Recognition and transfer of completed courses


You have decided to change your university and study at Faculty of Medicine in Kosice. You might have asked – what happens to my completed courses? Is it possible to recognize them or do I need to take them one more time?

There are few basic rules one need to follow. First of all, the courses can be recognized only if they were completed within the last 5 years from the beginning of the respective academic year. Secondly, syllabus and transcripts of records must be submitted in Slovak (or Czech) and English language. Otherwise official translation is needed.

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Transfer means registration of the student from another university for study programme at the same level and the same or related study programme offered by the Faculty of Medicine in Kosice.

Great advantage of transfer is, that you do not need to take an entrance examination. Only students whose studies have not been terminated or interrupted can apply for transfer therefore.

Deadline for the request is 31th of August. The request must be filled in written form, signed and submitted by student. Documents must be in English or in Slovak – otherwise there is need to translate and verify them by notary.

Request for transfer must contain:

  • original transcripts
  • the syllabus of the completed courses
  • the confirmation that at the time of request you are a student of the respective university
  • filled out request forms (Courses recognition forms)

Your request will be considered by guarrantee of study programme and the Management of Faculty.

This process is quite time consuming – take this into consideration. There is also option to get opinion regarding study grade from Managment of Faculty before you decide to apply for transfer. Contact us for more info and we will be glad to help you free of charge.

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In case you do not meet the aforementioned requirements, you must take entrance examination (at Faculty of Medicine in Kosice, the School of medicine does not offer possibility to go to higher grade in case of transfers). Entrance examination in Košice has two parts: Biology and Chemistry part with maximum 800 points, where 555 points are required.

After successfully passing the entrance exam and submitting the recognition request of the completed courses, management of the Faculty will decide about their recognition and the year which student will be accepted to. Do not forget that deadline for submitting your request is 31th of August. Again – this is quite time intensive procedure, so try to start with application as soon as possible.

Documents that need to be submitted are:

  • original transcripts
  • the syllabus of the completed courses
  • filled out request forms