Direct Enrol Programme 

Students who wish to study at Masaryk University for a semester or year, but do not wish to apply for the other programmes listed can apply to the Direct Enrol programme. 



About Direct Enrol Programme

This program allows participants to choose from a broad assortment of degree programs and combinations, from natural sciences to the humanities, at ten different faculties: Law, Medicine, Pharmacy, Science, Arts, Education, Economics and Administration, Informatics, Social Studies and Sports Studies. Students have all the support of a study abroad programme, with no limitations (besides pre-requirements) of the course offer. 

Housing and meals

Students have access the university's dormitories sharing double rooms with Czech or other foreign students. They 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,…).

Programme details

Course details

Please note that not all the courses are opened in every semester. Check the information in the IS system if the course is offered in the semester you are studying.

Students can choose from hundreds of courses offered in English, the full list can be found in the information system here.

Examples of courses are below. Please note final enrolment takes place once students arrive.

Autumn semester:

  • European Union Public Policy (credits: 6 ECTS)
  • Regional Security Complexes (credits: 6 ECTS)
  • Microbiology (credits: 4 ECTS)
  • Artificial Intelligence in Biology, Chemistry, and Bioengineering (credits: 2 ECTS)
  • Global Analysis (credits: 10 ECTS)
  • The idea (and reality) of Central Europe (credits: 4 ECTS)
  • Hydrogeological modeling (credits: 5 ECTS)
  • Urban climatology (credits: 6 ECTS)
  • Migration, Transnationalism and the City (credits: 10 ECTS)
  • Culture, Technology and Society (credits: 10 ECTS)
  • Colourful Czech (credits: 2 ECTS)

Spring semester:

  • Impacts of the Transformation on the Regional Development (credits: 4 ECTS)
  • Culture and Mass Media Economics (credits: 3 ECTS)
  • Economic, Political and Social Identity in the European Union (credits: 6 ECTS)
  • Inequality and Society (credits: 10 ECTS)
  • Transformation of Central and Eastern Europe (credits: 6 ECTS)
  • Humanitarian Intervention (credits: 4 ECTS)
  • EU Elections and Public Opinion (credits: 4 ECTS)
  • Colourful Czech (credits: 2 ECTS)

What are ECTS?

ECTS are the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System, i.e. the way credits are awarded within Europe. The conversion from ECTS credits to your home institution's credit system is defined by your home institution. Please refer to your Study Abroad Advisor for detailed information.

Application & tuition fees


  • Current enrolment at an institution of higher education
  • For US students, the minimum grade point average (GPA) requirement is 2.75 overall.
  • Completion of a minimum of 2 semesters at undergraduate level
  • Minimum level B2 English language proficiency or above. Example of minimum requirements: TOEFL iBT 79, IELTS 6, Cambridge B2 First (FCE), or comparable certification

Application requirements

Application deadline:

  • Autumn semester: April 15
  • Spring semester: October 1

Documents required for online application:

  • A passport sized picture
  • Scan of passport or other ID documents
  • The transcript of records
  • Motivation for studying in the programme
  • proof of current degree in English/Evidence of minimum level B2 English language proficiency or above

Programme fees (per semester)

(ISEP Direct fees may vary)

  • Tuition: €5,500
  • Other surcharges total: €200 (including Orientation Week fee, ISIC card fee, Czech language crash course)
  • TOTAL COST: €5,700

Estimated (PER SEMESTER)

  • Room: €1,000
  • Meals: €1,000
  • Insurance: €450
  • Airfair round-trip: €1,600 (from USA/Canada)
  • Additional personal expenses: €500
  • TOTAL approximately: €4,550

Included in cost

  • Orientation Week (social and cultural activities and Czech Language course)
  • Czech Language course
  • ISIC card (required of all students)
  • International Student Club Membership (ESN)
  • Czech SIM Card
  • Cultural and Social activities
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Buddy Program
  • 24-hour emergency phone
  • Access to full university course offer (hundreds of courses)
Non-european students

Non-european students and information about visa

The Czech Republic requires non EU citizens to apply for a student visa for all studies over 90 days. Once the application deadline has closed, and students are accepted into the programme, Masaryk University sends the proof of accommodation and the document of the purpose of stay. Originals of these documents are required for applying for the visa. We encourage all students to research the visa requirements and understand the process and to apply as quickly as possible.

Students must have valid passports at the time of applying for the visa, and in most cases submit their passport with the visa application, so the visa sticker can be added.

The standard processing time for student visas is 60 days AFTER the application has been received. However, we encourage students to give themselves 90 days, so as to not be stressed waiting for their visa to arrive.

For example:

  • Flying out 1 September? Apply by 1 June.
  • Flying out 1 February? Apply by 1 November.
After acceptance

After acceptance

Students will be contacted by our Welcome Office regarding the following topics:

  • Visa application and process (if necessary - 60-90 days prior to planned arrival)
  • Course registration (signup is roughly 1 month before the semester start, most often students register during orientation week)
  • Accommodation registration (signup is roughly 1 month before the semester start)
  • Student buddy sign up (signup is roughly 1 month before the semester start)
  • Orientation Week (signup is roughly 1 month before the semester start)
Programme dates

Application deadlines:

  • Autumn semester: April 1
  • Spring semester: October 1

Academic Calendar:

The official dates are below, however in most cases, students are able to take their exams before the Christmas holidays in the case of the fall semester, and by the end of May in the case of the spring semester. Please note - it is the students responsibility to confirm this with teachers during the first week of classes, if the exam dates are later in the syllabus.

Autumn semester 2022
Accommodation from 1 Sept 2022
Official arrival date 4 Sept 2022
ADMISSION (compulsory)
for new students
5 Sept 2022
Orientation Week 4 to 11 Sept 2022
Autumn semester 12 Sept to 16 Dec 2022
Exam period 2 Jan to 10 Feb 2023
Accommodation to 10 Feb 2023
Spring semester 2023
Accommodation from 2 Feb 2023
Official arrival date 5 Feb 2023
ADMISSION (compulsory)
for new students
6 Feb 2023
Orientation Week 5 to 11 Feb 2023
Spring semester 13 Feb to 19 May 2023
Exam period 22 May to 30 June 2023
Accommodation to 30 June 2023

* dates for 2023/2024 academic year will be released by early 2023.

Moena Akiyama

“I have always wanted to study in Europe, and Masaryk University was a perfect fit for me – not only because it’s located in the heart of Europe and close to other European countries but also because of my academic interests. I am very happy with all of my media and journalism courses at MU, and I enjoy taking courses from other faculties that sparked my interest. This possibility of taking courses outside my faculty is fantastic. I also really like the atmosphere of Brno. It’s a student-friendly city with hundreds of international students from all over the world. I couldn’t choose a better place to study abroad.”

Moena Akiyama
Akita International University, Japan

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