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SLOVAKIA: COMENIUS UNIVERSITY

Bratislava, Slovakia

GENERAL INFORMATION

FULL NAME AND LOCATION OF UNIVERSITY

Comenius University in Bratislava

NUMBER OF UTRECHT NETWORK SEMESTERS ACCEPTING DURING 2019/2020

3 for academic year or 6 for semester

MAIN UNIVERSITY WEBSITE

INTERNATIONAL OFFICE WEBSITE FOR INCOMING STUDENTS

CONTACT PERSON FOR INCOMING STUDENTS

Mr. Michal Dzurik
International Relations Office
Safarikovo namestie 6
PO Box 440
81499 Bratislava, Slovakia
E-Mail: michal.dzurik@rec.uniba.sk
Tel.: 00421 (0)2 9010 9515

CONTACT PERSON FOR OUTGOING STUDENTS

Same

APPLICATION WEBSITE

Paper only. Application Form available to download.

HOW DOES THE APPLICATION AND ADMISSIONS PROCESS DIFFER FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS?

No difference

 

ACADEMICS

 

AREAS OF STUDY OPEN TO UNDERGRADUATE EXCHANGE STUDENTS

UNDERGRADUATE AREAS TAUGHT IN ENGLISH

management; social and economic sciences; education; sports; European studies; Central-European studies; pharmacy*; law; natural sciences; mathematics, physics and informatics; medicine*

AREAS OF STUDY OPEN TO GRADUATE EXCHANGE STUDENTS

CAN GRADUATE STUDENTS TAKE UNDERGRADUATE LEVEL COURSES

Yes

CAN ADVANCED UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS TAKE GRADUATE LEVEL COURSES?

No

AREAS OF STUDY RESTRICTED TO PRIOR BILATERAL AGREEMENTS BETWEEN EXCHANGE DEPARTMENTS OR FACULTIES

pharmacy; medicine

AREAS OF STUDY THAT ARE NOT OPEN TO EXCHANGE STUDENTS

N/A

WEBSITE FOR COURSE OFFERINGS

REQUIRED MINIMUM AND MAXIMUM NUMBER OF CREDITS AVAILABLE THROUGH THE EXCHANGE

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, WHAT IS THE WEBSITE?

No

DO STUDENTS REGISTER FOR COURSES IN ADVANCE OR UPON ARRIVAL?

Combination of both.

COURSE REGISTRATION DEADLINE(S)

during 1st week of semester

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

English (B1) 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? DATES AND COSTS?

No.

ARE THERE ANY SPECIAL ADVISING OR REGISTRATION CONCERNS THAT STUDENTS SHOULD BE AWARE OF? ARE SERVICES AVAILABLE TO ASSIST IN REGISTRATION OR COURSE SELECTION?

There is a faculty coordinator at each faculty who helps students to create a study plan (workload). Students should pick up courses from 1 faculty only, because the university has no central campus, but university buildings are spread all around the city.

ADDITIONAL NOTES

DATES

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR EACH TERM

Semester 1 / Winter Semester: April 30
Semester 2 / Summer Semester: September 30

ACADEMIC CALENDAR

1st semester:

Sept 16 – mid December

 

2nd semester:

mid February – end of May

EXAMINATION PERIOD

1st semester:

mid December – end of January

 

2nd semester:

mid May – end of June

IF THERE IS A BREAK BETWEEN THE ACADEMIC COURSE CALENDAR AND EXAMS, CAN ARRANGEMENTS BE MADE SO THE STUDENT MAY TAKE EXAMS EARLY?

Yes

ORIENTATION SESSION(S) FOR INCOMING STUDENTS. ARE THEY MANDATORY? DATES AND COSTS?

Welcome Week is mandatory, it starts 1 week before the semester (2nd or 3rd week of September or 2nd or 3rd week in February). Free of charge.

ADDITIONAL NOTES

None

COSTS

 

TOTAL COST ESTIMATE PER MONTH (IN EURO)

From EUR 340 + Personal Expenses

HOUSING

80 Euro

MEALS

150 Euro

BOOKS/COURSE MATERIALS

20 Euro

LOCAL TRANSPORTATION

20 Euro

HEALTH INSURANCE

40 - 100 Euro

OTHER

Euro 17 for ISIC card (e.g. ISIC means 50% discount on public transport; student needs to buy Slovak ISIC where dormitory address is specified).

Medical check (mandatory by law): around Euro 200, after the temporary residence permit is issued

IS COMPARABLE HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FROM ABROAD ALLOWED?

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

None

HOUSING AND STUDENT LIFE

 

IS HOUSING ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE? IS IT GUARANTEED? HOW DO STUDENTS APPLY?

Yes. Housing is guaranteed for all international students.

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)

https://mlyny.uniba.sk/en

contact person: Mgr. Kristína Havličková

Kristina.havlickova@uniba.sk

DO STUDENTS APPLY FOR HOUSING WITH THEIR UNIVERSITY APPLICATION OR IS IT SEPARATE? IS THERE A DEADLINE?

Separate application (on-line) at: https://mlyny.uniba.sk/en/incoming-erasmus/housing-application/

or (only for students of Medicine, Law and Natural Sciences): http://druzba.uniba.sk/en/accommodation/the-application-process/

WHAT KINDS OF HEALTH FACILITIES ARE AVAILABLE AT THE UNIVERSITY?

General doctor, dentist, psychologist, pharmacies available.

ARE INTERNSHIPS AVAILABLE?

No

ARE STUDENT JOBS AVAILABLE/ALLOWED?

Yes. Up to 10 hours/week

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 home institution. Student needs to have this document before (s)he enters Slovakia. This document as well as others, needs to be officially translated/apostilled – please ask at Slovak Embassy for further details.

PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS

 

LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS UNIVERSITY

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