Vietnamese Studies

"Tradition and Future"

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Submission deadline until midnight 28 Feb 2022

What will you learn?

Study programme Vietnamese Studies offers systematic training of specialists on Vietnam, Vietnamese language, culture and specifics of Vietnamese communities abroad. The study aims at active mastering of Vietnamese (at B1 level of CEFR) and an ability to analyse historical, cultural, geographical, economic and political context intended for language services and expert consultations. The programme is based on philology, and further focuses on history, culture, literature, economic and politic issues and the Vietnamese culture in Czech Republic. Basic knowledge of philology, linguistic analysis and linguistic terminology is particularly accentuated during the study. Scholarly collaboration in Vietnam is ensured by the Vietnam National University. In addition to the involvement of Vietnamese instructors, also student study stays in Vietnam will deepen their cultural experience. Graduates are well equipped for practice by a large language acquaintance and their own experience and findings acquired in Vietnam, which they can contextualize thanks to the large theoretical knowledge. A wider scientific outlook is provided by comparative linguistics and additional information concerning other (mainly South-East) Asian regions, which will give an advantage to future specialists, interpreters, publicists and scholars.

Practical training

Practice of length at least 250 hours will start from the second year of study and will take place at possible future employers including academic institutions, NGOs, government offices and private companies. A part of partners has been already arranged, but a student can find his own practice upon arrangement. The practice is compulsory for students of single major programme and students of maior study programme. Evaluation will be provided upon a confirmation and a questionnaire filled in by the employer.

Further information

Website of the faculty:

Career opportunities

Graduate of bachelor study programme Vietnamese Studies is prepared for work of an expert on Vietnamese language, Vietnam and South-East Asia. Thanks to a wider philological basis and factographic knowledge on Vietnam, graduates will find jobs in tourism and travel services, as instructors of language schools, specialist editors in publishing houses and journalism, as museum curators or employees of cultural institutions. Thanks to the additional focus to the analysis of political environment, geographical data and Vietnamese economy, the graduate of Vietnamese can find favourable positions in government offices, foreign business, Alien Police or agencies and NGOs focused on help to foreigners and ethnic minorities.

Admission requirements

This programme is taught mainly in Czech and partly in English. The students can communicate in Slovak as well.

The criteria for admission for studies are the results of the oral Field of Study Examination. Applicants may also be admitted based on other criteria, see Admission without the Entrance Examination. The Faculty of Arts of Masaryk University disregards the results of SCIO National Comparative Examinations.

You can file your e-applications for studies from 1 November to 28 February.
Field of Study Examinations will be held from 22 April to 25 April.
The date and time of the examination will be stated in the electronic invitation for the examination, which will be uploaded to your e-application. The faculty will not be sending paper invitations. Applicants applying for the major study plan and minor study plan in a combined study must comply with the conditions for admission into both plans.

Learning Potential Test (TSP)

For admission for studies in this degree programme, you do not need to take the TSP.

Field of Study Examination

This examination is only in Czech. It is intended to check the applicants’ knowledge of the given field of study. It is done in the form of an oral interview.

Basic description of the Field of Study Examination:
The oral interview is focused on the applicant’s motivation. Applicants comment on their education, expectations from their study at the university and interest in the Asian countries, their reading of literature, knowledge of languages, and their travel abroad, if any.

Admission without the entrance examination

You may be exempt from the entrance examination based on secondary school results in a choice of any four of the following profile subjects: Czech or Slovak language, English, Chinese, history, French, music, information technology, Italian, Latin, maths, German, Russian, Spanish, basics of social sciences.

Secondary school results may be applied for an exemption from the entrance examination by those applicants whose average grade was 1.5 or higher in each of the four profile subjects. The total average result in all subjects is not taken into consideration. Secondary school seminars are also disregarded. The average grade of each profile subject is calculated based on the results of the last four years of study in the following way: the mid-year grade is calculated from the final year, whereas the final grades are calculated from the previous three years. It is also necessary that applicants have studied each of the profile subjects for at least two years during the last four years.
Enter your grades in your e-application. Then print the grades out and let your secondary school certify them with a stamp and a signature. Upload the scan of the certified grades into your e-application. You can also upload officially certified school reports or any other documents certifying your school results.
Please upload the officially certified documents together with a completed Application for the Exemption from the Entrance Examination directly to your e-application in the section Application for the Exemption from the Entrance Examination no later than 28 February.

Criteria for evaluation

  • Total number of points in the Field of Study Examination: 100
  • Limit for successfully passing the Field of Study Examination: 60

Minimum score and numbers of accepted applicants in past years


1 Nov 2021 – 28 Feb 2022

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Study options

Single-subject studies

Students have a pre-defined list of required courses, which are supplemented with selective and elective courses. The student pays full attention to the single field of study chosen.

Combined studies

In this type of studies, the students focus on the main degree programme (120 credits) supplemented with another, minor, programme (60 credits). The student enrols in the degree programme in which he/she majors. Both the programmes are stated in the university diploma. You will find possible combinations on the websites of individual degree programmes.​ An exception is programmes preparing students for teaching professions, where both fields of study are equal and the thesis may be written in any of them.

Recommended combinations

Combinations with programmes from Faculty of Arts

Vietnamese Studies as a minor degree programme

Combinations with programmes from Faculty of Arts

Combinations with programmes from Faculty of Education

Combinations with programmes from Faculty of Economics and Administration

Combinations with programmes from Faculty of Informatics

Combinations with programmes from Faculty of Social Studies

Courses – curriculum examples

An example of your study plan:

Single-subject studies

Combined studies

Recommended combinations

Follow-up studies

Graduate of the study programme can continue in the follow-up master's programme and later a doctoral degree study of related philological programmes and combined study programmes. A follow-up master and doctoral programmes of Vietnamese Studies will be introduced gradually.

Study information

Provided by Faculty of Arts
Type of studies Bachelor's
Mode full-time Yes
combined No
Study options single-subject studies Yes
single-subject studies with specialization No
major/minor studies Yes
Standard length of studies 4 years
Language of instruction Czech

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Mgr. Michal Schwarz, Ph.D.



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