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Comenius University in Bratislava

Comenius university in Bratislava has 13 faculties and serves 27,000 students each year within all three degree study programmes, 21,000 of whom are full-time students. Comenius university offers diverse study programmes encompassing a broad range of human knowledge - from medicine, humanities and social sciences, to natural sciences, mathematics and theology.



Established in 1919, the university draws on the tradition of Academia Istropolitana that was founded in 1465 in Bratislava by Matthias Corvinus, the King of Hungary. Since its founding the university has ranked among the best educational institution on the national level and it has become an internationally recognised centre of scientific study and research.


Comenius university in Bratislava (CU) is the oldest, largest and most complex university in Slovakia. Its 13 faculties offer study programmes in a wide spectrum of disciplines ranging from medicine through humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, mathematics to theology.

CU is a prestigious national educational institution of european standard. Study at its faculties is structured in accord with the Bologna declaration

  • degree - bachelor study
  • degree - master study
  • degree - doctoral study
  • CU also participates in several student and staff mobility programmes (most notably Erasmus+).


    Comenius university participates in the most advanced research projects in various scientific disciplines (primarily biology, biochemistry, chemistry, computer sciences, clinical medicine, ecology, geosciences, materials science and engeneering, molecular biology and genetics, neurosciences, pharmacology, physics, life sciences and space sciences).

    University Ranking

    Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
    563 -30
    533 -22
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    QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
    751 -50
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    Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
    801 -100
    ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
    World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
    1001 -200
    801 -200
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    Housing services

    Družba Dormitory is a part of the Comenius University in Bratislava. It provides accommodation for Slovak and international students attending Comenius University.

    Družba Dormitory is situated near the city centre. The faculty of Natural Sciences is approximately a 5-minute walking distance. The Faculties of Law and Medicine are reachable by public transport in about 15 minutes. Our dormitory is ca 100 meters away from the riverbank of the Danube.

    Students can enjoy their leisure in our sports area (tennis court, beach volleyball court, basketball court) or in a small bar. Along the riverbank of the Danube you can enjoy a pleasant walk or a jog.

    Library services

    Comenius University Academic Library (CU AL) is a central scientific and information workplace focusing on information support of research and education at the Comenius University in Bratislava. Academic Library provides library, information, bibliographic, documentation, retrieval and other services for its users (mostly students, teaching staff and academic community).

    Medical services

    When enrolling for an ERASMUS mobility students have to provide evidence of a health insurance policy. 

    EU students have to travel to Slovakia with your European Health Insurance Card (E111 card).  This card will facilitate access to health care during your study stay in Slovakia. Students should request your Card from their home country's health service before you leave.

    Student Life

    Campus life

    Twelve out of our thirteen faculties are located in Bratislava, which is near 2 other capital cities: Vienna 60km and Budapest 200km. The thirteenth faculty is located in the historical city of Martin, under the famous skiing slopes in the north of Slovakia.

    Sports facilities

    Students can enjoy their leisure in our sports area (tennis court, beach volleyball court, basketball court) or in a small bar. Along the riverbank of the Danube you can enjoy a pleasant walk or a jog.

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