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Go to the Czech Republic via UNO's Exchange Program with Masaryk University!

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Masaryk University is located in the city of Brno, the capital of Moravia in the Czech Republic. The University was established in 1919, just as the country of Czechoslovakia was being created. As the second university founded in the Czech lands, Masaryk University is proud of its history and that the University has endured and once more flourishes, despite the oppression brought by the Second World War and forty years of communism.

Today the University comprises eight faculties with more than 140 departments, institutes and clinics, embracing a broad spectrum of academic disciplines and fields of research. More than 14,000 students study at the University. As demands for increased access to higher education continue to grow, the University is preparing to develop its programs to accommodate more students to meet that need.

Why study in Brno? One advantage is its location, conveniently near Vienna, Budapest, Bratislava, Krakow, and of course, Prague. Brno is half the size of Prague, and is a city of universities: there are 7 universities, and students comprise a significant portion of Brno's population. This gives students a better chance to meet people from different university environments.

Additional information for international students studying at Masaryk University can be found here and there is also has a webpage specifically designed for their incoming students that can be accessed here.

Note: Knowledge of Czech is NOT required.

If you are interested in going on an exchange program to Masaryk University click here.

If you are a Masaryk University student coming on an exchange program to UNO click here.


Masaryk offers an exciting week long orientation including a survival Czech course, a trip to the surroundings of Brno, a visit to a local brewery, a visit to an opera or ballet, and a reception. There is also a very active International Student Club which organizes activities every week. For instance, the Czech members do tutoring for the international students, starting with picking them up upon their arrival.

Housing & Food:

UNO's agreement with Masaryk no longer includes a housing/meal exchange. Students pay for housing of their choice at Masaryk.

Special Scholarship Offer from Masaryk University

Masaryk University has established the Kohn Research Scholarships for citizens of the UK and US. Applicants must be currently enrolled in doctoral degree or research-oriented Master's programs. The scholarships are intended to allow recipients to carry out their studies or do research at Masaryk University and to contribute to the activities of the departments where they are recieved. These scholarships apply to all fields of teaching and research at the university.The scholarships have a value of 10,000 CZK (Approx. $520) per month and are awarded for periods from three to ten months, depending on the nature of the research or studies.There is no fixed deadline, so interested students can send applications throughout the year.

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Faculty of Science

  • Biology
  • Chemistry

Faculty of Arts

  • Linguistics
  • Translation
  • Literature

Faculty of Education

Faculty of Economics and Administration

  • Economics
  • Business

Faculty of Informatics

Faculty of Sport Studies

Faculty of Social Studies

  • Political Science
  • Sociology
  • Cultural Studies
  • Media, Radio
  • Economics
  • International Relations
  • European Studies
  • Social Policy

Central European Studies Program

  • Political Science
  • Anthropology
  • Economics
  • Film
  • Music
  • Theatre
  • Literature
  • Czech Language


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