The recruitment process in Martin is finally over. Every year, a growing number of people want to study general medicine there. Why? The Jessenius University is extremely popular among young students. The Medical Faculty belongs to the oldest and the best university in Slovakia – Comenius, located in Bratislava. Therefore, the level of education in Martin is very reputed. There is one more reason that attracts students to the Jessenius University, apart from its undeniable prestige. It is the cost of living, much lower than in the capital.
Application process in Martin – general information
Below, you will find the most important information about the application process for the general medicine programme in Martin.
Programme: general medicine
Programme duration: 12 semesters (6 years)
Number of places: 120 students
Entrance examination: It has a written form and consists of 200 questions (100 from chemistry and 100 from biology). It is a single choice test, which means there are 4 answers, but only one of them is correct. The examination is 135 minutes long and it is usually held in the morning. You need to pay a 70-euro examination fee. The University does not provide any preparatory tests.
You need to be aware of a couple of differences between the entrance examination in Martin, and the ones that are organized by the universities in Kosice and Bratislava. Firstly, the University does not provide any preparatory tests, only a syllabus with a complete list of topics covered during the course of the examination. You can use any biology or chemistry book on an advanced high school level to prepare for the test. The maximum score is 200, not 800, unlike Kosice or Bratislava. The format of the examination is a little different as well. In Martin, students take a single choice test, and in Kosice and Bratislava, there can be more than one correct answer.
• application form, filled in online (https://e-prihlaska.upjs.sk/ais/eprihlas/#!/home)
• school leaving certificate + sworn translation (English or Slovak)
• birth certificate + sworn translation (Slovak)
• general medical report (not older than 3 months) – sworn translation (English or Slovak)
• medical report to prove that the candidate has covered hepatitis type B vaccination + sworn translation (English or Slovak)
• passport copy
• 3 passport photographs (3,5 cm x 4,5 cm)
Application process for the academic year 2018/2019 – details
The entrance examinations for the general medicine programme in English are held every year in several countries and start in the month of March. The Jessenius University itself organized only one examination – on the 16th of August. The popularity of this programme has been constantly growing for the last couple of years. This year almost 350 candidates took the examination and 120 have been accepted. It means that every third person passed the examination. No wonder there are more and more candidates every year. Martin is a great university with excellent professors and lecturers. And it is an honorable prestige to be a doctor (which we have already explained in the article here).
The entrance examinations this year took place in 13 countries such as Germany, Norway, Iceland, and Israel. The average score from both parts (biology + chemistry) was 44% (89/200 points), which proves its high level of education. As always biology turned out to be a little easier for the candidates – this year the difference was about 3% (5 points). The biggest number of students took the examination in Bjørknes, Norway. In Martin, there is a high percentage of students from the Scandinavian countries. This explains the influx. What is interesting is that the best score was recorded in Seychelles – 56%.
Unfortunately, in Poland, the examination was not organized, but this could change! Medycyna Słowacja is planning to hold it in one of the Polish cities next year. We encourage you to contact us as soon as possible to start your application process now. More details can be found here.