Paul University
Joseph Safarik

About the educational institution

The Pavel Josef Safarik University in Kosice is one of the renowned and important educational and scientific institutions not only in the Slovak Republic, but also in Europe. At the moment, the university has such faculties as: medicine, natural sciences, law, public administration and the Faculty of Philosophy, which train specialists in the natural sciences, mathematics, computer science, teachers, lawyers, specialists in the field of public administration, philosophy, languages, psychology and social work. 

Graduates of this second oldest classical Slovak university have a good reputation in Slovakia and abroad.

List of faculties

Faculty of Medicine

The Faculty of Medicine is the oldest department of this university. It provides training in a variety of training programs in general medicine and dentistry, nursing, physiotherapy and public health. The Faculty has its own classrooms in several medical institutions, which allow students to have direct contact with the patient and modern methods of treatment, so teaching represents a unique connection between theory and practice. The quality teaching at this faculty provides a very good basis for the employment of its graduates in the labor market.

Bachelor (3 years)

– Nursing
– Physiotherapy
- Health protection
– Laboratory research methods in healthcare

Master's degree (2 years)

– Physiotherapy
- Health protection

Bachelor's + Master's degree (6 years)

– Medicine
– Dentistry

– Medical pharmacology
– General medicine with a choice of narrow specialization
– Dentistry
- Health protection

Introductory campaign

The main condition for admission to the 1st level (bachelor) is the presence of complete general secondary education or complete secondary vocational education.

Exams:
– Written test in biology and chemistry.
– Testing physical abilities (specialty “Physiotherapy”).

Entrance exam dates:

For all specialties: 10.06. – 06/14/2024

Additional exam date (by written request): 06/18/2024

Ability testing (physiotherapy): 05/10/2024

Application deadlines:

Bachelor's degree - applications accepted until 02/29/2024, cost - 30 euros

Master's degree - applications accepted until 02/29/2024, cost - 30 euros

Bachelor's degree + Master's degree - applications accepted until 02.29.2024, cost - 30 euros

Faculty of Philosophy

The Faculty of Philosophy trains specialists in the field of studying foreign languages, in the field of economics, law, history, psychology, geography, political science, and social work. The faculty has the opportunity to take 2 specialties in combination. The working team of the Faculty of Philosophy is developing its cooperation with foreign universities in Holland, the Czech Republic, France and many other countries.

Bachelor

– English for European institutions and economics
– British Studies and American Studies
– Philosophy
- Story
- Mass media
– Political Science
– Psychology
- Social work
Teaching subjects in combination / Final examination:
– Slovak language and literature – British and American studies
– Slovak language and literature – German language and literature
– Slovak language and literature – Psychology
– Slovak language and literature – Geography – Slovak language and literature – Mathematics
– Slovak language and literature – Computer science
– Slovak language and literature – Philosophy
– Slovak language and literature – Biology
– British and American Studies – Biology
– British Studies and American Studies – Philosophy
– British Studies and American Studies – German Language and Literature
– British Studies and American Studies – Psychology
– British and American Studies – Mathematics
– British and American Studies – Geography
– British Studies and American Studies – Computer Science

– History – Geography
– History – Philosophy
– History – British Studies and American Studies
– History – Slovak language and literature
– History – German language and literature
– History – Psychology
– German language and literature – Geography
– German language and literature – Computer science
– German language and literature – Psychology
– German language and literature – Philosophy
– Philosophy – Psychology

master

– Psychology
– British and American studies
– English for European institutions and economics
- Social work
– Social work conversion course
– Philosophy
- Story
– Political Science
- Mass media
Teaching subjects in combination:
– Slovak language and literature – Citizenship education
– Slovak language and literature – English language and literature
– Slovak language and literature – German language and literature
– English Language and Literature – Citizenship Education
– English language and literature – German language and literature
– German language and literature – Citizenship education
– German language and literature – Geography
– German language and literature – Computer science
– English language and literature – Mathematics
– English language and literature – Geography
– English language and literature – Biology
– English language and literature – Computer science
– Slovak language and literature – Mathematics
– Slovak language and literature – Geography
– Slovak language and literature – Biology
– Slovak language and literature – Computer science
– Ethical education – German language and literature
– Ethical education – Geography
– Ethical education – History
– Ethical education – Biology
– Ethical education – citizenship education
– Ethical education – Latin language and literature
– Ethical education – Slovak language and literature
– History – Geography
– History – Citizenship Education
– History – Slovak language and literature
– History – English language and literature
– History – German language and literature
– Latin language and literature – English language and literature
– Latin language and literature – German language and literature
– Latin language and literature – Slovak language and literature
– Latin language and literature – History
– Latin language and literature – Citizenship education
– German language and literature – Psychology
– English language and literature – Psychology
– Slovak language and literature – Psychology
– Citizenship education – Psychology
– Ethical education – Psychology
– History – Psychology

Doctoral studies

– Literary Science
– British and American studies
– History of Philosophy
– History of Slovakia
– Political Science
– Social psychology and psychology at work
– Integrative social work

Introductory campaign

The main condition for admission to a bachelor's degree is the presence of complete general secondary education or complete secondary vocational education.

For the specialty “American and British Studies” an exam is conducted in English in the form of a test to test general learning abilities and it is necessary to provide an international certificate in English level B2.

For all other specialties, an exam is conducted in English in the form of a test to check general learning abilities and it is necessary to provide an international certificate in the Slovak language level B2.

