughout the planet. It is among the best universities to study medicine in the Czech Republic for international students. 

  • Masaryk University offers many projects: 

Masaryk University comprises ten resources and more than 200 offices, establishments, and facilities. An organized report framework empowers students to join many fields of study in Bachelor’s certification programs with Master’s and Ph.D. programs.

  • Student-centered approach:

Masaryk University obliges the requirements and future careers by empowering them to consolidate their courses with the goal of having enough time for their extracurricular exercises and jobs. Teachers offer a valiant effort to help students and their necessities.

  • The minimal expense of living:

The Czech Republic is a beautiful and economical country. The college fees, accommodation, food, transport, and other expenses can easily get covered without worry.

  • State-of-the-art facilities: 

High-tech facilities are intended to give students the chance to have practical knowledge throughout their course. It includes hospital training for medical and dental students, a newsroom for journalists, etc.

  • Prominent Location:

Brno is the best headquarters for investigating Central Europe. The greater part of the locale’s incredible chronicled urban communities are inside the simple reach of Brno via train. Minimal cost flights from Brno air terminal give additional advantage to students to explore  London or Munich.

Language of instruction for international students 

International students traveling from all over the world to study at Masaryk University can learn the medical courses as they are taught in English.

Masaryk University Rankings

  • Ranked #3 in the Czech Republic and #1 in Brno by edurank.org
  • Ranked #531 in the world and #228 in Europe by QS World University Rankings, 2021
  • Ranked #601 in the world and #283 in Europe by Times Higher Education, 2021

Why study at Masaryk University as an international student?

Programs, Courses, and Tuition Fees at Masaryk University

With 10 academic departments, Masaryk University offers a wide range of programs (200+) in Czech as well as English. 

Masaryk University offers the following undergraduate programs in the English language for international students:

Faculty Course Name Course Duration Annual Course fees
Faculty Of Arts English language and literature 3 Years 2,939 USD
Faculty of Education English Language for education 3 Years 2,618 USD
Faculty Of Economic Administration Business Management and Finance 3 Years 4,117 USD
Faculty Of Economic Administration Economics and Public Policy 3 Years 4,117 USD
Faculty Of Economic Administration Global Challenges: Society, Politics, Environment

 

3 Years 2,586 USD
Faculty Of Economic Administration Politics, Media, and Communication

 

3 Years 2,586 USD
Faculty Of Economic Administration International Relations and European Politics

 

3 Years 2,586 USD

 

Courses Offered In Masters Program

Faculty Course Name Course Duration Annual Course fees
Faculty Of  Medicine Dentistry 5 Years 14,050 USD
Faculty Of  Medicine General Medicine 6 Years 14,025 USD
Faculty Of Science Molecular and Cell Biology 2 Years 3,153 USD
Faculty Of Arts English language and literature 2 Years 2,628 USD
Faculty Of Arts Modern Greek Language and Literature 2 Years 1,470 USD
Faculty Of Arts North-American Culture Studies 2 Years 2,940 USD
Faculty Of Arts Visual Cultures and Art History 2 Years 1,470 USD
Faculty Of Education Lower Secondary School English Language Teacher Training 2 Years 2,400 USD
Faculty Of Pharmacy Pharmacy 5 Years 8,234 USD
Faculty Of Economic Administration Business Management 2 Years 4,117 USD
Faculty Of Economic Administration Economics 2 Years 4,117 USD
Faculty Of Economic Administration Finance 2 Years 4,117 USD
Faculty Of Economic Administration Public Finance and Economics 2 Years 4,117 USD
Faculty Of Informatics Computer Systems, Communication, and Security

 

2 Years 3,529 USD
Faculty Of Informatics Software Systems and Services Management 

 

2 Years 3,529 USD
Faculty Of Informatics Visual Informatics

 

2 Years 3,529 USD
Faculty Of Social Science Conflict and Democracy Studies

 

2 Years 3,529 USD
Faculty Of Social Science Energy Policy Studies

 

2 Years 3,529 USD
Faculty Of Social Science European Governance

 

2 Years 3,529 USD
Faculty Of Social Science International Relations and European Politics

 

2 Years 3,529 USD
Faculty Of Social Science Joint Master Programme in International Relations: Europe from the Visegrad Perspective

 

2 Years 3,529 USD
Faculty Of Social Science Public and Social Policy and Human Resources

 

2 Years 3,529 USD
Faculty Of Social Science Sociology

 

2 Years 3,529 USD
Faculty Of Social Science Cultural Sociology

 

2 Years 3,529 USD

  Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process for International Students

Admissions are quite selective at Masaryk University with an acceptance rate of 35%-40%. However, the application process is not that complex and students can easily apply for admission to the desired program. 

  1. Faculty of Medicine: For admission to the faculty of medicine; interested candidates must pass an entrance examination organized by the university. The written entrance examination consists of three separate tests of chemistry, biology, and physics or mathematics.
  2. Faculty of Science: An online interview is organized for students interested in the program. The decision will be made by the Faculty headquarters.
  3. Faculty of Arts: The result of the admission process in the bachelor’s program depends on the quality of the provided documents:
  • two letters of recommendation, one of which must be from a teacher
  • statement of purpose in English (500 words maximum)
  • a document demonstrating English-language skills at the B2 level
  • transcript of secondary school studies
  •  an ID or passport copy or secondary school certificate or essay.

