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

Study from spring semester 2021

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 2020/2021 with beginning from spring 2021

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 (January 2021 in Brno) OR is entrance exams waiver.
  • An applicant will complete his/her bachelor study till October 15, 2020 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 700 CZK and must be paid according to the instructions in online application till application deadline.

When to be an entrance exam waiver?
  • 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?
  • 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 15 November 2020.

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 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 2020/2021 with beginning from autumn 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 June 30, 2020 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 700 CZK and must be paid according to the instructions in online application till application deadline.

When to be an entrance exam waiver?
  • 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?
  • 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 February, 15 March, 15 April 2020.

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?
- if we ask you send certified hard copies to:
Faculty of Informatics MU
Office for International Affairs
Botanicka 68a
602 00 Brno
Czech Republic

The general content and form of entrance exams

If you do not fulfil above requirements for admission without entrance exam you can be admitted if you pass successfully our 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 master'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