Admission appeals

More than 37,000 applications for study in Bachelor's and Master’s degree programmes and more than 7,000 applications for study in follow-up Master’s degree programmes were filed at Masaryk University this year. A large number of applicants lodge an appeal against the dean’s decision to deny admission. The process of assessing the appeal is governed by Act No. 111/1998 Coll., on Higher Education Institutions and on amendments and modifications to other acts (hereinafter referred to as “Higher Education Act”).

Appeal forms for individual faculties to be downloaded here.

The appeal form must be properly filled in and include a reasoning with clearly specified reasons; it must bear the appellant’s own signature. An appeal without the reasoning or only with the sentence “I appeal against the decision on admission denial” is insufficient.

Appeal procedure

An applicant for study at Masaryk University may lodge an appeal against the decision on admission / denial of admission within 30 days of being notified on the decision. The properly filled in and reasoned appeal with appellant’s own signature shall be lodged at the dean of the faculty in the manner specified in the Advice of the decision. The dean shall consider the appeal and if he/she concludes that it was issued contrary to law, an internal regulation of MU or its constituent part, or conditions set out in Section 49 (1) and (3) of Higher Education Act, the dean shall allow the appeal and change the decision. In the opposite case, the appeal shall be referred to the Rector in accordance with Section 88 Act No. 500/2004 Coll., Administrative Procedure Code. In order to prepare the appeal procedure, the Rector shall appoint a consultative committee, which shall be referred the documents and information provided by the deans of the faculties under Section 88 Administrative Procedure Code. The Rector shall consider the appeal and if he/she concludes that it was issued contrary to law, an internal regulation of MU or its constituent part, or conditions set out in Section 49 (1) and (3) of Higher Education Act, he/she shall allow the appeal and change the dean’s decision. In the opposite case, the Rector shall confirm the decision. The Rector’s decision shall be final and it cannot be appealed.

In the event that certain applicants cancel admission, the vacancies shall be filled with applicants according to the order of results achieved in the entrance examination regardless whether such applicants appealed the dean’s decision or not. However, the dean of the faculty is not obliged to fill the vacancies.

Reasons that lie beyond a contradiction of the issued admission decision with the above laws and regulations cannot be taken into account, although they may be true and honest. Thus, inter alia the below reasons cannot be taken into account:

  • great interest in the study of the chosen programme;
  • family tradition;
  • excellent results at the secondary school (unless they are listed as a criterion for admission by the dean of the faculty with respect to the programme chosen);
  • previous practice in the field of study, language and other examinations (unless they are set as a condition of admission procedure), completion of preparatory courses;
  • late arrival at the entrance examination;
  • subjective feelings and impressions concerning the admission procedure;
  • complaints about the venue of the preparatory courses;
  • momentary health problems;
  • illness without proper evidence;
  • complaint about the language of the entrance examination;
  • social situation.

Also, requests for admission to other study programmes or requests for transfer to another form of study, which has been filled with applicants with better results, cannot be accepted in the appeal procedure.

The applicant shall obtain the Rector’s decision usually within 10 days of the date of the consultative committee’s session, however, no later than within 30 days of the session. The date of the Rector’s consultative committee session may be found in the table below.

The Rector shall terminate the admission procedure by his/her decision as per 31 October of the calendar year concerned.

The legal basis of the appeals process

Schedule of the 2019 appeals process

Faculty Admissions Date of the appellate commission meeting
FLaw B, M, N 2 Aug 2019
FMed B, M, N 23 Aug 2019
FSci B 26 Jul 2019
N 6 Sep 2019
FA B 2 Aug 2019
N 30 Aug 2019
FEdu B, M 19 Jul 2019
N 30 Aug 2019
FEA B 26 Jul 2019
N 30 Aug 2019
FI B 19 Jul 2019
N 30 Aug 2019
FSS B 26 Jul 2019
N 30 Aug 2019
FSpS B 2 Aug 2019
N 23 Aug 2019

B: Bachelor's study
M: long-cycle Master's study
N: follow-up Master's study