Slovakia, Bratislava

Comenius University Bratislava

Bachelor, MBA

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Comenius university in Bratislava is the oldest and biggest university in the Slovak republic.

Established in 1919, the university draws on the tradition of Academia Istropolitana that was founded in 1465 in Bratislava by Matthias Corvinus, the King of Hungary. Since its founding the university has ranked among the best educational institution on the national level and it has become an internationally recognized centre of scientific study and research. Almost 2,400 international students from 70 countries enjoy studying here.

Comenius university in Bratislava has 13 faculties and serves 27,000 students each year within all three degree study programs, 21,000 of whom are full-time students. Comenius university offers diverse study programs encompassing a broad range of human knowledge – from medicine, humanities and social sciences, to natural sciences, mathematics and theology. Faculty of Management exists from 1991 and it is the top ranked business school in Slovakia. Faculty has several recognitions and three palms by Eduniversal.

Being the most comprehensive provider of classical university education in Slovakia, Comenius university has retained the status of the Slovak national university.

The Country

Officially the Slovak Republic is a landlocked country in Central Europe. The population is over 5 million and comprises mostly ethnic Slovaks. The capital and largest city isBratislava. The official language is Slovak. Slovakia is income advanced economy with high Human Development Index, a high standard of living and performs favourably in measurements of civil liberties, press freedom, internet freedom, democratic governance and peacefulness. The country maintains a combination of market economy with universal health care and a comprehensive social security system. The country joined theEuropean Union in 2004 and the Eurozone on 1 January 2009. Slovakia is also a member of the Schengen Area, NATO, the United Nations, the OECD, the Council of Europe and the Visegrád Group. The Slovak economy is one of the fastest growing economies in Europe and 3rd fastest in Eurozone.

Slovakia is the world’s biggest per-capita car producer with a total of 1.040.000 cars manufactured in the country in 2016 alone. The car industry represents 43 percent of Slovakia’s industrial output, and a quarter of its exports. There are currently three automobile assembly plants:Volkswagen’s in Bratislava (models: Volkswagen Up, Volkswagen Touareg, Audi Q7, Porsche Cayenne), PSA Peugeot Citroën’s in Trnava (models: Peugeot 208, Citroën C3 Picasso) and Kia Motors’ Žilina Plant (models: Kia Cee’d, Kia Sportage, Kia Venga). In 2018, Jaguar Land Rover is set to open the country’s fourth automobile assembly plant in Nitra.

The Slovak landscape is noted primarily for its mountainous nature, with the Carpathian Mountains extending across most of the northern half of the country. Amongst these mountain ranges are the high peaks Area (including Tatra Fatra and Lesser Fatra). between the temperate and continental climate zones with relatively warm summers and cold, cloudy and humid winters. Slovakia features natural landscapes, mountains, caves, medieval castles and towns, folk architecture, spas and ski resorts. More than 5 million tourists visited Slovakia in 2016, and of the Fatra-Tatra Mountains, Greater The Slovak climate lies the most attractive destinations are the capital of Bratislava and the High Tatras.

Traditional Slovak cuisine is based mainly on pork meat, poultry (chicken is the most widely eaten, followed by duck, goose, and turkey), flour, potatoes, cabbage, and milk products. It is relatively closely related to Hungarian, Czech and Austrian cuisine.

The City

Bratislava is the political, cultural and economic centre of Slovakia. It is the seat of the Slovak president, the parliament and the Slovak Executive. It is home to several universities, museums, theatres, galleries and other important cultural and educational institutions. Many of Slovakia’s large businesses and financial institutions also have headquarters there. The capital of Slovakia is the eighth best city for freelancers to live in, mostly because of fast internet and the low taxes.

In 2017, Bratislava was ranked as the third richest region of the European Union by GDP (PPP) per capita. Most historical buildings are concentrated in the Old Town. Bratislava’s Town Hall is a complex of three buildings erected in the 14th–15th centuries and now hosts the Bratislava City Museum. One of the most prominent structures in the city is Bratislava Castle, situated on a plateau 85 metres (279 ft) above the Danube. Bratislava has many shopping areas and markets throughout the city. The streets of historical Old Town are lined mostly with shops offering the finest luxury merchandise and souvenirs.

Bratislava has 7 major Shopping centres – Aupark, Avion Shopping Park, Bory Mall, Central, Eurovea, Polus City Center and Shopping Palace.

Football is currently represented by the only club playing in the top Slovak football league, the Fortuna Liga. ŠK Slovan Bratislava, founded in 1919, has its home ground at the Pasienky stadium. Public transport in Bratislava is managed by Dopravný podnik Bratislava, a city-owned company. The transport system is known as Mestská hromadná doprava (MHD, Municipal Mass Transit) and employs buses, trams and trolleybuses. An additional service, Bratislavská integrovaná doprava (Bratislava Integrated Transport), links train and bus routes in the city with points beyond.

Estimated Expenses

Rough Expense Comparison

Semester at Comenius University

Semester at ZSEM

Health Insurance

Airfare

370 EUR

Housing/Utilities*

287 EUR

73,50 EUR(if you live in dormitory)

Internet/cable*

28 EUR

20 EUR

Food*

177 EUR

190 EUR

Books

Included

Transportation*

16 EUR

48 EUR

Visa

*per month

Accommodation

Dormitory VM Mlyny provides accommodation for students who attend a faculty of Management,Philosophy, Pharmacy, Physicaleducation and sports, Mathematics, Education, Social and economic sciences that are a part of Comenius University. Mlyny Halls of Residence (“Mlyny”) is part of the accommodation unit belonging to the Commenius University, which is the oldest, largest and the most prestigious university in Slovakia. It is located in Slavičie Údolie (Bratislava 4 – district of Karlova Ves), area of Mlynská Dolina, neighboring protected regional countryside of Malé Karpaty – Sitina, away from busy traffic routes but still conveniently located by the Bratislava city centre (about 5 min. by car, or 10 min. by public transport – bus).

Travel Opportunities

As a rail hub, the city has direct connections to Austria, Hungary, Republic, Poland, Germany and Slovakia. Bratislava-Petržalka station and Bratislava hlavná stanica are the main railway stations. Bratislava’s M. R. Štefánik Airport is the main international airport in Slovakia. The airport is located 9 kilometres (5.6 mi) north-east of the city centre. It serves civil and governmental, scheduled and unscheduled domestic and international flights. The current runways support the landing of all the Czech the rest of railway common types of aircraft currently used. It served 2,024,000 passengers in 2007. Bratislava is also served by the Vienna International Airport located 49 kilometres (30.4 mi) west of the city centre.