APPLICATION SUBMISSION DEADLINES
Early-bird application deadline: 28. 02. 2023
The early-bird deadline is strongly recommended for students from visa-seeking countries. Please, be aware that it is the student's responsibility to obtain a visa before enrolling in the programme.
Regular application deadline: 30. 04. 2023
Applicants for MARS programme will need to have obtained their BA certificates by the time of the start of the first semester of their studies (end of September every year). A background in media and communication studies, international relations, political studies/sciences, or other related disciplines will prove advantageous for the students during the course of the programme, but we also welcome highly motivated applicants with backgrounds in other fields. What is essential for the applicants success during the selection procedure is the demonstration of an active interest in media, communication and politics.
In addition to the application form, the following documents must be provided:
- Copy of a diploma to show completed bachelor studies, or confirmation of ongoing bachelor studies in the academic year that those studies will be completed
- Transcript of marks and academic results from previous bachelor studies
- Motivation letter
- Document showing level achieved in the English language (if applicable)
Applications may also include:
- References or letters of recommendation
- Writing sample - the best relevant academic text written by the student (essay, thesis, analysis, case study etc.)
All documents which are not originally in Czech, Slovak or English must be accurately translated into English. Only complete applications will be considered. Personal data will be used exclusively for organizing course enrolment.
Applicants who are native speakers of English or whose studies were conducted in English do not need to provide evidence of their level of English. Other applicants should provide one of the following results: IELTS Academic - minimum required overall band score of 6.5, with band score 6.0 or above in all four components, TOEFL Internet Based Test - minimum required overall score of 80, or Cambridge ESOL FCE - minimum scale score of 173.
Applications that are complete, and that fulfil all requirements will be assessed by the admissions commission. The focus of the evaluation will be on academic quality of previous activities, levels of acquired knowledge, skills and motivation. The committee will rank all considered applications on the basis of an allocated score on a scale of 1 to 100 points. This score is constituted as follows: (1) academic quality of previous activities and levels of acquired knowledge (including previous studies): 0-30 points; (2) skills (including English proficiency): 0-30 points; (3) motivation: 0-40 points. In order to be ranked at all, the score of each scoring component has to be more than 50% of the maximum score.