Study in the Czech Republic!
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.
Students applying to the ISEP Direct Masaryk program have the option of the following tracks:
Central European Studies
Flexible Course Enrollment
Information about these tracks can be found on the ISEP Masaryk webpage.
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.
- Fall Semester: Mid September to Late December
- Spring Semester: Mid February to Late May
Students on the Masaryk program will stay at university arranged housing.
Program CostsPaid to Appalachian State
|Masaryk Tuition & Fees||See ISEP Page|
|Masaryk Housing & Meals||See ISEP Page|
|1OIED Program Development Fee||$200|
|Intl Health Dev Fee||$60|
Estimated Additional Costs
|ISEP Application Fee||$100|
|ISEP Placement Fee||$375|
|Airfare||$1000 - $1500|
|Additional Meals||$100 - $300|
|1Personal Expenses||$1000 - $1500|
|Books and Materials||$100 - $200|
|Local Transportation||$70 - $140|
|Visa (for US Citizens)||$150|
|US Based Health Insurance||Varies|
|2Personal Travel and Spending||$500 - $1000|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The TESOL program integrates the fundamentals of language learning theory and hands-on teaching practice. A unique aspect of this selective program is that native English speakers and non-native speakers study and practice together. In addition to the TESOL-related courses, students take courses in applied linguistics, the Czech language and a number of courses relating to the Czech cultural heritage. Students who successfully complete the course of study earn the internationally recognized Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults issued by University of Cambridge ESOL.
Information about all 3 programs can be found on the ISEP Masaryk webpage.
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 ApplyApplications 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.
|Term||Year||App Deadline||OIED Approval Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Spring Semester||2021||09/15/2020 **||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.