Masaryk University (MU), located in Brno, is the second-largest university in the Czech Republic. Currently, its students can choose between nine faculties with over 200 departments, institutes and clinics. It is acknowledged as one of the most prestigious teaching and research institutions in the Czech Republic, thanks to a combination of conventional and newly-emerging disciplines. Established in 1919, MU is a highly-respected Central European university, included in the list of the best universities in the world (see more at QS top universities) partially due to its dedication to accommodating foreign students.
Masaryk University (MU), located in Brno, is the second-largest university in the Czech Republic. Currently, its students can choose between nine faculties with over 200 departments, institutes and clinics. It is acknowledged as one of the most prestigious teaching and research institutions in the Czech Republic, thanks to a combination of conventional and newly-emerging disciplines.
Masaryk University consists of 10 faculties with more than 200 departments.
MU offers more than 1400 different majors in 30 areas of studies
Masaryk University is the most popular higher education institution in the Czech Republic. It has been leading in the number of applications submitted for several years in a row.
30 000 students study at the university, 7300 of them are foreigners.
Parts of MU are various research institutes, for example, the International Institute of Political Science and the Central European Institute of Technology.
Renowned international scholars and professors of prestigious European and American universities are regular lecturers of individual lectures and even entire courses
Students of Masaryk University can apply for two or more majors at the same time.
With Erasmus+, more than 1,000 students travel to Europe each year – for 3 to 12 months. MU students can also choose from other programs – for example, Brazil, South Africa, the USA, Canada, Mexico or Egypt. Each faculty cooperates with specific institutions on the basis of partnership agreements.
Established in 1919, MU is a highly-respected Central European university, included in the list of the best universities in the world (see more at QS top universities). Masaryk University holds its high ranking due to its academic reputation and dedication to accommodating foreign students and international cooperation with prestigious foreign universities and academic institutions.
The university offers study programs mainly in the Czech language, but every year the number of programs taught in English (and in other foreign languages) is increasing, currently being 32 programs at 10 faculties. The Faculty of Law, the Faculty of Philosophy and the Faculty of Social Sciences are particularly popular among applicants.
Masaryk University is located in the heart of the capital of Czech Moravia, Brno, a city that is truly heaven for students. With a population of 400,000, Brno is big enough to provide all the comforts of a major European city but small enough to maintain an intimate, warm atmosphere. The campus of MU consists of 24 teaching and research buildings and is scattered around the town, some buildings being ultra-modern classrooms and high-tech research laboratories, others being located in the quaint city centre but not less well-equipped.
Bachelor’s degree programs
Masaryk University offers 135 bachelor programs in total, with the standard length of study being three years and options to study full or part-time. After its completion proven by the state final examination, the graduate obtains the title “Bachelor” (Bc.). The curriculum matches the standards of the quality of European education, all bachelor’s degree programs comply with the requirements of the Bologna process.
To apply for a Bachelor’s program in MU the application must be filed electronically from 1 November 2021 till 28 February 2022 (Certificate of Recognition of the high school education is required).
Master’s degree programs
At Masaryk University there is an opportunity to apply for a long master’s degree (standard 5 or 6 years) after high school or a follow-up master’s (standard 2 or 3 years), that follows up on bachelor’s programs and is therefore intended for bachelor’s or graduate students. MU currently offers the following long master’s programs: Law and Legal Science, Dentistry, General Medicine, Primary School Teacher Training. As for the follow-up master’s, there are around 150 study programs, full-time or part-time, to choose from.
For a long Master’s degree, the application deadline is 28 February 2022 (Certificate of Recognition of the high school education is required).For a follow-up Masters degree, the application deadline is 30 April 2022 (Certificate of Recognition of the higher education is required).
Doctoral degree programs
MU offers more than 200 programs for doctoral students. The first step is choosing the research focus of the dissertation, some faculties have dissertation topics in open access, others require them to be requested by the faculty. If you have made your mind about your future work, the next step is asking the doctoral study department of the relevant faculty which professors are currently admitting students. The admission procedure for doctoral study programs takes place twice a year: at the end of the spring semester (commencement of studies from the autumn semester) and at the end of the autumn semester (commencement of studies from the spring semester). Deadlines for applications vary for different faculties.
Those applying for all Bachelor’s (3 years) and Master’s (5 years) programs are obligated to pass Learning Potential Test (LPT). Exceptions are the Faculty of Medicine, the Faculty of Pharmacy, the Faculty of Sports Studies and partly also the Faculty of Social Studies.
Learning Potential Test (LPT)
Learning Potential Test (LPT) is specifically organized by and for Masaryk University.
LPT consists of 60 questions, divided into 6 sections: verbal, numerical, analytical and critical thinking, spatial imagination and cultural overview.
A total of 100 minutes is given for the test, which is in Czech, except for ten questions in English. Each question is multiple-choice, with one answer correct out of 5. Every correct answer gives the applicant 1 point, every wrong answer deducts 0.25 points, and no answer gives 0 points.
The result of the text is decided by the percentile, which shows what percentage of other candidates answered as well as you or worse. The maximum percentile one can get is 100.
