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Admission procedure

Information for applicants

Study modes

Single-subject study
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 study 
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.

Entrance examinations

All applicants must pass the entrance examination unless it has been waived for them.

The entrance examination for programmes organised by the Faculty of Science of Masaryk University has the form of a written test; as regards its contents and scope, it corresponds to the final State examination in the relevant Bachelor’s field of study. Requirements and further details can be found on the respective websites of the individual departments.

Area Kotlářská 2

University Campus at Bohunice, Kamenice 5

In the case of joint pedagogical studies, the entrance examination for a programme attended at the other faculty is governed by the conditions specified by that faculty.

Entrance examination for direct follow-up programmes

One-field studies and joint studies with both fields taught at the Faculty of Science

For applicants who study at the Faculty of Science of Masaryk University in Bachelor’s study fields with a direct follow-up (see Waiver of the Entrance Examination), the entrance examination or its relevant part is replaced by the written part of the State final examination held in the spring semester of the academic year of 2020/2021.

Joint inter-faculty studies

The following conditions apply to applicants for joint inter-faculty degree programmes:

  • Faculty of Science - For applicants who study at the Faculty of Science of Masaryk University in Bachelor’s study fields with a direct follow-up (see Waiver of the Entrance Examination), the entrance examination or its relevant part is replaced by the written part of the State final examination held in the spring semester of the academic year of 2020/2021 for a field studied at the Faculty of Science.
  • Faculty of Sports Studies, Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Education, Faculty of Informatics – The entrance examination for a programme studied at one of the faculties is governed by the conditions of this faculty. At the faculties specified above, the State final examination does not replace the entrance examination.
  • ESF – The applicant only proves his/her knowledge in entrance examination in mathematics
    For students of multi-field programmes who passed the final State examination in two consecutive semesters within the meaning of Article 24 of the Study and Examination Rules, the written part of the final State examination taken in the autumn semester of the academic year 2020/2021 shall also replace the entrance examination for a field taught at the Faculty of Science.

Waiver of the entrance examination

The entrance examination may be waived for applicants who study at the Faculty of Science of Masaryk University in the academic year of 2020/2021 subject to the following conditions:

  • they study a Bachelor’s degree programme with a direct follow-up (see the table below);
  • they achieve a grade-point average of up to 2.00 as of 15 April 2021 in courses set out in the template for the given field
  • they pass the final State examination, or its last part, on the standard date in the spring semester of the academic year of 2020/2021.

Grades including recognised grades for which the numerical weight of the grade is determined are included in the average. Grades achieved in all attempts are included. If these conditions are met, the applicants need not apply for waiver of the entrance examination and need not indicate this fact in the e-application. This will be evaluated automatically based on the application for study they file.

Other applicants may apply for waiver of the entrance examination subject to the following conditions.

  • they study a Bachelor’s degree programme without a direct follow-up at the Faculty of Science of Masaryk University;
  • they study a field thematically close to the degree programme for which they apply for a waiver of the entrance examination;
  • they present the name and abstract of the Bachelor’s thesis;
  • they achieve a grade-point average of up to 2.0 as of 15 April 2021 in courses related to the programme for which they apply. At the same time, they present a transcript of completed courses and respective grades.

If these conditions are met, the applicants shall send a written application for waiver of the entrance examination, together with documents proving the fulfilment of the criteria, to the following address: Office for Studies of the Faculty of Science, Kotlářská 2, 611 37 Brno, not later than by 30 April 2021 (date of dispatch). By the same date, they shall note this fact in the e-application.

Applicants will be informed of a waiver of the entrance examination in electronic form by 22 May 2021. 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 of the Faculty may grant the application depending on the programme’s capacity. There is no legal entitlement to waiver of the entrance examination.​

Follow-up Master’s degree programmes which directly follow after a Bachelor’s field of study/degree programme:

Criteria for evaluation of applicants

The number of admitted applicants is limited by the capacities of the individual degree programmes. 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 score required for passing the entrance examination is not identical with the score required for passing the State Bachelor’s examination. Specialisation preference may be taken into account when evaluating the entrance examination.

The maximum possible score that can be achieved in the entrance examination is 1000 points. The weights for the individual parts of the examination are as follows:

Degree programmes with one-subject entrance examination 1 subject = 1000 points
Degree programmes with double-subject entrance examination 1st subject = 500 points, 2nd subject = 500 points

Handicapped applicants

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 teiresias@muni.cz.

Appeal in case of non-admission

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 capacity limit for the field has not been reached. 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 after enrolment in the 1st year. The decision on admission will be published in the e-application.

More information on appellate proceedings

Meeting of the Rector’s advisory committee: will be specified

Scholarships

Scholarships

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.

The conditions for granting scholarship are governed by the following regulations, in particular:

Glossary

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

SUBMIT APPLICATION

Contact for Applicants

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