Certificate required for English language:

TOEFL iBT: min. 95 (or level B2)

IELTS: min. 7 (or level B2)

Cambridge CAE: min. 200 (or level B2)

Certificates must be sent by 03/31/2024

Admission conditions:

  1. Electronic application for the chosen specialty
    2. Results of secondary education (grades 8,9,10,11)
    3. Certificate for 11th grade
    4. Confirmation of payment for the application

Application deadlines

Bachelor's degree - applications accepted until March 31, 2024, cost - 20 euros without entrance exams, 30 euros with entrance exams

Master's degree - applications are accepted until 05/31/2024, cost - 20 euros without entrance exams, 30 euros with entrance exams

Doctoral studies - applications accepted until 05/31/2024, cost - 30 euros

Legal
faculty

The Faculty of Law of UPJS in Košice is one of the leading educational and research higher education institutions in Slovakia. The efforts of the faculty are aimed at educating graduates who, throughout their studies, acquire systematic knowledge from individual legal disciplines, public and private law. Students are able to apply the acquired knowledge in practice, and are able to navigate the legal order of Slovakia.

Bachelor (3-4 years)

– Law (in Slovak)
– Law (in Slovak, French and English)

Master's degree (2 years)

– Law (in Slovak)

Introductory campaign

The main condition for admission to a bachelor's degree is the presence of complete general secondary education or complete secondary vocational education.

Admission without entrance exams:
1. For the specialty “Law in the Slovak language”, subject to an average score in the Slovak equivalent of 1.5 or lower (9-12 on a 12-point system).
2. For the specialty “Law in Slovak, English and French”, subject to an average score in the Slovak equivalent of 1.5 or lower (9-12 on a 12-point system) and the provision of certificates for knowledge of foreign languages: English language minimum level B2 TOEFL certificate iBT: min. 72, IELTS: min. 6, Cambridge First Certificate: min. 173, Certificate of Advanced English: min. 180; French language minimum level B1 certificate DELF B1, TCF B1 (other international certificates are also possible).

Exams:
– a written test (100 questions), which includes a test of knowledge: history, fundamentals of law, general political and social overview and basics of logical thinking.
– for the specialty “Law in Slovak, English and French”, in addition to the written test, an examination of knowledge of English and French is carried out.

Entrance exam date: 06.06.2024

Application deadlines

Bachelor's degree - applications accepted until 03/31/2024, cost - 30 euros

Master's degree - applications accepted until 03/31/2024, cost - 20 euros

Faculty
State
management

The Faculty provides students with the latest knowledge in the field of public administration and European public administration. Students study political, sociological, legal and economic aspects of management. The faculty works with the Erasmus + program and provides students with internships and training at foreign universities.

Bachelor's degree:

- Public administration

– European Public Administration

– Information systems in public administration

Master's degree

- Public administration

– European Public Administration

Doctoral studies

- Public administration

Introductory campaign

The main condition for admission to the 1st level (bachelor) is the presence of complete general secondary education or complete secondary vocational education.

Admission without entrance exams

Application deadlines

Bachelor's degree - applications accepted until 03/31/2024, cost - 20 euros

Master's degree - applications accepted until 03/31/2024, cost - 20 euros

Doctoral studies - applications accepted until 03/31/2024, cost - 30 euros

Faculty
natural sciences

The Faculty of Natural Sciences trains specialists in the fields of biology, chemistry, computer science, geography, physics, and mathematics. Graduates can work in research centers, laboratories, and educational institutions. The faculty has the opportunity to obtain two specialties during one course of study.

Introductory campaign

The condition for admission to a bachelor's degree is to obtain complete general secondary education or complete secondary specialized education. The subject in which you should take the final exam depends on the chosen specialty.

BACHELOR

Training in one specialty:
- Applied Informatics
- Computer science
- Mathematics
– Economic and financial mathematics
– Physics
– Biophysics
– Geography

– Chemistry
– Biology

Training according to the so-called program combinations of specialties:
– Biology – Geography
- Biology, Chemistry
– Biology – Computer Science
– Physics – Biology
– Physics – Geography
- Physics chemistry
– Physics – Computer Science
– Geography – Computer Science
– Chemistry – Geography
– Chemistry – Computer Science
– Mathematics – Biology
- Maths, physics
– Mathematics – Geography
– Mathematics – Chemistry
– Mathematics – Computer Science
– Biology – Psychology
– Geography – Psychology
– Mathematics – Psychology
– Geography – Philosophy
– Data analysis and artificial intelligence

MASTER

– Genetics and molecular cytology
– Zoology and physiology of animals
– Plant botany and physiology
– General ecology and ecology of individuals and populations
– Theoretical physics and astrophysics
– Biophysics
– Physics of condensed matter
– Nuclear and subnuclear physics
– Geography and geoinformatics
- Analytical chemistry
- Inorganic chemistry
– Biochemistry
- Physical chemistry
- Computer science
– Economic and financial mathematics
– Management Mathematics

Application deadlines

Bachelor's degree - applications accepted until 03/31/2024, cost - 20 euros

Master's degree - applications accepted until March 30, 2024, cost -20 euros

Faculty
physical education and sports

Introductory campaign

The main condition for admission to the 1st level (bachelor) is the presence of complete general secondary education or complete secondary vocational education.
Exams
– Written test on knowledge of biology and physical education.
– Testing physical abilities.

Without an entrance exam, medalists from international sports competitions - European Championships, World Championships, participants in the Olympic Games or World Universiade for the previous 4 years, who also have a grade point average for the years of study and a final exam of 2.00 or lower in Slovak equivalent, can be accepted

BACHELOR

– Sports and recreation

Consultation

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Slovakia, Kosice

Urgent matters:

+421 903 635 121 (WhatsApp)

+421 90 514 71 36 (Viber)

+421 951 936 196

Mon-Fri from 10:00 to 18:00