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Building of the Comenius University in BratislavaThe primary and secondary schools system consists of primary schools, primary schools with kindergarten, apprenticeship training institutes, secondary vocational institutes, secondary high schools, secondary vocational schools and special schools. They may be state, private or church schools but they all provide education of equal standard.

Kindergarten (for children 3–6 years of age) teaches basic knowledge and skills, develops communication skills, thinking and interests and prepares children in general for primary school. Compulsory schooling normally starts at the beginning of the school year in which a child turns 6 and lasts nine years. Primary schools prepare children for further education and for work. Normally these schools have 9 grades and are divided into Level 1 (junior: 1st-4th grade) and Level 2 (middle: 5th-9th grade) schools.

Secondary schools, which provide secondary vocational training, full secondary education, full secondary vocational training and higher vocational training and education, prepare students for professional occupations and for university study. Secondary vocational training comprises further general education and vocational training and ends with a final examination. Full secondary education or full secondary vocational training comprises extended higher-level general education and further advanced vocational training; full secondary education is completed by taking the Leaving Certificate examination at secondary high schools and full secondary vocational training is completed by taking the Leaving Certificate examination at secondary vocational institutes or vocational schools.

Higher vocational training and education comprises further general education and advanced specialist vocational training in technical, educational, artistic and other disciplines and is completed by taking a final examination. Secondary schools also organise post-secondary and post-Leaving Certificate courses which provide additional general education and occupational and vocational training to obtain higher professional qualifications.

Universities in Slovakia prepare qualified professionals with tertiary education in technical, scientific, economic, social and artistic disciplines. At present there are 20 public, 10 private and 3 state universities and colleges in Slovakia. Study programmes are organised on three levels and studies are completed by presenting and defending a thesis or dissertation and taking the State Examination.

The first level of study for a Bachelor degree takes 3-4 years, the second level is a Master of Arts, Science, Engineering or Medical Doctor degree which takes 4–6 years (this includes the Bachelor degree) and the third level is the Doctoral degree which takes a further 3–4 years.

34 Responses to Education

  1. beyza February 6, 2009 at 11:58 am #

    is there any turkish school or turkish culture center in your country?


  2. admin February 13, 2009 at 6:08 pm #

    Dear Beyza,

    unfortunately there is no turkish school or culture center in Slovakia.

    If you have any other questions please don´t hesitate to contact us anytime.

    Best Regards Team


  3. Gaber Alazani May 1, 2009 at 10:17 pm #

    Hello my name is Gaber Alazani aged 22 years.
    I am hoping to apply to study abroad in slovakia, Kosice
    to do medicine. I am at university at the moment and just finishing of my project so i graduate in 2009. I am studying BSc Biomedical Science. My estimated grades are 2i/1st (60-70%).

    I just wanted to know if there is any help with tuition fees as each year i would have to pay 8000 Euros and is there any loans, grants or scholarships as i am from the UK and they asked me to contact the Slovak republic.

    Many thanks
    Gaber Alazani


  4. Dr. Fraitekh May 17, 2009 at 11:45 am #

    Dear Admin,
    My name is Dr. Ahmad M Fraitekh, I’ve studied in Slovakia at the Cominus University. I finished the first 2 years then I relocated to Odessa State Medical University-Ukraine where I earned my medical diploma.
    I need the (2 years) documents from Slovakian university to be sealed by an official Slovak authority. I have no one to help me do it in Slovakia. I live and work in the USA but nowadays I’m in Jordan and I’m wondering if you can help me with that.

    Thank you for taking my reply


  5. May 20, 2009 at 11:00 am #

    Dear Dr. Fraitekh, I suggest to contact the university you´ve studied and try to explain your situation. Maybe the can send you the papers you need.


  6. May 20, 2009 at 12:39 pm #

    Dear Gaber Alazani,

    this is the web site about students loans:

    Try to contact them and they will give you more info.

    If you have any other questions please don´t hesitate to contact us anytime.

    Best Regards Team


  7. Shiraz July 20, 2009 at 8:38 am #

    Dear admin,
    i am a pakistani student wants to take admission in slovake university also requires student
    visa information for pakistani students and what are the embassy requirments.
    also wants to know any a visit visa from home country and change it into student visa after arrival in slovakia


  8. July 20, 2009 at 3:37 pm #

    Dear Shiraz,

    as you are from Pakistan, you need to contact the Slovak embassy in Iran. Please see the contacts below:

    Territorial appropriate is the Slovak Embassy in Tehran, Iran.

    No.38, Sarlashgar Fallahi Street, P.O.Box 11365-4451, 19887
    Tel. č.: 0098-21 / 22 41 11 64
    Fax: 0098-21 / 22 40 97 19

    They will give you all information you need about the visa and probably they can help you with you school as well. If not, please contact the university.

    Best Regards, Team


  9. izekor osagie December 29, 2009 at 5:23 pm #

    i am seeking Addmission into Technical Unversity in kosice,slova Repoblic.i have the following certificate. school cert.six credit.-2001.
    2.National Diploma,ND.GRADE,(2.97)2006

    [Reply] replies:

    Dear Izekor, please contact the university.


