Study in Slovakia: Application Process

Slovakia doesn’t have a central application portal. Instead, applications are made to individual schools. Slovakia works a little differently to many other countries. Most Slovakian schools don’t require proof of your English abilities, nor for you to explain educational gaps. Instead, your motivational letter counts. This is your chance to really prove your knowledge of English and why you want to study in Slovakia.

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More competitive programs, like medicine, may still require proof of your English abilities, though. You can find out more about meeting English requirements here.

To apply to programs in Slovakia, you’ll generally need the following:

  • A completed application form. You can find this on your chosen school’s website.
  • Pay the application fee. This varies from €30 (US$35) to €80 (US$95). You’ll need to keep the receipt once you’ve paid.
  • An excellent letter of motivation
  • A letter of recommendation
  • Your CV. Some postgraduate and doctoral programs also require an academic CV.
  • Copies of your grade transcripts

You’ll need to present these documents in the original language and, if they’re not in English, with a notarized Slovak translation.

Once a decision has been made, you’ll need to keep your acceptance letter. You’ll need this for your visa application.

Study in Slovakia

This section gives you an overview of what it's like to study abroad in Slovakia. Take a moment to find out more about the lifestyle and opportunities in Slovakia.

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Education in Slovakia

Want to learn about how the higher education system works in Slovakia? Slovakia is a hidden gem for international students. Take a minute to find out more about the structure of the education system in Slovakia!

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Student Visas

Do you need a visa to enter Slovakia to study? Learn more about the student visa process, and what you need to enter the country, depending on your citizenship. This section tells you what you need to know.

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Housing & Living Costs

No matter where you study abroad, it’s important to create a budget in advance so that you’re prepared. Therefore, we’ve detailed average living and housing costs so that you can get a better idea of what you would be paying as a student in Slovakia.

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Tuition Fees & Scholarships

Tuition fees for degree programs in Slovakia can vary. Fees are still fairly low. You can find out more about this in this section, as well as information on scholarships.

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Language & Culture

Slovakia is famed for its nature. Find out more about what the country offers in terms of language, culture, and more! We also talk about how to stay safe in Slovakia in this section.

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Last update: 30 May 2021


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