How to apply?

The online application will guide you through the admission procedure. Applications are open twice a year.
Please make sure you choose the proper application. 

Between September 1st and April 30th
(for September enrollment, start studying in Fall)

Between July 15th and November 15th
(for February enrollment, start studying in Spring)

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Admission procedure

To be accepted, the applicant must have completed or be on track to complete bachelor level education (before enrollment). Each application must include English language curriculum vitae, cover letter, official transcript of studies, proof of English language competence at the B2 level, and a sample of academic writing in the extent of an essay.

The applications are processed and successful candidates from the first round are invited to a Skype (or other video platform) interview to review their application and verify their English language competence.

Curriculum vitae

Standard form CV. 

Cover letter

In 500 words or less, tell us why you would like to study in the program, what drives you to study International Relations and European Politics, what your experience with the field has been so far, and what makes you a strong candidate.

Academic records

We ask for your

- official transcript covering all of your completed Bachelor courses. All official documents must be in English or with certified translation, (Czech or Slovak are accepted).

- Bachelor’s degree certificate or documentation indicating that the applicant will receive such a diploma by the time of enrollment in the program.

- students concluding their Bachelor studies at Masaryk university may provide a printscreen only 

Essay

Submit an English language sample of your academic writing between 3000-4000 words (10-15 pages) that best represents your ability to analyze, critically assess, and synthesize a complex issue. You are encouraged to submit a self-contained part of your Bachelor Thesis (chapter or two) or seminar output from a course. Please indicate the providence of the essay (e.g. written as a result of my Strategic studies class, part of my bachelor thesis). Should these not be available, please submit a newly written original essay on a chosen topic related to the program.

Please adhere to citing and referencing standards to avoid any plagiarism.

Proof of language competence

A certificate or other form of proof attesting your command of English at level B2 or above. An official certificate is preferable (IELTS, TOEFL, Cambridge, ACT, SAT, etc.) but can be substituted with other forms of proof. English competence will be assessed through other submitted materials and in the video interview.

Students having passed minimum language competency at Masaryk university may provide the result of this course. 

Skype interview

  • Applicants who pass the first round are contacted through a scheduling app (such as Doodle) to set up a Skype interview with members of the admission committee. The Skype interview typically takes about 20 minutes and serves to clarify whether the applicant fits the program, whether the program is a fit for the applicant, and to verify English language competence.
  • Applicants are given the opportunity to ask further questions they might have about the program at the end of the interview.
  • Interviews are waived if applicants are personally available.