Once the student gets qualified; he/she will be invited for a skype interview.

For admission to Masters’s programs at Masaryk University’s arts faculty, applicants must submit the following documents:

  • CV
  • two letters of recommendation, one of which must be from a teacher
  • statement of purpose in English (750 words maximum)
  • copy of the applicant’s Bachelor’s thesis or its equivalent or 15 pages of the applicant´s original academic paper
  • a document demonstrating English-language skills at the C1 level
  • transcript of university/college studies
  • program North-American Culture Studies requires demonstration of French-language/Spanish language skills at the B1 level if applicable 

Once the student gets qualified; he/she will be invited for a skype interview.

4. Faculty of Education: For admission to the Faculty of Education; applicants must submit the following documents:

  • CV
  • cover letter
  • certificate of proficiency in English
  • a document certifying completion of secondary education/bachelor’s program

5. Faculty of Pharmacy: Interested candidates need to pass entrance exams consisting of the test from biology and chemistry. Once they qualify; they must submit the following documents:

  • a Curriculum Vitae (CV) in English
  • verified copy of High School Leaving Certificate with the original Apostille/ Superlegalization.

6. Faculty of economics and administration: For admission to courses offered by the Faculty of economics and administration (Bachelors as well as Masters; the admission decision is made by the Dean of the faculty upon submission from the Admission Commission for foreign studies. The commission evaluates:

  • documented language competence
  • previous study results
  • sufficient knowledge in the field assessed based on the essay submitted by the candidate and eventual interview
  • data provided in the statement of purpose
  • CV(for master’s program)

7. Faculty of Informatics: Interested applicants must clear the entrance exam and submit the following documents:

  • diploma or statement of expected graduation
  • diploma supplement/Transcript of records
  • CV
  • proof of English language level
  • motivation letter
  • own academic work/publication (e.g. bachelor, diploma thesis)
  • copy of passport
  • two references on official headed paper, one of which should be an academic reference

8. Faculty of Social Studies: Applicants must submit the following documents:

  • cover letter of 500 words (in English)
  • 1500words essay (in English)
  • secondary school certificate or proof of current studies
  • Transcripts of Grades from secondary school
  • proof of English (a certificate or an honest statement)
  • ID or passport copy
  • The admission committee reviews the applications. The ones that qualify for the first round go forward for a skype interview.

 Application Deadlines at Masaryk University

The academic year starts in the month of  September. It consists of two semesters: autumn and spring semester. Some faculties allow students to start studying in February (spring semester). Application deadlines differ faculty from faculty:

Faculty Deadline Date 
Faculty Of Medicine 31 July (May Vary)
Faculty Of Science 30 April
Faculty Of Arts:   BA

                               MA

                               MA

30 April

September intake: 30 April

February Intake: 31 Oct

Faculty Of Education 31 May
Faculty Of Pharmacy 31 August
Faculty Of Economic administration September intake: 15 April

February Intake: 15 Oct

Masaryk University Scholarships for International Students

  • Newcomer’s Scholarship

Awarded to students from developing countries who enroll in a full-time program taught in English at Masaryk University. The scholarship is awarded to students with very good academic records. It awards 100,000 CZK (4568 USD) to cover first-year fees.

  • Grant for Accommodation

This grant is available to students enrolled in a first-year full-time undergraduate program to help them find accommodation in the city.

  • Government Scholarships

The government of the Czech Republic offers scholarships to international students. Scholarships are made available by the Ministry of Education.  Students who want to pursue undergraduate, graduate, and research possibilities in the country can apply. 

Career Prospects for International Graduates of Masaryk University

Students studying in the Czech Republic have diverse career options to choose from, both in the Czech Republic and in other parts of the world. The prospects after studying medicine in the Czech Republic are vast due to the reputation and recognition of education quality. Some of the most prominent professions and their average pay in the Czech Republic are:

Profession Average Monthly Salary*
Doctor 1,50,000 CZK/ 6,367 USD
Dentist 1,45,000 CZK/ 6,155 USD
Pharmacist 72,800 CZK/ 3,090 USD
Software Engineer 70,000 CZK/ 2971 USD
Computer Science Engineer 95,000 CZK/ 4,032 USD 

 

*Converted at the rate of 1 CZK= 0.042 USD. The exchange rate is subject to periodic change.

Working in the Czech Republic

EU Citizens and citizens living in Nordic countries do not require any visa, Work Permit, or Residence Permit to live, work or travel within the Czech Republic.

Third-country nationals require a Work Permit, Residence Permit, and Visa to enter the country. The process starts with getting a job and securing an employment contract so a Work Permit can be applied for. For foreigners requiring an entry visa and once the permit has been sanctioned, a special work visa is automatically issued on completion of the visa form (no extra documentation is required) to allow the employee to enter the Czech Republic to collect the Work Permit/Residence Permit. The work permit is valid for 2 years and is renewable.

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Frequently Asked Questions

After submitting the application form, interested candidates can pay via credit/debit card or by bank transfer.

English is the medium of communication for international students and thus it is not compulsory to learn Czech.

Masaryk University has 12 different student dorms equipped with a TV, a laundry, a study room, and internet; thus international students can easily stay in the dorms.

Masaryk University believes in research and practical knowledge. At the end of each program; internships, as well as other practical training, are offered to the students.