Credit and Language Requirements
Foreign students wishing to come to Masaryk University on foreign exchange placements must meet the university's requirements concerning the level of the foreign language and the minimum number of credits per semester. You can find further information below.
All international students at Masaryk University are obliged to achieve a minimum of at least 20 ECTS credits in each semester.
With respect to our partners (student´s home universities) the minimum number of ECTS credits set by home universities has higher preference. However our minimum 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 the case of failure to reach the minimum number of credits, the home university will be informed about the student’s failure and an official e-mail 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.
All incoming students whose first language is not English must present evidence of proficiency in English which must correspond to the B2 level of CEFR or higher. One of the following tests or their alternatives will be accepted:
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OLS test results confirmation (B2 and higher) will be accepted as well.
If student has none of these certificates, the sending institution shall provide written notification in the form of a Language Proficiency Report (see the Documents section) stating that the selected student has the required proficiency in English, i.e. equivalent to B2 level or above. The Report must be completed by a professional language instructor or other competent person at applicant’s home institution.
- English native speakers
- students coming to study Czech language
- Slovak 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 the particular department at Masaryk University in which they are nominated, i.e. the 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, and administrative issues and instructions will be given in English.