The percentile needed for successful admission varies for different programs and specializations of MU. The percentile is not predetermined – every year the number changes according to the number of applicants and correct answers.
LPT takes place at the end of April, this year after 23 of April 2022.
The faculties requiring separate tests are the Faculty of Medicine (biology, physics, chemistry, somatology), the Faculty of Pharmacy (biology, chemistry, physics and tests of General Study Prerequisites), the Faculty of Sports Studies (test from related subject and practical assessment) and partly also the Faculty of Social Studies (the applicant have a choice between LPT or tests of General Study Prerequisites).
Faculty of Law
Law and Legal Science is the only program offered by the Faculty of Law. The program lasts five years and is not separated into bachelor’s and master’s degrees and is designed to provide the education required by law to perform the functions of judge, public prosecutor, executor, notary, lawyer and arbitrator. Of course, the education obtained also creates space for work in the field of public administration, European institutions, governmental and non-governmental organizations or in the private sector or academia.
Only four universities in the Czech Republic offer legal education: Charles University in Prague, Masaryk University in Brno, Palacky University in Olomouc, and West Bohemian University in Plzen.
The Learning Potential Test is part of the admissions exam. Because the number of applicants for the Faculty of Law is so high (600 out of 2,400 are accepted), the LPT result must be excellent (according to statistics from previous years, the last applicant admitted to the program had an 82 percentile LPT score).
A Certificate of proficiency in Czech language is not required.
Faculty website: www.law.muni.cz
Faculty of Social Studies
The faculty offers 14 unique programs – 11 in Czech and 3 in English. In addition, those in Czech can be combined and create your unique combination of a double major – Media Studies and Journalism in combination with Environmental Studies or International Relations in combination with Public and Social Policy and Human Resources.
Bachelor degree programs
Security and Strategic Studies
Media Studies and Journalism
Public and Social Policy and Human Resources
Politics, Media, and Communication (Eng)
Global Challenges: Society, Politics, Environment (Eng)
International Relations and European Politics (Eng)
The faculty of Social Science is one of the highest in demand among the applicants. Graduates of the faculty find employment in public institutions, international projects, independent media, business and non-profit organizations. 96% of graduates get a job within 6 months, most find jobs during studies.
When to comes to the admission exam, you can choose whether you want to complete the Learning Potential Test (LPT) organized by Masaryk University (MU), or the General Study Prerequisites (OSP) test organized by the company SCIO. In both cases, you must also take a test in the Basics of Social Sciences (ZSV) at SCIO. The selected combination applies to all applications to bachelor’s degrees at FSS.
Submission of applications for bachelor’s studies
2021 – 28. 2. 2022
LPT tests at Masaryk University
April 23 and 24, 2022
Foreign applicants must also provide (on the day of the exam, at the latest) a Certificate of Recognition of high school education and a Certificate of proficiency in the Czech language at B2 level according to ALTE. Without these certificates, foreign applicants are not allowed to take the exam. Faculty web: https://www.fss.muni.cz/
Faculty of Medicine
The Faculty of Medicine offers three programs (General Medicine and Dentistry), which are not divided into Bachelor’s and Master’s programs.
Master’s degree programs
General Medicine (6 years)
Dentistry (5 years)
Bioanalytical laboratory diagnostics in healthcare – Embryologist (5 years)
Successful graduates are awarded with the Master’s degree and title Mgr. or Dr.
Bachelor’s degree programs (full-time study, 3 years)
Optics and optometry
Entrance exams for bachelor’s and master’s programs are held in the form of written tests on the subjects of physics, chemistry, biology or somatology. Admission tests contain 40 questions, the duration of one test is 50 minutes.
A Certificate of proficiency in the Czech language is not required.
The Faculty of Medicine is praised for more than a century of tradition, thousands of successful graduates, emphasis on practical teaching and the most modern Simulation Center in Europe. Thanks to national and international grants the faculty is able to support exceptionally gifted students in their involvement in research from the very beginning of their career to become top scientists in the field of biomedicine. Faculty website: www.med.muni.cz
Faculty of Science
Bachelor’s degree programs (3 years)
Anthropology (LPT, test in biology and fundamentals of history and social sciences)
Geology (LPT, test in geology)
Applied and environmental geology (LPT, test in geology)
Biology with a focus on education (LPT)
Ecological and evolutionary biology (LPT)
Experimental and molecular biology (LPT, test in biology and chemistry)
General physics (LPT, test in physics)
Physics and nanotechnology (LPT, test in physics)
Physics with a focus on education (LPT)
Geography and cartography (LPT)
Geography and cartography with a focus on education (LPT)
Chemistry (LPT, test in chemistry)
Chemistry and technology of materials for conservation-restoration (LPT, test in chemistry)
Chemistry with a focus on education (LPT)
Mathematical biology and biomedicine (LPT)
Mathematics with a focus on education (LPT)
Medical genetics and molecular diagnostics (LPT, test in chemistry and biology)
Environment and health (LPT)
The Faculty of Science is one of the oldest, with long-treasured traditions, continually implemented innovations, and an individual approach to students. It proffers plenty of successful researchers, educators and scientists into the world.
