Pavol Jozef Safarik University in Kosice

Study in English at Pavol Jozef Safarik University - Kosice

Study Medicine or Dentistry in English at Pavol Jozef Safarik University in Kosice, Slovakia - be part of a multicultural environment and take advantage of a Master's degree diploma recognized in and outside Europe! We are happy to announce that we are official representatives of the university we offer application and relocation services to all candidates interested in studying at one of the most prestigious universities in Slovakia - Pavol Jozef Safarik University!

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The Faculty of Medicine at Pavol Jozef Safarik University is the oldest university faculty and was founded nearly 80 years ago! Since 1992, the prestigious Slovak university has been offering two study programs in English - General Medicine and Dental medicine. Both of them take six years (12 semesters in total) and are a common choice among foreigners who wish to study in a country which is part of the European Union. The Faculty also offers undergraduate studies such as Nursing, Physiotherapy and Public health and others in Slovak language. Each year the number of the international students that choose to study at the Faculty of Medicine of Pavol Jozef Safarik University is growing as for the last year they were more than 700! The Faculty of Medicine has established international partnerships with different educational institutions worldwide. This gives both local and international students many exchange and research opportunities during and after their studies. As of now, the university works successfully with many other higher education institutions in different European cities - Paris, Nantes, Bordeaux, Padova, Essen, Giessen, Düsseldorf, Amsterdam, Utrecht, Zürich, Turku, Oulu, Salamanca, Krakow and others.

Medical study programs in English at Pavol Jozef Safarik University

As mentioned above, Pavol Jozef Safarik University in Kosice, Slovakia offers two medical study programs in English - General Medicine and Dental Medicine. Students obtain a Master's diploma at the end of their studies and the degrees are recognized by the World Health Organization and accepted in the European Union. The academic year consists of two semesters - winter and summer semester. Each semester takes around 14 weeks. Students also study Slovak language as a subject in order to be able to speak with Slovak patients during their practicals at the university. Below, you can find the most important details for each study program, and if you have any specific questions contact our admission team at [email protected].

Study Medicine in Kosice, Slovakia

One of the most desired study programs at Pavol Jozef Safarik University in Kosice, Slovakia is General Medicine in English. The yearly tuition fee for the study program General Medicine is 10 500 EUR per year and the education lasts six years. The program is open for all foreigners who wish to study Medicine in English language. 

The Faculty of Medicine is located in the second largest city of Slovakia – Kosice and is the oldest faculty of Pavol Jozef Safarik University. The Faculty of Medicine works together with the Teaching Hospital in Kosice where students can practice their skills. It is located right next to the medical faculty which allows students to meet patients on a daily basisAt the end of the program, students must pass a state examination in order to reach the final step - obtaining a Doctor of General Medicine title (MUDr). Each year, Pavol Jozef Safarik University in Kosice, Slovakia accepts around 200 international students applying to study General Medicine in English. During their studies, students are divided in small groups of up to 15 people so that they receive personal attention and ask many questions to their teachers. 

The curriculum of General Medicine in English in Kosice includes some of the following subjects:

  • First-year General Medicine in English: Anatomy, First Aid, Medical Ethics, Social Medicine, etc.
  • Second-year General Medicine in English: Microbiology, Nursing Care, Physiology, Fundamentals of Immunology, etc.
  • Third-year General Medicine in English: Pathological Anatomy, Pharmacology, Surgery, Internal Medicine, etc.
  • Fourth-year General Medicine in English: Dentistry, Neurology, Nuclear Medicine, Preventive Medicine, etc.
  • Fifth-year General Medicine in English: Forensic Medicine and Medicine Law, Paediatrics, Infectology, etc.
  • Sixth-year General Medicine in English: Surgery, Internal Medicine, Diploma Thesis and Defence, etc.

Furthermore, students have the chance to choose interesting elective courses such as: Computer Biometrics, Hospital Information System, Medical English, Sports Activities, etc.

Study Dental Medicine in Kosice, Slovakia

Dental Medicine in English is also offered as a six-year study program at the Faculty of Medicine of Pavol Jozef University in Kosice, Slovakia. Compared to the General Medicine the places for this specialty are limited – around 35 students are accepted. The graduates obtain Doctor of Dental Medicine title (MDDr) and are able to work abroad as the diplomas issued by the university are recognized outside Slovakia too. The focus of the Dentistry program in English is to help students develop practical skills and meet many patients in order to be fully prepared for life after university. The yearly tuition fees are 11 000 EUR for Dentistry in English. 

