Master’s program in Cultural Sociology (single version at MU)
Applicants are required to submit the following:
- Complete application form Cultural Sociology in Masaryk University information system (online form is active between 1 Sept - 30 November and 1 Feb - 30 April ) and provide answers in the Application file (download and fill in and print).
- A short resume / Curriculum Vitae, summarizing education and work history, skills, etc.
- Academic records (full transcripts) and photocopies of prior diploma; certified.
- A statement of purpose briefly describing the applicant’s intellectual history and presenting his/her motivation for applying to this program: please write a short essay on the questions posed in the following form: Statement of purpose form (Cultural Sociology)
- English proficiency certificate, see below.
- Two letters of recommendation, one of them by a university teacher (download the forms for Teacher Reference and Non-teacher Reference letters); please inform your referee about your name and planned enrollment for identification.
Please note: At the same time when collecting materials for your application pack, you should start the formal degree recognition procedure (in case you have completed the prior degree). If you have not completed your Bachelor degree yet, start this procedure as soon as you can. See Prior Degrees page in this menu
Unless otherwise indicated, all application materials should be in English. If the original language of the diploma or the transcript is not English, applicants should submit an official English language translation of them stamped and signed by a translation agency or an authorized university office.
Knowledge of the English Language
Applicants must prove their English proficiency. Except for native speakers and holders of a prior degree taught in English, English proficiency must be certified: e.g. by TOEFL – 577 for paper-based, 233 for computer-based, or 90 for Internet-based tests; Cambridge IELTS written version – 6.5 (with no band less than 6.0 in each element), CAE – B grade, CPE – C grade; or other internationally recognized certificates.
English proficiency may be asked to be demonstrated in a video/telephone interview.
April 30 – for September admission
November 30 – for February admission
Note: Applicants who wish to enroll in the fall semester and do not need to arrange visa or residence permit for the Czech Republic and have already completed the Degree Recognition procedure: applications can be accepted by September 1 (of the same year), in accordance with the Dean’s Provision No. 6/2010.
The online application form is active between February 1 – April 30 for fall semester admissions, and between September 1 – November 30 for spring semester admissions. However, your materials can be reviewed any time (use current forms simply) – later on, we will ask you to register your application online. Applicants who want to get a preliminary acceptance letter for IVF grant support or any other scholarship programs, should send all or most of the above mentioned materials by November deadline preferably, even if they are applying for September. Later on, regular admission procedure can be completed, including the submission of online application.
Joint Degree - apply via Graz /coordinating uni
If you are interested in the program simply choose one of the consortium partners as your home (entrance) university.
Your application documents have to be sent by post (snail-mail) to the University of Graz. Applications sent by fax or email will not be accepted.
Application Deadline: fist round (non-EU applicants) 15 May, 2nd round (graduates of the universities involved): 1 September
Application pack to send:
- Completed application form
- Personal motivation letter
- Curriculum vitae (resume)
- Diploma certificate/degree certificate (+ English translation, officially authorized if student comes from a language background other than that of the chosen home university)
- 1 academic letter of recommendation
- Transcripts of records
- Grade point average (GPA) or average mark
- Copy of your passport’s ID page (page with foto)
- Proof of knowledge of English
* Students applying for the Universities of Graz, Trento and Zadar as their home university will also have to provide proof of their knowledge of German (Level C1), Italian or Croatian (passive knowledge at least). See below.
Follow the instructions given on the joint program website and send your application to the consortium address in Graz:
Read the the application and selection page and and finish the application procedure.
If you want to choose Masaryk University for enrollment
You can establish your online record at Masaryk University (no fee, optional) or we will contact you via email after the first round is closed in Graz - and we will establish the online application form/online record with your data at Masaryk University for you manually (open 1 Feb - 30 June):
All candidates selected for admission by the consortium selection committee will receive admission documents and all the information leading to enrollment asap. Visa-country students also full proofs for visa, including university accommodation proofs.