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Information for International Students

The International Department of the Faculty of Agronomy displays up-to-date information also at: its facebook profile.

Information about accomodation, living costs etc. can be found at the Mendelu webpage.


If you are an incoming Erasmus student please go to this page.

If you have any questions concerning AGRONOMY courses, please contact alena.hooperova@mendelu.cz, equally you can follow and ask questions via our FACEBOOK PAGE.


International students are welcome to apply for studies at the Faculty of Agronomy.

Faculty of Agronomy at present offers study at three levels:

  • bachelor - B.Sc. (3- year study for students who completed their secondary education)

  • master - M.Sc. (2-year study for students who completed their bachelor's studies)

  • doctoral - Ph.D. (3-year study for students who graduated from a master's degree program)

Most studies at the Faculty of Agronomy are in Czech language only.

In English, we offer:

  • one programme at the Bachelor level:

    • General Agriculture

  • one follow-on programme at the Master level
  • Agricultural Engineering

  • nine programmes at the Doctoral level:

    • Agricultural Chemistry

    • Molecular Biology and Genetics of Animals

    • Plant Anatomy and Physiology

    • Applied Bioclimatology

    • Applied and Landscape Ecology

    • Technology and Agricultural Machinery

    • General Animal Breeding

    • General Plant Production

    • Special Plant Production

    Studies in English are paid.

For more information on studies in English, please see the section "Full-time Study in English".

You'll find information on individual study programmes in the University Information System once the summer term is open for registration.

Brief Information on the Application Process

If you want to study at the Faculty of Agronomy in Czech, please read the information in the "Admission Procedure" section of this website. In any case, the application must be submitted in electronic form, which is done at this link: Faculty of Agronomy application (the deadline is 30/3/2014 after this deadline please contact the responsible person directly at: hooperov@mendelu.cz) and sent to the Faculty address in paper form with attachments (nostrification of secondary education). The deadline is the end of March. The deadline for return of contracts: June 30th. Deadline for payment of tuition: July 7th.

Generally the requirements are as follows:

Bachelor Studies:


    Students are admitted based on their study results at a secondary education institution (e.g. a high school). We will need a nostrification of your documents from that institution (report / certificate / diploma) - it could be done e.g. by the Regional Authority of the South Moravian Region, please contact Mrs. Kostrhůnová at: e-mail: kostrhunova.dagmar@kr-jihomoravsky.cz.

    The nostrification is a long a complicated process, please reserve time for completion of all necessary documentation. The actual nostrification process takes mandatory 30 days but you need to first gather all necessary documentation which differs from country to country.

    You will have to produce:

    • the original and verified copy of final certificate (diploma) that certifies completion of the secondary education with apostille or superlegalisation, i.e. the authenticity of signatures and stamps as well as the fact the school has been established and is recognized in the country where the documents are produced, they must be verified by the ministry of foreign affairs of the state where the school has an address and by the pertinent embassy or representation of the Czech Republic for this particular state unless an international treaty stipulates otherwise.
    • prove the content and scope of the study where you gained your secondary education which usually means a list of all passed subjects in the course of the secondary education called subject plan or list of subjects or transcript of records. This plan must contain all subjects and numbers of lessons assigned to each subject and total number of years taught as part of the secondary education.

You need to have an apostille in case of countries who are signatories of the Hague Treaty, verification is simpler . Other countries - superlegalisation.

All the above documents have to be translated to Czech language by an official interpretor (registered in the list of experts and interpretors of the Czech Republic).

Administration fee charged for the nostrification is approximately CZK1000 and apart from your passport you will also need to have in you a copy of the passport and copy of the proof of accomodation.

As a Faculty we are not part to the nostrification process and it is up to you to collect all the necessary documents, have them translated, contact the authority and present the nostrification certificate to us in time to be admitted to study!

Since there are no entrance exams and since there are differences in what is studied at secondary education schools around the world, the Dean of the Faculty reserves the right to interview an international student before admitting them for studies. If there is such an interview, probably the most important criterion will be your abilities to understand and speak Czech. The Dean may also require a proof of level B2 English.

Master Continuing Studies:

    If you finish the bachelor studies of General Agriculture, you can apply for Agricultural Engineering, a follow-up Master course in English at the Faculty of Agronomy.

Doctoral Studies:

    All students who apply for doctoral programmes need to pass an entrance exam. Out of the total number of 13 doctoral programmes, nine are accreditted in English, however, since doctoral studies are based rather on an individual approach of the supervisor to the student, there are more possibilities for international students. Please take a look at the list of Departments here:
    You will be able to find information there on the research done by particular Departments and by their staff. You may find it useful to write an e-mail to a teacher that deals with the same issue that you are interested in and ask them about the possibility of their supervising your dissertation.

    As any other citizens of Brno you will have to pay waste collection duty. Please read this information produced by Brno City authorities.

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    This site offers basic information for international students.
    More information may be added.

    Last updated: 18th of June 2014

    For questions e-mail Ms Alena Hooperova at hooperov@mendelu.cz