Yes, they can! In 2008 Ukraine joined the group of Visegrad countries to integrate into the European Union. A pleasant bonus from Ukraine’s joining this group is the opportunity to take part in various programs and grants. Cooperation in higher education is one such advantage. Ukrainian citizens can freely enter and study free of charge in universities of the Visegrad countries, of which Slovakia is a member. The basis for this is also the Law on Higher Education of the Slovak Republic, which allows students who speak the Slovak language to study at state universities in the country for FREE.
According to the current legislation of the Slovak Republic in higher educational institutions (bachelor degree) can come natural person who has received a full general secondary education or a full special secondary education. The condition for studying at the second stage (magistracy) is to obtain a higher education of the first or second stage, and the sum of the number of credits, according to which a preliminary higher education was received, and the difference in the number of credits for obtaining the corresponding second-level education should be at least 300 credits. The condition for admission to the third stage of higher education (doctoral studies) is the completion of the second stage of higher education. To enter the university, you must apply. Individual faculties independently determine in what terms and which documents are attached to the application. Also, the faculties independently decide on the question of the entrance examinations.
For admission, you must first provide a document on the completion of the relevant level of education.
Note: the requirements of faculties and universities for the processing of documents may vary. With the development of cooperation with individual universities and faculties, we will post on our website all the necessary information regarding the requirements for the design of individual documents.
We also recommend paying attention to:
– apostilization of documents;
– translation of documents into Slovak by a specialist registered in the translator’s register of the Ministry of Justice of the Slovak Republic;
– recalculation of estimates in accordance with the Slovak scoring scale;
– Nostrification of the secondary education certificate in the education department of the relevant district state administration. *
*Attention!!! To date, there is an existing agreement between the governments of Slovakia and Ukraine on mutual academic recognition of the equivalence of education documents. According to this agreement, nostrification is not mandatory. However, not all universities have this information yet. It is advisable to inform them about this fact. The text of the agreement is posted on the official website of the Ministry of Education of Slovakia (https://www.minedu.sk/data/files/5636_ukrajina.pdf).
The faculty management independently decides whether entrance examinations for certain specialties will be held. At the moment, for most specialties, exams do not need to be taken due to a small competition. Exceptions can be made for the most prestigious specialties: doctor, dentist, specialties related to computer technology, as well as psychology and law.
At the moment, most faculties do not require proof of proficiency in the Slovak language upon admission, be it a certificate or passing an exam. But preparation in the language is necessary before starting the study since from the very first lessons you will study in the Slovak language. And the quality of your preparation in the Slovak language before the school year, the easier it will be for you to integrate into the educational process and complete everything you need.
There are practically no differences. The Bologna system also forms the basis of education in higher educational institutions in Slovakia. In Ukraine, the credit and modular system was introduced in 2005. Minor differences can be found in individual universities and faculties, since their leadership has the right to independently modify the learning process. The main task of the student is to recruit a sufficient number of credits during each semester in order to get permission to move on to the next semester or course.
According to the current legislation of Slovakia, a foreign student who has a temporary residence permit for the purpose of training has the right to work. However, there is a restriction that does not allow university students to work more than 20 hours a week (See §23a ods .5 Zákona č. 5/2004 Z.z. O službách zamestnanosti).
Якщо ви вже визначилися, що хочете навчатися в Словаччині, пропонуємо вже зараз зробити перший крок і отримати знижку.
Розпочинаємо набір абітурієнтів на оформлення для вступу в університети в 2022р.
Акційна пропозиція “Early Bird” діє з 01.06 – 01.09.2021р та надає знижку в розмірі 200 євро на пакет послуг та мовні курси!”