Step by step guide

Admission process at the Faculty of Education Masaryk University

E-APPLICATION

Notice only for Master Degree Program

The study programme is aimed at graduates from bachelor study programmes preferably focusing on teaching of English as a foreign language. If interested in a master's program and not sure if you would qualify for your previous education, send us an email: admission@ped.muni.cz

  • 0. BEFORE YOU START

    Essential info

    • Yes, there is a tuition fee of EUR 2400
    • Yes, you can pay in installments (from the third term)
    • No, there is no entrance exam (however there is an online interview with you which will be evaluated)

    Tips for the beginning

    1. Remember, the admission process can take a lot of time. Even if you meet the criteria for studying at the Faculty of Education of Masaryk University, recognition of your previous education is needed to entitle you to study at the University. The process of obtaining a visa can also take a long time. We will be happy to help you with this process. The sooner we start, the better.
    2. Are you enrolling in a master's program and not sure if you would qualify for your previous education? Send us an email: admission@ped.muni.cz
    3. Read through the following list to the end so you know what will follow.
  • Deadline: February 28, 2023 Bachelor degree, April 30, 2023 Master degree

    2. CRITERIA FOR EVALUATION

    a. Cover letter

    A cover letter (max. 500 words) in which you explain why you are interested in the study program you are applying for.

    b. CV

    Curriculum Vitae

    c. Legalized copy of certificate/diploma + transcript of records

    Legalized copy of diploma + transcript of records
    A legalized copy of documents = 1. notary notified copy, 2. verified by superlegalization or apostille (if superlegalisation or apostille is necessary check here) and 3. notarized translation (if the document is not in English or Czech). 

    Bachelors programme:
    A legalized copy of documents certifying completion of secondary education in the case of applicants wishing to study in a Bachelor's programme

    Master programme:
    A legalized copy of a Bachelor's degree certificate in the case of applicants wishing to study in a Master's programme

    PhD programme:
    A legalized copy of a Master´s Degree certificate in the case of applicants wishing to study in a PhD programme,

    + Transcript of records
    Including the records of the previous study – a summary of completed courses and marks gained, a list of subjects in final exams and their evaluation.

    d. English proficiency certificate

    IELTS or TESOL required

    Bachelors programme:
    Applicants for Bachelor's programme must demonstrate their English language skills at the B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Language (band 5.5 or higher in IELTS, and score 72 or higher in TOEFL) by submitting a certificate proving their English skills.

    Master programme:
    Applicants for the Master's programme must demonstrate their English-language skills at the C1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Language(band 7 or higher in IELTS; score 95 or higher in TOEFL)by submitting a certificate proving their English skills.

    PhD programme:
    Applicants for the PhD programme must demonstrate their English-language skills at the C1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Language (band 7 or higher in IELTS; score 95 or higher in TOEFL) by submitting a certificate proving their English skills.

    English speaking countries:
    Applicants who have completed previous studies in English speaking countries (e. g. Australia, Ireland, Canada, New Zealand, the United States, the United Kingdom), need not submit the Language Certificate.

    In other cases (if the study was conducted in English), applicants must provide a certificate from the secondary school or university stating that the language of instruction was English.

    e. On-line interview

    held for:

    the Bachelor programmes in 20 March 2023

    for the Master programmes in 15 May 2023

    The online interview will be 10-15 minutes long and will take place on Zoom or Skype (both audio and video are required). 

  • Deadline February 28, 2023 Bachelor degree, April 30, 2023 Master degree

    3. SUBMIT AN APPLICATION

    I have all the documents ready (section 2.) criteria - points a-d) including a translated copy of diploma / leaving certificate 

    YES

    I apply for the paid English program:

    Bachelor degree programme: English Language for Education

    SUBMIT AN APPLICATION (BACHELOR)

    Master degree programme: Lower Secondary School English Language Teacher Training

    SUBMIT AN APPLICATION (MASTER)

    NO

    Go back to section 2.) criteria and add what is missing 

  • Deadline February 28, 2023 Bachelor degree, April 30, 2023 Master degree

    4. APPLICATION FEE

    I have paid the fee for e-application:

    YES

    Good job! Continue to the next step

    NO

    Open your e-application in the Information System (IS) of Masaryk University and pay the application fee, please

  • After February 28, 2023 Bachelor degree, After April 30, 2023 Master degree

    5. WAIT FOR THE RESPONSE FROM UNI

    Do you have all the documents submitted in the information system of your e-application and your application fee is paid? Great.

