Program Overview

Brno is a city that seamlessly blends 1400s medieval history with a fast-growing modern economy which is home to many fiery start-ups. Home to the prestigious Masaryk University, you’ll receive a world-class education in the heart of Eastern Europe. Masaryk University is the second largest university in Czechia and is considered the most selective in the country. Fall in love with the character and people of this city while also taking advantage of its proximity to the rest of Eastern Europe, easily accessible by train.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

Walk the medieval cobblestone streets to class every day as you call this beautiful city home. Masaryk University is both international and local allowing you to meet students from across the world.

Explore the ancient castles and vibrant markets in your free time. Take day trips to journey through Moravian wine country.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Current official undergraduate degree transcript.
  • Valid passport until at least 6 months after your program end date. Copy of your passport (photo page)
  • Financial statement
  • The application process can be extensive but World Endeavors staff will walk you through it!
  • Students will be responsible for obtaining the appropriate visa

Location

Brno is an often overlooked city that sits in the shadow of Prague. But don’t be fooled! This city has so much to offer in the scope of their international (non-tourist culture), cuisine, history, architecture, and nearby geological wonders. Although Masaryk University is the second largest in Czechia, several other universities are located here making it a central European educational hub. As such, the beer and pub scene is affluent and there are many local culinary delights to experience such as goulash and dumplings.

Housing

Students will stay in residence halls near campus with close access to the university canteen, gym, and the rest of campus. Rooms will be double or triple occupancy equipped with single beds, wifi, kitchen, bathroom, and toilet.

Life in Brno

As the “Silicon Valley of Central Europe”, the city has a modern edge with lots of businesses in the technology and innovation space. Public transportation includes trams and buses with relatively convenient access to most areas of the city. There are many green spaces throughout the city where students will be able to relax and enjoy nature within the city limits.

Support whilst in Czech Republic

World Endeavors study abroad programs offer full support, starting with airport pickup and accommodation transfer upon arrival followed by an on-site orientation covering health, safety, and local tips. Emergency support from your in-country coordinator, 24/7 travel medical insurance, and continuous contact with your advisor for additional assistance throughout the program helps you feel secure and supported. Whatever challenges life throws your way, we’ve got you covered!

Academic

Academic credit and transcripts are issued by Masaryk University after the successful completion of your courses. Federal Student Aid can be used for programs at Masaryk University. Your home university scholarships and aid may also be used.

The World Endeavors process is designed to take the guesswork out of academic credit and credit transfers. Our experienced advisors work with each student and his or her academic advisor before the program begins to ensure students earn the credit expected for courses taken abroad.

Eligibility

Applicants to study abroad with World Endeavors must have completed high school (or equivalent), and, in most cases, must be at least 18 years of age. While some programs have minimum GPA requirements and require that applicants be currently enrolled in a college or university, others are open to all participants regardless of age or student status. Please contact a World Endeavors advisor for more detailed eligibility criteria.

Course Load

Masaryk University offers a few specific programs for exchange students: a Central European Studies program and a Sports, Health, and Management program. Students may also choose from hundreds of courses offered in English across most major disciplines. All students will also participate in a Survival Czech course during Orientation Week. Students can elect to take a Czech language course for credit during the semester.

What's Included/ Costs

INCLUDED

  • Dedicated Program Advisor who is accessible and experienced
  • Tuition: 20-30 ECTS credits per semester, each course ranges from 3-7 ECTS credits
  • Academic transcript from Masaryk University
  • Pre and post arrival orientation; re-entry guidance
  • Student services and learning support
  • Access to university facilities
  • 24/7 emergency phone support
  • Airport reception and welcome
  • Student housing accommodations
  • Comprehensive travel medical insurance
  • Travel visa guidance and support
  • Advice on how to get a local phone number