  10. izekor osagie December 29, 2009 at 5:30 pm #


    [Reply] replies:

    Dear Izekor,
    as you are Nigerian citizen, you have to contact the Slovak embassy in Nigeria. For the contacts please see


  11. Gurpreet Singh February 17, 2010 at 7:28 am #

    Hello Dear

    Is there any GBT college available in Slovakia .
    Can I have its detail and reputation there ?


    [Reply] replies:

    Dear Gurpreet,

    no, there is no GBT collage in Slovakia, but you can be transfered to Slovakia from other GBT collages.


  12. Noordin Laaguidi June 28, 2010 at 4:26 pm #

    Dear Sir,

    I’m hoping to study abroad in Slovakia, in University of Zilina. I do not have any idea about the required documents or something. so I wonder if at all possible for you to give me some information how to apply. Just for further information, I would like to study English. Thanks in advance!

    Yours Truly,

    [Reply] replies:

    Noordin, you need to contact the University in Zilina, they will guide you through the process. Every university has its own process.


  13. Nagaraju Panakanti July 13, 2010 at 10:33 am #

    Dear sir/madam,

    i would like to know the information about slovakia student visa. i just want to know what is the visa process and fees,how long it takes the process..
    Thanking you,

    Warm regards,


    [Reply] replies:

    Dear Nagaraju, pls, read the information about visa here:


  14. Hikmat ullah August 16, 2010 at 6:54 pm #

    Dear this is Hikmat ullah from Afghanistan
    i have Admation in the Technical University KOSICE in SLOVKIA
    for the year 2011 i Know that the slovkia embassy is not avilibale in afghanistan i should got the visa of iran
    in how many time in iran the emabssy of Slovkia will gave me the visa of chengien for study


    [Reply] replies:

    They decide in 30 days, please read:


  15. hikmat ullah October 2, 2010 at 8:04 am #

    dea sir
    i have gone to iran
    i gave my university paper to they university
    the have told call us after 60 days
    and me is the passenger in iran the expense is alot
    and also there is alot of problem in iran for afghanistan peploe
    what should i do now


  16. Shem May 9, 2011 at 8:09 pm #

    Hi this is Shem from Kenya and just got it from the internet for Government scholarships in Slovak republic universities and wanted to apply for one.Have no idea with the university systems there and i currently hold a Diploma in clinical Medicine so i wanted any course in the Medical field so that i could further my studies.Am aware the deadline is on 30th May 2011 for the application.Could you assist me with more info please.
    Best regards.

    [Reply] replies:

    We do not provide scholarship, we only provide information about Slovakia – education, universities, visa, etc.


  17. Hikmat ullah August 11, 2011 at 11:46 pm #

    hi dear sir
    this is hikmatullah salarzai

    who follow this web site from one year
    right now i am in slovakia and i got my visa and already or study is runing in slovakia kosice i am soo thinkfull from slovakia governament and u r direction


  18. Dominika Sabovikova September 14, 2011 at 1:37 pm #

    Currentlly Im studying A levels at a sixth form college in England, I have studied here since I was 14 and have Uk qualifications. If I applied for a place in a Slovakian university would I pay EU fees or overseas student fees, and how much would I pay per year? Would I be elligible for any financial help as a student in Slovakia? Thank you,Dominika.

    [Reply] replies:

    The university studies in Slovakia are free…


  19. Sara October 13, 2011 at 8:54 am #

    Hello there!!

    my name is sara & I am from Pakistan, nowadays m in new delhi. I would like to apply for student visa for any appropriate university in Slovak Republic. I am seeking admission in any post-grad certification in “Marketing Management”. Kindly guide me in this regard. Please let me know whether I can apply from Delhi(India) or I have to go back to pakistan? Will Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi guide or help me in this regard? Since it is not possible for me to back to Pakistan as my family is there. Kindly let me know. I am looking for all the possible alternatives. I will wait for ur reply. Thanks.

    [Reply] replies:

    Pls read: You can apply from Delhi if you have permanent residence there. But otherwise Pakistani citizens belong to the embassy in Iran:


  20. Misbah December 2, 2011 at 10:38 pm #

    Dear Sir/Madam
    i am studing in uk for last 2 years & 6 month but now i feel like study in Slovakia as i m from Bangladesh so how much money i need to pay for tution fees & what kind of documents i need make ready to study in your Country please get me back that information i will be greatful to you

    [Reply] replies:

    Our universities are mostly for free, read here about the conditions for scholarship:


  21. hassan December 8, 2011 at 4:33 am #

    what are the university fees for master in social science like sociology etc. and is there any free university or tell me the cheapest university plz thank you

    [Reply] replies:

    Depends on the university, really. State universities (most of universities in Slovakia) are for free.


  22. Stevica Shurdonja December 8, 2011 at 1:07 pm #

    I’m from Macedonia and I’m interested in studying in one of the Slovak universities… I’m wondering if I can apply and be accepted because my high school education was 3 years, or I must take the fourth year and then apply…
    I’ll be waiting for your respond,
    Thank you, Stevica Shurdonja

    [Reply] replies:

    Honestly, I dont know. That depends on the particular university and on the Macedonian school system. Contact the chosen university and ask.


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