    In a few days, we will open your application and check the submitted documents.

    • If everything is in order, "confirmed" status will appear in your e-application section.
    • If there is something missing, we will contact you.

    As soon as "confirmed" appears in your e-application, there is no need to do anything else right now. It is necessary to wait until the admission commission meets and select candidates who meet the criteria for the study.

    As soon as the results are known, we will inform you again by email.

    In the meantime, you can look at the next steps to know what will follow.

  • I admit you

    I HAVE RECEIVED AN INVITATION LETTER

    Did you receive your invitation letter and were you accepted to study? Great! This is what you need to know:

    • If you have received an invitation letter, it means that you meet the criteria for study by Masaryk University. Now it is necessary to take care of legislative matters to become a student.
    • If you have studied abroad and you want to study in the Czech Republic, it is necessary to obtain an official document verifying that your education, which you have completed, is equal to the education in the Czech Republic.
    • The whole process involves several steps and may take some time for individual institutions to complete it, so we recommend you start as soon as possible after receiving the invitation letter.
    • Follow the steps below.
  • 1st step - Authentication

    AUTHENTICATION OF DIPLOMA/CERTIFICATE

    Once you have a notarized copy of the certification/diploma that is translated (if needed) you need to check if authentication is required.

    This step is important because without properly legalized documents it is not possible to recognize foreign education (next step).

    Check diploma authentication

    1. Click on the link below to find the country in which your certificate/diploma was issued

    https://www.muni.cz/en/admissions/recognition/means-of-authentication

    2. Check if the certificate/diploma issued in your country requires authentication

     

    Authentication is not required:

    • B – Authentication of a university diploma is not required (because of the existence of a bilateral agreement, concerning mutual legal assistance).

     

    Authentication is required:

    • A – Authentication of a university diploma by a so-called Apostille in compliance with the Hague Convention (The authenticity of signatures and stamps on a diploma verified by a competent authority of the state which is the seat of the higher education institution that has issued the document).

    • L – Authentication of a university diploma by a so-called super-legalization (The authenticity of signatures and stamps on a diploma verified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the state which is the seat of the higher education institution that has issued the document (or its authorized foreign body), followed by the verification of the respective Czech representative office (embassy) based in the foreign country).
      • 1.) Ministry of Foreign Affairs; 2.) Czech embassy 

     

    Note: The specified means of authentication of the signatures and stamps are also applicable for foreign certificates of foreign secondary education if Masaryk University requires these documents.

  • 2nd step - The proces of recognition of education

    RECOGNITION OF FOREIGN EDUCATION / NOSTRIFICATION

    Diplomas gained abroad are subject to so-called Nostrification. If you have certificates issued abroad and wish to enroll at our university (or any in the Czech Republic), you are required to obtain an official document confirming that your certificate is recognized in the Czech Republic.

    (Exeption: Applicants from Hungaria, Poland, Slovenia and Germany are exempt from nostrification procedure and only submit notary verified copies of documents.)

    These are following Nostrification options:

    I am applying ONLY to the Faculty of Education, MU

    Verification of foreign high school/university education provided by the Faculty of Education

    • Holders of a high school certificate/bachelor's/masters' degree diploma can apply for a one-time verification of the condition of admission to study.
    • This service is provided by the Faculty of Education = CZK 850 (approx. EUR 33) and it usually takes no longer than a week.
    • For this option, please contact alday@ped.muni.cz

     

    Recognition of foreign high school/university education provided by Masaryk university

    • The verification through the faculty is for students who want to study at the Faculty of Education MU and this verification is valid ONLY within the Faculty of Education MU.
    • The recognition by Masaryk University is for students who do not yet know where they will go to study. It is universal, and it is valid for a lifetime AT ANY University in the Czech Republic.
    • In both cases, the payment is made electronically through the shopping centre of Masaryk University 

    I am also applying to other faculties or universities in the Czech Republic

    Recognition of education documents - Nostrification procedure - is provided by Czech regional authorities.

