• General Information

    Full Name of University:

    University of Comenius in Bratislava

    Number of MAUI semesters you can accept during 2016/17 (not students):

    6 Semesters

    General University Website:

    Click here.

    International Office/Website for Incoming Students:

    Click here.

    Contact people for incoming students:

    Mr. Michal Dzurik
    International Relations Office
    Safarikovo namestie 6
    818 06 Bratislava 16, Slovakia
    E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Tel.: 00421 (0)2 592 44 515
    Fax: 00421 (0)2 592 44 204

    Contact people for outgoing students:

    Same

    Application website. If paper only, please write “paper only.”

    Paper only. Application Form available to download at the bottom of the page.

    How does the application and admissions process differ for undergraduate versus graduates?

    N/A

    Other important notes

    Last updated

    31 March 2017

  • Academics

    Areas of study open to undergraduate exchange students (list explicitly)

    Management, Social and Economic Sciences, European Studies, Central European Studies, Pharmacy, Law, Natural Sciences, Mathematics, Physics, Medicine, Education

    Open undergraduate areas of study taught in English (list explicitly)

    Management, Social and Economic Sciences, European Studies, Central European Studies, Pharmacy, Law.

    Are graduate areas open for exchange?

    Yes

    Areas of study open to graduate exchange students (list explicitly)

    Management, Social and Economic Sciences, European Studies, Law.

    Open graduate areas of study taught in English (list explicitly)

    Management, Social and Economic Sciences, European Studies, Law.

    Can advanced undergraduate students take graduate level courses?

    No

    Can graduate student take undergraduate level courses?

    Yes

    Areas of study restricted to prior bilateral agreements between exchange departments or faculties

    Medicine, Pharmacy, Natural Sciences, Education, Mathematics and Physics.

    Areas of study not available to exchange students

    N/A

    Websites for course offerings

    Click here

    Required minimum and maximum number of credits available through the exchange

    For both undergraduate & graduate

    Minimum is not set, but international exchange students usually take between 15 and 30 ECTS Credits.

    Are summer courses available as exchange (non fee-paying)?

    If so, please provide summer school website.

    No

    Do students register for classes in advance or upon arrival?

    Combination of both.

    Language Requirements

    English or Slovak language.

    Language test certificate required?

    If so, which and when: before admission or upon arrival?

    Some proof of English language proficiency at the level B2 – TOEFL or IELTS – before arrival is required if English is not student´s mother tongue. Alternatively, in the recommendation letter the student´s tutor should confirm the student is able to understand and participate in lessons given in English. See description of B2 language proficiency.

    Preparatory language course for incoming students?

    Indicate dates and costs

    No. However, basic course of Slovak language (40 hours) is provided for free.

    Are there any special advising or registrations concerns that students should be aware of? Are services available to assist in registration or course selection?

    Each faculty has a coordinator who helps students with courses selection. Final list of selected courses can be altered before semester starts.

    Additional Notes

    Last updated

    31 March 2017

  • Dates

    Application deadline for each term

    Semester 1 / Winter Semester: April 28, 2017
    Semester 2 / Summer Semester: September 29, 2017

    Academic Calendar

    Please list exact dates

    Semester 1 / Winter Semester 2017/2018: From mid September to mid December *
    Welcome Week: from September 11 till September 15, 2017
    Lecture period: from September 18, 2017 till December 12, 2017

    Semester 2 / Summer Semester 2017/2018: from mid February to mid May *
    Welcome Week: from February 12 till February 16, 2018
    lecture period: from February 19 till May, 2018

    *The length of courses in each semester is 14 weeks

    Examination period(s)

    Semester 1 / Winter Semester 2017/2018: Examination period - from mid December 2017 to end of January 2018
    Semester 2 / Summer Semester 2017/2018: Examination period - from May to June 2018

    If there is a break between the academic course calendar and exams, can arrangements be made so the student may take exams early?

    (i.e. semester ends in December and exams are late January).

    Yes

    Orientation session(s) for incoming students

    Is it mandatory, indicate dates and costs

    Mandatory Welcome Week, it commences 1 week prior to the study period, approx. dates: 3rd week of September or 3rd week of February, according to the semester. Sessions is free of charge.

    Course registration deadline

    During the Welcome Week

    Last updated

    31 March 2017

  • Costs

    Total cost estimates per month in Euro

    (broken down below)

    From EUR 340 + Personal Expenses

    Housing

    85 Euro

    Meals

    180 Euro

    Course Materials

    20 Euro

    Local Transportation

    20 Euro

    Health Insurance

    40 - 100 Euro

    Other

    (please indicate and specify any mandatory additional fees)

    17 Euro for ISIC card - optional (e.g. ISIC means 50% discount on public transport)

    Is comparable health insurance coverage from abroad allowed/not allowed?

    If not, please include fees in “other” field above.

    Yes. Travel medical insurance covering all costs that may arise during stay in Slovakia in connection with any urgent medical care and/or emergency treatment in the hospital including potential medical repatriation or death. Minimum insurance coverage: Eur 30.000.

    Additional Notes

    Last Updated

    31 March 2017

  • Housing and Student Life

    Is housing assistance available? How do students apply, and is it guaranteed?

    Yes. International students have guarranteed accommodation at our dormitory, if they fill the on-line application form and pay deposit.

    Housing options

    Dormitory Mlyny
    Dormitory Druzba (only for students of Medicine, Law, Natural Sciences)
    Housing fee for the full period of stay (5 months or 10 months) needs to be paid in cash on the day of arrival to the dormitory.

    Housing Website and Contact Person(s)

    Mlyny
    Druzba

    Do students apply for housing with their regular application or is it separate?(Please list housing application deadline)

    Separate application online/via e-mail.
    Semester 1 / Winter Semester: 31 July 2017
    Semester 2 / Summer Semester: 31 December 2017

    Are health facilities available at the university?

    General doctor, dentist, psychologist, pharmacies available.

    Is housing available between breaks in the term?

    Yes

    Is there a campus meal plan?

    No. Numerous canteens available, there is a possibility to use a pre-paid card.

    Are internships available?

    No.

    Are student jobs available/allowed?

    N/A

    Additional Notes

    One of the most important documents needed for the application for a temporary residence permit in Slovakia is a criminal record from responsible national institution. This document as well as others, needs to be officially translated/apostilled – please ask at Slovak Embassy for further details. Further visa information: http://uniba.sk/en/international-relations/incoming- students/erasmus/practical-information/visa-and-temporary-residence/

    Last Updated

    31 March 2017