Travel with the Faculty of Science! The world awaits...

Are you tempted to travel abroad, either for a few weeks or for the whole academic year? Then you've come to the right place! 

Do you wonder what it would be like to live and study or work abroad for a while? Take the opportunity to travel through one of the mobility programmes, get a scholarship, gain new experiences, improve your language skills, experience something new and see a part of the world.

Here's a summary of the opportunities that can help you go on a study or work placement, research or even a summer school. For information on the Erasmus+ programme (both study stays and internships), please go directly to the specific page dedicated to this programme below.
If you are interested in going abroad, either for an internship or a study stay, please contact the coordinator at your department first.

Doctoral students can find summary information  here.

Study placements
Erasmus+ ICM

The Erasmus+ ICM programme allows you to study at universities in Erasmus+ partner countries, i.e. in a number of countries not participating in the standard Erasmus+ programme. The specific offer of universities varies from year to year depending on the evaluation of Masaryk University's application for funding, and is mainly from countries outside Europe.

Duration of the study stay: 3 to 12 months

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CEEPUS

CEEPUS is a Central European university exchange programme focused on regional cooperation within university networks. It focuses on what is specific to the Central European region and contributes to European integration.
Through this programme, it is possible to go on short-/long-term study visits or summer schools to Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Macedonia, Macedonia, Poland, Kosovo, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Serbia.

Faculty of Science has 3 active CEEPUS networks at Department of Geological Sciences, Department of Chemistry, Department of Physical Electronics. However, you can also go as a freemover - outside the networks.

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Partner universities

Masaryk University also offers study stays outside the EU countries. The Partner Universities programme allows you to study at more than 70 partner universities outside the European Union.
Available countries: Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Chile, Georgia, Israel, Japan, South Korea, South Africa, Mexico, Russia, Taiwan, Ukraine and the USA.

Duration of study stay: max. 2 semesters

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Freemover

The Freemover programme is intended for students who arrange their own study or research stay at a foreign university outside any exchange programme of Masaryk University (e.g. Erasmus+) or outside any intergovernmental, inter-university or inter-faculty agreements.
Available countries: universities from all over the world, provided that the home faculty/department and the foreign institution agree to the placement.

Length of stay: maximum 2 semesters

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ISEP

Masaryk University is the only university in the Czech Republic to be part of the international ISEP network, which allows students to study at the same cost as in the Czech Republic at more than 150 universities in the USA and dozens of other universities in 50 countries around the world - for example, in Canada, Australia, New Zealand and various countries in Latin America, Asia and Africa.

Length of study: max. 2 semesters
ONLY for students of Bachelor and Master programmes!
Attention! If you want to go to Australia, we recommend rather to use a partnership agreement. There is very little chance that your application will be successful in the ISEP program.

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Intergovernmental Agreements – Quotas & Selection Process

The Ministry of Education annually allocates scholarship places, so-called quotas, for Masaryk University students. Thanks to these quotas, students can take a summer language course abroad or study for up to two semesters at partner universities in countries with which the Czech Republic has concluded international agreements. The selection of students takes place at the faculty.
Countries available: China, Croatia, Egypt, Greece, Italy, Macedonia, Malta, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Sweden.
Duration of stay: max. 2 semesters

The selection process allow for study or research stays abroad in countries with which the Czech Republic has concluded intergovernmental agreements. Students from all universities in the Czech Republic can apply for these study stays of up to two semesters; the selection of students is carried out centrally at the Ministry of Education and Science. 
It is possible to study in more than 30 countries (including non-European countries and EU countries).
Length of stay: max. 2 semesters

Scholarship holders have the possibility to apply at the Centre for International Cooperation for reimbursement of travel expenses.

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AKTION

The programme supports the development of bilateral cooperation in science and education in all fields of science between the Czech Republic and Austria. You can get, for example, scholarships for study and research stays in Austria and for summer language/vocational schools.

Deadlines for submission of project proposals: 15 April, 15 September and 30 November (electronically and by post - postmarked by the relevant deadline at the latest).

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Visegrad Fund

Students can receive a scholarship from the International Visegrad Fund of €2,300 per semester for study and research stays in the Visegrad Four countries and other countries in the region.
You can go abroad to Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Georgia, Hungary, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Serbia, Kosovo and Ukraine.

You can also complete a full study abroad programme, as the Visegrad Scholarship is available for up to four semesters. The host university receives an allowance of €1,500 per semester from the International Visegrad Fund to cover the costs associated with the student's stay.

For more information on applications and stays, please visit www.visegradfund.org.

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Internships

An internship is a great opportunity to gain work experience abroad as well as credits towards your studies.
The best thing about internships is that you can arrange them at any institution where you would like to gain experience, whether it is a lab, research institute or other workplace.
It is possible to go on practical placements through Erasmus+, Freemover or Stella Junior for example.

Erasmus+ traineeship

Erasmus+ supports placements abroad (work placements, internships, etc.) for higher education students from programme countries. It applies to Bachelor and Master students as well as PhD students. Recent graduates can also benefit from these opportunities.
You can do your internship at any institution you approach! 

Traineeships can only take place in Erasmus+ countries. These countries are:

  • EU Member States,
  • European Economic Area countries (Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein),
  • Turkey and Macedonia,
  • mobility to Switzerland is not possible.

Duration of traineeship: 2 to 12 months

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Freemover

The Freemover programme is designed for students who want to complete a one-month to one-semester internship abroad as part of their studies at Masaryk University and who do not have the opportunity to use other funding (e.g. through the Erasmus+ programme, from the faculty, etc.). As a freemover you can travel to any country in the world for your internship.

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Stella Junior

Stella Junior is a programme of the Compostela Group of Universities (CGU) through which MU students can apply for work placements published in the database of offers of foreign internhips placements available on the CGU website in the Stella Junior database section.

The Stella Junior programme also awards two one-off scholarships of 400 euros for these foreign internships twice a year (in March and July). The scholarships are awarded on the basis of a lottery.

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Summer Schools
Intergovernmental Agreements - Selection Process and Quotas

Every year, the Ministry of Education offers two opportunities to go to summer school:
1) International agreements - Quotas
Thanks to these quotas, students can take a summer language course abroad or study for up to two semesters at partner universities in countries with which the Czech Republic has international agreements. The students are selected and sent by the faculty.
Countries available: China, Croatia, Egypt, Greece, Italy, Macedonia, Malta, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Sweden.

2) International agreements - Selection Procedures
Every academic year, the Ministry of Education announces selection procedures for study or research stays abroad in countries with which the Czech Republic has concluded intergovernmental agreements. Students from all universities in the Czech Republic can apply for these study stays of up to two semesters; the selection of students is carried out centrally at the Ministry of Education and Science. 
It is possible to study in more than 30 countries (including both non-European countries and EU Member States).

Scholarship holders have the possibility to apply at the Centre for International Cooperation for reimbursement of travel expenses.

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Summer Schools at Partner Universities

Some of Masaryk University's partner institutions allow students and recent graduates to participate in their summer schools at discounted rates.
The current list of summer schools at MU partner universities is regularly updated. 

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DAAD
DAAD

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is an association of German universities that aims to promote academic cooperation between Germany and foreign countries. The DAAD offers a number of scholarships to international students for study or research stays or summer courses.

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Remember that...

... every stay longer than 14 days must be recorded in the IS MU! However, we would recommend that even shorter stays are recorded ►►►

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