General information on admission proceedings

General information on admission proceedings (bachelor’s and master's degree programmes)

 All applicants must undergo admission proceedings.

A single application may only pertain to a single programme.

If an applicant applies via electronic application, they are also obliged to send a printed application to the faculty. The printed application must be filled in in its entirety, be personally signed and include all required enclosures. An electronic application without a printed counterpart received by the admissions office is invalid.

 

The application must include:

-                     the applicant’s CV

-                     a copy of the proof of payment for the application fee (the payment must be wired, postal money orders cannot be accepted)

-                     a notarized copy of the applicant’s secondary school leaving examination certificate (applies to applicants for bachelor's programmes who already have such a certificate)

-                     a notarized copy of a state examination diploma pertaining to bachelor’s studies or a confirmation of completion of bachelor’s studies (applies to applicants for master's programmes who have completed their bachelor’s studies at another institution)

Applicants for bachelor's programmes who are taking their secondary school leaving examination in the same year as they are applying and are applying for a programme with no entrance examination must deliver a notarized copy of their secondary school leaving examination certificate to the faculty’s admissions office by 13 June 2019.

Applicants for master's programmes must deliver, without written notice from the faculty, a notarized copy of their diploma and bachelor's degree state examination certificate to the faculty’s admissions office by 15 July 2019.

Applicants who do not present any evidence of meeting the basic admission requirements by the given deadline will be accepted conditionally. Applicants are obliged to present a notarized copy of a secondary school leaving examination certificate (applicants for bachelor’s programmes)/a notarized copy of a diploma and bachelor’s degree state examination certificate(applicants for master’s programmes) by the day of enrolment at the very latest; otherwise they cannot begin their studies.

Applicants who have completed a previous level of education abroad are obliged to prove the recognition of any education certificate obtained outside the Slovak Republic. The admitted applicant is obliged to present proof of recognition for their education certificate no later than the day of enrolment.

The syllabi for entrance examinations, including the extent of the required knowledge, abilities and skills along with a recommended reading list, will be sent by the faculty’s admissions office along with the entrance examination invitation.

The results of the entrance examination will be evaluated electronically unless stated otherwise for a specific programme. The results of the entrance examination will be announced on the faculty website.

If an applicant is absent from the entrance examination for serious medical reasons, half the admission fee will be refunded upon the delivery of a written refund request to the faculty’s admissions office. The request must be postmarked before the date of the entrance examination (determined by the posting date of the post office). No other reasons for the admission fee refund are considered valid; therefore it is impossible to claim a refund for the remainder of the fee.

Basic admission requirements for bachelor’s studies:

-         completed secondary-school education or secondary vocational education with a school-leaving certificate

-         meeting the requirements of the admission proceedings

-         for physical education programmes: a doctor’s confirmation of the applicant’s fitness for study 

Basic admission requirements for master’s studies:

-         completed bachelor’s studies in the same field of study, in a related field of study which the chosen master’s programme proceeds from, or in an interdisciplinary programme that includes such a field of study.

-         meeting the requirements of the admission proceedings

-         for physical education programmes: a doctor’s confirmation of the applicant’s fitness for study

 

Basic admission requirements for foreign students:

-         successful passing of the entrance examination

-         confirmation of acceptance of the applicant’s certificate of education completed abroad at the required level of education (with the exception of certificates from the Czech Republic, for which a confirmation is not needed)

 

Admission requirements for bachelor’s studies in the 2019/2020 academic year

 

Bachelor’s Degree Teaching Programmes

 

Teaching of English Language and Literature – the written entrance examination is focused on grammar, vocabulary and practical communication skills. Applicants must earn at least a 60% mark on the examination to be accepted. To earn the maximum score for English language proficiency in the admission proceedings (without taking the entrance examination), the applicants must present a certificate obtained by completing at least one of the following examinations:

  • IELTS – International English Language Testing System – minimum level 6.5
  • University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations, Certificate in Advanced English
  • University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations, Certificate of Proficiency in English
  • University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations, First Certificate in English – result A
  • secondary school leaving examination from the English language – level B2, external portion minimum 85% mark + oral portion – result “excellent (A)”
  • successful completion of the English language exam as part of National Comparative Exams (NCE). Successful completion of the NCE is defined as a minimum percentile of 85. The applicant need not document the results of the NCE; however, they must include written consent to making their NCE results available to the faculty at www.scio.cz/nsz in their application form.

