Information for students from the U.S.A.
Masaryk University Medical Faculty provides three programmes of study in the English language:
- a six-year Master’s Degree Programme of General Medicine
- a five-year Master’s Degree Programme of Dentistry
- a three-year Bachelor’s degree Programme of Physiotherapy
The curriculum for General Medicine leads to a degree in "Medicinae Universae Doctor" (abbreviated to MUDr., placed in front of the holder’s name). MUDr. is equivalent to M.D., i.e. Doctor of Medicine.
The curriculum for Dentistry concludes with a degree of "Medicinae Dentium Doctor" (abbreviated to MDDr., placed in front of the holder’s name). MDDr. is equivalent to Doctor of Dentistry.
The curriculum for Physiotherapy leads to a Bachelor degree "Bakalar” (abbreviated to Bc., placed in front of the holder’s name). Bc. is equivalent to B.A., the Bachelor of Arts.
More information on study programmes is available with our e-application.
Laboratories, clinics, instructional facilities, and Medical Faculty departments along with personnel listings, can be found at the organizational structure of faculty.
Study programmes are accredited in accordance with Section 78 and subsequent articles of the Czech Higher Education Act No. 111/1998 Coll., under the auspices of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports.
Application for Studies
Applications for studies at Masaryk University are submitted electronically (hereafter called e-application). After choosing a field of study, fill out an electronic application and submit it in a timely manner.
Terms of Admission
Every applicant must have successfully completed secondary education (i.e. secondary school, high school, college, etc.) after passing a final graduation exam (school-leaving examination) and receiving a “high school diploma” (school-leaving certificate, e.g. A-level certificate).
Applicants are accepted after successfully passing a comprehensive written entrance examination consisting of three separate tests in the following subject areas: Chemistry, Biology, Physics, or Mathematics (General Medicine and Dentistry programs).
Further details on terms, times, and venues regarding the entrance examination will be specified in an “Invitation Letter”, posted to applicants.
Although classes are offered in English, students are obliged to undertake training and pass examinations in the Czech language at the end of their first, second, third, and fourth years of study. This is necessary in order to be able to communicate with patients in Czech when they begin their practical clinical training (internships) in hospitals.
Recognition of Education and Qualifications
Secondary school leaving certificates (graduation diplomas) gained abroad are subject to "nostrification". If you have diplomas issued abroad and wish to enrol at any Czech university, you are required to obtain an official document confirming that your certificate is recognised in the Czech Republic. As this process ("nostrification") can take several months, applicants should submit this paperwork concurrently with their application. Please communicate with the South Moravian Regional Authority (contact person: Ing. Bc. Dagmar Kostrhůnová, email@example.com) for further details and assistance.
Specific information on the legislation process is available at:
A separate e-application is required for each field of study and an application fee of CZK 1000 (around 40 USD) must be submitted with each application. Application payments must be sent to MU´s Business Centre (contact information listed in your e-application).
Note: When doing a bank transfer from abroad banks may charge fees related to the transfer to an account in a foreign country. Please ensure that the full amount of CZK 1000 is credited to the MU's account.
|Full General Medicine Tuition Fee||CZK 300, 000.00 (approx. $12, 000 USD) per academic year|
|Full Dentistry Tuition Fee||CZK 340, 000.00 (approx. $13, 600 USD) per academic year|
|Full Physiotherapy Tuition Fee||CZK 195, 000.00 (approx. $7, 800 USD) per academic year|
The tuition fee is non-refundable, even in cases where the applicant (participant) or the university has dropped, interrupted or terminated studies. An exception could be made when serious health problems disable participation in the program. In such a case, the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine shall decide on the amount of the sum to be refunded to the applicant (participant). The tuition fees for a semester already concluded will not be refunded under any circumstances.
Notification Regarding Acceptance or Rejection of Study Application
Regarding admission application results, applicants will find information with their e-application. Unsuccessful applicants are also notified of a decision to deny admission by post to their residence address. Successful applicants are invited by letter to enrol in their studies after verification of meeting all admission requirements stipulated by law and declared by the Dean.
Every applicant accepted for studies is obliged to come in person to enrol in their studies and to receive notification of admission. Enrolment for the academic year takes place in September during the week prior to the beginning of the autumn semester. The dates will be announced in the Letters of Acceptance when they are posted to students.
