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Masaryk

MASARYK UNIVERSITY

Masaryk University, located in Brno, is the second-largest public university in the Czech Republic and the leading higher education institution in Moravia. At present it comprises nine faculties with over 200 departments, institutes and clinics. Recognized as one of the most important teaching and research institutions in the Czech Republic and a highly-regarded Central European university, it has been infused with a strong democratic spirit ever since its establishment in 1919. The university also plays a major role in the social and cultural life of the South Moravian Region.

Brno is situated in the central part of Europe, in the Czech Republic. Brno is an administrative and cultural center of the South Moravian Region and the second largest city of the Czech Republic (Prague is the first one). Brno lies in a basin of the Svratka and Svitava rivers which is surrounded by forested hills from three sides. 

Brno has a beautiful historic center with historic sites from the 11th century, a large number of Baroque and Renaissance buildings. The dominant feature of Brno is a stone promontory called Petrov and the gothic Cathedral of St. Peter and Paul which is built on it.

 

Number of MAUI/AEN students you can accept during 2013 / 2014

 

UP TO 8 students (16 semesters)

Areas of study open for exchange students

ALL – the list of programs is available here

Open undergraduate areas of study taught in English

Biochemistry and Biotechnology
Biology
Business - Accounting
Business - Business Administration
Business - Finance
Business - Management
Chemistry
Computer Science
Economics
Education - Elementary Education
English
Film Studies
International Relations
Journalism
Modern European Studies
Physics
Political Science
Pre-Law or Law
Psychology
Public Policy and Administration
Social Work
Sociology
Women and Gender Studies

 

Areas of study restricted to prior bilateral agreements between the exchanging departments or faculties

NONE

(Faculty of Medicine is available theoretically but we cannot guarantee that student will be accepted)

Areas of study not available to MAUI/AEN students

Engineering (no Engineering Faculty at MU)

Utrecht Network contact person

Martin Glogar
Office for Internacional Studies, Masaryk University, Komenskeho namesti 2, 602 00 Brno, Czech Republic
Phone: +420 -54949 3076, fax: +420 -54949 1113
e-mail: glogar@czs.muni.cz

Contact person for incoming students

Martin Vasek
Office for Internacional Studies, Masaryk University, Komenskeho namesti 2, 602 00 Brno, Czech Republic
Phone: +420 -54949 7785, fax: +420 -54949 1113
e-mail: vasek@czs.muni.cz

General web site of the university

http://www.muni.cz/?lang=en

Web site of  the international office/ information web site for incoming students

http://ois.muni.cz/en/left-incoming-mobility/incoming-student/incoming-student-exchange/incoming-student-exchange-bilateral

Academic calendar

Autumn semester 2014- Mid September 2014 (TBA)
Spring semester 2015- Mid February 2015 (TBA)

Examination period(s)

Autumn semester 2014- January - February, 2015 (TBA)
Most of students manage to finish all exams before Christmas
Spring semester 2015- May- July, 2015 (TBA)

Orientation session(s) for incoming students

September 7-14, 2014 (TBC)
February 8-15, 2015 (TBC)

ECTS available

Yes

Application deadline(s) for admission

Autumn semester 2014 – May 15th, 2014
Spring semester 2015 – October 15th, 2014

Application material on the web site or paper copies only 

https://isois.ois.muni.cz/application/
and signed paper copy

Course registration deadline(s)

November and June

Enrollment in coursework/academic advising support : Are there special issues students should concern themselves with course registration? Any services available to assist in registration or course selection?

Accepted students will receive a course registration package. It will contain information on courses on-line registration and further details concerning studies at Masaryk University. The departmental coordinator or staff from IRO can provide assistance as well.

Language requirements

None

Language test certificate required?

No

Preparatory language course for incoming students

Two types of Czech courses are offered: 
1) An intensive Czech language course during the orientation week program (student can take part in it by paying the orientation week fee).

2) A Czech language course for foreigners offered during the semester: dates (see Academic calendar), cost (TBA)

Courses taught in English

http://ois.muni.cz/en/left-incoming-mobility/incoming-student/courses-for-international-students

Internships available?

No

Student jobs available/allowed?

Allowed 300 working hours per year (student search on his/her own)

Housing assistance

https://isois.ois.muni.cz/application/

Housing options

STUDENT DORMITORY (assistance is provided),
PRIVATE ACCOMMODATION (without assistance)

Housing application deadline(s)

See Application deadline(s) for admission

Cost estimates per month
(in Euro)
- Housing
- Meals
- Books
- Local transportation
- Health insurance

Housing
On-campus housing – 130 EUR/ 190 USD
Off-campus housing –160 EUR/ 250 USD
MEALS 150-200 EUR/ 230-280 USD
BOOKS Libraries available in university
Local transportation
10 EURO/month (for younger than 26 years)
20 EURO/month (for older than 26 years)
Health insurance
TBA

Optional on campus meal plan?

Yes

Additional fees to pay

Student card (7 EURO)

Comparable health insurance coverage from abroad allowed/not allowed

No
In order to obtain a Czech visa, students are required to purchase a health travel insurance plan which complies with Czech Republic visa requirements. See more here.

Health facilities at the university

No
There is an easy access to facilities outside the campus

Summer courses available? If so, please list

There is a possibility to take part at the programs available here. Students have to inquire beforehand.

Prior arrangements needed to secure visa before arrival in country?

vasek@czs.muni.cz

Last update of this information

12 Dec. 2013