 

Teaching of French Language and Literature – no entrance examination

French language proficiency at the B1B2 level or higher according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages is a precondition for studying French language and culture in all Translation and Interpreting programmes.

If the number of applicants exceeds the admission plan for the programme, the faculty reserves the right to select applicants who present a certificate (notarized copy) demonstrating successful completion of at least one of the following examinations:

  • DALF French language diploma (C1 level or higher)
  • DELF French language diploma (B2 level)
  • secondary school leaving examination in the French language – B2 level with the result “excellent (A)”
  • for graduates from French bilingual schools – the results of the oral and written portion of the secondary school leaving examination with the result “excellent (A)” or “very good (B)”
  • first-to-third place at the French Language Olympiad (either in the regional or national round)
  • state examination in the French language issued by the State Language School

 

Teaching of German Language and Literature – no entrance examination

German language proficiency at the B2 level or higher according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages is a precondition for studying the German language and culture in all Translation and Interpreting programmes.

If the number of applicants exceeds the admission plan for the programme, the faculty reserves the right to select applicants according to their averaged results from the secondary school leaving examination.

 

Teaching of Russian Language and Literature – no entrance examination

If the number of applicants exceeds the admission plan for the programme, the faculty reserves the right to select applicants according to their averaged results from the secondary school leaving examination.

 

Teaching of History – no entrance examination

If the number of applicants exceeds the admission plan for the programme, the faculty reserves the right to select applicants according to their averaged results from the secondary school leaving examination.

 

Teaching of Philosophy – no entrance examination

If the number of applicants exceeds the admission plan for the programme, the faculty reserves the right to select applicants according to their averaged results from the secondary school leaving examination.

 

Teaching of Slovak Language and Literature – no entrance examination

If the number of applicants exceeds the admission plan for the programme, the faculty reserves the right to select applicants according to their averaged results from the secondary school leaving examination.

 

Teaching of Physical Education – aptitude test

  • Ability testing:

1. endurance               – 1500 m run

2. dynamic strength    – repeated turns around an overhead horizontal bar (men)

                                     – repeated turns around a forehead-high horizontal bar (women)

  • Skill testing:
  1. athletics – 50 m run
  2. aerobic gymnastics – individual acrobatic routine with required elements

     (handstand – forward roll, dive roll from place, backwards back extension roll, cartwheel)

  1. team sport (choice between basketball and volleyball) – evaluation of in-game performance
  2. swimming – 100 m either front crawl or breaststroke, starting jump (any other swimming style is evaluated according to the crawl performance charts)

 

Bonuses

-         A bonus of 60% of the number of points earned in the admission proceedings will only be assigned to students who have participated in the Olympic Games (demonstrated by a certificate from the Slovak Olympic Committee).

-         A bonus of 30% of the number of points earned in the admission proceedings will only be assigned to students who have participated in the World Championships or the European Championships (adults or juniors) in Olympic sports according to the categorization of the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sports of the Slovak Republic, ranked at least tenth place and present a certificate from the authorized sports federation as proof. The certificate must accompany the printed application form or be presented in person at the entrance examination during registration.

-         A bonus of 10% of the number of points obtained in the admission proceedings will only be assigned to students who have participated in the World Championships or the European Championships (adults or juniors) in non-Olympic sports according to the categorization of the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sports of the Slovak Republic, ranked at least third place and present a certificate from the authorized sports association as proof. The certificate must accompany the printed application form or be presented in person at the entrance examination during registration.

 

The bonus will be added to the applicant’s overall score after completing the admission aptitude tests, but only up to a maximum total of 100 points.

Applicants who apply for two programmes at the Department of Physical Educations and Sports FA MBU can only undergo the aptitude test once; the results achieved will be taken into consideration in both programmes.

 Bachelor’s Degree Non-teaching Programmes

 

Applied Ethics – no entrance examination

If the number of applicants exceeds the admission plan for the programme, the faculty reserves the right to select applicants according to their averaged results from the secondary school leaving examination.

 

Applied Ethnology – no entrance examination

If the number of applicants exceeds the admission plan for the programme, the faculty reserves the right to select applicants according to their averaged results from the secondary school leaving examination.

 European Cultural Studies – no entrance examination

A prerequisite of this programme is proficiency in two of the following languages at the B1 or B2 level: English, Russian, German or French.

If the number of applicants exceeds the admission plan for the programme, the faculty reserves the right to select applicants according to their averaged results from the secondary school leaving examination.

 Philosophy – no entrance examination

If the number of applicants exceeds the admission plan for the programme, the faculty reserves the right to select applicants according to their averaged results from the secondary school leaving examination.

