Czech Compatriots Abroad
It is estimated that there are more than 2 million Czech compatriots around the world, including Czech communities in Latin or Northern America, Australia or Europe. Masaryk University has launched a new programme for international students with Czech roots to enable them to learn more about the country of their descendants. Explore our activities for compatriots and visit Masaryk University as a summer school, exchange, or full-degree student.
MU activities for Czech compatriots:
Get to know the country of your ancestors:
Rich history, culture and traditions
Come to see many of UNESCO cultural heritage in the Czech Republic, including Prague. There are many historical towns, castles and much more.
Unique atmosphere everywhere
Historical architecture, old castles everywhere and amazing countryside will make you fall in love with the Czech Republic.
Breweries and beer culture
The Czech Republic is one of the safest countries in the world and currently ranks eighth in the Global Peace Index.
Get to know Europe
Take advantage of Masaryk University’s location and visit world-renowned cities such as Prague, Bratislava, Vienna, Budapest, Krakow, or Berlin.
Why Masaryk University
Student city in the center of Europe
Crime is next to non-existent and Brno is at heart a university town with vibrant night life.
Wide selection of study programmes
You can study for free in Czech language or select from our excellent English prorammes.
Compatriot's experience with Masaryk
“I might have a typical Czech name, but I was born and grew up in Ecuador. My grandfather originally came from a village near Prague however, during World War I he fled to Venezuela and then spent the rest of his life in Ecuador, where he established a farm. I’ve always wanted to know the land of my ancestor, and I always wanted to study abroad after high school so that’s how I ended up at Masaryk about which I've heard since I was a child.Mirek Houdek
This is my third year at Masaryk, and so far, I am really enjoying my studies. Classes are great and our faculty building and library are amazing. But the best thing about the university is the international community. It’s simply incredible how many international students, including Latin Americans, study here. I feel like I’m at home in Brno. And I can’t decide which country I like better – Ecuador or Czechia. It’s like being in love with two women.”
Educador, student at MU Faculty of Economics and Administration
What's new at Masaryk?
Preventive online training for all students and staff as part of security measures at MU
The text message (SMS) early warning system, the police “intervention cards” for MU buildings and the database of MU emergency contacts for the Czech Police in the event of an immediate threat represent a significant strengthening of the security measures that MU management and the MU Security Emergency Board have been working hard on since the beginning of the year.
Australian studies law completely online. Her first in-person class was at Masaryk
For more than forty years, students at Deakin University in Melbourne have been able to study their entire degree programme off-campus. Australian Emma Bolton is also completing her Bachelor's degree in this way. In her four years of study, she has never had a full-time class - until now at Masaryk University.
European theses are much shorter, says surprised Colombian student
For Colombian student Laura Catalina Sanchez Florez, her student exchange in the Czech Republic was a turning point. She was only supposed to stay in Czechia for a semester, but meeting her current boyfriend pushed her to fulfill her dream of living abroad. She has also completely changed her career plans and started studying English for Teachers.
MU at 105: Gaining strength and hope from the past and taking inspiration from colleagues
The ceremonial evening in the Karel Engliš Auditorium on 31 January, which was connected with the awarding of medals to personalities of Masaryk University and prominent representatives of science, culture, higher education and public life, was the first of the events with which Masaryk University is celebrating this year’s 105th anniversary of its foundation.