Credit and language requirements


Masaryk University – Centre for International Cooperation has announced that international students at Masaryk University are obliged to achieve a minimum number of at least 20 ECTS credits in each semester.

With respect to our partners (student´s home universities) the minimal number of ECTS credits set by home universities has higher preference. However our minimal number of credits still needs to be achieved.

Example: If your university requires 30 ECTS per semester you need to follow the home university credit requirements. On the other hand if your university requires 15 ECTS you have to follow our credit limit requirements and gain at least 20 ECTS per semester. In some cases a university requires no credit limit – this means you have to follow our credit limit requirements which are 20 ECTS.

In case of failure to reach the minimal number of credits, home university will be informed about the student´s failure and official email will be sent to coordinators at the student´s home university. Such a student may expect some further consequences determined by home universities, and/or might not be permitted to prolong their studies at Masaryk University.



Masaryk University – Centre for International Cooperation has announced that all incoming students whose first language is not English must present evidence of proficiency in English which must correspond to B2 level of CEFR or higher. One of the following tests or their alternatives will be accepted:

513–547 183–210 65–78 5.5–6.0 FCE B2
550–587 213–240 79–95 6.5–7.0 CAE C1
590–677 243–300 96–120 7.5–9.0 CPE C2
Top Score Top Score Top Score Top Score Top Score Top Level
677 300 120 9 100 C2

If student has none of these certificates, the sending institution shall provide written notification in the form of a Language Proficiency Report (see the section Documents) stating that the selected student has the required proficiency in English, i.e. equivalent to B2 level or above.


  • English native speakers
  • students coming to study Czech language
  • Slovakian students who decide to study in Czech courses
  • students coming to study other foreign languages (however they are obliged to meet the language requirements of particular Department at Masaryk University in which they are nominated, i.e. Department of English and American Studies requires C1–C2 level of English).

The above mentioned students are not obliged to provide a certificate proving their English skills however they are obliged to understand the main points of clear standard input (they should have at least B1). As the official language in the Centre for International Cooperation is English, the administrative issues and instructions will be given in English.

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