 History – no entrance examination

If the number of applicants exceeds the admission plan for the programme, the faculty reserves the right to select applicants according to their averaged results from the secondary school leaving examination.

 Recreology–aptitude test(the requirements of the Teaching of Physical Education programme also apply to this programme)

 Slovak for the Linguistic and Cultural Competence of International Students – no entrance examination

The basic requirement of admission for the bachelor’s programme is a completed secondary school education or vocational education at the equivalent level of the Slovak secondary education system and its requirements. If the number of applicants exceeds the planned number of students in a given programme, they will be accepted based on the averaged results of their secondary school leaving examination (or its foreign counterpart).

 Slovak Language and Literature – no entrance examination

If the number of applicants exceeds the admission plan for the programme, the faculty reserves the right to select applicants according to their averaged results from the secondary school leaving examination.

  Interdisciplinary programme:

Teaching of Physical Education and Coaching

 Applicants will be accepted according to the results of aptitude tests and after meeting the selection criteria for individual specializations.

Aptitude test– theconditions of the Teaching of Physical Education programme also apply to this programme.

 

Selection criteria for individual sport specializations:

Athletics

-            registered membership in the Slovak Athletic Federation (SAZ)

-            ranking at least third place at the Regional Championships or second-degree coaching qualifications

Basketball

-            registered membership in the Slovak Basketball Association (SBA)

-            an active player at the regional championships level or higher, or a holder of second-degree coaching qualifications

Biathlon (only at the bachelor’s level)

–      registered membership in the Slovak Biathlon Association

–      a member of the national team of the Slovak Republic, or a holder of third-degree coaching qualifications or higher

Football (only at the bachelor’s level)

-            registered membership in the Slovak Football Association (SFZ)

-            a player in the first junior league or at least the second adults league, or a holder of second-degree coaching qualifications

Judo

-            registered membership in the Slovak Judo Federation

-            an active contestant/participant in the Slovak Championships or a holder of second-degree coaching qualifications

Karate

-            registered membership in the Slovak Karate Union (SZK)

-            participation in national competitions over the past two years and the third Kyu level of technical expertise in karate or first-degree coaching qualifications

Kickboxing

-            registered membership in the Slovak Kickboxing Union (SZKB)

-            participation in the national competitions and ranking the medal position in the Slovak Championships or the holder of first-degree coaching qualifications

Fitness Coach

-            level of performance demonstrated at least by participation in Slovak Individual Sports Championships or the national team-sports competition, in a sport other than those offered as specializations (included in this list), or first-degree coaching qualifications

Ice Hockey (only at the bachelor’s level)

–      registered membership in the Slovak Ice Hockey Association (SZĽH)

–      a former or active player in at least the first youth league, the first junior league or the second adult league, or a holder of first-degree coaching qualifications (a D-category trainer’s licence according to the SZĽH)

Nordic Walking

-            registered membership in the Slovak Nordic Walking Association (SNWA)

-            a minimum of two years of active participation in a legitimate organisation or first-degree instructor qualifications

Swimming

-            registered membership in the Slovak Swimming Federation (SPF)

-            an active contestant with participation in at least the Regional Slovak Championships or a holder of second-degree coaching qualifications

Snowboarding

-            registered membership in the Slovak Ski Association (SLA) – Ski Jump Section

-            a member of the national team of the Slovak Republic or a holder of at least second-degree coaching qualifications

Aerobic Gymnastics

-            registered membership in the Slovak Gymnastics Federation (SGF)

-            active participant at the regional level or higher, or a holder of first-degree coaching qualifications

Hiking

-            registered membership in the Slovak Hiking Club

-            a minimum of two years of active participation in a legitimate organisation or first-degree instructor qualifications

Volleyball

-            registered membership in the Slovak Volleyball Association

-            an active player in at least the second league or a holder of second-degree coaching qualifications

Weightlifting

-            registered membership in the Slovak Weightlifting Federation

-            an active contestant/participant in the Slovak Championships or a holder of second-degree coaching qualifications

Wrestling

-            registered membership in the Slovak Wrestling Federation

-            an active contestant, participant in the Slovak Championships or a holder of second-degree coaching qualifications

Alpine Skiing

-            registered membership in the Slovak Ski Association (SLA) – Alpine Skiing Section

-            a member of the national team of the Slovak Republic or a holder of at least second-degree coaching qualifications

 

For foreign students, membership in a legitimate national association and adequate performance at the national level are accepted.

