Master's study programme

E-APPLICATION

Pharmacy (Long-Cycle Master’s)

Tuition: 7 000€/year
Mode: full-time only
Length: 5 years (this study program is not divided into Bachelor's and follow-up Master's study)
Degree conferred: Master in Pharmacy (NQF level 9, holders entitled to continue in Ph.D. study)

Application deadline:  31 May 2024 for non-EU residents

                                      31 August 2024 for EU residents 

Applications for the academic year 2024/2025 will open on 1 December 2023. 

During studies in Master’s degree program you make friends from all over the world. Our students come from USA, Europe, Africa and Asia and together they create very international environment in the classes. Classes are organised in small groups.

Curriculum of the study program covers knowledge and skills of a pharmacist in:

  • preparation and production of drugs
  • pharmacology and pharmacotherapy
  • legal, economic and ethical principles of the pharmacist profession
  • disposal of biologically active substances

6-month pharmacy internship is integral part of study. Students can combine undertaking internship in the Czech republic and abroad. All students, regardless of their country of origin, can use numerous mobility programs to spend semester or two at Masaryk university partner institutions around the world.

The minimal requirement for study completion is 300 ECTS. After that students are allowed to take Final State examination and defend their Diploma Thesis.

Master’s study program Pharmacy is compliant with EU Directive 2005/36/ES. Master’s degree obtained at the Faculty of Pharmacy MU is therefore fully recognized in all EU member countries and most of the countries in the world.

Admission requirements 2024/2025

- successfully completed secondary education (i.e. secondary school, high school, college, etc.) resulting in a school-leaving examination, conferred with a final certificate/ diploma (e.g. A-level certificates, IB diploma, etc.).

All applicants must provide their secondary school results and the final certificate in the form of verified and authenticated copy in order to have their secondary education recognized in the Czech Republic. This must be done no later than the day of enrolment. Documents issued in languages other than Czech, Slovak, or English language must be officially translated!

Please refer to the types of recognition of foreign education here.

Charge for verification of foreign education by Faculty is 850 CZK. Nostrification by Regional office costs 1000 CZK.

- CV (curriculum vitae) in English 

- e-application submitted via Information System Masaryk University (IS MU)

- application fee 750 CZK (approximately 30 EUR) paid via IS MU

- successfully pass entrance examination

There are no English skills requirements in order to apply for study. We believe that each candidate can evaluate his/her capability of studying in English himself/herself.

Detailed admission procedure requirements please read here.

Entrance examination

Every applicant must take and successfully pass the entrance examination tests. No exceptions for transfer students or well performing high school students are granted. The entrance examination is in a written online form and consists of Biology and Chemistry test, each of which is 40 questions. The maximum possible score is 80 points. There is a time limit of 40 minutes per each test. The acceptance pass mark is 50% (40 points from both tests in total). The applicant is allowed to sit the entrance examination only once per admission year.

Entrance examinations will be provided in period January 2, 2024 – September 6, 2024. Exact entrance examination date is selected in e-application. Prior to the examinations, the applicant will see instructions and link to test in e-application.

Applicant will be notified within 2 working days about the result.

list of topics and sample questions

ENTRANCE EXAMINATION DATES 2024/25

Preparatory courses

To help prepare the applicants for the entrance exam, we are offering Online preparatory courses. 

There are 2 separate courses: Chemistry and Biology, and based on their needs the applicants can either register for just one, or both. 

It will enable them to revise and expand on their knowledge and thus help them successfully pass the entrance exams, the knowledge gained in these courses will also provide a good foundation that the students will use in their first year of studies. 

The courses consist of lecture videos taught by lecturers who teach the corresponding subjects at our faculty and so you will have the chance to get to know your future professors. 

For more information and registration for the courses click here. Preparatory courses for 2024/2025 will run from December, 4, 2023.

Enrolment to studies 2024/2025

Enrolment to studies has to be done IN PERSON. Please bring certified copy of secondary school education with correct authentication stamp or nostrification paper, if you haven't sent it before. Enrolment to studies takes place in the international study office, building 45 (Pavilon farmacie, small building on the left side from the main door), Palackého tř. 1/1946 (campus of Veterinary University).

Enrolment dates: during first half of September (exact dates will be announced), followed by a compulsory meeting for newly admitted students. There's going to be a Tour of the faculty as part of Orientation week, followed by practical tips on study and life in Brno presentation delivered by one of our current students.

In case you need to arrange different date or time for enrolment, please contact the study office.

Teaching in academic year 2024/2025 will begin on 16 September 2024.

Credit transfer

Faculty of Pharmacy offers students to apply for course recognition from previous study at university or Lifelong Institute. Application can be submitted only after acceptance to study!

Only courses related to field of pharmacy/natural science/medicine can be taken into consideration. Only courses passed not more than 5 years before the date of application can be recognized. Course recognition is not granted!

It's necessary to attach syllabus of course from previous university and grades (transcript of records) and explanation of grading system from the previous study. All materials must be in Czech or English language.

Conditions of course recognition is binded by Dean's Measure on Courses Recognition.

Scholarship for students from selected countries

Based on MU international marketing strategy, students from selected countries may apply for Newcomers' Scholarship providing financial aid during the first year of study. Only students enrolled in English-taught study programs with outstanding academic performance are entitled to receive the scholarship. The amount of financial support is 100 000 CZK (about 4 000 EUR).

Eligible countries are: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Ecuador, Georgia, Italy, Japan, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico, Montenegro, Netherlands, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Serbia, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, USA, Vietnam

This scholarship is highly competitive. There is only 20 scholarships offered annually. 

Application is open from 30 November 2023 - 30 April 2024.

Detailed requirements and conditions are described here, including selection criteria and link to online application.

In case of questions, please contact responsible person, Mr. Adam Hykl.

Orientation week for new students

The Centre for International Cooperation and the ESN MUNI Brno (Erasmus Student Network) run an extensive Orientation Week prior to every semester.  The Orientation Week will help you organise your administrative and study duties, experience a little bit of Czech language and culture, and meet and have fun with both Czech and international students at various events.

In Autumn 2023, the Orientation Week will be held from Sunday 10 September to Saturday 16 September

Some activities are paid, some are for free, students can choose whether they book full package of events or join only unpaid activities. Participation is not compulsory, yet newly admitted students are very highly recommended to attend. During this week they will learn everything they need to know about their studies and also get a tour of the faculty.

What is compulsory for all the first-year students is in-person enrolment on Friday 15 September at the faculty
Details will be sent to students by email in due time. 

ESN MUNI Brno also provides service to foreign students in a form of "buddy". Such person will assist at the beginning after arrival to the Czech republic, will help you to buy a sIM card, open a bank account, take you to the city and much more. If you're interested in having one, please fill form.

Everything you need to know about the Orientation Week can be found here

 

Cost of living

Brno offers a high quality of life for quite an affordable price. The cost of living in Brno is slightly lower compared to other EU countries. Masaryk University helps students to minimize the cost by providing accommodation in student Halls of Residence. Accommodation grant is also provided to students under specific conditions.

  • University accommodation in shared room: 120-230EUR/month/bed
  • accommodation in private apartment: 200-400 EUR/month
  • meal in canteen: 3-5 EUR
  • public transport pass: 11 EUR/month (for students under 26 years)

Why study pharmacy at Masaryk University?

100%

employment of our graduates

CAREER

multiple career options

24

months spent abroad on mobility programs

many

practical classes during study

OFFER

select courses from other faculties of MU

Brno

is a student city

Czech Republic

is one of the safest countries in the world

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