Frequently asked questions
No. We offer whole English-taught social science programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Programme lecturers possess advanced English language degrees, teach abroad, and publish in English.
Except for native speakers and holders of a prior degree taught in English, English proficiency must be certified: A B2 level (according to European Referential Framework of Languages standards) equivalent is required of undergraduate applicants Cambridge FCE – C grade or better.
A C1 level - CAE – B grade, CPE – C grade or better (e.g. by TOEFL – 577 for paper-based, 233 for computer-based, or 90 for Internet-based tests; Cambridge IELTS written version – 6.5; or other internationally recognized certificates) is required of graduate applicants.
We have two admission rounds per year for Master and Doctoral programs (with the exception of joint and double degrees). You apply via the online application form and send us relevant documents as your application pack. See the How to apply section in our menu.
For Master degrees, you must hold a Bachelor degree, and for PhD, you must already have a Master. Definitely, read the Prior Degrees section, as your education must be recognized in the Czech Republic. Otherwise, we seek for motivated students with strong interest in the social sciences. Look at the respective sections or at How to Apply.
If you are highly motivated and you can prove it in your application documents or your doctoral project, and if you desire to research into the complexities of modern globalized societies, your chances are very high.
English-taught programs are not subsidized by the Czech Ministry of Education, students are advised to seek support from sponsors and foundations. From among scholarship programs, we recommend Erasmus Mundus Action II program (some consortia still have degree-seeking scholarships), or International Visegrad Fund(specified countries). Besides, Masaryk University is accredited in the system of US Federal Student Loans (more information).
As a student of Masaryk University, you will have access to all stipends and scholarships of the university and the faculty. Some tips for funding the studies in general (tuition fees) are also given, which include departmental scholarships and external programs and foundations.
Social science education can open you a varied choice of jobs from the academia and research through government and political organizations, NGOs to work in media and consulting. The employment rates are high (95% of our graduates find work soon) and the careers multiple.
Most young people speak English, so you should not face any problems at the university and in most daily situations. Still, in some shops and restaurants, survival Czech is a must.