Criteria for admission to the Master’s Study Programmes in English at the Faculty of Informatics MU

Study from spring semester 2020

Following criteria applies for admission into master degree programmes accredited in English language - Visual Informatics; Software Systems & Service Management; and Computer Systems Communication & Security. Admission procedure is for self-paying students.

Criteria for admission to the Master’s Study Programmes at the Faculty of Informatics MU 2019/2020 with beginning from spring 2020

What is necessary to fulfil for successful admission?

  • An applicant submits the online application, including required annexes and pays application fee.
  • An applicant will successfully pass entrance exams or is entrance exams waiver.
  • An applicant will complete his/her bachelor study till October 31, 2019 at latest.
Study application and fee

An application for study must be submitted electronically. An online application can be found at: https://is.muni.cz/application/. Application fee is 600 CZK and must be paid according to the instructions in online application till application deadline.

When to ask for the remission of the entrance examination?
  • Bachelor degree (at least, another Master degree is also welcome) from an accredited university including at least three full years of academic study (a minimum of 180 ECTS or equivalent) in Computer Science or closely related field with an excellent or near-excellent performance, this shall be documented by at least one of the following means:
    o study average grade B or better on the ECTS scale,
    o percentile 85, based on evaluation of all students in the previous programme.
  • English knowledge at B2 level at least
    o TOEFL: paper-based 563 points, internet-based 85 points;
    o IELTS: 6.5 (with no individual score below 5.5);
    o PET 58;
    o Cambridge ESOL examinations - CAE (A or B), CFE (grade A), CPE ( A, B or C), or 180 (176) points as a minimum on the Cambridge English Scale;
    o Exemption from English certificate - students who have completed their education in Canada (except Quebec), USA, UK, Ireland, New Zealand or Australia.
In general, it is expected the following subjects to be part of bachelors programme:
  • programming,
  • algorithms,
  • computer systems,
  • computer networks,
  • software engineering,
  • logic.
Any of the following subjects will increase your chances of admission:
  • Databases,
  • Automata,
  • Graph Theory,
  • Machine Learning or Artificial Intelligence,
  • Compilers,
  • Mathematics (Linear Algebra, Discrete Mathematics, Statistics).

This list is not exhaustive and having these courses on your diploma does not guarantee admission, however they are a strong indication of your admissibility.

Which documents are required for entrance exam remission?
  • Completed online application.
  • Diploma or statement of expected graduation.
  • Diploma Supplement/Transcript of records (with detailed descriptions/syllabuses of relevant courses and used grading scale).
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Proof of English language level.
  • Motivation letter (related to the programme of choice).
  • Own academic work/publication (e.g. bachelor, diploma thesis).
  • Copy of passport.
  • Two references on official headed paper, one of which should be an academic reference.
  • If applicable, documentation of change of name (e.g., marriage certificate).

The documents have to be in Czech, Slovak or English, translations must be certified. Students or graduates of the Faculty of Informatics, MU do not submit the Transcript of records. Submitted documents are not sent back.

What is the application deadline?

The applications will be processed continuously, after submission documents and paying the application fee. Dates for application evaluation are: 15 August, 15 September, 15 October. Final deadline is 31 October 2019.

Decision about remission of entrance exams, invitation for entrance exams, and entrance exams results will be displayed in online application. We highly recommend to applicants from visa countries an early application submission and payment of application fee.

Where to send the required documents?
- certified hard copies of diploma and diploma supplement send to:
Faculty of Informatics MU
Office for International Affairs
Botanicka 68a
602 00 Brno
Czech Republic

The general content and form of entrance examinations

The mandatory part of admission procedures is to pass entrance exams. All applicants (excluding entrance exams waiver) must attend them personally in Brno, there is not any other possibility for passing. The entrance test examines the ability of an applicant to study a naster's programme at the Faculty of Informatics successfully. It consists of questions concerning basic knowledge in computer science and mathematics.

Thematic areas for the entrance exam
Study from autumn 2019

Following criteria applies for admission into master degree programmes accredited in English language - Visual Informatics; Software Systems & Service Management; and Computer Systems Communication & Security. Admission procedure is for self-paying students.

Criteria for admission to the Master’s Study Programmes at the Faculty of Informatics MU 2019/2020 with beginning form autumn 2019

What is necessary to fulfil for successful admission?

  • An applicant submits the online application and pays application fee.
  • An applicant was not yet enrolled into study at FI MU.
  • An applicant will successfully pass entrance exams or is entrance exams waiver.
  • An applicant will complete his/her bachelor study till June 30, 2019 at latest.
Study application and fee

An application for study must be submitted electronically. An online application can be found at: https://is.muni.cz/application/. Application fee is 600 CZK and must be paid according to the instructions in online application till application deadline.

When to ask for the remission of the entrance examination?

The following provision does not apply to applicants who have previously been enrolled in a master degree programme at FI MU.

  • He/she successfully completed a bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related fields or is in the final semester of the Bachelor's studies in Computer Science or related fields and at the same time his/her study average for the entire bachelor's degree is at no more than 2.00 (according to the grading scale corresponding to the ECTS principles used at MU; in case of different grading scale the applicant must contact the Office for International Affairs of the Faculty of Informatics, MU) or must belong to the fiftieth percentile in his/her degree programme.
  • He/she has successfully completed a master's degree in Computer Science or any related fields or is in the final semester of the Master's studies in Computer Science or related fields, which will be finished before enrolment into study (in this case, there are no requirements for study average). Or you are a student of final semester of the Master's degree programme in Computer Science or any related fields.
Which documents have to be sent for entrance exam remission?
  • A written request originally signed.
  • An applicant who is a holder of bachelor’s/master's degree will send a Diploma and a Transcript of records/Diploma Supplement (original or certified copy) with the study average mark in case of the bachelor's studies, issued by the appropriate university (it is also possible to demonstrate an obtained percentile).
  • If an applicant is a student of the bachelor’s/master's study final year, the Transcript of records must be issued no earlier than 3 months (12.6.2019) before the date of entrance exams.
  • The Diploma, Transcript of records have to be in Czech, Slovak or English, translations must be certified.
  • Students or graduates of the Faculty of Informatics, MU do not submit the Transcript of records.
  • Submitted documents are not sent back.
What is the deadline for delivery of documents for entrance exams’ remission?
Originals or certified hard copies (with original stamp and signature of notary officer) must be delivered to the application deadline: 30. 4. 2019

Requests for remission are processed continuously, after submission documents and paying the application fee. A decision on the request for remission of entrance exams, invitation for entrance exams, and entrance exams results will be displayed in online application. We highly recommend to applicants from visa countries an early application submission (including the sending of a request for the remission of entrance exams) and payment of application fee.

Where to send the request for remission and required documents?
- certified hard copies send to:
Faculty of Informatics MU
Office for International Affairs
Botanicka 68a
602 00 Brno
Czech Republic

The general content and form of entrance examinations

The mandatory part of admission procedures is to pass entrance exams. All applicants (excluding entrance exams waiver) must attend them personally in Brno, there is not any other possibility for passing. The entrance test examines the ability of an applicant to study a naster's programme at the Faculty of Informatics successfully. It consists of questions concerning basic knowledge in computer science and mathematics.

Thematic areas for the entrance exam