Pavol Jozef Šafárik University

Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice, Slovakia

Country: Kosice, Slovakia Tuition Fees: €11000 Living Costs: €500
Courses: Medicine, Dentistry Entrance exam: Yes Graduate Entry: No

Pavol Jozef Šafárik University was founded in 1959 and was the second classical University in Slovakia. Nowadays, the university consists of five faculties – Medicine, Science, Law, Public Administration, and Arts. More than 7500 students study and shape their future here.

Kosice is the second-largest city in Slovakia, known for its rich history and its nickname: the metropolis of the East. It also welcomes thousands of visitors annually, be it for business, education or tourism.

Currently, Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice ranks among the top educational and scientific institutions not just in Slovakia but in Europe too. The English programme made its debut 15 years ago, and since then, hundreds of international students have successfully graduated and earned a degree in the field of General Medicine or Dentistry.

Both specialities are available for international students proficient in English. Also, The Faculty of Medicine is closely related to the Teaching Hospital in Kosice, where you will spend the last years of your education practising the clinical disciplines.

There’s no graduate entry medicine programme here but student transfers are possible.

The address of the university is Trieda SNP 1 040 11 Košice, Slovak Republic

Pavol Jozef Šafárik University Medicine Tuition Fees

The Faculty of Medicine provides university study in English for international students in two branches: general medicine and dental medicine. The duration of both courses is 6 years (12 terms).

The tuition fees are €10,500 per year for General Medicine and €11,000 per year for Dental Medicine.

The Faculty of Medicine accepts 200 new students for medicine and 35 for dentistry each year for English programmes.

Student Accommodation

The university offers student housing for students in the Faculty of Medicine. There are single, double and triple rooms available, all of which have Internet access (€10/month). There’s a shared kitchen on each floor, supplied with 2 refrigerators, a cooker, an oven, and a microwave. On the first floor, you can also find a computer room, a laundry room, and a study room. Prices for each room type are:

  • Single room – €186 per month
  • Double room – €130,50 per person, per month
  • Triple room – €87 per person, per month

Securing a dorm room is usually tricky for several reasons, the biggest of which is that demand is higher than supply. If you had trouble getting in the student hostel, then consider renting an apartment in the city, as it’s also an affordable option.

A single bedroom apartment in Kosice will cost you between €300 – €400 per month, depending on how close or far you are from the city centre. Other living expenses like utility bills, food and free time activities can cost you anywhere between €400 – €600 depending on your buying habits. So you expect to spend from €700 – €1000.

As a former European capital for culture, Kosice has a lot to offer in terms of day and night activities. For example, if you plan a city tour, you can see various historical museums and monuments, sculptures, cathedrals, theatres, and more. Kosice is not short of places to have a good meal and get a feel of Slovakian cuisine. If you like nature, you can visit numerous parks and the city zoo. For clubbing enthusiasts, Kosice offers a lot of bars and clubs where you can have a refreshing drink and listen to live music.

University of Pavol Jozef Safarik Admission & Entry Requirements

Students must apply as soon as possible, as an early application allows for more time to prepare a strong application file. Applications are currently open for 2020 entry at the Pavol Jozef University of Medicine, submit an application to one of our advisors can contact you with more information. Students must submit their documents to Medlink Students before September 2020.

To secure a seat in the university, students must have good grades in their high school certificate, e.g. three A-levels, Baccalaureate, final leaving certificate etc. If they meet those requirements, then they must sit an entrance exam.

There is an all-in-one Biology and Chemistry exam which is held at the Medical University and consists of multiple-choice questions. The exam will be 2 hours and 30 minutes.

At Medlink Students, we specialise in guaranteeing your acceptance into medical school. We will provide you with excellent preparation material to ensure you score very competitively compared to other candidates. We will also prepare a solid application file for you, so you have a competitive advantage over other dentistry or medicine applicants in Europe.

We can also ease your application process, support you throughout your entire education, and help you practise as a doctor in the UK.

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University Term Dates

The winter semester usually starts at the end of September and lasts until the end of the calendar year. After Christmas and New year holidays is the examination session which ends in mid-February.

The second semester starts right after the examination period, meaning mid-February. It lasts for 14 weeks, or until mid- to late-May. Immediately, a 6-week examination session begins and ends in early-July.

Pavol Jozef Šafárik University Curriculum & Syllabus

We are happy to announce that the curricula for GM and DM for the academic year 2020/2021 are now available. Please, take a look:

University Accreditation

As a graduate of General Medicine, you will know both theoretical and pre-clinical subjects and clinical disciplines. In your practical training, you will learn necessary preventive, diagnostic, and therapeutic procedures. The study programme lasts for 6 years, and as a graduate, you are awarded the degree of “Doctor of General Medicine” (MUDr.). This automatically entitles you to work in the European Union and worldwide.

As a graduate of Dental Medicine, you will have adequate theoretical knowledge of theoretical, pre-clinical, and clinical disciplines. During your practical exercises in the subjects of Dental medicine, you will learn necessary preventive, diagnostic, and therapeutic procedures and will become qualified to independently perform basic practical procedures. The study of Dental medicine lasts for 6 years, and its graduates are awarded the degree of “Doctor of Dental Medicine” (MDDr.), which is also recognised in any country of the European Union and the majority of other countries.

The GMC recognises the University of Pavol Jozef Safarik. To be accepted, the GMC’s requirements are: you will need to have graduated successfully in a course which contained at least 5,500 hours and lasted at least three years.

The university meets the criteria of acceptance into the General Medical Council.

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