Guide on how to Study on Low Tuition in Slovakia

If you are thinking of moving to Slovakia for a study abroad program , but still wondering if it’s the right thing to do or not, then read this article to understand what you’ll need to do.Slovakia is a country located in Central Europe. It is bordered by the Czech republic and Austria to the west, Poland to the North,Ukraine to the east and Hungary to the South. University education in Slovakia is affordable and cheap.

Note that if the language of instruction is Slovak, no tuition is charged; however in another foreign language tuition is charged.Slovakia is an ideal economic hub for students to study and live in. This is because it has one of the lowest tuition fees in Western Europe. Tuition fees are set by individual higher institutions. The fees vary from 700 Euros to 10,000 Euros.

See below University Rankings

`Rankings Location
1 Univerzita Komenskeho v Bratislave Bratislave
2 Technika Univerzita v Kosiciah Kosice
3 Slovenska Technicka Univerzita  v Bratislave Bratislava
4.Univerzita Pavla Josefa Safarika v Kosiciach Kosice
5 Zilinska Univerzita v Ziline Zilina
6 Univerzita Mateja Bela v Banskej Bystrici Banska Bystrica
7 Ekonomicka Univerzita  v Bratislave Bratislava

Living Expenses

The cost of living in Slovakia is lower than in Western countries.These expenses depend largely on the region and your lifestyle.

Accomodation Costs

  • One bedroom flat: 300 Euros per month. Inclusive of all necessary utilities(this may vary depending on the location.
  • Two bedroom flats: 400 Euros per month. Inclusive of all necessary utilities(this may vary depending on your location).

These are the accomodation options available to students:

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Universities in Slovakia offer accomodation options to students in dormitories. One room is shared by 2-3 students. Rooms for a single individual are also available. These accommodation spaces are well furnished with all the required facilities.Some of the dormitories also have fitness centres,swimming pool, internet facilities and laundry service.

Private Apartments

In Slovakia, private apartments are available on rent.The apartments are shared or available on rent. All the available amenities are available.The cost of private accomodation depends on the number of rooms. You can expect to pay between 300 Euros and 800 Euros per month.

Student Cards

Student cards are given to all international students. You can use these cards to obtain discounts on accomodation, transport, concerts and restaurants.

Work and Study

EU/EEA/Swiss students can work in Slovakia on the same terms and conditions as Slovak students.The non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens will require a temporary or permanent residence permit in order to work in Slovakia.

Health and Medical Care

The Ministry of Health manages the Health care system in the Slovak Republic. There are private and state health care providers in Slovakia.

Health Insurance

EU/EEA/Swiss students get the same health care facilities as Slovak citizens. Everyone in Slovakia-citizen or foreigner are allowed to select their own health care provider.

European Health Insurance Card

An EU/EEA/Swiss citizen must have a European Health Insurance Card in order enjoy the benefits of health insurance as Slovak citizens. Individuals with EHIC are protected by a Health Insurance Company to the same amount as a Slovak citizen.

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