Jessenius University
Martin, Slovakia

Study medicine at the best medical faculty in Slovakia!

Jessenius University Martin, Slovakia - Medical studies abroad

At a glance

Application deadline

1 August 2024

Admission tests

21 March 2024
12 July 2024
10 August 2024


5.450€ / semester

Study places

approx. 180


6 years, full time



Studying medicine in Martin: At Jessenius University

The medical faculty of Jessenius University in Martin has been named the best medical faculty in Slovakia several times. Personal and individual support through small groups is of great importance in Martin. The Jessenius University in Martin has the most modern medical campus in Slovakia, which guarantees medical studies at the highest level.

One of the university's most important projects is the modern biomedical research centre BioMED. The innovative and interdisciplinary institute specialises in neurosciences, molecular medicine and pneumology. The long-standing tradition in combination with a modern university campus inspires students from more than 25 countries to apply for the 6-year medical degree programme year after year.

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Jessenius University in Martin, Slovakia

The Faculty of Human Medicine at Jessenius University in Martin has now been in existence for 52 years. The faculty was founded in 1969 and is now an independent part of the traditional and internationally renowned Comenius University in Bratislava. Internationally and globally recognised degree programmes in English have been offered since 1991. Today, students at the Jessenius Faculty can complete a degree programme in human medicine. Who Study dentistry Unfortunately, if you want to study dentistry, you're out of luck: there are no places on offer.

The programme is based on a long tradition that enables students from more than 25 countries to apply for a 6-year medical degree programme year after year. The Faculty of Medicine at Jessenius University in Martin is one of the best medical faculties in Slovakia and has repeatedly received the prestigious award from the Academic Ranking and Rating Agency.

  • The studies at Jessenius University Martin are completed with the professional doctorate MUDr. which is equivalent to the Austrian title Dr. med. univ.
  • The study programme together with the acquired professional doctorate is fully recognised in Germany, Austria, as well as the entire EU.
  • According to EU Directive 2005/36/EC, nothing stands in the way of starting specialist training after graduation

Studying medicine in Martin at the Jessenius Faculty

In order to successfully complete a semester, students must earn 30 ECTS points (credit points). During the entire study period of six years, this results in 360 ECTS points that must be achieved in order to successfully complete the degree programme.

As with most medical faculties, training at the Jessenius Faculty also includes a strict curriculum. There are small weekly tests in most subjects to keep students up to date. The compulsory courses (practicals) are held in groups of 10 - so you always have the best possible chance of success. Contact with the teaching professors or doctors.

The small groups are formed in the first semester and continue until graduation. This means that you study together and make friends for life. The lectures, on the other hand, are held jointly for all students of a year.

Admission procedure

In order to start your dream degree programme in Martin, you have to overcome one last hurdle in the application process. Applicants must successfully pass the entrance exam. The entrance exam takes the form of a written single-choice test consisting of an equal number of biology and chemistry questions. The content of the entrance test does not exceed the content of a complete secondary school education in the subjects of biology and chemistry.

If it's been a while since you went to school, or if you didn't take one of the two subjects in the upper school, don't worry. In our video courses, we have prepared the required learning content for biology and chemistry in a didactic and easy-to-understand way. In addition, we offer you the opportunity to take sample entrance tests. In this way, you can see how well you are likely to do before you take the actual test. Based on these test results, you will know whether you are sufficiently prepared or whether you should repeat the video course.

Study medicine without NC and with a specialised baccalaureate

Unlike in Germany, Jessenius University in Martin allows anyone to study medicine without NC. This means that your previous grade point average is not relevant. You also have the option of Medical studies with a specialist baccalaureate to complete.

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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 Jessenius University in Martin 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 yourself for the entrance examination in Martin in a goal-oriented way! In addition, you can carry out true-to-life test simulations.

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The city of Martin at a glance

Martin is located about 2 hours drive from Bratislava and 3 hours drive from Vienna. Martin is the seat of the National Cultural Foundation and therefore also known as the centre of national and cultural life in Slovakia.

Interesting facts about Martin

The city of Martin

Martin is an increasingly up-and-coming, particularly culturally influenced city in Central Slovakia. With a population of around 60,000, the town is located in the so-called Turčianska kotlina (Turčianska Basin) in the Fatra-Tatra region, which is part of the Inner Western Carpathians. Due to its picturesque location, Martin offers breathtaking hiking opportunities in summer and excellent winter sports opportunities in winter, both of which are second to none.

Martin is located about 2 hours drive from Bratislava and 3 hours drive from Vienna. Of course, Martin is also connected to the railway network. The railway station is located near the city centre and is served several times a day by local and express trains, as well as by two pairs of express trains operated by the state railway company ZSSK and the private operator Regiojet. 

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Frequently asked questions

FAQs about studying medicine in Slovakia

Jessenius University in Martin, as part of the renowned Comenius University in Bratislava, has been recognised several times as the best medical faculty in Slovakia. It offers a first-class education in human medicine with a focus on individualised care in small groups. The modern campus and the highly developed biomedical research centre BioMED offer students excellent conditions for their education and research.

Jessenius University in Martin has the most modern medical campus in Slovakia. This includes the state-of-the-art biomedical research centre BioMED, which specialises in interdisciplinary research in the fields of neuroscience, molecular medicine and pneumology. These facilities provide students with the opportunity to learn and conduct research in a state-of-the-art environment and contribute to the development of the university.

The medical degree programme lasts six years and follows the curriculum in force in Slovakia. The programme comprises an intensive theoretical phase in the first few years, followed by practical courses and clinical studies in later semesters. Each semester, students must collect 30 ECTS credits, which leads to a total of 360 ECTS credits by the time they graduate.

The admission procedure comprises a written single-choice examination with questions from the fields of biology and chemistry. This exam is based on the level of secondary school education. In addition, a letter of motivation and a personal interview via Zoom are required. futuredoctor supports you in your preparation with tutoring, access to an e-learning platform and test simulations.

No, Jessenius University in Martin does not require a numerus clausus (NC). Your previous grade point average is not relevant for admission. You can also study medicine in Martin with a vocational baccalaureate, which makes admission easier compared to other countries.

futuredoctor provides you with comprehensive support in preparing for the entrance exam and the entire application process. We offer tutoring, access to an e-learning platform with over 100 learning videos and test simulations as well as personal support in writing your letter of motivation and preparing for the personal interview. We guide you through every step of your application right up to the start of your studies.

The tuition fees for studying medicine in Martin amount to €5,450 per semester for human medicine. The cost of living in Martin is lower than in many other European cities. You should budget around €300 to €400 per month for living costs excluding rent. For a room in a shared flat, you should expect to pay around €400 per month. There is a wide range of flats in Martin, often in the immediate vicinity of the university.

Martin is a culturally rich city in central Slovakia with a population of around 60,000. The city offers a mix of academic excellence and historical sights. Martin is known for its beautiful location in the Turz Basin, making it an ideal place for outdoor activities such as hiking and winter sports. Student life is lively, with numerous events, restaurants, cafés and bars offering a pleasant and inspiring atmosphere.

The medical degree programme at Jessenius University in Martin is internationally recognised, particularly in the EU in accordance with EU Directive 2005/36/EC. Graduates can continue their specialist training in Germany, Austria and other EU countries. The MUDr. degree offers a wide range of career opportunities in medicine worldwide.

To apply to study medicine at Jessenius University, use the futuredoctor application portal. We offer free advice on the application process, degree programmes and tuition fees. We organise the entrance exams and support you with every step of your application right up to the start of your studies.


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