The curriculum of Dentall Medicine in English in Kosice gives students the chance to gain knowledge in different fields:

  • First-year Dental Medicine in English: Anatomy, Medical and Human Biology, Medical Biochemistry, Medical Terminology, etc.
  • Second-year Dental Medicine in English: Dental Materials, Technologies and Devices; First Aid, Immunology, Medical Ethics, etc.
  • Third-year Dental Medicine in English: Conservative Dentistry, Preventive Dental Medicine, Prosthetic Dentistry, Radiology, etc.
  • Fourth-year Dental Medicine in English: Basics of Scientific Work, Conservative Dentistry, Dentoalveolar Surgery, Gynaecology, Infectology, etc. 
  • Fifth-year Dental Medicine in English: Anaesthesiology, Management of Dental Practice, Maxillofacial Surgery, Orthodontics, Physiotherapy, etc.
  • Sixth-year Dental Medicine in English: Clinical Seminars, Geronto-dentistry, Periodontology, Prosthetic Dentistry, etc. 

In addition, the university gives students the opportunity to take advantage of different elective courses like: Communication Skills in Slovak Language for Dental Practice, Clinical Biochemistry, Training of Competencies for Clinical Practice, etc.

Entry requirements and entrance exam in Kosice

All applicants must prepare application documents in order to be successfully enrolled in the university. Inter HECS Ltd. provides full application support so that you do not worry about collecting documents and missing university deadlines.

For both study programs available in English language (General Medicine and Dental Medicine) applicants must sit an entrance exam in Biology and Chemistry. The exam is written and there is no interview. The entrance exam takes place in the Faculty of Medicine in Kosice, Slovakia. It is two hours and a half in total and consists of 100 questions in Biology and 100 questions in Chemistry. The entrance exam results are very important in order to be successfully admitted in the university - this is why the team of Inter HECS offers excellent entry exam preparation

Apply to study Medicine or Dentistry in Kosice

Each University has its own application process and that is why we are here to help you and make the application as smooth as possible. Pavol Jozef Safarik University has their specific deadlines and requirements regarding the application. If you are interested in applying for one of the study program in English language – General Medicine or Dental Medicine, we will be more than happy to assist you along the way. Please contact our admission team at [email protected] for a free consultation and review of your documents. After we review your case, we will get back to you with more information about the application procedure and assist you with the next steps!

Keep in mind that there are limited places available, so the earlier you apply - the better. We will provide you with application and relocation support so that you and your family do not worry about missing deadlines - we are here to help you start your medical or dental studies

Student life and accommodation in Kosice, Slovakia

Kosice is the second largest city in Slovakia, located near the border with Hungary, Romania and Poland - this gives you the chance to travel often while you are a student abroad! Of course, given the central location of Slovakia itself, you will without a doubt enjoy weekend trips with your colleagues at the university and explore the different cultures of many European countries! There is also an airport in the city of Kosice, so don't worry about visiting your family over the holidays - it is very likely there is a flight connection between your home town and Kosice!

The city of Kosice combines different architecture styles and in 2013 was announced as a European Capital of the culture. Kosice city offers many activities that students love - walks, theater performances, cinemas and mountain hikes. There are also many interesting museums, plenty of cozy coffee places and also shopping malls where you can go after lectures. Kosice has the largest number of protected historical monuments in Slovakia. The main street is called Hlavna ulica - the international restaurants, pubs and coffee places make it one of the main spots around town where students meet. Did you know that there is also a zoo in Kosice? The city is full of things to do - you just have to apply for admission!

Living costs and scholarships in Slovakia

The city is quite budget-friendly for foreigners who want to live in a modern city. Rent per month is around 300 - 350 EUR, but the price may vary depending on the location, size, furniture, etc. One-way ticket for the public transport is less than 1 EUR, whereas a monthly pass is around 20 euro! The food expenses also vary depending on many factors (e.g. what type of food you eat, what restaurants you like to visit, etc.). A meal for 2 in a mid-range restaurant for a three-course menu may cost around 25 euro. Of course, you can choose to eat at home - it will be much cheaper for you to buy food in the local supermarkets. Overall, Kosice city offers a lot of options to suit different preferences and budget!

One of the important questions that may arise is if there are any scholarships available and the answer is yes. They are based on different factors such as good results in your studies, sports achievements, etc. You will also get a lot of support from upper year students, so choosing to study at Pavol Jozef Safarik University in Kosice, Slovakia is without a doubt a great opportunity to take advantage of!

Apply now for admission at [email protected]!