National Higher Education System

Slovakia has public, state-financed, and private higher educational institutions. In all, there are 20 public institutions of higher learning, including nine traditional universities, three technological universities, three institutes of art and music, one institute of economics, one university of veterinary medicine and one agricultural university. The three state-financed institutions include one military academy, one police academy and one university of medicine. There are 11 private higher education institutions.


Generally, the only English-taught programmes that are currently available are those in the Health Sciences: fees are amongst the lowest for comparable programmes being offered in the region.

Grants & Loans

There are no grants or loans available to international students from the local system

Application Process

There is no element of centralisation in the Slovakian system: you have to apply directly to the university of your choice, enclosing a dossier of documents, the contents of which varies from university to university. The admission requirements, processes and deadlines differ between institutions.

Some institutions, particularly in the Health Sciences subjects, require you to take an entrance exam.