 

Applicants must fulfil the stated criteria to be accepted for study. Along with their application, applicants must include a completed Confirmation of the Applicant’s Athletic Performance Level for the Study of Coaching at the MBU FA Department of Physical Education and Sports.

1)     Applicants who submit the required confirmation for a sport specialization other than those offered will be automatically redirected to the Fitness Coach specialization (see the Fitness Coach section).

2)     If an applicant does not fulfil the stated criteria, their application will be automatically redirected to the Teaching of Physical Education field of study.

3)     If an applicant does not include the required confirmation with their application form, their application will be automatically redirected to the Teaching of Physical Education field of study.

 

Bonuses– the preconditions of the Teaching of Physical Education programme also apply to this programme. The external form of study in the Physical Education and Coaching or Physical Education programmes may be offered to applicants who are not admitted to the day programmes due to lack of space.)

 

Bachelor's Degree Programmes in the Translation and Interpreting field of study

 English Language and Culture

English for Translation in the Commercial Sector

– the written form of entrance examination is focused on grammar, vocabulary, basic knowledge of British and American literature and history, and the cultures and institutions of anglophone countries. To earn the maximum score for English language proficiency in the admission proceedings (without taking the entrance examination), the applicants must present a certificate obtained by completing at least one of the following examinations:

  • IELTS – International English Language Testing System – minimum level 6.5
  • University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations, Certificate in Advanced English
  • University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations, Certificate of Proficiency in English
  • University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations, First Certificate in English – result A
  • external part of the secondary school leaving examination from the English language – level B2 (2005–2008 = A level) minimum of 85% + oral form of the internal portion – result “excellent(A)”
  • successful completion of the English language exam as part of National Comparative Exams (NCE). Successful completion of the NCE is defined as a minimum percentile of 85. The applicant need not document the results of the NCE; however, they must include written consent to making their NCE results available to the faculty at www.scio.cz/nsz in their application form.

 French Language and Culture – no entrance examination

French language proficiency at the B1B2 level or higher according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages is a requirement for studying the French language and culture in all Translation and Interpreting programmes.

If the number of applicants exceeds the admission plan for the programme, the faculty reserves the right to select applicants who present a certificate (notarized copy) demonstrating successful completion of at least one of the following examinations:

-          DALF French language diploma (C1 level or higher)

-          DELF French language diploma (B2 level)

-          secondary school leaving examination in the French language – B2 level with the result “excellent (A)”

-          for graduates from French bilingual schools – the results of the oral and written portion of the secondary school leaving examination with the result “excellent (A)” or “very good (B)”

-          first-to-third place at the French Language Olympiad (either in the regional or national round)

-          state examination in the French language issued by the State Language School

 German for Translation in the Commercial Sector – no entrance examination

Applicants must have knowledge of and proficiency in the German language at the B2 level or higher according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. If the number of applicants exceeds the admission plan for the programme, the faculty reserves the right to select applicants according to their averaged results from the secondary school leaving examination.

 

German Language and Culture– no entrance examination

German for Translation in the Commercial Sector– no entrance examination

German language proficiency at the B2 level or higher according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages is a requirement for studying German language and culture in all Translation and Interpreting programmes.

If the number of applicants exceeds the admission plan for the programme, the faculty reserves the right to select applicants according to their averaged results from the secondary school leaving examination.

 Polish Language and Culture – no entrance examination

If the number of applicants exceeds the admission plan for the programme, the faculty reserves the right to select applicants according to their averaged results from the secondary school leaving examination.

 

Romance Language for Translation in the Commercial Sectorno entrance examination

This programme requires proficiency in one Romance language – French, Spanish, or Italian – at the A2 level or higher according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. English language proficiency at the A2 level or higher is encouraged for the purposes of comparing languages using the intercomprehension method (understanding multiple languages on the basis of their similarities, e.g. between English and French, French and Spanish, Spanish and Italian etc.).

If the number of applicants exceeds the admission plan for the programme, the faculty reserves the right to select applicants according to their averaged results from the secondary school leaving examination.

 Russian Language and Culture – no entrance examination

If the number of applicants exceeds the admission plan for the programme, the faculty reserves the right to select applicants according to their averaged results from the secondary school leaving examination.

 Spanish Language and Culture – no entrance examination

Spanish language proficiency at the B1B2 level or higher according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages is a requirement for studying Spanish language and culture in all Translation and Interpreting programmes.

