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  • Locations: Brno, Czech Republic
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: ISEP 
  • Restrictions: AppState applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Type of Program:
Direct Enrollment/Study Abroad Minimum Language Requirement: None
Housing:
Student housing
Language of Instruction:
English
Minimum GPA:
2.75 Class Standing: 2nd Semester Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Program Description:

Study in the Czech Republic!

Institution

Founded in 1919, Masaryk University is the second largest higher educational institution in the Czech Republic. University facilities include several new university and faculty libraries, a wide range of sports facilities (gymnasiums, sports fields, rowing center, indoor and outdoor tennis courts), a botanical garden, and several student clubs at individual faculties. Masaryk has total enrollment of over 37,000 students. 

Central European Studies Program

CzechMates - Please note that the CzechMates program has a GPA requirement of 3.2 or higher.

Location

The historical capital of Moravia, Brno combines a rich cultural legacy with the vibrancy of a university city that is home to six higher educational institutions (of which Masaryk University is the largest) and over 75,000 students. Thanks to its strategic location at the heart of Central Europe, major regional centers such as Prague, Bratislava, Vienna, Budapest and Krakow are within easy reach by train and bus. In the immediate vicinity of Brno, the Moravian highlands to the north and west offer outstanding opportunities for hiking, bicycling and skiing. Southeast of Brno is the Czech Republic's main wine-producing region, with its many ancient cellars, now linked by a new network of ecology-friendly bicycle trails. 

Academic Calendar

  • Fall Semester: Mid September to Late December
  • Spring Semester: Mid February to Late May

Housing

Students on the Masaryk program will stay at university arranged housing.

Financial

Program Costs

Paid to Appalachian State
  Semester 
Masaryk Tuition & Fees See ISEP Page
1OIED Program Development Fee $200
1The OIED Program Development Fee will be placed on students’ accounts upon acceptance by the Education Abroad Office. The fee payment confirms your spot and is non-refundable. 

Estimated Additional Costs
  Semester 
ISEP Application Fee $100
ISEP Placement Fee $325
Airfare $1000 - $1500 
Housing & Meals $2500 - $3000
1Essential Living Expenses $400 - $600
Books and Materials $100 - $200
Local Transportation $70 - $140
Visa (for US Citizens) $150
Passport $150
Appalachian Student Health Insurance $1110
Estimated Total Additional Expenses  
2Personal Travel and Spending $500 - $1000
1Essential living expenses includes but is not limited to: toiletries, cell phone, emergency funds, laundry, etc. 
2Personal Travel and Spending amounts will vary by student and will be affected by how often a student goes out, travels, and the items they purchase.

Please note that non-billable costs are estimates only and will be affected by personal spending habits, currency fluctuations, etc. Prices listed in USD unless otherwise noted.

 

Students are encouraged to start planning for their study abroad program costs well in advance. Please use the Student Financial Planning Worksheet to help estimate your anticipated expenses and your anticipated financial resources.  When planning for estimated additional costs students are encouraged to research currency conversion rates.  

Financial Aid

The majority of financial aid and scholarships can apply to semester and year-long study abroad programs. For more information please visit the Office of Student Financial Aid web page.

Scholarships

OIED Scholarships
Each semester OIED offers a variety of different scholarship opportunities for students. Scholarship awards range from $250 to $2000. 

Benjamin A Gilman Scholarship
The Gilman Scholarship Program application is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.

Fund for Education Abroad
Applicants from groups underrepresented in study abroad and those destined for non-traditional locations are given preference, in an effort to make the demographics of U.S. undergraduates studying abroad reflect the rich diversity of the U.S. population.

For information about additional scholarships please visit our External Scholarships web page.

Academics

The Central European Studies program is an interdisciplinary program designed for students at the upper bachelor’s and master's degree levels. CESP courses include studies of the social, economic, political and cultural transformations that have shaped Central Europe and the Czech Republic in particular at the end of the 20th century and the changes facing this region at the beginning of the 21st century. Students must take the majority of their coursework within the CESP framework — one or two courses may be chosen from the normal course catalog. Courses are taught in English. For more information about the course offerings please visit the ISEP Masaryk webpage.

The CzechMates program comprises coursework within a cluster of class options centered on holistically developing student competencies, personal and professional, related to critical thinking, international communication and intercultural collaboration. Through its design, it provides a select range of course options, applicable to all majors but focused broadly on communications and general education, such as language, history, politics, media, processes of globalization and professional development. 

All students are expected to maintain at least the equivalent of a full time course load according to Appalachian State and the host university while abroad (whichever is greater). Students participating on the ISEP program will be required to enroll in 12-18 credits per semester. For more information about study abroad enrollment policies, credit approval, and credit and grade conversions please visit the Academics section of our website.

How to Apply

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and some programs may fill up before the listed deadline. Each year applications for Fall, Spring, and Summer will open up on August 1st. Once open the deadline will be listed below and an Apply Now button will be available at the top and bottom of this page. Most applications will have a 2 part application process so students are encouraged to complete their OIED application well before the listed deadline.

Students applying to an ISEP program should complete the ISEP application while also completing the Appalachian application.

For more information about deadlines and how to apply please visit our Guide Me web page.
 
 


Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline OIED Approval Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2019-2020 02/15/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall Semester 2019 02/15/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring Semester 2020 09/16/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.