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The teaching is held in English. This study forms the students to adopt theoretical, methodological and practical knowledge of political science, international relations, diplomacy and public administration and to be able to creatively and flexibly apply this knowledge in a particular decision-making at various national forums, in organs of civil service of territorial units, in international forums with big importance, in representative bodies, in institutions of civil service within a country and abroad. Graduates find jobs in the educational process and scientific research, in analytical work for public and private sector, in media, in political parties and in civil associations. Study terminates with a state examination and the thesis defense. Graduates receive the Mgr. degree.

Graduates of the third level of this study program are prepared to operate in international organizations and non-political institutions. Obtained knowledge and skills enable them to hold management positions in private companies. The most successful graduates are active in high positions in the representative bodies of Slovakia abroad (f.e. Canada and USA), in international institutions (World Bank, NATO, EU structures) and others. This study, with the duration of three years, can only be made in part-time form. It terminates with a state examination and the thesis defense. Successful graduates receive the PhD. degree.


The Faculty of Political Science and International Relations of Matej Bel University in Banská Bystrica, established in 1995, has been considered a high quality education centre in the field of political science and international relations in Central Europe. The priority of the Faculty is to provide students with knowledge and skills necessary for a future professional career in the area of the international relations, political science, public policy and administration.

Matej Bel University in Banská Bystrica is since 1992 a public university and member of the European University Association. University offers classic range of education opportunities in all three levels of education and in all forms of study, in educational, social, economic, legal, political, humanitarian and natural sciences, in the fields of international relations. In economics and mathematics, it also offers anglophone and partially francophone learning. UMB develops corporate programs and contacts with leading foreign universities, where students have the possibility to spend a part of their study. The university also creates space for students for various social activities in their spare time, as sports clubs, art files and student organizations operating at UMB.


Banská Bystrica (German: Neusohl, Hungarian: Besztercebánya) ( Slovak pronunciation (help·info)) is a key city in central Slovakia located on the Hron River in a long and wide valley encircled by the mountain chains of the Low Tatras, the Veľká Fatra, and the Kremnica Mountains. With 81,281 inhabitants, Banská Bystrica is the sixth most populous municipality in Slovakia.[1][2] It started as a permanent settlement in the 9th century and obtained the municipal privileges of a Hungarian royal town in 1255. The copper mining town acquired its present picturesque look in the Late Middle Ages when the prosperous burghers built its central churches, mansions, and fortifications. It is the capital of the kraj (Banská Bystrica Region) and the okres (Banská Bystrica District). It is also the home of Matej Bel University. As a historical city with an easy access to the surrounding mountains, Banská Bystrica is a popular winter and summer tourist destination.


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.



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
  • 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

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