Admission Requirements - The Faculty of Regional Development and International Studies

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Information about the terms for the applicants:
  • International students outside the EU: apply year-round, the process of securing visas and other formalities can take months, so don’t hesitate!
  • International students from the EU: apply year-round, the application process takes several weeks
  • Czech / EU students: apply by 11 August 2024
Admission steps:
  • complete our on-line application form;
  • produce copies of your original education certificates (Applicants for bachelor program: copy your high school diploma; Applicants for master program: copy your bachelor degree);
  • transcript of records/diploma supplement;
  • provide us with a scanned copy of your passport
  • motivation letter.
Before your admission is granted by FRDIS, you need to: 
  • pass the admission test
  • submit your nostrification certificate (recognized foreign education certificates) – see more information
  • pay the tuition fee

Admission test:

Tuition fees per academic year 2024/2025

Study programme

International Territorial Studies

Annual fee

bachelor program 65 000 CZK

master program 75 000 CZK

According to the current exchange rate (May 2024)

According to the current exchange rate (May 2024) app. 2 640 Euro

According to the current exchange rate (May 2024) app. 3 040 Euro

Tuition fee is payable for the entire time of studies in accordance with the Statute of the University.

Visegrad Scholarship Program

Master and post-Master scholars and researchers who are citizens of Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro Serbia and Ukraine can apply for a scholarship to study in the Visegrad countries.

Deadline:  15 March (each year)

Scholarships for Ghanian citizens

Please visit the Scholarship Secretariat of Ghana for more information

Scholarships offered by the Czech Ministry of Education

This validation takes place at School and Education department of the Regional Government authorities. Every Regional Government authority employs a person responsible for diploma validation. Mrs. Dagmar Kostrhůnová is the responsible person at Southern Moravia regional government authority (see contact information bellow)

Validation of foreign diplomas is a very complicated process and runs under system of administrative governance. Validation process of foreign educational outputs isn’t subordinate just to the Czech legislation but most importantly to international agreements that are favored for document validation. There are different regulations in approach to different countries in mutual diploma validation. Every request is reviewed individually and for this reason it is very hard to make generalizations of this process.

All applicants for diploma validation must present checked (authorized by official authority) copy of finished secondary school diploma translated into Czech language by official translator. Then there must be presented list of all passed subjects from all school years (semesters) called ‘subject plan or list of subjects or transcript….’. This plan must contain all subjects and numbers of lessons assigned to each subject. It has to be checked (authorized by official authority) and translated too.

Furthermore, the student has to produce a document proving the fact that the respective secondary school at which s/he has studied is recognised by their country.

In case that the student passes the exam successfully, s/he will be issued by our authority a Validation/Recognition Clause confirming the validity of his/her foreign school-leaving certificate in the Czech Republic and indicating the respective number and name of his/her branch of education.

In case that the student fails to pass the exam, s/he will be issued a validation/recognition clause with a negative attitude by the Regional Authority of the South Moravian Region, and the administrative procedure will be closed. In case that the student wishes to repeat the exam.

  • applicants from countries that signed the mutual agreement of legal help do not need any additional verifications (except the basic rules mentioned above) E.g. Belarus, Belgium, France, Italy, Croatia, Cyprus, Russia, Greece, Spain, Switzerland, Ukraine, and others)
  • applicants from countries that did not sign the above mentioned mutual agreement with CZ but joined the Haag convention, must get one more stamp called ‘apostilla’ that is given by ministry of foreign affairs or at special office assigned by the applicant’s country
  • applicants from all other countries must get the so-called ‘super-legalization’ of their diploma. Means they has to obtain stamp from their foreign ministry of foreign affairs and also from Czech embassy in the country.
  1. A) Portugal, Botswana, Norway, Finland, Sweden, UK, USA, Israel, Australia, Japan
  • On their final secondary school-leaving certificate, the students must have an APOSTILLE stamp provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the respective country issuing the certificate (in Portugal it is the “Procuradoria-Geral Distrital de Lisboa” office, in Sweden Notorious Publicus, in UK the Legalisation Office, Foreign & Commonwealth Office, London, in USA the Office of Secretary of State);
  • Furthermore, they have to produce a curriculum/syllabus (list of subjects/courses for the individual years of study + numbers of classes/lessons in individual years);
  • In case that they have passed only three years of secondary school, they have to pass a validation exam in the subject/course as ordered to them by the Regional Authority (e.g., English, and others); the examination is planned to take place always at the end of the month at the Videnska Gymnasium (grammar school) in Brno;
  • In case that they have a school-leaving certificate, the respective secondary school is recognised for them without a validation exam;
  • All documents (school-leaving certificate + curriculum/syllabus) have to be translated into the Czech language (by an interpreter listed in the Register of Certified Experts and Interpreters of the Czech Republic) and authenticated by a notary public;
  • A document proving the fact that the respective secondary school has been recognised by their country;
  • A validation fee in an amount of Kč 200,– (two hundred Czech crowns) (to be paid at the cash desk of the Regional Authority prior to issuance of the validation decision).

(B) Cyprus, Greece

  • The students need not produce any APOSTILLE (superlegalisation);
  • All other items apply as under paragraph (A) above.

(C) Canada, Nigeria, Taiwan

  • The students must produce superlegalisation (with two stamps):
  • one stamp from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the respective country issuing the school-leaving certificate;
  • one stamp from the Czech Embassy in Canada, Nigeria or Taiwan;
  • All other items apply as under paragraph (A) above.

Because the Czech Republic and UK have not signed mutual agreement for diploma equivalency, UK applicants who want to study in the Czech Republic have to request for equivalency recognition of their foreign diploma from UK.

Because British educational system is so different, there was made an agreement, that British students will present all certificates from passed exams (A levels and other) and they will also present certificates from all completed consecutive semesters (school years) at secondary school (transcripts, schedules …). If they study college they also have to present certificates from all semesters (completed and uncompleted). If it is possible they also have to present acknowledgement of their education and results from the College.
All mentioned documents must get stamp called ‘apostilla’ that can be given at The Legalization Office Foreign and Com. office, Old Admiralty Building, The Mall, London, SW 1A2LG – post code, phone 02070081111) and must be translated into Czech language by official translator.
Furthermore, the student has to produce a document proving the fact that the respective secondary school at which s/he has studied is recognised by their country.
[= Translations and Interpreting in Czech Rep.] – in the left bar, select the respective language for translations.

(in Brno we can reccommend Aspena ltd. or Moravia Translations ltd. )

Validation of foreign diploma is not an easy process that why we advise to contact responsible person (clerk) at regional authority (Krajsky urad). It is highly recommended to start the validation process at least 6 weeks ahead prior to term of giving the validated diploma to school. There needs to be enough time to fulfill all requirements.

Mrs. Dagmar Kostrhůnová, department of education ‘Krajský úřad Jihomoravského kraje’
Address: Cejl 73, 2nd floor, door number 226, (tram no. 4)
Phone: +420 541 653 527
Working hours: MO 8.00-17.00, TU 8.00 – 16.00, WE 11.00- 17.00, TH 11.00 – 16.00, FR 8.00 – 14.00
Please contact her by email or make appointment first!