Advice and instructions
Study in which a student has a pre-defined list of compulsory courses, which he/she complements from the offer of the given selective and elective courses.
Compared to studies with specialisation, these programmes usually differ in that the student enjoys greater freedom in the choice of selective and elective courses.
Single-subject study with specialisation
The study consists of common courses for the given degree programme and specialised courses. The specialisation should increase knowledge in a specific part of the graduate’s profile. The degree programme may offer several specialisations; a student always enrols in one of them.
Joint (double-subject) studies
Joint studies are a combination of the main field of study and the secondary field of study, which forms part of a different degree programme. For the time being, it is not possible to freely combine the main and secondary fields.
With the exception of pedagogical studies, this joint study is asymmetric at Masaryk University, i.e. significantly differs in the volume of studies in the main and secondary study plans.
Daily mode of study means that the student’s duties are scheduled for individual working days according to a predetermined schedule.
Combined mode of study
A combined mode of study is often chosen by those applicants who also have some other duties (such as employment or family) which prevent them from attending lectures on a daily basis. Teaching takes place in blocks, usually on Fridays, mostly on the basis of a fixed schedule drawn up by the relevant faculty workplace.
All applicants must pass a written entrance examination unless it has been waived for them. The applicants will receive an electronic invitation before the entrance examination.
The entrance examinations for Bachelor’s studies at the Faculty of Science of Masaryk University differ according to the individual programmes.
Most programmes require only passing the Study Prerequisites Test (TSP), but some programmes combine the TSP with a specialised test (ST). For some selected programmes, there is a choice between TSP or ST, or both. If both these tests are chosen, each test will be evaluated separately and the better result will count. For detailed information on the entrance examination, please refer to the individual programmes.
If an application has been filed for several programmes, the TSP will be taken only once. If an applicant applies for several programmes or if he/she chooses several specialisations for which the same specialised test is required, this test will again take place only once. The Faculty of Science can guarantee that the dates of various examinations will not collide for no more than two different specialised tests held within the Faculty.
If a specialised test forms part of the entrance examination for double-subject study, the dates and further information will be published by the Faculty that organises the given programme.
Tests of Study Prerequisites (TSP) are a universal entrance examination for applicants for Bachelor’s studies at most faculties of Masaryk University. If an applicant submits applications for multiple programmes, the test is taken only once.
Information on the TSP is published on the MUNI website.
Only applicants who take the school-leaving examination in the spring semester of the current school year or in the previous school year may apply for waiver of the entrance examination. They shall document this fact by presenting a secondary-school confirmation provided on the form “Application for Waiver of Entrance Examination”, which can be downloaded here.
The Dean of the Faculty may grant the application depending on the programme’s capacity. If the entrance examination for a programme which includes multiple specialisations is waived, the applicant will be assigned to the specialisation with the highest priority. The Dean’s statement on the application for waiver of the entrance examination will be published in the e-application by the set deadline. Applicants who receive an invitation to the entrance examination and a subsequent notice of waiver of the examination can disregard the invitation. Applicants whose application is not granted by the Dean have to appear for the entrance examination according to the invitation they received.
A written application for waiver of the admission examination together with documents confirming fulfilment of the criteria must be sent to the following address: Office for Studies of the Faculty of Science of Masaryk University, Kotlářská 2, 611 37 Brno, not later than by the set deadline.
The conditions for waiver of the entrance examination for Bachelor’s studies are specified below.
The number of admitted applicants is limited by the capacities of the individual degree programmes and their specialisations, as the case may be. As a rule, applicants whose entrance examination has not been waived will be admitted based on the order of their final score achieved during the examination. The overall evaluation will include the result of the TSP and, where applicable, the specialised tests. Specialisation preference may be taken into account when evaluating the entrance examination.
The maximum possible score that can be achieved by an applicant is 1000 points. The weights for the individual parts are as follows:
|programmes with only one test||test = 1000 points|
|programmes with TSP and compulsory specialised test||TSP = 300 points; specialised test = 700 points|
|TSP and compulsory test at another faculty||TSP = 500 points, compulsory test = 500 points|
Students with various types of handicaps are assisted in the preparation by the Support Centre for Students with Special Needs – Teiresiás.
The centre can offer help to people with a sensory or motor impairment, chronic illness, psychological problems and specific learning disorders. These people receive support ranging from the organisation’s own dispatching centre for personal assistance, to a number of aids, and to counselling and the centre’s own university-wide office for studies.
You can already ask for assistance in entrance examinations when filling in the e-application. For more information on this workplace, go to www.teiresias.muni.cz. You can contact the centre at firstname.lastname@example.org.
An applicant for study at the Faculty of Science of Masaryk University may file an appeal against a decision on admission/non-admission for study. The appeal has to be lodged with the Dean of the Faculty within 30 days of delivery of the decision and sent to the following address: Office for Studies of the Faculty of Science of Masaryk University, Kotlářská 2, 611 37 Brno.
The number of successful applicants may be increased after enrolment if it is found that the programme’s capacity has not been exhausted. In that case, admission to study will be offered to other applicants exactly according to the order of scores they attained in the entrance examination, regardless of whether or not the applicant has filed an appeal against the Dean’s decision.
Additional admission will be recorded in the applicant’s e-application in the week following enrolment in the 1st year. The decision on admission will be published in the e-application.
Meeting of the Rector’s advisory committee: July 2021 (to be updated)
Scholarships are granted at the Faculty of Science of Masaryk University in accordance with the Scholarship Rules of Masaryk University, both within scholarship programmes of the Faculty and outside of them. All scholarships programmes of the Faculty are announced annually.
Joint study – a combination of two programmes in single study
Combined study – a mode of study which does not require daily presence at the Faculty
Inter-faculty studies – a combination of two programmes organised by different faculties in single study
TSP – Test of Study Prerequisites
ST – specialised test
SOČ – secondary school research activity, see www.soc.cz