If the number of applicants exceeds the admission plan for the programme, the faculty reserves the right to select applicants who present a certificate (notarized copy) demonstrating successful completion of at least one of the following examinations:

‒        DELE Diploma of Spanish as a Foreign Language (level: Superior C1–C2);

‒        DELE Diploma of Spanish as a Foreign Language (level: Intermedio B2);

‒        secondary school leaving examination in the Spanish language – B2 level with the result “excellent (A)”

‒        for graduates from Spanish bilingual schools – the results of the oral and written portion of the secondary school leaving examination with the result “excellent (A)” or “very good (B)”

‒        first-to-third place at the Spanish Language Olympiad (either in the regional or national round);

‒        state examination in the Spanish language issued by the State Language School

The faculty reserves the right to select applicants who do not present any of the credentials above according to their averaged results from the secondary school leaving examination.

 

Italian Language and Culture – no entrance examination

Italian language proficiency at the B1–B2 level or higher according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages is a requirement for studying the Italian language and culture in all Translation and Interpreting programmes.

If the number of applicants exceeds the planned number of students in the given programme, they will be accepted based on the average of their secondary school leaving examination results.

 

Admission requirements for master’s degree study in the 2019/2020 academic year

 Applicants will be accepted to all master’s degree programmes without an entrance examination.

If the number of applicants exceeds the planned number of students in a given programme, they will be selected based on the results of their bachelor’s degree state exams.

 

Applicants to master’s programmes in teaching must have completed a bachelor’s programme in the field of study Teaching of Academic Subjects, Teaching of Arts Education and Non-Academic Subjects, or Teaching of Vocational Subjects and Practical Training, or in an interdisciplinary programme that includes such a field of study.

 

For the European Cultural Studies programme, the requirements include a command of at least two of the following languages at the B2–C1 level (according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages): English, Russian, German or French.

 

An admission requirement for the Teaching of Physical Education programme is passing the bachelor’s degree state examination in the same or a related programme that includes physical education and a core curriculum in pedagogy and psychology.

 

The following sport specializations will be available under the Teaching of Physical Education and Coaching programme (day and external forms): Aerobics, Aerobic Gymnastics, Alpine Skiing, Athletics, Basketball, Fitness Coaching, Hiking, Judo, Karate, Kickboxing, Swimming, Snowboarding, Taekwondo, Volleyball, Weightlifting and Wrestling. The Faculty of Arts is not currently offering the following specializations at the master’s level: Biathlon, Football and Ice Hockey.

Applicants to the multidisciplinary programme Teaching of Physical Education and Coaching must:

–          have passed the bachelor’s degree state examination in the same programme or a related one that includes physical education courses and a core curriculum in pedagogy and psychology

–          have completed the same specialization at the bachelor’s level as they intend to choose at the master’s level

–          have valid fourth-degree qualifications in their chosen sport specialization

 

For the following master’s programmes, the fields of study listed below will be considered satisfactory for admissions purposes:

 

Non-teaching master’s programmes:

Applied Ethics

–          philosophy

–          psychology

–          pedagogy

–          theology

–          sociology

–          axiology

–          aesthetics

–          culturology

European Cultural Studies

–          foreign languages and cultures

–          culturology

–          non-Slavic languages and literatures

–          translation and interpreting

–          Slavic languages and literatures

–          teaching of academic subjects

Philosophy

–          ethics

–          aesthetics

–          teaching of academic subjects: philosophy, civics

Philosophical Studies

–          philosophy

–          ethics

–          aesthetics

–          teaching of academic subjects: philosophy, civics

History

–          archaeology

–          archival science

–          ethnology

–          museology

–          teaching of academic subjects: history

Slovak Language and Literature

–          single-field study of Slovak language and literature

–          Slovak language and literature in combination with another field

–          Slovak language and literature in combination with the field translation and interpreting

–          teaching of academic subjects: Slovak language and literature

Central European Historical Studies

–          archival science

–          ethnology

–          history

–          museology

–          teaching of academic subjects: history

 

Master’s programmes in the field of Translation and Interpreting

Language specializations and their required language proficiency levels:

English Language and Culture– level C1or higher according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

French Language and Culture–  level B2 or higher according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

German Language and Culture– level C1 or higher according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

Polish Language and Culture–    level B2 or higher according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

Russian Language and Culture – level B2 or higher according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

Spanish Language and Culture – level B2 or higher according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

Italian Language and Culture –   level B2 or higher according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

 

Admission requirements for doctoral studies in the 2019/2020 academic year

 Applicants must register for one of the doctoral dissertation topics listed under individual programmes (see www.ff.umb.sk – Research – Office of Research and Doctoral Studies – admission proceedings in doctoral study).

