Faculty of Medicine in Košice – everything you need to know about studying in Slovakia


Dear future students of medicine and dentistry! 

Welcome on our page, where you can get 100% accurate and comprehensive information about Faculty of Medicine in Košice, Slovakia and get free consultance and apply to program of General medicine or Dental medicine! You can apply by clicking here (our service is free).

Who are we? We are official representative of the Faculty of Medicine (University of Pavel Jozef Safarik) in Košice and the Jessenius Faculty of Medicine in Martin (Comenius University).

Faculty of Medicine in Kosice (Koszyce)How we are different from other agencies? We are located directly in Kosice (Koszyce), which means we help students during their studies in Slovakia. Our service is completely free of charge. 

When are we available? 7 days a week, 24 hours a day!

First 10 applicants get special bonus in form of database of questions for an entrance examination. Contact us now – medhead@meadhead.eu or call us: +421/910 173 958


Applicants usually have plenty of questions and are not able to find answers on faculty page or elsewhere on internet. These questions usually range from: „How is the entrance examination in Kosice like?“, „How do I get accomodation?“ to „What is the quality of Faculty of Medicine in Kosice?“ etc.

We have created this document, where you can find all relevant information about organisation of study, students life, study programmes, application process or fees related to studium.

If there are still any unanswered questions, do not hesitate to contact us – we are here to help you completely free of charge. You can find our contacts under this video as well.

1. Where are Košice located?

2. History of Košice and universities

3. Living costs and your monthly budget in Košice

4. Faculty of Medicine as part of Pavel Jozef Šafarik University

5. Faculty of Medicine – oldest Faculty of University in Košice

6. The most important numbers about Faculty of Medicine in Košice

7. Study programmes in Košice: General Medicine and Dental Medicine

8. International students at Faculty of Medicine in Košice

9. Entrance examination at Faculty of Medicine

10. Documents required for entrance examination

11. Scholarships for international students

12. What students should do after passing entrance examination?

13. Should you appoint an agency?

14. How can our agency help you?


Lets start and answer this questions one by one.

1. Firstly, let us answer the basic question: where is Košice located?

Košice is located in eastern Slovakia. It has its own airport with direct connection to Prague, Vienna, London, Bratislava, Kyjev, Doncaster, Bristol and Milan. In addition to that you can also use airports of big cities around: airport of capital of Slovakia Bratislava, airport of Budapest or Krakow. In other words: you can comfortably come to Kosice by plane, train, car or bus.

2.History of Košice and universities

Kosice has really long history – first written reference came from year 1230. Statute of city was given to Kosice in year 1241. Košice played important historical role practically from 17th century. It has developed to the second biggest city of Slovakia with more than 240.000 inhabitants. Thanks to the many beautiful building of Kosice and reconstructed main street, Kosice is referred as one of the most beautiful cities in Slovakia.

You can find 3 universities here: Pavel Jozef Šafárik University, Technical university and University of Veterinary medicine and Pharmacy. That means that in cafeterias and pubs you can meet plenty of university students every evening. Students are friendly and have no problem with speaking English.

3. Living costs and your monthly budget in Košice

What are the prices in Kosice like? Your monthly budget might be around 400€ which covers all of your expenses. For example beer is 1,50€ at pubs, monthly ticket for public transportation costs 10€ for students, accomodation at dormitories around 90€ and so on.

If you compare this to expenses for example in Germany, where monthly living costs are 800€, you save around 400€ a month or 4000€ for 10 months during 1 academic year in Slovakia.

4. Faculty of Medicine as part of Pavel Jozef Šafarik University

Now – lets proceed to institution, which covers faculty of medicine – Pavel Jozef Safarik University.

University was established on 28th of November 1959 and has currently more than 7800 students. It is the second oldest university in Slovakia and successor of University of Kosice founded in 1657.

You can see facade of Rectorate of Pavol Jozef Šafárik university on the picture.

