This page includes:
- Open Days at each faculty
- Entrance examination dates
- National Comparative Exams
- Preparatory course for the entrance exams
- Learning potential test samples
- Information for study possibilities for applicants
Open Days at each faculty
If you are interested in visiting some of the Open Days with one of our personal assistants, please contact Miroslav Zítko from the Physical Disabilities Department.
|Faculty of Science – 19/1/2013 and 22/1/2013 from 9:00 a.m., Kotlářská 2, Brno or on the Brno – Bohunice campus|
|Faculty of Law – 10/1/2013 from 3:00 p.m., Veveří 70 on the first floor in classroom numbers 136 and 140|
|Faculty of Sport Studies – 22/1/2013 from 10:00 a.m. on the Brno – Bohunice campus in the building A11, auditorium (aula) 114|
|Faculty of Economics and Administration – 28/1/2013 from 1:00 p.m. in the building of the FEA, Lipová 41a, CitiHall, auditorium (aula) P1|
|Faculty of Education – 12/1/2013 in the buildings of the FE at Poříčí 9/11 and Poříčí 31, from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Office for Studies, each department will hold presentations at 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 a.m.|
|Faculty of Medicine – 12/1/2013 at 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. and 16/1/2013 at 3:00 p.m., on the Brno – Bohunice campus, Kamenice 5, in the Pavilion A22, auditorium (aula)|
|Faculty of Informatics – 15/1/2013, 23/1/2013 and 31/1/2013 from 12:30 p.m., Botanická 68a, Brno|
|Faculty of Arts – 18/1/2013 from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m., Arna Nováka 1, Gorkého 7, Veveří 28, Janáčkovo nám. 2a, Komenského nám. 2, Brno|
|Faculty of Social Studies – 18/1/2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Joštova 10, Brno|
Entrance examination dates
- All applicants to all faculties of Masaryk University (with the exceptions of the Faculty of Social Studies and the Faculty of Medicine) must take the Learning Potential Test, which is held on 4 and 5 May 2013 in Brno and on 4 May 2013 in Bratislava.
- The main criteria for acceptance at the Faculty of Social Studies are the results of the National Comparative Exams, specifically the Test of General Academic Prerequisites and the Test in Social Science Fundamentals, which are held exclusively on 8/12/2012, 9/2/2013, 9/3/2013, 6/4/2013 and 8/5/2013. The exams are administered by the Scio company. Applicants must submit and pay for the university application and the application for exact dates of the National Comparative Exams separately.
- Entrance exams at the Faculty of Medicine are scheduled for 14/6/2013 (for undergraduate study), 14/6/2013 or 15/6/2013 (for Master's degree applicants), and 26/6/2013 (for students continuing to Master's degree programs); this includes tests in biology, chemistry, and physics with the exception of applicants for the Masters programme who will take a test based on the Bachelors programme. Applicants with excellent study results at the secondary school may be accepted for study without an entrance exam.
Applicants applying to study some majors at the Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Education, and Faculty of Science must take additional tests from their chosen field of studies. The dates are as follows:
- Faculty of Arts: 6-7 June 2013 (information and test samples can be found here)
- Faculty of Education: 17-28 June 2013 (information can be found here)
- Faculty of Science: 4 May 2013 (information and test samples can be found here)
Applicants to the Faculty of Sports Studies, in addition to the Learning Potential Test, must take a practical entrance exam in physical education and some of them also a science test (those applying for Regeneration and Nutrition in Sport or Physics of Physiotherapy) on 4-5 May 2013. You can find more information here in Chapter 10. You will also find videos describing the requirements for each sport discipline and mathematics and biology test samples on this page.
Applicants for the field of study Theory and Practice of Ancient Music, offered by the Faculty of Arts, take a practical exam.
National Comparative Exams
The Faculty of Social Studies and the Faculty of Informatics take into account National Comparative Exam (NCE) results when considering applicants. The dates for the NCEs are as follows:
- 8/12/2012 – Test of General Academic Prerequisites (hereinafter GAP) in both its basic (hereinafter B) and extended (hereinafter E) forms, Test of General Academic Prerequisites in Slovak language (hereinafter GAP Sk).
- 9/2/2013 – GAP B/E/Sk, Social Science Test (hereinafter SST)/Mathematics Test (hereinafter MAT).
- 9/3/2013 – GAP B/E, SST/MAT, Foreign language tests (English or German).
- 6/4/2013 – GAP B/E/Sk, SST/MAT and Biology tests.
- 8/5/2013 – GAP B/E/Sk, SST, Biology/Foreign language (English or German) tests.
- 1/6/2013 – GAP B/E/Sk, SST tests.
Applicants to the Faculty of Social Studies must take the National Comparative Exams, specifically the GAP and STT tests. However only exams taken on 8/12/2012, 9/2/2013, 9/3/2013, 6/4/2013, and 8/5/2013 shall be recognized. They must take each GAP and SST test at least once (they can take them several times). The applicant's best scores from each test are used for the admissions process by the Faculty of Social Studies.
Successfully passing the National Comparative Exams is one way that applicants can be accepted to the Faculty of Informatics and the Faculty of Economics and Administration. The Faculty of Informatics accepts applicants whose test results from the GAP, GAP Sk or Mathematics tests are in the top 30 %. The results from the first five exam dates are taken into account. Detailed information about conditions for recognizing GAP results as an alternative form of admissions can be found on the webpage of the FEA and webpage of the FI (in the form of Request for Entrance examination remission).