NOT INCLUDED

  • Round-trip transportation to Brno
  • Meals* (some programs will have meal plans included, check with your program advisor)
  • Visa expenses
  • Optional trips and excursions
  • Textbooks and other course materials
  • Daily transportation
  • Personal expenses
Study in Czech Republic (Masaryk University)
Cost: $14,845
Summer Study in Czech Republic (Masaryk University) Cost: $6,445

Dates & Deadlines

Fall Semester 2024: September 10th - February 16th, 2024

Application Deadline: July 15th, 2024


Spring Semester 2025: February 11th – July 5th, 2025

Application Deadline: October 15, 2024


Summer Semester 2024: 2-4 week courses

Application Deadline: April 15, 2024


Program dates listed are for reference only and are subject to change. Please wait until after acceptance and you have received the confirmed dates to book any flights.

Every World Endeavors Study Abroad Program Includes

Our study abroad programs are as unique as our destinations, but there are program features that unify all of our study experiences.

YOUR STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM

  • Top accredited universities
  • Flexible durations – 2 to 4 weeks to a full academic year
  • Expansive destination options
  • English instruction offered in all locations

ACCOMMODATION

  • Vetted campus accommodations selected with quality and safety in mind
  • Friendly community of peers from local host country and around the world

TEAM OF EXPERTS

  • Dedicated one-on-one advisor
  • Local on-site coordinator

PREPARATION AND SUPPORT

  • Airport pickup
  • Pre-arrival and on-site orientation
  • 24/7 local support
  • Activities and cultural engagement
  • On-campus social events, clubs and sports

ACADEMIC CREDIT

  • Professional assistance and collaboration with home institution on course approvals and credit transfers
  • Transcript received directly from university abroad

PEACE OF MIND

  • Comprehensive travel medical insurance
  • Mental Health First Aid-certified staff
  • 24/7 emergency travel assistance

HEALTH & SAFETY

When you feel safe and respected abroad, you will flourish. World Endeavors participants are transformed through enriching, rewarding and safe experiences around the world. We meticulously monitor travel recommendations and will only facilitate programs where we can ensure our participants’ safety. 

We take key steps to ensure our participants’ well-being, including providing a pre-trip success guide, 24/7 local support, in-country trained staff, pre and post-arrival orientation, comprehensive travel medical insurance, and Mental Health First Aid-certified staff. Please contact us if you have any specific questions or concerns.

WHAT TO DO IN YOUR SPARE TIME IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC

The Czech Republic offers a wide range of activities to enjoy during your spare time. Here are some popular things to do in the Czech Republic:

  • Explore Prague: Discover the enchanting capital city of Prague, including the historic Old Town, majestic Prague Castle, and iconic Charles Bridge.
  • Visit Český Krumlov: Explore the fairy-tale town of Český Krumlov, a UNESCO World Heritage site, known for its well-preserved medieval architecture and the picturesque Vltava River.
  • Admire Castles and Chateaux: The Czech Republic is home to numerous castles and chateaux, which offer glimpses into the country’s rich history.
  • Enjoy Czech Cuisine: Savor traditional Czech dishes like goulash, dumplings, schnitzel, and delicious pastries.

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Czech Republic Study Abroad FAQs

Are the courses in Czech Republic taught in English?

Yes, there is a wide choice of study programmes and courses taught in English.

Do most people in Czech Republic speak/understand English?

In the major cities like Prague and Brno, most locals will be able to understand and respond in English, but if you venture into the outlying areas and smaller towns, you’ll find that most locals there don’t speak English. (All the more reason to learn a smattering of Czech!)

Will there be other World Endeavours participants at my destination?

Depending on the program you choose and the time of year you participate, you will most likely meet other WE participants while abroad, although in some cases, you may be the only WE participant for part or all of your program. Summer projects in popular destinations make it very likely that you will have several other WE participants at your site. We seek to offer programs that are culturally immersive, and we have designed them to offer multiple opportunities for you to meet locals as well as other visitors. If you wish to engage in a program where you will be with other WE participants or if you would prefer a more culturally immersive setting, contact our staff with your questions, and we will do our best to accommodate.

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