FULL NAME AND LOCATION OF UNIVERSITY
Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovak Republic
NUMBER OF UTRECHT NETWORK SEMESTERS ACCEPTING DURING 2021/2022
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
Tel.: 00421 (0)2 9010 9515
CONTACT PERSON FOR OUTGOING STUDENTS
Paper only. Application Form available to download.
HOW DOES THE APPLICATION AND ADMISSIONS PROCESS DIFFER FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS?
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
CAN ADVANCED UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS TAKE GRADUATE LEVEL COURSES?
AREAS OF STUDY RESTRICTED TO PRIOR BILATERAL AGREEMENTS BETWEEN EXCHANGE DEPARTMENTS OR FACULTIES
AREAS OF STUDY THAT ARE NOT OPEN TO EXCHANGE STUDENTS
WEBSITE FOR COURSE OFFERINGS
REQUIRED MINIMUM AND MAXIMUM NUMBER OF CREDITS AVAILABLE THROUGH THE EXCHANGE
min. 15, typical workload is 30 credits (ECTS) per semester.
ARE SUMMER COURSES AVAILABLE AS EXCHANGE (NON FEE-PAYING)? IF SO, WHAT IS THE WEBSITE?
DO STUDENTS REGISTER FOR COURSES IN ADVANCE OR UPON ARRIVAL?
Combination of both.
COURSE REGISTRATION DEADLINE(S)
during 1st week of semester
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 – TOEFL or IELTS – is required (together with the application form) only if English is not student´s mother tongue. Alternatively, in the recommendation letter the student´s tutor should confirm the student is able to follow lessons in English.
PREPARATORY LANGUAGE COURSE FOR INCOMING STUDENTS? DATES AND COSTS?
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.
APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR EACH TERM
Semester 1 / Winter Semester: April 30
Semester 2 / Summer Semester: September 30
Sep 17 – Dec 17
14 Feb – May 13
mid December – February 12
May 16 – June 30
IF THERE IS A BREAK BETWEEN THE ACADEMIC COURSE CALENDAR AND EXAMS, CAN ARRANGEMENTS BE MADE SO THE STUDENT MAY TAKE EXAMS EARLY?
ORIENTATION SESSION(S) FOR INCOMING STUDENTS. ARE THEY MANDATORY? DATES AND COSTS?
Welcome Week is highly recommended, it starts 1 week before the semester (2nd or 3rd week of September or 2nd or 3rd week in February). Free of charge.
TOTAL COST ESTIMATE PER MONTH (IN EURO)
From EUR 350
40 - 100 Euro
Euro 22 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: Euro 30.000.
HOUSING AND STUDENT LIFE
IS HOUSING ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE? IS IT GUARANTEED? HOW DO STUDENTS APPLY?
Yes. Housing is guaranteed for all international students.
Only for students of Medicine, Law and Natural Sciences:
Private dormitories: https://www.studentresidence.sk
Student´s House: http://www.student-house.sk/
HOUSING WEBSITE AND CONTACT PERSON(S)
DO STUDENTS APPLY FOR HOUSING WITH THEIR UNIVERSITY APPLICATION OR IS IT SEPARATE? IS THERE A DEADLINE?
Separate application (on-line).
for 1st semester: end of July, 2021
for 2nd semester: mid December 31, 2021
(subject to change)
Please note the dormitory may not be open if the Covid situation remains bad.
WHAT KINDS OF HEALTH FACILITIES ARE AVAILABLE AT THE UNIVERSITY?
Yes. General doctor, dentist, psychologist, pharmacies available.
ARE INTERNSHIPS AVAILABLE?
ARE STUDENT JOBS AVAILABLE/ALLOWED?
Yes. Up to 10 hours/week
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. 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.