Preparatory course for the entrance exams
The Teiresias Centre offers you the opportunity to attend a course preparing you for the entrance exams focused on the Learning Potential Test. Coursework includes solving sample test questions. The course also focuses on honing your skills using compensatory aids for the visually impaired. At the conclusion of the preparatory course, applicants should have enough information to determine an appropriate strategy for passing the entire test.
If you are interested in this course, please fill out the application located here: http://www.teiresias.muni.cz/prihlaska. The introductory meeting of the preparatory course is scheduled for 10 March 2013.
Some faculties offer their own preparatory courses focused on field-specific tests. If you are interested in our preparatory courses, contact our Student's Office (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org), who will: help you with your application, adapt study materials, assist you with getting to the testing location, or if necessary can help you during the test. You can find a list of preparatory courses and information about them here: is.muni.cz/obchod/vzdelani/pripravky/?lang=en.
Learning Potential Test samples
The web page www.muni.cz/study/admission/tsp offers all previous versions of the Learning Potential Test taken by all applicants for study at Masaryk University between the years 2003-2012. You can find a key to questions and a link to interactive exercises of the LPT at the same web page.
Information about study possibilities for applicants (and their parents or teachers)
The area of mobility impairments consists of a wide range of different special needs. Therefore even the approach to applicants or students with disabilities is individual. We ask high-school students and graduates to refer to our Studies Section before they submit the application or in any case as soon as possible. By establishing prompt contact, you will prevent possible misunderstandings and save yourself time.
The Tereisias Centre facilitates overcoming barriers connected with different forms of mobility impairments by many means:
- architectural adjustments at university premises
- personal assistance services (a guide to your lessons, assistance in moving around buildings, and hygiene assistance)
- individual adjustment of your studies (individual lessons, speech to text reporting services, etc.)
In any case, we welcome suggestions and your interest in studying at MU.
We also kindly request the Students' Offices of each faculty and teachers to inform our Students' Office about all applicants with mobility impairment.
Which field of study should I choose?
The faculty buildings of Masaryk University vary in architectural accessibility. You will find no barriers to access in the recently built and still growing University Campus – Bohunice, where mostly the Faculty of Medicine and partly the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Sport Studies are located nowadays. The Faculty of Informatics and the Faculty of Economics and Administration are also situated in relatively modern barrier-free buildings. Completely barrier-free is the historic building of the Faculty of Social Science; most buildings of the Faculty of Science underwent reconstruction in 2008. The cultural heritage building of the Faculty of Law is also fully accessible. The two remaining faculties, The Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Education, are situated in historical buildings and are not fully accessible. Works on reconstruction of these faculties to ensure their full accessibility are constantly in progress. If you have any questions about the accessibility of a particular building of Masaryk University, please contact our Physical Disabilities Section. The increasing number of study materials published online and the use of e-learning can also help you in your studies.
Please take enough time to consider the question of choosing the right field of study. The university offers many more fields of study than applicants might think. You can find a list of them both on the web page of Masaryk University (www.muni.cz) in the section about entrance examinations or in the Information System of Masaryk University (www.is.muni.cz or is.muni.cz):
- In the Degree Programmes, Fields, and Specializations section you can view lists of accredited fields by faculty. These lists do not necessarily reflect current admissions; this means that not all fields of study displayed are actually admitting new students – however, this applies only in a few cases. If you are not sure what type of work each field involves, you can look up all of the courses offered by those fields in the Course Catalogue.
- In the section E-application you must select "submit an application for a place at Masaryk University" form and then choose your field of study from a list of fields. This list contains only those possibilities that are offered in the current admission procedure.
How do I take the entrance exams?
1. Please fill out an electronic application; the application form is available in the Masaryk University Information System, at is.muni.cz/prihlaska/?lang=en. By applying electronically not only do you save money on admission fees, but mainly you make things easier for yourself. On this form you will be able to list your disability for the purposes of the admissions process. If you do not want to fill the form out by yourself, we can help you fill it out in our office
2. Applicants should expect to take the same written entrance exams as required of all students by individual faculties and fields of study:
- the learning potential test,
- other specialized entrance exams.
3. Masaryk University offers applicants various preparatory courses for entrance exams in the spring. Our centre is authorized to adapt these courses for you; however, it would be wise to consult with us about the usefulness of attending such a course. If you are interested, Masaryk University offers older versions of entrance exams for practice; you can also take a practice entrance exam in our centre.
4. You will take the test in the Teiresias Centre after receiving a written invitation for the exam by post. The time allotted to you to take the exam will be extended (by a maximum of twice the standard time).
5. The Teiresias Centre is fully accessible and you can use a barrier-free toilet and hygiene assistance services. We can provide you with a guide to our centre and/or a car adjusted for wheelchair travel (in justified cases). You can even take the exam outside Masaryk University buildings in justified cases.
6. Based on the information you provide us with, Masaryk University will prepare the written examination appropriate to your needs. In the interest of exam objectivity, we allow you to use your own technology equipment, or as the case may be, we would agree with you on installing required software and hardware. If you are impaired in writing, the entrance exam will be taken on PC, or alternatively you will be provided with our specially trained personal assistant. In all cases, we are open to agree on such individual exam adjustment which would meet your needs and would not endanger the required entrance exam expertise.
7. If you are not immediately accepted by the dean of the faculty in the first round of admissions due to a low exam grade, do not let this discourage you. As part of the admissions process you are allowed to call for a review of your exam, which may lead to success