PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

• Cathedrals, castles, an historic town center—step into Brno, the second largest city in the Czech Republic, and explore countless cafés, beautiful architecture, and a thriving art scene. Centrally located and a ton of fun, you’ll love this quirky, youthful college town! 

• Masaryk University offers courses in English in a wide variety of disciplines, including business, global studies, education, strategic communications, biology, computer science, criminal justice, film studies, and more.

• With more than 30,000 students, Masaryk offers all the amenities of a large university, but remains friendly and accessible. Each ISEP student receives a “buddy” that can help them navigate Brno and get settled into life at MUNI. 

• Just 2.5 hours from Prague and 2 hours from Vienna, weekend trips throughout Central and Eastern Europe are affordable and accessible by train and bus.

LIFE ABROAD  

Walkable and bikeable, Brno is a relaxed college town with lively town squares, farmer’s markets, outdoor dining, cute courtyards, breweries, pubs, and coffee shops. Great museums, art galleries, historic architecture, and city parks make it easy to stay busy. On campus, courses are available in most fields of study, with excellent options in international and global studies, political science, education, and communication. 

LIVE 

Live right on campus! At Masaryk, you’ll have access to a furnished, shared room with access to a bathroom and kitchenette. A cafeteria, snack bar, and spaces to relax and exercise are available nearby. Please note, ISEP Direct students pay their housing fees directly to the residence hall in Brno. Masaryk University arranges housing for ISEP students based on the number of days they stay in the residence. ISEP Direct students should plan for approximately $1120 USD for housing for a semester. Housing will be arranged for all ISEP Exchange students. 

DINE 

Czech food is all about comfort and warmth—think dumplings, fried cheese, creamy sauces, and potato pancakes! Brno has lots of restaurants and coffee shops to enjoy, or you can cook with friends in the shared dorm kitchen. Multiple grocery stores within walking distance of campus make it easy to do some shopping to stock your pantry, and on-campus “canteens” (dining halls) provide affordable and quick meals. ISEP Direct students should plan to budget $230-$300 USD for meals and groceries each month for a comfortable lifestyle.

EXPERIENCE 

Enjoy a guided city tour and a crash-course on Czech language and culture during Orientation Week. On campus, be sure to ask your “buddy” for their top Brno recommendations.  Attend the student activities fair to find ways to get involved and make local friends. Sign up during orientation week for multi-day excursions (for an affordable price) to top destinations like Budapest, Vienna, and Krakow.  

EXPLORE 

Prague, Bratislava, Vienna, Budapest and Krakow are within easy reach by train and bus.  Just outside Brno, the Moravian highlands offer outstanding opportunities for hiking, bicycling, and skiing. To the south, spend a few days enjoying the local wine region’s countless ancient cellars, which are easy to explore by bike!  

What We Love About Brno 

Brno is a classic European college town—affordable, fun, beautiful, and well-connected to the rest of Europe. It’s a great base for a semester because you can take classes you need and stay busy during the week and travel easily on the weekends! 

See ISEP Direct budget and estimated expenses 

Program Website

Course Description

Masaryk University offers a breadth of academic options creating a unique opportunity to study in the city Czechs often claim to love the most – Brno.  

Read more about an ISEP student experience in the Central European Studies program at Masaryk here! 

The chart below reflects some of the more popular classes ISEP students have taken in the past.  Use this to get you started on your own plan to study at Masaryk University! 

Credits Earned 

Students who complete the program in good standing can expect to earn 24-30 ECTS which ISEP recommends is the equivalent of 12-15 U.S. Credit Hours. Each course will usually be worth 5-6 ECTS.  

If you use financial aid, please speak with a qualified financial aid advisor to understand your academic obligations and the requirements for using financial aid. 

Sample Classes Available: 

 

Sociology

Political Science

Computer Science/

Informatics

Finance

Sports Studies

Applying sociology. Qualitative methods

It’s Fake News!

Machine learning and natural language processing

Financial Management

Physiology of Sport and Exercise

Sociology of gaming

Culture and Politics of Populism

Constraint programming

Management and Insurance

Exercise & Sport Psychology

Sociological Diagnoses of our Times

Women, Politics and Media

Statistics for Computer Science

AI in Finance

Theory and Practice of Personal Safety

Sociology of identity

Elections and campaigning

Principles of Computer Graphics

Financial Mathematics

Physical Activity and Lifestyle Change

Sociology of Communism

Money and Politics

Enterprise Networking, Security, and Automation

Labour Economics

Sociology of Sport

 

For detailed instructions on how to search for all available courses, please click on the "other academic conditions" dropdown link below.

Website for Course Availability

ISEP STUDENT SERVICES OFFICER Grace Glancy 703-504-9975 | GGlancy@isep.org Thank you for your interest in ISEP Study Abroad! I’m your Student Services Officer and main point of contact here at ISEP. As you search for programs, I’ll be available to answer any questions you might have. Feel free to contact me at any point in your search process for help, tips or advice.

Masaryk University

Founded in 1919, Masaryk University is the second largest university in the Czech Republic. Located throughout the city of Brno, the 6th most popular student city worldwide, students split their...

Academics

Undergraduate
(in English)

*This program is OK for Sophomores

Fields of Study

  • Biology:

    Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Biophysics Botany/Plant Biology Microbiology and Immunology

  • Business: Recommended!

