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Study Master's Degrees in Bratislava, Bratislavský, Slovakia

Bratislava at a glance

If you are looking for a friendly, non-conformist and inexpensive location to study abroad, the city of Bratislava in Slovakia should definitely be on your top list! The quality of higher education in Bratislava is comparable with other EU countries, while the cost of living is much cheaper. Situated right in the middle of Europe, Bratislava enables you to travel conveniently to other beautiful capitals in the neighboring countries and to fully enjoy your study experience abroad. About 56,000 students attend some of the largest Slovakian universities located in Bratislava. This is more than 10% of the total population of the city. Therefore, making friends and socializing should never be a problem in the Slovakian capital. 


Studying in Bratislava

Universities in Bratislava offer a wide spectrum of study choices and degrees in the fields of business, engineering, IT, law, medicine, humanities, arts and more. The academic year begins in October and ends in May.

The main teaching language in Bratislava is Slovak. To cater for international students, many universities offer Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhDs delivered in foreign languages. The most common are English-taught programmes, but you can also find courses taught in German. You can find online a full list of English-taught academic degrees offered by some of the best universities in Bratislava.

Admission requirements for international students are in general the same as for Slovak nationals. However, as foreign student, you will need to prove your language level for the language you choose to study in.


Career opportunities in Bratislava

EU/EEA/Swiss students can be employed in Bratislava on the same terms as Slovak nationals. If you are an English speaker, you can find some part-time jobs and internship opportunities in Bratislava. However, you will often need at least a basic level of Slovak skills to be considered for a position here.

Bratislava’s main profits come from banking, IT, tourism and service sectors. Major foreign investors set their headquarters in Bratislava, and others opened outsourcing offices and service centres. The multinational companies typically look to hire young, multilingual English-speakers.

If you are interested in extraction and energetic industries, Bratislava has offices of national companies such as Slovnaft (oil refining), SPP (gas distribuition) and Slovenské elektrárne (energy production). Large international employers in Bratislava include companies such as: Volkswagen, Siemens, Microsoft, IMB, Henkel and more.


Bratislava city life

With a population of only 500,000, Bratislava has a relaxed atmosphere, lacking the cram and noise of other capital cities. The city has beautiful sights, with the Danube river crossing the city and the hills (called “White Carpathians”) surrounding it.

You will be fascinated by the Bratislava Castle that dominates the city, now serving as the Slovak Parliament, and housing collections of the Slovak National Museum. Some other attractions include: the Devin Castle, St Elizabet’s (Blue) Church, St. Martin's Dome, the Primatial Palace, boat rides on the Danube and the UFO restaurant on the top of Novy Most (New Bridge).

In the city-centre, you will find many cafes, pubs, restaurants and clubs. Bratislava has a fun and active night life, both in the Old City and around student dormitory areas. Locals here are welcoming to foreigners and you will enjoy a rich and diverse international community.

If you feel like going outdoors, you can go hiking and explore some winter sports in the Tatra Mountains, which are within easy reach of Bratislava. Bratislava is the only capital city that borders two countries, Austria and Hungary, and you can travel to Vienna (one hour away) or Budapest (two and a half hours) by train.

International atmosphere in Bratislava

Bratislava attracts many foreign students to pursue a full degree, an academic diploma or a short course abroad. Erasmus exchange students are especially popular at universities in Bratislava. You will be able to get by using only your English knowledge, as most young people here, as well as people working in tourist areas of the city speak good English. Czech, Polish and German are also popular in Bratislava.

Over 1.5 million tourists visit Slovakia each year, and Bratislava is the main attraction. Most of the visitors come from the Czech Republic, followed by Poland, Germany, Ukraine, Austria, Hungary, and Russia. You will be exposed here to a genuine multicultural experience, interacting with tourists and your international peers.

Weather Bratislava

Bratislava has a mild climate, with four seasons, warm summers and cold winters. During summer, the average high temperatures are 25°C (77°F), and in winter they can drop to -1.7°C (29°F) on average. The period from May to September is often considered the best season to visit this capital at the centre of Europe.

Universities in Bratislava

Established in 1940, the University of Economics in Bratislava (EUBA) is the 3rd oldest university in Slovakia and the leading public research university, internationally recognized in the field of Economics, Business and Management. It offers wide range of study programs on all levels of study. Quality driven education is closely connected to businesses and highly internationalized.

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The Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava (STU) is a modern research and higher education institution. It continues a legacy of the 250-year-old Mining Academy in Banská Štiavnica, where the foundations of vocational and practical learning were established. 

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Comenius University in Bratislava is a modern European university which in 2019 is celebrating its 100th anniversary. It is the only Slovak university to be regularly ranked in the international rankings of the best universities in the world. It offers the widest selection of study programmes at three levels, and several of these study programmes are the only ones of their kind offered in Slovakia

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CityU has over 20 locations in the US Northwest and worldwide. Many of CityU`s degree and certificate programs are also offered completely online so you can learn from anywhere, whatever works best for you.

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