Slovakia – or the 'Little Big Country' as we say – has been a member state of the European Union since 2004. It is located in the heart of Europe, with the Danube River lining the West-South border and its eastmost border reaching Ukraine.
Slovakia is progressive and dynamic, but also traditional, and thus a very diverse country. Our society has gone through dynamic changes in the last 2 – 3 decades. From central economic planning to a fully open market economy, Slovakia is now the biggest car producer (per capita) in the world. Modern technologies are being applied not only in the car industry, but also for example in the production of audio-visual home appliances. Innovations and new services are nowadays an important factor for us. New companies pop up every day, new objects or city landmarks emerge, life conditions are improving, but we keep our traditional values in the core of change.
With a university diploma, chances to find a job in Slovakia are high. International students from outside the European Union studying in Slovakia full-time can work during their studies for up to 20 hours a week - and after finishing their studies at a Slovak university, they can work in Slovakia without any special work permit.
Studying in Slovakia is not only about a professional career, it is also about getting to know the country, the culture, the nature... Slovak universities offer their students a lot of extracurricular activities, especially when student organisations are involved – you can do sports, sing in a choir, go hiking in the mountains with other students and much more.
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Higher education institutions (universities) in Slovakia
General information and lists of higher education institutions (universities) in Slovakia
Study programmes offered in Slovakia
Detailed information about study programmes offered by Slovak higher education institutions/universities, both in Slovak and in other languages (mostly English)
Organisation of study
Academic Year, Teaching Process, Grades and Credits (ECTS), Levels of Study and Degrees Awarded in the Slovak Republic
Admission and tuition fees
General Principles, Admission of International Students, Recognition of Diplomas, Tuition Fees
Other practical information
Slovakia in general, Grants and Scholarships, Visa and Residence and Working while Studying