Slovak Republic | International Credentials Equivalencies
- Minimum GPA
- 2/4 on a reverse scale
- B Plus GPA
- Instruction Languages
- Slovak, English
- Bachelors Equiv.
- Old System: Diplom; Absolvent Vysoke Skoly; Inzenyr (Engineering); MUDr. (Doctor of Medicine/Dentistry); MVDr. (Veterinary Medicine)New system: Bakalar requiring four years of study;Magister requiring four years of study
- Masters Equiv.
- Magister requiring five or more years of study; Magisterské; Inžinierske
- Grading System
A/1 Excellent Výborneý
B/1.5 Good Vel`mi dobrýe
C/2 Acceptable Dobreý
D/2.5 Pass Uspokojivo
F/4 Fail Nedostatočne
- Recognized Universities
Comenius University In Bratislava
Pavla Josef Safarika University in Kosice
Slovak Technical University in Bratislava
Technical University of Kosice
- Notes for Slovak Republic
Bachelor programmes last for 6-8 semesters (180 to 240 ECTS credits). Students are awarded a bakalár upon completion. Applications from students with a bachelor’s degree of three years duration (180 ECTS) are considered on a case-by-case basis for graduate admission eligibility by the School of Graduate Studies. A non-standard admission case must be submitted to SGS for review and consideration.
Normally, pre-Bologna degrees of four years duration or a combination of post-secondary credentials totalling four years duration is required for standard admission.
Master programmes last for 2-4 semesters (60 to 120 ECTS credits). A total of 300 ECTS credits should have been awarded for the Bachelor and Master Degrees combined. A 4-year Bachelor Degree requires 240 ECTS, therefore a 1-year Master Degree with 60 ECTS is sufficient. A 3-year Bachelor Degree requires 180 ECTS, and so a 2-year Master Degree with 120 ECTS is necessary.
Slovak Republic joined Bologna process in 1999.
Since 2002 most universities started to offer three cycle degree system:
First cycle (Bachelor): 3-4 years (180-240 ECTS)
Second cycle (Master): 1-3 years (60-180 ECTS)
Third cycle (Doctorate): Minimum 3 years (180 ECTS)
Since 2008/2009 Diploma Supplements have been issued automatically to all graduates. For graduates who began their studies in or prior to 2004/2005 a Diploma Supplement is issued upon request. Upon request it can also be issued in English.
ECTS grading system is being used in addition to the local grades.