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UPJS Kaschau, Slovakia - Medical studies abroad

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Application deadline

31 July 2024

Admission test

24 August 2024


6.250€ / semester

Study places



6 years



Medical studies in Kaschau (Košice)

The medical faculty of Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Kashov has existed for 70 years. Since 1948, over 12,000 doctors have been trained there. The international and Europe-wide recognised English-language course of study has been in existence since 1992 and currently enables students from over 40 different countries to start the 6-year course of study in medicine there.

The university's teaching building is located right next to the university hospital, which provides a unique and practical education.

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Pavol Jozef Šafarik University in Kashov

To pass a semester in the degree programme, it is necessary to achieve at least 30 ECTS points (so-called credit points). Students earn these by successfully passing various examinations in different subjects with different ECTS point allocations.

Studying at the medical university in Kaschau involves a closely timed curriculum with small weekly tests to keep students up to date and to encourage them. Due to the small groups of about 10 students per group, the students experience a unique and very practical study with very good contact to the teaching professors and doctors. Only the lectures are held together for all students.

A frequent concern of our future students is learning the Slovak language. All teaching and study in human medicine and dentistry at the medical university in Kaschau is exclusively in English. However, it is important for students to find their way around in their new place of study in addition to their everyday studies and to be able to talk to patients in the hospital later on. For this reason, Slovak is taught in the first two years.

Studying in English is a huge advantage, not only because you will have the opportunity to work as a doctor anywhere in the world in the future, but also because it will be much easier for you to follow current medical topics during your studies, as these are usually always published in English first.

Through partnerships with other international medical faculties, students of the Medical University in Kashov have the opportunity to broaden their horizons and, if necessary, to spend a semester abroad at another university.

  • The degree in human medicine concludes with the title MUDr. (medicinae universae doctor), which is equivalent to Dr. med. univ. in Austria.
  • The dentistry degree concludes with the title MDDr. (medicinae dentalis doctor)
  • The degree programme and the professional doctorate obtained are fully recognised in Germany, Austria and all other EU countries.
  • In accordance with EU Directive 2005/36/EC, it is possible to start specialist training in Germany or Austria directly after graduation

Entrance test at Pavol Jozef Šafarik University

At the entrance examination of Pavol Jozef Šafarik University in Kashau you have to master a total of 1200 questions (600 biology; 600 chemistry) in English, of which 200 questions are asked at the entrance examination and are tested by means of a written multiple-choice system.

Of the 200 questions, 100 are from the subject area of biology and 100 are from the area of chemistry. You can learn these questions in advance, as we will also provide you with the necessary documents. We offer you the possibility to prepare for the test via our e-learning platform.

To pass the test, you need to study hard enough. With us, you will be prepared for the entrance test under the best conditions and can even take sample entrance tests online, so you can see in advance how good your chances are of passing the entrance exam. In addition, you will receive learning videos and two books with questions and answers for the entrance exam.

Study medicine without NC and with a specialised baccalaureate

Unlike in Germany, the Pavol Jozef Šafarik University in Kaschau allows anyone to study medicine without an NC. This means that your previous grade point average is not relevant. In addition, you have the opportunity to study medicine with a specialised baccalaureate.

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With the help of our e-learning platform and our learning app, you have the opportunity to prepare for the entrance examination at the UPJS in Kaschau and for your studies flexibly and from anywhere.

The platform contains over 90 learning videos as well as multiple and single-choice questions in biology, chemistry and physics. This way, you can prepare for the admission procedure in Kaschau in a goal-oriented way! You can also carry out true-to-life test simulations.

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The town of Kashov at a glance

Košice is the second largest city in Slovakia with a population of around 240,000. The capital of culture, named in 2013, is located in the east of Slovakia and is crossed by the Hernach River and borders on the Slovak Ore Mountains. Among other things, it is the cultural and economic centre of Eastern Slovakia and is equipped with an international airport and extensive rail connections.

Things to know about Kashov

The town of Kashov

With over 20,000 students, Košice is a young and vibrant city with a great selection of affordable bars & restaurants. Košice was also voted the best European city for sports in 2016. The cost of living is lower than in German-speaking countries. Experience shows that 300-400€/month excluding rent is enough to live on.

Košice is home to numerous parks, caves, gardens and a zoo, which are perfect destinations for day trips. Outdoor activities such as canoeing or rafting are also offered in the immediate vicinity.

Ruzin is a reservoir on the Hernach River where, among other things, various water sports are offered. There are several hiking opportunities in the surrounding region, including the Sivec (781m high), which offers a breathtaking panorama of the reservoir.

The botanical garden on the "red mountain" was opened in 1950 and presents over 4000 different plant species. Košice is also home to the largest zoo in Central Europe. Visitors can see over 100 different animal species. One of the special features of the zoo is its own herd of Hutsul horses.

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