Central European Studies Programme (CESP)

The Central European Studies Program (CESP) at Masaryk University is an interdisciplinary program designed for students at the upper Bachelor's degree and Master's degree levels who are seeking a challenging educational experience in the heart of Europe and wish to develop the global perspective they will need in the future and wish to study at Masaryk University outside of an exchange agreement.

Students are able to choose courses from any faculty at the university, however we encourage students to consider some of the highlighted ones that focus on the social, economic, political and cultural transformations that have shaped Central Europe and the Czech Republic in particular at the end of the 20th century, and the changes facing Europe in a broader perspective in the beginning of the 21st century. Courses, each of them semester-long, are taught in English.

CESP is also offered as an ISEP Direct track. See ISEP at Masaryk University for more details. Further information are also available at Masaryk University profile on ISEP web pages.

General information


Enrolment is open to undergraduate students in their third or fourth year at the time of their studying at Masaryk University. Magister/master's level students following a European model may apply for study during their third, fourth, or fifth year. For US students, the minimum grade point average (GPA) requirement is 2.75 overall.



The application form is available online.

For deadlines see the blue box Deadline.


Housing and meals

Students can stay in modern university dormitories sharing double rooms (each with an ensuite bathroom and kitchenette) with Czech or other foreign students. Students cover their costs directly, estimated costs can be found under the ‘programme cost’ tab. Students have access to university computer centres, sports facilities, canteens and laundries. Find more information about dormitories here (for pricing and room descriptions) or in the International Student Guide (on how to get MU accommodation, how to get to the residences,…).


Orientation Week

The orientation week program includes an intensive "survival Czech" course, introductory talks on Czech culture and society, a tour of Brno and visit to the city museum, a reception bringing together international and Czech students as well as Masaryk University faculty, and excursions to the surroundings of Brno. More details about MU Orientation Week.

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