Rectorate of Pavel Jozef Safarik University

5. Faculty of Medicine – oldest Faculty of University in Košice

Interesting fact about Faculty is, that it is older than University itself, because it was founded in 1948, 11 years before establishment of University. Since 1992, there are English study programmes offered to international students: General Medicine and Dental Medicine.

Faculty runs under European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS), which is a standard for comparing study attainment and performance of students in higher education in whole European union and other collaborative countries. This means, that transfers of completed courses from another university is possible. In other words, you are free to continue your studies here or elsewhere in Europe without problems.

On the picture, Faculty of medicine is situated on the left. Tall building next to the Faculty is University hospital called also New hospital, where students go for their practicals.

6. The most important numbers about Faculty of Medicine in Košice

Here are really important information about Faculty.

There are more than 12000 graduates since establishment of Faculty in 1948.

The reason is simple: degree is internationally recognized and you can work with it in European Union, USA and in the most countries around the world.

You can rely on your degree, because the quality of education is ensured by meeting accreditation critarias. In last complex accreditation process conducted by Pavel Jozef Šafárik University, Faculty of Medicine gained 3,95 points from maximum 4,00 points. Faculty gets this great rating also thanks to the close cooperation with University hospital.

Hospital, where students go to practicals is located next to the Faculty. Students are in direct contact with patients from the early beginnings of their studies. Not every patients speaks English of course – that is the reason, why one of the subject of curiculum is Slovak language. It is not easy – but speaking at least basics of Slovak brings you much more closer to your patients.

Great news is, that labolatories and research facilities at Faculty were reconstructed and modernised from European structural funds in recent years – lets see some picture of them!

7. Study programmes in Košice: General Medicine and Dental Medicine

I guess you must be really curious about specifics of study programmes for international students.

There are 2 study programs for international students: General medicine and Dental medicine.

General medicine is undergraduate programme taught in English language. The study of General Medicine lasts for 6 years (12 semesters) and graduates are awarded degree: Doctor of General Medicine.

During these 6 years, students obtain adequate theoretical knowledge of practical, pre-clinical and clinical subjects. In practical training, students learn basic preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.

In comparison to Germany and other countries, there is no numerus clausus (which means limited availability of places for students) – so everyone who pass an entrance examination is enrolled to Faculty!

Furthermore, you do not need to wait for your results: you get information whether you are accepted or not, usually within 7-10 working days.

We will speak about an entrance examination later on.

There are around 200 students accepted to programme General medicine each year. Fee for studying is 10.500€ per 2 semesters (one year) and is paid in 2 installments.

Dental medicine is second undergraduate study programme offered for international students. It lasts 6 years (or 12 semesters) and graduates are awarded with degree: Doctor of Dental medicine. Stress is put on practical skills of students, so they are able to perform basic stomatology procedures on their own after graduation. Compared to programme of General medicine, only around 20 students are accepted. Fee for this study programme is 11.000€ paid in 2 installments.

Students of General Medicine in Kosice

8. International students at Faculty of Medicine in Košice

In year 2015, there were almost 900 international students at Faculty of medicine – and this number is growing continually. Students come from all over the world: Germany, Greece, Saudi Arabia, Poland, Spain, Portugal or Italy, so you will definitelly be only international student there. Students form groups of 10-15 people, in which they attend seminars and practicals and are free to ask anything to teachers.

9. Entrance examination at Faculty of Medicine

If you decide to apply to Faculty of medicine in Košice, you must pass an entrance examination. Entrance examination is held usually in June and August in Kosice. It consists of 100 questions from Biology and 100 questions from Chemistry. Test is multiple choice and for every question, maximum of 4 points may be given to applicant. For wrong answer, there is no deduction of points. Applicants may score maximum of 800 points.

All questions are from one databank, that can be bought from university, but our agency can provide it free of charge!