Accommodation and Living Costs
Foreign citizens need to be fully self-supportive and capable of covering costs associated with full tuition fees, books, accommodation, and meals.
Foreign citizens might be eligible for financial assistance with an accommodation scholarship granted by Masaryk University. Accommodation in the Students’ Hall/Dormitories costs approximately EUR 150.00 ($167. USD) per month (2 people in a shared room) - http://www.skm.muni.cz/?en.
3 Meals a day in an academic dining hall costs around EUR 8.00 ($9. USD) per day. A 3-month ticket for public transport costs EUR 26.00 ($29. USD). Further information will be provided on enrollment.
Costs for necessary books and supplies will vary depending on course of study.
The Faculty of Medicine of Masaryk University is eligible to certify loan applications for the Federal Direct Student Loan Program. Direct Loans are low-interest loans for students and parents to help pay for the cost of a student's education after high school.
Detailed information on how to apply for Direct Student Loans is available at: https://www2.ed.gov/fund/grants-college.html?src=pn
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- Information on exit counselling (will be provided by Foreign office at the end of your studies)
All non-EU citizens who come to study in the Czech Republic are obliged to get a visa prior to entry into the country. Non-EU applicants are therefore obliged to apply for visas as soon as possible at Czech Embassies. It is recommended to do so well in advance, as the visa process takes about three months.
Detailed information on how to apply for a student visa is available at:
Travel Medical Insurance
Students are obliged to present a health travel insurance plan purchased from a Czech insurance company.
Proof of medical travel insurance is understood to be a document in which the relevant insurance company declares/confirms:
- The period of insurance (insurance must cover the entire stay in the Czech Republic)
- The extent of the insurance (the insurance policy must cover the costs that the foreign national is obliged to cover for the period of his/her stay in the Czech Republic in the event of providing necessary and urgent health care, including costs associated with transport or, in the case of his/her death, costs associated with transferring his/her physical remains to the state that issued the travel document or to another state in which he/she has a residence permit)
- The amount of the insurance benefit (the agreed insurance benefit limit for one insurance event must be at least EUR 60 000, that being without insurance retention on the amount of the given costs).
Students should present their Czech insurance company agreement, plus confirmation of insurance payment when they check-in as foreigners with the Czech police (within 3 working days after arrival in the Czech Republic)!
Conclusion of Studies
Requirements for “official closure” of study are described in article 15 of Study and Examination Regulations:
Return of Title IV funds
Title IV funds are awarded to a student under the assumption that the student will attend lectures and seminars for the entire period for which the assistance is awarded. When a student withdraws, the student may no longer be eligible for the full amount of Title IV funds that the student was originally scheduled to receive.
If a recipient of Title IV grant or loan funds withdraws from a school after beginning attendance, the amount of Title IV grant or loan assistance earned by the student must be determined. If the amount disbursed to the student is greater than the amount the student earned, the unearned funds must be returned. If the amount disbursed to the student is less than the amount the student earned, and for which the student is otherwise eligible, he or she is eligible to receive a post-withdrawal disbursement of the earned aid that was not received.
Satisfactory Academic Progress
The U.S. Department of Education requires institutions of higher education to establish minimum standards of satisfactory academic progress for students receiving Federal aid. Information on satisfactory academic progress is described in this document:
Services Available to Students with Disabilities
Masaryk University features a Support Centre for Students with Special Needs, which has introduced a unique approach for students with sensory and motor disabilities. It guarantees these students access to accredited degree programmes and creates conditions that will allow equal access to all deserving enrollees.
Unauthorized distribution of copyrighted material, including unauthorized peer-to-peer file sharing, may subject the students to civil, criminal, and disciplinary liabilities.
Disciplinary actions that are taken against students are described in the Disciplinary Code for Faculty and Students: https://www.muni.cz/en/about-us/official-notice-board/regulations-medicine/disciplinary-code-for-students
By violation of Copyright law, students potentially commit a crime according to Section 270 of Act No. 40/2009 Coll., Criminal Code, which could result in an unsuspended sentence and imprisonment for up to 2 years.
For more on the study, accommodations, insurance, expenses, etc., please feel free to contact the following specialists:
- Bc. Helena Melicharová: Head of International Studies Office, 549 498 188, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Bc. Zuzana Pilátová: International Studies Office, 549 496 540, email@example.com
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