If you’re considering making a study movement to Slovakia, but still wondering if it’s a right choice or not, then, take time to study what it ‘ll cost you and other miscellaneous costs.
Slovakia, is a country located in the Central Europe. It is bordered by the Czech Republic and Austria to the west, Poland to the north, Ukraine to the east and Hungary to the south.
To study in Slovakia is affordable. The study and living cost is low as compared to western European countries.
If the study programme is in Slovak language, no tuition fee is charged; however if in any other foreign language, tuition fee is charged.
Slovakia can be best described is an economical destination to study and live for students. This is because, it has one of the lowest tuition fees in the western European region.
The tuition fees are set by the higher education institutions individually. The fee varies from 700€ to 10,000€ per year.
As of 2017, Lists of Top 7 Slovak University Ranking
|1||Univerzita Komenskeho v Bratislave||Bratislava …|
|2||Technická univerzita v Košiciach||Košice …|
|3||Slovenská technická univerzita v Bratislave||Bratislava|
|4||Univerzita Pavla Jozefa Šafárika v Košiciach||Košice|
|5||Žilinská univerzita v Žiline||Zilina|
|6||Univerzita Mateja Bela v Banskej Bystrici||Banská Bystrica|
|7||Ekonomická univerzita v Bratislave||Bratislava|
The living expenses in the Slovak Republic are significantly lower than in western European countries. The costs of living depends largely upon the region, and lifestyle.
Accommodation costs: Rent per month–To settle for any of these, it may costs:
- One bedroom flat: 300 –euro- per month inclusive of all necessary utilities (this may vary depending upon the location- inside or outside city centre)
- Two bedrooms flat: 400 -euro per month inclusive of all necessary utilities (this may vary depending upon the location- inside or outside city centre)
These are the accommodation options available for students in Slovakia:
Dormitories: The higher education institutions in Slovakia offer accommodation to students in dormitories. One room is shared by 2-3 persons. Rooms for a single person are also available. The rooms are well-furnished with all the required facilities. Some of the dormitories also have fitness centres, swimming pool, internet facility, laundry service etc.
The dormitory accommodation costs vary depending upon the facilities and location. It starts from 67€ per month.
Rent a private apartment/flat: In Slovakia, private apartments are available on rent. The apartments can be shared or you can stay independently. All the necessary amenities are provided.
To search for shared rooms or flat in Slovakia, visit the official website of roommates, or click here.
The cost of private accommodation depends on the number of rooms. You can expect to pay between 300€ and 800€ per month.
In Slovakia, many international cards can be used. These cards allow pupils to get discounts on accommodation, transport, restaurants, concerts, and at many other places.
The EU/EEA/Swiss citizens can work in Slovakia on the similar terms and conditions as the Slovak citizens.
The non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens require a temporary or permanent residence permit in order to work in Slovakia.
If the third country citizens have a temporary residence permit for study and their employment in Slovakia is not beyond 10 hours in a week, in that case, work permit is not required.
Health and Medical Care
The Ministry of Health of Slovakia manages the healthcare system in the Slovak Republic. There are private and state health care providers in Slovakia.
To know about the health care providers in Slovakia, click here.
The EU/EEA/Swiss citizens get the same health care facilities as the Slovak citizens. All the people in Slovakia- a citizen or a foreigner are allowed to select their own health care provider.
European Health Insurance Card
An EU/EEA/Swiss citizen must have a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) in order to gain the benefits of health insurance as the Slovak citizens. Individuals having EHIC are covered by a health insurance company of Slovakia to the same amount as a Slovak citizen.