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P.J.Šafárik University in Košice - medical study

General medicine:

6 years > P. J. Šafárik University > Košice > Slovakia


In the English program , which runs for 20 years successfully graduated and received a degree in general medicine and dentistry more than 1,800 international students.

General Medicine - course lasts 6 years (12 terms)

Each academic year begins in September and lasts until the end augusta. From academic year 2001/2002 was introduced credit system, which is compatible with the European Credit Transfer System, diploma and degree is valid in all European countries.

General medicine is the undergraduate program which provides a general science education that is based on humanistic and ethical basis. The content of the course is theoretical foundations of anatomical structure of the body and its physiological functions. On this basis, it built another teaching basic principles of aetiology and pathogenesis of disease states and treatments. The study is completed by a comprehensive teaching focusing on diagnosis, differential diagnosis, therapy and prevention of disease. Within the undergraduate education of medical student to develop a solid theoretical and practical knowledge of a general nature, which allow him to think scientifically and medically to further deepen their education in any specialization. The role of the Medical Faculty of the undergraduate education students, in which graduate should receive general medical education. This follows undergraduate education postgraduate education in which doctors are preparing to individual specialization route attestations in relevant fields.

Within undergraduate education is a medical student to develop a solid theoretical knowledge of nature, enabling him to think scientifically and to further deepen their education in any specialization. Must master: Basic principles, objectives and organization of health care. Morphology and function of the various organs of the human body to the extent necessary for an understanding of physiological and pathological processes. Knowledge of the origin and course of the morphological and functional changes in the diseased organism to the extent necessary for rational treatment. Physical examination methods in various fields of medicine and proper interpretation of the results of basic laboratory methods. Diagnosis and differential diagnosis of disease units, which often appear in our population. Principle in the treatment and practical execution of basic treatment. Diagnosis of life-threatening conditions and provide qualified assistance for them. Influence of social factors and environmental conditions on population health, the precautionary principle infectious and non-infectious diseases and their application in practice. Basis of assessment of working capacity in various diseases and injuries. Basic legal standards necessary for the performance demanding and responsible dentist. Based on the methodology of scientific work. Principles of medical ethics that must be followed in their professional activities in relation to the sick person throughout their life.


Pavol Jozef Safarik University in Kosice is a significant and recognized educational and scientific institutions, not only in Slovakia but also in developed Europe. The main mission of the University is to provide a three-level higher education based on the latest scientific knowledge in a broad international context, with European trends in this field, Bologna Declaration and other documents. University fulfills this mission by developing harmonic personality, her knowledge based bloom, the rise of wisdom and creativity in man. University students leads to tolerance, the ability of critical and independent way of thinking, the self-esteem and national pride. The University provides services to the public disseminating knowledge through research and development, supporting regional and national activities and facilitating further education of citizens. The University contributes to the development of culture and education of the nation.


Košice is a city in eastern Slovakia. It is situated on the river Hornád at the eastern reaches of the Slovak Ore Mountains, near the border with Hungary. With a population of approximately 240,000, Košice is the second largest city in Slovakia after the capital Bratislava.

Being the economic and cultural center of eastern Slovakia, Košice is the seat of the Košice Region and Košice Self-governing Region, the Slovak Constitutional Court, three universities, various dioceses, and many museums, galleries, and theaters. Košice is an important industrial center of Slovakia. The U. S. Steel Košice steel mill is the biggest employer in the region. The town has good railway connections and an international airport. The city has a well preserved historical center, which is the largest among Slovak towns. There are many heritage protected buildings in Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, and Secession styles with Slovakia's largest church - St. Elisabeth Cathedral. The long main street, rimmed with aristocratic palaces, Catholic churches, and townsfolk's houses, is a thriving pedestrian zone with many boutiques, cafés, and restaurants. The city is well known as the first settlement in Europe to be granted its own coat-of-arms.


The Slovak Republic (short form: Slovakia) is a landlocked state in Central Europe. It has a population of over five million and an area of about 49,000 square kilometers. Slovakia is a landlocked country bordered by the Czech Republic and Austria to the west, Poland to the north, Ukraine to the east and Hungary to the south. The largest city is the capital, Bratislava, and the second largest is Košice. Slovakia is a member state of the European Union, NATO, United Nations, OECD and WTO among others. The official language is Slovak, a member of the Slavic language family.


