Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice Faculty of Medicine, Slovakia


Faculty of Medicine Kosice


·         Medicine: in English (200 Places)

·         Dentistry: in English (20 Places)

Tuition fees:

·         Medicine: 6 years - 10500€ per year

·         Dentistry: 6 years - 11000€ per year


Application procedure: for the study programs with courses taught in English, in order to be admitted, the candidates have to take an entrance exam consisting in multiple choice questions from biology and chemistry. An entrance examination test consists of 100 questions in Biology and 100 questions in Chemistry. The applicants have 2 hours and 30 minutes to complete the test. We will provide you with learning materials for this purpose. The Dean of the Faculty decides about the acceptance of students based on the success of the entrance exam and number of applicants for the given study programme. Applicants, whose secondary education is not equivalent to the secondary education in the Slovak Republic are required to take one year preparation course in Biology, Chemistry, Biophysics, Slovak Language and English Language. Applicants who choose to study in English can only benefit from tuition fee places.

Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice is a university located in Košice, Slovakia. The university is named after Pavel Jozef Šafárik, a 19th-century Slovak philologist, poet, and historian. The Faculty of Medicine at Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice is an institution with over 65-year long history. Teaching of medical students began in September 1948, and since then it has educated over 12000 of them for their prospective profession. Since 1992, it enables international students to complete their medical studies in the English language - young people from 40 countries of the world avail themselves of this opportunity at present. The Faculty of Medicine at Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice is the oldest faculty of this University. It provides doctoral study in the study branches of General Medicine and Dental medicine, as well as Bachelor's and Magister's degree study programmes in Nursing, Physiotherapy, and Public Health. It also offers PhD study and post-graduate training of health professionals, including specialized education. In addition to its teaching activity, the Faculty is engaged in abundance of scientific and research activities in both national and international projects, using its unique laboratories and equipment funded by the European Structural Funds.

Košice is the biggest city in eastern Slovakia. It is situated on the river Hornád at the eastern reaches of the Slovak Ore Mountains. It lies in the eastern part of Slovakia, not far from the borders with Hungary (20 km), Ukraine (80 km) and Poland (90 km). With a population of approximately 240,000, Košice is the second largest city in Slovakia after the capital Bratislava. Being the economic and cultural center of eastern Slovakia, Košice is the seat of the Košice Region and Košice Self-governing Region, the Slovak Constitutional Court, three universities, various dioceses, and many museums, galleries, and theatres. Košice is an important industrial center of Slovakia. The city has a well-preserved historical center, which is the largest among Slovak towns. There are many heritage protected buildings in Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, and Art Nouveau styles with Slovakia's largest church: the St. Elisabeth Cathedral. The long main street, rimmed with aristocratic palaces, Catholic churches, and townsfolk's houses, is a thriving pedestrian zone with many boutiques, cafés, and restaurants. The average age of citizens is 35.13 years, which has led to Košice becoming known as the city of youth. The education system is significantly represented in the city, with over 45 basic schools, 10 grammar schools, 4 commercial academies, and 15 specialized secondary schools covering industrial technologies, agriculture, health care and the arts. There is also the Technical University with 8 faculties, P. J. Šafárik University with 4 faculties, the University of Economics and the University of Veterinary Medicine.