A Certificate of proficiency in Czech language is not required.Faculty website: https://www.sci.muni.cz/
Faculty of Informatics
The faculty offers bachelor’s degree programs in Czech and Master’s degrees in both Czech and English.
Bachelor’s Studies (3 years)
Programming and development
Informatics in education
Master’s Studies (follow-up, 2 years)
Theoretical computer science (Cz)
Artificial intelligence and data processing (Cz)
Visual informatics (Eng)
Computer systems, communication and security (Eng)
Software Systems and Services Management (Eng)
Software engineering (Cz)
Informatics for secondary school teachers (Cz)
Applicants are required to pass the LPT at MU for Bachelor’s degree programs, the application deadline is February 28, 2022.
Applicants for the Master’s degree programs a written test in computer science and mathematics, the application deadline for the academic year 2022/23 is November 30, 2021.
A Certificate of proficiency in Czech language is not required.Faculty website: https://www.fi.muni.cz/
Faculty of Arts
The faculty offers a wide range of programs ad specializations in the field of humanities. The graduates are successful in finding employment in a variety of domains, from education and administrative work to activism and arts.
Bachelor’s degree programs
Ancient Greek Language and Literature
Auxiliary Historical Sciences
Catalan Language and Literature
Combined Art Studies
Czech Language and Literature
Dutch Language, Literature and Culture
English Language and Literature
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
Information and Library Studies
Italian Language and Literature
Latin Language and Literature
Modern Greek Language and Literature
Portuguese Language and Literature
Social Education and Counselling
South Slavonic and Balkan Studies
Spanish Language and Literature
Study of Religions
Theory and History of Film and Audiovisual Culture
Theory of Interactive Media
The standard length of the program is 3 years, admission exams consist of Learning Potential Test and a written test in a major subject (depending on the program).
A Certificate of proficiency in Czech language is not required.Faculty website: https://www.phil.muni.cz/
Faculty of Education
The faculty of education prepares teachers in every possible field. The studies are closely linked to practice at schools and other institutions. For example, during your five-year teaching studies (Master’s degree) more than 500 hours would be spent in schools.
Bachelor’s degree programs (3 years)
English language with a focus on education
Czech language and literature with a focus on education
History with a focus on education
French for Business
French language with a focus on education
Physics with a focus on education
Music education with a focus on education
Chemistry with a focus on education
Mathematics with a focus on education
German language with a focus on education
Civics and basics of social sciences with a focus on education
history with a focus on education
Social pedagogy and leisure
Technical and information education with a focus on education
Health education with a focus on education
Art education and visual creation with a focus on education
Geography with a focus on education
Primary School Teacher Training (Master’s Degree, 5-year program)
Admission exams for Bachelor’s and Master’s programs consist of Learning Potential Test; in some cases, a written test from a major subject is required (for example, languages).
A Certificate of proficiency in the Czech language is not required.
Faculty website: https://www.ped.muni.cz/
Faculty of Economics and Administration
The Faculty of Economics and Administration of MU provides high-quality university education in economics, management, finance and public administration to almost 3,000 students not only in Czech, but also in English or French. In addition to quality teaching, the faculty focuses on international cooperation and research. As a part of the curriculum, you will also look into the world of FinTech and other emerging fields as well as prepare for international field exams and certifications (ACA, ACCA, CFA, PRINCE2, etc.)
**Bachelor degree programs **
Finance and Law
Business Economics and Management
Regional Development and Tourism
Public Economics and Administration
Double major Bachelor degree programs
Economics + Mathematics
Public Economics and Administration
Public Economics and Administration + French language for economic activity
Admission exams for Bachelor’s programs consist of Learning Potential Test; admission exams for double major Bachelor’s degree consist of LPT and a test in major subject (depending on the program).
A Certificate of proficiency in Czech language is not required. Faculty website: www.econ.muni.cz
Faculty of Sports Studies
The mission of the faculty is to educate about the needs of the sports environment and to promote the attributes of a healthy lifestyle as a necessary part of the modern lifestyle. Graduates of the faculty hold jobs in school clubs or sports clubs, as organizing staff or managers of civic associations, fitness centres, private sports clubs or security forces.
Personal and fitness trainer
Physical education and sport (includes specializations):
Regeneration and nutrition in sports
Special education of security forces
In addition to LPT, applicants for the Faculty of Sports Studies are required to fulfil practical assignments (depending on the speciality – running, swimming, gymnastics, etc.). It is also necessary to provide a health certificate.
Foreign applicants are required to prove their knowledge of Czech at the B2 level.
Faculty website: www.fsps.muni.cz
Psychological Counselling at MU
Masaryk University takes special pride in providing its student with top-notch psychological help. Psychological counselling is available free of charge for MU students, in the range of up to five personal or online consultations provided by professional psychologists. The counselling is available for a variety of predicaments, including problems sleeping, socializing, dealing with pressure or a loss, loneliness and trouble decision making. The consultations are available both in Czech and English.
In 1891 T. G. Masaryk introduces a motion at the Imperial Council in Vienna calling for the establishment of a second Czech university in Moravia. Twenty years later, he submits a petition to the Council in support of the founding of a university in Brno.