General Medicine: The total annual tuition fee is € 10.500,- and has to be paid at once.

Fees Payments due by
€ 10.500,- June 22 2016

Bank details for payment of Tuition fee (payment from abroad):

Beneficiary´s bank: Štátna pokladnica, Radlinskeho 32, 810 05 Bratislava, Slovakia
Beneficiary´s account number IBAN: SK7381800000007000078360
Beneficiary´s account name: UPJŠ Lekárska fakulta,
Beneficiary´s address: Trieda SNP 1, 040 11 Košice, Slovakia
Country code: SK
Remittance information: Tuition fee, name and surname of the student

Bank details for payment of Tuition Fee (payment from Slovakia):

Beneficiary´s bank: Štátna pokladnica, Radlinskeho 32, 810 05 Bratislava 15, Slovakia
Name of account: BÚN LF Ke
Account Number: SK7381800000007000078360
Code of bank: 8180
Variable symbol: 1023
Specific symbol: according to the date of birth – YYMMDD0000, if you are a female - YY50+MMDD0000 (YY is Year, MM is Month, DD is Day of birth)
Payment purpose: Tuition fee, name and surname of the student


Application fee includes:

  1. Registration aplication form
  2. Preparation materials for passing the entrance test
  3. Entrance exam fee
Type of paymentFeesPayments due by
Payment for registration procedure€ 500,-May 15 2016

Payment details:

Bank connection: Všeobecná úverová banka, a.s., Mlynské Nivy 1, 829 09 Bratislava, Slovenská republika
Recipient of payment: Dievrinsis s.r.o., Michalská 9, 811 03 Bratislava, Slovak republic
IBAN: SK6002000000002706490151
Variable symbol: Name the candidate for study
Bank account number: 2706490151/0200



  1. Automatic recognition of diploms across the EU
  2. Translation of all relevant documents in the official language is necessary for entry to university dan
  3. Validation
    The Secondary School Certificate must be validated by Slovak authorities (Decree of the Ministry of Education of the Slovak Republic No. 207/1993).
  4. Dievrinsis Corporation finds for you residencies near to the universities and insure lower leaseholds
  5. Any help on the territory of Slovakia and the Czech republic during the entre study
  6. Insurance brokerage and assistance for temporary stay (applies to non-EU candidates)
  7. Provide list of doctors cooperating with our agency

Type of payment


Payments due by

Payment for registration procedure

€ 2.000,-

August 31 2016

Payment details:

Bank connection: Všeobecná úverová banka, a.s., Mlynské Nivy 1, 829 09 Bratislava, Slovenská republika
Recipient of payment: Dievrinsis s.r.o., Michalská 9, 811 03 Bratislava, Slovak republic
IBAN: SK6002000000002706490151
Variabil symbol: Name the candidate for study
Bank account number: 2706490151/0200


  • Highschool leaving certificate
  • Good knowledge of the English language
  • Passing the entrance examination
  • Submission of the online application form with timely payment of fees


Step 1

Submit a completed online application form, pay the application fee (includes entrance exam fee) and send supporting documents.

The supporting documents are:

  • Contract Mediation study (applicant shall sign both copies, which will send with other documents. Agency Dievrinsis send you back one signed original)
  • A completed University Application Form
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) - in English
  • High School Leaving Certificate (original or verified copy) - two copies required - one for the University and one for the Regional Authority Office. One of the certificates has to be present with an Apostille from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in home country.
  • Photocopy of the passport
  • Birth certificate
  • Certificate about vaccination against hepatitis B
  • Two passport-sized photographs
  • Proof of application fee payment - bank swift + completed fee transfer form

All these documents must be provided in original or as verified copies (with original stamps and signatures).

Documents must be submitted to:
Dievrinsis s.r.o.  
Michalska 9
811 03 Bratislava
Slovak Republic

* If final certificates are not yet available, then please contact our agency.

Our agency will provide training, highly effective for successfully passing the entrance test.

Step 2

Entrance exam

Step 3

Receive a university acceptance/rejection letter or provisional acceptance* letter.

* The provisional acceptance letter means that admission into the University is pending until all documents are submitted and the applicant pays the tuition fee.

Step 4

If accepted to the University, students must pay the registration fee within 14 days after receiving the letter of acceptance.

