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Masaryk University

Masarykova Univerzita

Masaryk University is the second largest university in the Czech Republic.

Masaryk University was founded in 1919. Today it offers a wide range of traditional and trending study programs. Masaryk University is considered one of the fastest growing universities in Europe. It included in the list of the best universities in the world (according to QS World University Rankings). University website: www.muni.cz

www.muni.cz

  • Masaryk University is made up of 9 faculties with more than 200 departments.
  • The University offers more than 1400 different majors.
  • 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.
  • 40 844 students study at the university, 7021 of them are foreigners.
  • The university includes several research institutes, for example, the International Institute of Political Science and the Central European Institute of Technology.
  • Individual lectures and even entire courses are taught by professors of prestigious European and American universities, heads of large enterprises, as well as top-ranking authorities and diplomats from around the world.
  • Students of Masaryk University can study two or more majors at the same time.

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. The Faculty of Law, the Faculty of Philosophy and the Faculty of Social Sciences are especially popular among applicants.

Submission of applications

Applications for Bachelor’s degree programs (3 years) or Master’s degree programs (5 years) after high school (Certificate of Recognition of the high school education is required) must be submitted from November 1 to February 28.

Applications for Master’s degree programs (2 years) after higher education institution (Certificate of Recognition of the higher education is required) are required to be submitted from February 1 to April 30.

Admission exams

Applicants to all Bachelor’s (3 years) and Master’s (5 years) programs for all faculties except the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Social Sciences are required to pass Learning Potential Test (LPT).

Learning Potential Test (LPT)

Learning Potential Test (LPT) is organized by the Masaryk University.

LPT consists of 60 questions, divided into 6 parts. It is a test of verbal, numerical, analytical and critical thinking, spatial imagination and cultural insight. 6 questions in the part related to critical thinking are asked in a foreign language (applicants can choose English, German, Spanish or French). Applicants need to choose 1 correct answer out of 5 options. Every correct answer gives the applicant 1 point, every wrong answer deducts 0.25 points, and no answer gives 0 points. The test duration is 100 minutes.

Test success criterion is the so-called percentile (the percentage of applicants who scored less or the same number of points). The maximum one can get is 100.

LPT takes place at the end of April.

In addition, applicants for some programs have to pass exam in major subject, applicants for the Faculty of Sports have to take practical assignment.

Major subject exams are held in June.

Applicants with Bachelor’s degree have to pass exam in major subject.

Faculty of Law

The Faculty of Law offers only one program – Law and Legal Science. The program duration is 5 years (not divided into Bachelor’s and Master’s programs).

Legal education in the Czech Republic

Legal education in the Czech Republic can be obtained only in four universities: Charles University in Prague, Masaryk University in Brno, Palacky University Olomouc and University of West Bohemian in Plzen.
Admission exam consists of the Learning Potential Test. The number of applicants for the Faculty of Law is very high (600 out of 2,400 applicants are enrolled), that’s why LPT result must be high (according to statistics from past years, the last applicant admitted to the program has 82%.

A Certificate of proficiency in Czech language is not required.

Faculty website: www.law.muni.cz

<em>Masaryk University campus</em>

Masaryk University campus

Faculty of Medicine

The Faculty of Medicine offers two programs (General Medicine and Dentistry), which are not divided into Bachelor’s and Master’s programs. Successful graduates are awarded with the Master’s degree and title.

Master’s degree programs

  • General Medicine (6 years)
  • Dentistry (5 years)

Admission exams take place in mid-June and consist of written tests in biology, physics and chemistry.

Bachelor’s degree programs

  • Nursing
  • Midwifery
  • Healthcare

Admission exams consist of written tests in biology, physics, chemistry or dentistry depending on the program.

A Certificate of proficiency in Czech language is not required.

Faculty website: www.med.muni.cz

Faculty of Science

Bachelor’s degree programs

  • Anthropology (LPT, test in biology and fundamentals of history and social sciences)
  • Applied biochemistry
  • Applied Physics
  • Applied Geography (LPT, test in geography)
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology (LPT, test in biology and chemistry)
  • Ecological and Evolutionary Biology
  • Experimental Biology (LPT, test in biology and chemistry)
  • Physics
  • Geography and Cartography (LPT, test in geography)
  • Geology
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics

Admission exams consist of Learning Potential Test and test in major subject (depending on the program).

A Certificate of proficiency in Czech language is not required.

Faculty website: www.sci.muni.cz

Faculty of Arts

Bachelor’s degree programs

  • Archeology
  • Language and literature
  • Philosophy
  • History
  • Humanities Research
  • Information and Library Studies
  • Mediterranean Studies
  • Theory and History of Art and Culture
  • Education
  • Psychology (Master’s degree program)

Admission exams consist of Learning Potential Test and test in major subject (depending on the program).

A Certificate of proficiency in Czech language is not required.

Faculty website: www.phil.muni.cz

<em>Open Day at the Faculty of Education of Masaryk University</em>

Open Day at the Faculty of Education of Masaryk University

Faculty of Education

Study programs

  • Language and literature
  • Education
  • Preschool and Afterschool Education
  • Specialization in Education
  • Secondary Schools Teacher Training (Master’s degree program)
  • Primary School Teacher Training (Master’s Degree)

Admission exams for Bachelor’s programs consist of Learning Potential Test; admission exams for Master’s programs consist of test in major subject (depending on the program).

A Certificate of proficiency in Czech language is not required.

Faculty website: www.ped.muni.cz

Faculty of Economics and Administration

Study programs

  • Economics (Bachelor’s and Master’s programs)
  • Economics and Administration (Bachelor’s and Master’s programs)
  • Finance and Accounting (Bachelor’s and Master’s programs)
  • Economic Policy and Administration (Bachelor’s and Master’s programs)
  • Systems Engineering and Informatics (Bachelor’s program)

Admission exams for Bachelor’s programs consist of Learning Potential Test; admission exams for Master’s programs consist of 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 Informatics

 Bachelor’s degree programs

  • Informatics
  • Programming and Application Development
  • Informatics in Education

Admission exams for Bachelor’s programs consist of Learning Potential Test.

A certificate of knowledge of the Czech language from foreign applicants is not required.

Faculty website: www.fi.muni.cz

Faculty of Social Sciences

Study programs

  • Environmental Humanities
  • Humanities Research
  • Media and Communications
  • Mediterranean Studies
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Social Policy and Social Work
  • Sociology

Admission exams for foreign applicants

Czech applicants for the Faculty of Social Sciences of Masaryk University take Learning Potential Test (either at Masaryk University, or the national OSP exam by SCIO) and the national ZSV (Social Sciences Fundamentals) exam by SCIO.

Instead of these exams, foreign applicants can write a special test in fundamentals of social sciences directly at the Faculty of Social Sciences at Masaryk University.

This test includes tasks on knowledge of the fundamentals of social sciences in the scope of a Czech gymnasium graduate (tasks in psychology, sociology, philosophy, economics, political science, law, European integration, modern history).

Admission exam for foreign applicants for the Faculty of Social Sciences takes place in early May. It is a written exam, which is taken on a computer.

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 website: www.fss.muni.cz

Faculty of Sports Studies

Study programs

  • Specialization in Medicine
  • Physical Education and Sport

In addition to LPT, applicants for the Faculty of Sports Studies are required to take practical assignments (depending on the specialty – running, swimming, gymnastics, etc.). It is also necessary to provide a health certificate.

Faculty website: www.fsps.muni.cz