    For more information, see: https://nostrifikace.mkc.cz/en/

    I studied in Slovakia, Hungaria, Poland, Slovenia or Germany

    I have applied for a Bachelor's program

    • Applicants who graduated in Slovak, Hungarian, Polish, Slovenian and German secondary schools provide notary verified copies of documents proving the complete secondary education. If the document is not issued in Czech, Slovak or English, it is necessary to provide notarized translation.

    I have applied for a Masters' program

    • Holders of a Bachelor's degree from Hungaria, Poland, Slovenia and Germany provide notary verified copies of documents proving the complete Higher education. If the document is not issued in Czech, Slovak or English, it is necessary to provide notarized translation. https://www.muni.cz/en/admissions/recognition/bilateral 
  • Deadline

    PROCESS OF GETTING VISA

    Once you have received the invitation letter, you can make a reservation to start the visa process.

  • After February 28, 2023 Bachelor degree, After April 30, 2023 Master degree

    Other Information

    Results of Admission Procedure and Decision on Admission or Denial of Admission to Studies

    Applicants must meet all the admission requirements stipulated by law and declared by the Dean before they can be considered for admission to study. After careful consideration, the students will find a decision on admission or denial on admission to his or her studies in their e-application. An invitation to enrol in studies will be sent to successful applicants by post - either by any chosen international courier service (on the recipient's account) or by registered mail service of the Czech Post (on the faculty's account).

    Enrolment in Studies

    Every applicant accepted for studies is obliged to come in person to enrol in their studies and to receive the notification of admission (please check updates due to COVID-19). At enrolment, the applicant must submit a certificate of recognition of their prior education/diplomas. Further information will be provided to successful applicants in the letter with the invitation to enrol.

    Accommodation

    Students of Masaryk University are offered the services of Accommodation and Catering Services MU (Správa kolejí a Menz MU). Information about accommodation is available on the institution´s website.

    Transferring to a degree programme accredited in the Czech-language

    Students enrolled in a degree programme accredited in English wishing to transfer to a degree programme accredited in Czech (i.e. from the fee-paying to the no-fee programme) must successfully pass the entrance exam process for that degree programme.

    Review proceedings

    Information about how the proceedings work:

    An applicant to study at Masaryk University can apply for a review of the decision about admission/non-admission to study. Send the request to the address of the Study Department of the Faculty of Education. The request is assessed by the Dean of the faculty. The Dean can either accept the request and change the decision, or, in the adverse case, will pass the request to the Rector to decide. The Rector changes a decision taken inconsistently with the law by an internal directive of MU or its part or by conditions set out according to §49 par. 1 and 3 of the Higher Education Act. Otherwise, s/he declines the request and confirms the original decision.

    Vacant places left due to applicants who cancel admission are occupied by other applicants according to the order reached at the entrance examination, regardless of whether the applicant filed a request for a review of the Dean´s decision or not.
    If the capacity is not fulfilled, the Faculty of Education can organise a subsequent admissions procedure.

    More information at university's website

    Information for applicants who want to file a request for a review of the decision

    In the review procedure it is not possible to take into consideration any reasons which are not in contradiction to the issued decision about non-admission to study with the above directives, even though the reasons are sincere and true.

    The reason for changing the decision about non-admission particularly cannot be:

    • great interest in study of the chosen field of study
    • family tradition
    • excellent results in the previous study
    • previous experience in the given field, language and other certificates, completion of preparatory courses
    • subjective feelings and impressions concerning the organisation and course of the admission procedure or preparatory courses
    • late arrival (albeit explained) at the entrance examination
    • momentary health indisposition
    • social situation

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