How to apply

Applications open twice a year. Choose your application window according to the planned beginning of your studies:

  • 15 July – 15 November if you plan to begin your studies in the spring semester, or
  • 1 September – 30 April if you plan to start in the fall.

To apply, fill out the application form found on the Masaryk University website. Include the following documents:

  • A structured CV;
  • A motivation letter summarizing your experience in the area of study thus far and outlining your motivations and future plans;
  • Academic records from your previous studies: official transcripts, a copy of bachelor's diploma;
  • A certificate confirming your English proficiency;
  • Two letters of recommendation written by a former university or college teacher.

The admission process may involve an interview (usually conducted via Zoom) where the applicant would discuss with the selection committee his/her background as well as one of the following three texts:

    • Buzan, Barry, Ole Waever, and Jaap de Wilde. Security: A New Framework for Analysis (Boulder, CO: Lynne Reinner Publishers, 1998), Chapter 2.
    • Collier, Paul, and Anke Hoeffler. “Greed and Grievance in Civil War.” Oxford Economic Papers 56(4): 2004, pp. 563-595.
    • Anna Lührmann, and Staffan I. Lindberg. “A Third Wave of Autocratization Is Here: What Is New About It?” Democratization, 26(7): 2019, pp. 1095-1113.

If you do not have access to the above texts, we will send them to you upon request.

Please note that all the required materials must be in English. A diploma or transcripts not issued in English, Czech or Slovak should be accompanied by an official English language translation, stamped and signed by an authorized translator or university office.

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