The entrance examination takes place before the committee appointed by the Dean of the MBU Faculty of Arts. During the entrance examination, the applicant must demonstrate the ability to engage in independent creative activity in the specific field of study and in relation to the doctoral dissertation topic they wish to register for.

 Admission requirements: According to Section 56 (3) of Act No. 131/2002 Coll., completion of a master’s degree programme or a programme regulated by Section 53 (3) is a basic requirement for admission. Further admission requirements are specified individually for every programme pursuant to Section 57 (1) (see www.ff.umb.sk – Research – Office of Research and Doctoral Studies).

 Post-master’s rigorosum examination and thesisdefence

 Post-master’s studies are available in accredited master’s degree programmes in the following fields of study:

 Teaching of Academic Subjects in the programmes:

  • Teaching of English Language and Literature
  • Teaching of History
  • Teaching of Philosophy
  • Teaching of French Language and Literature
  • Teaching of German Language and Literature
  • Teaching of Russian Language and Literature
  • Teaching of Slovak Language and Literature

 

Teaching of Arts Education and Non-academic Subjectsin the programme:

  • Teaching of Physical Education

 Foreign Languages and Cultures in the European Cultural Studies programme

Ethics in the Applied Ethics programme

Philosophy in the Philosophy programme

History in the History programme

Slovak Language and Literature in Slovak Language and Literature programme

Sport in the Coaching programme

Translation and interpretingin the programmes:

  • English Language and Culture
  • French Language and Culture
  • German Language and Culture
  • Polish Language and Culture
  • Russian Language and Culture
  • Spanish Language and Culture

 

 

 

 

Accommodation and meal options for students

 

For accommodation, university residence halls are available to students of the Faculty of Arts of Matej Bel University in Banská Bystrica. Meals are offered by student canteens.

 

 

Our graduates on the labour market

 

Graduates of bachelor’s-level teaching programmes are prepared to continue their studies in the same or a related programme at the master’s level.

Graduates of master’s-level teaching programmes are qualified to teach at the second level of primary school and at all types of secondary schools and eight-year grammar schools, as well as language and art schools. Their theoretical knowledge can also be utilised in social, cultural, public-awareness and physical-education institutions as well as on editorial boards, in advertising companies, in research institutions and in the commercial sector.

Students of bachelor’s-level non-teaching programmes can work in the state, public or private sector as experts in line with their programme of study, or continue their studies in the same or a related programme at the master’s level.

Graduates of master’s-level non-teaching programmes are prepared to work in management positions in spheres such as social institutions, diplomacy, foreign trade, tourism, culture, educational institutions and EU institutions.

The Faculty of Arts of Matej Bel University in Banská Bystrica has one of the highest employment rates for graduates in humanities and philosophy among Slovak university faculties.

 

INFORMATION FOR APPLICANTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

Pursuant to Section 100 of Act No. 131/2002 Coll. on Higher Education and the Amendment of Certain Laws, Matej Bel University in Banská Bystrica is a universally accessible academic environment with corresponding admission requirements for applicants and students with special needs, but with equally high expectations of their academic performance. In accordance with the above-mentioned law, special-needs students are considered to be those with:

a)      a sensory or physical disability, or multiple disabilities

b)      a chronic illness

c)      impaired health

d)      a mental illness

e)      autism or another pervasive developmental disorder

f)       a learning disability

 

Before applying for university study, applicants with special needs should:

  1. Consider whether they meet the demands of university study in terms of:

a)      knowledge

b)      technological and personal preparedness and motivation

c)      the demands of the content, extent and form of study chosen

d)      the requirements stated by the faculty

e)      limitations resulting from a disability

  1. Contact the faculty coordinator for students with special needs.
  2. Submit a report from an expert, e.g. doctor, psychologist, speech therapist, school psychology, school speech therapist or special-needs educator (more information can be found
  3. Fill out the Application for prospective students with special needs on the alteration of the form and manner of the admission examination with the appropriate professional documentation demonstrating the applicant’s specific needs (if the admission proceedings include an examination).

 The final decision to enrol in the chosen programme is made by the applicant. By making this decision, the applicant assumes responsibility for the potential risk that they may not be able to continue in their studies.

 

Coordinator for students with special needs

 Mgr. Jana Daubnerová, PhD. (office #30)

 +421 48 446 75 58, e-mail: jana.daubnerova@umb.sk