    Accounting Business Management Economics Finance

  • Communication: Recommended!

    Advertising Digital Communication and Media Journalism

  • Computer and Information Sciences:

    Computer and IT Support Services Computer Applications Programming Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications Informatics

  • Education: Recommended!

    Early Childhood Education Elementary Education Secondary Education

  • English Language and Literature:

    American Literature (United States) English Literature (British and Commonwealth) General Literature

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures

  • Health Sciences

  • History

  • Hospitality and Tourism

  • International/Global Studies Recommended!

  • Law/Criminal Justice: Recommended!

    Business Law International Law Legal Assistant/Paralegal Legal Studies

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences

    Humanities

  • Library and Information Science

  • Mathematics

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies:

    Christian Studies Ethics Religious Studies

  • Physical Sciences

  • Psychology:

    Clinical Psychology Counseling Psychology Developmental and Child Psychology Educational Psychology

  • Social Sciences:

    Anthropology Political Science and Government Sociology

  • Sports Studies:

    Kinesiology and Exercise Science Sports Studies

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 2.75 or higher
    *accepts lower GPA with explanation
  • TOEFL iBT Score: 80
  • IELTS Writing Score: 5.5
  • LPR Required
  • LPR not required for the following countries: United Arab Emirates Australia Bulgaria Botswana Canada Ghana Morocco New Zealand United Kingdom United States
  • LPR accepted as alternate to TOEFL or IELTS
  • LPR Writing Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
  • LPR Reading Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
  • LPR Listening Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
  • LPR Speaking Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
  • Number of language semesters completed 4
LPR = ISEP Language Proficiency Report

Special Application Instructions

ALL TRACKS

Students are required to submit an internal application following their placement which is required of the host institution. Instructions will be sent by the ISEP Host Coordinator by email. 

VISA/RESIDENCE PERMIT: Most students attending this program will be required to obtain a visa/residence permit. For more information on the process and estimated cost, please review the ISEP Country Handbook here.

Special Needs Support

  • Mental Health
  • Mobility
  • Hearing
  • Visual
  • Speech
  • Learning

Graduate
(in English)

Fields of Study

  • Biology: Recommended!

    Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Biophysics

  • Business: Recommended!

    Accounting Business Management Economics Finance

  • Communication: Recommended!

    Digital Communication and Media Journalism

  • Computer and Information Sciences: Recommended!

    Computer and IT Support Services Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications Informatics

  • Education: Recommended!

    Early Childhood Education Elementary Education Secondary Education

  • English Language and Literature: Recommended!

    American Literature (United States) English Literature (British and Commonwealth) General Literature

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures Recommended!

  • Hospitality and Tourism Recommended!

  • Human Services Recommended!

  • International/Global Studies Recommended!

    International Relations and Affairs

  • Law/Criminal Justice: Recommended!

    Business Law International Business, Trade, and Tax Law International Law Legal Studies

  • Library and Information Science Recommended!

    Archival Administration

  • Mathematics

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies: Recommended!

    Christian Studies Ethics Religious Studies

  • Physical Sciences: Recommended!

    Chemistry Physics

  • Psychology: Recommended!

    Behavioral Sciences Clinical Psychology Counseling Psychology

  • Social Sciences: Recommended!

    Political Science and Government Sociology

  • Sports Studies: Recommended!

    Kinesiology and Exercise Science Sports Studies

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 3 or higher
    *accepts lower GPA with explanation
  • TOEFL iBT Score: 80
  • IELTS Score: 6.5
  • LPR Required
  • LPR not required for the following countries: United Arab Emirates Australia Bulgaria Botswana Canada Ghana Morocco New Zealand United Kingdom United States
  • LPR accepted as alternate to TOEFL or IELTS
  • LPR Writing Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
  • LPR Reading Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
  • LPR Listening Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
  • LPR Speaking Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
  • Number of language semesters completed 2
LPR = ISEP Language Proficiency Report

Special Application Instructions

ALL TRACKS

Students are required to submit an internal application following their placement which is required of the host institution. Instructions will be sent by the ISEP Host Coordinator by email. 

VISA/RESIDENCE PERMIT: Most students attending this program will be required to obtain a visa/residence permit. For more information on the process and estimated cost, please review the ISEP Country Handbook here.

Special Needs Support

  • Mental Health
  • Mobility
  • Hearing
  • Visual
  • Speech
  • Learning

Other Academic Conditions

How to find available classes

Students should use the website for course availability link above to search for courses offered each semester. If courses are not currently listed for the semester you intend to apply, please use the courses that were offered for the previous academic year as a reference point for the courses that will likely be offered during your semester or year abroad. 

Students can take courses across faculties however, it is recommended that students take the majority of their courses within one faculty. 

Czech language course

Masaryk University offers a Czech language course called Colourful Czech for Foreigners. While knowledge of the Czech language is not a requirement for this program, students are encouraged to enroll to get a better understanding of the local language and culture!

Academic Calendar:

Fall

Arrival and orientation: Early September

Courses start: Mid-September

Exams: Can be arranged to end before the Christmas Holidays in December

Spring

Arrival and orientation: Early February

Courses start: Mid-February

Exams: Last two weeks in May

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