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Pavel Jozef Šafárik University in Košice

The P.J. Šafárik University was established in 1959 through the merger of the Faculty of Medicine of the Comenius University in Bratislava and the Faculty of Philosophy of the Pedagogical University in Presov, it became a continuation of the University of Kosice.

In 1964, the Faculty of Education was affiliated with Šafárik University, and in 1973, the Faculty of Law. In 1990, 2 more new faculties appeared.

On January 1, 1997, Šafárik University was divided and a new independent University of Presov appeared in Presov.

The Pavel Jozef Šafárik University in Košice offers studies in the following faculties:

Application deadlines for admission:

Bachelor's degree (1. stupeň), studies in English or Slovak, full-time study

01.01.2024 - 31.03.2024

Remaining dates for applications

Levels of higher education at which training is conducted:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree
  • Doctorate degree


Education is conducted in Slovak. For foreign students it is possible to study in a group in English.


Education in the Slovak language is free.

The cost of studying in English at university faculties for foreign students is several times higher than the cost for citizens of Slovakia.

Payment for 1 year of study in English: from 900 € to 11,000 € (may vary in different faculties)

Address of the main building of the university:

Šrobárova 2, 041 80 Košice

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Slovak language courses for university admission

Let's compare the cost of studying a bachelor's degree in English for several years with the cost of intensive training in the Slovak language at iCan School for 10 months.

Studying a bachelor's degree in English at this university will cost on average 4,000 euros per year, which in total for 3 years will be 12,000 euros.

On the other hand, an intensive Slovak language course at iCan School costs 4,000 euros for 10 months.

The difference in cost between studying in English and Slovak is therefore 12,000 - 4,000 = 8,000 euros.

So by choosing an intensive Slovak language course, you can save a significant amount of 8,000 euros and study in Slovak absolutely free.