Comenius University in Bratislava


Comenius University in Bratislava, Bratislava, Slovakia


Information Sheet: 2021 Information Sheet


Comenius University is the oldest and largest university in the Slovak Republic. It was founded in 1919 and follows the university traditions of Academia Istropolitana, which was established in Bratislava by the Hungarian King Matthias Corvinus in 1465. Comenius University is named after Johan Amos Comenius (in Slovak language Ján Amos Komenský 28.3.1592 –15.11.1670), teacher of nations, an outstanding personality of the world history. With his reflections on method and content of education he became a founder of modern pedagogics. According to Comenius the process of education goes from sensitive perception through thinking to religious belief. Comenius saw the world as a school of life and the life as continuos process of self-education. School should encourage this process but not substitute it. As a basic principle of education he raised an equal chance for all students. He introduced four-level scholar system with elementary (family) school for children from 1 to 6 years, then school with education in mother tongue from 7 to 12 years, then Latin school where subjects were thought in Latin language and after continuing with academic education from 19 to 24 years. In the frame of these system students, according to their capacities, were taught disciplines about surrounding world. Great attention was paid to students’ independence and illustratively of teaching. J. A. Comenius linked tightly learning of languages with teaching of objective subjects. 

Basic missions of the university are to acquire, develop and disseminate knowledge, and to facilitate access to it, especially for young generation; to preserve and strengthen position of the university as a scientific and educational institution of the highest international quality and to form high professional and human qualities of the graduates in the spirit of European democracy, humanism and tolerance, the major values of a person of the third millenary.
Our University is an internationally recognized centre of study and science, with all prerequisites indispensable to develop in harmony with modern trends in science and education.
Comenius University is inviting you to study at the oldest and greatest of all universities in Slovakia. You are invited to join our family of about 29000 students studying at 13 faculties, many of which offer courses or even complete study programmes in English, and some in French and German, too. Comenius University hosts the highest number of foreign students among all universities in our country, but we aim to increase this number steadily. Being (among others) a member of EUA (European University Association), UNICA (Network of UNIversities from the CApitals of Europe) and Utrecht Network, our university has close contact with many important European educational institutions based on bilateral agreements. 12 out of 13 faculties are in Bratislava, in the "three capitals triangle" (Vienna 60km, Budapest 200km), the other is in historical city of Martin, under the famous skiing slopes in the north of Slovakia.
Most of our "foreign" students come as participants in Socrates/Erasmus Programme, but also welcome are students from non-EU countries and from overseas. I believe, that you will find among the courses offered "your combination" and that your stay at our university in the (perhaps not so big, but certainly charming) capital of Slovakia or in Martin will be a good experience. We offer not only academic excellence at our university, but also a wealth of cultural and social opportunities that have attracted and will continue to attract students from abroad in growing numbers. 

Faculties of CU:

Faculty of Medicine
Faculty of Philosophy
Faculty of Pharmacy
Faculty of Physical Education and Sports
Jessenius Faculty of Medicine
Roman Catholic Faculty of Theology
Evangelical Faculty of Theology
Faculty of Management
Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences

Courses Taught in English

Management (both levels);

Social and Economic Sciences (both levels);

European Studies (undergraduate);

Pharmacy (both levels);

Medicine (both levels);

Education (restricted opportunities);

Natural Sciences (both levels);

Mathematics, Physics and Informatics (both levels);

Law (both levels)


Accommodation is guranteed for international students.

Dormitory Mlyny (Management, Philosophy, Pharmacy, Physical Education and Sports, Education, Social adn Economic Sciences)

Domitory Druzba ( Medicine, Law , Natural Sciences)


'Welcome Week' includes language courses, guides, faculty visits, and social programs. This is held a week before the start of semester and is free of charge.

Contact Information:

Mr. Michal Dzurik

Safarikovo namestie 6

818 06 Bratislava 16


Tel.: 00421 2 59244 515

Fax: 00421 2 59244 204