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Students enrolled in this school.
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Bachelor's programs offered entirely in English.
18
Master's programs offered entirely in English.

Why should I study here?

Comenius University in Bratislava is the oldest and biggest university in the Slovak Republic. The university draws on the tradition of the Academia Istropolitana, which was founded in 1465 in Bratislava by Matthias Corvinus, King of Hungary. Since its founding, the university has been ranked among the best educational institutions at national level, and it has become an internationally recognised centre of scientific study and research. Comenius University has retained the status of the Slovak National University. It is the most comprehensive provider of classical university education in Slovakia. Comenius University in Bratislava has 13 faculties and serves 27,000 students each year within all three degree study programmes, 21,000 of whom are full-time students. Comenius University offers diverse study programmes encompassing a broad range of human knowledge—from medicine, humanities and social sciences, to natural sciences, mathematics and theology.Almost 2,400 international students from 70 countries enjoy studying at the oldest university in Slovakia. Students who wish to attend foreign universities as part of our study abroad programme can choose from 340 European universities located in 30 countries, all of which have concluded bilateral agreements with Comenius University as part of the Erasmus+ programme. The most visited countries by our students as part of the LLP/ERASMUS programme include Spain, Germany, and the Czech Republic. With more than 2,500 doctoral students, Comenius University in Bratislava is also a major scientific institution. Comenius University participates in the most advanced research projects in various scientific disciplines (primarily biology, biochemistry, chemistry, computer sciences, clinical medicine, ecology, geosciences, materials science and engineering, molecular biology and genetics, neurosciences, pharmacology, physics, life sciences, and space sciences).

What are the admissions criteria?

Application decisions are based on the results of an entrance exam that is offered in August in Bratislava. The test covers biology and chemistry.  Applicants must score 555 points out of 800 in order to be accepted into the program. Application deadlines are different and listed in every degree.

What is student life like?

The Faculty of Physical Education and Sport, Comenius University offers Erasmus+ students the possibility to rent various sports facilities (tennis courts, basketball courts, beach volleyball courts, mini-football fields, football pitches) at discounted prices (column „Cena pre Školy“).

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Rooms in the student residence start at just 83 euros per month.

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