Step 5

Pay the tuition fee

If you have any questions about your application status, please contact our customer service department at and a representative will contact you shortly.

Entrance test


  1. 1. Nature of chemistry (matter, mass and weight, subst ances and mixtures);
  2. 2. Atoms, molecules and ions (naming of elements, inor ganic and coordination compounds);
  3. 3. Atomic structure and periodic table (atomic number, mass number, Bohr ́s theory of the atom, isotopes, radioactivity, properties of el ements – i.g. main group elements IA-VIIA, metals);
  4. 4. Bonding – general concepts (types of bonding, orbit als, hybridization);
  5. 5. Physical chemistry (chemical kinetics, chemical equ ilibrium, spontaneity, entropy, enthalpy and free energy, thermochemistry, thermody namics);
  6. 6. Liquids and solids (electrochemistry, properties of solution, stoichiometry, colloid solutions);
  7. 7. Acids and bases (Arrhenius theory, Brönsted-Lowry t heory, Lewis theory, strengths of acids and bases, salts hydrolysis, buffer soluti ons, calculation of pH);
  8. 8. Reactions (types of reactions, oxidation numbers, b alancing of redox equations, oxidizing and reducing agents);
  9. 9. Hydrocarbons (IUPAC nomenclature, special propertie s of carbon, alkanes, alkenes and alkynes series, aromatic hydrocarbons, reaction s of hydrocarbons);
  10. 10. Derivatives of hydrocarbons (nomenclature, alkyl - halides, alcohols, phenols, quinones, ethers, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic ac ids, carboxylic acid derivatives, amines, thiols);
  11. 11. Heterocyclic compounds (nomenclature, nonaromatic h eterocycles, aromatic heterocycles, five and six- membered ring containin g heterocycles with one and more heteroatom(s), heterocycle derivatives);.
  12. 12. Carbohydrates (monosaccharides, disaccharides and p olysaccharides);
  13. 13. Lipids (simple and complex lipids, fatty acids, wax es, phospholipids, isoprenoids, terpenes and steroids);
  14. 14. Amino acids, peptides and proteins (structure of am ino acids, acid-base properties, peptide bond, four levels of protein structure);
  15. 15. Nucleic acids (purine and pyrimidine bases, nucleos ides, nucleotides, polynucleotides and their conformation, DNA, RNA - structure, genetic code, major types of RNA);
  16. 16. Biochemistry (chemical and biological properties of vitamins and hormones)


  1. 1. Characteristics of life - properties of living matt er, differences between living and non- living matter
  2. 2. The building blocks of organisms – biopolymers, str ucture and function of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins and nucleic acids
  3. 3. Cell structure – prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells. Membrane cell organelles – their structure and function.
  4. 4. Cell division – cell cycle phases, mechanism and ge netic consequences of mitosis, mechanism and genetic consequences of meiosis
  5. 5. Molecular biology – process of DNA replication, exp ression of genetic information (transcription and translation), genetic code, muta tions
  6. 6. The Mendelian genetics – the basic terms of Mendeli an genetics, the crosses and Mendel's principles of segregation and independent assortment, the allelic interactions (complete and incomplete dominance, codominance)
  7. 7. Digestive system – compounds of the human digestive system – the digestive tract and glands, functions of the human digestive system, me chanism of digestion
  8. 8. Urinary system – organs and functions of the human urinary system, structure of the nephron, process of urine formation in the kidneys
  9. 9. Respiratory system – compounds of the human respira tory system – the respiratory tract and lungs, functions of the human respiratory syste m, external and internal respiration, mechanics of breathing
  10. 10. Circulatory system – compounds and functions of th e human circulatory system, blood circulation, compounds and functions of blood, lymp hatic system
  11. 11. Immune system – compounds and functions of the huma n immune system, specific and nonspecific defense, immunogenetics, blood-group s ystems
  12. 12. Hormonal (endocrine) system – endocrine glands and secreted hormones, their functions
  13. 13. Nervous system – the basic functions and the consti tution of the nervous system, the constitution and types of the neurons, the transfer of the nerve message, the central nervous system: spinal cord and brain, the peripher al nervous syste


An entrance examination test consists of 100 questions in Biology and 100 questions in Chemistry. The applicants have 2 hours and 30 minutes to complete the test.The dates of Entrance examination:

  • Košice - June 22 2016

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