Pavol Jozef Safárik University in Kosice

At present the University has five faculties – Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Public Administration and Faculty of Arts – which prepare physicians and dentists, experts in natural sciences, mathematics and informatics, teachers, lawyers, specialists for public administration and specialists for psychology, philosophy and theory of communication.

Master's Programmes

Medicine & Health (2)



Pavol Jozef Šafárik University was established in 1959 as the second classical University in Slovakia. The current structure of P. J. Šafárik University includes five faculties – Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Public Administration and Faculty of Arts. At our University more than 7 500 students are studying.


The key mission of Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice is to provide higher education based on the newest scientific findings in a wide international context, following the European trends and goals laid down in the Bologna Declaration and other documents. Developing a harmonious personality by its knowledge improvement, wisdom and creativity rise in a person, the University fulfils its mission. The students are being led to tolerance, critical and independent way of thinking, self-confidence and national awareness.


At this university, top research teams focused on quantum magnetism and nanophysics, bioactive substances for biomedical applications, as well as research of atherosclerosis.

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Library services

The University Library of Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice (hereinafter “UL“) makes available and lends from its own collections any books and information documents in both printed and electronic form.

ICT services

Center of Information and Communication Technologies of Pavol Jozef Šafárik University is the university information facility and also is responsible for solving problems of information technologies and communication systems.

Student Life

Sports facilities

The renovated MINERVA building in the campus of the Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice on Moyzesova Street will serve for leisure activities for students.

Student clubs

There are a lot of clubs and interest group inside the university, such as slovak botanical society or slovak chemical society.

Student Reviews

Nice university
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

It is pretty good university, the teachers are nice and understanding. There are a lot of people from different countries including me

Uni review
Anonymous rated 1 out of 5 stars

There was no problem with the university itself I just realised I want something else

First-hand review of study at UPJŠ
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

University of Pavol Jozef Šafárik has a long-time traditions, which roots date back to 17century. However the university's curriculum focuses mostly on theoretical knowledge and leaves just a little space for implentatation of theory into practice. Overall, it's still considered as one of the best universities in Slovakia wtih highly qualified staff.

Košice, Košický, Slovakia


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