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Study abroad in Kosice!

The Pavol Jozef Šafárik University of Košice (Slovak Univerzita Pavla Jozefa Šafárika v Košiciach) is a university located in Košice, Slovakia. It was founded in 1959 and is organized in 5 faculties and is the best place to study abroad in Kosice. The university is named after Pavel Jozef Šafárik, a 19th century Slovak philologist, poet, and historian.

The tradition of higher education in the University of Košice goes back to the year 1657, when the bishop Benedict Kishdy founded an Academy by the Memorandum of “Studium Universale” and presented it with 40 000 tallers (by way of a dot). The Academy or the University started up managed by the Jesus’ Community Jesuits. The University of Košice Golden Bull issued on the 6th of August 1660 by the Roman emperor Leopold I. granted the University the same privileges as to all the other universities of the Habsburg Monarchy in Vienna, Prague, Köln, Graz, Trnava, Olomouc e.g. The Bull included a provision of high significance stating the academic degrees to be recognized as they were granted at any of the oldest and most famous universities. The structure of the “Academia Cassoviensis” was similar to that of other universities managed by Jesuits, determined by the Study Rules -“Ratio Studiorum”. Rector, Vice-rector and Chancellor stood at the head of the University, Faculties were represented by Deans. Alongside the Philosophical and the Law Faculties, the Theological Faculty was the strongest. Study at the Philosophical Faculty was dedicated first of all to Philosophy, History and Languages, but the lectures included also natural sciences, e.g. Physics, Mathematics, Geography and Botany. The University of Košice was well known for its excellent professors Martin Palkovič, Samuel Timon, Štefan Kaprinai, Karol Wágner, Juraj Sklenár, Michal Lipšic, distinguished for dissemination of the new Physics in the Monarchy, and others. Regular and extraordinary professors were giving lectures to the students of all the Hungary nationalities. At this time study abroad in Kosice was starting to become a regular practice. The lectures were given in Latin. The University had its own library, church, printing station and it was also connected to other institutions, a high school, seminary and convict or to vassal villages and other estate administration, for instance. The University of Kosice was in possession of more villages in Spiš County, at Abov and Zemplín See; it owned also one of the Gemer county towns, Jelšava. The university significantly influenced the advancement of science, educational attainment and spiritual culture in the 17th and 18th century.

In 1773 the University felt out of conduct of Jesuits and became a public institution – Academia Regia. Following a provision of a government - Ratio Educationis- it lost its sovereignty and remained just a subsidiary of the only Hungarian University in Buda while keeping the right to grant a degree. In 1850 Academia Regia transformed into the Law Academy, which existed till the year 1921. Founding the Dr. Milan Rastislav Štefánik Technical University made Košice a seat of university, again, though it was cancelled by the law in 1939.

After the Second World War, in successive steps, following universities were established: University of Agriculture and Horticulture, subsidiary of the Pedagogical Faculty of the Slovak University in 1947, in 1948 it was a subsidiary of the Medicine Faculty of Comenius University, University of Veterinary Medicine in 1949 and in 1952 Technical University. Foreign students started to come to study medicine abroad in Kosice.

By joining the subsidiary of the Medicine Faculty of Comenius University with the Philosophical Faculty accrued from the Philosophical Faculty of the Pedagogical College in Prešov, Pavol Jozef Šafárik University of Košice was established, which fastened on to the tradition of the historical Jesuitical Košice University. In 1964 the Pedagogical Faculty with a seat in Prešov was established and became a part of P. J. Šafárik University, as well as the Faculty of Science in 1963 and the Faculty of Law in 1973. The number of faculties increased by the Orthodox Theologian Faculty and the Greek-catholic Theologian Faculty; on the 1st of January 1997 the P. J. Šafárik University was divided into two independent Universities, P. J. Šafárik University of Košice and University of Prešov in Prešov. So, the number of the faculties was reduced to 3, which were the Faculty of Medicine, the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Law. From the year 1998 the University has also a new Faculty of Public Administration.

If you would like to study medicine abroad or to study dentistry abroad in Slovakia but in a different city then Kosice, with EuroMed you could study abroad in Comenius.


Application Procedure for Košice University:

Applicants must have submitted and completed a EuroMed Application form, by clicking here.
Applicants will then be invited to attend the entrance examination.
Biology and Chemistry on Friday 4th September 2018. Venue to be confirmed nearer the time.
This entrance test will last approximately 2 hours. The revision sessions and entrance examination are run and administered by EuroMed so book now!



BOOK NOW as places are limited!

Revision courses are recommended for the following reasons:

1. Places on this course are limited
2. To provide an opportunity to revise for the entrance test subjects in Biology and Chemistry
3. Revision sessions are organised by qualified A-level tutors
4. Improve your chances of achieving the pass mark in the final examination
5. Fact- 98 percent of applicants who attended the revision session passed the final examination


Please contact EuroMed for booking details and more information.

Interview Course: Cost per day is £390.00 inc. VAT (non-refundable).

Revision Sessions: Cost per day is £320.00 inc. VAT (non-refundable). Each session lasts about 3 hours and there will be 2 sessions per day(morning and afternoon) including a one hour lunch break from 1-2pm. 
Venue, date and times will be confirmed upon application.


Please CLICK HERE to register for your interview and/or revision sessions online. After your booking is confirmed you will receive additional information.