If you want to be sure, that you are accepted, you must score at least 555 points from 800 possible in multiple choice test. If you want to prepare, you should revise basics of chemistry of biology firstly and then go question by question from databank. No points are deducted for uncorrect answer. You can score 1-4 points.

10. Documents required for entrance examination

Which documents will you need, if you decide to apply?

Firstly, go to portal of Faculty and find e-Application. You application must be filled out on computer and then signed. Some fields are little bit tricky, so do not hesitate to contact study department of university or our agency.

Secondly, you must submit medical confirmation about your physical and mental ability to study. This document cannot be older than 3 months.

Thirdly, submit scan of your passport or ID.

Fourthly, you need to show, that you paid 40€ fee to university. Bank account number can be found on faculty website.

Finally submit school leaving certificate – certificate must be certified by Slovak notary and other public institutions. The procedure is really long and time consuming. If you are not sure with this, we recommend you to use service of agency for students again.

11. Scholarships for international students

Next question, which applicants ask quite a lot is: are we eligible for the same scholarships as Slovak students?

The answer is yes, you are. There are various scholarships for students: based on your good study results (you must be among best 10% of students), based on great representation of Faculty at conferences or sports competitions and social scholarship.

Concrete sums of scholarship varies from year to year, so we advice you to ask International study department.

Photo from practicals at Faculty of Medicine in Kosice

12. What students should do after passing entrance examination?

Now imagine situation: you just passed entrance exam and are almost student of faculty. What you should do after coming to Kosice?
Firstly, enrollment to Faculty is the most important of course. During enrollment you are about to choose your subjects for first year of your study (with minimum of 40 credits).

Secondly, do not forget to pay scholarship until the end of August – otherwise you need to pay penalty for every day of delay.

Thirdly, Faculty of Medicine is organising information days for freshers. You can get a plenty of information about organisation of study, faculty itself or your duties in upcoming semesters there.

Forthly, do not forget to arrange accomodation. There are guaranteed places for students of medicine at dormitories, where prices starts from 83€ a month.

Fifthly, every international student in Slovakia must be insured by commercial insurance.

And lastly: Register at Foreign police – everyone who stays longer than 3 months in Slovakia must be registered at Foreign police. Problem is, that usually people at police do not speak English language. Feel free to contact MedHead for help!

13. Should you appoint an agency?

Last question that will be answered in this article is: should you appoint agency or not?

Preparation for entrance examination is really time-consuming and stresful – and solving various problems with your papers can make your situation even more complicated.

Studying abroad can change your life completely, so why wasting your unique opportunity? Appoint agency and if possible – ours 🙂

14. How can our agency help you?

So what do we offer and how much we charge?

We offer following:

  1. Preparation for entrance examination: we will provide you with a database of questions for an entrance examination.
  1. Personal assistance: We will assist you in person, when you come to Košice for entrance examination

  2. Flat searching: We will help you to find a flat in Košice in case you do not want to live in dormitory.

  3. Insurance arrangement: As every foreigner must be insured when living abroad, we will help you with this. arrange SIM card in Kosice,

  4. Legal support and assistance: there is a plenty of paperwork, that must be done, especially regarding recognition of your school leaving document. We will help you with that.

  5. Club membership: Thanks to the membership in club, you do not only get free entrance to events we organise, but you are also eligible to special offer from our partners.

  6. Bank account: Bank account is must, because you will need it when paying rent, withdraw money from ATM or paying for beer contactless. We will assist you when you go to bank.

  7. City guide: you can feel lost in the first days after you come to Košice. We will provide you with a city guide, that will contain useful information, numbers and everything else you need to know!

  8. Assistance at Foreign police: everyone from EU, who stays in Slovakia, must register at Foreign police. Problem is, that police clerks usually do not speak English or German. We will guide you – step by step.

How much it will cost you?

MedHead service is completely free of charge feel free to contact us at medhead@medhead.eu

Only money you pay are for entrance examination fee and various legal fees related to study.

More info:

Entrance examination at the Faculty of medicine in Kosice