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  • Locations: Brno, Czech Republic
  • Program Terms: Summer
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Program Description:
Masaryk University
Brno, Czech Republic
Summer Lab Research Internships
Direct enroll - Summer only

http://cic.muni.cz/en/left-incoming-mobility/incoming-student/incoming-student-summer/summer-lab-research-interships-at-masaryk-university


QUICK FACTS
masaryk
Student Population:
Around 40,000 students
Language Prerequisite:
No
Primary Instruction Language:
English
Important Dates:
              Summer term: May 28th to July 20, 2018
 

 
OVERVIEW

This summer direct enroll program is specifically designed for students to work side by side with Masaryk University faculty on STEM-related research projects. Particularly appealing to upper-level students studying Biology, Geology, Geography, and Chemistry, participants choose from a continually-updated list of available research projects. Students who have prior lab experience, have enthusiasm for research, and have completed prerequisite coursework are encouraged to apply.

Masaryk University is located in Brno, Czech Republic, in the wine producing region of Moravia, and is a fantastic option for students interested in getting off-the-beaten path. Being a university town, Brno offers students opportunities to interact with local and international students, to get involved, and learn about the Czech and Moravian culture. Brno’s location makes it an ideal jumping off point for visiting other culturally rich cities in the region, like Krakow, Budapest, Vienna, Bratislava, and Prague. Excellent hiking, skiing and cycling opportunities are nearby.  
 
Check out this video about Masaryk University and Brno here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W36NCavpAEs

 


BRNO

masarykBrno is the second largest city in the Czech Republic with more than 400,000 Czechs calling it home.   

Brno has a strong history directly connected with Vienna (just 60 miles to the south) and maintains this history with its culture, festivals, castles, theatres, and much more.
 
One can get around Brno easily with the public transport consisting of trams, trolleybuses, bus lines, railway, road, air, and cycling.  The climate in Brno is oceanic with humid continental.  This translates to Brno having hot summers in the 70s and chilly winters in the 30s. 
 
The Czech Republic as a whole is nicely situated between Germany, Poland, Austria, and Slovakia.  Czech Republic is home to over 10 million people and is a friendly country with a welcoming international atmosphere.


ACADEMIC OVERVIEW

Masaryk University's Summer Lab Research Internship program partners students with local Czech faculty to collaborate on existing research projects. A list of current projects can be viewed here.
Additional descriptions of existing research projects can be viewed here.

Research interns are expected to complete at least 120 hours over the course of 4 weeks (8 hours/day, 4 days/week) on a specific project assigned and supervised by MU faculty. Students receive 8 ECTS/4 KSU transfer credits.

In addition to the 4 week internship, students are able to participate in cultural activities, including lectures and seminars, visits to historical sites, and weekend trips to Prague, Vienna, and Budapest, which all included in the program fee.

 

PROGRAM COST

Tuition and program fees are paid directly to Masaryk University.
Tuition: € 800 (2017 rates; may increase slightly for future terms)
Fee (housing, transportation, field trips): € 1,400 (2017 rates; may increase slightly for future terms)
Estimated total € 2500= est. $3,100
K-State students receive a € 500 partner university discount.
HOUSING AND STUDENT LIFE

Students live in modern university dormitories sharing double rooms (each with ensuite bathroom and kitchenette) with Czech or other international students. Students have access to computer centers, sports facilities, cafeterias, and laundry facilities.

To see more specific information please go to this link; https://czs.muni.cz/en/student-from-abroad/summer-schools/science/summer-lab-research-interships-at-mu
 


PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
Students must meet the requirements of the K-State Study Abroad Office.



APPLICATION PROCESS

In addition to completing the K-State online application, students are required to complete Masaryk University’s application, which is located here: http://cic.muni.cz/en/left-incoming-mobility/incoming-student/incoming-student-summer/summer-lab-research-interships-at-masaryk-university
Application Deadline for Summer 2018: March 15th, 2018

ALUMNI

Here is a list of KSU students who have recently completed this program. If you have any questions specifically about this program, feel free to contact them with questions.

Emma Hansen - Summer 2017 - Chemical Engineering - emhansen@ksu.edu
Everett Montalvo - Summer 2017 - Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics - emontalvo15@ksu.edu